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Topic # 223629 9-Oct-2017 20:17
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I've just pulled the trigger on a near-new car and want to keep it in good nick, without paying a fortune for detailing (for at least the first few years wink )

 

So I'm looking at getting a some trade detailing products, which are typically sold in bulk (4lt).

 

The 2 things I'm interested in are ...

 

Anyone interested in a divvy up (1lt minimum) for one of the above?

 

I'm in Auckland (central-east), so you need to be local or be able to come up here to get.


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  Reply # 1880091 9-Oct-2017 21:13
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umm at the price of a near new car, i'd just get one of each wouldn't you? or are the prices in bulk only?


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  Reply # 1880093 9-Oct-2017 21:23
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I'd be more inclined to take the vehicle for an initial detail and ceramic coating done by Obsessive Car Detailing http://www.ocdetailing.co.nz/

 

That way it requires minimal upkeep to maintain because of the coating




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  Reply # 1880100 9-Oct-2017 21:52
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4 litre of the spray wax will last a really long time for a car. I will probably apply approx monthly after a clean (maybe about 10 times a year), so a litre will probably last me over a year.

 

More so with the cleaner, especially as it will get diluted a lot and I will mainly wipe down seats/dash etc regularly.

 

If I do run out earlier, I will happily buy some more :-)  

 

BTW this stuff is regular/light use. If you keep light cleaning/waxing regularly, then the clear-coat does not degrade and stays in really nice condition(I also did a wax paste polish once a year). I did something similar with my old car for the first 8 or so years and it shined like new after a clean.

 

If I had a new Porsche, I would happily get a gold standard detail job. You still have to regularly keep it clean, as atmospheric pollutants will slowly eat away at the speciality coating, though to the clear-coat. 

 

But I spent all but my soul on this car, so I need to do all the detailing myself


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