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Car Showroom Finish Help

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9y, 7m agoPosted 9 years, 7 months ago
Hi there im looking for products for my car, anything that gives the CAR SHOWROOM FINISH from body work stuff to tyres and alloy products,

i know there is loads out there but just need to be pointed in the right direction :) prices would be appreciated aswell.

thanks in advance
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9y, 7m agoPosted 9 years, 7 months ago
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#1
The best I have come across is Autoglym, not exactly cheap, but it does do what it says on the tin. Lots of elbow grease but it can be worth it. I used to have a 1990 VW Golf, should have been Red, however it was more Pink than Red. I used Autoglym Super Resin Polish and it always came up a treat, as you can see from the picture below.

http://www.autoglym.co.uk/enGB/product-proddetail.asp?v06VQ=HD&Range=1

http://www.pcsolve.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Golf_Front.jpg

As I say, not cheap and requires work, but worth it in the end.
#2
You could always go for the Auto Express mag subscription and get Autoglym for FREE! (thats if its still available!) :thumbsup:

Heres the link to old thread - http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=47543
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#4
Can I ask?

On a year old car. Would you wax and then polish or just polish?

Thanks

Baz
#5
bazza1603
Can I ask?

On a year old car. Would you wax and then polish or just polish?

Thanks

Baz


Baz,

as a lazy so & so I would say just polish. Most of the modern polishes give the same protection as Wax anyway.
#6
ok back onto origanal post now please :)
#7
I need to have a look here... really great forum. Loads of useful info whether you're a beginner or a petrol head car polisher...

http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/

Hope this helps.
#8
bigmac2020
Baz,

as a lazy so & so I would say just polish. Most of the modern polishes give the same protection as Wax anyway.


Just correct bigmac. No polish will give give the same performance as a separate polish and wax.

Polish is a mild abrasive (usually chalk-based - white in colour) hence brings out a shine. Wax is a sealant to protect the bodywork from road dirt and so on...

If you really cannot be bothered to wax the whole car. Then just wax the problem areas - wheel arches, sills, bottom of door, etc (place where water collects).
#9
Lantik
Just correct bigmac. No polish will give give the same performance as a separate polish and wax.

Polish is a mild abrasive (usually chalk-based - white in colour) hence brings out a shine. Wax is a sealant to protect the bodywork from road dirt and so on...

If you really cannot be bothered to wax the whole car. Then just wax the problem areas - wheel arches, sills, bottom of door, etc (place where water collects).


Lantik,

thanks mate, I stand corrected, as I said I am just lazy so for me it's easier to polish only. :-D
#10
bluemark
Hi there im looking for products for my car, anything that gives the CAR SHOWROOM FINISH from body work stuff to tyres and alloy products,

i know there is loads out there but just need to be pointed in the right direction :) prices would be appreciated aswell.

thanks in advance


If you want to try autoglym this is a good sample pack.

Meguires are also a good brand available at most Halfords instore, 3 for 2 at the moment.

If you really want to have a spend up, to get as best as you can Elite have everything a detailer could need.
I find the most important thing to detailing a car is the cloths used to take whatever you use off, get some good microfibre cloths and it will be a breeze.

BTW if a cars paintwork is newish, a polish shouldn't be needed yet, just a wax or sealant. A polish removes a tiny bit of the clearcoat everytime, it has abrasives in, as Lantik said.
#11
Hi,

I have just polished my motor.

http://www.theairlineguide.co.uk/car.JPG.

I used Autoglym which also removed tar marks without a problem. I am very pleased with the finish and has only taken an hour and a half including a wash.

I have used Johnson's baby oil on the plastic trim. This was a tip picked up from a friend that worked at a dealer as it was very close to what they apply on new cars (Going back 5-6 years now)

I have Turtle wax in the garage. Normally Turtlewax lasts a long time before having to reapply it, but its a pig to stick on. Should I spend some money for something else?

Regards

Barry
#12
I have used autoglym in the past but the products from Meguires are far better.

Before the polish/wax, I used Meguires detailing putty and the results were amazing. All the buildup of tar and grime went and unlike what you get with a straight polish or wax the bodywork felt as smooth as glass. The results were so good that I reckon I got an extra £500 when I sold my car privately.

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