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Recommendations on travel kit?

Discussion in 'Detailing - Sponsored by Slim's Detailing' started by ScottD3, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. ScottD3

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    After this weekend at inters and the state of my car being the dirtiest on the stand I think its time to get some sort of travel kit sorted out.

    Can any one recommend a list of items to box up and take away to shows and such?

    I don't want to carry a massive box of items, just something enough to clean the wheels, windows, give the body work a wipe down, remove the worse of the bug splatters and any thing else you lot might recommend.

    Thanks.
     
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    Just do what I did and find a (insert Nationality here) car wash.
     
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    I usually get a load of 5 litre bottles from Tesco and take them with me. plus buckets, shampoo, drying towel. As the car has been detailed before arrival it should only then need a top up if shine with a good quality quick detailer. If thats too much to take then yep ONR or Dodo Juice have just released a similar product

    Dodo Juice Low on Eau Rinseless Wash 250ml | Latest Products | Juicy Detailing

    Make up a 500ml spritz bottle of diluted bilberry wheel cleaner or your existing chosen product.

    Bug removal - again 500ml spritz bottle of diluted product:

    Chemical Guys Bug Bugger and Tar Remover | Engine & Exterior | Juicy Detailing

    Take your usual window cleaner with you or decant some into another bottle and take plenty of microfibres
     
  5. ScottD3

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    Thanks.

    So just some no rinse cleaner, loads of cloths and normal window cleaner.

    What about the wheels?
    Use the no rinse cleaner as well?
     
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    No rinse cleaner if it's not soiled to bad, otherwise resort to usual washing (not a cheap car wash as that will just cause more damage).

    As for alloys, what do you use now, ie when at home?
     
  7. ScottD3

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    A jet wash from tescos. lol

    I'm off to Le Mans next week so I'm looking for something that I can park up on the stand, quick wipe down and I'm done.
    But ultimately for other shows.

    I can't use a hose pipe at my house, so its all ways been jet washes or at my old mans house.

    I keep meaning to build up some sort of no rinse or low water wash kit (I've asked before I think).
     
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    Got my Dodo Juice and Bilberry today.
    Just making up my spritz bottles.

    Going to make up some G101 and APC bottles as well.

    Thanks for the advice.
     
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    Can you let us know how you get on with the Dodo Juice? It's always good to hear how new products work out. :thumbsup:
     
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    Soon as I can get my head around the 1:200 ratio in a 500ml or 5 litres bucket I'll let you know.

    I fkn hate Ratios. I can't do them at all!!
     
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    I might be missing something obvious here but doesn't 1:200 just mean 1ml of product in 200ml of water. So 2.5 ml in 500ml water? So in 5 litres it should be 25ml of product.

    My Dodo Juice Basics of Bling shampoo is 1:400 so I use 30ml in my 12 litre bucket. 1ml - 400ml water. 10ml - 4000ml water = 4l. 30ml - 12000ml = 12l.
     
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    mate just told me the calculation.
    I'm **** at maths lol.
     
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    i got hypadermic suringes for accurate measureing dont like wasting products they too fecking deer fto start with
     

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