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    Hi,

    I've washed my car, clayed it, polished it and the waxed it with meguers wax.

    I've got the car pretty dirty again... after 4 days of driving on motorways for 600miles. I've just taken it over to the hand car wash to give it a good wash and wondered what I need to do when I get it back?

    How do I get the finish I originally had back? Surely not having to repeat all of the above!
     
     

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    Did you not use a sealant after the wax?
     
     

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    Oh no!!!

    You're joking?!?!

    I used Meguiars Deep Crystal Carnauba Car Wax.

    Oh no!!!!!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_elevate View Post
    Oh no!!!

    You're joking?!?!

    I used Meguiars Deep Crystal Carnauba Car Wax.

    Oh no!!!!!
    No...that's fine mate, what you did is correct. What I would have done is put on a resin based sealant on top of the wax, just to give it extra protection ....something like Autoglym Extra Gloss Protection. You can use that once the car has been washed without waxing again.
     
     

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    I use mr sheen after waxing, keeps the dirt and the shine on off for a few weeks
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by badj View Post
    I use mr sheen after waxing, keeps the dirt and the shine on off for a few weeks
    You are kidding right?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_elevate View Post
    Hi,

    I've washed my car, clayed it, polished it and the waxed it with meguers wax.

    I've got the car pretty dirty again... after 4 days of driving on motorways for 600miles. I've just taken it over to the hand car wash to give it a good wash and wondered what I need to do when I get it back?

    How do I get the finish I originally had back? Surely not having to repeat all of the above!
    At the handwash place did you use the detergent feed from the jet wash?
    If so you will have probably stripped the protection, I've never used the Megs deep cleanse wax but would imagine the protection is limited and it's most definately full of fillers.
    Maybe worth re-cleansing the paint and adding a more durable wax or sealant, as a rule you would apply a paint cleanser, then top of with a sealant, then as some extra protection you can apply a paste wax.
    Liquid waxes tend to have all in one properties ie, cleaners, glazing oils and a limited amount of protection.
    Hope this helps.
     
     

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    The guys at the hand car wash just use the pressure washer to get rid of the grit and sand etc before washing it with the mits all over.
    (it's a valeting place btw now a self serivce I'm talking about)

    Looking at it in the sunlight now you can see lots of swirls on the paint work. I'm not overly impressed with the products I've been using.... where have I gone wrong?

    What can I do now to rescue this job? lol

    Cheers
     
     

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    Regarding swirls, you may need to have machine polish carried out on the car. Talk to Rob (Gleammachine) about it. He may be able to book you in...being a busy man that he is
     
     

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    Thanks Neal,

    So there's no way to get rid of the swirls myself?

    Cheers
     
     

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