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Detailing Emporium: Offering the Best Car Detailing Products Online

car detailing products

Enthusiasts who want the very best for their vehicle may not be aware of the fact that, car washing and car detailing are not really the same thing. The phrase ‘Detailing’ has become a catch-all term for the whole process of meticulously cleaning your car but For those who want a spotlessly clean and shining […]

How to Wax Your Car: The Basics..

how to wax your car

So, you’ve put in the hours of hard work, pre-washing, washing, claying, removing fallout, cleaning and polishing…..finally it’s time for wax! Waxing your car will give the paint a deep gloss shine and will protect all the hard work you put into the preparation and polishing stages.   If you apply wax over swirled, scratched […]

Fallout Removal Guide

fallout removal guide

What is Fallout? Over time, paint can become contaminated with organic and inorganic “fallout”. Contamination / fallout comes in various forms and can be separated into a few main categories: Iron (Ferrous Oxide) Fallout Airborne metal shavings from the brake pads and discs of cars, trucks, buses on the road can embed themselves into your […]

Collinite Detailing Products FAQ

collinite ireland detailing products faq

The way Collinite have chosen to name and market their detailing products for over 75 years doesn’t really help you identify what each product’s purpose is, if you’re new to the brand …it’s one of those ‘you just know’ kinda things! If you’ve landed here and it’s not because of a personal recommendation from one […]

How to clean alloy wheels

How to clean alloy wheels Alloy wheel choice can make or break the overall look of a car but they’re a highly personal thing. Whatever your taste, one thing is for sure, dirty wheels simply will not do! So what is the best alloy wheel cleaner and what is the best way to clean your […]

How To Polish Your Car: The Most Misunderstood Aspect of Car Detailing

How to polish your car

Newcomers to the detailing world are often under the misapprehension that waxing your car is what makes it shine, but that’s not quite the case. It’s polishing your car that actually sorts out issues in the paint, removes scratches, brightens up dull or faded paintwork, gets rid of swirl marks, oxidation and other contaminants and […]

12 Step Car Wash Guide

car wash guide

You’ve invested in a car that you want to take care of, you want to keep it looking its best, so how do you clean your car properly? Head straight for the local machine car wash? Break out the mop bucket and sponge? Absolutely not! How to clean your car is one of the most […]

Pre Wash & Snow Foam Guide

Snow foam and / or Pre-Wash are the first steps taken to thoroughly clean your car. It’s not recommended you use it to replace a shampoo and mitt wash. No shortcuts! And you wouldn’t normally use pre-wash and snow foam, it’s usually one or the other. But we all love playing with Snowfoam! Pre washing is a […]

How to Use a Clay Bar

how to clay bar your car

A Clay Bar is used to remove embedded surface contamination that still remain after a maintenance wash. Often, these contaminants are not always visible on the paint to the naked eye, but if you run your hand over it, you will feel the roughness, particularly on horizontal panels such as the boot lid and bonnet. […]