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

Bristle Hound Nov 29, 2015

  1. GSB

    GSB Well-Known Member Gold Supporter Team Navarra Audi S3 quattro Manual

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    GTechiq G1 glass coating.

    Used it on my last four cars with great success. It’s ****** amazing stuff, and seems to last ages. Wipers are generally no longer needed at speed, and ice/snow/frost/dirt etc seems to simply fall off. For those of you aren’t fans of housework it’s also brilliant on bath and shower screens at home, and amazing on patio doors.

    Here it is in action on the roof of my Tesla;

     
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  3. tcardio

    tcardio Well-Known Member

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    TBH with you mate, even without glass sealant, nothing sticks to glass on a tesla in ludicrous mode ;)
     
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    Just ordered a bottle of this for the steering wheel and seats. Going to use sonax alcantara cleaner for the top and bottom on the steering wheel.
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  5. DannyRS3

    DannyRS3 Active Member Team Daytona Audi RS3

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    My car sits outside in the never ending rain, and the ceramic coat seems to get clogged up pretty quick with I assume to be hard water, leaving water spots on my glass, and losing hyrophonicity. Once I wash it with reset it comes back pretty well, but I'm guessing there's a lot of lime in the water, so today I bought a product called Purifica by Labocosmetica which is a lime removing shampoo, and also some Koch Chemie FSE which is a quick detailer that can remove lime scale. Looking forward to testing it :)
     
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  6. Bryant1998

    Bryant1998 Well-Known Member

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    Looking forward to hearing your results, you wouldn’t believe how hard the water is round me, it’s practically sand running through our pipes...
     
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  7. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Haha, top man @SPIKE_S3
     
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  8. DannyRS3

    DannyRS3 Active Member Team Daytona Audi RS3

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    I'm very impressed with Koch Chemie FSE... much better results that expected really. I had really noticeable spots on all my glass which coated with Flyby-Forte (Carpro), but saw some rain within 48 hours that left spots. No amount of washing, or quick detailer, tarx, nothing would shift it, but FSE took them right off. Whats more I knew the ceramic was clogged up with mineral contamination, and agin iron wouldn't shift it, and washing with reset would improve, but not for long. Doing the plastic bag test I could feel crud in my paint. FSE shifted that too, and it's smooth as glass and beading and sheeting like new. Some of that may be the detailer itself, but I feel it's really cleaned the coating. Not tried the Purifica yet.

    I now understand why ceramic coat needs a topper and maintenance washes if you live in a place where the car is rained on every single day and sits outside. :)

    Sounds like you may want to invest in one of those resin filtration systems for your tap. I see they are only around £100 for a basic one. Thinking about getting one myself.
     
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  9. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King ! S3 Saloon Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue

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    Deary me Grant.....A Tesla.................where has your passion and imagination gone off too??
     
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  10. GSB

    GSB Well-Known Member Gold Supporter Team Navarra Audi S3 quattro Manual

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    Oh , it’s still there, and I was apprehensive about it right up to the day it arrived. The sense of passion was was just stunned into acceptance of the “other way” by the sudden realisation that I was spending enough on fuel every month to finance another decent car. As a life long engineer in the business of generating the ‘angry pixies’, electric motoring has long been on my personal horizon anyway, So, a bold experiment commenced to find the answer, can I live with an electric car as my only car?

    A Nissan Leaf I borrowed a couple of years ago said ‘No’. No way, forget it, this is just to much of a pain to live with. It sold me on the concept, but the downsides were awful. 100 mile range added yet another layer of torment to the visit to the mother-in-law since she’s 55 miles away. Waiting at the only public charger for miles while some utter bell-end hogged the charger to top up his hybrid Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV nearly had me raging as the fake EV owner denied me my escape. The drive though was quite pleasant. Moreover it was quiet, and quiet equals relaxing. More range required, definitely more performance needed, and the compulsory sterilisation of all hybrid owners who plug in anywhere outside of home is a must, but that first foray into electric had promise.

    In the meantime, I electrified a bicycle. Suddenly I had enough power to go anywhere, even ‘up’ flights of stairs, and could cruise along at over 30mph, with a range sufficient to cycle all day for only 12p a charge. The fuel costs are tiny.

