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Merski
10-04-2008, 09:05 PM
Sorry guys i know this was posted somewhere on this forum, im looking for cleaning tools for my car i wouldnt mind someone listing items that i can purchase from any local place. (i.e shammys, car shampoo.. things like that) names would be greatly appreciated

regards Mike

Bimmerette
10-04-2008, 09:38 PM
I'm not sure about exact names, but I think you can get most of the stuff from Canadian Tire....there's an 'auto' section in there. Good luck!

BoostedMX
10-05-2008, 01:01 AM
Lol! ^^

Bimmerette
10-05-2008, 01:07 AM
why? :(

Sneaky
10-05-2008, 01:20 AM
I'm not sure about exact names, but I think you can get most of the stuff from Canadian Tire....there's an 'auto' section in there. Good luck!

which one are you?

Dysantic
10-05-2008, 02:09 AM
which one are you?

I don't get it...

Anyways, I get all of my stuff from Canadian Tire as well. What I normally do is bring the car to one of those self serve car washes where you pop some change into a meter and control the gun yourself. I then dry it and then drive the car home and put the coat of wax on if needed. Like Bimmerette said, head over to your local Canadian Tire and scope the stuff out yourself its all pretty much good.

Bimmerette
10-05-2008, 09:55 AM
which one are you?

blonde

:p

Let's stay on topic. I got a lot of stuff from Canadian Tire recently (microfibre towels, scratch remover, car shampoo, carpet cleaner...etc) good stuff *th-up*

ericdalinda
10-05-2008, 11:55 AM
THE OL SPIT SHINE.. works everytime..

vadim321go
10-05-2008, 12:12 PM
dont get any liquid waxes (the ice line)

do get meguirs stuff, its pretty well known and they do have it in CT

there are some pro's on this board which use better products but i doubt you would want to pay the premium for them, and i doubt you know how to properly use them

5style
10-05-2008, 12:47 PM
meguires, all the way. The only pro shit that is cheap but works wonders. Bimmerette, did u fix those scuffs yet? it you want i can fix em, finally got buffer back.

Gamite
10-05-2008, 01:05 PM
*smoke*Meguiars have some good off the shelf products. These are the products I'd recommend from Canadian Tire:

Meguiars Gold class car wash
http://www.canadiantire.ca/media/images/products/images/Assortments/PrimaryAssortments/Automotive/CarCare/CarWashes/0394513_160_CC_v1_m56577569830830579.jpg

Simonize Microfiber car wash sponge (They have a mitt if you prefer that)
http://www.canadiantire.ca/media/images/products/images/Assortments/PrimaryAssortments/Automotive/CarCare/WashMittsSponges/0398005_160_CC_v1_m56577569830928635.jpg

If you have an SUV, or a large vehicle, you might wanna get this Mr Clean sponge on a stick, it's extendable.
http://www.canadiantire.ca/media/images/products/images/Assortments/PrimaryAssortments/Automotive/CarCare/WashUtilityBrushes/0398510_160_CC_v1_m56577569830749315.jpg

For wax, look for Meguiars NXT 2.0 (comes in paste or liquid)
http://www.canadiantire.ca/media/images/products/images/CarCare/PaintCare/0392861_160_CC_v1_m56577569830671575.jpg

For drying, go with the Absorber
http://www.canadiantire.ca/media/images/products/images/CarCare/ChamoisTowels/0396664_160_CC_v1_m56577569830663659.jpg

5style
10-05-2008, 01:11 PM
*smoke*Meguiars have some good off the shelf products. These are the products I'd recommend from Canadian Tire:

Meguiars Gold class car wash
http://www.canadiantire.ca/media/images/products/images/Assortments/PrimaryAssortments/Automotive/CarCare/CarWashes/0394513_160_CC_v1_m56577569830830579.jpg

Simonize Microfiber car wash sponge (They have a mitt if you prefer that)
http://www.canadiantire.ca/media/images/products/images/Assortments/PrimaryAssortments/Automotive/CarCare/WashMittsSponges/0398005_160_CC_v1_m56577569830928635.jpg

If you have an SUV, or a large vehicle, you might wanna get this Mr Clean sponge on a stick, it's extendable.
http://www.canadiantire.ca/media/images/products/images/Assortments/PrimaryAssortments/Automotive/CarCare/WashUtilityBrushes/0398510_160_CC_v1_m56577569830749315.jpg

For wax, look for Meguiars NXT 2.0 (comes in paste or liquid)
http://www.canadiantire.ca/media/images/products/images/CarCare/PaintCare/0392861_160_CC_v1_m56577569830671575.jpg

For drying, go with the Absorber
http://www.canadiantire.ca/media/images/products/images/CarCare/ChamoisTowels/0396664_160_CC_v1_m56577569830663659.jpg


Also, meguires gold polish and gold clay work great too.

Merski
10-05-2008, 02:18 PM
I don't get it...

