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    Have a word with Mark at Autobrite, one of our forum vendors. He can supply everything you need at a discounted rate..

    FWIW, I use Megs shampoo, a clay bar with the BerryBlast lube from AB and Collinite wax to finish. The only other products that I have are Meguiars three stage polish system that I use to get a good finish after claying but before the Collinite.

    I use a two bucket system to wash, with a mitt and a pressure washer and the microfibre clothes from Costco which are awesome. I bought some pads to apply the polishes and waxes from Ebay.

    I use Halfords alloy wheel cleaner (on offer at the time), and tyre dressing by Armourall...
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by sam1832 View Post
    im not sure about the silver part, i thought you culd seal then wax,
    I thought it was either seal or wax? Not both and sealing is good for lighter cars where as waxing is good for dark colored cars?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoX View Post
    I thought it was either seal or wax? Not both and sealing is good for lighter cars where as waxing is good for dark colored cars?
    I do both....
     
     

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    You can seal then wax or just seal or just wax..

    Upto you really.. I don't seal, I tend to glaze then wax with a hard wax for protection..

    No point in glazing a light coloured car really though because you don't get depth of shine with silver/white like you do with dark blues and black..

    When it comes to waxing/sealing though everyone will say something different, its down to what you want and what works well for you
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    as above,

    i thought you could do both, i dont seal

    i glaze (poor boys black hole) and then wax, im sure poor boys do a light colour equilvlent for black hole

    its one of those things you could try, buy a small bottle of sealent and try it out to see if it makes a diffrence
     
     

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    ah ha

    they do, its called white diamond http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/glazes.../prod_551.html

    ive never used it, but i have black hole and that is very good, got loads of fillers in too so its good to use inbetween machine polishing,
     
     

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    If your using a hard wax like collinite 476 then its not essential too seal..

    Most people seal using a very protective sealant then use a soft wax to bring out depth of shine..
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    Thanks for all the info so far guys, right I am going to order all the stuff I need tomorrow but before I do I just want to know if anything from my autoglym kit is worth using? It's the same kit as in this link:

    http://www.performancemotorcare.com/...Set__1354.html

    Think I'm going to buy all the products and do it by hand to start with, I'm still a little scared of getting a rotary machine at the moment! Possibly thinking a DA but everyone I've spoke to who has one all wish they'd got a rotary!!

    Going to go with;

    Poorboys - White Diamond Glaze
    Sonus Ultra Fine Detailing Clay pkg/2
    Meguiars Gold Class Shampoo - 64oz
    Miracle Dryer - Ultra Plush 25" x 36" towel
    Dodo Juice - Born Slippy Concentrate 500ml
    Supernatural v2 - 200ml Wax
    Meguiars Even Coat Applicators - Pkg/2 - one for glaze and one for wax
    Bilberry Wheel Cleaner - 5 litre
    EZ Detail Brush EZ-Brush
    Ultimate Ultra-Plush Buffing Cloth 16" x 16" x 3
    Meguiars Last Touch detailing spray
    3M 3434 Masking Tape
    Chemical Resistant Sprayer x 3
    Wheel Brightner Spray Bottle
    Handi-Hold Bottle (947ml) x 2
    Poorboys Wheel Sealant
    1-inch round Wheel and Detail brush x 2
    Dodo juice supernatural wash mit

    Think that's everything apart from two buckets I will get, think I've gone OTT, over £280 and thats without a machine!! but I'd rather get the best stuff and do it properly and at least this will last me a while! Anything I've missed or don't really need as I'm planning on ordering tomorrow?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoX View Post
    Think I'm going to buy all the products and do it by hand to start with, I'm still a little scared of getting a rotary machine at the moment! Possibly thinking a DA but everyone I've spoke to who has one all wish they'd got a rotary!!
    That is some stash you have there!

    With regards DA/rotary... each has its merits.

    Search DaveKG's posts on Detailing World on using them.

    I have a UDM and a Makita and being honest, I like the UDM... and use it most.

    The rotary will always work faster, which is good, but you have to be on the ball with what you are doing and understand your paint, pad and product.

    I would not dissmiss the DA as a learners tool... its really good.... and will not dissapoint.


    I think you should scrape up another £100 or so and get a DA kit with a few pads... you will love it and wonder how you managed before.


    With regards AG kit, my choice prodiucts would be:

    - Super Resin Polish 325ml
    - Clean Wheels 500ml
    - Bodywork Shampoo Conditioner 500ml
    - Intensive Tar Remover 325ml
    - Car Glass Polish 325ml
    - Bumper Care 325ml

    These are all good products... but with the other kit you have bought you have some options!

    Onbe thing for sure in detailing is that nomatter what you plan and buy, you will end up with loads and loads of 3/4 full products you never touch and a few favourites ...




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    RoX,

    Try i4detailing, I have used them for a numerous number of things and found them excellent...

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