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    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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    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.

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

    As I say, not cheap and requires work, but worth it in the end.

    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 - hotukdeals.com/for…543

    Can I ask?

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

    Thanks

    Baz

    bazza1603

    Can I ask?On a year old car. Would you wax and then polish or just … Can I ask?On a year old car. Would you wax and then polish or just polish?ThanksBaz



    Baz,

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

    Original Poster

    ok back onto origanal post now please

    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...

    detailingworld.co.uk/

    Hope this helps.

    bigmac2020

    Baz,as a lazy so & so I would say just polish. Most of the modern … 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).

    Lantik

    Just correct bigmac. No polish will give give the same performance as a … 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

    bluemark

    Hi there im looking for products for my car, anything that gives the CAR … 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.

    Hi,

    I have just polished my motor.

    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

    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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