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    That megs plastx made a massive difference to the screen, I think i'm going to have to try some

    Good work overall, how long did it take you?
     
     

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    Hi Sham, overall it took me about 6 hours and I'm quite pleased for a first attempt
    Pt I just wish I had had the colli's as I think I have to start again this weekend.

    The plastx is excellent stuff IMO although megs do a pro version as well which is meant to be better
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onedesi View Post
    Hi Sham, overall it took me about 6 hours and I'm quite pleased for a first attempt
    Pt I just wish I had had the colli's as I think I have to start again this weekend.

    The plastx is excellent stuff IMO although megs do a pro version as well which is meant to be better
    keep going with what you've got with regards to the plastx, regular usage is the key imo

    you should be pleased with that you've done a blinding job, great beading, all it should need now is another quick coat of srp, then 2 coats of collis and you're good to go
     
     

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    Cheers Mark, the colli's has arrived today

    I haven't driven the car since the cleanup job so i guess I should wash, resin polish then collify it

    Once all this is done I can start on the interior in earnest although that's gonna be a long haul methinks but het I can start the learn process all over again
     
     

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    Has your car got leather, if so the gliptone treatment rob sells is very good, i shall be getting some when i change my car!
     
     

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    Yes mine has leather but the drivers bolster is a tad worn and will need stitching
     
     

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    Right, I've got to the stage now where the first coat of colli 915 is on and firstly it's not that hard to work with and secondly smells great to me- like cocoa butter

    Question - do I have to wait until tomorrow before I put the second coat on or is a few hours (say 6) enough.

    I'm trying to avoid having to wash again tomorrow before applying wax - yes I know I'm being lazy.

    Also, I noticed that in the middle of my bonnet it looks great but the finish is still rough but I can't see why- does this mean clay again and does this mean I have to start all over with the bonnet or does the colli's prevent me doing that - hope that makes sense.
     
     

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    Six hours should be ok, as long as you dont drive the car in the meantime a wipe over with qd should be ok you wont need to rewash it

    As for your bonnet i would try claying again and prehaps a polish with cutting ability before srp, somthing like autoglym's paint restorer should bring it up,assuming you are doing it by hand, top it with plenty of srp and then collis, job done
     
     

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    Oh drat, it's rained :(

    I haven't driven the car so what should I do now?

    When you say QD do you mean quick detailed, is that the stuff that came with the clay bar and ifs is it just spray on and wipe offer is there more to it.

    Beading looks ace but im cheesed off now cos of rain
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onedesi View Post
    Oh drat, it's rained :(

    I haven't driven the car so what should I do now?

    When you say QD do you mean quick detailed, is that the stuff that came with the clay bar and ifs is it just spray on and wipe offer is there more to it.

    Beading looks ace but im cheesed off now cos of rain
    Oh the joys of british weather, Qd is the stuff as comes with your clay bar kit, just spray on the car and dry with a microfibre then you're good to go with more wax, the beading will get better and better with multiple coats
    I buy my Qd in bulk as it works out alot more economical i buy megs last touch which is top stuff due to its versatilitly,it can be used as clay lube, quick detailer and a drying aid, as i said top stuff
     
     

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