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How do you polish your car?

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by Conor, May 13, 2019.

  1. Capra

    Capra Senior Member

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    Doesn't the clay process introduce some tiny areas that would require some polish, or is that what you are doing with the Meguiars compound?
     
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    Polish (compound) is the last stage before protection (what we used to call polishing the car) i.e. waxing etc
     
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    I have been using Autoglym for oh, must be 25 years and agree that it is "nice to use", however I don't think that it's only for show cars.

    My cars in that time have all sat outside in all weathers, mainly for the convenience factor of getting away sharp in the morning to work, despite having a garage, which has mainly been used for doing repairs in the dry and out of the wind.

    I've always been a touch obsessive about keeping my cars clean and would polish each every 4-6 weeks, consequently, finding that that gave them good protection and beading as a result. It would probably have lasted and beaded longer but, as I said, I've always been a touch OCD about my cars.

    It's only been since I was recommended to try Maguirs Ceramic treatment that I've stopped polishing so often, as the Maguirs makes it totally unnecessary. I am still getting good beading after 3 months these days. Great stuff the ceramic treatment and, the combination of the two works well together.
     
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  4. Rappey69

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    my car has to park under a huge oak tree so an sfternoons work cleaning and polishing may last 2 days if im lucky..
    I googled "the best wax" as was looking for something that lasts months and months.
    What did show up was halfords wax, a little over £3 yet rated as one of the best !!
    They did a great deal recently on shampoo, wax/polish, a bucket and microfobre clothes..
     
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    Try Collinite for a good long lasting cost effective wax buddy
     
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    Just don't do, as a lad at work did the other week, use a machine polisher on a black car on one of the hottest days of the year .... Yes! He burnt the paint! :eek: :rolleyes:
     
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    I could do with a machine polisher to polish out the marks I made last time I used a machine polisher :)
     
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    Did a google and read some reviews.. have now ordered some... bit of a price hike from my £3 halfords stuff but time will tell if it was worth it
     
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    Let us know buddy :D
     
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    It is a bit too rich for me. I always use Bilt Hamber Speed Wax at around £15, it's easy to use and I have been more than happy with the results :)
     
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    That's another great wax , I think the Collinite beats it for longevity though .
     
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    This collintie stuff has me intrigued... Rained all day today so cant try it..
    The intriguing part is that as well as being suitable for all automobile finishes its also for fine furniture, wood panelling etc. Grp and metal...
    Ive got quality wood waxes and non of them suggest suitability for cars and never seen a car one suitable for other materials. It also states "gleaming lustre lasts at least a full year"
    Cant wait to try it !
     
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    Tomorrow looks dry :D
     
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    Can you apply a top coat of something else over the top like Sonax, or this enough on it's own?
     
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    I would be happy to apply the Sonax over the top of Collinite , but not the other way round .
     
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    Thanks mate, I will this a go.
     
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    Had a go with the collinite today and it looks no different from the finish from the £3 halfords wax :(
    Left a few panels with £3 wax to see how they perform over time compared to the premium price of collinite..
     

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