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After reading the show and shine posts, I've just spend a day cleaning and waxing.

The question is I normally use triple wax car shampoo to wash and then cold water rise and leather is this OK or is this bad after using some good quality wax.

What is best way to look after the wax i've just put on.
 

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Hi, As above, triple wax shampoo may be removing some of the wax you have applied.
I always use Meguairs Gold Class shampoo as that doesn't strip the wax, but everyone has their favourite..
A micro fibre cloth will give a much better finish than a leather..
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Step away from the leather. Micro Fibre towel definitely the way to go. They soak up a lot more water and kinder to the paint work. Also use a wash mitt rather than a sponge.
 

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Add in two buckets with scratch guards and a nice soft wash mitt with soft micro fibre towel to dry and your keep the car looking good for ages. (if you want to go the extra mile snow foam the car before washing)

+1 for the gold class wash. Used it for years and gives a nice shine.
 

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Nyxx said:
After reading the show and shine posts, I've just spend a day cleaning and waxing.

The question is I normally use triple wax car shampoo to wash and then cold water rise and leather is this OK or is this bad after using come good quality was.

What is best way to look after the wax i've just but on.
Once your car is waxed keeping it clean is much easier. A good shampoo will not strip the wax. Grime and traffic film sits on the wax and not the paint finish. I use AutoGlym bodywork shampoo but there is lots of good ones out there. Just wash, rince and dry is micro fibre towel then you a good detail spray to give the wax a little boost. It's just spray on and buff of with a MF towel. Dodo Juice Red Mist is a good product, not colour specific, ok on any wax finish.
Red Mist applied a few weeks after waxing

Beading a few days later

There is lots of good info available here, wheel car, wash methods, what waxes or sealants with which colours, if solid or metallics finishes etc... They supply a fab range of products. Note. Lock your card up! Seriously :lol:
http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acatalog ... dvice.html
 

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The polished bliss website is the best i have came across. If your ever close you should pop by the store as well. Always happy to help you with any questions you have! Brilliant range of products to with some pretty fair reviews on whats the best and whats average!
 

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I'd agree with that... Not that I know a lot, but then that's why I think the site is so good. With the info they give to back up each product it's much easier to decide if it's something you really want to buy. Most other sites list the products, a bit of blurb and a few users reviews and that's it. Polished Bliss give you more.
 

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Every 2 or 3 months i do the following:

1. Wash the car using Meguiars Gold Class Car Wash Shampoo and Conditioner using Meguiars Lambswool Wash Mitt.
http://www.detailedclean.co.uk/washing- ... 1892ml-156
http://www.detailedclean.co.uk/washing- ... h-mitt-149

2. Wash it again

3. Clay the whole car using Bilt Hamber Autoclay Regular 200g. I use this as you can use water with it and not a detailing spray/lubricant.
http://www.detailedclean.co.uk/detailin ... ar-200g-17

4. Rinse the car down.

5. Dry using Chemical Guys Miracle Dryer Ultra Plush
http://www.detailedclean.co.uk/washing- ... -plush-303

6. Clean all glass, internal and external using Meguiars Glass cleaner (Leaves a nice smell too!)

7. Prep the paintwork ready for wax using R222 Paintwork Cleanser
http://www.detailedclean.co.uk/pre-wax- ... -350ml-519

8. Apply R222 Carnauba Wax using Sonus Der Wunder Microfiber Polishing Towel
http://www.detailedclean.co.uk/wax/r222 ... s-look-304
http://www.detailedclean.co.uk/microfib ... 2-pack-208

9. Apply Meguiars Endurance High Gloss Tyre Gel using a 3" paintbrush
http://www.detailedclean.co.uk/wheels-a ... -473ml-153

10. Clean exhaust tips using Meguiars NXT All Metal Polish
http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/engine-an ... d_106.html

That pretty much keeps the paintwork protected and provides a base for very easy future cleaning.

After that i tend to just wash and dry the car within 30min leaving out all the other steps.
I keep some detailing spray handy to use for touch ups and spot cleaning. I use Meguiars Quik Detailer Mist & Wipe (http://www.detailedclean.co.uk/detailin ... e-473ml-54) and for bugs and stuff i use Meguiars Gold Class Bug N' Tar Remover (http://www.detailedclean.co.uk/engine-a ... r-473ml-57)

Jobs a goon'un 8)
 

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Exactly Maxamus... One afternoon in the shade every 2 or 3 months makes the rest of the cleaning process quick and easy.
Do you use the same wax all year round or do you have a winter wax? I've got Collinite for that job.
 

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Yep that's all it takes. Spend one afternoon, set 3/4hrs aside to do a proper job and then its really easy cleaning it for a few months.

I use the same R222 wax all year round. I've tried a few different ones but find R222 gives me the best look when used with the R222 polish too. It leaves a deep wet look which really comes to life in low light and on a night.

I use it everywhere including the lights and the rubber strips around the windows.
For £30 you get nearly 2yrs worth which is pretty good value!

This is the effect the R222 wax has on a car...especially dark coloured ones 8)
 

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Nyxx said:
Well as "shade" goes the UK is epic for that. :lol:
Yeah but the problem has been torrential rain in the shade too!! :lol:
So... Bought anything or research ongoing?
 

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Yes went and bought some very large micro fibre towes and some AutoGlym bodywork shampoo and conditioner.
But think I will order a mico fibre drying towel, seems a lot like the Dodo red mist so that's on the order list.

Love all the links and ideas. Just great replies and very helpfull. Many thanks.
 

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Nyxx said:
Yes went and bought some very large micro fibre towes and some AutoGlym bodywork shampoo and conditioner.
But think I will order a mico fibre drying towel, seems a lot like the Dodo red mist so that's on the order list.

Love all the links and ideas. Just great replies and very helpfull. Many thanks.
Good choices... You'll see the difference with MF towels etc... Problems start when you start wondering about if there is better stuff than what you have. Like Maxamus, find what you feel gives you the the best results and stick with it.
 
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