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  1. 1997 E36 323i convertible - rear wheel arch protection? 
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    I've just had the rear wheel arch redone on my car as there was a spot of rust on it and I'm wondering how to keep it protected for the long term.

    Should just apply a bit more of the meguiars polish or is there an oil treatment to use to try and keep it rust free?
     
     

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    Just keep in clean and waxed, make sure to get any crap out from behind it every now and then too....
     
     

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    Hiya, when you say waxed I've got myself a little confused - I bought some meguiars gold class liquid wax but a bit more reading on this forum and I'm not sure it is the right kind of wax.

    Does the megs do the same job or do I need to buy something else?
     
     

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    Personally i've undersealed my car with waxoils underseal, and had the sills and box sections etc waxoiled, as for the exterior a good quality wax or sealant is the way to go, personally speaking i would recommend collinite's 476s wax or finishkare's 1000p high temp sealant as they are the most widely available products that offer 6 months plus protection after application and they are affordable
     
     

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    Definatley go with what Mark has said, its what i've done to my car. Coli on the paintwork and black underseal on the inside of the arch. The underbody was mint so I left it how it was bar greasing the brake pipes whilst I was under there.
     
     

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    Cheers chaps

    Without wanting to sound totally useless is the meguiars stuff no use then ?

    I want to get into detailing but don't really understand the process/products - is there a thread that helps or can one of you guys outline it for me please, my car is white.

    I've just had new break pipes fitted.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onedesi View Post
    Cheers chaps

    Without wanting to sound totally useless is the meguiars stuff no use then ?

    I want to get into detailing but don't really understand the process/products - is there a thread that helps or can one of you guys outline it for me please, my car is white.

    I've just had new break pipes fitted.
    megs make some very good products so dont go dismissing them just yet, a good source of imformation is detailing world, just dont get sucked into the scene must have products dodo waxes etc, a basic detail should be along the lines of wash/dry then claying followed by polishing, maybe a glaze of some sort then your lsp(last stage protection) in the form of a sealant or wax, although some people use both to achieve the look and level of protection desired
     
     

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    Once again, thanks Mark- I'm not going to go detailing mad I just want to present the car better and get it ready for winter.

    I don't have a glaze or final wax yet, is this the collinite product you refer to.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onedesi View Post
    Once again, thanks Mark- I'm not going to go detailing mad I just want to present the car better and get it ready for winter.

    I don't have a glaze or final wax yet, is this the collinite product you refer to.
    Yep collinite 476s if applied properly (2 coats 24 hours apart) will give you ~6 months protection. Apply some AG SRP and that'll bring out the shine, seeing as your cars white (from an earlier post) you'll get away with loads so quick hand polish then 2 coats of wax and you should be good to go. Just remember to use a ph neutral shampoo so it doesn't strip the wax when you wash the car
     
     

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    Sham, am I okay to mix products as at the moment I have

    Megs gold class shampoo followed by drying
    Megs clay followed by
    Megs gold class liquid wax

    what stages am I missing out and I guess the Wax goes on right at the end - is the Zymol stuff any good?
     
     

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