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Reviews / finish kare 1000p
« on: November 20, 2016, 07:01:44 PM »
As winter is drawing in i have decided to seal my car.

I decided on finish kare 1000p even though i have some auto glym HD wax. The reason for this purchase is due to reading some reviews on detailing world and especially for coating my matte black alloys as the Finish kare has a high temperature point than the HD wax. After reading i understand that this (sealant) is different to  a wax as this lasts longer and the finnish is different on body work (glass/mirror look for finnish kare, deep glossy look for wax)

I left the sealant on the alloys for at least 15 minutes then buffed off. I only coated once as time was getting on but a double coat possibly would be plenty and recommended.

It hasnt rained here yet so cant see the results but im hoping it keeps the brake dust off more and makes the rims easier to clean next time round.

Ive posted some photos below for examples.

Hope this helps for anyone wanting to protect there alloys  :D

Reviews / Bilt Hamber auto-wash
« on: November 20, 2016, 06:12:30 PM »
I have recently bought some concentrated Bilt Hamber auto-wash car shampoo, after looking at some recommendations on the site, detailing world.
I haven't been detailing long and have been an Autoglym man myself (shampoo conditioner) but after trying the Bilt Hamber, i'm changed

There are some photo attachments below to show amounts used, foam produced and after rinse results.

I ordered my shampoo from a well known auction site form around 10 which i thought was reasonable.
To begin with i snow foamed the car, then rinsed and started to wash with the two bucket method.
The amount of shampoo required is a tea spoon, which at first doesn't seem enough, "surely i need more" but as its concentrated i found this was ample.

It foamed nicely, not too much and no too little. After washing with a mitt and after 10 minutes there was still foam in the bucket.

Working from the top down and rinsing each panel so it didn't dry (as it was slightly sunny) the results left the car with a nice sort of gloss effect which is to my liking, plus no streaking.

I would recommend this shampoo as its easy to use, effective, nice end shine and no streaking.

Thanks for reading and hope this helps if you have ever thought of getting this brand.

General Chat / Tapatalk
« on: October 31, 2016, 04:22:05 PM »
Just a quick question.

Is tapatalk linked with this site?  as I read some old posts saying it works but I can get it working on my iPhone. No popup bar or anything.

Your Abarth / My Modena yellow 595
« on: October 23, 2016, 06:46:03 PM »
First photos of my new car and boy does he shine up well. The wife went away for the weekend so pefect timing for 4hrs of detailing. Just bought some bilt hamber auto wash (great deep shine after rinsing) and a tub of autoglym HD wax (brilliant mirror shine) also used srp and extra gloss protection on my rims and it really brings them out.    Really enjoyed cleaning it.  Another clean on Friday before  silverstone and I'll be ready. Anyway thanks for looking.

Introductions / Hi from Nottingham.
« on: October 11, 2016, 10:13:42 AM »
Hi guys and gals.
New abarth 595 comp 180 owner.  Had the car for a week now and I'm in love. Bought from research Nuneaton and can't praise them enough. Modena yellow with matte black rims and black mirrors. Love the car to bits. Forum looks awesome with friendly peeps. Be cool to do some meet ups some time. 

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