Cleaning tips and tricks

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Den123
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Cleaning tips and tricks

Post by Den123 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:21 pm

Hi guys anyone got any tips and tricks for cleaning trim etc


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Re: Cleaning tips and tricks

Post by DaveBerlin » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:08 pm

Den, as this question is not specific on what Trim here is what I have and have been using for years. This is only a guide of what I have and use as this can get very personal on the preferences used, as I am sure you will find out - Dave 😀
Here we Go ! :
1. “Mothers” - Back to Black Spray & Liquid for the Black Plastic this is a Clear Liquid not Black.
2. “Meguiar’s” - Ultimate Quick Wax Spray (Wipe on Wipe Off) for the Bodywork.
3. “W5” (Lidl) - Alloy Wheel Cleaner Spray before Wash - then use Meguiar’s.
4. “W5” (Lidl) or Caramba - Cockpit Spray Silicone Free for the Plastic.
5. “RainX” - Glass Cleaner for the Windows and Panoramic Roof.
6. “Nigrin” - Wheel Sealer Nanotec use after polishing to Seal.
7. “Sonax” - Leather Cleaner for the Seats (Plastic or Leather).
8. “Semichrome” Polish (cream) which I use for the Chrome external trim. This stuff I used to use for polishing High Gloss Finishes on for example Mold Tools for Mirror Finishes.
Hopefully this is of some help as a guide.
Finally a good Beer after the strenuous work 😉
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Den123
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Re: Cleaning tips and tricks

Post by Den123 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:13 pm

Nice one Dave brill


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Re: Cleaning tips and tricks

Post by gloucester » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:06 pm

Don't forget boot polish for black plastic items.
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Re: Cleaning tips and tricks

Post by DaveBerlin » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:14 pm

Gloucester, Boot Polish used that in the old days. That is what the Meguiar’s is for, it is clear as mentioned so you do not get yourself or the paint smootthered in “Black” - Dave 🤨
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Re: Cleaning tips and tricks

Post by Lusky » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:49 pm

Dave Berlin, won't RainX affect the sensitivity / working of the auto wiper sensors?


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Re: Cleaning tips and tricks

Post by DaveBerlin » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:58 pm

Lusky, if it does I for one have never noticed it and have been using it on the QQ since 2014 and on previous vehicles also - Dave 😁
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Re: Cleaning tips and tricks

Post by DaveBerlin » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:06 pm

This might help take a read - Dave 😉

Tips & Information when using Rain-X products : https://www.rainx.co.uk/tips-and-info/
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Re: Cleaning tips and tricks

Post by Lusky » Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:25 pm

Thanks Dave I've thought about using RainX but was worried about is effect on the sensors, might consider it now.


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Re: Cleaning tips and tricks

Post by trout » Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:09 pm

Apart from all those products I now keep a cheap 1/2” paint brush in the centre console for dusting the dash and binnacle.
It’s the most useful thing for shifting dust and particles in those tricky areas, when waiting for the wife in the supermarket.
S.


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