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    my car is dakar yellow,i want to give it the best possible shine

    what do i need to buy

    the polishes waxes etc confuses me,but im willing to spend

    i just want my car shining like glass
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    It all depends on how your wanting to apply it mate! Are you doing it by hand or using a rotary?

    I still say one of the best combos you can use by hand is Auto Glym Super Resin Polish and then top it off with Collonite 476s,

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Collinite-476s...d04df0facee86c

    Colly is a brilliant Wax that will last for ages and can be used on wheels and all the glass (not windscreen).

    Colly won't add anything to the finish, just protect the SRP! However Megs NXT wax is a very under rated product IMO. Quite an oily wax and adds a little to the depth of the paint.

    Hope that helps mate!
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    To get the best possible shine it's the preparation thats all important. You will need to use a claybar and clay all of the paint using hardly any pressure and plenty of lube.
    Once clayed, the next step would be to use a machine polisher, either DA or rotary using a fine polishing pad and gentle polish or even Autoglym SRP would suffice. you could do this by hand but the finish is not as good. Next you would need a good quality glaze. If the car is a dark colour, Poorboys Black Hole is superb. If it is light, as yours is I would use Chemical Guys EZ Creme Glaze. By this time you'll be amazed at the shine. Top all this off with two coats of Collinite 476, leaving about 24 hours between each coat and job done!! 6 to 8 months of great protection and superb 'beading' of water.
    To keep the shine and nice wet look a spritz of DoDo Juice Red Mist is perfect.
     
     

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    i use AG super resin polish and have done for 5 year its all i use and its great stuff for hand polishing. ive tried other products even some meg's and in my honest opinion auto glym wins hands down. as for wax afterwards ive never realy done the wax thing so having aq black car i may invest in some poorboys
     
     

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    all will be done by hand will someone kindly pick me some kit please from this website as it it delivers to me

    http://www.autocare.es/epages/620631...2/Champ%C3%BAs

    cheers guys most helpful
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    Hi Dave. I would buy
    1. DoDo Sour Power Shampoo
    2. Bilt Hamber Soft Clay
    3. Get some Autoglym Supr Resin Polish...from Ebay if you can't find anywhere else.
    4. Collinite 476 wax

    There's lots of information on You Tube of how to use a clay bar and a great site to look at is www.detailingworld.co.uk for all your information and product suppliers.
    Best of luck mate, let's know how you get on when it's finished
     
     

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    I would say that apart from the AG Super Resin Polish I'd completely agree with haitch..

    I'd use a better polish, something like: Poorboys SSR 2.5 Super Swirl Remover

    Will take a fair bit of elbow grease but will give better results!

    Also you need to make sure you've got some decent polish/wax applicators.. megs ones are cheap and high quality..

    Aswell as applicators you want a high quality lambswool wash mitt.. plenty of choice for £10 with them!
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    Always used auto-glym as its the best for me anyway will little fuss,tried loads of others but always return to auto glym although i did my 328i coupe 3 weeks ago with turtle wax shine enhancer(5 .99)car wash and some 4 year old turtle wax polish and it came up amazing and even now she is still gleaming like new and people at work even thought i had had a respray,not bad for original 15 year old paintwork and a little bit of elbow grease.
     
     

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    poorboys ssr2.5 is not reallly suitable for use by hand, perhaps try their pro polish or ag paint restorer is good, also you would still need to follow these with a polish/glaze with filling capabilities, the best ones being widely acknowledged as srp or poorboys black hole or white diamond top this with a good wax and you will have done the best you can short of buying a machine polisher
     
     

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    if you dont mind spending a bit of money and also get yourself something that will last you a long time i would strongly recommend you buy an electric polishing set from ebay!! I got one myself one that comes with an electric polisher and also a 3 step MAGUIERS polish set.

    This will set you back around £130 but the bottles of polish are huge and enough to last you a year and you also have your electric polisher to last you for life. Results are superb.

    My set came with a paint cleaner, then a swirl remover then a glaze! Use these 3 steps and then buy yourself a good wax to go over the top and you wont beleave the results........ superb, and after this your only have to wash your motor down with soapy water once a week and will look good for a good two months before needing polishing again.

    also if you have any deep acratches use some 800 grit wet and dry paper soaking area with water first before any polishing and they will pretty much disapperar after you have done this lot!!

    Give it a try, will be the best £140 all in youve spent!!

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