Car Care

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by weebobster, Jul 3, 2003.

  1. weebobster

    weebobster Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Im now the very proud owner of a year old C220 CDi estate (with loads and loads of goodies :)

    Now question is: how the feck to keep it in show room condition?

    I have metallic paint and leather :D

    I have been cleaning it the same way i did the Peugeot 406 (that is the hose and supermarket car cleaner).

    By now you will realise I have a serious problem (lack of knowledge) regarding how to give my Benz the TLS it deserves.

    If you can recommend any cleaning products/regime/techniques I will buy you alcohol for life! Even a web link will have me salivating:bannana:

    :rock: :rock: :rock:
     
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    weebobster

    weebobster Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    EDIT

    TLS = Tender loving Shag

    meant to type

    TLC = Tender Loving Care
     
  3. sym

    sym Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Zymol Auto Wash

    Zymol Cleaner Wax

    Both readily available, and smell great too.... and there are a host of other more expensive Zymol treatments available (and I mean REALLY exbenzive !!) depending on how far you want to take it. I get good results from the two above though ...

    (did I mention they smell GRRRRRRREAT !!!!) :bannana: :bannana:
     
  4. mw_C32

    mw_C32 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    That Zymol is sooooooooooo expensive.
    Try Mer wax for £15.00 a bottle but only use a MICROFIBRE cloth to apply and clean of. These cloths will NOT scratch. (you can test them by getting a brand new cd and rubbing it with cloth...no scratches)You car will shine lurvly.
    I suppose the important thing here is the cloth.
     
  5. Sanj

    Sanj Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Get zymol ......u can pick it up from halfords ...I think i paid around 8-9 quid (basic version)
    ive been told u can get different versions of zymol
     
  6. pluggers

    pluggers Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    definatly Zymol smells nice too £8 for the shampoo at halfords (I wonder if it will be as good on my hair?) £15 for the wax I think.
     
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    weebobster

    weebobster Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Cheers gang - looks like I am going shopping at Halfords this weekend :)
     
  8. 2swift4u

    2swift4u Member

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    I use turtle wax it gives my car a nice shine i only use it to get rid of the watermarks after washing never tried zymol but dont u have to rinse the car after using it:confused:
     
  9. fuzzer

    fuzzer MB Club Veteran

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    Yup another zymol camp here :D
     
  10. RichardM

    RichardM Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Meguiars is the dogs....
    Everytime I wash my car (at least once a week) I clean all the door shuts and under the bonnet etc. Keeps it looking as new.
     
  11. zahid

    zahid New Member

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    ZYMOLS V.GOOD. Especialy if you spray a fine mist of water afterwards s directed and buff dry, MIRROR finish. Just did mine today looks the B***ocks.;)
     
  12. GregE240

    GregE240 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    The "proper" estate wax Zymol is very, very good. I've been a convert for just over a year now, mostly due to seeing a car in the flesh that had been done and also seeing Vin's C Class after a bit of TLC.

    The finish is incredible and well worth the effort. It also lasts a lot longer than one of the usual polishes such as AutoGlym.

    An initial large purchase, but it goes a long way and good value for money.

    Buy immediately!
     
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    weebobster

    weebobster Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    WOW

    One word maybe, but it describes my Benz after a Zymol bath :)

    Im in the process of getting a diggi camera so I can post a piccy of my pride n joy.

    Thanks for the info gang!!!!
     
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