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Any recommendations for where to buy some detailing supplies, im after:

Snow foam
Meguiars #83 Speed Glaze
Meguiars #21 (or #20) sealant
3M Scotch blue tape

and possibly another bar of clay

So with that little lot being ?50-?60, can anyone recommend any good places to get it from?
 

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Thanks Rich, those were the most promising looking that i'd found from google last night
 

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Hi
I also use this company, very prompt service I have found.

I buy quite a lot having a white Q5 !
what wax do you use dogteddy,and do you use a sealant.I have been using dodo supernatural for the last couple of years and cant fault it but wondered if a sealant would still be needed
 

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Hello,

Dogteddy, I 'll also have a white Q5 in a few month, can you speak more about the white cleaning and about the product that you are using for your car ?

Thank you !

Thomas
 

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Hi Rich, yes im going to machine polish the other halfs car.

As for wax and sealant, technically you can use either, the wax is the "natural" purist method, the sealant is the hi-tech method which should last longer, and the combination of wax over sealant is for people with waaaay too much time and money who visit concourse shows and have to have the ultimat blingy shine!

I have sealant for most things, and am considering some dodo juice wax for the Q5 when it arrives
 

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Hi Rich, yes im going to machine polish the other halfs car.

As for wax and sealant, technically you can use either, the wax is the "natural" purist method, the sealant is the hi-tech method which should last longer, and the combination of wax over sealant is for people with waaaay too much time and money who visit concourse shows and have to have the ultimat blingy shine!

I have sealant for most things, and am considering some dodo juice wax for the Q5 when it arrives
will try and post some pics of the a4 if i can find them to show you the finish of dodo supernatural, normally takes about 4hrs to do the outside!
 

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That would be great, thanks Rich.
 

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Hi
I tend to cheat a bit nowadays .Much easier to clean a white car , than the last black one.
Every couple of months i will jet,degrease,snow,wash,polish then wax - all megs except wax(collinite 915).
But all i do every week is use the foam lance and put a couple of cm of snowfoam ,and a squirt of megs shampoo in.
Then top up with hot water , cover whole car .Wash mitt it all over , then rinse.dry ,and collinite again.
Keeps it tip top.
Wheels all off every 6 months and 2 layers of rim wax , means most dirt just jets off with a light spraying of Bilberry wheel
cleaner.
Jobs a good un.

I do enjoy haveing a clean car though.
 

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Lovely and deep shine Rich.

I was considering the dodo juice Purple Haze soft wax or the Blue Velvet hard wax for the black Q5.
 

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3 stage megs is good, but its bloody hard work by hand!!

I ordered some new kit today to complement the G220, some #80 speed glaze cutting polish, and some #21 synthetic polymer sealant, a new clay bar and some snow foam. Not cheap but should have good results.
 

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Excuse my lack of knowledge ....... but what do you do with a clay bar?
 

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Excuse my lack of knowledge ....... but what do you do with a clay bar?
Josh - a clay bar removes any tar or paint (or other hard to remove materials) from the paint work without damaging the paintwork. Its definitely worth trying out - wash you car and dry it then run you hand down the paintwork - it will feel nice, but you will feel bits on it - run the claybar over it once and feel it again - it will be like silk
 

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Ah...ta very much. I'll have to wait a while to give that a go
 

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Kaine is entirely correct and in addition to the tar and overspray paint that may be on the surface it also lifts and removes surface contaminants from the pain, that could be anything from ash and powerstation fallout to tree sap. If you run your finger over the surface before claying you will find it drags and feels rough, after claying the surface will be glassy smooth and your finger will glide over the surface. This is when its ready for polishing then sealing or waxing
 

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Has anyone used/use swiss wax products on there cars it looks really good looking at write up's and pic's.Also another product Liquid Glass Legend,apparently 25 coats and it prevents stone chipping.Any feed back would be really help full,cheers Rich
 

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25 Coats.....are they having a laugh. Imagine the time it would take to apply that!!

On another not my machine polish, polymer sealant, new clay bar and snow foam arrived yeaterday, all i need now is time to use them.
 
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