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Old 09-05-2018, 10:47
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I'm thinking of giving the outside of my static a good old polish up for the start of the new season. I'm thinking of using some good quality car shampoo hosed down (not jet-washed) with clear water followed by a treatment of T-Cut then buffed up. It works for my car so will it do the same job for my static? Are these products OK for my static? If not ,what should I be using? I'm loathe to spend a fortune on "specialist van cleaning products" when I imagine these will do the same job more cheaply. Any ideas?
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Old 09-05-2018, 14:50
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I use the below from aldi, if not exactly the same they are very similar. Until now I have only used the Black Streak Remover once, as up until now the concentrated cleaner / shampoo does the job.

http://offers.kd2.org/en/ie/aldi/pbmeR/

Never polished our van, but for the first time last year I purchase and applied the below after washing. Right or wrong, after the van had dried and choosing a dry day, I just mixed the solution and sprayed the van with it and let it dry naturally. Did this last autumn and has stayed clean and kept its shine all through the winter, so while it lasts I won't be washing our van for sometime

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I personally would not use T-Cut, at all. Paintwork on our van for instance looks as though it has been sprayed over with a protective film / lacquer, so would not risk stripping this off.
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Old 09-05-2018, 21:05
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I would echo Cylon.
Bobby Dazzler works well for me after a van wash and with little effort.
Re T-Cut, I always understood it to be for buffing up dull paintwork, or to aid removing light scratches. I wouldn’t think to use it as a polish substitute.
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Old 09-05-2018, 21:11
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Re T-Cut, I always understood it to be for buffing up dull paintwork, or to aid removing light scratches. I wouldn’t think to use it as a polish substitute.
That's what I've used it for in the past and did / does remove paint also
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Old 09-05-2018, 22:48
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We use the Caravan Cleaner from Aldi too. Our van is under trees and gets quite grubby in Winter. This liquid cleans well and brings the shine back again. Also very economical. We don't use a hose - just a microfiber window type mop with extending pole.
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Old 10-05-2018, 20:48
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We use Fenwicks shampoo, after removing any black streaks with the Aldi streak remover. We apply the shampoo with a long handled car cleaning brush, rinse it off with a hose and then spray with Bobby Dazzler, this dries to a shiny streak free finish. Wouldn't use t-cut as that removes a surface layer of paint.
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Thanks to everyone who took the time to respond to my question. Much appreciated. Looks like I'll be paying a visit to my local Aldi...
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Old 16-05-2018, 11:12
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We use Fenwicks shampoo, after removing any black streaks with the Aldi streak remover. We apply the shampoo with a long handled car cleaning brush, rinse it off with a hose and then spray with Bobby Dazzler, this dries to a shiny streak free finish. Wouldn't use t-cut as that removes a surface layer of paint.
I did exactly this in March. It stood out like a new pin. So much so I traded it in for a lodge
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That's what I've used it for in the past and did / does remove paint also
It certainly does. Rub too hard with T-cut and you can take the paint off. Now that would not look great.
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