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Re: How to wash your car! [Re: ChrisConvertible] #663341
21/09/20 07:49 AM
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Originally Posted by ChrisConvertible
I have tried clay bars,the trick is to get a lot of the cleaning fluid on it so the clay bat slides easily over the surface, also be careful to not drop it or it will pick up dirt and scratch the car.

But for a cheap way to renovate the paint try using ice. Two years ago my son bought a car that had been sitting in a backyard for a few years, it had lots of dirt and lots of nasty black dots that just wouldn't wash off. I read about ice so got a large ice block from the freezer, gently rubbed it over that paint work and as the ice melts you can rub it faster. All the nasty dirt came off better than a clay bar and if you drop it on the ground you can go to the freezer to get another block of ice. Since then I have used ice one all my cars before polishing them and very happy with the results.


There are industrial cleaning processes that use sprayed, powdered ice to great effect. It is slightly abrasive, self lubricating and works well. The idea of using an Ice bar is inspired! The only downside I can think of is "cold hands"!!


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Re: How to wash your car! [Re: used2clean1] #663345
21/09/20 08:09 AM
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Yep that is clever.


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Re: How to wash your car! [Re: britmog] #663356
21/09/20 11:05 AM
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Originally Posted by britmog
I am being bombarded with adverts for Ceramic Sealants, has anyone tried these products and what do you think of the results? I am an old fashioned Polish and Wax guy at the moment.


I too have been bombarded with adverts for ceramic polishes etc...... I succumbed..

I got a "taster pack" from this UK company - https://www.autobead.co.uk/

The pack included shampoo, detailer, glass cleaner,ceramic polish and some microfibre cloths

The polish does leave a lovely "soft" finish I think




Last edited by Saxonian; 21/09/20 11:54 AM.

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Re: How to wash your car! [Re: used2clean1] #663483
21/09/20 10:16 PM
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I use a glass to take few ice blocks from the fridge out to the car, otherwise yes your hand wold be very cold before you start.

I am tempted to try a DIY ceramic polish. I assume it would work on wire wheels and make them easier to clean.

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