Black fire tyre gel
3m glass cleaner
Race glaze alacantra
Race glaze cleaning brush
Couple of lake country hand applicators
Megs interior brush
In readiness for my first crack at detailing I've recently bought:
Chemical guys Hex-Logic pads (various)
Meguiar's lambswool mitt
Valetpro Citrus tar remover
Valetpro Bilberry wheel cleaner
Dodo Juice Born to be Mild
Bilt Hamber soft claybar
Poorboy's Natty's Blue wax
Poorboy's SSR 1 and 2.5
and some other random stuff (microfibre cloths, drying towels etc.) all funded by selling various stuff on eBay that I've had lying around for ages, so the bank balance is intact so far
What's the deal with the Poorboy's products - why do they smell like food?? The SSR 2.5 and Natty blue smell like bubblegum, been sticking my nose them every 1/2 hour for a sniff
Jesus wept, the EX-P smells like Malibu (coconut), it's all I can do not to take a swig from it..
Seriously I have stuff in my shed that serves no purpose other then for me to open the top and smell it! EX-P being one of them!
Had a sniff of the Natty's yet?
Espuma Revolution>Wheel Brightener.
2 completely different products! WB is for far more soiled wheels!
WB is awesome stuff. I've tried various wheel cleaners and think its the best I've used. I dilute it, and by it in bulk so costs next to nothing.
As for the winter thing, I think everyone loses interest when the weather is bad. I can feel the bug biting again, so much so I'm considering buying Best Of Show! I'll probably resist for a couple of months as its a lot of cash to spend on one product..
This morning i ordered:
Gtechniq C2 and about 13 of their microfibre cloths.
I gave the old boy a huge amount of products. Probably over £500's worth because i bought them on good advice on DW (Full of bawbags btw) I now use the same products on everycar, only variable being the glaze and compounds/pads. The washing technique, sponge(s), snow foam, temps, wheel cleaner, wax(es) etc etc are all the same. It's a mugs game this detailing, hence why it doesn't really interest me much now!
I dread to think what the profit margin is at DW....Minimal i would imagine and thats not taking anything away from Clark and Rich because imo they are at the forefront of the detailing market.
Lols you sound like a grumpy old man FS!
It's a hobbie.
I don't see it as a hobby. I like having a clean car but a) I get bored doing it pretty quickly. My attention span isn't long enough to be spending hours and hours doing it b) By doing it you notice every single inperfection, dink, scratch etc etc. It's f**king annoying.
It's more life admin than a hobby for me. Like hunting for car insurance or doing your laundry. These things have to be done, so just get on and do it.
I actually enjoy cleaning cars! Don't see it as a chore at all