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Ayjayh



Member Since: 25 Apr 2015
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England 2013 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Lux Auto Ipanema Sand
AutoGlym Lifeshine

Have just bought a newish HSE and as part of the deal the car was given the Lifeshine treatment.
For the last umpteen years I have jetwashed my cars using any old car shampoo along with occasional visits to the car wash.
I am keen to keep my shiny new Freelander looking good so will not be putting it through a car wash. As part of the Lifeshine treatment I have been given a fancy bag with lots of bottles of stuff for Paintwork, leather, fabric, wheels, glass, bugs etc as well as a collection of cloths etc.
I didn't expect to get all this as I was expecting to get away with just using my Stihl pressure washer, at least for the first year or so,
Has anyone had this Lifeshine treatment, and have they got any tips for me please? I am 75 years old and have many more interesting things to do with my life than to get OCD about keeping it shiny
Thanks

Post #261726 25th Apr 2015 6:37 pm
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npinks



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Just wash it with the shampoo provided don't use things like fairy liquid as that will strip it off and so will the chemicals sprayed on the cars just before the kosovan hand car wash places wash it down their dirty sponges Former Mod/Member, with the most post & Chicken George Arch nemesis

Post #261728 25th Apr 2015 6:52 pm
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wurzel153



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I got the nice red bag of goodies and the lifeshine treatment. I have never used it on my car though as it gets washed at the dealers every month when it breaks. I use most of the products on my caravan.

In all fairness I can not see what the lifeshine does on the outside, the interior autoglym treatment is great as everything just wipes off.

Post #261729 25th Apr 2015 6:53 pm
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Post #261799 26th Apr 2015 12:31 pm
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Ayjayh



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England 2013 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Lux Auto Ipanema Sand

npinks and wurzel153, thanks for your useful comments, though wurzel - are you saying your freelander needs to go in for repair every month? Yikes, what have I bought?

Post #261821 26th Apr 2015 6:09 pm
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dorsetfreelander



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Don't worry, Ayjayh I am sure it will be fine. The FL2 is a great car. 3 x FL1 2 manual + 1 auto no real problems
FL2 S 08 reg 100k no problems
FL2 S 10 reg Gearbox, clutch, throttle body, drive shaft, steering reservoir
FL2 GS 60 reg xfer box, diff and wheel bearings
FL2 GS 11 reg gearbox ,hesitation, exhaust sensors, wiper stalk,
FL2 XS 14 reg SD4 Auto , door lock problem @ 29k

Post #261824 26th Apr 2015 6:31 pm
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wurzel153



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Hi ayjayh. Please ignore my negativity, it's actually more than once a month but i am just having a bad car year. My wife has named 2014 as year of the Land Rover. I know of many fl2 owners who have had no problems at all, even some with over 100,000miles so you have bought a good car.

Post #261827 26th Apr 2015 7:07 pm
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ccsnet



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wurzel153 wrote:
I got the nice red bag of goodies and the lifeshine treatment. I have never used it on my car though as it gets washed at the dealers every month when it breaks. I use most of the products on my caravan.

In all fairness I can not see what the lifeshine does on the outside, the interior autoglym treatment is great as everything just wipes off.
So IF you had life shine allowing the dealers to 'wash' your car will have took it off and damaged the paint work no doubt... You will know by seeing swirls / hologrames in bright sunlight.

Lifeshine is worth doing but TBH as you can get the kit your self off the net for 15 your better off doing it your self.

That said - having followed your story its probably the least of your worries.

T Terran



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Post #261857 26th Apr 2015 11:31 pm
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wurzel153



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not seen any swirls. I'm not one of these obsessive detailers so I could happily live with swirls and no other faults.

Post #261862 27th Apr 2015 6:21 am
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mudslinger



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wurzel153 wrote:
I got the nice red bag of goodies and the lifeshine treatment. I have never used it on my car though as it gets washed at the dealers every month when it breaks. I use most of the products on my caravan.

In all fairness I can not see what the lifeshine does on the outside, the interior autoglym treatment is great as everything just wipes off.


Freelanders are GREAT (I,m on my second )
BUT they like to return to the "NEST" as they get homesick from time to time (like kids..!)
But they do manage to stay away from the dealers
BUT kids are like Homeing pigions you never get rid of them (you can always sell a freelander)
but the law takes a dim view about selling kids (don,t know why ...) Whistle Whistle Whistle Wales
were the mud is thicker, and the ruts are deeper.
(And we have the water to wash it off, and more on the way..! )
Sd4 and chrome Ar*e piece, Auto box for best fun
09 Xs Gone 12 xs Gone HSE with Leather seats and 4 years warrenty.. staying for now !

Post #261914 27th Apr 2015 1:42 pm
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