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    Best Wax/ Polish for Dolphin Grey Colour

    Hi guys, iv just bought a dolphin grey a3 and was wandering which was the best after wash product to use to make it gleam and protect?
    Iv heard polishes take layers off? am i best using a wax in that case?
    As you can tell im not an expert so all ideas welcome.....

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    You need a wax or a sealant to protect. Polishes are more for paint correction. It depends on how much you want to spend. Have a look in the detailing section. I just use Autoglym Aquawax as I'm lazy and was impressed when I tried it on my Tungstan grey Renault 5 Turbo but there is much better stuff depending on what you want to pay.

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    Best Wax/ Polish for Dolphin Grey Colour

    Blackfire Midnight Sun Paste. It really makes the pearlescent paint sparkle!

    http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acata...paste-wax.html

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    I have a Dolphin Grey A4. Lately I've been using Dodo Juice Blue Velvet Pro (hybrid wax):

    Dodo Blue Velvet Pro - quick go on the bonnet

    I've also used Auto Glym HD wax to good effect:

    2nd go with the DA

    I use Dodo Juice Lime Prime to prepare the paintwork.

    For a quick, deep shine after washing I find this is excellent:
    Chemical Guys - Extreme Slick Synthetic Polymer Detailer - Clean Your Car

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    You can't go wrong with the Werkstat Acrylic Kit for a dark grey and if you want a deep glossy shine add some Wet Glaze 2.0 for a finish that gleams for weeks.


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    As already mentioned polishes can have varying degrees of aggressiveness which in conjunction with a machine will remove a very fine microscopic layer of clear coat to improve the look, ie removing swirls and imperfections. If however yur working by hand you will be quite hard pushed to remove any clear coat, especially on Audi as the paint is hard compared to other manufacturers.

    The majority of people if working by hand will use a product that contains fillers which mask these swirls and imperfections and then apply a coat of wax or sealant (otherwise known as LSP - Last Stage Protection).

    This is a nice example of Grey:



    As the vehicle is brand new it needed little correction work and was then given a coat of Supernatural Hybrid Paste to protect it for over the winter

    Supernatural Hybrid Paste Sealant 100ml | Sealants | Juicy Detailing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Blackfire Midnight Sun Paste. It really makes the pearlescent paint sparkle!

    Blackfire Midnight Sun Paste Wax | Blackfire Car Care & Detailing Products
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    Quote Originally Posted by Juicy Jen View Post
    As already mentioned polishes can have varying degrees of aggressiveness which in conjunction with a machine will remove a very fine microscopic layer of clear coat to improve the look, ie removing swirls and imperfections. If however yur working by hand you will be quite hard pushed to remove any clear coat, especially on Audi as the paint is hard compared to other manufacturers.

    The majority of people if working by hand will use a product that contains fillers which mask these swirls and imperfections and then apply a coat of wax or sealant (otherwise known as LSP - Last Stage Protection).

    This is a nice example of Grey:



    As the vehicle is brand new it needed little correction work and was then given a coat of Supernatural Hybrid Paste to protect it for over the winter

    Supernatural Hybrid Paste Sealant 100ml | Sealants | Juicy Detailing

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    I have just cleaned my car and laid down some protection for winter. I went with Werkstat Acrylic kit from Polished Bliss. Was a bit expensive but not as expensive as the Blackfire stuff but so far it looks good.

    Attended to a few light scratch's by hand first using Meguiars Ultimate compound.

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    I would go for the blackfire stuff if you want a wet slick look. That's what I use as below.





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    A good selection of blackfire is hard to come by at a good price.I bought mine from this place.The shipping is a bit harsh but the selection is great and it does work out cheaper

    Blackfire Car Care Products, Midnight Sun Car Wax, black fire car wax
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    Polished Bliss also sell the Blackfire range,helpful guys too if your stuck on what to get and free postage in the UK too. Took about a week for my stuff to arrive if your not in a rush. Blackfire Wet Diamond Kit | Synthetic Car Paint Protection Kit

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnythepie View Post
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    hi guys, on my Ibis White 2011 A3 got Yellow Dots on paint, when washed still on. It is hard to remove them and takes long time , anybody know how to remove them easily? any spray?

