Just reading your procedure exhausted me - let alone actually doing it. Its a brush connected to a hose for me and happy with the results.Itzben said:Defo an autoglym fan! I've tried dodo juice and meguiars but prefer autoglym dont ask why I just do haha and some of the products I use smell better than what I use in the shower!
For a 1st wash I would do a full detail, including:
Jet wash all the car, wash all over starting from the top down using 2 bucket method ( 1 bucket full of soap suds, 2nd bucket just water purely to rinse sponge or wash mit etc), do wheels last, dry off, clay bar all over (even though its a brand new car) apply a good decent wax. I have the autoglym hd wax and products from the hd range. Wipe all door sills and boot shut and under the bonnet and the glass polish all windows apart from the windscreen! Thats about it I think! O wheels! After drying the wheels apply alloy sealer buff that in then spray on tyre dressing and buff that off lol
For other washes just wash it then instead of drying use autoglym aqua wax and follow that procedure its a lot faster and gives great results!
ljduk1 said:OMG. I really just thought it would be a simple wash with a quality shampoo, end of story!!
I don't have any of this kind of kit and don't think I'd have the muscle power of energy to complete all those steps even if I did have the products.
Why is it so important to do a "removal"? Surely it comes with a perfect wax job from the factory?
If you fancy a go at detailing at some stage this will help, you don't have to use these products but the process is still the same.. some good tips here http://www.dodojuice.com/dodo-juice-detailing.htmlljduk1 said:Thanks Rickenbacker - I was starting to panic. At the risk of sounding pathetic, I'm a girl who has no experience of 'car detailing'. When reading the advice I started to panic that my car was going to suffer if I didn't follow what seemed like a 20-step process. I've never heard of a clay bar never mind used one and I'd be nervous about trying it in case I got it wrong.
Should I take it to a car detailed for a first prep then just wash and wax it myself after that?
Thanks everybody for the advice, even if I feel unable to apply it myself.