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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Dec 5th, 2012, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
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I just received our new mini countryman and was wandering which cleaning supplies would be best to use to keep my new mini looking sharp. Any help on this matter would be appreciated.
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of course MINI would say their nice range of polishes and dusters are the bees knees, I would think.
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I'm a big fan of Adam's Premium Car Care - Cleaners, Waxes and Polishes Made in the USA, had great results from all their products I've used
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save yourself a lot of money on fancy polishes, i use Johnsons Pledge multi surface polish, or Mr Sheen multi surface polish, they are both aerosols and approx 1 to buy at the local supermarket, they are both NON ABRASIVE so can not harm the paintwork and also any tar or residue just spray it on to the bodywork and leave it for a minute or two and it will dissolve, i dont use it on the windscreen on that, i use warm water and a washleather and a crumpled newspaper page to dry the screen, i have just purchased a mini one and will be using it on all the exterior surfaces including plastics Not Windows or screens, i was given this tip a longtime ago and i can assure you my vehicles have been well admired. give it a try if you dont like it you are not left with a tin of overpriced polish.
try it on a section of your roof see what you think.
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save yourself a lot of money on fancy polishes, i use Johnsons Pledge multi surface polish, or Mr Sheen multi surface polish, they are both aerosols and approx 1 to buy at the local supermarket, they are both NON ABRASIVE so can not harm the paintwork and also any tar or residue just spray it on to the bodywork and leave it for a minute or two and it will dissolve, i dont use it on the windscreen on that, i use warm water and a washleather and a crumpled newspaper page to dry the screen, i have just purchased a mini one and will be using it on all the exterior surfaces including plastics Not Windows or screens, i was given this tip a longtime ago and i can assure you my vehicles have been well admired. give it a try if you dont like it you are not left with a tin of overpriced polish.
try it on a section of your roof see what you think.
I'm curious to see if this is effective. I'll certainly give it a bash


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I'll be sticking to my tin of over priced polish & leave the Pledge for the household furniture
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It won me a concourse event one year, if you get any tar on your vehicle it's worth having a a can of it for that alone, I don't use it for interior trim as I prefer that to be non shiny.
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Make sure you look into a two bucket system to eliminate scratches and swirls. Although I imagine being BMW the paint is quite tough

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