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What Car Care / Detailing Have You Done Today ?

Bristle Hound Dec 28, 2018

  1. Adam14

    Adam14 Registered User

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  3. Jonnie

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    Damn I was hoping no one would spot that :whistle2:

    I went out and cleaned them just for you
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  4. Adam14

    Adam14 Registered User

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    That's much better @Jonnie it's the finer details

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  5. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    Seems like some of us took advantage of the break in the weather today...well l did....first time this year l actually got the chance to use a drying towel on the car... 20200223_164313.jpg
     
  6. BarryG79

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    Just in time for the gritters coming out!

    Looking good though.


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  7. V6_Man

    V6_Man Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Looking cracking @jassyo06. If only it stops raining here - no breaks whatsoever .
     
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  8. Bulldog

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    Finally got round to trying the KC Green Star & BH Auto foam & BH Auto wash. Impressed with the green star but found the Auto foam not very thick. I used 200ml in my foam lance which is what I normally use when using AF Avalanche as for the Auto wash it’s ok but nothing special I used 10ml of that.
    First time in ages that I haven’t used a drying aid either & was a lot quicker to dry.

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  9. Adam14

    Adam14 Registered User

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    BH auto foam isn't mean to be thick, is a lot thinner than most snow foams. What it lacks in foam makes up for in raw cleaning power, which I'm sure plenty on here will agree with. I use it in about a 1:10 ratio.

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  10. Henda

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    Polished a bird **** mark off the wife’s car. Been There for as long as i dare to remember but i bought a machine polisher for the first time and thought i would give it a go. Worked a treat. Shame i only polished that bit, rest of the car is minging dirty.

    will save that for another day.
     
  11. Bulldog

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    @Adam14 the problem I find with most detailing discussions is people always say what ratios they use but don’t say what size bottles there using. I know you can work it out but it would make things a bit easier for others to compare.
     
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  13. NevMan

    NevMan Well known member

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    Looking ace mate
     
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  14. NevMan

    NevMan Well known member

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    +1 - runs off much more than others, but pretty powerful cleaning power.
     
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  15. NevMan

    NevMan Well known member

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    Not about the bottle size, more about the missing ratios and how much liquid is dispensed with snowfoam Lance.

    Best thing to do is fill your bottle with say a litre of water, then spray all of that into a bucket and measure. For me, 1litre ends up dispensing 19L. You can then calculate the correct missing ratio of snowfoam vs. Water

    Have a read of this:


    https://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=400542
     
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  16. Bulldog

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    @X3man I wasn’t just referring to snow it’s about people quoting ratios in general.
     
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  17. Jonnie

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    A bit confused what a bottle size has to do with a ratio? A 1:10 ratio is the same whether you put it in a 1L bottle or a 10L bucket.

    My mums Mini needs about 300ml total to clean it so I do 50ml snowfoam to 250ml water, a 1:5 ratio. My car I use 600ml total so 100ml snowfoam to 500ml water, also a 1:5 ratio.
     
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  18. Bulldog

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    I know that & I know how to work out the ratios for myself but some people do struggle with it. It would just make it easier for others to copy what works for others.
     
  19. DW81

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    Didn’t really like the BH snow foam. Tried all different ratios but it never lasted more than a couple of minutes before it was almost completely off. Even when the car was dirty did not seem to do much.
    Maybe because the car is coated in cqaurtz 3.0 who knows.
    I started to use the BH ph shampoo now in my snow cannon, this is superb. Sticks on the car like shaving foam and I leave it on while I wash the car with the wash pad.
    Seems to provide a much cleaner and quicker wash without having to rinse all the snow foam off before the contact wash.
    Just my experience.
     
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  20. jassyo06

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    3 hours in minus 1 wind chill
    At least it got me out of the house mate....it needed a good wash
     
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  21. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    Not a fan at of bilt hamber snowfoam.....for winter ....only use in the warmer months.....where dwelling time is far less than in the winter
     
  22. feva

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    Finally managed a wash and wax after the awful weather we've been having. Tucked back up in the garage now

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  23. THQuattro

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    Cool car mate.
     
