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Whats the best shampoo to use on a black car?

Audibritz Jul 31, 2013

  1. Audibritz

    Audibritz Active Member

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    I use autoglym but im considering a change to the meguiars gold class?

    cheers
     
  2. First Ever Audi

    First Ever Audi Active Member

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    Meguiars Gold Class is the best I've used and have used many in the past. Smells great, goes a long way, gives tremendous bubbles and an amazing, glossy finish......I feel this thread will grow arms and legs :thumbsup:
     
  3. RobbieWebs

    RobbieWebs Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Used autoglym shampoo and thought it was good.
    Never used Meguiars gold class but heard nothing but good reports.
    Currently using Angelwax shampoo, goes a long way and I like it more than the autoglym :)
     
  4. Stu-pid

    Stu-pid Member

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    Megs nxt is better than gold class imo having tried them both
     
  5. R34nel

    R34nel Active Member

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    Try liquid gold by turtle wax, only £5 and can be had from wilkinsons, the idea is that it doesn't leave watermarks so you can wash then walk away. This is the big problem with black cars
     
  6. scotty76

    scotty76 Well-Known Member Team Phantom Audi S4

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    Chemical Guys - GlossWorkz Shampoo. Shiny, shiny car afterwards. :)
     
  7. scotty76

    scotty76 Well-Known Member Team Phantom Audi S4

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    Oh and it lasts for ages. One capful in a 20l bucket.
     
  8. palfy86

    palfy86 Active Member Audi A4

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    I usually use auto glym but i picked some AM Details bubbles up from the detailers which i havent tried yet.
     
  9. DarkBunny

    DarkBunny Active Member Team Sprint Audi S3

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    I generally tend to polish the motor afterwards anyway, so the shampoo isn't such an issue for me...
     
  10. phil76

    phil76 Active Member

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    I use gold class because i went to a megs open day and got a load cheap because of damaged packaging,before that megs nxt both brilliant but my mate who owns distinctive detailing sells some stuff he uses which i am going to try next,you basically put a 20 pence piece amount in a bucket and when you put your fingers in the water when you rub them together after it feels like there is silk in between your fingers it seems pretty amazing stuff
     
  11. WingoWango

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    Just used Chemical Guys Citrus Wash and Gloss. My previous shampoo was Glossworkz which was good, but i think the Citrus wash and Gloss may have the edge judging from todays results. Its highly concentrated and a little goes along way and seemed to produce better suds than the Glossworkz. When i'm finished with it then i may try one of the Meg's or autoglym products then decide which one to stick with.
     
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  12. Boon

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    Normally use AutoGlym & always thought it to be cack tbh

    Either feels just like water with no slip or leaves the car with tons of white residue if not rinsed almost immediately

    But I keep using it as a normal weekly wash & always spend a little time with something extra after anyway (living by the sea has its downsides due to salt spray & endless amounts of bird attacks)
     
  13. Audibritz

    Audibritz Active Member

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    Cheers for the replies guys. I haven't heard of half these shampoos if I'm honest and wouldn't know where to get them lol Any recommendations other then Autoglym from the halfords shelf would be great
     
  14. Audi Dynamik

    Audi Dynamik Well-Known Member

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    +1 for Meguiars gold class. I previously used Auto Glym but i find Meguiars gold class far better.
    I have also noticed the car beads water allot more now i use Meguiars and Meguiars doesnt make your wipers streak either.
     
  15. scotty76

    scotty76 Well-Known Member Team Phantom Audi S4

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  16. sidibear

    sidibear Looking for Zombies !! Staff Member Moderator Audi A4

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    +1 from me. I use it with a tribble mitt, tbm and wooly mammoth drying towel.
     
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  17. scotty76

    scotty76 Well-Known Member Team Phantom Audi S4

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    Good to know. My Glossworkz is running out so was undecided on whether to just replace it or trying something else. Will try the Citrus Wash & Gloss next.
     
  18. Ultra Violent

    Ultra Violent Sick & Wrong. Team Solar Audi S3

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    Another vote for Gold Class.
     
  19. seandom

    seandom Active Member

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    I've just started using Chemical Guys Maxi Suds II and I have to say that when I opened the bottle I wanted to drink it, as it smells so good. It's super concentrated like Glossworkz too. 1 cap for 20ltrs again. Super foamy and leaves No water marks. So it's all good. Also purchased from Clean Your Car.
     
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  20. Audibritz

    Audibritz Active Member

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    I bought the gold class in the end and 1 of those Meguiars wash mitts but haven't had chance to try it out because of the rain. Need to find something to get rid of a few bird poo stains in the paint next
     
  21. Big Pumpa

    Big Pumpa Member

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    +1 for Meguiars gold class
     
  22. shariain

    shariain Well-Known Member

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    Angelwax shampoo a little goes a long way, It's supper slick and the mitt just glides over the body effortlessly for a great clean.
     
  23. johnnythepie

    johnnythepie Well-Known Member

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    doesnt matter as long as its ph neutral
     
  24. manor13

    manor13 Active Member

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    if your using CG glossworkz i wouldn't switch to the citrus wash n gloss. maybe the body wash n wax.
     
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  26. manor13

    manor13 Active Member

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    keep for getting about that, another good one.
     
  27. scotty76

    scotty76 Well-Known Member Team Phantom Audi S4

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    I found this which suggested sticking to Glossworkz...

    Extreme body wash and wax or Citrus wash n gloss - Detailing World

    As it turns out I bought Britemax Cleanmax which is excellent but not as glossy as Glossworkz. So thinking of buying more Glossworkz and using the Britemax on the wife's car. Shhh! :)
     
  28. YSN

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    I use Zymol Natural car wash shampoo. It doesnt have the best of cleaning power but if you are washing your car once a week at least it will make the wax on your car last ages as it does not strip wax.
     

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