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    Help Newbie here

    Hi Guys i'm new to this detailing, i've always been into keeping my cars clean as in every weekend cars washed, dry'd, polished/waxed etc

    but just been reading loads of polishedbliss's post and really need some help

    I have a 2003 A4 in black - paint work is good condition, odd stone chip here and there and also has a few swirl marks and light scratches but nothing to serious

    I clay'd the car for the first time this weekend using the maguris quick detailing spray and clay then sealed it with the maguris wax this has improved the look alot but now i'm addicted and needing help.

    First of what Alloy wheels cleaner should i get? i have 19" RS4 replica wheels there in good condition so want to keep them clean and protect them.

    What tyre dressing should i get, id prefer a wet look and long lasting

    NOW i'm stuck what else do you guys recommend for cleaning, drying and polishing? i'm not going to be using a machine polisher yet!

    I've read post where people say everybody body prefers different but i want to no what you would use if you where me?

    Also any links to the products you reccomend would be helpful, ill try and get some pics up of my car but it's raining today

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    hi mate

    wheel cleaning

    easy obtainable stuff is meguiars hot rims from halfords, tis all i ever used up until recently and it very good at cleaning wheels. recently changed to bilberry wheel cleaner (sourced from cleanyourcar.co.uk) mainly due to that you can dilute it down so works out cheaper in the long run, same cleaning power though.

    using a bit of sponge for the faces, and EZ wheel brush for the backs etc (also from cleanyourcar.co.uk)

    work great on my 17" rs4's

    cleaning, drying and polishing - there's so many ways out there for doing these, all of them correct

    best bet is have an extensive look through > http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...isplay.php?f=1

    and some of the many guides on here > http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...splay.php?f=17

    need a while to trawl through it all but DW (detailing world) is a massive community with an extensive knowledge base, and no doubt you'll find what you're after

    drew

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    I've had a good look on DW but really don't have a clue was just wanting to know what people use and think is the best any help please

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    paul i have a black 8l s3. i am also new and trying to slowly build up my armoury of cleaning products to use. so far i ise megs wheel brighter for the alloys, megs hyperwash for the pre wash and wash and blackfire long lasting tyre gel. all of which i highly recomend. i have also bought the poorboys world swirl remover to get rid of swirls but yet to use it as i have no sealant at present. all have been bought from polished bliss. the products i have used so far have been great. hope that helps bud. oh yea and for a sealant im not 100% sure what ill use yet. best bet might be to contact polished bliss or read their manuals on the top of the page, thatll give you a good start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul_a3_tdi130 View Post
    Hi Guys i'm new to this detailing, i've always been into keeping my cars clean as in every weekend cars washed, dry'd, polished/waxed etc

    but just been reading loads of polishedbliss's post and really need some help

    I have a 2003 A4 in black - paint work is good condition, odd stone chip here and there and also has a few swirl marks and light scratches but nothing to serious

    I clay'd the car for the first time this weekend using the maguris quick detailing spray and clay then sealed it with the maguris wax this has improved the look alot but now i'm addicted and needing help.

    First of what Alloy wheels cleaner should i get? i have 19" RS4 replica wheels there in good condition so want to keep them clean and protect them.

    What tyre dressing should i get, id prefer a wet look and long lasting

    NOW i'm stuck what else do you guys recommend for cleaning, drying and polishing? i'm not going to be using a machine polisher yet!

    I've read post where people say everybody body prefers different but i want to no what you would use if you where me?

    Also any links to the products you reccomend would be helpful, ill try and get some pics up of my car but it's raining today
    Starting with your alloys. If they are in good condition, I would suggest that you avoid anything acidic and consider a combination of just normal shampoo and possibly Menzerna Gel 7.5 Wheel & Tyre Cleaner if you find brake dust is quick to build up. Once you have sealed the rims properly (I'll get to this in a moment) you won't need anything stronger. When cleaning them, I would recommend a Meguiars Microfibre Mitt for doing the faces, and a Wheel Back Brush for the backs. Links to these products mentioned are here...

    http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acata...aner-wash.html

    http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acata...mitt-wash.html

    http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acata...rush-wash.html

    To seal and protect the rims (and dress your tyres), our Wheel Protection Kit would be ideal, and offers a decent discount over buying the products from different places...

    http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acata...-kit-kits.html

    The combination of the Prime Strong and Poorboys Wheel Sealant is really excellent in terms of slickness and durability, and you won't find a better tyre dressing on the market than Blackfire Long Lasting Tyre Gel; it does what it says on the tin and gives a nice wet looking finish.

    Moving on to a routine that will deliver outstanding results on black without the use of a machine, I would suggest this simple procedure...

    Wash (ideally every week)

    Basic Car Wash Kit 39.95 - http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acata...-kit-wash.html (choosing the Blackfire shampoo)

    Clay (once or twice a year, spring and autumn are the best times)

    Meguiars Quik Clay 12.95 - http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acata...lay-clean.html

    Polish (after claying, thus done once or twice a year)

    Blackfire Gloss Enhancing Polish 14.95 - http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acata...sh-polish.html
    Lake Country German CCS Polishing Pad 2.95 - http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acata...ds-polish.html
    Poorboys Deluxe Mega Towel 3.95 - http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acata...l-protect.html

    Protect (apply a fresh coat every 6-8 weeks)

    Blackfire Wet Diamond All Finish Paint Protection 21.95 - http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acata...n-protect.html
    Blackfire Ultimate LSP Applicator Pad 2.95 - http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acata...d-protect.html
    Poorboys Deluxe Mega Towel 3.95 - http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acata...l-protect.html

    I hope that helps!


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    Thats spot on bud will be ordering all the above when i get some cash also what do you advise for the windows? and dash?

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    Any help for windows and dash?

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    For windows, a great new product we have recently taken on is Eimann Fabric Clear Vision II - it's a liquid cleaner for use inside and out, and gives really nice results quickly and easily. You can read more about it here...

    http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acata...-interior.html

    For Audi interior plastics and vinyls, my favourite product is Werkstat Satin Prot, as it leaves a completely factory looking finish, and is a doddle to use, with no dodgy scent to it. You can read more here...

    http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acata...-interior.html


 

 

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