My Well Groomed A4

Taxboy

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Car's looking very smart. Can I ask how easy the Ultimate Fast Finish was to use please. Currently I'm using Sonax BSD as a really quick sealant but something as easy to use but longer lasting would be good

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A4A4

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Car's looking very smart. Can I ask how easy the Ultimate Fast Finish was to use please. Currently I'm using Sonax BSD as a really quick sealant but something as easy to use but longer lasting would be good

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Very, very easy to use, spray on one cloth apply, swipe on, buff off instantly with another.
No cure time – which is a bonus for me. Very quick.

If windy or even a slight breeze. Then don’t spray directly on the paint work. Due to being aerosol spray it will fly everywhere and you don’t want any near rubber etc.

Durability: Hard for me to say at the minute. I don’t expect to do what it says on the tin but with frequent applications I hope to get through the looming wet season with some protection.
So far, it’s had 3 applications after my regular wash routine. The car is washed weekly (usually) so the real test would be to leave it longer to see how it performs.

But I maybe find that difficult.

So, give it a go, for £14 and have a least half bottle left, it is very good value. Recommended.
 

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Used bar keepers friend to clean and polish the tail pipes.


Add a bit of water to it to make a paste.


Leave to dry and buff off.

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Also great for cleaning stainless steel sinks. +Multiple other uses.
I think it would be good to add some protection to the crime exhaust tips, they look good. I will try the bar keepers friend on mine. I have also used BKF on my white UPVC window frames, it brought them up a treat & finished off with some Carlack for protection
 

A4A4

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Car has been used daily and rained on a few days and from a distance it still looks okay.

Or is it just Daytona which hides it well?

Noticed on close up the water spotting is alot lighter than using reload.

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But from a distance I am pleased. On close up it's dirty.
 

jassyo06

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Car has been used daily and rained on a few days and from a distance it still looks okay.

Or is it just Daytona which hides it well?

Noticed on close up the water spotting is alot lighter than using reload.

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But from a distance I am pleased. On close up it's dirty.
You should see my car mate it's definitely filthy mate
 

rsunner

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Bright sun lights will bring out some swirls all cars have them to a degree, are you polishing by hand ?
Less is more with Reload. Spritz and wipe off. If it smears an additional spray and wipe should do the trick.

I used to also use Reload as a post wash top up diluted 1:1 with water (50/50 if you prefer that notation). Spray on to wet paint and wipe off.
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Less is more when l use say dodo juice future armour l use very little, apply to one panel at a time, also 3 cloths is mandatory, one to apply, one to buff off normal microfibre cloths will do for these two parts, then a quality buffing cloth "Eagle edgeless" to finish it off
 

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Poor thing not been washed for weeks now due to this cold and wetter weather. With all the protection it has had on, it's paying off a bit and is still beading, just less cleaning.

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Nice to have a break from it all.
Same for me mate, mines not beading that well though :hubbahubba:
 

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A4A4

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You are not alone in this buddy. Believe we are all in the same boat these days.

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Not washed for weeks now also, car looking a right mess.
Got the Spear & Jackson Pump sprayer out, topped up with a prewash cocktail of BH surfex HD and Angelwax cleaniness.

Had to go around car twice and used all the 5l mix up. Followed by a BH auto wash and left it to drip dry.

It was nice to see it had some protection and shine left hidden beneath all that grime, dirt and neglect. Best it's going to get this time of year.
 

rossh

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Good work - it's looking great. Can't wait to get out and give mine a decent clean again after seeing this thread.

Ross
 

A4A4

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Just prewashed, washed and detailed spray.

Products picked for this was these three.
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Results:

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Needed some paste wax to use with the DA, (all mine are liquid waxes) so picked some Poorboy's Natty's paste wax
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Heard some good reports about this wax so looking forward to tryout this in the spring with the DA. Never used poor boys before.
 

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Just prewashed, washed and detailed spray.

Products picked for this was these three.
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Results:

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Needed some paste wax to use with the DA, (all mine are liquid waxes) so picked some Poorboy's Natty's paste wax
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Heard some good reports about this wax so looking forward to tryout this in the spring with the DA. Never used poor boys before.

I agree with @q5man. It is a 10/10 job @A4A4


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Neil Woodburn

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Natties is a good wax - they do also Natty's black for darker cars which I tried and it is marginally better than Blue. A new formula they say hence a few £ dealer or maybe just hype. Moonlight Blue has a really hint of black in strong sunlight.

When out and about collect some plastic knives - useful to put the paste on the DA Pad.

https://www.autogeek.net/nattys-black-paste-wax.html

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Just prewashed, washed and detailed spray.

