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    After just two hours of cleaning my car I wondered what products you guys use?
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    sand paper and detergant

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    Armour all for plastics
    Vacuum cleaner for the inside
    Car shampoo, cut and polish and car wax for the outside.


    To add to this, does anyone bother with those automatic car-washes at servos? Are they bad for the paint? Or no problems?

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    Quote Originally Posted by focus_7 View Post
    Armour all for plastics
    Vacuum cleaner for the inside
    Car shampoo, cut and polish and car wax for the outside.


    To add to this, does anyone bother with those automatic car-washes at servos? Are they bad for the paint? Or no problems?
    same here use same stuff....

    auto car washes (drive throughs) are a bit rough on your car imo.
    i quite like the self serve ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keiichi View Post
    same here use same stuff....

    auto car washes (drive throughs) are a bit rough on your car imo.
    i quite like the self serve ones.
    i would never go to one that uses the brushes to clean. the water only ones on the other hand id think about

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    i use coles scourers (sp?) their green and very gritty. takes all the shit off nicely.

    oh, and dishwashing detirgent.


    ive washed my car three times in 2yrs.

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    I use Turtle Wax "Bug & Tar Remover" in the spray bottle + a couple of rags. Not sure if it's around anymore though. No need for water, polishes the paint and removes almost everything off the paint. Then for the interior I use armorall for the plastics and a vacuum cleaner for the rest.

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    the water in car washes tends to be recycled partially and gets acidic, attacks the paint makes it oxidise. The soap they use is pretty bad and aggressive too, alright for a 4by to clean wheels and under body and stuff but otherwise id steer clear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yoshimitsu9 View Post
    i would never go to one that uses the brushes to clean. the water only ones on the other hand id think about
    brush is optional... why wouldnt you use the brushes?

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    wash with auto smart or sonax products. this is my profession and i stand by those brands all depends on what is bi\eing done but wash with a detergant with light "wax" grade then ajax for windows. for grit i got shit for that that disolves it without scrubbing with a brush "thats scarry"

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