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Old 16-09-2018, 12:44 AM   #1
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Makeshift night time wash bay

I thought I'd post up a new addition to my washing routine mentioned previously here http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...ighlight=night

Bought me one of these for a fiver at B&M

IMG_20180915_230548 by Andy Ten, on Flickr

stuck it to a broken tripod with sticky velcro tabs

IMG_20180915_230621 by Andy Ten, on Flickr

Parked car beneath the wall mounted halogen security light to illuminate the roof and rear, placing a battery powered led cob worklight at each corner and the tripod mounted one at the front to illuminate the bonnet and front.

Makeshift night detailing studio LoL! by Andy Ten, on Flickr

Makeshift night detailing studio LoL! by Andy Ten, on Flickr

Makeshift night detailing studio LoL! by Andy Ten, on Flickr

Put the kids to bed and started at 9pm
Started at 9.30pm
Filled all my buckets
Moved the car
Set up the lights
Pump sprayer to presoak with prewash (Powermaxed Jetwash and Wax)
Wash and rinse rims using shampoo only
2BM wash with Simoniz wash and wax.
Rinse with a sponge from a bucket......no outside tap
Dry using 50:50 BSD and CG V07 Hybrid sealant
Dry and dress tyres
Put everything away
Done by 10.30pm
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Those lights could light up a football pitch
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That’s excellent - thinking outside the box
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That's a pretty cool setup mate

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I like this a lot.

Getting daylight hours to wash the car is becoming increasingly difficult and the only time I get is after the little one has gone to bed, so starting at 7pm and it's starting to get dark earlier. I may need to invest in some sort of lighting.
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The rechargeable LED's are reduced at Screwfix at the moment. I've got one for using in the garage. Can't fault it.

https://www.screwfix.com/p/diall-led...-12-240v/2587k

Aldi also have similar in stock from last Thursday for £20.
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The rechargeable LED's are reduced at Screwfix at the moment. I've got one for using in the garage. Can't fault it.

https://www.screwfix.com/p/diall-led...-12-240v/2587k

Aldi also have similar in stock from last Thursday for £20.
They look pretty good - just ordered a couple.

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the aldi one isnt to shabby at all, 600lm output,
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I picked up the screwfix light a while ago, following a recommendation on the forum, and it does work well. I don't know if it's just my unit, but I was a bit disappointed by the battery life - it seems to give up after a couple of hours continuous use. Is that normal for this type of light?
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