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C2DanSouthampton
07-09-2009, 12:05 AM
Im just wondering what everyone uses and what is recommended for cleaning your C2 inside and out.

Halfords recommended me Autoglym products [I wasnt sure if thats cause they were the most expensive or not] but I went with that and the interior shampoo has done a good job at lifting the dirt off the orange parts of my furio's seats. Thats after I thought I had ruined them!

owensy
07-09-2009, 07:48 AM
AutoGlym all the way mate, very good value and very easy to use and most importatly, the level of finish is brilliant!

Fair enoough there are probably better concourse waxes etc but for an every day use on an every day car there is NO better in my opinion.

Use the body work shampoo, the super resin polish, glass polish, synthetic chamios, wheel cleaner, tyre dressing and if ya want an even better finish use the clay detailing kit and extra gloss protection!

i use all there products and there all brilliant!

R2-C2
07-09-2009, 08:23 AM
Meguiars FTW!

JonnyW
07-09-2009, 09:32 AM
Neither :)

Dodo, Autosmart, FinishKare..

Stock up from this website;

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/

R2-C2
07-09-2009, 10:07 AM
Neither :)

Dodo, Autosmart, FinishKare..

Stock up from this website;

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/

Nah i agree with you on the dodo thing, am using up all my meguiars and fazing in dod products :D tis nice

JonnyW
07-09-2009, 10:24 AM
Neither :)

Dodo, Autosmart, FinishKare..

Stock up from this website;

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/

Nah i agree with you on the dodo thing, am using up all my meguiars and fazing in dod products :D tis nice

Good to hear!

You can't beat Dodo Juice, make sure you try out the Supernatural Wax.. Which Shampoo are you going for?

Also, if you don't already.. Cleanyourcar are very very good, and do a points system.. The more you buy, it saves up points and the points you have you can use for money off 8)

Greg
07-09-2009, 10:29 AM
I'm trying not to use much, as I've been bitten and I'm fighting with my wallet at the minute. FFS.

JonnyW
07-09-2009, 10:42 AM
You can't beat a clean car though, can you..

I always love seeing my car in the carpark, all shiny especially compared to other cars.

My collection at the moment is only about 250 worth of stuff.

Greg
07-09-2009, 10:43 AM
My car is nearly always clean, its sat in the garage now with some EGP curing lol.

Mines not much, but that's to save myself, once I get a proper job I'll have some serious kit.

Do you use i4detailing too?

JonnyW
07-09-2009, 10:49 AM
I hate working so often, as the car gets neglected abit as I just don't have time to clean it..

I want to clear out my garage so I can put the C2 in there and keep it all nice, but I don't think it'll get down the drive anymore.

I don't, i've not heard of it before but will have a look now :)

Greg
07-09-2009, 10:54 AM
That's the joys of being unemployed. I get to clean my car daily!

I'll send you a discount code for 7.5% off orders for i4, matt is really good on there, just as good as Tim at CYC. I ordered some stuff one afternoon, it was with me the next morning.

C2DanSouthampton
07-09-2009, 10:57 AM
Theres so much to choose from. I didnt get any wax cause i heard it can be a bit messy? Is that not the case then or is there a way of doing it properly?

R2-C2
07-09-2009, 11:03 AM
Theres so much to choose from. I didnt get any wax cause i heard it can be a bit messy? Is that not the case then or is there a way of doing it properly?

Depends on what you use some brands are easyer to use than others NXT by megs is stupidly forgiving. I once waxed my bonnet in direct sunlight and it was HOT HOT HOT, along with small water drops and it did it like a king 8)

JonnyW
07-09-2009, 11:05 AM
Theres so much to choose from. I didnt get any wax cause i heard it can be a bit messy? Is that not the case then or is there a way of doing it properly?

Gradually, buy more stuff and do more work on the car.

Start by getting some 'Dodo Juice Lime Prime'.. It cleans the paint really well and makes it a good layer to put the wax onto.

Some clay, and some lube and give the paint a good going over with the clay to get all the contaminants out of the paint.

At first, Detailing looks very complicated with all of the stuff needed etc.. But its quite easy when you get into it.

Thanks very much for the code, Greg! Much appreciated.

Greg
07-09-2009, 11:24 AM
No worries mate.

Advikaz
07-09-2009, 11:58 AM
I use meguirs & for waxing I use Maguirs Tech wax.

Jensen
09-09-2009, 11:46 AM
i use auto glym.... there new aqua wax is amazing no need to dry the vechicle or avoid the windows its amazing :))) would recomend to anyone!!!

