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Sparco Tyre Warmers – Digital – Size 6 Red, Black

Sparco Tyre Warmers – Digital – Size 6 Red, Black

Sparco tyre warmers help to ensure that your tyres are up to working temperature from the start line. These digital warmers allow complete indipendance of all 4 tyres with each temperature able to be set between 50-110 degrees C with an accuracy to 1 degree C.The Digital tyre warmer sets require the sparco digital control box to operate. This is available seperately (see accessories)View more

$1587.13

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Sparco Tyre Warmers – Digital – Size 6 Blue, Black

Sparco Tyre Warmers – Digital – Size 6 Blue, Black

Sparco tyre warmers help to ensure that your tyres are up to working temperature from the start line. These digital warmers allow complete indipendance of all 4 tyres with each temperature able to be set between 50-110 degrees C with an accuracy to 1 degree C.The Digital tyre warmer sets require the sparco digital control box to operate. This is available seperately (see accessories)View more

$1587.13

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Sealey Pressure Washer 12V Rechargeable – PW1712

Sealey Pressure Washer 12V Rechargeable – PW1712

Lightweight, portable cordless pressure washer. Ideal for a range of domestic applications including cleaning vehicles, motorcycles and bicycles. Features 17ltr water tank which can be detached from base for easy re-filling. Unit can be powered using vehicle's 12V socket, but is also fitted with a rechargeable lead acid battery which provides up to 40 minutes of continuous use. Ideal pressure washer where no mains electric supply is available, such as classic car shows and track days. Supplied with 6mtr hose, variable nozzle and fixed brush, both of which include built-in detergent bottles. Fitted with accessory storage pouch, durable wheels and shoulder strap for easy transportation.View more

$215.64

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Sealey Car Shampoo Premium with Wax 5ltr – SCS006

Sealey Car Shampoo Premium with Wax 5ltr – SCS006

Concentrated premium quality car shampoo, a special high active formulation with added Carnauba wax blend to give protection and exceptional cleaning which enhances the appearance of vehicle paintwork. Will help to protect paint and create a bead affect.Model No:SCS006Size:5ltrView more

$21.31

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Sealey Car Shampoo 5ltr – SCS005

Sealey Car Shampoo 5ltr – SCS005

Car shampoo with added shine enhancer and paint protector.Model No:SCS005Size:5ltrView more

$14.74

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Poorboys White Diamond Show Glaze – 946ml

Poorboys White Diamond Show Glaze – 946ml

Poorboys White Diamond show glaze is an easy on and off glaze that is suitable for all light coloured vehicles. White Diamond helps to hide light swirl marks, scratches and imperfections in paint work. White Diamond has been designed by enthusiasts for enthusiasts and show car owners who need the best wettest shine available, this can be applied as often as needed and can be topped with waxes and sealants, can be applied by hand or machine.View more

$29.35

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Poorboys White Diamond Show Glaze – 473ml

Poorboys White Diamond Show Glaze – 473ml

Poorboys White Diamond show glaze is an easy on and off glaze that is suitable for all light coloured vehicles. White Diamond helps to hide light swirl marks, scratches and imperfections in paint work. White Diamond has been designed by enthusiasts for enthusiasts and show car owners who need the best wettest shine available, this can be applied as often as needed and can be topped with waxes and sealants, can be applied by hand or machine.View more

$19.11

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Poorboys Wheel Sealant

Poorboys Wheel Sealant

Poorboys Wheel Sealant is bright pink with a slight suntan lotion aroma, and is the perfect product if you want to keep your wheels cleaner for longer.Poorboys Wheel Sealant can be applied to any wheel surface chrome, painted, polished aluminum, and even plastic hubcap covers, the sealant offers superb protection from weather and brake dust which can attack your wheels and cause them to corrode.This Sealant works by providing a protective and shiny layer on your wheels which is able to stop brake dust from building up on the rim and is easy to apply just like you would a normal coat of wax on any other part of your vehicle. Applying this wax will make it easier to clean your wheels next time as the brake dust and grim will not be able to brake through the layer of wax you have applied.Using wheel sealant on a weekly basis will give you the best results but this product can be applied on a monthly basis and still give excellent results.View more

$21.68

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Poorboys Super Swirl Remover 2.5 – 473ml

Poorboys Super Swirl Remover 2.5 – 473ml

Poorboys Super Swirl Remover 2.5 is a medium abrasive that is perfect for body shops, detailers or perfectionists that can be applied by hand or machine.Super Swirl Remover 2.5 is a final polish that brings out the highest gloss and shine from any type of finish.Super Swirl will remove:SwirlsOxidationFine ScratchesOver SprayCan be used on: Clearcoats, Paint, Chrome, Gel Coats, Glass, and Plexiglass.View more

$19.11

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Poorboys Super Swirl Remover 1.0 – 473ml

