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Re: Car shampoo recommendations please

Post by Vespa » Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:47 pm

Autoglym, Simoniz and Triple wax are all good. I am not keen on Halfords home brand.
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Re: Car shampoo recommendations please

Post by Mike87 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:29 pm

@vespa

Excellent! Thank you, I'll go with one of those.

What about leather shampoos.
I got some gliotone shampoo and conditioner, are they any good?


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Re: Car shampoo recommendations please

Post by Vespa » Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:44 pm

Be very careful with leather. I only use Autoglym and that is their leather balm. Cleaning should be done very carefully with only a damp cloth in a VERY DILUTE detergent test colour fastness in an unseen area (Autoglym also make a cleaner) You can also use a facial soap wash dilute 1:8. Gentle wiping is the way and be very careful. You will not really need to touch the leather for quite sometime from new. Never soak the leather as this will toughen it and make it brittle when it dries. Clean it and let it fully dry (usually overnight) Then apply the leather balm with a microfibre cloth and polish off. That is how I do it but not that often as it's not really necessary, maybe once a year.
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Re: Car shampoo recommendations please

Post by Vespa » Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:50 pm

Just a point here about photos of cars. Some are photoshopped to make them look super shiny. The vast majority on this website are straight unadulterated photos (Mine are from film medium not digital and not manipulated to digitise) There are one or two that are digitally manipulated with Adobe Photoshop or similar.
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Re: Car shampoo recommendations please

Post by Mike87 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:04 pm

@vespa

Ah ok, I was also wondering on how frequently I should try it.
Anually sounds fine to me.
Yeah it's only 2 years old, so hoping it won't need much attention.

Autoglym, ok I'll try that one.
Always a worry applying something like that to such expensive leather lol.

There's an autoglym spray I've seen. Would that be milder in anyway? Then wipe down with the microfibre, and apply the conditioner.
Is the balm conditioner?


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Re: Car shampoo recommendations please

Post by BevC » Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:33 am

There is a Land Rover branded leather care kit available which includes a cleaner and conditioner and is specifically designed for JLR leather.
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Re: Car shampoo recommendations please

Post by Vespa » Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:25 am

BevC wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:33 am
There is a Land Rover branded leather care kit available which includes a cleaner and conditioner and is specifically designed for JLR leather.
That is made by Autoglym and rebranded. They also do RR and Bentley. The XF I had as a loan had the full pack in the boot. Yes it stayed there As I don't take things that aren't mine. :)
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Re: Car shampoo recommendations please

Post by Mike Rometer » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:56 am

Having used AutoGlm leather care products for many years I can recommend them. The Balm is exceptionally good at reviving tired leather, smear it on heavily and just leave it for a couple of days before rubbing it up and repeat if really necessary. Definite thumbs up from me.
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Re: Car shampoo recommendations please

Post by Mike87 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:48 pm

@vespa

Oh that's handy to know.
Is the JLR one easy to find?
Just goodle that or is it under a certain name?


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Re: Car shampoo recommendations please

Post by Vespa » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:04 pm

Just buy Autoglm from Halfords on offer at present. The JLR pack will probably cost 3x as much. At the time of writing this I have just washed, clay barred (Glove version) washed again and am just letting it dry before polish and sealant. I should be finished by 4.00pm. ;)
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