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    Cleaning gear

    just thought i'd ask what everyone uses to keep their cars nice n clean? what with the summer just round the corner me, i use a wash n wax to clean and then turtle wax for a nice shine. spray on tyre silk and nilglass for the windows.
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    Bodywork - Wash with Turtle Zip Wax, polished with Autoglym Super Resin or Turtle Nanotech wax (depending on how energetic I'm feeling).

    Exterior plastic trim - Back To Black Gel

    Wheels & tyres - Wonder Wheels

    Interior - Mixture of ArmorAll & Turtle Fresh Shine sponge pad thingy (which is surprisingly effective for a smelly sponge)

    Just spent about 4 hrs this afternoon cleaning it inside and out. It's amazing how many nooks and crannys the bus has that I don't know about, but apparently the kids do!

    Probably get another 5 mpg now i've emptied their cr*p out...

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    Wash with Turtle Zip Wax, polish with Meguiras NXT Tech Wax (great stuff), and Meguiras Hot Rims All Wheel Cleaner. I have heard reports that Wonder Wheels actually corrodes and damages your wheels over time, especially if the lacquer is damaged.

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    Working for a Car Rental Company I have free access to all their cleaning crap. Most of it's all made by a company called Autosmart apart from Gardex wash and wax for the cleaning and Gardex Conserver for the paintwork afterwards then Autosmart Wax with Vinyl paint for the Tyres and Vinyl Gel for all the Black trim bits and a product called Finnish for the vinyl interiors and Brisk to clean all the upholstery.

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    I use a mix of AutoSmart and Autoglym stuff

    never been impressed with Meg's

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyM View Post
    Wash with Turtle Zip Wax, polish with Meguiras NXT Tech Wax (great stuff), and Meguiras Hot Rims All Wheel Cleaner. I have heard reports that Wonder Wheels actually corrodes and damages your wheels over time, especially if the lacquer is damaged.
    yeah the wonder wheels and some others are actually acid based!! i wish someone would find a cure for that damn brake dust!!! (apart from stupid rubber covers that bolt inside the wheel!)
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    I've got a whole selection of stuff that I seem to have gathered over the years so am working my way thru that, some of it is years old.

    Mainly use Autoglym stuff, wonder wheels for the er, wheels.
    Comma trim wizard gel for tyres and black stuff.
    parafin for the engine.
    Megs leather cleaner/conditioner for my chairs.
    turtle wax cockpit spray.
    ??? traffic film remover. (sprayed on with pressure washer)

    I clay barred a while back and it was worth doing, helps get the best out of waxing.

    My best bit of kit is my Karcher pressure washer, its got twin detergent tanks, a very long hose which winds up into the machine and I can give my car a pretty good wash in 5 mins and all packed up again.

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    And before anyone points out the error of my ways, I know wonder wheels aint to healthy but I've got about 10 litres of the stuff to use up before I get some citrus based cleaner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by montyfox View Post
    And before anyone points out the error of my ways, I know wonder wheels aint to healthy but I've got about 10 litres of the stuff to use up before I get some citrus based cleaner.
    I know what you mean, I still have a couple of litres left sitting in the garage.

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    i use turtle wash and wax maguires mirror glaze 56 boat pure wax to bring out the lush shine then seal it up with autoglym extra gloss protection for all my trim and tyres i use turtle back to black gell i use marine wax as it has great uv protection haveing a flame red zaff

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