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Offline Wills Toy

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Re: a guide to polishing and waxing.
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2007, 21:22:13 PM »
Ray whats your view on those coloured waxes that are supposed to match you paint.

A good read your guide and saved for future ref
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Re: a guide to polishing and waxing.
« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2007, 21:33:53 PM »
Ray whats your view on those coloured waxes that are supposed to match you paint.

A good read your guide and saved for future ref
Cheers

Wil

hi m8,those coloured waxes are rubbish,you are best off using a good quality polish such as Autoglym super resin topped with a good quality wax.Meguires polish is also top notch aswell m8.

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Re: a guide to polishing and waxing.
« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2007, 13:49:07 PM »
how are you mate.  I washed my car to your exact recomendations the other day with a sheep wool mit and 2 buckets of water etc.  I have only one problem with your advice though.

I was all glad when i was finished.  But you never anticipated for stupid buggers like me missing bits.  I ended up with a proper A-team strip of dirt up the passenger side of my car......  I want a refund lol

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Re: a guide to polishing and waxing.
« Reply #18 on: November 23, 2007, 20:21:31 PM »
how are you mate.  I washed my car to your exact recomendations the other day with a sheep wool mit and 2 buckets of water etc.  I have only one problem with your advice though.

I was all glad when i was finished.  But you never anticipated for stupid buggers like me missing bits.  I ended up with a proper A-team strip of dirt up the passenger side of my car......  I want a refund lol

have a karma dude  ;D ;D

Good man on taking my advice and using the proper gear,I know it may take a little longer to wash the car and you may end up missing some dirt on a couple of panels but practice makes perfect m8 and trust me your paintwork will thankyou for it in the end.

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Re: a guide to polishing and waxing.
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2013, 17:04:54 PM »
As my cars been restored .. kno it sounds stupid :-[ but i used to ave her jet wash an waxed ..just a bit worried now tho cos them brush things they use etc.. wont damage the bodywork will it?? as anyone else have theres done by jet washers.. normally cost me about 20 quid inside and out :-\

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Re: a guide to polishing and waxing.
« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2013, 17:07:11 PM »
How old!

Hand held are fine, avoid the drive through brushes.
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Re: a guide to polishing and waxing.
« Reply #21 on: January 26, 2013, 17:19:27 PM »
How old!

Hand held are fine, avoid the drive through brushes.

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Re: a guide to polishing and waxing.
« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2013, 23:13:07 PM »
In my honest opinion the jet wash and brush stations are ok to a point , certainly better than the automated rolling things and often better than the hand wash sites ran by our european cousins.

The thing to bear in mind when you turn up is that 10 mins before you got there farmer pickles washed his dirty great discovery with it and left all the $hit on the brush then left the brush on the floor next to the gravel .
The bristles of the brush can be a bit of a scratcher even if clean (also easy to knock the body work with the plastic handle)

 So either take a nice wash mit (no sponges) and bucket with you and just use the jet wash or find a decent valeter that'll know a safe wash method.

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Re: a guide to polishing and waxing.
« Reply #23 on: January 31, 2013, 01:04:46 AM »
yer bit difficult to do it me self now in the situation im in >:( i used to always wash n wax my  cars :) cant now tho   :(
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