What Detailing / Car Care Products Have You Bought / Ordered Today?

Neil Woodburn

Registered User
So what's the Verdict on Done and Dusted Si guys hype or what? as this is normally the case when a new Quick detailer hits the market aka beadmaker etc etc

I just started using the Green Done and Dusted - it does give a good shine but my big problem is the dust which is attracted to the paint after a few days - washed the car last Sat + topped up with D + D then after a 500 mile road trip in dry weather it was dusty as hell - on Wednesday washed it again + a coat of D + D - car appears to be a magnet to dust and looks dirty after a few miles as today back to square one.

Think I may give up on the detailer Spray and stay with more coats of Poor Boy's Black Hole or Chemical guys Cherry Wet ( know they're different products for diff protection ) as they appear to attract the dust so much less or move house to a less dusty area :)

Not sure I want to try SI just yet - as said in another thread the level of shine doesn't get better the more products you use.
 

Jimbob76

Roof Rails Enthusiast
So what's the Verdict on Done and Dusted Si guys hype or what? as this is normally the case when a new Quick detailer hits the market aka beadmaker etc etc

Just tried it for the first time.

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What I like:
- Very economical, a little goes a long way.
- Ridiculously easy to buff, only very light pressure needed and zero streaking, even when applied in direct sunlight.
- VERY high deep gloss.
- Very slick finish.

Not so keen on:
- Black bottle means you can’t see how much you’ve got left inside.
- Spray nozzle squirts rather than spritzes. I found it easier to spray onto an applicator pad and then gently wipe onto the panels. Not sure if I just have a dodgy nozzle though.
- It honks a bit - doesn’t have the nice sherbet fizz smell of the original.

Can’t comment on the water behaviour yet...

Happy with it? Yes - it’s a good ‘un!

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jassyo06

T-Cut King !
Just tried it for the first time.

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What I like:
- Very economical, a little goes a long way.
- Ridiculously easy to buff, only very light pressure needed and zero streaking, even when applied in direct sunlight.
- VERY high deep gloss.
- Very slick finish.

Not so keen on:
- Black bottle means you can’t see how much you’ve got left inside.
- Spray nozzle squirts rather than spritzes. I found it easier to spray onto an applicator pad and then gently wipe onto the panels. Not sure if I just have a dodgy nozzle though.
- It honks a bit - doesn’t have the nice sherbet fizz smell of the original.

Can’t comment on the water behaviour yet...

Happy with it? Yes - it’s a good ‘un!

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Stunning Finish in the Top Photo mate
 

Jimbob76

Roof Rails Enthusiast
I just started using the Green Done and Dusted - it does give a good shine but my big problem is the dust which is attracted to the paint after a few days - washed the car last Sat + topped up with D + D then after a 500 mile road trip in dry weather it was dusty as hell - on Wednesday washed it again + a coat of D + D - car appears to be a magnet to dust and looks dirty after a few miles as today back to square one.

Think I may give up on the detailer Spray and stay with more coats of Poor Boy's Black Hole or Chemical guys Cherry Wet ( know they're different products for diff protection ) as they appear to attract the dust so much less or move house to a less dusty area :)

Not sure I want to try SI just yet - as said in another thread the level of shine doesn't get better the more products you use.

It may just be the time of year - trees are spaffing out pollen big time at the moment. Early spring is always a bit frustrating, you just get the detailing bug back after winter, and then the jeffin’ trees jizz all over your freshly cleaned motor. Cut ‘em all down I say.
 

Adam14

Registered User
It may just be the time of year - trees are spaffing out pollen big time at the moment. Early spring is always a bit frustrating, you just get the detailing bug back after winter, and then the jeffin’ trees jizz all over your freshly cleaned motor. Cut ‘em all down I say.
Past 3 days had to give mine a quick clean as had to park under a blossom tree, berries and bird mess all over it

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Scotty75

Well-Known Member
Silver Supporter
Morning all. Not been around for a while , work and family stuff . Glad to be back on the forums though .

I'm mid way through putting an order together for some detailing products and I'm stuck on wheel cleaner. Any cc recommendations , alloys are heavily soiled so could use something fairly heavy duty .

