Detailing and Car Care
For those that love to detail etc,
the thread was originally the srp faq thread which kinda lost track...
All questions, info or general chat your welcome in here, professionals or newbies!
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A thread to write reviews about products that you are currently using and have previously used when detailing yours or others cars.
Dont just post up the good reviews, feel free say if you were dispointed with the item and why.
In this thread you can review the following types of products:
Found this on Detailing world,
and seeming as not everyone uses it, the info i found may become handy to some people and answer some questions as i know there are alot of people on the forum that use SRP on their c's.
Due to all the threads wanted on machine polishing information, I thought I'd post the "Bible" on machine polishing, taken from Detailing world.
Well just the links anyway.
Machine Polishing with a DA:
Machine Polishing by...
my car....corsa C with Z18XE is using a lot of oil and its not coming thru exhaust and the engi e is clean and not leaking.
im looking for positive crankcase pressure relief valve and dont know where it is on my motor....
does anybody know....PLEASE NEED HELP....
PCV VALVE ( positive crankcase...
Hi I could do with some help iv been offered some ssw monoblock wheels which are 215/45 zr17 I was just wondering if anyone else was running this size wheel as im not sure if they'd rub or if they'd handle **** any info would be good!
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Serviced & Cleaned my car this weekend,
happy with the shine and how it was looking just see how long it stays like it i spose
after i finished waxing it started raining lightly but then the sun came out
here is how it looked
Well son had a run in with a Fox..hard little buggers they are..
So as there is some damage to the Irmscher Bumper and there were a couple of
scratches on it already we decided to it properly..
Never tackled anything like this before..
Thank you to all members past & present for all the...
Ive just sprayed my alloy wheel bearing covers and was wondering how long you should generally leave it before A. Refitting to the vehicle (inside or outside, any difference?) and B. Wet sanding and polishing.
Pretty happy with them, 4 coats of pound land spray and 5 coats of Wilkinsons £3 lacquer...
Tried a couple of products, foams and sprays. I even tried washing up liquid which is probably a bit to strong for a headliner (well, I thought so anyway), but to no avail. I can't get this ******* clean. I've tried soaking products and agitating it a heck ton, not to a point where I will damage...
On my black corsa my bumper trim bits at the fromt have gone grey. I want them black. Whats the best way of getting them black again?
Is there a dressing? Should I take them out and spray them? How do I take them out if need be?
If you've ever been wondering if it's worth the hassle of polishing your wheels, chrome etc the simple answer is yes :) this post is meant for people that haven't polished before or are on the edge of deciding too
During my break at work I took some photos of a part we use not that often and...
I have a bottle of srp and I'm about to pop out to halfords for some microfibre pads But what else do you guys recommend like what shampoo tyre dressing alloy wheel cleaner all for under or around £20 ?
Looking to buy a decent polisher, had the Halfords one bought for my birthday last year and really really want to upgrade to a better one, anyone got and recommendations or is even selling one give us a heads up :)
Well not too expensive but works good lol.
Can anyone give me any tips on the best car cleaning and polish products. Any wash and wax products or sno foam. Thanks
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Hi guys recently bought an 06 SXI+ in Ultra Blue. Bodywork has loads of minor scratches and stone chips, most of the scratches have come out using G3 or Scratch X but on the roof there are deeper scratches and it looks like the previous owner has tried a repair and made a complete mess of it, looks...
Is there any good way to remove rust from my engine, and engine bolts. They're quite rusty and I was thinking maybe a wire brush and some WD-40? Would this be harmful to the engine?
It's just so it looks a little more neat under the bonnet.
I have done the Blue LED dash conversion and want to know,what is the colour code/colour name of the blue led colour?
May bee a stupid question but I generally dont know.
I have this weird problem on my bumper.
they were turning light grey ( which happens often at trim/bumpers ofc.) so I tried bumperblack spray just as I did on my previous car which worked perfect.. the problem is that when I started to spray my bumper I noticed spots and...
Was wondering where I can get hold of the various engine bay fixings and screws for the engine bay as they are all rusty
what pads would you reccommend for just polishing and waxing
My alloys are filthy goin like a greeny colour anyone recommend any cleaning products ?
What's the best back to black car polish Cheap for about a fiver ?
Just put a bonnet bra on my corsa just wondering how often I should remove it to keep the paint from being damaged?
