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Re: Car Washes.

I clean my own car. The inside was cleaned the other day .
The outside I am waiting to wash on a warmer day
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27-02-2019, 12:13 PM
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I take mine to a team of East European lads - great blokes they are. Do a cracking job including tyre dressing and shammy leathering of paintwork for five quid but I always give them a bit extra.

Ten pounds for a mini-valet and twenty pounds for a full valet. Can't argue with those prices - that's why there's usually a queue to get in.
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27-02-2019, 03:33 PM
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You'd all better get your cars washed on 28th March.
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27-02-2019, 05:57 PM
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Re: Car Washes.

Iím forever asked in work how my cars are always looking brand new and for anyone interested il give you a tip ..
Back in 2007 buying a new ford I was asked if I wanted the car Ďdiamond britedí ... itís £500 ... got that ? Five hundred pound ... and they did it , collected the car and as I actually enjoy polishing /washing cars etc a week or so later I went to wax it only to find the wax wouldnít stick !!
For the three years I had the car all I did was wash it and it looked like new when I sold it !
I then looked into diamond brite and bought some myself , I have several cars including a landrover defender which I off road a lot ... on goes the diamond and again all I can ever do is wash it now and it looks amazing ..
So I thought I wonder if it will work on a boat ? Iíd just bought a brand new boat so being fibreglass gelcoat again I obtained some and took all weekend doing the entire boat , think about it , itís in the water, salt water , friction against the hull at speed etc , out in all weathers yet even now a few years later I drag my boat out the water and the hull is bone dry instantly !!
Now £500 was the ford price and granted they applied it and scotch guarded the seats etc but the exact same stuff is available on eBay for a few pound .. I buy /sell many cars and forever use it for that new car shine that lasts and I joke not FOR SIX YEARS .. thatís right , apply it once and simply wash the car in future , rain, dirt etc for the most part never sticks anyway and what does simply wash n go ... some things you hear about and think too good to be true and it makes not a jot of difference to me if you buy some yourselves or ignore it however as the thread was here I thought Iíd mention it ( for those of you that use rain X then itís the same effect but all over your car )

https://youtu.be/xdYYn_4c8E4

And a foto I lifted from eBay to show you the stuff/spelling that your seeking .. itís a two Bottle application and easily will do two cars

https://youtu.be/A9cpnHeCglI


And for alloy wheel cleaners I canít recommend this stuff enough ... stunning performer ... look at my wheels , diamond brite from new and then wheel cleaner /jet wash ... spotless as new wheels as you can see , a quick blast up my exhaust and even that is squeaky clean !!!


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27-02-2019, 06:18 PM
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https://youtu.be/XvdltJxlOMU

And this stuff for easy wheel /exhaust clean


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27-02-2019, 06:26 PM
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Re: Car Washes.

Most dealers will try to flog you add ons, especially with a new car, just remember, theyíre on commission, diamondbrite being just one, you can often find stuff cheaper, as marmaduke did..
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28-02-2019, 04:19 AM
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Re: Car Washes.

Originally Posted by Rhian ->
They do
But don't say the words Immigration Officer
Or there'll be no-one left to wash your car
That's also an easy way to get to the front of the queue in Aldi.
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28-02-2019, 04:20 AM
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Re: Car Washes.

I wash mine myself if the weather's nice. Otherwise it's the hand car wash done by Polish people. I don't go to the Kosovan ones.
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28-02-2019, 10:22 AM
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Re: Car Washes.

Hi

£20 for over an hours work is a complete bargain for me.

The inside was a complete wreck, it would have taken me hours.

The two ladies who did the inside were ace, it gleams.
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28-02-2019, 11:30 AM
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Re: Car Washes.

Originally Posted by Rhian ->
They do
But don't say the words Immigration Officer
Or there'll be no-one left to wash your car
ha that's true. There was one I used to go to that was regularly being raided but they did a really good job. Shame really, the council has got rid of them now.
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