I got stuck reading some stuff on detailing world the other night, following on from the Dyson thread. It made me realise that I don't put enough effort into cleaning my car as I possibly should. It seems some of these people take days to clean a car, instead of the five or six minutes I usually take. I'm going to try to make this thread as informative as possible, in case anyone wants to use it as a guide.
After the recent crappy weather, and with me living up a tiny little lane, my car was looking a bit of a state:
Not to mention the local wildlife expressing a dislike for BMWs:
So, since it was warm and dry today, I decided to try to get it clean. I used this:
This on the more stubborn areas:
And then went over it with this:
I've seen on the interwebs where people spray stuff out of squirty bottles onto their cars, and bacteria is found in dirty places, so this seemed ideal:
Gave it a scrub:
There were still some stubborn bits of dirt, so I used this to get rid of them:
After rinsing the car off, I remembered reading that it's good to dry the car after washing it, stops 'water spots' or something. I wasn't allowed to use the bath towels (I'd get them dirty, apparently - stupid, the car's clean, that's the whole point!), so I found and used this:
It took ages, but I eventually got the thing dry. Here's how it looks now:
I'm going to polish it, if it ever stops raining again.