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a guide to polishing and waxing.
« on: November 20, 2007, 22:58:27 PM »
Basic waxing & polishing guide

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Many, many people confuse wax with polish and the 2 perform completely different functions - a POLISH is in short an abrasive, which will either 1) remove old,

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Re: a guide to polishing and waxing.
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2007, 23:04:13 PM »
Yay a guide at last, good man! I am going to read and save on my hard drive for future reference :)
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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2007, 23:05:03 PM »
ok, i will remember that word for word!  :D

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Re: a guide to polishing and waxing.
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2007, 23:14:37 PM »
any tips for getting cream leather to come clean

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Re: a guide to polishing and waxing.
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2007, 23:25:08 PM »
Nice guide, having the color flame red, you can guess which part i will be using.  :-\

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Re: a guide to polishing and waxing.
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2007, 23:59:07 PM »
Some B!tch scratched my car with a knife down to the white primer. I got some paint mixed from Halfrauds, washed the scratch, Masking taped it all up and built the scratch up with the paint.
I then used some wet-wet and dry paper to smooth the high points back, then T cutted like crazy.

The finished result is not perfect but ALOT better than what it was

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Re: a guide to polishing and waxing.
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2007, 00:11:11 AM »
Why did "some bitch" do that?
Some B!tch scratched my car with a knife down to the white primer.

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Re: a guide to polishing and waxing.
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2007, 00:15:21 AM »
Its a long perthetic story about a wedding .... along with the scratch she also slashed all four of my tires..   she done 3 more cars in the same night costing over
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« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2007, 00:18:32 AM »
Hey ben!!! If you squint at the second pic it looks like your having a sh*t on a potty!!! lol :D

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« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2007, 00:20:30 AM »
ha ha ha  :D
Hey ben!!! If you squint at the second pic it looks like your having a sh*t on a potty!!! lol :D

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Re: a guide to polishing and waxing.
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2007, 00:22:52 AM »
any tips for getting cream leather to come clean

Leather Cleaning should be done using a leather cleaning solution (or lux flakes, mild soap)-not washing up liquid. Work in the soap gently but firmly using a soft nailbrush , then wiping off with wet towel. Avoid spot rubbing. Repeat if necessary once the leather has dried(not before as damp softens pigment coating causing it to peel.Remember to always apply a leather conditioner once you've cleaned the seats.

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« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2007, 00:23:33 AM »
gggggggggggggggggggggggg ggggggggrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL

That was my bucket i washed the scratch with then turned upside down to sit on while i painted ........... LOL

i was waiting for a reply on that........ ya just jelous of my shinney reflective paintwork aint ya  ;)
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« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2007, 00:24:28 AM »
cant you come and do mine for me.. pretty please!?  :D

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« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2007, 02:07:45 AM »
thanks ray thats a great guide , also explains a few things very well indeed , like the differance between a polish and a wax .
i think halfords are going to do very well out of me very shortly , my old se4 (god bless her ) shined like a good un as i used lots of auto glym polish on her , but i havnt really had a chance with my now calibra to get her up to the same shineyness yet , hopfully santa will bring me some meguires stuff or some xmas money to go buy some with and i can find the bloody time and a dry day and polish away .
also loved the bit about spritzing with the disstilled water or cooled water for extra shine

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Re: a guide to polishing and waxing.
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2007, 20:37:09 PM »
thanks ray thats a great guide , also explains a few things very well indeed , like the differance between a polish and a wax .
i think halfords are going to do very well out of me very shortly , my old se4 (god bless her ) shined like a good un as i used lots of auto glym polish on her , but i havnt really had a chance with my now calibra to get her up to the same shineyness yet , hopfully santa will bring me some meguires stuff or some xmas money to go buy some with and i can find the bloody time and a dry day and polish away .
also loved the bit about spritzing with the disstilled water or cooled water for extra shine


Your welcome m8,Autoglym super resin polish is an excellent polish for hiding those minor scratches and swirls.Have fun polishing m8 and if you need any advice just give me a shout.

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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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