I've been a detailer for 20 yrs and find the G3 products very easy to use, they are available from halfords.When the Duster arrives it can expect a good couple of hours of polishing. I've always used Turtle-wax or Mer. Any thoughts on more recent polishes available that are easy to apply and buff off, which give decent lasting protection?
I cringe every time I see the hand car washers doing there business . You never wash a car with sponges, you don't dry them off with a rubber blade and you don't use a shamy leather to dry either.I hate polishing but may do it soon again myself ... But got the guys down in a local car wash to do me a first off wax
Here's my car wash / protection routine.So for the average owner, without the time or inclination for detailed 'detailing', what is the best way to keep the car clean and as protected as possible without paying for someone else to do it?
Some types of polish , ie the G3 range in halfords use a dimpled applicator pad for scratch removal and applying wax, they work better than just using an old "duster" forgive the pun ! They cost a few pounds but are well worth it.Thanks for the tips Unicoder, don't think I'll spend that much time on mine but will do some of what you suggested.
Got the Rainx and Carnauba yesterday. Must get some decent cloths now and a mit which sounds the bizz.
By the way what do you mean by propriety pads...???
Unicoder are you aware of any particular web sites that are better than others at demonstrating how to do the detailing tasks you mention?I cringe every time I see the hand car washers doing there business . You never wash a car with sponges, you don't dry them off with a rubber blade and you don't use a shamy leather to dry either.
All you will end up with is a badly scratched paintwork.
Do it right from the start and it will pay dividends later on.
Checkout some of the detailing sites for how to do's and spend some time and a bit of effort to do it right.
Every £5 you spend at a hand wash will cost you £5 later to get rid of all the swirl marks they leave in your paint.
Anyone in the Wakefield area with a duster and wants some help in doing their car just give me a call on here, I'm retired now so have the time and have been detailing for over 20yrs, cost ? Cover materials and its free for advice !! I also have paint thickness gauges to check your paint before you even think about using any abrasive polish's !!
It's hard work, but definately worth it, we'll until it rains5 or 6 hours cleaning my car ! That will never happen to me ! May take onboard some of those tips listed by Unicoder , and adopt some of them , but you can kill me now if you ever see me taking 6 hours to wash my car . Please don,t let that ever happen !
Hi tony, you could get some good info on here and also is where I buy from, good products and quick delivery.Unicoder are you aware of any particular web sites that are better than others at demonstrating how to do the detailing tasks you mention?