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    i used the 3step system too...tho was dissapointed with the paint cleaner...didnt fully remove the tar spots etc..and that was with a polishing machine!!!think tho its hard work you may get better results doing t by hand..dont get me wrong the car still looked mint..the detailing spray should be used between waxes...after washing and drying..thats good stuff too
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by haz_65 View Post
    Which cloths do you reccommend me to use? I have brought the Mequires polish/wax applicator pads (round yellow sponges) and for rubbing the debris off, I have brought a Turtle Wax green and white cloth that is 50% microfibre and 50% cotton. Is that ok? What did you use? Thanks!!
    I used the AG Perfect Polishing Cloths as I got couple of other things from Halfrauds on their 3 for 2 sale.
    You can get good quality microfibre cloths off Ebay but I think I'll be going that Costco route if there's 30 of what AG are trying to offload at silly money.
    FWIW, I just took my time doing the job and although I appreciate there are better value for money products and probably better finishes, I was extremely pleased with the overall result I got with what I used.

    Edit: I just used the yellow applicator pads for the AG EGP as there was no need for any pressure to be applied. The cloths I used to apply the cleaners and polish, with a good quality microfibre cloth to remove the dried products.
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    Quote Originally Posted by baderlfc View Post
    here you go mate, save you a job!

    Thank you for the help..appreciate it! I am going to watch the video now...
     
     

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    Just a quick question...You know when you are rubbing clay over the bodywork and it picks up all that dirt and contaminents...If I then rub the clay bar with all that dirt stuck to it on another part of the car wouldnt it scratch the paintwork? Isnt it the same principle as dropping a sponge on the floor and using it on the car resulting in stones thats been picked up by the sponge scratching the car?
     
     

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    when your claying you need to turn it over frequently and every so often roll the clay up in a ball and flatten it back out to avoid that
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    thanks!!! Also...im wondering if you are able to clay you plastic bumpers or just the metal bodywork?? My rear bumper was resprayed 3 months and 3 weeks ago. Is it ok to polish, clay, detail and wax it without damaging the paintwork?? Or do i allow more time? Thanks!
     
     

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    as far as im aware theres no problem claying any paintwork, metal or plastic! its the paint your cleaning and clay certainly does the same job on the bumpers as on the rest of the car!!

    aslong as the bodyshop has done a good job of spraying the bumper theres no reason why cleaning/polishing/claying/waxing should cause any problems!

    infact claying will remove any overspray if there is any, also you definitely want to wax it for protection!!
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    megs step 3 is great. i use a microfibre cloth to apply and remove.
     
     

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    I used the Meg's clay kit on my silver 330ci.

    First time I had clayed but I did read up on the internet beforehand. I must say that it was really easy, time consuming but well worth the effort, quite theraputic in a funny kind of way. All carried out by hand.

    1. Clayed the whole car a panel at a time, cleaned with a wet micro cloth, then dried off with another cloth. About 3 hours to do the whole car.

    2. Applied a coat of Collinite 476's to each panel and allowed to cure for approx 20 minutes on each panel before buffing to a deep shine.

    3. Applied a second coat of Collinite 476's to whole car as above.

    The results were amazing, even if I do say so myself. The paintwork is smooth as silk and has a really deep shine, espeacially for a silver car.
    I just wash the car weekly with the 2 bucket method and every other week apply quick detailer.
    Be warned though, the wife was impressed with the results, I had to do the same to hers.

    I am sure you will get great results.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy8 View Post
    I used the Meg's clay kit on my silver 330ci.

    First time I had clayed but I did read up on the internet beforehand. I must say that it was really easy, time consuming but well worth the effort, quite theraputic in a funny kind of way. All carried out by hand.

    1. Clayed the whole car a panel at a time, cleaned with a wet micro cloth, then dried off with another cloth. About 3 hours to do the whole car.

    2. Applied a coat of Collinite 476's to each panel and allowed to cure for approx 20 minutes on each panel before buffing to a deep shine.

    3. Applied a second coat of Collinite 476's to whole car as above.

    The results were amazing, even if I do say so myself. The paintwork is smooth as silk and has a really deep shine, espeacially for a silver car.
    I just wash the car weekly with the 2 bucket method and every other week apply quick detailer.
    Be warned though, the wife was impressed with the results, I had to do the same to hers.

    I am sure you will get great results.
    get some pics up andy, thats sounds like a job well done! show it off!
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