Do you wash your vehicle at home ? Tips please

Discussion in 'Car and Van Talk' started by KEEPGREEN, Apr 2, 2020.

  1. DannyDoLittle

    DannyDoLittle Active Member

    Bloody hell Willy.. you don't half sound like a fossil lol.

    Proper work.. all for the added bonus of 25p for 100 cars.

    Good effort pal :)
     
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  2. DannyDoLittle

    DannyDoLittle Active Member

    God yeah... it's absolutely rotten... but agree with you, it's amazing stuff, really does work a treat.
     
  3. WillyEckerslike

    WillyEckerslike Screwfix Select

    I am a fossil.

    I've been thinking about putting my rates up for a while, but don't want to lose my customers...
     
  4. kitfit1

    kitfit1 Screwfix Select


    Yep, think of all that repeat business at 25p a day Willy :D:D
     
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  5. Joe the Plumber

    Joe the Plumber Screwfix Select

    All this just because some poor chap wanted to know how to wash his car....

    I remember our local automatic car wash. I drove my old Cortina through it once. The car was somewhat lighter once I got out of there.

    It wasn't half nerve racking walking back in to collect the wing mirrors!
     
  6. Jord86

    Jord86 Screwfix Select

    I own a van.

    I just use the rain. :oops:
     
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  7. Heat

    Heat Screwfix Select

    If you are lucky to have had your vehicles professionally prepped and ceramic coated, they will wash very easily and even the rain will keep them fairly clean.
    It won’t be cheap, but long term having the car paint, wheels and trim treated will result in little or no other treatment, or polishing and rarely need much washing with some ceramic treatments lasting 5 or 7 years.

    Every time you touch paintwork with your hand or proper mitt or use a sponge, (which you should never use) you risk putting fine scratches on the paint. So do everything you can before using a mitt, - gentle power wash, then snow foam and wait 15 min, then power wash again, then use the large 2 buckets routine using a mitt and proper car shampoo. Use the mitt in straight lines and only on a small area before rinsing it in the second bucket.

    A tip for those here that are extremely fussy and want to avoid the water staining left later, to give a newly polished look, is to use a water filter for that purpose attached to the hose. Car will dry out perfect and gleaming.
     
  8. Mike58

    Mike58 Screwfix Select

    Please can someone explain - what is "Car Washing"?
     
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  9. wiggy

    wiggy Screwfix Select

    See jords post above
     
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  10. Sparkielev

    Sparkielev Screwfix Select

    You want to pop round and do my van ? I will pass you a sarnie through the letterbox as gesture of my goodwill
     
  11. Joe the Plumber

    Joe the Plumber Screwfix Select

    I looked at getting one of the big filter systems for my rinsing, but as you have to keep replacing the media, I decided it was cheaper to keep the wax topped up (Bilt Hamber's 'Double Speed') so it always beads well, and dry it with my MetroVac Master Blaster instead.

    That's a bit of kit alright. Brilliant.
     
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  12. KEEPGREEN

    KEEPGREEN Member

    Excellent tip - thanks
     
  13. KEEPGREEN

    KEEPGREEN Member

    Excellent tip - thanks
     
  14. KEEPGREEN

    KEEPGREEN Member


    Knew straight away what you meant though
     
  15. KEEPGREEN

    KEEPGREEN Member


    The job u did on your car , what can i say ? You listed some interesting tips - thanks

    Your car looks superb .
     
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  16. KEEPGREEN

    KEEPGREEN Member


    That tells me - Customer service must be top notch .

    Few people like you who think about their customers .
     

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