JonnyW
09-09-2009, 11:57 AM
Try some proper products, you'll be amazed at the difference!

Greg
09-09-2009, 12:14 PM
Try some proper products, you'll be amazed at the difference!

I echo this!

C2DanSouthampton
11-09-2009, 12:35 AM
So to sum it up, how many products would be needed to make the car look at its best when ive finished cleaning, and more importantly what order should i do what in? Also if i wanted to just give the car a quick clean what should i just use then?

For the interior, cause i wanted to clean the seats of my furio, the orange was pretty grimey when i got it i got autoglym shampoo stuff for upholstery and plastic. is this about all is needed for the inside?

thanks for the advice so far guys, much appreciated.

owensy
11-09-2009, 07:32 AM
The AG Interior Shampoo is good for seats and carpets and grimey dash boards/door cards but then go over all the vinyl and plastics with AG Vinyl & Rubber Care which can give a matt or shiney finish! depends what you prefer :wink:

As for the rest, just use AG Bodywork Shampoo and Conditioner and AG Clean Wheels and a AG Synthetic Chamios. Then AG Instant Tyre Dressing on the Tyres. Thats what i do between waxes and my car is always immaculate 8) I know it sound simple but remember to clean the wheel arch liners, door shuts, the boot and bonnet shuts etc etc as it makes a massive differance :wink:

JonnyW
11-09-2009, 07:43 AM
So to sum it up, how many products would be needed to make the car look at its best when ive finished cleaning, and more importantly what order should i do what in? Also if i wanted to just give the car a quick clean what should i just use then?

For the interior, cause i wanted to clean the seats of my furio, the orange was pretty grimey when i got it i got autoglym shampoo stuff for upholstery and plastic. is this about all is needed for the inside?

thanks for the advice so far guys, much appreciated.

The thing with car cleaning, well.. Car cleaning, very well.. Is you can't be afraid to spend some money on products.

First off, get yourself some of these products.. It'll make a good start and if you like it, buy more/more expensive.

2 Buckets - Any kind.
Sponge - (Everyone says use a mitt, but are starting to swear by these sponges..) http://monzacarcare.com/products/?category_id=6262&search_mode=view_item&product_id=1504&start=0&search_term=Enter%20search%20term
Shampoo - http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wax/dodo-juice/dodo-juice-born-to-be-mild-shampoo-250ml/prod_490.html
Clay - (If your car hasn't been clayed before, get this done..) http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/detailing-clay/sonus-green-ultra-fine-clay-refill/prod_327.html
Lubricant (You need to use this when claying, ask if you need more information on claying the car) - http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/detailing-clay/dodo-juice-born-slippy-500ml/prod_560.html
Paint Cleanser (Use this before applying a wax to get a good surface to apply to) - http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wax/dodo-juice/dodo-juice-lime-prime-250ml/prod_441.html
Wax (Try this sample pot first, its enough for 2-3 goes over the C2. If you seriously like it, buy it.. Its the best for the money!) - http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wax/dodo-juice/dodo-juice-supernatural-30ml-panel-pot/prod_442.html
Wheel Cleaner - http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wheels-and-tyres/valet-pro-bilberry-wheel-cleaner-1-litre-/prod_499.html
Engine Degreaser - http://www.seriousperformance.co.uk/Products,80,toView_399.html
Tyre Shine - http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wheels-and-tyres/meguiars-high-gloss-tyre-gel/prod_103.html


Accessories -

Drying towel (Either of these..)
http://www.seriousperformance.co.uk/Products,71,toView_554.html
http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/washing-and-drying/huge-38-x-28-microfibre-drying-towel/prod_154.html
Sprayer Bottles (Use these for things like APC and Bilberry) - http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/accessories/600ml-plastic-bottle-with-sprayer/prod_178.html
Applicators (For the wax and the Lime Prime) - http://www.seriousperformance.co.uk/Products,65,toView_596.html
Microfibres (Use these for pretty much everything, using APC/Window cleaning/Dashboard cleaning etc) - http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/microfibre-cloths/ultimate-ultra-plush-microfibre-cloths-pkg/3-16-x-16-blue-/prod_347.html
Wax Removing (Use these for removing the wax/lime prime when you've applied it) - http://www.seriousperformance.co.uk/Products,81,toView_622.html

Theres probably things i've forgotten, and theres a whole method on how its all done correctly but thats generally everything you need.. Alot of stuff.

People might choose other things too but their what I personally prefer.