How To Get Your Faded Bumpers Back To GREY!

Getting Faded Grey Bumpers Back to GreyYes that’s right, this is an article on how to get your faded bumpers and trim not back to black, but back to grey. The majority of the questions we receive on this subject do relate to black and we have previously written a full article on this subject a link to which is provided below.

However not all vehicles were made with black bumpers, with a significant number being supplied with grey bumpers.

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How To Remove Bird Muck, Marks & Etching From Your Car Paintwork

How to remove bird muck & etching from car paintThe sun is out and the birds are in the sky feasting on the swarms of bugs and insects that the warm weather also brings out. Unfortunately along with this feasting comes the inevitable fallout – the downpour of  bird muck, droppings, lime, mess, poop or whatever you want to call it. Straight onto to our car’s newly polished shiny paintwork. In this article I aim to guide your through the process of how to remove bird muck etching, stains and marks from your cars paintwork.

Firstly we will look at the fresh stuff and how to clean bird poop off car paintwork. Then I will also guide you through the steps to remove dried bird poop on car paint in a way that best prevents scratching from pips, seeds and other hard bits within it.

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Review of Britemax Easy Cut and Final Shine Metal Polish “Twins”

Britemax Twins Metal Polish Test Gleaming Back BoxIf there is one brand that is certainly making a name for themselves in the world of metal polishes at the moment – that brand is Britemax. Here one of our regular contributors – Mark Beardmore – puts their flagship Britemax Twins Metal Polish to the test.

Originally from the US the Britemax brand and product range have been introduced into the UK by father & son team John & Matt Rooke – both with a keen interest in the world of motoring.

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What is the Difference Between Car Wax and Car Polish and Why it Matters

car wax vs car polish - the difference & what it matters

The two most regularly asked questions I receive are; “What is the best car polish to use to protect my car” and “What is the best car wax to use to polish my car”.

Unfortunately, these two questions demonstrate the big misconception in the general marketplace as to what can be achieved by the sole use of car wax or sole use of a polish.

In this article, which forms one of my guides to Detailing and Proper Car Care series, I aim to dispel these car polish vs wax misconceptions and help explain why, unless you have an immaculately and regularly detailed car, you should not initially use one without the other and what benefits you will get from each.

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8 Top Tips for Cleaning and Caring for Your Microfibre Cloths & Drying Towels

Immaculate Textiles - Professional Grade Dual-Purpose Microfibre Car Detailing Towel/Cloth - 40x60cm (16x24in) - 800GSM : Buffing - Polishing - Drying - Waxing - Cleaning - Valet

As any detailer will testify – you can never have enough microfibre cloths  in your detailing kit bag, whether for cleaning, polishing or drying. Most would also agree it is just as important that you take equal care of cleaning and caring for your microfibres as you do using them to detail your cherished motor.

Here we outline 8 Top Tips to wash, clean and care for your microfibre cloths and towels, keeping them in tip top condition and ensuring your microfibre cloths  are working at optimum performance.

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How to Remove Scuff Marks from Car Door Plastic & Vinyl Trim in 3 Easy Steps

How to remove scuff marks from car doorsHas the constant in and out of your car left you with those really annoying scuff marks on your car interior door trims? Are you finding them a little difficult to remove? Here we detail 3 easy steps on how to remove scuff marks from plastic car interior.

The trouble is a lot of trims have a grain in them, which when receiving the occasional bash of your shoes or boots forces the dirt deep into grain. This makes it much harder to remove with just a damp cloth or your trim cleaner alone. There is however help at hand which makes removing many of these scuffs marks a doddle.

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How to Clean, Care For and Store your Chamois Leather

How To Clean, Store & Care For Chamois Leathers

Do you find your chamois leather quickly starts to fall to pieces? Have you recently purchased or received one as a gift and are wondering how do you go about cleaning, caring for and storing your chamois leather?

The chamois leather (“Shammy”) is extremely popular choice for drying cars, boats, truck and motorcycles, but unfortunately many end up in pieces in the bin through improper care and storage.

Popular belief is that a “shammy leather” should be stored damp in a sealed container or plastic bag to keep it soft. Unfortunately for many that choose to do this they quickly find that when they next come to use it, large holes have appeared or it has fallen to bits completely.

This is because real chamois leather is a natural substance usually made of sheep or lamb skin and as such will rot if not kept and stored in the right way. Below I advise how best to care for and store your chamois leather.

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8 Best Wax & Polish for White Cars Including Silver and Light Coloured

Poorboys White Diamond show glazeAre you looking for the best car polish for white cars and/or wax product for your silver or light coloured paintwork? It is a question that we get asked at least once or twice a week and as the owner of a white coloured car myself, I know what a pain it can be to keep it looking gleaming all year round.

The problem, especially with white is how to get that deep wet look shine in the first place and then to have last as long as possible.

As with many things the quality of the finished look is mainly in the preparation, but there are a number of products that come top of our list to give you that mirror like shine – even on white.

Although very popular in many of the large motor stores, the polishes and waxes with added colourants, including the whites often do not really cut it in terms of the shine they are able to deliver.

You have to remember that many of todays modern cars have a clearcoat layer on top of your coloured paint and it is this that you are polishing and waxing to bring through the brightness of the colour underneath.

Thus adding a colour on-top can have the opposite effect.

Here is our top 8 list of the best car polish for white cars and wax products for your white, silver or light coloured car:

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Save Time – Five Quickest Ways To Dry Your Car

Quickest Ways To Dry Cars

There once was a time when only a few choices existed to dry your car; a chamois leather, old rags or T-shirts or just leave it to dry naturally. However to avoid those annoying watermarks and potential swirls you need to remove the water as quickly and safely as you can.

Fortunately, there are now a number of other methods and tools that will help you achieve this that we will explore in more detail in this post.

In previous posts, we have suggested “sheeting” water across your car as a final rinse.

Well not only does the sheeting work to remove any last-minute bits of dust that may have landed on your car but also it serves to remove the beads of water that sit on your paintwork.

The benefit of this is twofold.

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