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in2detailing

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Morning all. Not been around for a while , work and family stuff . Glad to be back on the forums though .

I'm mid way through putting an order together for some detailing products and I'm stuck on wheel cleaner. Any cc recommendations , alloys are heavily soiled so could use something fairly heavy duty .

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Krystal Kleen Detail Brake Away is a good option, it's a concentrate so adjust the dilution depending on soiling.
If it is baked on then your only other option could be am acid based wheel cleaner like Devils Juice or you can get Wonder Wheels locally, they do an acidic wheel cleaner.

But I would try brake away first.
 

Scotty75

Well-Known Member
Silver Supporter
....... And the detailing bug is back ! £100 ish in the last week

Krystal Kleen Brake Away.
TAC Systems Ultra snowfoam shampoo.
2 X orange hex logic quantum pads.
1200 GSM Supasaurus microfibre towel.
Valet pro spray bottle and trigger.
Angelwax Absolution carpet and upholstery cleaner.
Angelwax Heaven for leather.
AngelWax AnGel interior dressing.

Making up for lost time I reckon and heading for a busy Saturday.

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NevMan

Well known member
Mice hail @Scotty75, and good to see you back

Let us know how you get on with the products?
 

A4A4

Owner of a Shiny Daytona
Can you use this blue hex-logic pad other than for a glaze?

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I don't have any glaze products in my arsenal. Something I have never used.

If not will look at getting something like CG Black Hole glaze to try.

Anyone using glazes?
 

Scotty75

Well-Known Member
Silver Supporter
Mice hail @Scotty75, and good to see you back

Let us know how you get on with the products?
Thanks mate, been a busy few months for me. Glad to have some time again. How you've been well and looking after the JCW and Q5 ?

Got the A3 repair through insurance in the end . New wing and bumper. Photos will follow detail as always

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Scotty75

Well-Known Member
Silver Supporter
Can you use this blue hex-logic pad other than for a glaze?

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I don't have any glaze products in my arsenal. Something I have never used.

If not will look at getting something like CG Black Hole glaze to try.

Anyone using glazes?
You could use the blue pads for Wax I reckon. I've used Poor Boys Black Hole glaze and it gives nice results but didn't last that long in my opinion. The shine is nice while it lasts though and a good QD a couple of days after really keeps things gleaming .

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NevMan

Well known member
Thanks mate, been a busy few months for me. Glad to have some time again. How you've been well and looking after the JCW and Q5 ?

Got the A3 repair through insurance in the end . New wing and bumper. Photos will follow detail as always

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Been well thanks, and Q5 and JCW have had their 1st post winter decon washed

Good to hear A3 fixed....grr
 

A4A4

Owner of a Shiny Daytona
You could use the blue pads for Wax I reckon. I've used Poor Boys Black Hole glaze and it gives nice results but didn't last that long in my opinion. The shine is nice while it lasts though and a good QD a couple of days after really keeps things gleaming .

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It was a steal for £6.71 incl delivery. (see why now!) So I will just use it to spread some wax.

Not seen much on here mentioning 'glazes' and how super glazes are. So will give it a miss.
 

Scotty75

Well-Known Member
Silver Supporter
It was a steal for £6.71 incl delivery. (see why now!) So I will just use it to spread some wax.

Not seen much on here mentioning 'glazes' and how super glazes are. So will give it a miss.
Thing with glazes, especially Black Hole is that it masks or glazes over swirl marks and fine scratches . On properly corrected swirl free paint it will look very good , with excellent shine . Personally though I prefer a good finishing polish and wax.

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jassyo06

T-Cut King !
Have some bilt hamber korrosol, bilt hamber wheel cleaner, Angelwax glass cleaner,Valet pro Formula one snow foam, Angelwax cleanliness coming today, hopefully I'll get some proper decon, machine polishing done to the car soon when the snow fooks aff
 

Scotty75

Well-Known Member
Silver Supporter
Have some bilt hamber korrosol, bilt hamber wheel cleaner, Angelwax glass cleaner,Valet pro Formula one snow foam, Angelwax cleanliness coming today, hopefully I'll get some proper decon, machine polishing done to the car soon when the snow fooks aff
Snow in April ....... Seriously ! Praying for a nice day Saturday but at least I ain't worried about snow.

