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Rez
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 7:20 pm  Reply with quoteBack to top

...looking at the millions of waxing products out there! Can someone please recommend a good quality polish/wax to prepare the car for winter and a decent speed detailer too please?

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 9:13 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Polish and wax are 2 different things, polishing by hand, your going to have the best results using a filler heavy Polish, such as autoglym srp,  and autoglym HD wax is excellent for the money.

Quick detailer I use auto finesse finale, does the job for removing water marks etc.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 10:02 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

c j h wrote:
Polish and wax are 2 different things, polishing by hand, your going to have the best results using a filler heavy Polish, such as autoglym srp, and autoglym HD wax is excellent for the money.

Quick detailer I use auto finesse finale, does the job for removing water marks etc.


Cheers for reply. Are you suggesting using both autoglym SRP & HD or either?

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 11:31 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Use both, use srp then HD. Wax is sort of a layer of protection, or shield, srp will remove (fill) light swirls etc. Thebwax will then seal it all in

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:49 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Check out this Youtube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/user/AMMONYCdotcom/videos

There are a lot of videos there to look through and polishing cars/detailing is a huge subject to broach, but this guy really knows his stuff. As for which polish/wax to buy, I'm still trying to figure that out myself. I do know that any wax applied weekly without using a harsh wax stripping soap will continually build up protection throughout the winter to keep your paint healthy. I wouldn't worry about polishing until we hit spring again, as your paint is going to take a beating from all the salt and grit on the road and any progress you make will be pointless. I'm just going to get a good few layers of wax built up and worry about getting rid of swirls when the weather turns nice.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 5:22 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

tom.bartlett wrote:
Check out this Youtube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/user/AMMONYCdotcom/videos

There are a lot of videos there to look through and polishing cars/detailing is a huge subject to broach, but this guy really knows his stuff. As for which polish/wax to buy, I'm still trying to figure that out myself. I do know that any wax applied weekly without using a harsh wax stripping soap will continually build up protection throughout the winter to keep your paint healthy. I wouldn't worry about polishing until we hit spring again, as your paint is going to take a beating from all the salt and grit on the road and any progress you make will be pointless. I'm just going to get a good few layers of wax built up and worry about getting rid of swirls when the weather turns nice.


Good advice cheers. Which wax are you using fella?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 5:29 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I use collinite 915 wax and zaino z2 to give it more depth

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:53 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

So, went for this lot in the end. Three stage application with the first bottle taking out scratches and swirls, the second is polish and third a carnauba wax to seal. Any advice on application? Should I do a section of the car at a time or the whole lot?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:41 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I'd go for panel at a time, I've found that the polish can dry up and become hard to remove of you leave I too long, especially f it's a sunny/warm day.

Another shout for autoglym srp btw, good stuff

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:29 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I use dodo juice wax works great easy to apply and remove also use megs ultimate polish
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:32 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I use dodo juice wax works great easy to apply and remove also use megs ultimate polish
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