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The Car cleaning section , Please join in

Discussion in 'off topic' started by AudioAl, Jan 2, 2021.

  1. AudioAl

    AudioAl pfm Member

    As we have some car enthusiasts please post here you lists of products you use for outside / inside / Glass / Dash / Upholstery etc
    I just got carried away on Amazon with a s-it load of cleaning products
    However I did not see any enthusiasm products :D
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  2. garyi

    garyi leave blank

    Washing up liquid and hot water with a dish cloth.

    Or the geezers up the road for 6 quid.
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  3. AudioAl

    AudioAl pfm Member

    Yes but what washing up liquid and cloths , £6 for a super scratch wash , Lovely
    AnilS likes this.
  4. Nero

    Nero Don’t call me Bud

    My car gets washed when it's serviced. Do you have to do it more often?
    Fatmarley, tuga, Nagraboy and 4 others like this.
  5. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    no, I am the same. In for service on Jan12.
  6. chartz

    chartz If it’s broke fix it!

    High pressure car wash for the outside, and Mr Clean only inside.
    Clorox for seats and carpets.
    Twice a year or so, depending on weather conditions.
  7. AudioAl

    AudioAl pfm Member

    Depends on pride , I like to keep my car and camper van as clean as possible
  8. Vinny

    Vinny pfm Member

    I have been driving since 1978 and apart from the initial enthusiasm associated with my first car, which was probably washed a few times within the first year, I have never washed a car and I have never used a garage for a service that washes the car as part of the deal. So, 41 years without washing a car.
  9. Snufkin

    Snufkin pfm Member

    One, or two if really dirty, drop of Fairy Liquid in a bucket of hot water. I do mean a drop, you don't want to use a lot of detergent as it strips waxes/protectants from the paint. I start on the roof and work down with the wheels last. Then one bucket of warm water and microfiber (usually 3 or 4) cloths to rinse and dry.

    Periodically I wax the car with Autoglym Super Resin polish which is a combined polish and wax. Depending on the age of the paint and conditions the car has been used in this might happen three to four times a year.

    I have been using this method for decades and it seems to work well for me.
    Whaleblue likes this.
  10. PhilofCas

    PhilofCas pfm Member

    (Carplan) Demon Foam is good, we struggle here due to water hardness(?), hardly any products give a nice foamy lather, Demon foam and an Aldi one are the exceptions.
  11. Barrymagrec

    Barrymagrec pfm Member

    I always buy a new sponge when I get a new (to me) car, say every 6 or 7 years. I have a lot of virtually new sponges.
    Pkay and GruntPuppy like this.
  12. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    really, a puffed up emotion? a sense of being better than everyone else, showing off?
    Bob McC likes this.
  13. PhilofCas

    PhilofCas pfm Member

    Good effort :D:p
  14. AudioAl

    AudioAl pfm Member

    I wasn't aware ALDI did one , what's it called , Will have a look for it next time I am in store
  15. AudioAl

    AudioAl pfm Member

    No none of the above , I just like a clean car , At the moment it looks like a tractor due to using the A13 / M25 the roads are filthy , Will be washing it again soon
  16. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    I never washed my first car, it was the dirt that held it together.

    My dealer asks whether I want the car washed, I always say yes, as that means the interior gets a good clean, and someone removes all the burger wrappers, chicken bones, beer cans and used kleenex.

    The dealer also offers a full "professional" valet for about £200
  17. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    so not pride then?
  18. PhilofCas

    PhilofCas pfm Member

    It was this Al:[​IMG]
  19. PhilofCas

    PhilofCas pfm Member

    See below above
  20. AudioAl

    AudioAl pfm Member

    Same thing isn't it , I could if I chose drive round in a very dirty car and not give a s-it but I do give a s-it so in my book that means I car and have some pride

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