    The arrival in the uk last June of the Model 3 Tesla meant a decent affordable car with long range and access to the Tesla supercharger network, at a stroke removing obstacle #1 from the long list of potential downsides of EV’s, the PITA factor of public charging networks. They truly are awful. Standing about in the rain for 20minutes playing with a multitude of apps on your phone trying to get the chargers to talk to your car is painful. I was going to get the jag I-pace, but the reliance on these awful chargers prevented it. Tesla Superchargers are widespread, fast and only Tesla’s can use them. Mr selfish in his poxy plug in can go boil his head, as he’s not allowed near them. They’re also easy. Drive up, plug in, the charge starts immediately and pumps juice in so fast you can be on your way with 200 miles of added range after a quick pee and a coffee. Range issues are eradicated, since there’s always a supercharger or a half decent public D.C. charger within reach. This means you can treat an electric car like any other, with the added bonus that you can fill it up at home, meaning you start each and every day with a full tank. This alone eradicates the need for filling up away from home on all but the longest journeys. I haven’t been to petrol station since November.

    As for the passion? To be honest, the Tesla has all the handling feel of the S3 (i.e. minimal) with a lot more space, extreme quiet, the ability to drive itself in traffic jams, and enough standing start performance to rearrange internal organs. They’re often accused of being one trick ponies, drag race specialists, and rubbish in corners, but since that was by and large the way I felt about my S3, I’m no worse off in that regard. It’s fine for the average mortal, and there is nothing in the world that will beat off the line without attracting the attention of the old bill. It’s a silent missile,

    I now have a comfortable c.500hp four wheel drive saloon car with a rear drive bias, that goes like a rocket and yet still does the equivalent of 120mpg. I’m loath to be one of those ****** EV evangelists that constant bang on about the future, but honestly, my faithful old Volvo, and especially my current Ford ranger, both now feel like I’m driving stephensons rocket in comparison.

    I’m also 3000 miles in, and I’ve only spent £100 on ‘fuel’. There’s definitely something in this electric car lark...
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  11. jamiewatkins2004

    jamiewatkins2004 Active Member

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    What's the cost to charge?

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  13. GSB

    GSB Well-Known Member Gold Supporter Team Navarra Audi S3 quattro Manual

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    Ok, at the risk of going totally off-topic and risking the e-wrath of the moderators, I’ll summarise.

    Firstly, it on you’re state of charge at the time, and where you charge it.

    Day to day, it only charges to a level set on the dash or on your phone, rather than to 100%. This is for three reasons;
    1/ charging to 100% all the time isn’t very good for the battery. It’s ok once in a while for long trips, but to do it everyday when you don’t need to would degrade the battery.
    2/ charging to 100% leaves no room at all for regeneration. This means you lose the ability to use one pedal driving, a feature that is wired at first, but becomes second nature in minutes.
    3/ that final 10% takes forever. Like all batteries, you can hammer charge into them when they’re nearly empty, but it slows down toward the end.

    Taking a typical day then, I’ll start with a charge of 90%, do the commute of 25 miles each way, go to the supermarket, pub, etc and end up home with say 60%. Plug in at home and it’ll take 3 hours to charge back up, add 23kWh, and cost about £3 on an average 13p a unit tariff. If your smart metered up and go for low overnight cost tariff, it’ll be about £1.80.

    If you convince your employer to add workplace charging, you charge it there and it’s free...

    if you need to supercharge, then you pay a bit more, but you’ll cram in 200 miles of range in minutes rather than hours. I topped up 20%. (About65miles) in 10 minutes for a cost of £3.60.
     
  14. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King ! S3 Saloon Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue

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    Grant l am £300 bangers on fuel a month...car payment is £400...l get the EV thing....Drag star....etc etc....what l dont get is how ****** ungainly from all angles Tesla cars look.....and that Dashboard sorry giant tablet....its a iphone on 4 wheels....not a car....
     
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  15. pburv

    pburv Well-Known Member Team Glacier Audi S3 saloon quattro DSG

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    He's calling the police as someone's just pinched his wheels...
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  16. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Very well written mate, and hard to argue against I reckon
     
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  17. GSB

    GSB Well-Known Member Gold Supporter Team Navarra Audi S3 quattro Manual

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    The looks are... challenging. You get no argument from me there. I can accept that some of this is probably down to the different architecture of an EV and the need for the ‘skateboard’ (a 5 inch thick slab of batteries under the floor), some is undoubtedly due to the need for aero efficiency to increase range, but I suspect the lions share of the fugly in Tesla’s comes from one source. Franz Von Holzhausen.

