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  1. Always start with the least aggressive combination and work up only if you need to.
  2. I usually go top to bottom myself.
  3. Scrap that last bit, Photo*ucket ruined it. Pretty sure I don't have those pictures anymore either.
  4. Ignore instructions when they talk about how much to put in the bottle, they don’t know the flow rate of your pressure washer so it’s highly irrelevant and pure guess work. Measure your flow rate (only need to do this once) and work out between 4-8% PIR (panel impact ratio, I.e what actually hits the panel) and stick with the thy. The dirtier the car, the higher the PIR. Anything that doesn’t work at 8% (and there are many) isn’t worth it. Sounds like you’re letting it dwell for long enough - this doesn’t have to be exact, you want to leave it long enough to soften and pull off as much first as possible but once it starts to dry out or it’s not running off the panels anymore it’s not doing much. Rinsing properly is more important than dwell time though. If you’re just running water over the car to get the foam to run off, you’re not doing enough to be honest. You need to take your time and thoroughly rinse to shift the underlying dirt with the pressure of the water (ideally at a safe distance and angle). You might be doing all this already, AG are typically middle of the road products as a rule. I posted a pre-wash demonstration here a while ago to demonstrate the different between foam/citrus/just rinsing that might be useful to seek out to set expectations on what each can do.
  5. What dilution rate are you using your foam at? How long are you leaving it to dwell? And how thoroughly are you rinsing afterwards? All of these have a significant impact on how well a foam works and without getting that right it won’t really matter what you’re using for foam. However, the alternative is a citrus pre-wash - Auto Finesse Citrus Power and Car Chem Citrus being the best two available. That said, still dependant on good dwell times and proper rinse technique. Also, Bilt Hmaber Autofoam (at 4% PIR) or Car Chem snow foam (as at 4% PIR) will be considerably better than anything Auto Glym have to offer, but you do have to get the dilution right.
  6. ilogikal1

    Stubaru BRZ

    This poxy lockdown has ruined my detailing plans over the next couple of weeks so I’m already jealous of anyone doing any proper detailing, but you sir, with your fancy lift and polishing machines, you sir take the biscuit. Also great work and all that. Git.
  7. As above, really. Standard buckets probably are not an ideal solution either, but still considerably cheaper than buying a Hydroshot, largely unnecessarily given the OP already has a pressure washer (IMO). You’d be better off with a water butt or tank of some sort, for sure. I’d say probably between 30-50 litres to do a Z sized car, depending on flow rate, how dirty the car is, etc. so it’d go through a standard 12litre bucket reasonably quickly in all honesty. Personally I would prefer to fill a bucket (or two) a few times than use a waterless wash but then I would also prefer to install a better placed tap and get a longer pressure washer hose to avoid having to move anything about above all else.
  8. In fairness any pressure washer, even the K4 that the OP already has, can draw from a bucket. The Hydroshot is only worth the additional investment if there’s no power source, but the OP’s complaint is about the water source.
  9. ilogikal1

    MPS4s

    Not trolling, my previous post was made very much tongue in cheek. You let whoever you like tell you what your opinions are, but maybe scale back on telling other people they shouldn’t have their own opinions....
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    MPS4s

    Ah, so he's a professional by YouTube revenues alone then. I'd claim he's a professional YouTuber, but let's not get into semantics.
  11. ilogikal1

    MPS4s

    Who is the guy in the video then? I genuinely have no idea as to his credentials other than him having a YouTube channel which literally anyone can have. Ironically that's your opinion. Also it's perfectly feasible, look he has expressed his opinion on a tyre he's never had any dealing with. I believe you mean it's nonsensical of Dan to form such an opinion, but then that's just my opinion.
  12. ilogikal1

    MPS4s

    Good for you. Nobody, not even Dan (uncharacteristically) is telling you whose opinion you should "take". However, given they are both just opinions, maybe you shouldn't "take" either and just develop your own opinion instead. Just a thought.
  13. Also, it wouldn’t be much of a discussion if people didn’t offer an alternative view. Just saying.

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