Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Detailing - Autoglym


There's nothing more satisfying than admiring the shine of your car after a couple hours of your own muscle, sweat and sometimes blood! Nobody cleans and details my car but myself. Have been using Autoglym products for close to a decade and nothing comes more highly recommended when it comes to cleaning, waxing and polishing your car. Below are the Autoglym products I've used most. Warning they're not cheap! All the products in picture above will cost more than RM300 if bought one shot. No joke.

Bodywork Shampoo Conditioner
Careful regular washing with Autoglym Bodywork Shampoo Conditioner removes traffic film and greatly assists in preserving the finish and appearance of your vehicle. It's also perfect for maintaining the wax/gloss finish of your vehicle. Get yourself a decent sponge and shampoo the car from top front to rear then the bottom part of your car. Leave the wheels last.

Super Resin Polish
This used to be my mainstay cleaner/polish/sealant but has since been superseeded by the Ultra Deep Shine. I still use it for areas less exposed to the elements plus it's much cheaper! More prone to leaving spider webbing marks if you are not careful compared to Ultra Deep Shine. Autoglym Super Resin Polish contains low molecular weight resins which provide exceptional cosmetic effect and protection from most environmental hazards.

Ultra Deep Shine
This is the bees knees man and is my mainstay cleaner/polish/sealant. Specially formulated using the finest modern polishing and coating technology to impart a tough durable finish to a wide range of paint colours, new or old. The shine it leaves has to be seen to be believed. People who have seen the car cannot believe that the paint is years and not days old. You start the car with the Ultra Deep Shine first. Use a decent clean cotton cloth. I have used the Autoglym Perfect Polishing Cloth previously but am not too partial to it plus I find it overpriced. You can get cotton cloth in packs of 3 from places like Tesco. Cheap and good! Takes about 3 hours to do the Slowtra. Buff the car with the cloth & Ultra Deep Shine first then leave it to dry. Wipe off once the Ultra Deep Shine dries to a haze . I usually start with the bonnet then roof then doors/sides and finally bumpers.

Liquid Hardwax
Previously used the Extra Gloss Protection but this last loads longer. Cost much more too unfortunately. Formulated with tough synthetic resins and waxes. Once you have completed the Ultra Deep Shine portion you then apply this to the polished part of the car. Leave to dry for about 2 or more hours then wipe off with a clean dry cotton cloth. After than run your hands over the car and enjoy the smooth/glossiness. Smooth as a baby's bottom they say. All in all detailing the car with Ultra Deep Shine and Liquid Hardwax will take me most of the day (around 6-8 hours).

Leather Cleaner and Leather Care Cream (not in picture as I ran out)
Good for cleaning your leather interior. And No you can't use this on fabric. Once you've cleaned the leather interior apply the Autoglym Leather Care Cream. Autoglym Leather Care Cream is a carefully blended emulsion containing soaps and natural oils to protect and moisture the leather.

Instant Tyre Dressing
I use this not only for my tyres but also for exterior plastics and vinyl. Works a treat on the headlights and foglights too! A bit overprice though so if budget's tight use some other product.

Will talk about non-Autoglym detailing products I'm using next..

16 comments:

Sv said...

wherd u get ur autoglym products? any place u know of in kl?

Andrew Saw said...

No idea for KL. Perhaps Jacko and Uncle Fooyc can help shed some light?

Uncle Foo said...

sv,

Try
a) JayaJusco (heard they still have some stocks)
b) Subang Parade. There's 1 DIY shop at the lower ground. Pricey though.

I suggest you try to source from SillyPore instead. Heck a lot cheaper.

Sv said...

sillypore? does your "cheaper" include delivery cost?

so, eneos and ace hardware dont have?

Uncle Foo said...

sv,

Delivery cost for me = zero.

Those outlets, me not sure.

Andrew Saw said...

SV,

Unker Foo is from JB so it's just a short drive down to PCK land to get the Autoglym.

Uncle Foo said...

aiyo unkerSaw..Im from Johor, but not JB la..I usually get some AG stuffs via my sisterinlaw who stays in SG or my fellow AG enthusiast buddies.

Andrew Saw said...

Sorry for being ignorant Bro :P

Sv said...

thankx guys. as i dont have a sister in law staying in sillypore, i think ill check out eneos this week.

how often do you do a complete detailing job on ur car?

Andrew Saw said...

Used to do it every 1 month but nowadays busy so will do bout every 1-2 months

Uncle Foo said...

I didnt know sharing experience and info can be such a guilt..

aiih..better stick to me wow! nice!

Andrew Saw said...

Ok Guys, Chill it out....

Mr SV,

You really do need to look at some of your responses. Looks like I'm not the only person feeling ticked off!

joe said...

hi andrew,
this may sound weird but what is dyno tuning and where can i get it done to my N16 in KL?

joe

Andrew Saw said...

Sorry the topic of dyno tuning is too wide to be covered in a comment section. Also unless you have install device that can alter your ECU's fuel and/or ignition maps there's nothing to dyno tune anyway.

Sv said...

wha?. whats it about? sry guys...

Andrew Saw said...

Chill Brudders!