It’s been a difficult twelve months for Australia. January 2020 saw a sizeable portion of the lower eastern seaboard afire, then along came Covid-19
February 02, 2021
Aqua. H2O. Or, just plain water. It’s an essential part of life, and makes up over seventy percent of our planet’s surface. In frozen form it makes up the majority of Antarctica and in cubical form goes great with a nip of scotch.
February 02, 2021
Ever sold a house? Apart from packing, there’s that need to ensure every room is cleaned to within an inch of its life. The oven gleams, the toilet is sparkling, and the glass in the shower is crystal clear.
September 29, 2020
Pretty much like not washing clothes or dishes in just cold water, hitting the cooking temperature hot metal of steel with a tub of cold water sounds great, but can be damaging to the metal structure.
August 18, 2020
It’s a question that pops up from time to time; after I wash my car, why should I dry it? In essence, it’s not an unfair question as the expectation is the sun and/or wind would do the job.

True, however…
July 10, 2020
Nu Finish is widely regarded as one of the best polishes for applications on the paint work for motor vehicles. However, Scotty Kilmer from Scotty Quick Fix has found a somewhat different use for  Nu Finish polish
May 18, 2020
Although warm, not hot, water is recommended when washing a car, it’s recommended that car be under shade where possible. If not, then an early morning wash is a viable alternative.
April 24, 2020
Although Australia no longer manufacturers cars, the country had a vibrant, thriving, industry. In the country’s history we produced cars almost unlike anything else seen elsewhere. Some of those cars are now worth some serious coin.
March 13, 2020
Washing a car should be an enjoyable experience. It should be something that can be fun, and even involve the junior members of the family. But it can also seem like a chore, like repainting a house or cleaning the pool.
February 26, 2020
Sunday morning. There’s the hum of a kitchen making toast, the scent of coffee in the mug. The clothes washing machine is rattling away and the sky is blue. Time to wash the car.
February 26, 2020
Water. Cloths. Car wash. The three most needed ingredients when washing a car. Perhaps we should tip ina cup of patience too.
November 07, 2019
Keeping your car clean is one of life’s pleasures. That procedure of measuring out a capful or two of car wash, tipping it into a bucket and getting the hose in.
August 26, 2019
There is a real appeal about a bucket of suds, a soft sponge, and a gleaming, freshly cleaned car. Getting hands on with the mass of metal and chrome and plastic is one thing, but sometimes circumstances say a coin operated car wash is needed.
August 07, 2019
Technology has given us many things, both practical and marvelous. And just about everything we take for granted in our day to day lives has come to us in the last century or so. Radio, television, the internet, rockets to the moon, microfibre cloths.
July 02, 2019
Maintaining the appearance of a new car nowadays is far easier than what it used to be. Paints are of a higher quality, and there are better coats of protectant in the form of clear coats...
May 28, 2019
The allure of a classic piece of automotive machinery is always tempting for those that hanker after the shiny, curvaceous , glistening shapes that would look great in a climate controlled room.
April 17, 2019
It’s “The Great Conundrum”. The beautiful, new, shiny car is in the driveway, absorbing all of the admiring glances like a seasoned supermodel. But then the worry sets in. What kind of things can literally take the gloss off the enjoyment?
March 29, 2019
When it comes to washing the humble family chariot, we’ve come a long way when it comes to the ecological side of doing so.
February 21, 2019
Thirty years or so ago it wasn’t uncommon to see blokes in the driveway on a Sunday morn, coffee in one hand, instruction manual in the other, and a quizzical look on their faces. The cause? Car maintenance.
January 25, 2019
It’s a constant worry for those of us that really care about our car. Australia’s summers are hot, and in some areas there can be thunderstorms and howling winds. So what can we do to help our car stay safe?
December 19, 2018
It was once the great Aussie weekend routine. Get up, have a cuppa, or two. Load up the washing machine, maybe get the radio wound up to eleven, pack the kids off to whatever sports they played, and then find the wash bottle for the chariot.
November 27, 2018