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jassyo06

T-Cut King !
Snow in April ....... Seriously ! Praying for a nice day Saturday but at least I ain't worried about snow.

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Seriously it was zero degrees today and a baw hair off it yesterday , gritters are out in force mate... It's a bit surreal to say the least
 

NevMan

Well known member
Snow in April ....... Seriously ! Praying for a nice day Saturday but at least I ain't worried about snow.

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Rain/sleet here in the Cotswolds, and not changing for the next week

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NevMan

Well known member

Jimbob76

Roof Rails Enthusiast
Past 3 days had to give mine a quick clean as had to park under a blossom tree, berries and bird mess all over it

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Lol. My best tactic for avoiding the bird bombs? Park it next to the missus' Chili Red Mini Cooper. The flying rats love using that thing as target practice - swear the peanut brained little bell-ends do it on purpose - its literally a Chili Red rag to a bull. Drives her mad - and it would make me laugh if it wasn't me that had to deal with it :gun2:. Reckon they don't even see Daytona from up high :thumbs up:

A pair of new hogs hair brushes arrived today, from Alien Magic. Handmade in the UK and very nice quality I have to say. Will be useful for agitating detergent in shut lines, around badges, wheel bolts, window trims, engine bay detailing etc. Almost too nice to use! In the package I received a leaflet with a 10% discount code for their eBay store (EBAY10), in case anyone else is interested...

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jassyo06

T-Cut King !
Lol. My best tactic for avoiding the bird bombs? Park it next to the missus' Chili Red Mini Cooper. The flying rats love using that thing as target practice - swear the peanut brained little bell-ends do it on purpose - its literally a Chili Red rag to a bull. Drives her mad - and it would make me laugh if it wasn't me that had to deal with it :gun2:. Reckon they don't even see Daytona from up high :thumbs up:

A pair of new hogs hair brushes arrived today, from Alien Magic. Handmade in the UK and very nice quality I have to say. Will be useful for agitating detergent in shut lines, around badges, wheel bolts, window trims, engine bay detailing etc. Almost too nice to use! In the package I received a leaflet with a 10% discount code for their eBay store (EBAY10), in case anyone else is interested...

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As good as they look mate l Wouldn't use these brushes near year paint mate
 

Adam14

Registered User
Have to say best brushes I've ever had are "The detail factory" not cheap but ever so soft and do a great job.

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Jimbob76

Roof Rails Enthusiast
As good as they look mate l Wouldn't use these brushes near year paint mate

Good warning pal - I have a feeling my Daytona clear coat is a damn site harder than that on your Voodoo, but can understand your concern. Main reason I bought these was to very gently chase out some dried paste wax residue from certain areas where other methods have failed me (too tight to get a microfibre in). I'm not going to be hitting those areas hard though and was hoping my swirl phobia and some gentle 'technique' would be enough? Or any alternative methods you recommend? They'll make ruddy good shaving cream brushes if nothing else. Lol.
 

Seanchadwick2k3

Audi A6 C6 2.0tdi 2011 Sline Special Edition
Got some fk1000p delivered, the tub is huge, looks small on the pictures. Was going to try tj's wax but I've had my mind set on this for a while so thats the next purchase to compare.

All I need is time now but sold out on ebay, car hasn't been touched since October!
 

Neil Woodburn

Registered User
Bouncers have a deal on 20% off this weekend on all products - makes SI with delivery £16.73 ( code FIZZYTIME)
 

Jimbob76

Roof Rails Enthusiast
The Alien Magic brushes did the trick - soft as a kitten's whiskers, and chased away crud from the tricky detailing areas, no fuss. Fine to use on Daytona clear coat (which is liquid granite). I'll be keeping one for gently hitting painted areas, and another for the rougher jobs (wheel bolt insets, engine bay etc.). My car looks approximately 0.5% cleaner at the end of today's session compared to last week (its all about the marginal gains, lol).

