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:oops: Thanks for that Ron240.
Probably something about them elsewhere on another thread,maybe.
It's a minefield of products ALL claiming to be the best!! Lol!

Always useful to get other people's opinions yeah.
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Nice and clean and shiny 😁

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Ive heard some say on You Tube videos about car valeting that when removing polish and buffing with something like a microfibre cloth that you shouldnt use a dry cloth as that will create friction and potentially scratch, but that you should apply some kind of lubricant to the cloth so that there isnt a dry contact - however, Im not sure what these lubricant products are, or if they are really required. Ive never done this before, just buffed the polish after application with a dry cloth.
Would be interested in others opinions, and any assistance with what these lubricating products are. As an aside, Im always wary of the origin of advice on You Tube and only now watch channels that are clearly honest and trustworthy - once saw a video saying to use olive oil to clean your dashboard - again would be interested in the opinion of others on here but my thoughts on that video was that it was not good advice and would ruin the dash
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FP2022F1T wrote: Wed Jun 05, 2024 6:39 pm Nice and clean and shiny 😁
What do you use to,dry off, buff final polish??

Microcloth...chamois??
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Post by Wowzz »

I'm sure I read somewhere up thread that you should never let your local garage clean your car as part of the "service". Can't seem to find the post now.
Is it because the cleaner is likely to use poor quality cloths, sponges etc, or is there some other reason ?
I'm not particularly a car clarning nerd - I use Aquaglym shampoo and polish - but should I tell my dealer not to wash the car when it isxserviced next week ?
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Wowzz wrote: Thu Jun 06, 2024 2:21 pm should I tell my dealer not to wash the car when it isxserviced next week ?
If you care about your cars paintwork at all then NEVER let a dealer wash your car as part of a service.
Having said that a lot of people are delighted with the fact that a dealer will wash and hoover their car for 'free'. :lol:
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Ron240 wrote: Thu Jun 06, 2024 3:08 pm
Wowzz wrote: Thu Jun 06, 2024 2:21 pm should I tell my dealer not to wash the car when it isxserviced next week ?
If you care about your cars paintwork at all then NEVER let a dealer wash your car as part of a service.
Having said that a lot of people are delighted with the fact that a dealer will wash and hoover their car for 'free'. :lol:
Possibly the only time mine gets cleaned.... :lol:

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