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After the detailing day today at Leeds and the questions from members regarding which products to get for their car I thought I'd Put you a List together to give you all a bit of help.
Select 1 product from the options listed in each section to put your own kit together. Some products are more suited to Dark or Light colours see (Dark or Light or either) all are suitable for all colours some just work better on Dark or Light Paintwork.

All products listed are available from www.cleanandshiney.co.uk so you can take advantage of the excellent prices offered to members:)

At the bottom of the list are a few products worth considering buying bulk sizes as they have many uses.

Washing
You will need 2 Buckets: 1 Soap and 1 Rinse C&S Grit Guard and Bucket Combo or (Morrisons clear plastic Buckets as you can see if the water is Dirty) no grit guard though.

Edge White/Yellow Wash SHMITT or Lambs Wool Wash Mitt

Various Shampoo's are available I recommend Chemical Guys Extreme Strong Wash, Chemical Guys Maxi Suds 2, Meguiars Soft Wash Gel.

Wheels
Chemical Guys Blue Rim and Wheel Cleaner, Meguiars Hot Rims All Wheel Cleaner.
Meguiars Ultra Safe Wheel Spoke Brush.

Drying
Sonus der wonder drying towel or Micro pak drying towel(you'll need at least 2 towels)

Claying
Meguiars Quik Clay Detailing System(complete kit), Sonus Detailing Clay - Ultra Fine - Green(must be used with a Quick Detailing Spray as a Lubricant)

Polishes by Hand
Meguiars #81 Hand Polish, Meguiars Stage 1 Deep Crystal Paint Cleaner and Deep Crystal Polish(these 2 Megs products are designed to be used together) or Einszett Extra Paintwork Cleaner/Ultra Paint Polish.

Polishes By PC
Polishes of your choice from either the Meg's, Pinnacle, Menzerna or Chemical Guys Range(PM Me for more advice)

Sealants
Meguiars #21 Synthetic Sealant(either), Chemical Guys M-Seal(either).

Glazes
Meguiars #7 Show Car Glaze(dark), Chemical Guys EZ Creme Glaze With Acrylic Shine(either).

Waxes or LSP (Last Stage Product)
P21S Concours Look Carnauba Paste Wax(either), Chemical Guys XXX Hardcore Paste Wax(either), Collinite #915 Marque D'Elegance Premium Auto Wax(either), Chemical Guys Instawax(either).

Products for Quick use, when your in a hurry or at Show's to add a Quiick Finish(spray on wipe off)
Meguiars Quick Wax, Chemical Guys Blitz Acrylic Spray Sealant, Einszett Detail Spray (Lackfinish), Chemical Guys Extreme Synthetic Detailer, Meguiars Quick Detailer.

Applicators for Sealants, Glazes and Waxes
Sonus Blue Perl Microfiber Applicator Pads(best for sealant or glaze), Sonus SFX Professional Applicator(great for any product), C & S Foam Applicator Pad(best for waxes)

Microfibre Buffing/Polishing Cloths(You'll need at least 4, 2 Buffing, 2 Polishing)
Micro Pak, Sonus or Meguiars(see website as there's lots of choice)

General Items
Chemical Guys Extreme Synthetic Detailer, Meguiars Quik Detailer, Chemical Guys Streak Free Window Clean, Meguiars Endurance High Gloss Tyre Protection Gel.

Bulk Items(products worth considering buying in bulk if you really pamper your car, you will need some bottles and sprayer heads to dilute and use these products)

Dilution rates are: Water or Distilled Water(best) : Product ( so 4:1 is 4 parts water 1 part product)

Meguiars Shampoo Plus(a great wash shampoo) Dilute at 128:1

Meguiars APC(100's of uses)Dilute in Spray Bottles at 4:1 for heavy soiling, engine bay and wheels, 8:1 for light soiling and plastic trims.

Meguiars Last Touch, Dilute in Spray Bottles at 1:1 for use as a Quick detailing spray or 2:1 as a general dressing for exterior trim.

All the above products should help you get the exterior of your car in tip top condition ready for summer and will protect it during the winter.
 
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