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Old 06-09-2019, 02:39 PM   #1
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Lets talk BULK products

I hate p*ssing about with £15 500ml bottles when theres a 5litre daddy version I can stock up on

Wha are your faves?

I hear the carplan demon range is actually the same stuff as the carplan Valet range in 5 litre tubs for around £10 each

Meguiars APC has lasted me about 2 years dilluted, its amazing stuff.

Tempted to trythe X-press spray wax as it works on glass too and so wil lsave some more time, but not yet got around to being low on any waxes and got loads of sonax detailer and Demon shine left which does a great job

TFR? Im using demon machine atm, but wil ltry their valet TFR or powermax 5litres

Makes life so much easier these sprays (especially with a big Volvo), im done messing with pastes on such big cars, you have no time left over for the detail.
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Old 06-09-2019, 02:52 PM   #2
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I've always bought car shampoo by the 5 litres.
Been using Simoniz wash and wax for over 10 years.
About a fiver for 5 litres from Costco.
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Old 06-09-2019, 03:17 PM   #3
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I have the 5L CarPlan Valet APC (I actually really like this product, it is as good as Megs imo but much cheaper at around £12), and the 5L bottle of PowerMaxed TFR (another excellent product).

I don't find the need to stock up of other 5L containers, wheels get cleaned with shampoo or APC more often than not, and shampoo wise I like the highly dilutable stuff like CarChem 1900:1 and Bilt Hamber AutoWash, which in small bottles last ages.

If I had the space, and used the products more, I'd probably also pick up a 5L container of AutoSmart Tardis.
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Old 06-09-2019, 03:20 PM   #4
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CarPro Reset Shampoo is 1:1000 so 7ml per 7 litres will last absolutely ages
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Indeed I love Auto Finesse crystal but a 500ml bottle for about a tenner isnít helpful. I just got a 5l bottle for £23 happy days.


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Indeed I love Auto Finesse crystal but a 500ml bottle for about a tenner isnít helpful. I just got a 5l bottle for £23 happy days.

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Not one Iíve tried - which others have you tried to compare to. Iím currently using AutoGlanz Moonshine which is very nice to use, didnít get along with PowerMaxed at all and gave it away..,
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Most things from Car Chem can be had in 5L (and more - much more )

Bilt Hamber in 5L sizes also.

Working my way through some Koch Chemie Green Star in a big bottle (11kg) ATM

Does anyone go even bigger (25L size?) for personal work? And if so, what? I'm guessing pro shops use maybe Autosmart in that sort of size?

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Not one Iíve tried - which others have you tried to compare to. Iím currently using AutoGlanz Moonshine which is very nice to use, didnít get along with PowerMaxed at all and gave it away..,


Iíve tried loads of glass cleaners and like this the best it has a high alcohol content and evaporates quickly when buffed. Really useful when the weather is cold. Only Auto Finesse product I really like


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Iíve tried loads of glass cleaners and like this the best it has a high alcohol content and evaporates quickly when buffed. Really useful when the weather is cold. Only Auto Finesse product I really like


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Cheers mate

Will look to try when I run down then
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I hate p*ssing about with £15 500ml bottles when theres a 5litre daddy version I can stock up on
You're overpaying then mate. Plenty in and around the 10 quid range. And if u get past the badge...a positive smorgasboard at a fiver or below.
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