Car ForumAnyone likes to clean their car?Posted:

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Just wondering who likes to clean their car and what products you like to use.
I love cleaning my car, I spend about 3 to 3 and a half hours just cleaning and polishing it.
I mainly use autobrite stuff but I use bithamber wheel cleaner which Is amazing and I use autofinese avalanche snow foam which is alright, wouldnt buy it again.
What do you like to use?
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Yeah,

My main products are by AutoFinesse. I have the shampoo, polish, wax and a lubricant spray if I want to use a clay bar for example.

I also tend to buy a 5L tub of traffic film remover and use that for my initial pre-wash before I do anything else. I've never really tried a true snowfoam, I just tend to put the TFR into my lance and spray it all over the car.
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JZX wroteYeah,

My main products are by AutoFinesse. I have the shampoo, polish, wax and a lubricant spray if I want to use a clay bar for example.

I also tend to buy a 5L tub of traffic film remover and use that for my initial pre-wash before I do anything else. I've never really tried a true snowfoam, I just tend to put the TFR into my lance and spray it all over the car.
My car could do with clay but I cant be bothered, I've used fallout remover which gets some contaminants off but not as good as a clay bar.
I used to us heavy duty TFR, it's good but it can be quite harmful if not used properly and not good if it gets on your skin so I dont tend to use it, I'd use it if I wanted to strip the polish and all off tho.
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JZX wroteYeah,

My main products are by AutoFinesse. I have the shampoo, polish, wax and a lubricant spray if I want to use a clay bar for example.

I also tend to buy a 5L tub of traffic film remover and use that for my initial pre-wash before I do anything else. I've never really tried a true snowfoam, I just tend to put the TFR into my lance and spray it all over the car.
My car could do with clay but I cant be bothered, I've used fallout remover which gets some contaminants off but not as good as a clay bar.
I used to us heavy duty TFR, it's good but it can be quite harmful if not used properly and not good if it gets on your skin so I dont tend to use it, I'd use it if I wanted to strip the polish and all off tho.


Yeah you're right about the TFR being pretty harsh. I tend to leave it on the paint for as long as I would with the fallout remover. I'm tempted to give the bulk stuff from ebay a try to see how it fairs.

The detailing channel and car cleaning guru are good channels if you haven't discovered them yet.
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AutoFinesse and Meguires are the products for me!

I usually spend around the same amount of time, if you're gonna do it then do it properly
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The whip gets a £3 car wash when the number plates are no longer visible.



couldn't think of anything worse than detailing a car tbh.
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Yamborghini wroteThe whip gets a £3 car wash when the number plates are no longer visible.



couldn't think of anything worse than detailing a car tbh.
Save the £3 and get the wet wipes on the plates haha
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Meguires products for me, I actually just tried their headlight restoration kit on an older vehicle with yellow/fogged up lenses and it worked like magic, they look brand new now
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