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Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by perfectbluesv6z, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. perfectbluesv6z

    perfectbluesv6z New Member

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    Gave the Z its first wash today:doh: It was cleaner before....Ended up with dirty blotches all over. Not happy JAN........
     
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    waynebatt Only milk should be 2L

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    you use a chamois to clean off all the water after??
     
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    Must be dirty tap water! didnt need a chamois in 71 when i bought my first GTS.
     
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    Just washing your car without drying with a high quality chamois well not yield the best results.

    What was the actual technique you used?

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    Good old wash and rinse. But looks like i may have to buy a good chamois, any ideas on the best one?
     
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    Troy711 Retired Old Fart

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    I can't say what the best chamois is because I haven't tried all of the ones avalilible but I love these

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    I stupidly used my first one on dirty brake dust covered wheels and now it's black as Wesley Snipes. I went to my local Autobarn to buy a new one but they did't have these in at all so I settled for a Meguiers. It was absolute rubbish, I wouldn't even use it as a shit ticket. I ended up buying the same one as my old one off eBay (probably for twice retail price) simply because I know how good my old one was.
     
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    Oates enkafil shamois are the bees knees. Cheap as well..
     
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    waynebatt Only milk should be 2L

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    Yeah i always either chamois the whole car, or go for a 5 min drive the sort of "blow dry" the car off. I find that just leaving standing water on it to dry naturally will always leave it blotchy even with clean water as natural dust floating round in the air will catch on the water drops and then dry on the paint leaving the blotches......

    i bought a brand new chamois on the weekend and basically asked for the best one they had at an auto parts store. I can't remember the name but it was really really good to use. Cost $27..... don't buy a cheap one, they're so shit!! haha
     
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    waynebatt Only milk should be 2L

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    oh yeah, and as troy said. don't use it on the wheels, paintwork only!
     
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    My brother was a spraypainter for years around the heidleberg area in Melbourne worked for all the big boys like Amex and carpenters, did a lot of rods for Spiders. They would use these chamois that were the ants pants but i cant remember the name, came in a really bright orange plastic container, dont think i would use anything synthetic though.
     
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    Its taken me 36 years to get into my first brand new car, what with house and family first. Its like a new born.
     
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    I here that mate, mine is the same, to really care for it properly, spare no expense when it comes to really good detailing products. If you need really good advice just ask Car Care Products, they are more than helpful. But definitely buy one of those towels over a chamois :)
     
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    Try and get a natural type NOT synthetic.
    Buy the best you can afford.
    Try and get one at least 60cm square.
    Always soak it before using (obviously in very clean water, gently squeeze the water out (DON'T WRING IT LIKE YOU WOULD A RABBIT'S NECK), as you chamois, don't rub backwards and forwards, spread the chamois out flat and gently drag it across the surface collecting the water as you go.
    Squeeze out excess water, rinse in clean water regularly.
    DON'T use it on the wheels or any area likely to lick up grease etc. When job completed, give it a really good rinse/wash under the hose.
    Make sure there is no dirt, dust etc then hang it up in a shaded position to dry.
    Store in a sealed bag (old pillow cases are great) in a dry location.
    Ideally the best water to use for washing and rinsing is clean rain water. If in short supply use it only for rinsing. You will find very little if any streaking before you get to chamois off the area.
     
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    rx2_freak Smokes, let's go.

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    Shouldve bought a V8

    I dry mine with some balled up rags i find on the floor of my car, works a treat.






    Nah in all seriousness i use the same cloth from CCP posted above
     
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    Right on, Thats how my brother did it. but now to find the best chamois. For some reason that enkafil rings a bell with me. he would put it back in its plastic container still damp and the next time he used it he would just rinse it first straight out of the container.
     
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    Im over the V8s, just needed something a bit snappy without the fuel bill.
     
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    rx2_freak Smokes, let's go.

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    a turtle would do fine. :banstick: might even be slightly faster



    Don't buy a chamois they are the worst thing you can use, someone posted up what you should use. If you have problems contact Car Care Products on this forum and talk to them, they'll steer you in the right direction. 40k car ruined by a $4 chamois is the next thread.
     
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    Thats what I said ;)
     
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    My last ride was a VSII 5LTR BT1, and am wanting to sell it, its factory trim and unadulterated. could do with some paint though.
     

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