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    Recomendation for car wash products ?

    One of my cars has sat about for around 2 years outside getting dirtier and dirtier and needs a good wash before I can have it mopped. I normally buy any old car wash but this thing is filthy

    I tried neat washing up liquid on one small area but it still left embedded dirt particles .

    Any recommendations as to what to use?

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    traffic film remover (tfr, truckwash or whatever you want to call it) almost neat will definately clean it. the paint will be flat as **** afterwards but if it's going to be mopped that's ok.
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    ps wear gloves or your skin will go all soft and not in a good way.
    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.

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    detailing clay is the best stuff to get all the grime and muck out and off paint
    "turn right to go left"

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    plus 1 for the Clay bar. Just started on the daily with it for the same reason - it get washed but not cleaned - if you see what I mean. Paint is like sandpaper before and smooth after. Not much effort required as well and does not flat the paint.

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    I like " ...not much effort required as well " . Still doing cardio rehab at mo

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    Clay bar is a waist of time at this stage. Pre spray the whole car in tfr as mentioned or a product called jeep and it really needs jet washing ,If you aint got jet wash then good old hose and a small pan brush.If pos kev save yourself grief and let a hand carwash outfit blast it

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    Kev google WILCOX WASH SUPPLIES they have a branch down your way Man in a van with everything you will ever need for car prep,Not expensive,

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    yep i said tfr as i've used it many times on cars,vans and caravans i've bought that have been standing for years. it will leave the paint flat but if you intend to mop it anyway that's not an issue.
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    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.

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    clay bar is for after you have washed it and got it as clean as you can. then use the clay bar to get it really clean. the clay will pull all the muck out that is stuck in the paint or laquer and leave it feeling like glass. its takes time but its quite therapeutic. get a decent quality bar and use lots of proper lube or soapy water.
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    Kev it dont need clay bar at all, A good chemical clean Then it can be mopped

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