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Phillip T

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Heavy rain and wind forecast for today so I took advantage of the free rinse in rainwater by giving my Cali a good wash. The first for a couple of months.
Amused a few neighbours, as it usually does, but there will be no hard water streaking, the guano from the local seagulls came off very easily and I dry out quickly in front of a good fire with a cup of tea.
I wash in the cali in the rain too but only because it rains so much here there little choice !
 
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Bit harsh. It improves if you read it with a Librarian's nasal head voice.
Haha "Nostrils/claw" as my sister calls it, where you illustrate your nasal point with a clawed hand
 
Lambeth Cali

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Anyone got any suggestions how I get rid of this? Possibly caused by sun cream. I polished it off last year but it came back after a week. Is there a clay I should use?
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Eraser method (!?) then T Cut x3 then rinse, snowed, rinsed, washed, rinsed and then wax polished door only x5. Going away Friday so will see if it returns.
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The bit that looks cloudy still, that’s a cloud!
 
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Bought some gear and snowed the Golf as a practice for the van.
View attachment 77728Both van and Golf are 13 years old and get washed occasionally and waxed maybe every 3 years.
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View attachment 77726The snow got about 70% off I think but the grime is tree and bird related so I guess that isn’t too bad. I did the 2 bucket method with mitt but didn’t have a grit guard. I think the main failure was my snow mix seemed too thin so I’m glad I practiced that. Double next time 2 to 5 not 1 to 5 I reckon.
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LambethCali, hello, I just discovered BiltH but not bought yet - what do you think please?
 
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LambethCali, hello, I just discovered BiltH but not bought yet - what do you think please?
I used it a bit thicker today and it seemed to wash pretty good. It’s a massive bottle and I think was about £25 so it seemed fine to use a bit more. I’ve not used anything before so nothing to compare it with but it had good reviews. Van does look very shiny now.
I used Karcher jet wash with the snow attachment.
 
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Squished flies..
Had to wash van and polish bonnet.
Difficult to get off and if you leave them too long, like bird droppings, they can mark the paint.
 

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