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      03-06-2014, 01:51 PM   #45
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Dual Action and Detailing World.
That course bit sounds good..have you been? Or can you recommend a good company that does it pleAse?
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Not down your way mate.....maybe join Detailing World or Detailing Nation and ask the question, Chemical Guys do it but they are up here in Scotland. The do it for 75 or something.

http://www.chemicalguysuk.com/category_s/67.htm
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This is a good starter kit
http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/machin.../prod_522.html
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Not down your way mate.....maybe join Detailing World or Detailing Nation and ask the question, Chemical Guys do it but they are up here in Scotland. The do it for 75 or something.

http://www.chemicalguysuk.com/category_s/67.htm
Dont mind a day out to scotland . Detailing wont last that long nor am planning to keep paying 500 every that many years...i rather learn it properly and do it myself for future...
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Dont mind a day out to scotland . Detailing wont last that long nor am planning to keep paying 500 every that many years...i rather learn it properly and do it myself for future...
Hotels etc are very near (prem Inn's)and the guys down there (Dave and Ed) are very helpful to say the least.
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I've probably got about £400 of detailing products and would consider myself to be a competent amateur. However, I would NOT use a machine polisher! A gentle hand polish/pre-wax cleans is all that is required on a new car. Unless there are scratches that need attention.

I used DoDo Juice Lime Prime to hand polish my last car. This is a mid abrasive polish and takes out most minor swirls etc with some elbow. For my new car I've bought some DoDo Juice Supernatural Micro Prime, it's less abrasive and better suited to a car that doesn't need restoration...

I helped my mate Hand Polish with Lime Prime his 04 3 Series last summer and it came up with a great shine and a different colour!

Hand polishing is the way unless you're experienced or working on a car that is really faded and you have nothing to loose. I wouldn't learn to machine polish on a brand new car!

Wash
Iron remover
Clay
Hand Polish/Pre-wax Cleanser
Wax
Seal if you want.

I was going to get my car detailed but couldn't due to the guy moving on...

So, let the dealership prepare it... They did a good job and I can't see any swirls. Phew... Just waiting for the weather to improve so I can spend a day going over the car properly. Still need to invest in a Jack etc to do the wheels properly.

So w hen did you do your first detailing on your new car? Did you not wait for seal protect to wear off?
Secondly how often do you have to detail? Can you not just wash and wax for sometime?
Finally what is iron remover? Cant seem to find it.
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So w hen did you do your first detailing on your new car? Did you not wait for seal protect to wear off?
Secondly how often do you have to detail? Can you not just wash and wax for sometime?
Finally what is iron remover? Cant seem to find it.
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Detail it straight away mate. I drove mine from the garage straight to the detailer.

Seal and protect is pish! Lol. Forget it and spend the money on a detailer.

After a good detail you should simply need to wash and dry the car. A top up every few months perhaps depending on the type of coating or sealant used.

Iron remover is an iron decontaminant. Look up Iron X.
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Detail it straight away mate. I drove mine from the garage straight to the detailer.

Seal and protect is pish! Lol. Forget it and spend the money on a detailer.

After a good detail you should simply need to wash and dry the car. A top up every few months perhaps depending on the type of coating or sealant used.

Iron remover is an iron decontaminant. Look up Iron X.
who did you use mate?
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who did you use mate?
http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...d.php?t=332657

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Yeah I know of him.
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Yeah I know of him.
He done a good job mate.
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Hey guys, been reading this site for a while and I'm pondering on a 3 series touring for my next car however have a look at the following for a great read up on detailing a new car.

http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/blog/...brand-new-car/

I've known these guys since they opened a good number of years ago and their workmanship is truly first class.

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Hey guys, been reading this site for a while and I'm pondering on a 3 series touring for my next car however have a look at the following for a great read up on detailing a new car.

http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/blog/...brand-new-car/

I've known these guys since they opened a good number of years ago and their workmanship is truly first class.

Rob.
Polished Bliss are a good bunch of guys. Bought a few things from them and have met them a few times at DW meets.
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Polished Bliss are a good bunch of guys. Bought a few things from them and have met them a few times at DW meets.
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Yep, they are well regarded.
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All seems very OCD to me.

I use all autoglym products and find them to be excellent especially the HD wax. Couple of waxes a year and autoglym shampoo and wash once a fortnight. People always comment how my car gleams........
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Polished Bliss are a good bunch of guys. Bought a few things from them and have met them a few times at DW meets.
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Yep bought quite a few things off them and my car still looks good after it got detailed a few years back
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All seems very OCD to me.

I use all autoglym products and find them to be excellent especially the HD wax. Couple of waxes a year and autoglym shampoo and wash once a fortnight. People always comment how my car gleams........
The HD wax is excellent for the money.

Used it many times myself.
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The HD wax is excellent for the money.

Used it many times myself.
Use it on the Mondeo, looks good.

Autogly aqua wax is also well worth a go as well.
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Use it on the Mondeo, looks good.

Autogly aqua wax is also well worth a go as well.
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So w hen did you do your first detailing on your new car? Did you not wait for seal protect to wear off?
Secondly how often do you have to detail? Can you not just wash and wax for sometime?
Finally what is iron remover? Cant seem to find it.
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I didn't go for 'Seal and Protect'. My detailer sold up after I'd arranged my car detail, went to work for BMW and was going to do my car as a favour as pre-existing work... Then he moved on the week before my collection. So, he no longer had access...

So, I let the dealer do their standard preparation... I'm just waiting for a time when I have the 5-8 hours free on a dry and preferably overcast day to do the work myself. A detailer will have a decent sized, clean and dry indoor space so they can work effectively all year round. My garage is cramped and the opposite of McLaren clean...

I'll just strip off their wax, deep clean the paint and re-protect. Hopefully there will be nothing to correct...

I do my car properly 2-4 times a year. Every spring to sort it out after winter and every autumn, late on, to give protection for winter. If I have an opportunity in summer, on a dull day, I'll do the car again, just for the extra shiny shiny element.

You can get a good couple of months out of most protectants, more if topped up. I use wax and top it up with an acrylic sealant when I gave the chance for more than just a basic wash. About 20 minutes extra to Spritz on DoDo Supernatural Spritz, spread and buff up.

For Iron remover I have DoDo Ferrous Duller. Basically attacks iron deposits on your paintwork and removes them prior to claying.

Once protected the car is easy to wash, the paintwork is protected and it is extra smooth so there is no roughness for muck to cling to.
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