    He’s the pen behind the looks, but his CV prior to Tesla is hardly bursting with lookers. The VW beetle relaunch? Gopping. The Pontiac Solstice? Pass the eye bleach. Every single car he’s turned his quill to is a bit of a munter. You get used to it, but there is a certain bulkiness about the rear three quarter that I just can’t get over.

    The dashboard however is a revelation. It takes a while to get used to but driving it for the first time I realised something that made me question perceived wisdom on these matters. I’ve spent years, as I imagine have you, placing the steering wheel on my cars ‘just so’. Not so it was comfortable, but so I could see the dials... In this car you put the feel where it feels right, no need to compromise to see the speedo properly. This single revelation about this fundamental compromise we’ve been making for decades was quite startling. The screen size is an oddity that soon makes sense too. Trying to read tiny displays of maps on the move is dangerous. Make it bigger and it can be understood at a glance. On top of that the interface is brilliant. Light years ahead of Audi. Point of reference? the step from pre-facelift S3 media system to the one in the facelift S3 was a giant leap. CarPlay, virtual cockpit, B&O sound, touch sensitive control knob. Lovely... But Tesla’s system makes that facelift S3 system look like a Speak ‘n’ Spell. It’s hyper intuitive, it works, and it’s safer to use. The entire dash is one long sound bar, and you get a lot of useful info. Fords new system combines touch with a rotary knob inset to the display, and may well prove to be even better.

    The car is not without its faults. Some of them are so gob smackingly awful it’s like they were designed in by a five year old. Take for instance a bootlid that dumps half a gallon of rainwater in the boot when you open it. Or automatic wipers so useless you’d swear they were broken, coupled with a fiddly (dangerous) menu on the touchscreen to turn them on. Utter ****. But get this... In the time I’ve had the car, they’ve fixed the wipers with a new control interface and new software. It just happened while parked in my driveway, no need for a dealer visit, a phone call, or even an email. At the same time they bumped the power up for me by 5%. Didn’t ask for it, didn’t pay for it, but overnight the car got faster.. It’s the second time they’ve done that. When I ordered it it had 440 hp, now it’s knocking on 500...

    It also got an upgrade to increase peak charging current, add Netflix to the interface, improve lane keeping on autopilot, make the cruise control smoother, and all sorts of other things. There is of course always a danger that what can be upgraded over the air can also be downgraded over the air, and in that respect it really is an iPhone on four wheels. But so, so very very impressed.
     
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  18. Adam14

    Adam14 Well-Known Member Team Glacier Team V6 Audi S5 Coupe

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    Good write up(s) on the Tesla. I'm personally not a huge fan of them, but can't argue in the next 5-10 years there'll be a lot more choice and we get these OTA updates on phones so no surprises cars are heading the same way.

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  19. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King ! S3 Saloon Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue

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    Got a litre of Gyeon Bathe and a litre of Gyeon wet coat yesterday...and today l got Autobrites super foam...give that go before l **** aff te Egypt...lol weather just now is ****** horrendous as per every other weekend this year...30 degrees in Sharm....next week awesome
     
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  20. Jimbob76

    Jimbob76 Roof Rails Enthusiast Sportback Team Daytona Gold Supporter Team Thule Audi S3 Black Edition

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    THQuattro Site Sponsor Site Sponsor Team Avus Silver Team Panther Team V8 Team V6 Gold Supporter VCDS Map User Team Silver Audi RS4 saloon Audi S4 quattro Audi A4 Audi Cabriolet Owner Group S-line owners group Manual

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  22. jamiewatkins2004

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    Just got some koch chemie nano magic shampoo and speed polish.
    Thought I'd give this a try.
    Gonna get some KC premium wax and green star next purchase.

    What do you lot think of KC?

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  23. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King ! S3 Saloon Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue

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    Have'nt heard of anyone using the KC wax mate, for me a wax is a summer application thing l only have 2 waxes Autoglyms ultra HIDEF wax and Fireball Fusion Wax....both are outstanding in every way...UHD wax is unbeatable for the price
     
  24. jamiewatkins2004

    jamiewatkins2004 Active Member

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    Cant be bothered putting wax on manually cause haven't got a DA so hence thought KC wax may be worth a try.
    Might have to invest in a DA at some point.

