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    Quote Originally Posted by AshE36 View Post
    no, why is that bad??
    yes, lol

    washing up liquid, strips wax , contains sodium (salt) so it speeds up oxidisation, it contains other chemicals and solvents that wouldnt be too good for your paint work
     
     

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    oh thats not right good then is it. thanks for that mate
     
     

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    no problem mate
     
     

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    ya cant beat carplan wash wax its as cheap as chips and trounced the oposition and expensive potions in a auto express overall tests..

    sometimes expensive dosen't mean its any better..

    http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/product.../car_wash.html
    330i sport a big chunk of berlin...

     
     

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    whats a good buffer machine to use then as ive used some before and they were crap
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by aj1soad View Post
    whats a good buffer machine to use then as ive used some before and they were crap
    It depends how keen you are. People can become quite 'sad' when it comes to pampering their cars, got to admit I am well on the way!! I would forget the halfrauds, B&Q £40 job if you want to do any paint correction at all. Better go for a Dual Action Polisher sold by one of the Detailing suppliers. www.cleanyourcar.co.uk have a DAS-6 Dual action polisher plus some pads and polish for £105 (hope Im not breaking any rules posting that) It's the one I have and it's great for most jobs.
     
     

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    +1 for a das-6 pro from cyc, i got one a while back best bit of kit ive bought,

    great for polishing the car up, im sure it will bring your red back to its original stunning colour,

    stay away from the 'Buffer' machines from halfrods etc, will cause more marks than getting rid of any, and they wont give the outcome you want
     
     

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    how about the silverline ones?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by aj1soad View Post
    how about the silverline ones?
    I've heard of people buying Silverline and saying it does a decent job. Don't go for the orbital thing with a handle either side rather go for the one that looks like a 'sander'. I'm pretty sure I'm right in saying these are rotary rather than Dual action and are not as easy to use for the novice. It is important to start with the very finest pad and polish, then if its not doing enough, step up to the next grade of abrasion. Everything needs to be done gradually but best to read up on machine poliching techniques, loads on Google.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by dailydoggy View Post
    ya cant beat carplan wash wax its as cheap as chips and trounced the oposition and expensive potions in a auto express overall tests..

    sometimes expensive dosen't mean its any better..

    http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/product.../car_wash.html
    Agreed, Carplan wash wax is what I use.

    2 for a fiver in the local Asda at the moment with 100% free in the bottles.
     
     

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