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  24. Scotty75

    Scotty75 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter

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    Not detailing but booked the A3 in for its major service next month. Only posting this because booking through

    www..bookmygarage.com

    I've got the service for £252 instead of £345. Even though it's the same main dealer . Nice little saving eh
     
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  25. AllanG

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    Many thanks for posting this link, as I’ve found that my local Audi dealer is also on this scheme :icon thumright:
     
  26. Scotty75

    Scotty75 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter

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    No problem mate . I'm amazed at the saving.
     
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  27. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    Used this on my wee mums cars...was caught between a rock and a hard place during the week for next day delivery only got to use it as a drying it....was ok to be honest but...l prefer using the Fireball coating wax...beads the same and easier to buff...and it's for other folks cars it won't be applied to mines lol 20200301_094018.jpg
     
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  28. Scotty75

    Scotty75 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter

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    Is it April Fools day already
     
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  29. THQuattro

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    Del brillo sounds a bit dodgy
     
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  30. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    Lol cant be ****** with detailing atm...any port in a storm as they say...and there's been a few storm's lately lol
     
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  31. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    Maybe the Spanish use it to cook with....bsd the answer to everything lol
     
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  32. jamiewatkins2004

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    I like the Kranzel K7 but not the price.
    Could any advise on an alternative pressure washer?
    I've found a company "direct hoses" that sell all black 9 car retailers pack which seems reasonable.

    Any other ideas?

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  34. Adam14

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    Most on here have a Karcher K4, reasonable price and does enough for keeping on top of you car, although think Jassy has gone through a few of em so isn't the biggest fan
    Had mine for a year and can't complain


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  35. NevMan

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    PMSL
     
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  36. NevMan

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    I had a K5 Premium thAt lasted 9 odd years, but replaced with K4, as @Adam14 says, does the job and pretty reasonable for the price.
     
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  37. OCDaveS4

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    So yesterday I gave the new (to me) S4 its first proper wash - this is before I spent 30 mins trying to properly clean the pipes which are in a poor state. Don't reckon the previous owner cleaned them for months. OOO steel wool and Autosol hardly touching them!

    Also, I had a good laugh at the "Gardx" pack (Yep, they claim to have treated it - I didn't want it - and didn't pay for it) which includes gems such as:

    - a jumbo sponge!
    - the amazing "protection conserver". "just mix 3 capfuls with 2 litres water, apply with soft sponge, and leather dry" - and bingo. Job done!
    - "wash and wax". Same instructions as above!
    - bird dropping remover" - ok that might actually be useful
    - microfibre cloth "millions of microfibre filaments remove dirt without scratching" !
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  38. DW81

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    I use the kranzle compact model, absolutely spot on.
    Have this with a 10m pressure washer hose I had made online by a pressure washer company and bought a mtm gun and foam cannon with quick disconnect’s. 89073A9A-E875-4C35-8A27-9892386A8374.jpeg
     
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  39. NevMan

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    Haha, yes that stuff is cr*p. Dealers to make all their money on this stuff. Picked up the wife’s new mini yesterday and there was a bloke doing the final
    Paperwork before collection and salesman confirmed he had alloy, cosmetic, tyre cover, gap insurance and ProtectX (Mini’s version of GardX). He must have paid £1200+ for all that!!
     
  40. OCDaveS4

    OCDaveS4 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter

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    Had the same thing when I came to wind up my late uncle’s affairs, on a Ford Focus. He’d been sold the works!! Couldn’t believe how much he had paid! Surprisingly I got a few hundred quid back on early termination!
     
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  41. Bristle Hound

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    @jassyo06 - At [​IMG] last !
    How many years have you resisted using Bsd then mate ?
    Would like to know how much you paid for the Bsd versus the cost of Fireball coating wax
    Still for the money, Bsd is a cracking product IMO

    Application tip for the Bsd - Use a damp MF to apply & buff off with a dry buffing MF
     
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  42. SPIKE_JCW

    SPIKE_JCW Vorsprung durch Technik

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    Haha.....I’ve a funny feeling @jassyo06 has been secretly using BSD the whole time. He really was setting himself up for some stick once he posted that! :busted cop:
     
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  43. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    Only used it on my mums car as a drying aid and it's for her car only l paid £9 for it...from Amazon l had a 5 minute time window to order for next day delivery....bsd came up first as a prime next day...so dont get carried away lol
     
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