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  25. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King ! S3 Saloon Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue

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    A dual polisher for a guy like yourself car proud l presume??is a must....Around this time 2 years ago l first put my mitts on one....first panel l done was the drivers door and l was hooked by the results l am off work all next week and the full car is going to get its Spring polish and a wax weather permitting....A Das 6 pro plus with the 15mm throw is a great start
     
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  26. jamiewatkins2004

    jamiewatkins2004 Active Member

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    You're right, I just keep putting it off...
    Hopefully some deals will come about soon. Must admit, I really do want one.

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    I used Sonax BSD for the first time a couple of weeks ago. I am amazed by it for £8 for a 750ml bottle. Wash/dry the car as usual and treat it as a quick detailer as the name suggests. Literally leaves no smearing, such easy application. The shine is great for a spray on detailer but the best bit for me is the water behaviour. Incredible beading and sheeting. for £8 from euro car parts it's an absolute steal.
     

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  28. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King ! S3 Saloon Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue

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    Was just about to order The Big Boi pressure washer from ultimate finish then l thought about delivery...will give them a phone on Monday and see what the script is...looks far more robust than a fooking K4...Delivered it's £224
     
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  29. GSB

    GSB Well-Known Member Gold Supporter Team Navarra Audi S3 quattro Manual

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    Looks like a decent machine. I’ve got an old Karcher K7.85. Had it fir at least 10 years, and apart from a couple of burst hoses it’s been bombproof. It’s pretty hefty, just under 30kg, which means it needs the wheels it comes on. 2800 Watts means plenty of pressure and plenty of flow for proper washing, it’s about as big as I’d go for a domestic unit.

    looking at the the specs of the (unfortunately named) Big Boi, it pumps just as much water and develops just as much pressure as my old K7, but at only half the weight and for a lot loss energy input. I guess that’s progress for you.
     
  30. jamiewatkins2004

    jamiewatkins2004 Active Member

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    You sure on price, its 249 when I looked, or have you got code?
    Looks decent.
    Have you seen the pressure washers at directhoses?
    Most out of stock but due back in stock april / may

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  31. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King ! S3 Saloon Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue

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    MAR20
     
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    jamiewatkins2004 Active Member

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    What's your thoughts on the PW from directhoses?

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  34. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King ! S3 Saloon Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue

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    Not heard about this company mate,but l have gone through 6 k4s in the last 3 years so never again big boi is worth a punt for me
     
  35. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Used Gyeon Bathe Essence yesterday, love this stuff, as it makes the paintwork “slippery” if that makes sense, so feels like very light mitt contact on the paint which can only be a good thing. Great cleaning power too
     
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  36. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King ! S3 Saloon Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue

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    Used Essence its a lovely shampoo to use and it lasted me a lot longer than the standard Bathe shampoo or any other shampoo l have used before l just forgot to buy it this time around....l got Bathe last week Damn lol
     
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    Bilt Hamber Clay and some Car Chem G&T Tar remover. Haven't used this before but reviews seem good

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  38. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator X3 M-Sport

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    Will give this ^ a try when I eventually run down my car shampoo supplies :thumbs up:
    Anyone fancy sending the Mutt a sample of it? ;):D
     
  39. Adam14

    Adam14 Well-Known Member Team Glacier Team V6 Audi S5 Coupe

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    I would but can't leave the house now so think you're out of luck there!

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  40. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King ! S3 Saloon Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue

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    **** af ya miserable git ye....buy it in a months time......give you a breather te save up for it....lol
     
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  41. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    +1. Happy to Col when the world is more normal
     
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  42. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator X3 M-Sport

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    @Adam14 - Thanks :thumbs up:
    @jassyo06 - PMSL :D
    PS You are so predictable buddy lol
    @X3man - Cheers Nev :footy:
     
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  43. SPIKE_S3

    SPIKE_S3 Vorsprung durch Technik Team Ara Blue Team Daytona

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    @X3man @jassyo06 @Bristle Hound @Jimbob76 and anyone else.....what are you all using for cleaning and protecting your leather seats? I see Gyeon leather set mild gets great reviews. Appreciate your thoughts?
     

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