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    Cleaning / Detailing Products

    Hey Guys,

    I just wanted some advice on good detailing products I should buy to clean my car and give it a really good shine inside and out.

    Also, I don't suppose anyone could recommend a good detailing place in Sydney by any chance?

    Cheers,
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    Meguiars and Autoglym make pretty good stuff- particularly recommend the Autoglym interior detailer as you can control the amount of shine.
    Exterior wise you'll be looking for a polish (to shine) and a wax (to protect). Also a decent chamois, and lots of cloths (microfibre seems to be what the cool kids are using).

    Result:


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    Scratch-X
    Clay bar
    Polish
    Wax

    I AM THE STIG

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    I'm a fan of meguair's paint products..

    Get yourself some applicator pads.
    Some microfibre clothes for buffing
    Claybar kit
    Paint cleaner
    ultimate polish
    wax

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    Hmmmm seems I need to get myself a lot of stuff.

    What will total cost for everything set me back roughly you guys think?

    Cheers,
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    Prices are approximate from autobarn/supercheap. At least $100 total to do a decent detail job.

    Quote Originally Posted by migoreng View Post
    some applicator pads. $10. pack of 3 pads with handle from Turtle wax brand
    Some microfibre clothes for buffing. At least $5 each.
    Claybar kit up to $20
    Paint cleaner $20
    ultimate polish $20
    wax $20

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    Quote Originally Posted by migoreng View Post
    Prices are approximate from autobarn/supercheap. At least $100 total to do a decent detail job.
    That's a pretty fair actually. Looking forward to giving the Blue bird a good shine :p
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    You can buy the cheapo microfiber cloths and spruce them up a little by washing them by replacing the fabric softener with white vinegar.

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    Does that actually work^^^

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    Yep its how your supposed to wash them, works a charm

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    $100 worth of product will do your car more than once though also. You will be paying every time you want to give it a good detail and have someone else do it for you otherwise. As long as you have the time and motivation to do so.

    If you just got IMO its always worth claying the car - Amazing what that does if it happens to have been neglected in the recent past.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SnowWhiteLude View Post
    If you just got IMO its always worth claying the car - Amazing what that does if it happens to have been neglected in the recent past.
    What do you mean by "claying" the car?

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    You rub a piece of clay all over the paint with some spray on lubricant. As the clay is cleaning you'll see all the paint contaminants trapped in the clay. Your paint will also feel more smooth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by migoreng View Post
    You rub a piece of clay all over the paint with some spray on lubricant. As the clay is cleaning you'll see all the paint contaminants trapped in the clay. Your paint will also feel more smooth.
    Fun fact :p hahha

    I didnt actually know that, might look into it....

    Thanks for all the advice and tips guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaLuD3D View Post
    Fun fact :p hahha

    I didnt actually know that, might look into it....

    Thanks for all the advice and tips guys.
    It's reletively unheard of, but VERY popular, if it that makes sense? You won't find a "detailer" who doesn't use it but lots of car enthusiasts won't have heard of it before.

    Think of how your car looks after it's been polished, a clay bar is like that all over again. The difference between a washed car and a polish car is the difference between a clayed car and a polished car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Son of Eevil View Post
    It's reletively unheard of, but VERY popular, if it that makes sense? You won't find a "detailer" who doesn't use it but lots of car enthusiasts won't have heard of it before.

    Think of how your car looks after it's been polished, a clay bar is like that all over again. The difference between a washed car and a polish car is the difference between a clayed car and a polished car.

    Ok, so I brought up claying with a mate... He bought some and we gave it a go on the weekend.....

    F$%& that..... takes HOURS.... arms get sore, lets give out and back pain cause his car was lowered. Not enough beer could get me to finish claying that car.

    Do you know somewhere in Sydney that does a good clay job? I think id prefer to pay to get it done and save myself the hours and medical bills :p haha
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