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    Best Wax/ Polish for Dolphin Grey Colour

    That will be either tree sap or iron fallout from the environment. This happens to all cars but more noticeable on white.

    Either clay or get yourself some car pro iron x which you spray on, it reacts with the particles and you then rinse off. Note either of these will strip of wax/sealant so it will need to be reapplied afterwards

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    Quote Originally Posted by profidriver View Post
    hi guys, on my Ibis White 2011 A3 got Yellow Dots on paint, when washed still on. It is hard to remove them and takes long time , anybody know how to remove them easily? any spray?
    Ah I feel your pain. I had this on our VW Jetta. Tried to clay them as they appear to be tree related with no luck (we don't get much iron fallout so didn't try Iron X). That didn't work so eventually Autofinesse Tripple and elbow grease shifted them.

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    You might think that you dont have iron fallout....trust me you do.Brake dust for one...not just yours either. I use iron x on my wheels, and theres LOADS on my wheels every week.Iron X is amazing stuff, the result on wheels for starters is incredible, and not only removes the iron, but cleans too.Trouble is it stinks real bad but a small price to pay. And it doesnt remove poorboys wheel sealant either!!
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    What I meant johnny was that I have used Iron X on our cars in the past so know there's not much fall out apart from the wheels. Currently using Trix as I'm lazy so like the 2-in-1 action.

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    thanks for all your comments guys, i used to use swissvax shield, but found it really hard to get off after applying it, it was really sticky! is the blackfire midnight like this or is it easy to remove? likewise with the dodo juice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juicy Jen View Post
    That will be either tree sap or iron fallout from the environment. This happens to all cars but more noticeable on white.

    Either clay or get yourself some car pro iron x which you spray on, it reacts with the particles and you then rinse off. Note either of these will strip of wax/sealant so it will need to be reapplied afterwards

    Hi Jen, iv seen on your site the window, fog fighter! does this really work? and how easy is it to wipe all the smears off?

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    Dodo Blue Velvet Pro was fine to apply and remove. I don't like things that are hard to get off. Which brings me to Fog Fight.... from what I have read it works well but is a pain to apply. Note, this is only what I have read, I have not used it myself and my pet hate is forum opinion where people have not used the product but say it is rubbish/ok/great/good/excellent/etc so I am being honest in saying I have not used it! Probably best having a dig around on A world for detailers...

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotty76 View Post
    Dodo Blue Velvet Pro was fine to apply and remove. I don't like things that are hard to get off. Which brings me to Fog Fight.... from what I have read it works well but is a pain to apply. Note, this is only what I have read, I have not used it myself and my pet hate is forum opinion where people have not used the product but say it is rubbish/ok/great/good/excellent/etc so I am being honest in saying I have not used it! Probably best having a dig around on A world for detailers...
    Thanks Scotty, iv ordered a small pot of ebay, like a tester and ill hopefully be able to give it a go this weekend. The Swissvax i was using was a nightmare to get off, and as a result took ages to do my car, so i lost interest and started cheating towards the end and used the autosmart spray on wax!!

    Not good i know!!

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    The blue velvet on mine is still beading after around 5-6 weeks despite the car being washed a couple of times.

    Smells great too

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    Quote Originally Posted by mully View Post
    Thanks Scotty, iv ordered a small pot of ebay, like a tester and ill hopefully be able to give it a go this weekend. The Swissvax i was using was a nightmare to get off, and as a result took ages to do my car, so i lost interest and started cheating towards the end and used the autosmart spray on wax!!

    Not good i know!!
    No worries. Just make sure you put it on in a nice thin layer. Too much wax = pain in the ar*e to get off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotty76 View Post
    No worries. Just make sure you put it on in a nice thin layer. Too much wax = pain in the ar*e to get off.
    This is correct of quite a few products and the answer is simple apply less and its easier to take off. If you do apply too much you just end up wasting it by buffing the residue not required...thus wasting your money

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