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#421 ONLINE   paulscavalier

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 03:38 PM

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Thank you Mr crusty sills! Mrs Cav found the parcel markings hilarious especially the bit under the DPD logo! Many thanks the peugeot will benefit.
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Posted 23 February 2019 - 08:07 PM

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Nice Google Street view pic of your Cavalier!
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Posted 24 February 2019 - 08:10 AM

Thanks, that's from 2014 when we just moved in. The front wall is gone now for easier parking. The polo is gone as well
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Posted 26 February 2019 - 02:21 PM

Gave the daily a wash.

 

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Also gave DrewD's Peugeot (formerly mine, formerly AMC Rebels sisters) a spruce as I felt mega guilty giving him a car that was so hanging.

 

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Ended up picking up a cheapy Ryobi pressure washer nice and cheap and going over with a pre-wash, then shampoo, then contact wash with a bucket or two, then went over with a spray on wax/rinse aid, then buffed it a bit with a dry micro fibre.

 

To be honest both cars need some claying or something, but they'll do, and it keeps the road crud from attacking the paint for another couple of weeks.


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Posted 10 March 2019 - 12:17 PM

Lets talk about snowfoam..

What is the snowfoam etiquette?

A couple of sundays ago 3 blokes were washing their cars.

 

Bloke no1 lets call him Steve cos that's his name.Dry car,snowfoams the car,then jet wash the foam off,then dry the car.

 

Bloke No2 lets call him Mark cos that's my name Dry car,jet washes then snow foam,then rinse with jet wash then 2 bucket hand wash,rinse then dry..

 

Bloke No3 lets call him Mark as well cos that's his name. Dry car,jet wash car,snowfoam then hand wash car with snowfoam,then rinse with jet wash and leave to dry.

 

Is there a right or wrong.

 

Or is it far to anal..


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Posted 10 March 2019 - 12:48 PM

Bloke 2 is how I would
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Posted 10 March 2019 - 03:11 PM

Lets talk about snowfoam..
What is the snowfoam etiquette?
A couple of sundays ago 3 blokes were washing their cars.

Bloke no1 lets call him Steve cos that's his name.Dry car,snowfoams the car,then jet wash the foam off,then dry the car.

Bloke No2 lets call him Mark cos that's my name Dry car,jet washes then snow foam,then rinse with jet wash then 2 bucket hand wash,rinse then dry..

Bloke No3 lets call him Mark as well cos that's his name. Dry car,jet wash car,snowfoam then hand wash car with snowfoam,then rinse with jet wash and leave to dry.

Is there a right or wrong.

Or is it far to anal..


I don't bother with snowfoam at all, makes no difference to just attacking it with a pressure washer. If it's really filthy I use diluted stardrops to help loosen the road slime. Works out cheaper than snowfoam too.

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Posted 10 March 2019 - 03:34 PM

Pre wash degreaser type stuff them snow foam and clean your wheels while the foam lifts the shit off the car.

Then low pressure rinse off (not jetwash) then contact wash (bucket and wash MIT) and dry.

Then if you want to wax it, polish it or whatever.

#429 ONLINE   DaveDorson

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Posted 10 March 2019 - 03:34 PM

Pre wash degreaser type stuff them snow foam and clean your wheels while the foam lifts the shit off the car.

Then low pressure rinse off (not jetwash) then contact wash (bucket and wash MIT) and dry.

Then if you want to wax it, polish it or whatever.

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 09:50 AM

I use one of these https://www.homebase...-washer_p415209 on my Golf GTi. I always leave the washer 'dry' after use, by blasting it out with the water hosepipe disconnected.

 

Usual procedure is to foam the car when it is dry. Leave for five minutes and rinse. Foam again and use those suds to wash, rinsing micro cloth in a bucket of clean warm water as I go. Rinse again. Dry with old bath towels. I don't bother hardly ever with car shampoo now, just the foam. Sometimes I use a wheel pre-clean product, but in all honesty I don't see a benefit that makes me find them value for money.

 

If you are planning to wax, then stick some washing up liquid in the foamer bottle for the first pass as it gets shot of the old wax coating nicely. Cheap Halfords wax is pretty good, as is the polish - which I might use once a year.






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