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Hey Guys, I've been lurking on this part of the MOC and it's a whole new world out in Detail Land isn't it?. I'd like to be able to say I understand what you are on about but I'm at a total loss so here goes.
When, somewhere in the far distant future, I take delivery of my Mokka I want to be able to look after it so it looks the business. I will wash it once a week and wax occasionally, say once a month.

I don't want to have a shelf full of gear and don't want to break the bank either but what do you recommend to:-



a) Wash the Mokka weekly

b) Dry it after wash

c) Wax it once or twice a month

d) Any other treatments that fit in with my limits above



Car Colour is standard Royal Blue



Cheers in advance.



 

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HI Bandage Boy..


Thats a really good question!



I would like to hear what the enthusiasts say also.



Andy
 

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Hi- I'm confused on this too. Gotta say with my previous cars I've only ever stuck them through the car wash but since this will be my first ever new car I'm wondering whether I shouldn't make more of an effort.


I saw the video where they washed 3 identically prepared cars & the car wash was the least damaging. Alsoat 5'5" I guess I'll not be able to reach much of the roof so do I take the easy way out & just pay for the top of the range car wash instead of the most basic one?
 

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We have a discount code set up by Dan at Chemical Guys UK enterWT1 at the checkout for 15% discount.

Good value wash, dry and wax kit

http://www.chemicalguysuk.com/product_p/prowshkit.htm

Tyre and Trim Gel

http://www.chemicalguysuk.com/Chemical_Guys_New_Look_Trim_Gel_p/newlkk.htm

Cheap Microfibers for buffing, windows etc. You mustkeeptheseseparateas youdon'twant tocontaminatethem.

http://www.chemicalguysuk.com/Chemical_Guys_Work_Towels_p/wrktow.htm


When you wash the wheels, do them last and use an old or cheap sponge, DO NOT USE THE WASH MIT.

This is going to be the best basic kit. Not to much but just enough to get you started. There are others, AutoGlym do some good start up kits and you can get these from halfords.

Andy
 

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Hi can you recommend a good glass cleaner/dirt repellant and one for the alloys

Thanks.
 

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Cheers Big Ears, that's what I call a 'detailed' response
. I'll look into those links.



 

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Fatman said:
We have a discount code set up by Dan at Chemical Guys UK enter <span style=": rgb251, 251, 253; line-height: 1.4;">WT1 at the checkout for 15% discount. </span>

Good value wash, dry and wax kit 

http://www.chemicalguysuk.com/product_p/prowshkit.htm

Tyre and Trim Gel 

http://www.chemicalguysuk.com/Chemical_Guys_New_Look_Trim_Gel_p/newlkk.htm

Cheap Microfibers for buffing, windows etc. You must keep these separate as you don't want to contaminate them. 

http://www.chemicalguysuk.com/Chemical_Guys_Work_Towels_p/wrktow.htm


When you wash the wheels, do them last and use an old or cheap sponge, DO NOT USE THE WASH MIT. 

This is going to be the best basic kit. Not to much but just enough to get you started. There are others, AutoGlym do some good start up kits and you can get these from halfords.  

Andy

For wheels, I use an old wash mitt. Doing my bit to save the planet
 

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Chokkamokka said:
Hi- I'm confused on this too. Gotta say with my previous cars I've only ever stuck them through the car wash but since this will be my first ever new car I'm wondering whether I shouldn't make more of an effort.


I saw the video where they washed 3 identically prepared cars & the car wash was the least damaging. Alsoat 5'5" I guess I'll not be able to reach much of the roof so do I take the easy way out & just pay for the top of the range car wash instead of the most basic one?

Im only 5'6''. Its down to what car wash it is, they all havedifferentsetups.

I would not but its up to you.
 

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Chokkamokka said:
Hi - I'm confused on this too.  Gotta say with my previous cars I've only ever stuck them through the car wash but since this will be my first ever new car I'm wondering whether I shouldn't make more of an effort. 
 

I saw the video where they washed 3 identically prepared cars & the car wash was the least damaging.  Also at 5'5" I guess I'll not be able to reach much of the roof so do I take the easy way out & just pay for the top of the range car wash instead of the most basic one?
Agree with Fatman, you only have to have one poorly maintained car wash and your paint can be ruined.
You can step on the Tyres to reach further across the roof, or a Reebok step will give you the extra height
(plus a quality workout)
From experience, the more you look after the paint from new, the easier it is to look after a couple of years later.
 

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Well you've got me thinking about this for the first time ever! Wonder if I could swap chores with him indoors so he'd do the car wash while I mow the lawn?!?
 

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Swap chores then get a robot mower
Edited by: tetchmeister
 

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On a more detailey (could be a word someday) note, a karcher or similar pressure washer does make cleaning easier, the less you have to touch the car the better. Edited by: tetchmeister
 

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Like the robot mower plan. AndI'm up for car washing "by hand" if I get to use the pressure washer!
 
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