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    Hi there,
    thanks again to those that helped me on the other thread, as promised here are some pictures -
    Products used:
    Bilt Hamber Clay Bar
    Dodo Juice Lime Prime Lite
    Dodo Juice Supernatural Hybrid [selected for supposed durability - its a wax and sealant)

    I didn't have a clue how to take useful pictures. Will try some different methods tomorrow in early light. I used far more of the SNH than is necessary, but buffed it off well. Only checked the beading out last thing this evening which is a shame because its excellent!
    Tomorrow, for sure, I'll take some better beading-in-action shots.










    This one was taken way too late in the evening...


    Some gratuitous extra pix not necessarily related to the last 2 days work:









     
     

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    Nice reflections..... I like that a lot...
     
     

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    I was amazed at how difficult I found the wax applying. 2 crappy sponge applicators got gunked up very quick. I didn't know if I should just carry on using them, but without adding more product. And if i didn't apply a lot, ie too much, i couldn't see it at all, so I kept adding more which I know wasn't needed.
     
     

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    What size area were you trying to wax each time? I found it's easier if you do it in small areas....

    Only carry on using the applicators if they are clean... Excess wax is OK, but if your applicator is getting dirty the paint is still contaminated and could damage the paint if you continue to use it.
     
     

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    loving the fact your parked in an electrical vehicle only space in an 8er lol
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Whittaker View Post
    What size area were you trying to wax each time? I found it's easier if you do it in small areas....

    Only carry on using the applicators if they are clean... Excess wax is OK, but if your applicator is getting dirty the paint is still contaminated and could damage the paint if you continue to use it.
    The applicators weren't getting dirty.. the car was so clean I almost erased it completely

    They were just getting very clogged with drying, manky wax and it was discouraging. Next time.. i buy FIFTY dumb sponge things, make job more better for BB
     
     

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    Very nice... must have a go at clay baring mine...
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by hagler View Post
    loving the fact your parked in an electrical vehicle only space in an 8er lol
    LOL, twas brief I was running around trying to get the money shot before evening fall.
    In any case, I couldn't find any wenches willing to participate anyway
     
     

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    Love the photos, very nice colour you have there,

    and a good job on the detail

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    They were just getting very clogged with drying, manky wax and it was discouraging. Next time.. i buy FIFTY dumb sponge things, make job more better for BB
    Primeing the applicator pad with a QD (quick detailer) helps stop build up and clogging of the pad,

    water helps but is not as good
     
     

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    Just discovered my Throwing Stars are on wrong, front right and rear left. MAssively shambolic I didn't notice after a very recent wheel refurb that wasn't any good anyway!
     
     

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