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Best Wax?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by ScottishS3, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. Phil-1
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    [Apr 2, 2014]
    I managed to do just my bonnet last weekend, very impressed with the results.
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    [Apr 3, 2014]
    Got any pics pal?
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    It's here! Can't wait to try it out! Thanks for the very quick delivery and the applicator pad Mark!
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    [Apr 4, 2014]
    Looking forward to seeing the results! :)
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    [Apr 4, 2014]
    Will try and get some this weekend. I'm working away from home this week.
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    [Apr 4, 2014]
    I use Collinite 476 and I can't fault it. Easy to apply and the beading lasts for weeks!
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    Awesome really looking forward to seeing all your hard work and results!

    I will be on mine tomorrow if the weather holds off lol!

    A few pics of my results to keep you going :beer chug:








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    [Apr 4, 2014]
    Just got home. When I left I was sure the car was silver, now it's orange😳

    I heard about the dust from the Sahara desert but didn't think it was this bad.

    Well looks like it's a car washing weekend then.
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    [Apr 4, 2014]
    hmmmm.... didn't there used to be a nice cossie sitting on that driveway?!?!

    :think:
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    Your car is looking immaculate!!! I miss the Sprint blue of my S3. 😪
    I did plan on making a start on the car this week but the weather has put paid to that!
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    [Apr 5, 2014]
    Ive bought some Collinite 476S to try out, if the reviews on CYC are anything to go by its got to be worth a go for £16!
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    [Apr 5, 2014]
    It's good stuff. Just apply it thinly in a couple of coats. The tub you bought will last ages. I have had mine years
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    [Apr 5, 2014]
    Yeah I've read that, ill give it ago and post the results up, i need to do a clay first, I've got some auto finesse triple to try too, again the reviews sold it to me as i wanted something quick and easy like SRP, however people are saying this is miles better than SRP so we shall see! Wasn't sure whether to go for a sealant or wax though…
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    [Apr 5, 2014]
    If you like Colly wax then try the 915 version.....slightly more expensive than the 456 but superb as a winter wax.
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    [Apr 6, 2014]
    Is the likes of the Gtechnic range of sealants that go over the wax, any good? Do they take away any of the shine?
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    [Apr 6, 2014]
    Its usually seal first then wax if I'm not mistaken…?
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    Dave is correct Gtechnic has to go bare on the paint so it can bond 100% it does not go on top of a Wax mate or under it really.

    Gtechnic C1 then C2 every time as a top up if you wax over the top takes away all the benefits of the product. C1 will last 2 years anyway so no need to wax over it.

    I don't use Gtechnic because i'm a sad and love trying all different wax's throughout the year LOL!!! :photo:

    Some people use sealents or Wax, for me I love just love Wax must be from my Karate Kid days as a youth...................... WAX ON" WAX OFF" :salute:

    HTH!

    Cheers
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    [Apr 6, 2014]
    Does Gtechnic give anywhere as good a shine as a decent wax though?
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    [Apr 6, 2014]
    Have a look on polished bliss at all of the different products mate, they have a tables for the specification of each one, however i don't think they stock g technic...
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    It's a hard one mate as its really is all in the eye of the beholder, But I think its a more plastic looking with sharp edges and reflections if that makes sense lol!

    Were I find wax's gives a more warm wet looking finish with a nice level of flake pop with great reflections

    Gtechnic C5 for alloys is the finest I have ever used awesome stuff makes cleaning the alloys a joy!
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    Thanks for that. Just the kind or response I was after! I will just stick with my desirable though. I need to find out how to apply wax with my Das-6 pro. I've gorgeous sealant and glazes to use as well. I presume it's the glaze that goes on top of the wax?
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    No worries at all!

    I have know doubt Desirable will look stunning!

    Glazes go under wax mate not on top and you can use the das 6 with a finishing pad with no cut just swipe a clean finger and spread on the pad and away you go a little goes a long way.

    But I prefer to use a applicator and do it by hand as I find its therapeutic but again thats just me lol!
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    [Apr 7, 2014]
    Weather permitting I will try today. 😎
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    [Apr 7, 2014]
    I've got sealant, glaze AND wax. I presume you put sealant on, then wax then the glaze?
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    [Apr 7, 2014]
    No mate a glaze is a shine enhancing stage that goes on just after polishing before sealant and Wax!

    HTH!
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    Well I managed to get it all done just as the rain started. The Desirable gives an amazing deep wet shine look. Like nothing I have ever used before! It really has to be seen to be believed. I will post up pics later.
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    [Apr 8, 2014]
    Bang on :yes:
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    [Apr 8, 2014]
    What he said :thumbsup:
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    [Apr 12, 2014]
    It's all about the prep bud. You get the prep right, and most waxes will give a similar effect.
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    I've done all these steps before (apart from using Iron X) and never had an affect as good as this even with so called premium waxes!
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    [Apr 13, 2014]
    Here's some pics:

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    [Apr 13, 2014]
    Ewan, car looks stunning. Job well worth doing. :) x
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    Superb results there Ewan and Desirable punches alot higher than alot of more expensive waxes, and as its 50% cheaper than its AF counterpart its probably one of the best waxes for under £100.
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    In the flesh it looks a lot better, but I gave to say that Angelwax Desirable is amazing stuff!

    Thanks again Mark for the recommendation!!!!
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    I need to do some more research I think, haven't heard of half of the waxes mentioned here! I just got my A3 recently and started giving it a good scrub today, clay barred it, poorboys polish and nattys red paste. Looks great but I'm eager to try that angel wax desirable now....
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    [Apr 17, 2014]
    +1 Angelwax Desirable from Brotek the best stuff on the market :thumbsup:
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    [Apr 18, 2014]
    I'm intrigued , have you tried the AF counterpart you refer to for comparison?
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    [Apr 18, 2014]
    Your car looks great , please keep us posted on its durability?
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    [Apr 18, 2014]
    I was the same and did a lot of research. Detailing World forum is one of the best places for advice. A lot of the same waxes kept popping up for recommendations but desirable was the most recommended.
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    I will do. Sp far it is beading water nicely and still has an amazing shine!
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