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  1. T-Cut 365 Black Kit vs others

    Cleaning
    I've got a Black Civic, noticed a few stone chips at the front of the vehicle and light to medium scratches / swirl marks around the car. Was going to use T-Cut 365 black kit however I've read it might be too harsh for this car??? I wanted to address the issue perhaps by permanently fixing or...
  2. Nighthawk black civic. Lost it's...glam

    Cleaning
    Hi all. Got an 08 nighthawk black civic type S, and it's looking a little worse for wear compared to when I bought it a year ago, and is just in need of a little TLC. I have been browsing over the cleaning forum for quite a while and in short I don't even know where to start product wise as...
  3. A Civic that looks like a Range Rover...

    Cleaning
    Hi guys, Posted this up on DW but thought I'd share here too :) So ever since I got into this detailing malarky, my brother has taken more of an interest in the condition of his paintwork and since I pointed out to him a while ago how bad it was, he has been on at me to try and make it better...
  4. My mates Type-R GT

    Cleaning
    Hi guys, My mate called me the other day to say that some inconsiderate person had left a small scuff on his door whilst he was at the shops. I said I would have a look and whilst I was at it, give his car a wash and some of my new Soft99 Fusso Dark :) Anyhoo, on with the show... How the car...
  5. 20% off at Orchard Autocare

    Cleaning
    From Boxing Day until 31st December, 20% off all products. Enter code DEC20 at the checkout. Used Cotton Candy snow foam and it's right up there with R-1NE. Got some other highly rated products too but I would avoid their rain repellent...crap lol Enjoy Orchard Autocare Ltd
  6. A Civinfo job - civicnewbie's 9th Gen - Enhancement and Winter Protection

    Cleaning
    Evening, A while back, Tom contacted me to give his 8th Gen a good machine polish. Alas, the weather ruined our plans and he has since got rid of his Type-S. It looked as though I was never going to get to work on his car! With the weather being constantly crap and the nights getting shorter...
  7. Good quality hose reel?

    Cleaning
    Just wondering what hoses everyone is using? I bought a B&Q own brand hose reel at the start of the year and it's been fine but there's now a few pinhole leaks and it seems to get badly twisted when I'm putting it away :( Cheers DP
  8. 2BM wash method and MF-Noodle Mitts

    General Discussion (8G)
    Ahaaa! Ok, ok - you were right, world. After an epic grilling over why i still use a chamois to dry my car.. and why on earth i used a single bucket.. ".. and while we're on the subject.. youre not using a sponge as well are you??".. .. and wondering why the occasional mystery swirl or...
  9. Deadpool's Type-S...finally!

    Cleaning
    So I took delivery of my Crystal Black Type-S on the 17th September 2012 and vowed to do something about the condition of the paintwork ever since. Since then I have read/learned/research/bought/tested detailing. Obviously still a work in progress as you'll never know everything and a years...
  10. A Civic that looks like an Astra?!

    Cleaning
    lol because it is an Astra!! Thought I'd just post my weekends detailing escapade... Well this weekend was the first weekend in ages with some good weather, too good unfortunately... So here goes... Black Astra, horrendous paintwork that was the doing of the previous owner. I was called in to...
  11. Megs 105 & 205

    Cleaning
    Alright chaps! Bought myself some Megs 105 & 205 there! I've got a variety of pads to use on my DA including Hex-Logic and Microfiber. Question is, what would you go for on Honda paint?!
  12. Jaguar XF - Correction attempt

    Cleaning
    Morning world, My old man has been banging on at me for about 6 months now to take the DA to his beloved XF... so I did. Now I don't have before or during pictures but trust me when I say that this car is a '58 plate and had swirls and scratches galore! Process; Power wash Snow Foam -...
  13. Autocleanz Sale - End of May

    Cleaning
    Hi folks, So lots of people have been asking me what is happening in regards of our sale, so this is a post explaining a bit more. Basically the 26th May marks exactly 18 months since Autocleanz was formed and we want to take the time to thank all the people who have helped us become the...
  14. Nice White Punto in for some loving...

    Cleaning
    Evening people. Got a call from my brother through the week asking if I knew how to remove decals... Challenge Accepted. His GF's mum wanted her Punto in for a wee spruce up and the old, faded decals removed. I was more than happy to oblige... Let's get cracking shall we :) Time started...
  15. Quick(ish) Spring Clean

    Cleaning
    Since the weather was half decent yesterday, I gave her a wee clean... Power washed Snow foamed (R-1NE) Grille, Gaps, Vents, etc agitated with new Auto Finesse brushes Power washed down Hand washed with Britemax Clean Max Power washed down Tyres degreased, APC'd then wheels cleaned with CG...
  16. Wax - Curing Time?

    Cleaning
    Morning people! Got my first "detail" on a car that isn't mine coming up this Sunday :) Was just wondering how long everyone leaves wax to cure for? I used Chemical Guys 50/50 and left it on for about 20 minutes before removing but I've got Vics wax now and I've seen over on DW that some guys...
  17. Horror Stories?

    Cleaning
    Do you have any horror stories from cleaning/detailing? i.e. maybe forgot to put a pad on your DA and attacked your car with a Velcro backing plate... defo didn't do that lol seriously. I didn't. Maybe spilled a product all over the interior? Anything at all. Just wondering :) DP
  18. CleanYourCar - Xmas Discount Codes

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    If you've got any spare cash...
  19. Swirl/Scratch removal tester - Chemical Guys Scratch + Swirl B-Gone

    Cleaning
    I've recently found out that my GF's dad works in a college that has an auto department and they've always got front wings, bumpers, whatever lying around off of various cars not being used. As a wannabe detailer, this was music to my ears! I asked him to bring home any spare parts that he...
  20. Interior windscreen - frustrating - advice?

    Cleaning
    Does anyone else find the worst part of a car to try and get perfect is the interior windscreen? I gave mine a clean yesterday with the Fleetfield glass cleaner and then applied Gtechniq G4 glass polish. Fleetfield GC worked a treat and I thought the G4 had come off OK but when I was out...
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