Going to be a busy New Year

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Post by scooobydont » Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:14 am

Looks like I am in for a busy new year, won this over on the detailing forum :D :

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Post by Darkangelv2 » Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:28 pm

Nice! Well done you lucky swine!
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Post by patriot66 » Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:44 pm

Result ! That little lot should keep things shiny for a while. :thumbsup:
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Post by RickRob » Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:47 pm

So we can expect pics of a very clean and shiny Zed on 2 January?? :)
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Post by scooobydont » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:33 pm

Indeed, sad as I am, I cannot wait :D

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Post by Gaffa22 » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:34 pm

nice one well done
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Post by buzyg » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:55 pm

Awaits before and after pics. :D
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Post by scooobydont » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:54 pm

It's a bit of a tradition for me to go into the New Year with a clean house and car. House is done and thanks to the weather gods I was able to give the car a quick maintenance wash. This of course allowed me to crack open some of the goodies I received from Britemax.

This was just a quick going over, here is some idea of what Grimeout and Puremax were in for!

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Post by scooobydont » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:55 pm

Weapons of choice are my Wheel Woolie and soft bristled scrubbing brush for the wheels:

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Grime Out applied and left to dwell after being scrubbed into the tyres:

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Then attacked the rest of the alloy with Pure Max and the Wheel Woolie

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A quick powerwash off and alloys are done:

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Post by scooobydont » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:55 pm

Next up was the Pure Max shampoo/snow foam. It's the first time I have tried a product that can be used for both snow foam and a shampoo and I have to say it was excellent:

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Left to dwell for 5mins:

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And then simply washed off, you can see the amount of crud it has shifted before I have even touched the car yet!

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Post by scooobydont » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:56 pm

Next up is 2 bucket method using Pure Max as a shampoo. I have heard of products being referred too as 'slick', I have never really had a product I would term as 'slick'... until now, this stuff is 'SLICK'. You dont need to work your mit into the car, you simply glide it over and it lifts the dirt, its brilliant!

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and then all rinsed off:

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Post by scooobydont » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:56 pm

BriteMax's drying towel next, quite small in comparison to a few I have tried but soaks up the water with ease as it's a double sided type affair (its really thick)

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Another cheeky pic of how clean the wheels look now:

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Post by scooobydont » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:56 pm

Finally (wasnt planning on it) the tailpipes were disgusting and I couldn't leave them looking like this after cleaning the car:

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Out came the Final Shine, reason being that its always best to start with the least aggressive first:

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Pipes came out ok:

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But needed something a little more so tried the Easy Cut, both this and the Final Shine are quite weird to me as any other metal polishes I have tried have been very thick, these 2 are very much a liquid:

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Job done with Easy Cut:

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Post by scooobydont » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:57 pm

And a few final parting shots of a clean car, sorry for the pics, its hard to make something different to see when all you are doing is washing a car!

Loved the Grime Out and Pure Max, they really made washing the car a breeze.

Looking forward to better weather to have a good play with the rest of it all.

I will update this again when the weather gets better and I can crack out the rest of the products, the trim sealant in particular I am itching to try out.

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And back at the house:

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Post by RickRob » Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:04 pm

Nice job. Looks great already. Makes having a black car worthwhile for the few minutes it's a tau.ly clean. :thumbsup:

I had promised the Discovery a proper clean today, but all it got was a wash in the pouring rain. :cry:

Looking forward to seeing yours when all done. :)
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