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    Beginners Kit

    Right so i want to build myself up a small kit for detailing the car im a beginner though so nothing too advanced or that i could **** up the paintwork with .

    Just now ive got (nicked from my dad)

    Black turtle wax colour magic
    F3 compound
    Car shampoo
    Dashbright
    Some shite alloy cleaner not very good lol
    Sponge
    Bucket
    chamois

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    AG Clay bar kit. easy to use with lots of lube(any quick detailer)to get all the crud off then megs nxt gen shampoo, dodo juice lime prime light, which is not that abrasive so difficult to damage the paint with, then petes 53 (assuming your car is black) as a nice wax. id chuck the chamois and use a drying towel from cleanyourcar, and chuck the sponge and get a lambswool wash mitt. doesnt drag as much dirt across the paintwork as a sponge does. tbf the megs nxt gen shampoo is as good at cleaning the alloys as any cheapish alloy wheel cleaner from my experience of using them.

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    I aint into detailing in a big way. i went for the basic stuff

    Cloths - Autobrite drying towel, few microfibres, polishing cloths etc etc, wash mitt

    Dodo juice born to be mild shampoo
    Dodo juice need for speed polish/wax
    Dodo juice red mist tropical

    You can get into waxing but i can't be arsed with it all, so this does me fine
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    Black turtle wax colour magic - ditch Switch for perhaps the Megs Quick Clay Kit or comparable
    F3 compound - Possibly consider something like Lime Prime instead
    Car shampoo - e.g. Chemical Guys maxi Suds II
    Dashbright - Poorboys Natural Look Dressing
    Some shite alloy cleaner not very good lol - Bilberry Wheel Cleaner
    Sponge - ditch, get a lambswool wash mitt
    Bucket - yep, you'll need a bucket
    chamois - ditch, it strips wax off, it can damage the clearcote on the paint - switch for a decent drying towel instead and get a couple of microfibre cloths too

    Finish with some long lasting wax e.g. Collinite 476s, Pete's 53 etc.

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    Bucket, sponge and Halfords car shampoo

    That's all a man needs to clean a car. Anything above that is gay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Partyvan View Post
    Bucket, sponge and Halfords car shampoo

    That's all a man needs to clean a car. Anything above that is gay.
    thats all right if you dont mind your car getting scratched to high heaven and next to no shine from it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Questionmarc View Post

    Black turtle wax colour magic Bin it, shite
    F3 compound Bin it, shite
    Car shampoo What car shampoo, there's a lot out there
    Dashbright Bin it, shite
    Some shite alloy cleaner not very good lol Bin it, shite
    Sponge Bin it, traps grit on your paint causing scratching and swirling
    Bucket The only thing worth keeping
    chamois Bin it, strips wax from the car and when there's no wax left will make nice holograms on the paint.
    Hope that gives you an insight. Have a read of the guides mate to get a base knowledge
    Quote Originally Posted by Partyvan View Post
    Bucket, sponge and Halfords car shampoo

    That's all a man needs to clean a car. Anything above that is gay.
    Yet another pointless comment on car cleaning from you. This forum is used by people who take pride in their car's paintwork. If you've got nothing constructive to add, please don't add anything. If you persist with slagging off detailing I'll just delete your posts.
    Gaz

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    Bye bye VXR Castle Combe Edition - because it's done more laps of Castle Combe than most Bergs have of the Ring

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    Quote Originally Posted by gazTD View Post
    Yet another pointless comment on car cleaning from you. This forum is used by people who take pride in their car's paintwork. If you've got nothing constructive to add, please don't add anything. If you persist with slagging off detailing I'll just delete your posts.
    Everyone's allowed an opinion though right? Or does it have to agree with yours?

    I am merely trying to show some people that detailing is not really needed to enjoy a car. It's mainly just something people do to "fit in" and try and look trendy with their little microfibre cloths and bottles of albatross-spleen wax

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    Must admit i have never been a fan of detailing, but a decent thorough clean every now and again doesn't hurt
    GSi....boosting a' ower yer honda CTR, Vtec this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Partyvan View Post
    Everyone's allowed an opinion though right? Or does it have to agree with yours?

    I am merely trying to show some people that detailing is not really needed to enjoy a car. It's mainly just something people do to "fit in" and try and look trendy with their little microfibre cloths and bottles of albatross-spleen wax
    This is one of those moments when you need to take a look at your self, people post in a DETAILING FORUM, obviously cos there interested in what is to be said or advice offered, so do you honestly think your negative posts have any interest to the OP, (Post count comes to mind).

    As to the OP, nry and gaz have pretty much given the advice on the products you listed, but if you dont want to get massivly embedded in detailing the all you need is....

    2 buckets (1 wash, 1 rinse of a decent lambs wool mit)
    shampoo - i like maxi suds
    clay - halford or megs kit will do you fine
    wheels - billberry is probably the best product IMHO
    polish - basics would be AG SRP
    wax - any wax is better than none but buy shite buy twice, its technically a sealant but my favorite is fk1000p
    and you will need lots of decent plush microfibres for the drying and buffing of all the products.

    if you search enough you could pick all that up for around £50, sounds a bit steep for a start off but those products will last ages.

    HTH

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