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MFC V



Member Since: 30 Mar 2016
Location: MK
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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport TDV6 Autobiography Java Black
Winter Cleaning Regime

Hello all,

Just curious as to what peoples Winter Cleaning regime's are?

Any particular products you use?

My standard 7 hour spring/summer soaping just isn't as enjoyable on a cold Sunday in November.

Anything quick, easy and safe on the paint.

Cheers in advance.


My summer regime is as follows:
Bilt Hamber Snowfoam
Jet Wash off
2 bucket wash using AutoGlym Shampoo - Bilt hamber Sheep mitt
Mag's Hot wheels Cleaner
Jet Wash off
Mags Ultimate Detailer - buff dry
Bilt hamber cleansing polish
Collinite 476 Wax - (Every 3 months)
Mags Edurance Tyre gel

Post #510108 Tue Nov 15 2016 4:00pm
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Blueskye1



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Location: Carmarthen
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Wales 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Java Black

This time of the year & doing less miles these days..

Once a week will Rinse off & Snow foam with Meguiars gold wax, Sonax wheel cleaner & mothers coating ref brake dust build up.

Meguiars Xpress or detailing spray to finish.

RainX treatment on the windscreen & may purchase a cover Shocked

Andrew My first RRS HSE Purchased June 2016
Java Black 2.7
Date of first registration 22 February 2008
Cousin of the King of Stamford Bridge R.I.P. Ossie

Post #510204 Wed Nov 16 2016 6:36pm
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shakeapaw



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United Kingdom 2007 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Java Black

I just ring my detailer Whistle Thumbs Up 07,TDV8,Black, Black Heated leather all round, Rear Entertainment with Headpones & Remote, TV, DVD, Pure Dab Digital Radio, Sidesteps, Adaptive Headlights, sunroof, now working fuel burning heater Smile)))

Post #510231 Thu Nov 17 2016 1:15am
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HemoRRS



Member Since: 31 Mar 2016
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United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Santorini Black

People spend far too much time and money cleaning their cars...
I wash maybe once a month, wax every 3 and machine polish every 2 years if needed.
Nothing special for wheels, my RRS doesn't need it, some wheels are prone to pitting but not land rovers.
But I do spend a lot of time off road so this is clean for me.


Post #510244 Thu Nov 17 2016 11:09am
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npinks
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i used to be anal about keeping the cars clean, now i don't think i has washed it for 4 months, though the dealer did it a month or so back for me

Winter, i pop to the local 1min DIY jetwash and spray the dirt off then 2 bucket wash at home

or if i can be bothered to get the jetwash out,

I Snowfoam or citrus prewash
jet off
2 bucket method
then jet wash
seal with Fireball Hydrophobic Snowfoam and that lasts a few months of beading

really simple to use, snowfoam on, low or high power rinse off, and dry or leave depending on what finish your washing, i dry
http://www.theultimatefinish.co.uk/firebal...-foam.aspx

Post #510246 Thu Nov 17 2016 11:34am
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RRSTDV8



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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Stornoway Grey

I like to apply a good coating of mud or grime whenever it gets washed off by the garage at service time. Nicely protects the paint below from people parking too close or brushing by it. Thumbs Up 2012 SDV6
2008 TDV8 - it's a labour of love

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npinks
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Laughing

Post #510257 Thu Nov 17 2016 4:09pm
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MFC V



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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport TDV6 Autobiography Java Black

Thanks for the replies and tips, Npinks and Blueskye1.

The rest of you should be ashamed Laughing

Sacrilege!

Post #510591 Wed Nov 23 2016 2:09pm
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RRSTDV8



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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Stornoway Grey

Quote:
The rest of you should be ashamed Laughing

Sacrilege!
Shame be on those that polish lots and drive off road little... Whistle 2012 SDV6
2008 TDV8 - it's a labour of love

Post #510614 Wed Nov 23 2016 8:31pm
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Buckster



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CANROVER



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Canada 2010 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Santorini Black

How the hell do you guys deal with the freezing temps???? You're all talking about snow foam and sealing and citrus wash..... ?


Isn't the freezing water killing your hands? I personally Can't stand washing my car in the winter. Tried it once...... ONCE

Big Cry

Post #514772 Tue Jan 17 2017 4:00am
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Danv8



Member Since: 20 Apr 2015
Location: Norfolk
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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Lux Alaska White

This was on xmas eve, 5.5 hrs in total.

Well, as I had nothing to do, the weather was ok and the wife didn't want me under her feet I decided to give the motor a quick wash, or so I thought.

A few before, this was only washed Monday last week by the way.

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Then my weapons of choice
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Starting with the wheels, they had a good soak in powermaxed concentrated wheel cleaner at 25% dilution, then agitated and attacked with my wheel woolies
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After rinse
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Then went over the entire car with tfr, but when doing drivers side I purposely missed the rear door just to see the difference when power rinsing off.
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Huge difference!

Then after cleaning again with tfr and rinsing, came the only snow I think we'll see he in the east this year.
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And using a little tip from ardandy aka electric leaf man, I went around all the badges, door shuts, window seals and any small profiles with a brush.
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After this I rinsed off then set to work with my 3 Buckets and waschpudel, Now this was where I was going to end it but then drying off the car I could feel how rough the doors and some of the panels were. So break out the tardis and red 7. Tardis up first
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Surprisingly not much tar at all, but then after a rinse off the red7 was applied. O m g, I'm a wee bit embarrassed here.
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Ended up having to hit the entire car 3 times
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Then after that I went over it all again with a claybar using soapy water as lube, then rewashing the whole car again.

Rinsed off with my di vessel, then applied a coat of powermaxed winter coat sealant, then topped that off with chemical guys v07, just love the super glossy finish that gives. I was going to apply my ODK Glamour but it was getting dark and the air was turning moist, so I called it a day after finishing off the tyres and trim with autosmart histyle.

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Post #514782 Tue Jan 17 2017 7:43am
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Tim in Scotland



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2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Stornoway Grey

Do.you do a mobile call out service for detailing? Wink Wink 2015MY Corris Grey SDv6 HSE Dynamic, preceeded by a 2.7SE RRS, a 3.6TDv8 RRS, several FFRR's and 2 Evoques.
Also in my garage is a 1996 TDi300 Defender 90 County HT made into a fake CSW.... my fun car to enjoy bashing and denting 20 years old and still giving loads of fun

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nigethecat



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Scotland 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Java Black

Danv8

What paint system did you use on the edges of your side steps ? Was thinking of getting a set for my beast but don't want chrome or brushed finish...

No point in washing mine too often as living next to a farm in the wilds of Scotland it's always filthy before I ever hit a main road, but it does get treated occasionally to a jet wash and then Auto Glym shampoo and then a jet wash off... job done

Maybe when summer comes.. Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter

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Danv8



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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Lux Alaska White

I don't know how they painted them, all i do know is it's Audi Misano red LZ3M. They were done in 2012 like it.

I live in the flats of Norfolk, the closest thing i get to going off road, is driving across the pavement to park it in my garden.
But it does see about 300 miles a week so picks up some horrid grime and oil form other cars. And usually the rotting intestines of the local dead deer, which seem to be splattered about every 100 yrds or so on the A47!

Post #514797 Tue Jan 17 2017 9:38am
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