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What Car Care / Detailing Have You Done Today ?

Bristle Hound Dec 28, 2018

  1. A4A4

    A4A4 Owner of a Shiny Daytona

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    Used the washing machine to wash the mitt, cloths, drying towels etc.

    Non bio wash

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    Gone are the days, I hand wash them.
     
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  3. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    Ye know them times in life....when yer forever forking out money....well the last few months has been one of them times .... for myself bare with me...So yesterday the wet weather stopped it gave me a opportunity to snow foam the car....a mix of polar blast/bilt hamber its a knock combo....as the mix clings for longer on the pant than it does with using bilt hamber on its own allowing it to work longer well that's my theory anyway...so rinsed the car and the f**king karcher it then blew up....could'nt ******* believe it. l vowed l would never buy another karcher once this one went but it did'nt give any of the usual signs .....they normally give.....so l was in a dilemma...should l get a Kranzle.....the one l like is £585 1050 tst but with my loyalty discount it was still over £500....l just could not justify the extra £340 over another K4 £180......so l have another fooking K4 It should blow up by spring....so i'll eventually get my Kranzle then
     
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  4. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    Tumble Dryer....lol your cloths and mitt will last longer and perform better
     
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  5. NevMan

    NevMan Well known member

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    Nice shout on the BH and polar blast, hadn’t thought of that...will give it a try.

    Nightmare on the K4 mate, you really have had no luck with them!

    My next will definitely be a Kranzle, not least cos they are so quiet I can start bright and early
     
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  6. jassyo06

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    Even at £585 for the 1050 tst its not that more powerful than a K4 very similar spec...of course it wont last 6 months .....but at that price l would expect it to have more power...not seen or heard one in operation...would like to though as its a lot of money for a large water pistol....lol
     
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  7. Bristle Hound

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    Feel your pain with the K4 Karchers @jassyo06 - ******* piece's of junk!
    Should have bought a Nilfisk to replace it mind ....

    The Kranzle will have to wait till I win the lottery lol
     
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  9. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    All snow foam products even shampoo will wear away at your lsp mate....so what you've got to weigh up is....do use a snow foam like bilt hambers or a less powerful foam ...for me l want my car as clean as it can be before l put a mitt on it....ie less chance of swirling/scratching the paint,l spend more time pressure washing than l do washing mate

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  10. NevMan

    NevMan Well known member

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  11. NevMan

    NevMan Well known member

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    Good point, but maybe also why you burn out K4’s I too spend a fair amount of time rinsing, s/f, prewash, rinse etc, that by the time mitt is on paint it is all pretty clean
     
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  13. jassyo06

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    K4's going capoot has nowt to do with it mate they are junk...l just prefer to keep the machine polisher in its case longer lol



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  14. NevMan

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    It was a tongue in cheek comment mate, but I think you got that. Yep, clearly not worth the money anymore. My K5 premium lasted 9+ years
     
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  15. jassyo06

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    Mate l chucked the k4 oot its box punched the wheels on and dragged it round the car l did'nt even bother to assemble the other parts then after threw it in the shed.....l was in a really bad mood...best part is the k4's that are available for retail just now are 2 year old models with less power.....only down to the kung flu l assume.....When is this going too end

    Used korrosol to remove superficial rust off the hubs that l had painted 2 years ago it really is good at rust removal .....going to repaint the hubs in a few months time fronts as well...coincide with new tyres.....back in my own car tomorrow as l use Avrils Mon/Tue/Fri.....thank ****.....As l can get away with far more in my car.....95 bhp is torturious at times.....Time to Fire Up The Quattro.....lol
     
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  16. Henda

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    Gave glass polishing a go with the new Rayon glass polishing pads. Obviously practiced on the wifes vw polo to see how it goes and before a let loose on my car.

    day light was fading so will have a proper look at the finished results tomorrow
     
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  17. Webbo

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    Have my A5 a good Devon wash...gonna wait for the DA till spring. Covered it in meguiars ceramic wax and some Gyeon wet coat for the time being.
     
  18. -Ju-

    -Ju- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    My sister in law got me an Autoglym polar wash kit for crimbo which is basically 3 bottles x 500ml of different products designed to go into a snow foam lance.
    The kit includes

    Polar blast......which is basically snow foam
    Polar clean...... car wash
    Polar seal.....a hydrophobic coating.
    I've never used these before and tbh I'm really impressed, especially with the polar seal. I've never used a spray on hydrophobic coating before apart from the ones that come out of the lance at a petrol station and I liked it.
    I normally lavish my cars with gtechniq but as I only bought it at the start of October I've not been able to get it fully machine polished and ceramic/exo coated yet......So a perfect time to try out the Christmas present.
    The polar blast goes on a lot thicker than the gtechniq G foam and so dwells a fair bit longer.
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    After that goes on the polar clean which I fully coated the car with before using a wash mit regularly dipped in clean water to spread around. After rinsing you give it a quick spray over with the polar seal and then jetwash off.
    I think its definitely a product I will use going forward especially the polar seal, leaves a nice coating and shine!
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  19. T-1000

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    Cleaned the filthy beast. [​IMG]
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  20. terminator x

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    Looking good Sean!

    TX.

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  21. NevMan

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    Yes, the polar stuff works well, especially for winter washes
     
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  22. daytonamart

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    Chrimbo break was a good excuse to practise my DA skills on her Golfs B pillars.
    Chemical guys hex logic pad and some Scholl S20, see what you think:
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  23. Rich76

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    Cleaned both cars down with
    Chemical guys citrus wash and gloss
    Then a top up of everyone’s favourite sonax bsd
     

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