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 Post subject: New car now to clean it
PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:17 pm 
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Its been a long time since my last post on here ( so long I've forgotten my old login details lol )

However I have just got myself a new Alfa 147 2.0TS in Silver. Now I know the metallic silver is a pig to get shiney but luckily bar a few stone chips on the bonnet the previous owner has done a good job in looking after the old girl.

Could some one point me to a guide and some products that will really make the metallic paint pop out and shine. I will have to get all new gear to do it with, but I am on a budget and due to my health I don't want things that are going to kill me applying ( I suffer from chronic Psoriasis and Psioratic arthritis ) so no £40 a bottle/tub stuff please. I have some AG SRP and tomorrow I'm picking up a new clay bar kit.

Also as i suffer badly with Psoriasis ( 96% body coverage when it flares up ) I need something that is good for the interior that is not sticky etc. I want something that can be applied to the dash and leather seats that will make cleaning everywhere in the car a lot easier. i.e. Apply once every couple of months and in between be able to just however and a light wipe.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:06 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:42 pm 
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Well I went out to claybar the car today and holy carp. I think this thing has been kept in an ashtray all its life. As I was using the clay bar it ended up covered on some sort of brown ( almost nicotiney ) muck all over it. I used a full clay bar and I still think the car needs doing again. So for now ive just given it a quick polish.

Ill grab another clay bar tomorrow and do it all again this weekend before using some SRP and then trying to get hold of some of the products mentioned.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 8:52 pm 
The 'brown stuff' is almost certainly tar spots.

So before you waste more expensive clay bars, try wiping the panels with a de-tar product...far cheaper and will remove more tar easily. :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:43 pm 
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I couldn't see any tar spots at all when I started. The first panel was the top of the rear quarter panel. and within 30 seconds the clay was covered :(. Ill wipe it down with some tar remover but I think there is more to come out of the paint yet.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 12:31 pm 
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Not sure what bar you bought but you should be able to cut it up into thirds and one piece should do you the whole car. Don't forget to fold it over into itself as you go

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 12:36 pm 
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I did manage to do the whole car but it was absolutley filthy and kept on breaking up. I will never use a turtle wax clay bar again they are carp with a capital S!!!!

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 12:42 pm 
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I haven't either but did you warm it up in some hot water :?: Or hold in your hand until soft. That will make it soft and it shouldn't break up. Also a hard clay bar to more likely to mark the paintwork!

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 2:28 pm 
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I broke it into 4 pieces and dropped each piece in warm water as I came to use it ( keeping the others wrapped in cellophane so they didnt get dirty ) nad needed it as much as i could but it wasn't as good as the last bar i used....I think that one was a megs bar and gave me some awesome results on my old car.

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That was my old car done in the following order.

Rinse
Two bucket wash
clay
two bucket wash
rinse
AG SRP
PB blackhole
Natty blue
AG EGP

However I have none of my old stuff left now so to do my new Silver Alfa I am having to buy everything again...but as im not working due to my health affording all the products is a nightmare :(

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 3:58 pm 
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Looks like it was carp then :roll:

:idea: Why not try one of the new Clay mitts. You can use them over and over again, thus saving money :cool:

I like this one , but I believe there are some makes on the high street now.

Nice Pug by the way :cool:

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 6:42 pm 
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Thanks I miss the pug thanks to a cock up by swift cover it got taken off me by the police. Despite me saying to the police I was insured and had proof etc. It went to court and the magistrate threw the case against me out....however by then the pound had sold the car!!!! Im still trying to get compensation from the police and swift cover :wall: :wall:

Ill look into one of those clay mitts as I like to look after my cars and something like that would be great to use every 6 weeks as I live on a busy road next to a bus stop....you can image how clean my car looks during the week :(

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 1:43 am 
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This is after the first clean ....I am going to get that cheap DA from Argis just as soon as I can afford it ( Got to get to my dads funeral first so may have to borrow one to detail it for then )

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Looking good and nice to see another #VoteLeave supporter :D


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nice to see another #VoteLeave supporter :D


It has to be done :D

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