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  1. New to detailing....Nearly killed me! 
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    As per title.
    Never washed previous cars with anything butfairy liquid and sponge. Went yesterday and bought microfibre cloths, Autoglym shampoo, Autoglym resin polish, Maguiers NXT wax and pad, more cloths and buckets.
    Started the whole procss this afternoon at 3 after riding the push bike 80miles this morning. After a short stop for food and loads of right arm action i've just finished and am knacked although it looks good for a first attempt.
    Few questions please,
    1 How often do i need to do this? surely not everytime i wash it?
    2 Is dodo juice mist spray worth buying and what benefits does it give?
    3 How do i get rid of deep scratches and chips? do i need to get the professionals out?
    4 Is autoglym aqua wax a ood alternative to maguiers nxt stuff?

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    you dont have to wax it every time, i wax every 2-3 washes,

    good washing technique is best tho to keep it looking good,

    you cant really remove deep scratches, anything you can feel with your nail is too deep to remove,

    not sure about ag wax, have your tried collinite 476? very good wax

    i think dodo juice mist has wax in it, it is essientially a quick detailler (QD)

    a qd is for afterwashing, to 'top-up' your wax coat inbetween your next detail
     
     

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    I'm quite new to this lark myself but in the few times i've done this, 5 hours work isn't unknown so it's no wonder you are knackered but as they say,no pain,no gain
     
     

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    once you have done a few long sessions, keeping on tp of it is pretty easy and alot less work, so shorter sessions ahead
     
     

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    Don't forget to take some pics to show the shine

    The dodo juice is an expensive detailer in a small bottle, smells good but no better than the big tub of pink stuff from halfords which is under half the price.
     
     

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    Blast the thing with a jetwash every couple of months..takes 5 mins
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by alan7869 View Post
    Blast the thing with a jetwash every couple of months..takes 5 mins
    Previous car got that treatment. Now its the dark world of detailing for me, any excuse to get out of the house. Think its gonna be addictive. Mind you it's all spoilt by wheels which wife insists on trying to wear away!
     
     

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    The 'Killing You' feeling is just the start, wallet comes next, but the pride will always remain

    It's an addiction with no cure !!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mark@vorny.co.uk View Post
    The 'Killing You' feeling is just the start, wallet comes next, but the pride will always remain

    It's an addiction with no cure !!!!
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    Get some pics up mate, without them it didn't happen! ;-) lol

    I would personally rate the NXT wax over Autoglym. Mainly because of the oils that the NXT use it does add a lovely deep shine to the paintwork, not many waxes do that! And for what you pay for it pretty good value. Something like collonite 476 is very good and lasts for around 6-8 months! However I have recently started using my Meguiars products as I prefer the finish. I will use the Colly in the winter months. Oh and I love the smell of the NXT stuff too!lol
    If it aint broke, don't fix it!!!
     
     

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