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Having visited Meguiars a few weekends ago I thought it about time I used some (all) of the goodies I purchased on the day (and some that I subsequently purchased...) - all in the name of science :nerd::nerd::nerd:

So for the last two days I have been detailing the car, inside and out, using only Meguiars products*!!!

*Where possible!

Summary of the 'epic' task embarked upon:
Day One
1. Started on the wheels with a Bilberry juice wheel cleaner (not Meguairs as they do not sell anything like this and its good!) and then Ultimate Wask and Wax to clean, followed by an alooy wheel protector
2. Washed, via two bucket method, with Ultimate Wash & Wax
3. Quick detailed with Ultimate Quik Detailer
4. Clayed with the Smooth Surface Clay kit
6. Quick detailed with Ultimate Quik Detailer

Day Two
7. Used Ultimate Wash & Wax Anywhere to remove dust from overnight (didn't really need to do this but wanted an excuse to try out a new product)
8. Hand polished the whole car (decided against machine polishing as this was completed not that long ago)
9. Hand wax / sealed the whole car using Ultimate Liquid Wax (not as good as the hard waxes I normally use)
10. Cleaned and protected all plastics with Ultimate Black
11. Gummi Pflege & greased all seals, rubbers moving bits
12. Quick detailed the interior plastics (Using Auto Finesse Spritz Interior Quick Detailer)
13. Cleaned and protected all leather (seats, dash, door cards) with a specialist cleaning product
14. Cleaned all windows with Auto Finesse Glass Cleaner
15. Used Metal Finishing Polish on the exhaust tips (not overly impressed)

Tomorrow (weather permitting)
16. Engine bay clean using Engine Clean and Engine Dressing

:frown::frown::frown: AND THEN IT RAINED :frown::frown::frown:

However before it rained I was able to get a couple of pictures - what do you think?







 

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Superb ! I like their tier gel ! Good stuff ! Can't beat the fusso wax ! Amazing results off this stuff !


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Looking good but you must try harder on those Tail Pipes :grin:
Don't forget you can use the clay on your windscreen to remove any debris.
I used to use Autoglym products but since going to Maguires the first time I am changing as they run out. The drying cloth is great and my chamois is in the bin.
Wheel Woollies are great but not cheap.
Cotton wool buds will clean around your locks..... :x
It is nice when your car looks good, although it's never ending as you know :smile:
 

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Looking good but you must try harder on those Tail Pipes :grin:
Agree with the tail pipes - I was disappointed with the Meguiars product I purchased on the day... Whilst it produced a high level of shine on the end pipe it failed to remove the carbon from the lip.

Other than elbow grease what is your secret???
 

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Agree with the tail pipes - I was disappointed with the Meguiars product I purchased on the day... Whilst it produced a high level of shine on the end pipe it failed to remove the carbon from the lip.

Other than elbow grease what is your secret???
He used conical drill attachments. A sander and a mop polisher. I bought them too, but can't remember the site I got them from.
 

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He used conical drill attachments. A sander and a mop polisher. I bought them too, but can't remember the site I got them from.
I'm going to try #0000 super fine steel wool and some elbow grease and see what the results are... pics to follow when the rain stops!
 

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Looks great! No chance of mine getting cleaned anytime soon this year....the City have just decided to dig up the roads around the enclave to put in a new sewer and more housing, the entire area looks like a bombsite plus to get to the main road we now have to go cross country on a makeshift road as they have closed all roads in and out of my house....wonderful summer ahead!
 

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Looks great! No chance of mine getting cleaned anytime soon this year....the City have just decided to dig up the roads around the enclave to put in a new sewer and more housing, the entire area looks like a bombsite plus to get to the main road we now have to go cross country on a makeshift road as they have closed all roads in and out of my house....wonderful summer ahead!
A few years ago when we stayed in Bobcaygeon in Canada they had closed a bridge in to the town which meant a 10+mile diversion just to get in and out of the center... Not sure I would want to drive over makeshift roads though!
 

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Agree with the tail pipes - I was disappointed with the Meguiars product I purchased on the day... Whilst it produced a high level of shine on the end pipe it failed to remove the carbon from the lip.

Other than elbow grease what is your secret???
Electric drill, buffing wheel and Solvo Autosol.
 

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Looks great! No chance of mine getting cleaned anytime soon this year....the City have just decided to dig up the roads around the enclave to put in a new sewer and more housing, the entire area looks like a bombsite plus to get to the main road we now have to go cross country on a makeshift road as they have closed all roads in and out of my house....wonderful summer ahead!
We've had to live with mud for the past year Chris. Putting in new underground wiring has left boulevards torn up. THEN they dump the "new" dirt in dump-truck loads directly on the street. Rain and snow all help the devils mix.

No end in sight.

I hear Schwarzie's muffled sobs from underneath her car cover :crying:
 

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A few years ago when we stayed in Bobcaygeon in Canada they had closed a bridge in to the town which meant a 10+mile diversion just to get in and out of the center... Not sure I would want to drive over makeshift roads though!
Fortunately I have an SUV for the weekly work commute, but I don't hold out much hope for keeping the car clean on weekends.

Where did you stay in Bobcaygeon? I used to spend a lot of time there on weekends fishing on 'Little Bob' and 'Big Bob'....a one horse town:wink:

I have used some Meguiars products but went over to Autoglym and Merzerna
 

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We've had to live with mud for the past year Chris. Putting in new underground wiring has left boulevards torn up. THEN they dump the "new" dirt in dump-truck loads directly on the street. Rain and snow all help the devils mix.

No end in sight.

I hear Schwarzie's muffled sobs from underneath her car cover :crying:
I hear your pain.....but I cracked weeks ago....on that first sunny day that was above zero with + temps. I have been out 3 times since( only sunny days and + temperatures) and despite the weather I will have to be out tomorrow getting these wheels sorted out......freezing rain or not :surprise: I just got home and the entire area is like the blitz with a note from the City stuck in the door......they say 3 more weeks putting in the sewer.....then they are going start road repairs :surprise: so tack another few weeks on top of that.

Well and least the car had a good clean before being stored....can't say it looks the same now though:crying:
 
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