Products picked for this was these three.
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Results:

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Needed some paste wax to use with the DA, (all mine are liquid waxes) so picked some Poorboy's Natty's paste wax
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Heard some good reports about this wax so looking forward to tryout this in the spring with the DA. Never used poor boys before.
@A4A4 - Great work buddy. Looks fab :thumbs up:
Love the smell of Nattys blue
 

A4A4

Owner of a Shiny Daytona
Few of my Cleaning products are now nearly empty and are heading for the bin.

So any good and l buy them again?

Carpro reload - quality product, very virstatile, great on its own it leaves impressive glossy finish with great beading. Can also dilute it and mix with other quick detailing sprays.
Use sparingly will last a year to use up.

Results 8.5/10

Buy it again? Yes (eventually to many others to try first)

AutoGlym interior shampoo - Not the best for the dashboard, trims and plastic. But seems better suited for the carpets, seat fabric and cloth headlining.

Results 6/10

Buy it again? No

MEGS ultimate compound polish - This is a great polish which really improved my paint, give it a deep gloss and eliminated fine swirling. It was the first polish used with a DA and for a beginner l felt comfortable using this compound with the DA machine for the first time.

Results 8.5/10

Buy it again? Yes (others to try first)

MEGS ultimate liquid wax - Give okay results but did not blow me away and was expecting better for the price. This wax has been demoted just to be used up on the sills and lower trims, small areas of the car where the DA can't get to. Not worthy for the larger areas of the body work.

Results 5/10

Buy it again? No

Angelwax QED detailing spray - another very good QD which goes on very easily and leaves a good shine. This lasted me a long time due to mixing it up with reload. Two combined worked well. Even added water to mix in another spray bottle which l kept in the boot for emergency use for bird bliz bombing.

Results 8/10

Buy it again? Yes


Angelwax bilberry wheel sealant - Alloys sealed with this in May last year. Seemed easy enough to clean after applying but around every week the wheels are cleaned to keep on top of them anyway. In between that time l have sprayed BH auto wheel cleaner over them a few times, so l guess this would have weakened the protection. So not sure it's the correct product for me.

Results 6.5/10

Would l buy again? No


Pics of the results are all within this thread.
 

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Few of my Cleaning products are now nearly empty and are heading for the bin.

So any good and l buy them again?

Carpro reload - quality product, very virstatile, great on its own it leaves impressive glossy finish with great beading. Can also dilute it and mix with other quick detailing sprays.
Use sparingly will last a year to use up.

Results 8.5/10

Buy it again? Yes (eventually to many others to try first)

AutoGlym interior shampoo - Not the best for the dashboard, trims and plastic. But seems better suited for the carpets, seat fabric and cloth headlining.

Results 6/10

Buy it again? No

MEGS ultimate compound polish - This is a great polish which really improved my paint, give it a deep gloss and eliminated fine swirling. It was the first polish used with a DA and for a beginner l felt comfortable using this compound with the DA machine for the first time.

Results 8.5/10

Buy it again? Yes (others to try first)

MEGS ultimate liquid wax - Give okay results but did not blow me away and was expecting better for the price. This wax has been demoted just to be used up on the sills and lower trims, small areas of the car where the DA can't get to. Not worthy for the larger areas of the body work.

Results 5/10

Buy it again? No

Angelwax QED detailing spray - another very good QD which goes on very easily and leaves a good shine. This lasted me a long time due to mixing it up with reload. Two combined worked well. Even added water to mix in another spray bottle which l kept in the boot for emergency use for bird bliz bombing.

Results 8/10

Buy it again? Yes


Angelwax bilberry wheel sealant - Alloys sealed with this in May last year. Seemed easy enough to clean after applying but around every week the wheels are cleaned to keep on top of them anyway. In between that time l have sprayed BH auto wheel cleaner over them a few times, so l guess this would have weakened the protection. So not sure it's the correct product for me.

Results 6.5/10

Would l buy again? No


Pics of the results are all within this thread.

Very nice and detailed review of some of the products you use. are you looking at trying out a different wax and wheel sealent next?


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jassyo06

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Gyeon wet, Carpro Hydro lite etc etc are the easiest wheel sealants you can apply. ....
 

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Few of my Cleaning products are now nearly empty and are heading for the bin.

So any good and l buy them again?

Carpro reload - quality product, very virstatile, great on its own it leaves impressive glossy finish with great beading. Can also dilute it and mix with other quick detailing sprays.
Use sparingly will last a year to use up.

