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    I was looking to buy a few bits and bob and was wondering whether i have to use some pre wax cleanser or something after using clay, AG SRP, AG Extra Gloss Protection and leaving for an hour to cure... also it wont be in a garage whilst doing this is that ok....I was looking at Collinite 476S wax...
     
     

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    AG SRP is like an all in one product and will clean and cleanse the paint perfectly well ready for the EGP, as long as you dont have damp conditions you should be fine working outside just give the panel the finger swipe test to see when the colly 476s is ready to come of. If your working on a dark coloured car then dont get to carried away and wax the whole car do a few panels at a time as it can be hard work to get of if you leave it to long.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perfection Detailing View Post
    AG SRP is like an all in one product and will clean and cleanse the paint perfectly well ready for the EGP, as long as you dont have damp conditions you should be fine working outside just give the panel the finger swipe test to see when the colly 476s is ready to come of. If your working on a dark coloured car then dont get to carried away and wax the whole car do a few panels at a time as it can be hard work to get of if you leave it to long.
    Whats this finger swipe test?? sorry new to this yeah the car is mystic blue so kind of dark... also whats the best way to applicate it.. techniques etc..
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigbenstrikes View Post
    Whats this finger swipe test?? sorry new to this yeah the car is mystic blue so kind of dark... also whats the best way to applicate it.. techniques etc..
    What he means by that is you run your finger across the Colly applied panel and if it does not smear, then it is dry enough to be removed
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigbenstrikes View Post
    Whats this finger swipe test?? sorry new to this yeah the car is mystic blue so kind of dark... also whats the best way to applicate it.. techniques etc..
    Lol the finger swipe test is just to see if the wax has cured/dried

    Micrifibre pads for sealants foam pads for waxes, there is no given rule how to apply but I personally apply sealants in straight lines and waxes in circular motion.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perfection Detailing View Post
    Lol the finger swipe test is just to see if the wax has cured/dried

    Micrifibre pads for sealants foam pads for waxes, there is no given rule how to apply but I personally apply sealants in straight lines and waxes in circular motion.
    sorry for jumping on the thread but I've just brought a Meguires detailing kit and plan to use it as soon as the rain stops

    I have a few swirl marks that I want to T-Cut out but is it ok to use this before claying?
    320ci M-Sport, Leather, Sat Nav, 18" MV1's, (Looking for CF Roof)
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattbish View Post
    sorry for jumping on the thread but I've just brought a Meguires detailing kit and plan to use it as soon as the rain stops

    I have a few swirl marks that I want to T-Cut out but is it ok to use this before claying?
    See your from M.K. as well

    Claying is the first stage once you have got the wash out of the way.

    What are you using as a polish and are you using a machine?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perfection Detailing View Post
    See your from M.K. as well

    Claying is the first stage once you have got the wash out of the way.

    What are you using as a polish and are you using a machine?
    This is the first ever attempt at claying so haven't thought about what to use for polishing. The box says to use a terry towel to polish - is this alright of do you recommend something else. I did have a wicked Dewalt orbital sander that I was going to use a polishing attachment with but some little scrotes found that I have a shed full of the yellow tools and nicked them all (twice!!!) That and the router are the only things I'm still yet to replace so it's machine polishing is not really an option (unless -as you say I'm in MK - you have a Saturday Freebie sale on!!!)
    320ci M-Sport, Leather, Sat Nav, 18" MV1's, (Looking for CF Roof)
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattbish View Post
    (unless -as you say I'm in MK - you have a Saturday Freebie sale on!!!)


    To be honest if you are thinking of polishing by hand then you wont have much luck removing swirl marks from a tough BMW clear coat, you would be better of using a filler polish to mask the defects and then top it of with a sealant/wax.

    Or find a pro to do it for you
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perfection Detailing View Post


    To be honest if you are thinking of polishing by hand then you wont have much luck removing swirl marks from a tough BMW clear coat, you would be better of using a filler polish to mask the defects and then top it of with a sealant/wax.

    Or find a pro to do it for you
    Quote me happy then?!?!?
    320ci M-Sport, Leather, Sat Nav, 18" MV1's, (Looking for CF Roof)
     
     

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