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Wax + Polish

Scott_Hol Mar 25, 2011

  1. Scott_Hol

    Scott_Hol Member

    Hi People

    Newbie looking for detailing advice. This sunday i will be claying my car with the below kit.

    Elite "Spray and Clay" Kit (medium grade) - Elite Car Care

    But I am stuck on what to do next. my cousin waxes then polishes his car using.

    - Meguiars Professional Paste Wax #16 - 312g Elite Car Care

    - Autoglym Super Resin Polish - 500ml Elite Car Care

    Currently i wash and shammy my car and then apply liquid gold polish.
    LIQUID GOLD (5 Litres) from Autoday

    Basically after i clay my paint i know that wax needs to be re applied. However my dad says that the liquid gold has wax in aswell as polish so would it be ok to just clay and then apply the liquid gold? or am i better off buying some wax aswell?

    Thanks in advance
  2. moag

    moag she's no d-turbo

    It all depends on what state your paint is in, and what standard of finish you want. Audi paint is very hard and requires relatively abrasive polish to remove light scratches, swirl marks etc. Hand polishing your car in order to remove some of these scratches could take you days, hence why most of the guys on here use either a DA or rotary polisher.

    Super resin polish works by filling/hiding the scratches in your paint rather than removing them, and it contains little if any abrasives so its not going to make a huge impact on your paint. I've hand polished a few cars before but never an audi/volkswagen so im not sure which hand polishing products to recommend. I've used the meguiars 3 stage process cleaner, polish & wax with good results on renault paint so it might be worth a go.

    In terms of wax, it depends on your budget. A good wax can set you back £50+. Autoglym HD wax can be bought on ebay for £25, its probably the best wax for the money.

    PM polishedbliss on here, those guys no there stuff and will be able to give you some good advice!
  3. FranA3

    FranA3 FMDETAILING Regional Rep Site Sponsor Gold Supporter Audi A3 Team Brill Red

    hahaha wrong way round should be polish then wax otherwise your just going to take the wax off you just put on , meguiars stuff is good stuff liquid gold is very good stuff but for a real good shine get the 3 stage system they do , paint cleaner then polish then wax very good value for money in my opinion and easy to use too
  4. tdia4

    tdia4 TDIPOWARRR

    Meguiars #16 is an amazing wax, don't be fooled by the price. It will compete with waxes that cost £50-£60 easily, its easy to use, gives great results and gives you around 5-6 months protection.
  5. shawshankuk

    shawshankuk Glu Kru

    for durability it has to be collinite all the way
  6. Mr.G

    Mr.G Well-Known Member Team Sepang Audi S3

    +1 for collinite too if you are looking for durability. It might not compete with the Megs on looks though, never used Megs stuff so can't comment really.

    The only way to learn is to read loads, Polished Bliss have Guides at the top of the Detailing section and they provide a good read more importantly they contain some very good advice....so get reading.

    Google is also your friend, but if it's worth anything keep your methods simple, don't overly complicate things with adding loads of different waxes, if autoglym SRP and Megs #16 are all you have then use those.

    Let us know how you get on.

  7. DavidW

    DavidW Member

    Read read read and then read a bit more. As mentioned your cousin has it completely the wrong way round, polish is for preparing the paint ready for wax/sealant.
    If you are going to the trouble of claying it I'd go over it first with Tardis to get rid of the tar spots, then clay, polish, wax.
    Detailing world has lot's of good advice, as do the polished bliss guides and the stickies at the top of this forum.
  8. Scott_Hol

    Scott_Hol Member

    Cheers for the help fellas, still havnt gettin round to doing this though and was propbly mistaken by what my cousin said as he reads loads. Had a good read of polished bliss's website but i suppose im never going to learn if i dont try so ill post back when iv had a go. Does anybody else recommend using tardis before claying?

  9. tdia4

    tdia4 TDIPOWARRR

    Yes I always use tardis before claying,
  10. j7yob123

    j7yob123 Member

    i use auto gleam wax havent tryed anything else but this work fin for me more you use it beter car becomes i know people do it every so often but i do mine once aweek as i love my car and hate swirl marks and so on besides does not tale long to do

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