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What cleaning products?

Discussion in 'General Banter' started by Palmetto, Feb 14, 2020 at 10:23 AM.

  1. Palmetto

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    I pick up my Zed tomorrow and under the engine bay is spotless. I've never owned a car so clean.

    What cleaning products do you swear by? Meguires, Autoglym etc.

    And do you have any specialist kit and hints and tips to keep your car clean? Bmw-28-Z3-_57.jpg
     
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    That is a nice engine bay, I keep mine clean with "Scrubbing Bubbles" which I buy in Florida but there is a UK equivalent but I can't recall the name.
    I also use Meguires products, again I started buying them from Target stores as they were going out of car care and were selling it off cheap. I got a bargain.

    Tony.
     
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    Cheers for your reply.

    I've had to look up Scrubbing Bubbles. People recommend Cillit Bang (‘Active Foam Soapscum’) or any kind of bathroom cleaner that fizzes, when they're searching for SB over here.
     
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    I generally use Autoglym - reasonably priced and does what it needs to, although it really should be cheaper ;)
    You don't need the full range but a decent selection of products will do the job well enough.
    you can spend a fortune though YMMV.
     
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    I only use natural products to clean my car!!!

    ie. Just leave it out in the rain...=))=))
     
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    Lots of good products out there, i tend to buy Poorboys or Autofinesse, although Maguires tyre gel takes some beating. Best under bonnet IMO Aerospace 303 but its a bit expensive for what it is.
    Maguires do a good Convertable roof cleaner.
     
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    Just looked at that thread and Poorboys looks impressive. Good reviews on Amazon too.
     
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    Paint sealant a very good poorboys product would highly recommend it for non metalics
     
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    I’ll call @andyglym , he’ll love this thread talking about cleaning products :p
     
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    If I was having a Po’ boy, it would probably be a Shrimp one.;).

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    Tony.
     
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    Agree....smells nice too :happy::happy:
     
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    andyglym Shiny Dust Caps Make Your Zed Go Faster.
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    I have the FULL Autoglym range ....and then some :D That's not to say it's better or worse than other ranges. Plenty out there.

    :scorecard:
     
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    Is that it? :wideyed: oh guru of car cleaning:rolleyes::rolleyes:=))=))=))=))
     
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    andyglym Shiny Dust Caps Make Your Zed Go Faster.
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    Just got in from work, hang on a mo ........
     
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    Got to side with Niall here Andy was expecting your top tips and products :whistle:
    Also was waiting for your picture of your cleaning products that resembles an aisle from Halfords ;)
     
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    andyglym Shiny Dust Caps Make Your Zed Go Faster.
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    Regular cleaning is key to prevent a build-up. Underneath should be part of your routine, especially if you use it in winter (salt on the roads). You can get kit such as karcher to do that, leave outside to drip dry if you can. Always give the car a good rinse first before you wash to get rid of the surface dust/dirt then either;

    Snowfoam - plenty of good makes
    Wash with warm or cold water with a quality fibre mitt. Some do the 2 bucket methods to rinse after each pass, I just spray the mitt with my hose.

    Rinse then use a fibre towel to dry. Dry all crevices to prevent runs. Turn your mirrors in to let the water escape, helps prevent runs later. Shammy windows.

    Polish then wax with your chosen products. Use a good quality bumper gel on the external black plastic trim to keep it in good shape.

    Engine bay first, wheels next then interior. Just my preference.

    Spray with Autoglym Engine cleaner and agitate with a soft paint brush or similar, rinse with a low flow hose. Mop up any pools then a LIBERAL spray of AG Vinyle spray, shut bonnet and leave. Buff up with a fibre cloth when all the above is done. CIFF and other products are also good. Wipe down all rubber door, roof, boot and bonnet seals and treat with Gummifledge to feed the rubber.

    Hoover and dust the interior, spray the carpets with nice smelly odour spray.

    Polish dust caps :D

    Polish exhaust tips :D

    Periodically clean the roof and rear window.

    More later, off out :thumbsup:
     
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    Pics later ;)
     
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    Where to ????

    Halfords for some cleaning products that when you were about to take the pictures you noticed that you have less than 5 bottles of it left :whistle::whistle::whistle:

    =))=)).
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    A meal with a Cockney geezer mate who's a paramedic in Cumbernauld :wideyed: