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whats the best shampoo? on a budget!

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by boya, Aug 29, 2009.

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    as above really, got a budget of about £15 the car is silver. also what wax/polish would you recomend? i have always had stripped out vauxhalls so never really been into cleaning cars that much so am kind of new to it all lol
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    Shampoo wise, you should get a decent amount of £15.

    I'm currently a big fan of Dodo Juice's Born To Be Mild. A very slick, wax-friendly shampoo that foams nice, and, smells great!!!

    There are loooads of different shampoo's.. maybe borrow a few from local friends if anyones into it and see which you best prefer?
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    I've always used Autoglym products and I rate them pretty highly. But as above, I have heard some excellent things about Dodo Juice and will be renewing my stocks with Dodo products.

    I suppose ultimately it depends on the condition of your paint.

    I think you'll struggle to get shampoo and wax for £15. Wax is expensive, especially good wax. I've heard from other people that Diamond Brite offers pretty good results for a polish and sealing glaze. Glaze is perhaps not as good as a wax, but it is cheaper.

    You could also go with Autoglym Conditioner Shampoo and a top coat of Autoglym Super Resin Polish. That would be £15 on the nose. But the polish will not protect the same as a wax. But wax should go on top of a polish anyway, so you would just need to wash it a lot to prevent dirt build up that a good wax will prevent you from.
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    i dont think i have been clear enought with my first post lol, i only want to spend 15 quid on shampoo, the polish i will splash out for :thumbsup:
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    I so wanted to answer this as Head and Shoulders.....
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    :lmfao:
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    Another vote for Dodo Juice.

    If your after something from your local halfords, Meguires Gold class is ok too.
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    Born to be mild all day long if you have 15 quid to spend.
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    .......I'm sure I read somewhere that some people are having good results with Johnsons Baby Shampoo (NOT Johnsons Baby Bath)
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    Meguires car wax for £9 gives a fantastic finish. I bought some yesterday along with some T-cut, used the T-cut first then the wax and I can now use as a shaving mirror.
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    Best value for money shampoo that performs great is Meguiars Shampoo Plus; 3.78L for £13.39, can't beat that. Details here...

    http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acatalog/meguiars-shampoo-plus-wash.html

    When it comes to your choice of polish and protection for silver paint, our thoughts are as follows...

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