Storing your detailing gear | detailing setups

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Glenn_Adam_Doble, Dec 30, 2017.

  1. Glenn_Adam_Doble

    Glenn_Adam_Doble Winner - POTM May 2018, June 2018 Platinum Member

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    How do you guys keep your detailing stuff, I’m talking about proper shelving and organisation,

    Currently have mine on a couple of display shelves but I’m struggling now as my kit has got significantly bigger recently, and I need to keep my cloths with certain products so cross contamination doesn’t occur

    I’ve got lots of spare racking/shelving in the loft that I can make use of

    Thoughts, suggestions and pictures would be great


    About as much as I can fit on one shelf, have ten other shelves in the same way
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  2. LOCKE

    LOCKE Paid Member

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    That's a fair few quid sitting on that shelf! I'm a big fan of Swissvax myself. I have a cupboard in my kitchen that's dedicated to my detailing gear. I keep all my cloths and pads in Tupperware type tubs with lids.
     
  3. Glenn_Adam_Doble

    Glenn_Adam_Doble Winner - POTM May 2018, June 2018 Platinum Member

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    Same here only the best for the raider,

    Ideally I would like to keep mine inside or at least heated, my snow foam often freezes in the bottle over the winter

    I had abit of a tidy up today and reorganise aswell as Washing all my applicator pads and microfibres, still not perfect but will have to do for now

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  4. Benno

    Benno Gold Member

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    Quite simply, in a mess in the boot of my car....

    I've got a supermarket style plastic crate and my AutoGlym bag in the boot, that holds the most of it. Need to get something a bit better sorted, doing my head in when I do a bit of B-road blasting!

    Bit of a curveball on the topic....opinions on drying out wash mitts and drying towels after use...? I tend to air dry mine, is that the best way?
     
  5. LOCKE

    LOCKE Paid Member

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    Best to let them dry naturally so air drying is fine. Tumble dry on low heat if you must.
     
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  6. Glenn_Adam_Doble

    Glenn_Adam_Doble Winner - POTM May 2018, June 2018 Platinum Member

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    I use a heated clothes dryer each rail is warm drys the perfect and doesn’t affect the fibres, got a load drying right now haha,

    a tumble dryer has the potential of melting the strands ruining there absorbing properties and possibly making them cause scratching
     
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  7. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

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    3 teenage kids living at home, a shed full of rubbish and a garage full of car doesn't help finding even a smallish dedicated detailing area. (And hence im very jealous of all these well laid out, spacious set-ups you see on DW etc). And yours looks pretty damned fine to be fair Glenn !


    So from that: nothing fancy here. Just a couple of cupboards we specced out of the kitchen when the house was built.

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    Snow-foams, screen-wash and other 'bulk' containers; along with buckets, brushes etc on the tumble dryer:

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    Oils, paints, lubricants in the cupboard below:

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    Car enhancing gear in the one up-top:

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    And the pressure washer hanging up in the shed on hooks with the hose, power-leads, accessories etc.......
     
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  8. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

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    Love the value furniture polish smack bang in the middle of the dedicated detailing stuff shuv lol.
     
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  9. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

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    Er......yea.....i stick that at the front so the Mrs dont steal the good stuff hidden behind ! Who am i kidding. She wouldn't even know how to spell 'duster'.

    #RUMBLED ! Do i take it you well-to-do Country folk go all-out on Pledge or Mr Sheen as your polish of choice ? :smile:
     
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  10. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

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    Mr sheen.

    From B&M bargains though :smiley:
     
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  11. jamesgw200

    jamesgw200 Paid Member

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    where do people buy autobrite products from?
    cleanyourcar.co.uk do not sell them.
     
  12. -Eddie-

    -Eddie- Missing In Action

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    Just buy from Autobrite directly?


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  13. jamesgw200

    jamesgw200 Paid Member

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    sometimes it can be more expensive but cheers ill look :smile:
     
  14. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

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    I'm sure whatever you're after is available cheap (?) on ebay. Everything else in the World is :shuv:
     
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  15. nutnutwelshman

    nutnutwelshman Gold Member

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  16. LOCKE

    LOCKE Paid Member

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    Love your no nonsense approach/sense of humour Kev!
     
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  17. Cossers

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    I'll be honest, I'm with Locke, I keep mine inside, if hade issues with stuff over the winter before, esp snowfoam so I guess it's just as easy to keep it indoors :smile: I've cut down my collection to just what I need tbh, getting to much caught up in the hype just costs you far too much money, I can get all my products on one shelf now and a separate one for the microfibres and drying cloths!
     
  18. wozza86

    wozza86 Paid Member

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    Got one of the Auto Finesse holdalls for xmas. really good for storage. Easy to carry around and store in the boot if needed.
     

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