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swamper

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as some of you know the M should be arriving shortly...so what im after is some pics of your cars waxed up as this will be the 1st job on the list to do to my my new toy along with claying it..
at the moment im using collinite 476s.....iv has some good results but the tip with using this it to put it on using the parm of your hand

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so in brief what im after is a pic of the results you had/which wax you used/any tips on using it..?

and its a nice chance to show off :ymdaydream:
 

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stunning Hornel B-)
whats it like to work with?
 

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3 hours of polishing followed with a coat of dodo juice purple haze:

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I find just slapping it on then buffing off with a damp microfibre really works a treat, somewhat akin to the old spit polish. Blow is before polish but 3 coats of the same wax.

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very nice Dan ;)
any down sides?
reapplication and so on?
 

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it gives a much better shine after 2-3 coats and does go dull fairly quickly but i do wash it every week. I usually re-wax every other wash and that seems to keep it nice and shiny.

EDIT: thoes pictures are suppost to be forum size friendly but look massive on my side, anyone else having trouble viewing them?
 

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cheers Dan ;)
 

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I use Autoglym resin polish then a coat or two of HD wax.. Great products and work well..
 

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I'm a huge fan of Dodo Juice products - I have the following ...

  • BASICS OF BLING WAX SAFE SHAMPOO
    LIME PRIME
    ORANGE CRUSH SOFT WAX
    MELLOW YELLOW WHEEL CLEANER
    TYROMANIA
    DETAILING SPRAY

Searching the Dodo Juice website, I found a supplier at the the other end of town Washshop - handy, as I can collect from him and save postage :)
 

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Hi Swamper. to be honest its the easiest to put on and take off and leaves no white resin bits like some of them do. I also use meguiars Quick detailer which is also amazing it takes dust off and saves washing and drying the car between waxing. Tried it all but sticking with this brand ;)
 

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Yes like Paul said quick detailer is the best thing since sliced bread!! You'll find yourself detailing your M M most mornings and evenings after a drive.. Saves washing it..
Since I've had my M in November I've only washed it once with water. rest of the time it's been quick detailed
 

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I believe Zymol is the best carnuba wax but it is so expensive. They do a Vintage Bentley special at over £2000 a tub!!!!!!
 

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Phil said:
They do a Vintage Bentley special at over £2000 a tub!!!!!!
And if I had a vintage Bentley I could probably afford a tub :-^

I've been very pleased with the results of Meguiars 3 stage (cleaner, polish and wax)
The Stage 3 is a very nice smelling carnauba wax that is nice and easy to use and beads for ages.
I normally do the 3 stage once a year and then add another coat of wax every 3/4 months.
 

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Phil said:
I believe Zymol is the best carnuba wax but it is so expensive. They do a Vintage Bentley special at over £2000 a tub!!!!!!
It had better be a big tub for 2 grand... :-?
 

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I use Zymol
Its the bees :D
I bought mine from a forum member a long time ago
I use Zymol Autowash/bath, for washing the car
 

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I get comments from people about my Triumph ( have never waxed the Z yet as i have only just got it)

but they say what do you use ?

and they are so surprised that i don't use any fancy waxes or clay, just good old elbow grease and a very light t-cut

and autoglym super reason polish with high gloss on top

it comes up great every time, always getting the comment of when was it resprayed with the surprising answer "never"

this is a photo of it at the NEC Birmingham

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nearly dropped my coffee when i saw the Triumph...stunning :D

well its a mixed bag of replies with some great results...very surprised how little some of you wash the car and just detail it instead :-?


any waxes that you would avoid...bad experience ..not worth the money...PITA to get off... didnt last ?
 

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swamper said:
nearly dropped my coffee when i saw the Triumph...stunning :D
Thank you swamper a lot of hard work has gone into it.

I have tried lots of wax, polish, cheep and expensive well known and not so well known, but I always come back to Autoglym

raisin polish with the high gloss on top, although I would call it a show room polish not as long lasting as some

I have some good tips for cleaning cars that can save money.

Like all the black plastic, use liquid black shoe polish (the one with the wee sponge)

then once dry and buffed spray sewing machine lubricant over it.(it is very cheep it is just a silicon spray)

also your back plastic window to get it clear just use t-cut then use the Autoglym raisin polish( comes up great)

I have lots more ... ;)
 
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