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Zymol on Fifth Gear

Will Statt

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On last night's prog, they had a feature on a valeter who used wax that "cost £6000 a tub" It didn't mention the name but I suppose it was Zymol was it? Interesting though, that despite the fact that he used all these expensive high-tech products: Citrus degreaser, alloy wheel cleaner, special foam wash etc. etc. yet he still used a sponge to wash the car with. I thought that was a no no with most detailers and top-end valeters?

Looked like he did some nice cars though.

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Will, someone already beat you to this topic!


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Oh yes, I've just noticed... but they put it in the 'wrong' section didn't they!!!!

Will

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I know what you mean on the sponge front, as most are not that good for paintwork - but zymol sell one and and are a few specialists that sell them.

Just don't buy one from B&Q! :wink:


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Was very interesting especially the cleaning with the bottom working they way upwards with 1 bucket and sponge. Thing is I use the exact same degreaser and it costs half the quoted price. Also the coating thickness gauges dont cost 3k. I ordered mine yesturday and they cost a little bit cheaper but still expensive. I do envy the cars hes worked on though and fair play to Paul.


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i couldn`t beleave my eyes as he was only using 1 bucket and a sponge

working from the bottom up

all he was talking about was cost cost




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My Dad tought me to do top down - the grit flows with the water (by gravity apparently ) and to use a lot of water - not one measley bucket as a grinding paste! :)

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So let's get this right.....

work from the bottom.... where all the dirt tends to be upwards scratching the paintwork as you go.....

no wonder he needed the buffer! :twisted:


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Previous poster said:
Quote: Originally posted by G-Unit on 18 April 2006

Was very interesting especially the cleaning with the bottom working they way upwards with 1 bucket and sponge. Thing is I use the exact same degreaser and it costs half the quoted price. Also the coating thickness gauges dont cost 3k. I ordered mine yesturday and they cost a little bit cheaper but still expensive. I do envy the cars hes worked on though and fair play to Paul.



What degreaser is it you use and where do you get it from ?

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apart from that an interesting crash test....

if ONLY they got a newer 4x4 to go up against the Espace !

but the quick demo of that 4x4 crushing the new VW Golf Mk 5, oh my ! more reason to get that 4x4


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Supposedly that chap was from Miracle detail, can't believe he was sponging from the bottom up - flys in the face of everything I have ever been told or seen. But have heard it before, just can't remember where.

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Previous poster said:
Quote: Originally posted by Sundeep on 19 April 2006

but the quick demo of that 4x4 crushing the new VW Golf Mk 5, oh my ! more reason to get that 4x4
More reason to ban 4x4s :wink:

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How about fiat panda 4x4s, would they have the same effect??

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