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    Originally posted by brasher View Post
    They are a safe bet and relatively well priced because one of the big 3 (supercheap, repco or autobarn) always has their stuff on sale. You would never pay RRP for it.

    Green sucker has been great, although I think I need 2 for the wrx, just that bit too big of a car for one.
    I can do my Jetta and Fabia wagon with a single Big Green Sucker. Pretty sure my Jetta is bigger (longer) than the WRX too. I also use Boss Gloss as the drying aid.
    Nathan

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      Originally posted by Gussy View Post


      Yea, fair enough on the naming convention. There's not a chance that I use any of those that you linked though due to the length / depth of the fibres but each to their own.
      I have the Bowden's chamois.......it don't like it. The Big Green Sucker (or equivalent from other brands) would be far superior.
      I also use their Dirty Deeds microfibre for doorjambs etc rather than dirtying up another drying towel.
      Nathan

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        Originally posted by Shonky View Post

        Bowden family have a well known collection of classic cars. They started developing car cleaning products in the late 90s and turned it into a business.
        Little known fact is that they started out selling DIY share trading courses. Thats where the money for the classic cars came from. Then they started selling cleaning products
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          what cheaper/better cleaning products are people putting in their bissell spot cleaners instead of the stuff you get with it?

          cheers
          www.holditflat.com

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            Originally posted by schnitzelburger View Post
            what cheaper/better cleaning products are people putting in their bissell spot cleaners instead of the stuff you get with it?

            cheers
            I think next time I need some I'll go for something like this, 5L for $30.

            https://www.godfreys.com.au/pullman-...pet-shampoo-5l

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              What's everyone's tips on keeping unpainted plastic black? Doing a YouTube research, apparently using ceramic coating restores unpainted plastic. Has anyone used ceramic coating to maintain the colour?

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                Originally posted by schnitzelburger View Post
                what cheaper/better cleaning products are people putting in their bissell spot cleaners instead of the stuff you get with it?

                cheers
                Go to blue sky auto / omikron at Minto and get their wow all purpose cleaner it’s $30ish for 4L can’t go wrong. Run it diluted at 10:1
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                  Originally posted by andy_wk View Post

                  I think next time I need some I'll go for something like this, 5L for $30.

                  https://www.godfreys.com.au/pullman-...pet-shampoo-5l
                  Originally posted by FLI355 View Post

                  Go to blue sky auto / omikron at Minto and get their wow all purpose cleaner it’s $30ish for 4L can’t go wrong. Run it diluted at 10:1
                  awesome thanks
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                    Originally posted by smellytofu View Post
                    What's everyone's tips on keeping unpainted plastic black? Doing a YouTube research, apparently using ceramic coating restores unpainted plastic. Has anyone used ceramic coating to maintain the colour?
                    I have Bowden's Own The Black Box kit - seems to work well so far. Nopics car is kept outside for the past 5 years so the black plastics have started to grey. I tested some spots and it seems to last out in the weather. I need to go around and do a proper job soon - https://www.supercheapauto.com.au/p/...E&gclsrc=aw.ds
                    Nathan

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                      Originally posted by schnitzelburger View Post
                      what cheaper/better cleaning products are people putting in their bissell spot cleaners instead of the stuff you get with it?

                      cheers
                      Don't use detergent/cleaner in the Spotclean itself.
                      • Get a pump sprayer from Bunnings
                      • Mix up carpet solution in there
                      • Spray onto carpet/seats
                      • Agitate with a brush (Get a white drill brush from CCP https://www.carcareproducts.com.au/m...ill-brush.html)
                      • Fill Spotclean with water and make a few passes to dilute the carpet solution
                      • Make more passes to suck it all out

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                        Originally posted by timtx5 View Post
                        Any thoughts on ppf? New car coming in a couple months and it's the type of thing that is particularly low and rock prone.

                        I had some recommendations for xpel film but it seems the choice of installer is just as important.

                        My biggest concern is any potential damage when it comes off. Should I wait for the new car paint to "cure" before getting it applied.

                        Any other comments or thoughts?
                        you should wait at least 6 weeks after new paint for the paint to outgas, before putting film on

                        and there's really only two certified places in Brisbane that do XPEL, and one buys their film from the other.

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                          Originally posted by Stix Zadinia View Post

                          you should wait at least 6 weeks after new paint for the paint to outgas, before putting film on

                          and there's really only two certified places in Brisbane that do XPEL, and one buys their film from the other.
                          The trip from England is taking the car about 3 months so should be good there.
                          I called the detailing studio in murrarie just because they seemed relatively professional. He seemed to have all the right answers to questions I was asking.
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                            Originally posted by smellytofu View Post
                            What's everyone's tips on keeping unpainted plastic black? Doing a YouTube research, apparently using ceramic coating restores unpainted plastic. Has anyone used ceramic coating to maintain the colour?
                            Yes I do.

                            But it’s not a 100% certainty as different brands and blends of ceramic will do better than others on different trims and brands/models of cars.

                            if you have a lot of plastic to cover, then get the “plastic version” from your chosen specialist brand. If it’s just odd bits around the car just use whatever you’re putting over the bodywork. The age and condition of the plastics will play into it.

                            Ive found for example the CQuartz I used on the Fiesta has darkened the faded stuff quite a bit, but using a dye product like Solution Finish or Mr Black would have been better for blacking the plastics back to new. It’s probably that using one of those dyes, then a curing time later using a ceramic over that could be a decent approach.
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                              I used to spend a solid time slapping on Fusso coat which gave me great results but since discovering stuff like seal n shine and Turtle wax hybrid solution, it’s been my only thing to put on the car however using my leaf blower to blow dry the car, it doesn’t blow off as easily than when I had Fusso coat.

                              Do paste sealant still have its place or spray wax does the same thing with much less elbow grease?

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                                sealants and wax are two different things.
                                waxes are organic and will wear off quickly
                                sealants will last 6-12 months when applied as per the instructions

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