Results 8.5/10

Buy it again? Yes (eventually to many others to try first)

AutoGlym interior shampoo - Not the best for the dashboard, trims and plastic. But seems better suited for the carpets, seat fabric and cloth headlining.

Results 6/10

Buy it again? No

MEGS ultimate compound polish - This is a great polish which really improved my paint, give it a deep gloss and eliminated fine swirling. It was the first polish used with a DA and for a beginner l felt comfortable using this compound with the DA machine for the first time.

Results 8.5/10

Buy it again? Yes (others to try first)

MEGS ultimate liquid wax - Give okay results but did not blow me away and was expecting better for the price. This wax has been demoted just to be used up on the sills and lower trims, small areas of the car where the DA can't get to. Not worthy for the larger areas of the body work.

Results 5/10

Buy it again? No

Angelwax QED detailing spray - another very good QD which goes on very easily and leaves a good shine. This lasted me a long time due to mixing it up with reload. Two combined worked well. Even added water to mix in another spray bottle which l kept in the boot for emergency use for bird bliz bombing.

Results 8/10

Buy it again? Yes


Angelwax bilberry wheel sealant - Alloys sealed with this in May last year. Seemed easy enough to clean after applying but around every week the wheels are cleaned to keep on top of them anyway. In between that time l have sprayed BH auto wheel cleaner over them a few times, so l guess this would have weakened the protection. So not sure it's the correct product for me.

Results 6.5/10

Would l buy again? No


Pics of the results are all within this thread.
@A4A4 - Interesting thoughts
Concur on the Angelwax, Reload & Autoglymn products

Talking about wheel sealants, my recommend is Planet Polish Wheel Seal & Shine
Easy to apply, decent durability, great VFM & the bottle last ages
I've been using it for the last 10 years & wouldn't use anything else
I get around 6 month durability in the winter from 3 coats, applied 20 mins apart

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wheel-Se...h=item41968bf081:g:CmMAAMXQhuVROv4I:rk:1:pf:0
DW review -
https://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=296878

Our Nev @q5man has also used this. The Pro Detailer he used also gave the thumbs up to this product
 

A4A4

Owner of a Shiny Daytona
Few of my Cleaning products are now nearly empty and are heading for the bin.

So any good and l buy them again?

Carpro reload - quality product, very virstatile, great on its own it leaves impressive glossy finish with great beading. Can also dilute it and mix with other quick detailing sprays.
Use sparingly will last a year to use up.

Results 8.5/10

Buy it again? Yes (eventually to many others to try first)

AutoGlym interior shampoo - Not the best for the dashboard, trims and plastic. But seems better suited for the carpets, seat fabric and cloth headlining.

Results 6/10

Buy it again? No

MEGS ultimate compound polish - This is a great polish which really improved my paint, give it a deep gloss and eliminated fine swirling. It was the first polish used with a DA and for a beginner l felt comfortable using this compound with the DA machine for the first time.

Results 8.5/10

Buy it again? Yes (others to try first)

MEGS ultimate liquid wax - Give okay results but did not blow me away and was expecting better for the price. This wax has been demoted just to be used up on the sills and lower trims, small areas of the car where the DA can't get to. Not worthy for the larger areas of the body work.

Results 5/10

Buy it again? No

Angelwax QED detailing spray - another very good QD which goes on very easily and leaves a good shine. This lasted me a long time due to mixing it up with reload. Two combined worked well. Even added water to mix in another spray bottle which l kept in the boot for emergency use for bird bliz bombing.

Results 8/10

Buy it again? Yes


Angelwax bilberry wheel sealant - Alloys sealed with this in May last year. Seemed easy enough to clean after applying but around every week the wheels are cleaned to keep on top of them anyway. In between that time l have sprayed BH auto wheel cleaner over them a few times, so l guess this would have weakened the protection. So not sure it's the correct product for me.

Results 6.5/10

Would l buy again? No


Pics of the results are all within this thread.

Forgot to post a Picture of the products

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A4A4

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Tried out the shark car detail kit so l can clean the car with a shark vacuum cleaner.

Some of the attachments are a waste of time and will never use them, only needed the flexibility of the hose and the small brush at the end which slides up to reveal a crevice tool.

This was enough to vacuum the car seats, vents, tight gaps and hard to reach places.

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Tried out the shark car detail kit so l can clean the car with a shark vacuum cleaner.

Some of the attachments are a waste of time and will never use them, only needed the flexibility of the hose and the small brush at the end which slides up to reveal a crevice tool.

This was enough to vacuum the car seats, vents, tight gaps and hard to reach places.

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Immaculate as always mate
 
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