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 Post subject: Ask Anthony
PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:22 pm 
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I have had my own detailing business for the previous 8 years. The idea of this thread is if you have a question regarding cleaning your pride and joy fire away and I will hopefully be able to be of assistance.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:16 pm 
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How do i clean my car without costing money and without having do it my self.lol.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:56 pm 
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Anthony,

Whats the difference between a wax (which I'm partial too) and a paint sealant? As you know, I love my paste wax, but I keep having different people / detail suppliers tell me to use a paint sealant.

What are the pro's and con's?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:49 am 
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Billygoat wrote:
How do i clean my car without costing money and without having do it my self.lol.

Get your wife to do it :flame:


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:24 pm 
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GKW wrote:
Anthony,

Whats the difference between a wax (which I'm partial too) and a paint sealant? As you know, I love my paste wax, but I keep having different people / detail suppliers tell me to use a paint sealant.

What are the pro's and con's?

There are a few differences between wax and sealant.
-Wax is a natural product that is made from the Carnuba tree, whereas sealants are synthetic made in a lab
-Wax doesn't last as long as sealant.(approx. 6weeks vs 4-6 months)
-Wax gives a deeper,warmer shine. Sealant gives more of a glass type finish.
-Sealant is easier to apply and remove than wax.

I find the best way to go about this is by putting the sealant on first and then putting a layer of wax over the top. Not only do you get a deeper finish, you also get the peace of mind that once the wax wears off you still have the protection of the sealant.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:22 pm 
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Never thought of that Anthony BUT iam talking of a good job too.lol.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:15 pm 
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Cheers Anthony.

Had not considered combining the both. Looks like my detailing collection is about to get another product for the shelf.

Cheers mate.


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More time on the car?Poor Helen.lol.


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What is the best way to remove water marks off the windows and the body work besides washing and polishing in the shade and when the surfaces are cool?


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:44 pm 
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For the windows you use wet paper,eg scot towel on the glass and then wipe it dry with a dry one.
That workes realy well,Just as good as widex i think.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:47 pm 
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For the windows I just use a damp glass specific microfibre and then a dry microfibre. As for the paintwork always dry the car after washing then maybe go over it with a quick detailer or spray wax


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Hi Anthony,

What is the best way for cleaning my chrome look Alloy wheels? I like the effect that rim cleaner has on them - but apparently it is not a good idea to make a habit of using it - any suggestions?

Ciao - Susie :D


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Billygoat wrote:
How do i clean my car without costing money and without having do it my self.lol.


Get the wife and kids to clean it :bravo: :} :yahoo2:

COXI

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Wheel cleaner shouldn't hurt them as long as its not acid based. If you are happy with the product you are using and it doesn't appear to be damaging the wheels it should be ok. Other than that just soap and water should clean them up ok if you are cleaning them consistantly


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 11:33 pm 
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Anthony,

Engine / engine bay cleaning.

What do you find that works best? A general purpose cleaner or a specific brand engine cleaner? Any recommendations on brand?

It's for the VT, no clear coat to worry about.


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