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Which wax.......or polish ?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by vw754, Oct 7, 2010.

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    which one should i buy..... (AUTOSMART) PLATINUM /MIRROR/or CHERRY GLAZE ?
    are the above wax's or polish....i understand wax is what i need ?

    I polish regular using autoglym resin polish once a month..cars a 'dolphin mettalic grey' colour,nice and shiny but i want try somthing better....the supplier says he can supply me cherry glaze 5 litre for £20.00 i dont really want spend anymore than that,i thought id ask you guys what i should be buying,paints clean and shiny (maybe 1 or 2 very small surface scratches..nothing in ya face lol)
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    get yourself some collinite 915 for a wax mate, really hard wearing for the winter months. as for a polish any well known one will bring it up well. i would say get yourself some Poorboys Black Hole as this is excellent for dark coloured cars mate, it is a glaze and adds gloss to any dark car.
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    As above, Colli 915 or their 476s auto wax is A) durable b) easy to use and most importantly, C) cheap!! :)

    Very limited knowledge with the AS range of polishes.. I have some Patinum as I brought it for the "quick hand polish" jobs. These are yet to come through as I try to concentrate more on the full machine correction jobs etc. Lusso Revitalizing Creme might be a worthwhile contender...
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    Which wax would you guys recommend for under a tenner?

    Any comments on the autosmart stuff i mentioned?
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    Under a tenner!?

    Collinite 476s coming in around £14 you're not going to get much better than that I am afraid.
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    Autosmart stuff is ok, the mirror image is very similar to autoglym SRP just not quite as good, cherry glaze gives a good wet look shine but doesnt last long at all, if you have already got mirror image i would hit it with that then get a decent wax over it, as said 476 is a real hard wearing wax, don't over look meguairs #16 though, can get it for around £11 and it leaves such a nice finish, prefur it over more expensive wax's i've used.
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    .....which would you say....meguairs or 476s which last long and give a nice wet look??
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    IMO 476 does last longer, theres not much on the market that will rival it for durability for the price, i do think meguairs#16 looks better though, leaves such a glossy finish and my car is silver and i get amazeing reflections and a wet look finish, build up a few coats of it and it will last a fair while.
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    Just used meguairs 3 step system
    hardwork cause it's 3 coats but well recommended
    Got all 3 0n the net for about £21
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    Poor boys Nattys paste, excellent, long lasting wax.
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    im so very close on hitting the buy it now on e-bay for 476s then saying that a minute ago i nearly bought the meg#16 ive read somwhere the 476 is for light colours?????? which one will i be better with on my dolphin mettalic grey ? ive read collinite will last longer than megs for protection.... im so close to buying !.........dolphin mett grey.......more wet look shine /protection which suits that colour?
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    bought the poorboys nattys......good stuff!
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