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Up until now I've been a wash n wax guy, so kinda new to a lot of the products being talked about here. If I had €100 or so to put together a home detailing "starter kit" of sorts, what would people recommend?

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Up until now I've been a wash n wax guy, so kinda new to a lot of the products being talked about here. If I had €100 or so to put together a home detailing "starter kit" of sorts, what would people recommend?

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I would say without naming brands

Two buckets with grit guards
Shampoo
Claybar
Good wax/sealant
Wheel cleaner
Microfiber towel to dry with
Selection of wash mits
Pads if you have a polisher


You can pick these up here: http://www.detailingshed.com/
 

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My understanding is similar effects but a sealant would be applied say after a polish to maintain it where as wax will prevent against the elements ie rain sits on the wax not the car. Upper end halfords stuff is okay but you get what you pay for, have a look at the link for different brands
 

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If its just to get started you can purchase a lot of the Meguiars range in Halfords and when they have the 3 for 2 its worth while and if you have an AxA card you get 10% off the purchase price as well.
 

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Great stuff. I was I halfords the other day. I guess the 3/2 sale happens more in season. Will keep my eyes open for it
 

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As mentioned above get a clay bar kit and alot of online tutorials on YouTube or Meguiars own channel to see how to use it and then polish and wax to give you a good result, its a learning curve but one you will see the results from, another great site is www.detailingworld.co.uk some serious advice etc on it but some of it can be very OTT
 

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That vid with the clay bar really shows what it can do.

So - If I'm right - this is the process?

1) 2 bucket wash
2) De-tar
3) Clay bar
4) Dry
5) Polish / wax
 

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So, more like this

1) 2 bucket wash
2) De-tar
3) 2 bucket wash
4) Clay bar
5) Dry
6) Polish / wax
 

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a good starter kit would be:

two cheap buckets
proper wash mitt
proper shampoo
clay
super resin polish
collinite wax
few microfibre towels
big microfibre drying towel
meguiars tyre gel
 
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