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 Post subject: Re: Clear coat question
PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:18 pm 
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Hi Rappy - what's the best wax? I know it's subjective and everyone will have their own favourites but in your professional opinion?

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Its a very very subjective question :whistle: :whistle:

I will try and keep things simple. Some waxes advertised as waxes are in fact sealants. It really depends on what you want achieve.

A long durable shine & crisp. Or a nice warm glow. But you can top waxes with sealants & vice versa.

Tell me what you want it to do. Then we can go from there. I would start with clay, polish, seal & wax. To get the deepest shine. Prep is 99% of detailing waxing or using sealants is the easy bit :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Clear coat question
PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:25 am 
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rapport25 wrote:
bloggsy wrote:
rapport25 wrote:
Bump. Guys ask away

Rappy :cool:



Hi Rappy - what's the best wax? I know it's subjective and everyone will have their own favourites but in your professional opinion?

Cheers

Bloggsy



Its a very very subjective question :whistle: :whistle:

I will try and keep things simple. Some waxes advertised as waxes are in fact sealants. It really depends on what you want achieve.

A long durable shine & crisp. Or a nice warm glow. But you can top waxes with sealants & vice versa.

Tell me what you want it to do. Then we can go from there. I would start with clay, polish, seal & wax. To get the deepest shine. Prep is 99% of detailing waxing or using sealants is the easy bit :lol: :lol:

Rappy :cool:


Hi Rappy, thanks for that. I guess, I'm after protecting the paintwork first of all, then a deep shine - I don't suppose there"s a single product that would do most of what I"m after? :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: Clear coat question
PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:47 pm 
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Yes Megs do a all in one AIO. And a black wax that is all in one.

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 Post subject: Re: Clear coat question
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Yes Megs do a all in one AIO. And a black wax that is all in one.

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Thanks Rappy :thumbs:

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 Post subject: Re: Clear coat question
PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 4:02 pm 
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Clay bar should be your first choice. Then compound, polish, seal & wax. Or finish with an all in one

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 Post subject: Re: Clear coat question
PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 4:19 pm 
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Just ordered some Megs Dark Wax - all I need now is some decent weather and for the family to leave me to detail the car! :lol:

I'll let you know how I get on :gathering:

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 Post subject: Re: Clear coat question
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Hi guys - here's a few pics

After a wash and chamois, but no wax

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Now after a wax (but no clay bar)

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and a wee glimpse of the car overall!

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polished car.jpg


I'll probably get a clay bar next and spend the day on it, but I was just happy to get the chance to wash off all the road salt, and put on a 'seal' before the bad weather returns! :grin:

Thanks Rappy for your advice :thumbs:

C'mon folks - anyone else got the bucket and sponge out with the lull in the rain?! :cool:

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 Post subject: Re: Clear coat question
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I did, but literally just the bucket and sponge :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Clear coat question
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Looking good Bloggsy :thumbs: :thumbs: .

What wax did you go with in the end?.

Claybar will make the wax bond a lot better inc, giving better protection. You are simply adding wax to a rough surface vs a smooth clayed surface.

Always use a clay prior to using a wax.

I would of simply used a spray wax for now. Until you can dedicate an extra 2 hrs to clay & seal.

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 Post subject: Re: Clear coat question
PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:43 pm 
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Guys, bucket & sponge :bigcry: :bigcry: . Noooooooo. Dont do it. Lambs wool wash mitt. Grit guards & 2 buckets. :lol: :lol: .

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