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Car wax and polish?

Posted By: Nick_H

Car wax and polish? - 02/09/06 07:28 PM

would anyone be able to recommend a good car wax and polish?

The condition of my paint is not bad but after 3 years it looks like it requires a pick me up.

Nick
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Car wax and polish? - 02/09/06 07:39 PM

Sounds like a reply for me - but I'm afraid I'll have to leave my reply until I'm not the wrong side of a bottle of Merlot! (Part of my business is vehicle detailing so I know rather a lot, in fact, too much, about car care!)

Ben
Posted By: Simon

Re: Car wax and polish? - 03/09/06 09:25 AM

I've always wondered if I could smell a faint whif of Merlot when you detailed my car to within an inch of it's life! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

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Posted By: Nick_H

Re: Car wax and polish? - 03/09/06 11:37 AM

look forward to your reply Ben
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Car wax and polish? - 04/09/06 09:56 PM

I've decided to concoct a 'detailing guide' that will become a sticky and hopefully answer many questions before they're asked, so bear with me, it'll be on the site soon.

Ben
Posted By: Simon

Re: Car wax and polish? - 05/09/06 07:42 AM

Great idea Wax Guru <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Nick_H

Re: Car wax and polish? - 05/09/06 09:09 AM

great news.

Look forward to reading this Ben <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Boshly

Re: Car wax and polish? - 18/09/06 05:49 PM

Mine is being zymol'd tomorrow. Will let you all know how it goes. If the result is anything like my previous car then I Cant wait.

Andy

PS Still waiting Ben???
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Car wax and polish? - 18/09/06 07:47 PM

Yep sorry guys but I've been bloody busy lately combined with picking up some nasty lurgy from somewhere. I'll get on to the 'detailing guide' ASAP, probably toward the end of the week.

Ben
Posted By: Simon

Re: Car wax and polish? - 18/09/06 09:08 PM

He may be slow at writing the guide BUT his work is pretty amazing <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif" alt="" />

This is my Turbo that Ben detailed... pictures honestly don't do it justice; probably the best wet shine I've seen!


[now pull your thumb out, take some Day Nurse and write us a guide... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" /> ]











Posted By: Boshly

Re: Car wax and polish? - 19/09/06 03:28 PM

Hi Simon
What polish/wax does Ben use? Certainly looks good.

Looking forward to going home and seeing my car looking spick and span and shiny....

Andy
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Car wax and polish? - 19/09/06 05:04 PM

I guess I'll wade in and answer this for Simon!

I generally use Meguiar's products as I cut my teeth with them and still think they offer the best results available for the money. However I will use anything that performs if I like it.

Simon's 996 above was prepared (after washing and claying) with Poorboy's SSR2.5 (to remove swirls), then Meguiar's #80 Speed Glaze (a finer polish to enhance gloss), Clearkote Red Moose Machine Glaze (to increase gloss some more and add some wetness), then sealed with Poorboy's EX with Carnauba Sealant before being waxed with Pinnacle Souveran Paste Wax.

As for the Zymol/Swissol debate - well - it's being going on for years and Zymol have some very die hard fans. I think the results their products create are excellent, however, equally impressive results can be obtained for much less money IMO.

I
Posted By: Boshly

Re: Car wax and polish? - 21/09/06 05:44 PM

Thanks Ben

BTW my car looks fabulous!!! Mirror finish <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Just a shame the poxy armour guard still shows all the stone 'chips' Grrr

Andy
Posted By: Aeroman

Re: Car wax and polish? - 22/09/06 11:02 PM

Any other recommendations for detailers. I have used Miracle in the past, but always willing to try someone new.

Had it Zymoled for St. Trop Boshly, mine will be au naturel or something like that... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Simon

Re: Car wax and polish? - 23/09/06 08:36 AM

Brian, Ben is as good as it gets imho (without trying to give him a big head! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> )
Posted By: Boshly

Re: Car wax and polish? - 23/09/06 01:47 PM

yes but Brian mine IS black and has a few miles (and scars) under its belt. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

looks good though overall.
Andy
Posted By: Aeroman

Re: Car wax and polish? - 24/09/06 09:40 PM

Look forward to seeing it on/off Eurostar on 27th <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/woohoo.gif" alt="" />

Off to pick mine up from RTCC tomorrow, can't wait. I hope that they have washed and polished it <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

Cheers
Brian
Posted By: Aeroman

Re: Car wax and polish? - 24/09/06 09:45 PM

Simon

Can you get Ben to post his coordinates so that we can contact him for his services. I note that he uses Meguiars, how does he think that this compares with Zymol <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />

Brian
Posted By: Aeroman

Re: Car wax and polish? - 07/10/06 05:49 PM

Simon

I need my car detailed before it goes on sale (soon), but it appears that Ben has succumbed to a serious case of the lurgy? I hope it's nothing too serious, can you please check him <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" /> for us before you disappear on holiday. Thanks.

Cheers
Brian
Posted By: Simon

Re: Car wax and polish? - 08/10/06 01:39 PM

Brian, I've asked Ben to drop to a note! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Aeroman

Re: Car wax and polish? - 08/10/06 06:15 PM

Thanks a mill Simon
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Car wax and polish? - 16/10/06 12:51 PM

Any news on the washing/waxing guide, Ben?

Michael
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Car wax and polish? - 02/11/06 08:44 AM

My PC blew up and took the nearly completed guide with it. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/ooo.gif" alt="" />

I'm away for a week from Saturday so will try and whip one up again when I get back.

If we got enough interest (say 10+ people), I could arrange a detailing clinic somewhere?

Ben
Posted By: Simon

Re: Car wax and polish? - 02/11/06 12:51 PM

Ben,

I need to chat with you about some pre-winter TLC waxing <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/gloomy.gif" alt="" />

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