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Best Wax/ Polish for Dolphin Grey Colour

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    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.....

    Thanks
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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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    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:

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    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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    Hmmmnn....a nice example...I wonder whose it is......
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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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    Our new kiddy carrier :whistle2:
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 :icon_thumright:
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    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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    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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