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Old 21 Mar 2007, 07:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Recommended online car care products suppliers ive used.

just a list for the newbies that may be interested.

http://www.motorgeek.co.uk/

http://www.cleanandshiny.co.uk/

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/

http://www.performancemotorcare.com/ (have some cool detailing tools)

http://www.seriousperformance.co.uk/News.html

http://www.swissol.co.uk/

http://www.vertar.com/ (zymol) though to be fair scoobyworld stock it now anyway- http://www.scoobyworld.co.uk/catalog/index.php

just a note out of swissol samurai wax and zymol japon found that swissols the better of the 2 at equivalent price, but the tub of zymol lasts loads longer.

(even though i dont go a bundle on either i have had a tub of each)

all the above online shops ive had no problems with at all, if i had have done i wouldnt recommend them to you.

If ppl think any more should be on this list please post details.
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Old 21 Mar 2007, 07:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Great info Dave, thanks
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Old 21 Mar 2007, 08:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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some ppl may suggest polished bliss but think there approach is more from a detailers perspective based on what ive seen on scoobynet ie theres good results to be had from using some of the products they recommend however it usually involves hours and hours and alot of hard work unless you own your own buffer/polisher.

For the everyday sorta car care person products i`d recommend for your cars bodywork ie polishes/cleansers/waxes are-

Poorboys

P21S

Mothers

Chemical guys

although i`d like to add meguiars find some of their products a pain to buff off though will agree they can produce great results.

All the above manufacturers products produce virtually instant results with little effort and arent expensive.

ive still to try collinite products however they come recomended by lee wagonwheel on here(pic after using it below)collinite 915 i believe used on his.


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If youre starting from scratch and your paintworks slightly faded/rough to the touch would still recommend t-cut even though a million ppl will tell you its too harsh and abrasive its never done any of my cars any harm,if your cars metallic however be sure to get the one for metallic paint as it is less harsh based on metallics being laquered you dont want to be ripping the laquer off.

ive used clay before but to be honest my cars never really in a rough enough state to warrant it and if im honest dont like it alot-put aside a good 3-4 hrs if you intend claying then polish/waxing bk to where ya cars finish was at before you started.Used both pinnacle and meguiars clays and wouldnt say i were blown away by the results from either(but then mine gets alot of polish)

a few pics from mainly using poorboys EX



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Great info Dave, thanks
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Old 21 Mar 2007, 08:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Example of t-cut(dont laugh) mate of mines seat marbella before and after (though when i use t-cut always rub on well then without buffing it off polish straight over the top with autoglym super resin as it makes the t-cut fly off without being a pain to buff and youve killed 2 birds with one stone)

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bear in mind this had been a students car and hadnt been polished ever!!!!

apply t-cut then without buffing off autoglym super resin straight over the top,rub off and its a different car..............................................
well not exactly but you know what i mean cheers for reading folks.

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Old 22 Mar 2007, 08:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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uk dave iv used a few products autoglym black super resign great shine but as you probably know white dust everywhere and it bloody hard to get rid of.
Lately iv been useing zymol titanium been great what a shine and lasts an age on the paint even after a week just a wash and chamy brings it right back up.
must admit am a zymol fan do the whole process zymol autobath, Zymol HD-Cleanse and wax on wax off for about 3 hours. Car smells great after cleaning as all zymol users will know and the shine is great !. If it dry tomorrow il give it the works and post the pics as i have a day off .
oh and yes titanium is made for off roads or cars that do high millage so it stays there to help fend off the dreaded salt on our roadsthat doesnt do much for the paint as im sure u will agree.
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gordo i agree zymol does last ages in fact swissol aswell will also agree on the autoglym i used it for years having owned a couple of xr`s and a s2 rst years ago it were and still is to an extent amongst rs owners part of their religion used to go to the shows(not to show mine)and the aroma in the air werent petrol fumes it were super resin pmsl . I used it meself for years then went on to a polish called "black magic" then renamed "reflections"by a company down watford way saw them at trax one year and bought a 5ltr can for £22 following yr bought another and so on untill i didnt see them at trax no more and didnt do mail order-were that good contemplated a trip to watford to fetch it-this were the first time my eyes were opened to what can be achieved through using good though not necessarily expensive products.

From then on used meguiars 3 stage then nxt tech wax but as i mainly polish in sunny weather couldnt get on with it especially on bonnets of cars it never rubbed off without leaving darker patches in places great shine but terrible if the bodyworks warm or cars in direct sunlight.

Soon after spotted pics on scoobynet of a guy who`d used poorboys on his scooby and it blew me away-thought ive gotta try that.........about 2yrs on im still using their polish and EX sealant.

If your bodyworks good already gordo just buy one bottle of EX an let me know how it went and how long it took can be slightly dusty but a rub over with a microfibre quickly after sorts that (buy the EX the EX-P is crap)

http://www.motorgeek.co.uk/poorboy’s-sealant-p-53.html

or buy from performance motorcare if youre only buying one product it works out cheaper on the postage

http://www.performancemotorcare.com/.../Poorboys.html
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hi dave was wondering which poorboys wax u use my car is blue/black so need one for darker colours. Will post the pics today vroadband whent down and so did the sun by the time id finished il give her a going over with a zymol towel and post >cheers for the advice dave will give it a go
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Hi mate would start with the polish with carnauba blue (polish)then go over with the EX sealant both are liquids not paste, though the EX if left about 10mins or longer rubs off a bit like a wax-really impressive finish for the cost from EX.
Both are really easy to use though compared to zymol you may find a slight dustiness but no big deal really.

(dont really rate the poorboys paste waxes)tried nattys blue and didnt like it at all in fact gave it me dad for his car-not too bad on silver but its relative i suppose to waxes ppl`s used before i know some ppl love it-just that ive used alot better.

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