Won't be using on the missus' Mini Coop - the clear coat on that thing is soft as butter - that will be the car that gets me into machine polishing next year.
 

NevMan

Well known member
The Alien Magic brushes did the trick - soft as a kitten's whiskers, and chased away crud from the tricky detailing areas, no fuss. Fine to use on Daytona clear coat (which is liquid granite). I'll be keeping one for gently hitting painted areas, and another for the rougher jobs (wheel bolt insets, engine bay etc.). My car looks approximately 0.5% cleaner at the end of today's session compared to last week (its all about the marginal gains, lol).

Won't be using on the missus' Mini Coop - the clear coat on that thing is soft as butter - that will be the car that gets me into machine polishing next year.

Genius mate, 0.5% cleaner
 

SPIKE_JCW

Vorsprung durch Technik
Just tried it for the first time.

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What I like:
- Very economical, a little goes a long way.
- Ridiculously easy to buff, only very light pressure needed and zero streaking, even when applied in direct sunlight.
- VERY high deep gloss.
- Very slick finish.

Not so keen on:
- Black bottle means you can’t see how much you’ve got left inside.
- Spray nozzle squirts rather than spritzes. I found it easier to spray onto an applicator pad and then gently wipe onto the panels. Not sure if I just have a dodgy nozzle though.
- It honks a bit - doesn’t have the nice sherbet fizz smell of the original.

Can’t comment on the water behaviour yet...

Happy with it? Yes - it’s a good ‘un!

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Daytona looking glorious :thumbs up:. I see you’ve been keeping up the good work!
 

Scotty75

Well-Known Member
Silver Supporter
Right, at the risk of sounding like a skin flint.......

My order from Imran isn't turning up till next week I'm all our of shampoo and snow foam and don't really want to buy any in the interim .
Kind of a waste of money . However , really wanting to detail the A3 tomorrow so I'm thinking can I just use good old fairy liquid to wash the car . Remember cleaning the old man's cast years ago with it. The A3 could do with a good decon anyway so ....... Anyone got any opinions ? Should I not be so tight and go to Halfords or should I just make do and dilute some fairy and crack on ........... Pondering

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Jimbob76

Roof Rails Enthusiast
I think you’ve answered your own question with the...:tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy:, Lol - welcome back buster! Go for a nice walk instead and go to town on the car next weekend. Fairy Liquid ffs, lol.
 

Bristle Hound

Moderator
Staff member
Moderator
Right, at the risk of sounding like a skin flint.......

My order from Imran isn't turning up till next week I'm all our of shampoo and snow foam and don't really want to buy any in the interim .
Kind of a waste of money . However , really wanting to detail the A3 tomorrow so I'm thinking can I just use good old fairy liquid to wash the car . Remember cleaning the old man's cast years ago with it. The A3 could do with a good decon anyway so ....... Anyone got any opinions ? Should I not be so tight and go to Halfords or should I just make do and dilute some fairy and crack on ........... Pondering

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@Scotty75 - Defo not Fairy Liquid mate
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Get yourself to Halfrauds for some Farcia G3 Body Prep shampoo. 'Tis exactly what you need :thumbs up:
https://www.halfords.com/motoring/car-cleaning/shampoo-polish-wax/farecla-g3-body-prep-shampoo-500ml
 

Raiden

Registered User
Got some bits off TJ this week

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TeaMonsta

Registered User
Thought I had everything I needed. But I got a few more bits. And also ordered some ValetPro Bilberry Wheel Cleaner for a regular maintenance wash....just for good measure. 'sgotta be shiny!

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NevMan

Well known member
Just a small’ish order from CYC:

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Despite having a few woolly mammoth drying towels, I have wanted to try silk dryer for awhile. Whilst on there got a few other goodies
 

jassyo06

T-Cut King !
Just a small’ish order from CYC:

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Despite having a few woolly mammoth drying towels, I have wanted to try silk dryer for awhile. Whilst on there got a few other goodies
Tyre dressing sponges are pants mate and why buy the soft wipe cloths as they're way over priced just thought l would say like lol besides you'll probably get this kit before l get my in2detailing kit which is pretty ****
 
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