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Going to do my old alloy wheels this weekend, i know how to go about it, but does anyone know any good kits/brands of filler etc.to go for? Don't want it to be a waste of time because i bought **** products...
What colour of blue is my car? Its not ultra blue as its more metallic im not sure of the exact name and where can I get spray paint this colour?
Here is the car so you can see the colour too
I need your help, this week I'm going to buy farecla G3 permanent scratch remover and I want to buy a lint free cloth that will not scratch or marks on the interior and exterior as well for the bodywork.
Here is the two of them I have found:...
I'm sick of trying to get my c red again is there any professional detailers in tyne and wear who can come out and buff it up and what are your prices thanks
Alright guys, for those who haven't heard about them, they make one a month and you get 5 samples and a a sample of wax along with relevant applicators, towels etc and an air freshener
Ill upload a pic of this months but it included angel wax, auto finesse, gtechniq, am details and more.
I need your help, I want to get rid of the minor marks on the door trim handle where you put your hands on it to shut the door. I tried to wash the marks off but it won't come off.
Here is where you can see it:
Are there any way if I could get rid of the minor marks? :\
Has anyone tried swirl remover? I think it's just basically Polish, seems a cheap easy way to get the paint looking better
Got my clay bar today went for this in the end up,
Just wondering what to do, I know theres a few guides on here but I have a few questions, so here i go;
I know i wash first but do I have to dry it?
Do I T-Cut before or after claybar or before or after wash?? (it needs a t cut)
Do I wax...
My headlights are really dirty and cloudy. Not sure if it's the inside or not as it doesn't feel too rough on the outside but some days i can actually see my headlights and other days all i can see is dirt :lol:
So was thinking of purchasing 'Meguiars headlight restoration kit'....
These scratches were here when I bought the car, they look worse on the pictures! but i drive a black corsa sxi 3dr 1.2?
Was wondering what would be the best way of trying to hide these!? ive got quite of lot of these, and never tried anything to remove them never really bothered me until i...
I have got some light marks and scratches on my radio and air vent panel which is not looking that bad.
Here is where you can see:
I am going to be plasti dipping my car wheels black but before I can do that they need to be completely clean. I have cleaned all the black oily dirt off but there are still very hard black gritty oil marks on them. Anyone know the best way to remove them?
Recently bought a second hand n/s/f wing to replace one damaged in a bump and noticed there was a small bit of bubbling near the bottom bolt hole. I took the wing back to bare metal at this point and managed to get rid of the small amount of surface rust present. As there is a tiny bit of...
Will a clay bar get rid of tar spots? Or am I gonna have to buff them out, they're pretty bad
I've noticed a triangle of paint has peeled off underneath my passenger door on the skirt. It's been exposed to the elements, not sure for how long, so I'm guessing there may be rust. Anyway I want to know how to go about sorting this myself so it looks as if nothing has ever happened!
Just thought id start a page for everyone to show off their past and present clean cars and details in general
Always interesting to see each other's work :)
Just uploading a few of mine to pb but get posting ;)
I frequently use Super resin polish , this has been a personal favourite for a long while , what are you guys using and is it better?
Hi, Summer coming up so gonna give the car a good going over. Whats the best way to clean the engine bay? Cheers
Got a das6 polisher - and i need some new pads for it.
I have been told that the chemical guys hex logic pads are the best - but struggling to find the right ones. Does anyone know a good place to get them would like them for the weekend ideally.
what is the best way to remove old wax from the car.
don't know if Im allowed to ask this on this forum but here goes, would anyone recommend the opcom programs on ebay to reading codes etc, thinking of a uk sourced one, thanks for any advice
Looking for a good car wax? thinking about armor all shield any thoughts?
Just dented my rear bumper slightly by reversing into a tiny post:
Do you think i will need paintless dent removal?
Sent a sample of Obsession Wax | Bead Edition to sample and make a short video displaying it's water behavior. Please also bear in mind this was on a non-deconn'd 207, so I'm sure there would be an increase in structure with tar, fallout removal and claying process carried out.
where do you buy your cleaning products from?
just interested :)
I'm going to be buying some Auto Finesse triple at the weekend as my flame red corsa is going more barbie pink on the roof.. Any tips on what sort of clothes ect ect I will be needing? I do have an electric buffer if that will be better than doing it by hand.
Also, will the pink ever show strong...
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