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    Lightbulb Exactly what to buy?

    Can anyone help me with a list of exactly what to buy in order to clean my Silver Astra that will be in my hands next week...

    Most of you recommend Meguiars than anything else

    I'm looking for general items to keep my car and alloys shiny......

    I recall somewhere someone mentioned dont go for sponges but a meguiar product???

    Hope you can help...

    Thanks

    tj:zac

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjzac
    Can anyone help me with a list of exactly what to buy in order to clean my Silver Astra that will be in my hands next week...

    Most of you recommend Meguiars than anything else

    I'm looking for general items to keep my car and alloys shiny......
    http://www.m1gst.com/vb/showpost.php?p=397377&postcount=9

    Quote Originally Posted by tjzac
    I recall somewhere someone mentioned dont go for sponges but a meguiar product???
    Sponges tend to pick up dirt and not go anywhere apart from on the surface
    of the sponge creating scratches/swirls to the paint work. I would use a wash
    mitt (Meguiars work very well or similar) these will pick up bits you missed
    from rinsing before hand and store them inside the mitt so to speak.

    Quote Originally Posted by tjzac
    Hope you can help...

    Thanks

    tj:zac
    Hope that helps.

    Darren
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    thanks mate, you're a star !

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    Exclamation Too many choices ...

    tjzac,
    u have quite a few choices... use a car dedicated wash - any brand will do the same thing in the end!!! (u may wanna try meg's nxt wash though - tried it last sunday - best i've ever used & i've tried over a dozen so far)

    a quality plush lambswool or synthetic wool hand mitt... lessens the chance of scratching & is very easy to use & on your arms. feel them all at the shop as they can be different!!! pick the plushest one - once again i use a megs mitt & a new one from eurow. the 1st megs i got had a hard almost cardboard like inside & some of the wool came off in small clumps... relegated to cleaning my wheels now!

    to dry u might want to try a large 24"+ by 36"+ wafflw weave microfibre towel. very easy on your paint, so lessens scratches & u don't need to wring it out. soaks up & dries water with ease... have relegated the chamois to door jambs, sills etc... but will be retired when i get some mf cloths...

    if u rinse the car, wash it & rinse again, using the above "tools" u shouldn't scratch your car much, if at all & may not need to polish it, just seal it with a wax or sealant... maybe polish once every year or so...

    enjoy your car.

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