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    Showroom Shine by Greased Lightning

    Brought my very first bottle of showroom shine from greased lightning last week after having several people recommend it. i have a black astra and have tried everything to clean it, but all methods somehow seem to smeer somewhere on the car.

    the showroom shine is great. simply spray on, wipe over with a mircofibre cloth to remove dirt, then buff to a shine with a 2nd clean microfibre cloth. sounds simple, and i was very sceptical whether it was going to work on a car which had got 2 weeks worth of dirt and grime on... but the results were simply amazing. no pre-washing involved, not water involved, except for cleaning the alloys up with. on chrome, well, i have never seen chrome so shiny, windows no smeers, lights crystal clear, the showroom shine is just perfect. the photos say it all:




    Astra sold ... replaced with a Skoda ... soon to be replaced with another Vauxhall

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    Congratulations, you've just created thousands of fresh swirls on your car

    All this stuff is is quick detailer. I would advise strongly against using it like this again. 2 Bucket method with a lambswoll washmitt, then drying with a waffleweave towel (you can use that stuff as a drying aid) will be the safest way to clean your car without inflicting swirls.

    You'll also need to get a good hard paste wax such as Collinite 476s on there for some protection.

    Hate to be the bearer of bad news mate
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    there is no signs of scratches/swirls or anything on the car. looks as if the car has been professionally valeted.

    i do not plan to use this everytime on my car, possibly every month or so on.
    Astra sold ... replaced with a Skoda ... soon to be replaced with another Vauxhall

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    I can see swirls in the after picture there mate, where the flash is shining on the car under the door handle .

    I have an eye for it.
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    i can see marks in the bottom right picture.
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    there is a possibility it may have then, the camera is not the best at taking pics - pics taken on mobile.
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    get a torch and shine it on the paint, then you'll see every blemish on the paint. I use an LED headtorch when I inspect, but most people use halogen lamps.
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    I can spot swirls too.....

    These no water wash methods are utter bull crap if you want my honest advice.

    All your doing is spraying on a quick detailer then rubbing all the surface dirt around the car on a mf or sponge what ever you used.

    To wash a car correctly takes me around 2hrs thats just a wash and a quick detailer.

    You need to remove all the excess surface dirt by sprayer a warm cirus degreaser to eat away at the grim and road film then rinse.

    Followed by some snow foam which acts a cleaning agent and leave to dwell then rinse.

    If the car is still filthy re foam before going near it with a sponge/washmitt amking sure the paintwork has no loose peices of dirt that the sponge could pic up and cause swirls to the paintwork.

    Then wash using 2 buckets 1 for the shampoo and the other as a rinse bucket, do a panel at a time starting at the roof and working your way down leaving the lowers and bumpers till last.

    Then rinse the car and drying using a drying towel http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...MESE:IT&ih=003 and a quick detailer such as megs last touch to aid the drying towel to stop the towel marring the paintwork.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gazTD View Post
    Congratulations, you've just created thousands of fresh swirls on your car

    Did you not read the title of this thread Gaz? It said showroom shine, which means swirls, the occasional buffer trail & polish which the valeter forgot to take off. Which it has done. TBH I would complain that theres no wax been left dripping out the door as is the norm with new car.

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    wait till summer or when the suns on it hello mr swirls
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