Anyways, I get all of my stuff from Canadian Tire as well. What I normally do is bring the car to one of those self serve car washes where you pop some change into a meter and control the gun yourself. I then dry it and then drive the car home and put the coat of wax on if needed. Like Bimmerette said, head over to your local Canadian Tire and scope the stuff out yourself its all pretty much good.


Thank you for the info, i just picked up my first BMW, moved away from leasing so i thought id put the extra effort in making it extra clean :)

thxs evryone

Regards Mike

Bimmerette
10-05-2008, 02:34 PM
^ Got that exact same sponge last time I was there.

405 - yes, please!! I tried it again this morning and it just keeps getting worse. Here's the stuff I'm using:

http://www.canadiantire.ca/browse/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=84552444189 0039&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=1408474396672466&bmUID=1223227720846

Gamite
10-05-2008, 04:31 PM
^ Got that exact same sponge last time I was there.

405 - yes, please!! I tried it again this morning and it just keeps getting worse. Here's the stuff I'm using:

http://www.canadiantire.ca/browse/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=84552444189 0039&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=1408474396672466&bmUID=1223227720846

why are you using rubbing compound? This wears down your clear coat. you only need it to remove heavy swirl marks.

If you cannot get the shine back after using it, you need a finer polish.

zackman17
10-05-2008, 05:57 PM
^ Got that exact same sponge last time I was there.

405 - yes, please!! I tried it again this morning and it just keeps getting worse. Here's the stuff I'm using:

http://www.canadiantire.ca/browse/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=84552444189 0039&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=1408474396672466&bmUID=1223227720846

yeah that stuff is shit what you need is some farecla g3 rub it out with that then get some polish and buff it back to a shine.

Merski
10-05-2008, 06:43 PM
What does everyone use for leather? i have a lemon Boston interior very light, almost white in colour..

regards Mike

Bimmerette
10-05-2008, 07:40 PM
why are you using rubbing compound? This wears down your clear coat. you only need it to remove heavy swirl marks.

If you cannot get the shine back after using it, you need a finer polish.

I asked the person who works there what I needed to remove scratches and he gave me this. The box says "removes scratches & stains".

yeah that stuff is shit what you need is some farecla g3 rub it out with that then get some polish and buff it back to a shine.

Yeah, I had a feeling it was shit when I saw its price, 4.99. Go figure.

zackman17
10-05-2008, 08:44 PM
What does everyone use for leather? i have a lemon Boston interior very light, almost white in colour..

regards Mike

i detailed a 07 328xi 2 weeks ago with a very light colourd leather the drivers seat was extremely dirty. I used a leather cleaner and conditioner that you can buy at canadian tire. it's in a brown bottle i think it's made by armorall. But usually i use a meguairs leather foam. Both of these products work well.

zackman17
10-05-2008, 09:00 PM
meguires, all the way. The only pro shit that is cheap but works wonders. Bimmerette, did u fix those scuffs yet? it you want i can fix em, finally got buffer back.

Meguires is basically all i use in my business the gold class wax is the best wax i have used for black cars it leaves the paint looking deep and rich truly is amazing. i have tried many products and out of all of them i still prefer Meguires.

both of these vehicles are wearing a coat of gold class wax then buffed to a shine

http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=110936

Gamite
10-06-2008, 01:28 AM
What does everyone use for leather? i have a lemon Boston interior very light, almost white in colour..

regards Mike

I use Sonus Leather Conditioner. It's really hard to find, but it's the only conditioner that leaves a completely matte finish. No shine whatsoever.

http://www.autopia-carcare.com/son-610.html

propr'one
10-06-2008, 03:36 AM
Dont use waxes from canadian tire. Really good waxes aren't very expensive. I'm not a detailing nut like some people in this thread, but waxes like s100 (p21s) which is available from any harley davidson dealership (for about 20$) is by far the best wax i've ever used.

Julian:

I need to get a bunch of light scratches out of the paint of the e30. What should i use? I have a random orbital, i was gonna try some G3 with an orange lake county pad, but then what do i use to bring out the shine once again? the paint is single stage (no clear, brilliantrot)

Gamite
10-06-2008, 04:52 AM
yes, random orbitals will work fine, but you need to experiment with what works best. You should have a white and orange LC pad to give different cuts.

I hear G3 works best with high speeds, I have been using menzerna products, I'm pretty happy with their stuff.

You want to work with the lightest stuff possible, and then work down till you see some improvement. This way you know you have the correct combination for your paint.

mpower1226
10-06-2008, 06:37 PM
you do not want to use g3 or g6 with random orbital. RO does not generate enough heat to breakdown the formula to work. They need orbital. If they are not properly broken down, they do more scratches then taking out.

propr'one
10-08-2008, 12:22 PM
^^what would you recommend then man? Menzerna like julian said?

This is for my e30, its single stage paint, i gotta get some light to medium scratches out, and polish it cause its really faded. I'm not gonna buy an orbital buffer just for this one job, but i can definatly buy specific pads/products to get this done.

thx