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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:42 pm  Reply with quoteBack to top

Yesterday I spent hours washing, claying and hitting some of the worst swirled areas with a machine polish. When it inevitability went dark, I could still see loads of swirls on the bonnet. Today I've spent another 5 hours, starting with a harsher polish (Menz R3.02 on a Hexlogic heavy polishing pad), then refining with Menz 205S and the heavy polishing pad, then another go over with the 205S and a Hexlogic finishing pad. I wanted to go over again with some SRP, but it was starting to get a bit chilly and I was worried about the polish not breaking down very well. In a hurry before it got too cold and the condensation started sitting on the paint, I applied a quick coat of Nattys wax, just so the car had some protection.

I have a much more durable wax - Collinite 845. Question is, can I put this on top of the Nattys wax? Or will I need to strip off the Natty's first?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:44 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Ideally after you polish the car you want to seal the paint with a sealant then start building up your wax.

I imagine putting the collinite on top of the paste will be ok.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 3:29 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I'd be tempted to remove the Natty's paste first - the collinite will be designed to stick to paint/sealant not the paste.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 3:48 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

What sort of stuff is good for removing wax?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 3:57 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

washing the car with fairy liquid will go along way.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 4:38 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Or clay bar the car and start again.

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Balls to that!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 3:36 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Ideally a sealant should be applied once polished as it's more durable through winter then you can top off with colly to give the affects of a wax(beading etc)
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 4:00 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

The Collinite 845 is supposed to last a good 3-4 months anyway. It comes like a candle stuck in a bottle. Need to put it in a bucket of hot water to help get it out!
Think I've missed my window of opportunity to do anything with it now anyway.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:55 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

At the dry of the day you have some wax on the car
(80% of cars have never even seen any wax ever )

I would not use fairy liquid.

Yes I will be shot down for saying this as it is not the proper Science lab way of doing things

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:27 am Reply with quoteBack to top

dogmatic wrote:
At the dry of the day you have some wax on the car
(80% of cars have never even seen any wax ever )

I would not use fairy liquid.

Yes I will be shot down for saying this as it is not the proper Science lab way of doing things


No shooting down going on but why not?

By washing the car with a harsher cleaning liquid not designed to leave wax and sealant behind all you have to do to remove the wax is wash the car - waaaaay easier than clay barring the whole thing.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:36 am Reply with quoteBack to top

dogmatic wrote:
At the dry of the day you have some wax on the car
(80% of cars have never even seen any wax ever )

I would not use fairy liquid.

Yes I will be shot down for saying this as it is not the proper Science lab way of doing things

Agree with you entirely.  *ANY* wax or polish or sealant on the car is better than nothing - especially in this winter weather.

Nowt wrong with putting Collinite on as a top coat - dad does this on his Phantom Black A3

And no I wouldn't let Fairy anywhere near a car!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g...ex=17&list=PL96D52AF54166C886

Forward to 5:00 for the soap bit - the rest of the videos are great too.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 4:34 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi,
I would strip off the Natty`s wax first. If you put one wax on another the wax beneath may shine through. It then may look like water.
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