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    Tried looking for collenite but couldn't find any in shops, can you only buy it online? I will try that next time, were can you get that stuff from that does the plastics? I am impressed with the results looks really shiny now instead of a dull boring silver
     
     

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    Round 2 gave it another wash today and finally got round to getting tyre dressing and this is how she looks now


    Lights not perfect again to show the shine but I am pleased with the outcome
     
     

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    G Techniq is the best trim restorer you can get by a long way.. however its expensive!

    Chemical Guys trim gel is excellent aswell as being cheap and a little bit goes a long way!
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    For the tyre dressing buy a cheap sponge and cut it into little blocks. Spray the tyre dressing onto the sponge and the rub the sponge around the tyre. This saves any mess and you are putting on the perfect amount!!! HTH
     
     

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    I will try some of this trim gel as my wing mirror mounts look more like a chalky grey colour now as fir the tyre dressing I got an aerosol one and you spray it round the tyre leave to dry and the wetter you want them to look you just apply more coats not bad pretty impressed with my first try tbh
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee_h View Post
    I will try some of this trim gel as my wing mirror mounts look more like a chalky grey colour now as fir the tyre dressing I got an aerosol one and you spray it round the tyre leave to dry and the wetter you want them to look you just apply more coats not bad pretty impressed with my first try tbh
    the gtech stuff that sam said does seems to be good and i will be buying some soon, the greay area apparently goes as new finish and lasts ages

    My detail guy also has given is great reviews

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    Lee, please dont go to Halfrauds to buy a polishing machine. you'll be wasting your time and money buying and using it.

    Save up and buy a proper dual action polisher and foam pads. It'll pay dividends in the long run.

    You will get far better results. A Halfrauds polisher is only good at being used as a door stop........
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    Do you prefer using a machine polisher or by hand? I did mine by hand and I was knackered afterwards lol
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by e36nickd View Post
    the gtech stuff that sam said does seems to be good and i will be buying some soon, the greay area apparently goes as new finish and lasts ages

    My detail guy also has given is great reviews
    Nick, it's sh*t hot stuff! I've seen before and after of it on my mates 22 year old Golf G60.. seriously amazing!!

    Quote Originally Posted by lee_h View Post
    Do you prefer using a machine polisher or by hand? I did mine by hand and I was knackered afterwards lol
    You cannot get anywhere near the same quality of result from hand polishing as you can with a machine!

    I've got a Silverline polisher, a selection of Sonus SFX pads and Menzerna polishes.. the whole lot cost less than £100 and it'll last years..

    Machine polishing is still hard work mind, you have to use a lot of pressure and force to control the rotary.. my shoulders and back were in agony for days after my last 8 hour machine polishing session!! Results are worth it though
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    So it's worth getting one then?
     
     

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