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Poor-Boys detail R2D2's X3
21-10-2008, 06:32 PM
Post: #21
RE: Poor-Boys detail R2D2's X3
Tried using a QD while drying? Other is to use a foam lance if you have that available.
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21-10-2008, 07:20 PM
Post: #22
RE: Poor-Boys detail R2D2's X3
A foam wot???lol.any1 got a pic?

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21-10-2008, 08:49 PM
Post: #23
RE: Poor-Boys detail R2D2's X3
(21-10-2008 06:32 PM)calypso Wrote:  Tried using a QD while drying? Other is to use a foam lance if you have that available.

yep, 4got to mention i do use a QD.
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21-10-2008, 08:49 PM
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RE: Poor-Boys detail R2D2's X3
(21-10-2008 09:07 AM)revo Wrote:  First I use the california duster to remove whatever dust is on the paint (I also do this at least every 2nd day)
Then I rinse the car.
I use chemical guys shampoo for washing, with a microfiber wash mitt.
Got the 2 buckets.
So I start from the top working down, but stop just after half way down. I do this all round the car. Then I do the bottom of the car and bumpers.
Then rinse the whole car.
And dry it from top down with Adams towel.
Wheels are done seperately.

That's about it.

The swirls aren't bad (in my opinion, since I'm no pro).
After I hand polish, the avg guy wouldn't know it was there (i think).

So is there anything in the washing procedure that I need to change?

I would avoid the duster despite the positive praise it recieves. Even with the stickyish fibres & static there are still going to be dust particles being dragged around on the surface creating the potential for swirls Wink

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22-10-2008, 06:31 AM
Post: #25
RE: Poor-Boys detail R2D2's X3
Yep, I agree about the duster. No need to use it before a wash and try cutting it out altogether for a while and see if there is a difference.

Your washing method sounds good.

A foam lance deposits copious amounts of shampoo foam (think of a spa bath) all over the car which softens and sort of "melts" the dirt and dust. You then rinse it off and wash in the normal way.

Hope you come right with the swirls.
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22-10-2008, 07:59 AM
Post: #26
RE: Poor-Boys detail R2D2's X3
(21-10-2008 07:20 PM)crazygolfer Wrote:  A foam wot???lol.any1 got a pic?

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Thats what they look like, About R100 from the Karcher dealer

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On the high pressure cleaner

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What it should do with the correct chemicals
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22-10-2008, 08:37 AM
Post: #27
RE: Poor-Boys detail R2D2's X3
thanks calypso....hehehehe...i kinda knew that but wasnt 100%sure..lol
i dnt have a high pressure cleaner...how now brown cow??????

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22-10-2008, 09:09 AM
Post: #28
RE: Poor-Boys detail R2D2's X3
thanks for the tips, guys!

gonna be hard to resist using the duster during the week with all this dust around... everywhere I park there's dust dust dust... aaaaaaaargh!
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22-10-2008, 10:16 AM
Post: #29
RE: Poor-Boys detail R2D2's X3
I use the duster, works for me. Just pisses me off when it decides to streak.
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