Car Cleaning/Claying/Polishing/Waxing Kit
Posted 22 April 2009 - 12:59 PM
Washing/Drying Weekly or as often as necessary
Grit Guard (optional but a good idea)
2 Wash mitts (one should preferably be lambs wool the other can be synthetic)
Shampoo (Meguiars/Autoglym are a good place to start)
Microfiber drying towel
Quick Detailer spray (optional but helps with drying)
Wheel cleaning brush/sponge
Old cloths/drying towel/leather for drying the wheels and/or cleaning the door jambs
Claying: Should only need to do this a few times a year but can be done more often if necessary
Clay bar (sorry to state the obvious )
Quick Detailer spray
Sealable plastic bag/container to store the clay in
Polishing: 2-3 times a year, less if machine polishing
Polish (again quite obvious)
Waxing: Every month or so depending on the wax/LSP you use. If you wash your car and the water doesn't bead it needs waxing
If you clay and/or polish your car you need to wax it.
Wax (I think you get the idea now )
Depends on how serious you want to get about this
My current arsenal consists of:
Small paint brush (good for vents etc
Meguiars All Purpose Cleaner
Armoural interior/dash wipes.
Posted 22 April 2009 - 03:42 PM
Being overly picky here/adding a few minor points I can think of off the top of my head:
I don't get on well with most of the Meguiars shampoos, NXT and Gold Class seem to strip my wax :evil:. Meguiars Softwash Gel seems alright though, but my fave is Poorboys Super Slick & Suds.
Might want to mention that the best drying towels are ussually 'Waffle Weave' microfibre.
Clay bar - many people seem to buy the wrong grade at first, might want to mention medium grade clay tends to work best for most people.
Also, what about different types of polish and their purposes? Compounds, glazes. etc. I know it's a broad subject though...
Oh also, Poorboys Natural Look dressing for the interior is amazing :D
Posted 22 April 2009 - 05:10 PM
Megs shampoo wise, I've never had any problems with.
Polishes, that's a whole other topic :lol:
Wanted to keep things fairly generic and not do too much in the way of product recommendations as one man's treasure is another man's junk and vice versa :wink:
That's not to say we can't do a review of different products and make it another sticky :wink:
Tell you what, I'm all posted out right now, you start it, I'll make it sticky :lol:
Might be an idea to "sectionise" it i.e. Wash/clay/polish/wax/accessories etc?
Posted 22 April 2009 - 06:07 PM
Posted 27 May 2011 - 09:51 AM
Posted 27 May 2011 - 09:54 AM
I've used Meguiar's Endurance Tyre dressing for a few years now and that stuff lasts for a while!
Depending on how much driving on wet roads you do, it'll normally be good for around 3 weeks.