cleaning supplies - MINI Cooper Forum
Go Back   MINI Cooper Forum > All Models & Variants > General Discussion


General Discussion Use this forum to discuss MINI topics which are not related to other forums. Posts may be moved from here to alternative forums by the moderators without notice

Mini2.com is the premier Mini Cooper Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Dec 5th, 2012, 01:56 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Dallas TX
Posts: 3
Local Time: 12:06 AM
United States Male
United-States cleaning supplies

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.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old Dec 5th, 2012, 02:02 PM
MINI2 Premium Member
MINI2 Master
Offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 2,873
Local Time: 06:06 AM
United Kingdom Male
of course MINI would say their nice range of polishes and dusters are the bees knees, I would think.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old Dec 5th, 2012, 02:13 PM
Macguyvic's Avatar
Macguyvic
Offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Richmond, Texas
Posts: 586
Local Time: 12:06 AM
United States Male
Meguiar's : Car Care Products
Meguiar's : Car Care Products . Anything Meguiars!
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old Dec 5th, 2012, 02:53 PM
Hartge220's Avatar
MINI2 Premium Member
231bhp on Lohen's dyno
Offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Surrey
Posts: 1,741
Local Time: 06:06 AM
United Nations Male
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
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old Dec 5th, 2012, 07:41 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 6
Local Time: 06:06 AM
England
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.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old Dec 5th, 2012, 10:06 PM
MINI's are BANG TIDY
Offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 397
Local Time: 06:06 AM
United Kingdom
Quote: Originally Posted by minitpm89 (original)
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


Sent from my iPhone using AutoGuide.com App
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old Dec 5th, 2012, 10:10 PM
Hartge220's Avatar
MINI2 Premium Member
231bhp on Lohen's dyno
Offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Surrey
Posts: 1,741
Local Time: 06:06 AM
United Nations Male
I'll be sticking to my tin of over priced polish & leave the Pledge for the household furniture
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old Dec 6th, 2012, 08:32 AM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 6
Local Time: 06:06 AM
England
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.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old Dec 30th, 2012, 01:48 PM
Simone Hayley Smith
Offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Corby
Posts: 77
Local Time: 06:06 AM
United Kingdom Female
Quote: Originally Posted by Macguyvic (original)
Meguiar's : Car Care Products
Meguiar's : Car Care Products . Anything Meguiars!

always !
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old Feb 2nd, 2013, 10:10 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 16
Local Time: 06:06 AM
United Kingdom
Make sure you look into a two bucket system to eliminate scratches and swirls. Although I imagine being BMW the paint is quite tough

2013 Scottish Mini Cooper Cup Driver
Like me on Facebook
www.facebook.com/GregBarnardRacing
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

» Recent Threads
Cold start issue
Jul 23rd, 2014 11:20 PM
Last post by race4aliving
Today 04:19 AM
2 Replies, 300 Views
Need help with part numbers - CV boots for right front axle MCS
Jul 5th, 2014 11:09 PM
Last post by David.R53
Today 02:19 AM
1 Replies, 299 Views
Northeast Track Days 2014 Schedule
Mar 13th, 2014 03:36 PM
by NTD
Last post by NTD
Today 01:06 AM
10 Replies, 1,119 Views
Northeast Track Days
Apr 25th, 2014 01:09 AM
by NTD
Last post by NTD
Today 01:03 AM
5 Replies, 874 Views
Mini One R50 from Poland
Yesterday 05:35 PM
Last post by ilovecables
Today 12:23 AM
2 Replies, 169 Views
Steve McQueen's Mini Cooper S
Yesterday 10:45 PM
by mab01uk
Last post by mab01uk
Yesterday 10:45 PM
0 Replies, 112 Views
fan starts as soon as engine starts
Yesterday 02:45 PM
by 4x4mini
Last post by 4x4mini
Yesterday 10:14 PM
2 Replies, 170 Views
Newbie question for R53 JCW owners
Jun 11th, 2014 01:06 PM
by Chuck21
Last post by Marshalliom
Yesterday 09:55 PM
1 Replies, 589 Views
MINI Superleggera Concept is a Modern Day Classic
May 26th, 2014 11:44 PM
Last post by Marshalliom
Yesterday 09:47 PM
6 Replies, 2,040 Views
air con not working 2010 cooper mayfair
Yesterday 06:10 PM
Last post by shighter
Yesterday 06:10 PM
0 Replies, 129 Views
Back Up Light stays on
Yesterday 05:26 PM
Last post by Charlie74
Yesterday 05:26 PM
0 Replies, 128 Views
Thought I fixed it but it's still broke down
Jul 24th, 2014 09:31 PM
by Dolf
Last post by Dolf
Yesterday 05:21 PM
2 Replies, 288 Views
Has anybody chipped/re-mapped a petrol countryman one?
Yesterday 04:52 PM
Last post by Warriorbez
Yesterday 04:52 PM
0 Replies, 133 Views
Flat Spot - What to Check Next?
Yesterday 04:20 PM
Last post by bargeemark
Yesterday 04:20 PM
0 Replies, 132 Views
Question about hood replacement
Jul 24th, 2014 08:25 PM
Last post by drozd
Yesterday 04:13 PM
2 Replies, 228 Views
jl audio CS112LG-TW3 will it fit?
Jul 24th, 2014 06:38 PM
by erictye
Last post by erictye
Yesterday 03:47 PM
2 Replies, 277 Views
MPG Mini Cooper s
Jul 21st, 2014 01:50 AM
Last post by Marshalliom
Yesterday 03:22 PM
5 Replies, 601 Views
Storage behind rear lights
Yesterday 08:12 AM
Last post by ScreamMini
Yesterday 02:48 PM
4 Replies, 214 Views
Central locking interior switch - fault or design?
Yesterday 08:35 AM
Last post by ScreamMini
Yesterday 02:43 PM
3 Replies, 225 Views
Cooper D reving faster than engine speed
Jul 23rd, 2014 09:37 PM
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 02:31 PM
3 Replies, 402 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 05:06 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2