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    After washing - what's a good general was to get the car it's shiniest?

    Polish/Seal/Wax
    Polish Wax Seal

    or some other combination???

    Also any recommendations for respective products? Only ever used Turtleeax stuff 'till now, and let's just say it's disappointing.
     
     

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    Hi gjohnson,

    When i purchased my car i had it machine polished 6 months ago, i recently waxed it as winters approaching. The tip i was given by a friend who owns a coachworks (he machine polished the car) was to buy a wax containing 'polymer' wax. I used 'Simoniz Diamond hard Wax' and then 'Turtle Wax Platinum Series Extra Gloss'. I'd recommend washing, de-tarring then drying the car thoroughly before applying the wax then gloss. Im sure you'll be happy with the end result! I've just uploaded a pic of my car in the gallery you can see for yourself.
     
     

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    if your going to be machine polishing you should realy clar bar first to remove all the contaminates the washing does not get off

    So -
    • wash
    • clay bar
    • machine or hand polish
    • sealant
    • wax

    thats the order we were shown in a detailing class by a profesional
     
     

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    Just out of curiosity, is it true that if you machine polish, you are actually removing a thin coat of the top laquer?
     
     

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    Hi Neal P,

    Yes i believe this is true, when i bought my 2003 320ci you could see swirls in the paintwork up close. A friend owns a coachworks and recommended the machine polish which made an amazing difference removing about 90% of the swirls. He did say that they would normally machine polish older cars and thought that the car had been through a few to many drive through car washes.

    I only wash the car by hand with a sponge!
     
     

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    Erm M11rn - you mean a mit and not a sponge don't you? Please tell me that was a typo.......? Sponge(s) just spread the dirt and a scratch is more likely to happen no?

    A sponge is a BIG no no I heard! Red!
     
     

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    Haha thanks for that Red unfortunately it wasnt a typo in my defence i do change sponges regularly so buy them in packs.
    But point taken i am now going to invest in a mit! How often do you renew a mit and what type do you recommend? Admittedly i did laugh when a guy from work told me he uses a lambswool mit to wash his car! Humble pie.
     
     

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    Erm to be honest M11hrn I have never bought one yet, but after speaking to a few valeters in my time and joining the forum here it's as bad as using a brush at the petrol station with a manual jet wash gun. You never know what stones and grit are embedded on that brush thing and your happily scrubbing your car with it.

    I'm sure one of the guys with knowledge will answer your / our query about what mit is best.... Red!
     
     

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    Haha thanks for that Red unfortunately it wasnt a typo in my defence i do change sponges regularly so buy them in packs.
    But point taken i am now going to invest in a mit! How often do you renew a mit and what type do you recommend? Admittedly i did laugh when a guy from work told me he uses a lambswool mit to wash his car! Humble pie.
    lambswool is good or look on the bay for a cotton one with lots of dangly bits on it!
     
     

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    if your going to machine polish a car, 3M do a lovely "system". its 3 different bottles which are colour coded and there are 3 different mop heads which are also colour coded. the end result is fantastic, especially on dark colours. not cheap mind, the set will cost you about £100 but if you want your paintwork to have that "wet" look, you cant beat it.
     
     

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