Poorboys Super Swirl Remover 1.0 – 473ml

Poorboys Super Swirl Remover 1.0 is a light abrasive that is perfect for body shops, detailers or perfectionists that can be applied by hand or machine.Super Swirl Remover 1.0 is a final polish that brings out the highest gloss and shine from any type of finish.Super Swirl will remove:Light SwirlsOxidationFine ScratchesOver SprayCan be used on: Clearcoats, Paint, Chrome, Gel Coats, Glass, Plastic, and Plexiglass.View more

$19.11

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Poorboys Super Slick Shampoo & Wax – 946ml

Poorboys Super Slick Shampoo & Wax – 946ml

Poorboys Super Slick Shampoo and Wax is a limited edition car shampoo which also has wax included. The addition of wax makes this the ideal winter wash as it may be hard to get all detailing steps in due to lack of light. Super Slick was originally made to work in cooler temperatures but the addition of wax means this is also suitable for warmer climates and those who want to extend the life of the wax products on their vehicle. Super Slick gently washes away dirt and grim while the wax leaves a stunning shine. This product can be used for normal bucket washing or can also be used with a snow foam lance.View more

$22.94

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Poorboys Super Slick Shampoo & Wax – 473ml

Poorboys Super Slick Shampoo & Wax – 473ml

Poorboys Super Slick Shampoo and Wax is a limited edition car shampoo which also has wax included. The addition of wax makes this the ideal winter wash as it may be hard to get all detailing steps in due to lack of light. Super Slick was originally made to work in cooler temperatures but the addition of wax means this is also suitable for warmer climates and those who want to extend the life of the wax products on their vehicle. Super Slick gently washes away dirt and grim while the wax leaves a stunning shine. This product can be used for normal bucket washing or can also be used with a snow foam lance.View more

$15.27

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What is Car Care?

Car care comes in various shapes and forms with varying products and accessories used to keep your car pristine, while also protecting the paint to your pride and joy. Products can be used to make sure your car looks new, even years after you've purchased it if you do it regularly.

Different Types of Car Care

Car care involves two types of procedures including washing and detailing. Washing involves eliminating dirt and grime, while detailing is all about going the extra mile to protect the paintwork and make it look amazing.

Washing

A Bucket and sponge with fairy up just doesn't cut it, to get the showroom look your car requires the use of specialized products and tools to ensure efficient cleaning and avoid any damage to the paint finish. You should use applicators such as natural and dense sponges and gentle fibre mitts to apply any products to the car's exterior to prevent scratching the paintwork.

The wheels and tires should be washed first because usually, they're the dirtiest. Also, you'll avoid any dirt splashing on an already clean part of your car. You should use a portable high-pressure washer to remove the toughest dirt build-up around your car's wheels. Washer equipment comes with a wide range of features, including adjustable jet nozzles or different water pressure levels, which will aid the washing process.

Use clean water and specialized detergents to eliminate dirt and contaminants. Special car detergents and liquids are safe to use on your car's paint and different other surfaces such as metal, plastic, and glass.

After washing your car, you should start the detailing process.

Detailing

Now that your car is clean, you'll easily be able to identify any scratches or oxidation of the paint, any tree sap or other substances, which couldn't be removed by using water and special car shampoos.

You should use a clay bar and special lubricant to remove any contaminants off the surface of your car and restore its smoothness. The clay contains abrasive particles that act on any raised areas. The lubricants you should be using with the clay ensure that the clay slides over the paint while eliminating anything that sits on top of the paint, like bugs, tree sap and other stubborn spots.

You can resolve scratches, swirls and any other minor damages to the paintwork by using top-quality paint cleaners and car polishes, which usually require several applications.

Car polish contains particles that makes it slightly abrasive, so it acts like a buffer, helping to smooth the paint finish and reduce scratches, which it does by eliminating a very fine layer of paint.

Polishes have various conditioning oils and other properties that improve the depth and reflection of the paint's colour. They're a pre-waxing seal which prepares the paint for car wax.

So, once you've used a car polish, you then must wax your car to protect the paint job. By using car wax, you add a layer of protection to your car against damaging factors such as UV rays, acid rain, dirt, tar and sand. Through waxing, you'll maintain your car's great appearance, while reducing the risk of scratches or paint chipping and protecting it from contaminants.

By applying wax to the surface of the vehicle, you create a film over the surface of the paint that can protect it from oxidation. It also decreases any friction between the paintwork and debris, which will simply slide off.

To guarantee the best results and maintain increased protection for your car, you should have it waxed about 4 times a year.

However, to check if your vehicle needs waxing, you can perform a few tests including the touch test or the water test.

To perform the touch test you should run your hand along the surface of your car and if you feel any roughness, then it's time for car waxing.

To perform the water test you should pour water on the surface of your car. If the water collects in tight beads, then you don't need to wax it yet. If the water forms a sheet and doesn't bead, then it's time for you to have your car re-waxed.

How Can Car Care Improve Your Car?

Regular car care will keep your car looking like new, which will maintain its resale value.

It will also protect the paint from oxidation, as well as the negative effects of various contaminants like bird droppings, tree sap, bugs and more. It will also protect the paint job from the wear-and-tear caused by the elements.

So, if you want to keep your car looking amazing and maintain its resale value by protecting its paintwork, then you have to regularly conduct car care.