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    Hey Guys,
    I need your help on this and really appreciate your guidance. I started cleaning my car Sunday morning I did the following:
    1. Turtle wax shampoo.
    2. Menzerna Intensive Polish (PO85RD 3.02).
    3. Menzerna Final Finish (PO85RD)
    4. Bumper and trims.

    At this point compliments were raining down and I was planning to take pics to show you guys.

    The last thing to apply was the wax Meguiars 2.0 but besides from being dead tired as I did 1-4 by hand (think it will be the first and last time I do that) then I had to head out to an event. Rain fell last night and most of this morning and while the car shows beading, I want to apply the wax. Will I have to wash and start over or can I use Meg Quick detailer then apply the Meg wax?

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    Depends how dirty it got when it rained, if you feel it has not grit or contaminents on the surface then just wipe it down and wax, if you have to wash it will it really make a huge difference other than taking a little more time? you don't want to undo all the hard work you put in during the polishing stage, I often re-wash most of the cars I do after the machining stage.
     
     

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    Perhaps wipe it down with Quick detailer then wax? I know what you mean about being dead tired after doing all that by hand - it's hard work. Did mine at the weekend, all by hand.

    I am thinking now of buying a machine to apply paint cleaner, buffing and polishing. I am doing my research on the net to see which machines are best - bit confused at the moment!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterfly52 View Post
    Perhaps wipe it down with Quick detailer then wax? I know what you mean about being dead tired after doing all that by hand - it's hard work. Did mine at the weekend, all by hand.

    I am thinking now of buying a machine to apply paint cleaner, buffing and polishing. I am doing my research on the net to see which machines are best - bit confused at the moment!
    theres a link to what looks like a good polishing machine on amazon on this thread:

    chemical guys scratch / swirl remover

    also im glad to hear someone else using the megs tech wax, ive used that and rate it very highly!!
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    Thanks a lot guys, I am looking at getting a decent machine to do the job next time round. I just looked at that machine on Amazon but not sure how good it is. Anyone tried this out? Another question how often should I polish and wax?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by derelman View Post
    Thanks a lot guys, I am looking at getting a decent machine to do the job next time round. I just looked at that machine on Amazon but not sure how good it is. Anyone tried this out? Another question how often should I polish and wax?
    well the guy who gave me that link "DSK" has got one and he recommends it, cant really go wrong for the money either!!!

    as far as how often i think it depends what wax/polish you use and what type of driving you do..

    i do mainly motorway driving and i find the wax will last a few weeks!
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    At the moment I am trying out Menzerna Intensive Polish (PO85RD 3.02) and
    Menzerna Final Finish (PO85RD), when it runs out I will try another brand to see which gives the best results.

    I don't do much motorway driving, I mainly go driving on weekends.
     
     

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    When I picked my car up last week, E38 528i, I couldn't wait to clean it.
    First I removed the old wax by using a clay bar, then Autoglym Super Resin Polish followed by 2 coats of Collinite 476 Wax. I have been using this technique for some time now and the results are great
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    Quote Originally Posted by haitch View Post
    When I picked my car up last week, E38 528i, I couldn't wait to clean it.
    First I removed the old wax by using a clay bar, then Autoglym Super Resin Polish followed by 2 coats of Collinite 476 Wax. I have been using this technique for some time now and the results are great


    Sorry, I forgot to answer your question. I would just do as you suggest and (providing its not too dirty) use Megs QD followed by your choice of wax.
     
     

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    Thanks a million guys
     
     

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