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      06-06-2023, 10:09 AM   #45
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Took up most of my Sunday washing and detailing 🖤 Enjoying for a few days before its dusty and dirty again 😅
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I'm new into the car detailing hobby (since I bought my X5 last October), here's my setup and products:

2.6 GPM electric pressure washer from Amazon
- upgraded to new handle and quick disconnect fittings
Amazon foam cannon w/ 1mm orifice swap
Buckets w/ grit guards
Maxshine wheel/tire brushes
Adam's Wheel + Tire Cleaner in IK Foam Sprayer
CarPro Hydro2 spray on wheels
CarPro Perl (1:1) or Darkside on tires (alternating between the two)
Chemical Guys MaxiSuds Shampoo in the foam cannon and bucket (Looking to buy a real snow foam soap when I run out of this stuff, but it's working for now)
Adam's microfiber wash mitt
EGO 650cfm leaf blower
Merlin's Magic Elixir drying aid (CarPro Ech2o w/ Reload 2.0)
Rag Company microfiber towels
Auto Fiber Dreadnought XL twisted loop drying towel
CarPro Reload 2.0 every 3rd wash
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I'm new into the car detailing hobby (since I bought my X5 last October), here's my setup and products:

2.6 GPM electric pressure washer from Amazon
- upgraded to new handle and quick disconnect fittings
Amazon foam cannon w/ 1mm orifice swap
Buckets w/ grit guards
Maxshine wheel/tire brushes
Adam's Wheel + Tire Cleaner in IK Foam Sprayer
CarPro Hydro2 spray on wheels
CarPro Perl (1:1) or Darkside on tires (alternating between the two)
Chemical Guys MaxiSuds Shampoo in the foam cannon and bucket (Looking to buy a real snow foam soap when I run out of this stuff, but it's working for now)
Adam's microfiber wash mitt
EGO 650cfm leaf blower
Merlin's Magic Elixir drying aid (CarPro Ech2o w/ Reload 2.0)
Rag Company microfiber towels
Auto Fiber Dreadnought XL twisted loop drying towel
CarPro Reload 2.0 every 3rd wash
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nice list of products! ive heard great things about merlin's magic elixir.
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Post wash, decontamination, polish with CarPro Reflect and PPFd.

Shame Brooklyn hides the shine.
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Post wash, decontamination, polish with CarPro Reflect and PPFd.

Shame Brooklyn hides the shine.
looks glossy! congrats on the G87
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I'm new into the car detailing hobby (since I bought my X5 last October), here's my setup and products:

2.6 GPM electric pressure washer from Amazon
- upgraded to new handle and quick disconnect fittings
Amazon foam cannon w/ 1mm orifice swap
Buckets w/ grit guards
Maxshine wheel/tire brushes
Adam's Wheel + Tire Cleaner in IK Foam Sprayer
CarPro Hydro2 spray on wheels
CarPro Perl (1:1) or Darkside on tires (alternating between the two)
Chemical Guys MaxiSuds Shampoo in the foam cannon and bucket (Looking to buy a real snow foam soap when I run out of this stuff, but it's working for now)
Adam's microfiber wash mitt
EGO 650cfm leaf blower
Merlin's Magic Elixir drying aid (CarPro Ech2o w/ Reload 2.0)
Rag Company microfiber towels
Auto Fiber Dreadnought XL twisted loop drying towel
CarPro Reload 2.0 every 3rd wash
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By the look of the foam, there is no way that pressure washer pump out 2.6 GPM!
You appeared to have have invested a lot of money and effort into this so you should check and make sure you have the proper soap, mix-ratio and everything else.
Here is the Foam looks like from my new Active 2.0 which only specs at 2.0GPM
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By the look of the foam, there is no way that pressure washer pump out 2.6 GPM!
You appeared to have have invested a lot of money and effort into this so you should check and make sure you have the proper soap, mix-ratio and everything else.
Here is the Foam looks like from my new Active 2.0 which only specs at 2.0GPM
Pheonix Yeah, the pressure washer was pretty cheap from Amazon a while ago, hard to believe its really pushing out 2.6 gpm the manufacture is claiming. A nicer washer is on my wish list when I move out of my current apartment. But this one does the trick for now. Additionally, I'm using a cheap foam cannon with typical soap, not "snow" foam, so my foam certainly not as thick as it could be like your picture. What soap are you using?
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Pheonix Yeah, the pressure washer was pretty cheap from Amazon a while ago, hard to believe its really pushing out 2.6 gpm the manufacture is claiming. A nicer washer is on my wish list when I move out of my current apartment. But this one does the trick for now. Additionally, I'm using a cheap foam cannon with typical soap, not "snow" foam, so my foam certainly not as thick as it could be like your picture. What soap are you using?
Oh OK, that made sense! Anyhow, I used Ryobi and Sunjoe before and the Active 2.0 is noticeably better. Definitely worth uthe upgrade is you have some extra cash.
I am using Carpro Reset with PF22.2 Foam Cannon.
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First wash for my new to me M8 Comp. Cant stop admiring this 😍
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A quick garage jet wash maintenance wash yesterday as my car wasn't really dirty, just a bit dusty ( I got up early to get started because of the heat )

Sprayed the whole car with Autobrite citrus wash in my 2 litre Marolex pump sprayer, I then foamed over it with Bilt Hamber auto foam at 4% using my Carbon Collective battery foamer. I let it dwell for a few minutes then rinsed the car off using the spotless water option. I then went down the duel carriageway to dry it off.

There were still a few water marks on the paintwork when I got home so I mixed up some ONR at 16:1 to use as a quick detailer in my IK trigger sprayer bottle and went round the whole car.

I cleaned the glass with Gyeon Glass but in hindsight I should have left it until the glass was a bit cooler as there's a few streaks on the glass now. I'll go over the glass again tomorrow before things start to heat up.

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Just washed. No time to wax yet. Maybe in a couple of weeks.
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One small drive to work and back is all it takes to get my car crazy dusty, which is why I never drive it to work. So tonight I gave her a good once-over.
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Just a wash and blow dry.
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1. Griot's Garage 3-in-1 Ceramic Wax
2. Chemical Guys MIC493 Chenille Microfiber Wash Mitt

The level of details - inner tube of every rim is cleaned and wiped to be entirely black
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Used the BMW Nano Wax on my Frozen Dark Blue II M4 CS today. I think it came out really well, color looks a bit more lush. The wax is like grease/oil, definitely different than your standard type of car wax!
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