Weather seemed dry today so I though't I'd try out my new foam lance and gice the car a quick clean since I haven't cleaned it since my last post. I wasn't certain if I just wanted to wash it or use the sonus forumlas, polish, glaze, seal and wax ... so ijust made a start and decided as I went along.
What did I use;
Bilt Hamber Autofoam
Armoural Wash n Wax (need to finish the bottle lol) using 2 bucket method
Autoglym Super Resin Polish (applied & buffed with a polisher)
Turtlewax ICE Wax
Autoglym Fast Glass
Turtlewax Professional Alloy Wheel Cleaner.
As you can see from the pictures, the initial pre-wash and wash stages went OK. Time allowed so I quickly went over the car with Autoglym resin polish ... results were good (looked great during the odd bursts of sunshine).
This is when things start to go wrong. I tried to be a smart @rse, trying to save time, rather than use my Chemical Guys paste wax, I thought I'd use the turtlewax IceWax, that way I can do all the black trim at the same time and it'll be very quick (compared to using the polisher or hands to apply the other paste wax).
Whilst I started to go over the car with the TurtleIce Wax, the sun came out The fact that I had just polished with autoglym meant that the Icewax wasn't working well in conjunction, (applying and getting it off was horrid). So I just used a bit of elbow grease with a 2 microfibres and got it off This ended up dulling the finish, which I knew it would and it's tought me not to try and be a smart @rse again
The TurtleIceWax is fine for use straight after a wash and offers good results (as shown previously), but if your polishing then use the traditional style wax.
I may do the Volvo tomorrow, and I will practice what I preach (doing it the correct way with certain products) and post up pictures.
Pictures are titled, but just inacse;
pic1 - autofoam
pic2 - results after main wash
pic3 - results after main wash (side)
pic4 - straight after polishing & buffing with autoglym
pics5-7 - the end results after trying to be a smart @rse with TurtleIceWax