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Merski 10-04-2008 08:05 PM

Cleaning your car.
 
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 08:38 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 12:01 AM

Lol! ^^

Bimmerette 10-05-2008 12:07 AM

why? :(

Sneaky 10-05-2008 12:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bimmerette (Post 1209146)
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 01:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sneaky (Post 1209197)
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 08:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sneaky (Post 1209197)
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 10:55 AM

THE OL SPIT SHINE.. works everytime..

vadim321go 10-05-2008 11:12 AM

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 11:47 AM

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 12:05 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/ima...9830830579.jpg

Simonize Microfiber car wash sponge (They have a mitt if you prefer that)
http://www.canadiantire.ca/media/ima...9830928635.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/ima...9830749315.jpg

For wax, look for Meguiars NXT 2.0 (comes in paste or liquid)
http://www.canadiantire.ca/media/ima...9830671575.jpg

For drying, go with the Absorber
http://www.canadiantire.ca/media/ima...9830663659.jpg

5style 10-05-2008 12:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gamite (Post 1209295)
*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/ima...9830830579.jpg

Simonize Microfiber car wash sponge (They have a mitt if you prefer that)
http://www.canadiantire.ca/media/ima...9830928635.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/ima...9830749315.jpg

For wax, look for Meguiars NXT 2.0 (comes in paste or liquid)
http://www.canadiantire.ca/media/ima...9830671575.jpg

For drying, go with the Absorber
http://www.canadiantire.ca/media/ima...9830663659.jpg


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

Merski 10-05-2008 01:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dysantic (Post 1209204)
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 01:34 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/pr...=1223227720846

Gamite 10-05-2008 03:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bimmerette (Post 1209319)
^ 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/pr...=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.


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