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Offline bobmax

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Polishing
« on: May 19, 2020, 05:29:39 PM »
Well,  I finely cleaned my M3 by hand today, can't remember the last time I did. lol :o
Usually, take it to the Polish guys down the road who are good & cheap.
But with time on my hands thought I'd have a go.
anyway, as I've gone this far I want to give it a coat of polish.
Got any recommends for a decent one that isn't hard work to buff up?
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Re: Polishing
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2020, 06:51:38 PM »
I use autoglym Super resin polish.

There are better ones out there but cheap and does the job unless you're someone who "details" a car rather than washing it.



You'd want to a coat of wax to seal it over the top if you want it to last tbf. Though I didn't as I don't have 8 hours to wash a car..

Came up well for nearly 9 and 83k on the clock.

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Re: Polishing
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2020, 08:30:33 PM »
Yes, Autoglym seems to be a wax of choice for most.
I'm just a wash & polish type of guy.
Many years ago when I spoilt my Triumph 2000 I used to use turtle wax, back in the day it was one of the better wax's

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Re: Polishing
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2020, 08:40:04 PM »
I have friend who is far to into detailing than is healthy so I could reel off a huge list of stuff he recommends..

He would cry at someone using the words Wax and polish interchangeably  ;D

Wax provides a protective layer over the top, polish cuts a thin layer of clear off to get rid of light scratches.

He would also then probably scream snow something about snow foam, carnuba wax and dodo juice before wandering off.
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Re: Polishing
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2020, 09:04:45 AM »
Thank goodness he's not my friend then ;D
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Re: Polishing
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2020, 08:58:24 AM »
Mine gets Swissvax Mirrage wax,:)
But then I am  one who is very particular about keeoing my car clean and scratch free:)

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Re: Polishing
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2020, 11:00:28 AM »

I have just done mine with K2 Ultra CAR WAX couldn't afford your prices
You are obviously fastidious about your car care. 8)
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Re: Polishing
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2020, 12:37:12 PM »
Ours get sprayed with Demon Shine, sometimes wiped of by chamois, or other times go for a drive and let the wind blow it off.  90% of the finish with 5% of the effort, although it doesn't last too long.

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Re: Polishing
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2020, 09:02:57 PM »
Normal procedure for me is to spend 2 to 3 hours cleaning the car inside and out using Autoglym products only for some bird to ****** all over it within 24 hours....then what usually follows is loads of dust settling on it if it's dry weather, which shows up brilliantly on a black car.  :-\
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Re: Polishing
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2020, 03:57:11 PM »
Ours get sprayed with Demon Shine, sometimes wiped of by chamois, or other times go for a drive and let the wind blow it off.  90% of the finish with 5% of the effort, although it doesn't last too long.

I've just watched a couple of videos of Demon Shine.
It looks like a miracle cure for dodgy paintwork lol
does it really do a good job?
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Re: Polishing
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2021, 08:31:06 AM »
Autoglym Super Resin Polish is probably the only Autoglym polish I would use. I do use their de-icer and screenwash though. Fantastic stuff.

I'm trying to run down my stocks of Meguiar's before I pick up a bunch of Bilt Hamber products, which come highly recommended.

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Re: Polishing
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2021, 08:31:06 AM »