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Waxing your Car

Leebroath Jun 10, 2018

  1. Leebroath

    Leebroath Member

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    Copying and pasting what I wrote across in the A7 thread


    Hey Guys,

    I'm wanting to do this properly with this car, previously I just washed the car and threw wax on and rubbed it out. I also don't have the time to wait for ceramic coatings being applied as I still have the school run to do and your meant to keep the car out of sunlight and rain.

    So I'm wondering what type of Waxes do you guys use and what are your best methods, and good tips to protect a Metallic paint for around 4-5 months. Also can you recommend a buffer to use for putting the wax on then buffing it down?

    So when I'm home I will be purchasing some shampoo, Wax, Hand Mitt and a buffer.

    We were offered the £349 (((( Lasts a Lifetime)))) yawn special Autoglym but turned it down because I have read bad reports of Audi leaving swirl marks and...well not a very professional job.
     
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  3. jassyo06

    jassyo06 Voodoo Man ! Gold Supporter Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue S3 Saloon

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    4 to 5 months of protection is going need to be a special wax indeed and they aint cheap.....do what a lot of them on here do, wash and dry and fire on some BSD mixes.....lol.........seriously go get someone to do it for £400 and it's wash n go for a year or so
     
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  4. scotty76

    scotty76 Well-Known Member Team Phantom Audi S4

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    I'm afraid as an ocd detailer and father of 2 just pay for the pro detail. I don't have time for ceramics either so pay a pro to do it. Then maintain with regular washing and drink the beer/tea/water /other beverages are available.
     
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  5. Leebroath

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    But we just don’t have the time guys for a ceramic to be done, I was told you have to leave it 24hrs our of the sun and rain.

    I did get some prices from2 places near me, first guy comes to your house and does it outside and the second is in Perth and give you a courtesy car

    1. £260 - Thorough wash including deep clean wheels, tar removal, paint decontamination to remove bonded contamination, machine polish to remove light defects, wax/sealant, wheel wax...Paintwork left with high gloss finish and looks rejuvenated and is protected

    2. £424 Gloss enhancement detail (ceramic coating)

    • Exterior safe wash
    • Tar Removel
    • Iron Removel
    • Clay bar
    • Gloss enhancement to all paintwork (Removal of light swirls in paintwork)
    • Exterior Glass polished
    • Panel wiped
    • Ceramic coated paintwork 1 year coating can coat.
    • Face of Wheels ceramic coated
    • Tyre dressing
    • Chrome polished(including exhausts)
    • Interior protected
    £424inc vat.

    Or the more expensive one from the same guy

    Here is a Gtechniq package that’s the cheapest

    • Package selected
      Large car + Single stage polish £340.00

    • Paint protection
      EXO£150.00

    • Additional protection
      TOTAL SURFACE PROTECTION BUNDLES - Faces only for rims£175

    • TOTAL £665.00 (ex VAT)

    • Total £798inc vat

    This is a 3 day booking.
     
  6. jassyo06

    jassyo06 Voodoo Man ! Gold Supporter Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue S3 Saloon

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    Where are you roughly located?
     
  7. scotty76

    scotty76 Well-Known Member Team Phantom Audi S4

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    OK. Got it. My car has always been away for 2 days due to ceramic coating so get that. Wax will be hard pushed to last as long as you want. How about a spray sealant? Quick to apply. Will last maybe a couple of months at most but really fast to reapply. I currently use Cure diluted with water 50:50 as a quick detailer post wash.

    Options I've used:

    Gyeon Cure
    CarPro Reload
    Gtechniq C2 V3
     
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  8. jassyo06

    jassyo06 Voodoo Man ! Gold Supporter Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue S3 Saloon

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    By the way that list may seem a lot of work they are doing to your car, but in real world speak its a load of hype .. But they have to make a living mate it's not cheap
     
  9. Leebroath

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    Live up in Dundee area mate

    And yes I can see it’s a load of hype but it makes it sound a lot :)
     
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  10. jassyo06

    jassyo06 Voodoo Man ! Gold Supporter Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue S3 Saloon

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    I think yer stuck between a rock and a hard place to be honest, this Detailing malarkey can turn out expensive doing it yourself long term, getting someone to do it for is expensive short term, but long term far cheaper
     
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    I’m thinking of just biting the bullet and paying the 400 and getting the 1 year ceramic coating
     
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    pxr5 Active Member Team Mythos A7 Owner Group Black Edition quattro TDi S-line owners group

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  14. Audib5fan

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    Angelwax or soft 99 do some good waxes if you want a wax or could just use a sealant like reload and top it up every so often if You don’t want to do ceramic


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  15. Audib5fan

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    Maybe for you but not everyone buys a new wax or ceramic coating every week


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  16. Jimbob76

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    Bilt Hamber Double Speed Wax - easy on and off (as long as you apply sparingly - a little goes a very long way). Comes with a foam puck to apply and a decent quality microfibre to buff out. Water beading is astounding and for £15, what’s not to like! Reckon it’ll do 4+ months this time of year, maybe a bit less during winter
     
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  17. jassyo06

    jassyo06 Voodoo Man ! Gold Supporter Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue S3 Saloon

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    Aye.... ....... it's a hard life ...... Eh
     
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