Post by Phil Nottingham on Apr 22, 2008 18:55:06 GMT
When I do get round to washing mine I only use plain water applied with sponge and carefully dried off with a large chamois leather - any stubborn marks I use Mer or one of the other high quality non-abrasive polishes.
Same treatment on chrome and Rostyles although sometimes have to use cutting compound and Scotchbrite pad to get bad rust stains off
Phil - 1964 P5-Coupe PMB***B & P5B-saloon LHO***L & other classic Rovers & Land-Rovers
I always found Autoglym to be very good. I am currently trying Meguires products, very good too.
The CLassic Gold shampoo and polish seem to be very effective and easy to use - they suggest applying to polish with a sponge and cleaning it off with microfibre cloths. I can heartily recommend buying the microfibre polishing cloths from COSTCO. Much much cheaper than on the high streets.
I used to use Autoglym on the p5 but found that every time I wiped it off there was blue on the rag as it was taking some of the paint. I switched to Maguires a few years ago before you could buy it out the shop.This is also good on the chrome and I have noticed that after polishing with it the polishing cloth I use just slides of the bonnet when left.
For an absolute top shine and ease of use, Bilt Hamber's Auto Balm is brilliant. It's not abrasive and doesn't create a dusty film to polish off. I love it and their other products seem pretty good too though not necessarily cheap.
Why doesn't my missus understand that classic cars are supposed to break down - that's the whole idea!