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Just wanted to hear anyone's thoughts, ideas or plans for keeping the car looking good during winter. Anything different done to protect the bodywork from the harsher elements of the winter months?
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Actually I tend to give the car a good waxing up before the salt hits the roads and then try to keep the underneath as clean as possible with the lance on my Karcher.
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Thats a great idea, only idon't have a garage.

It's just so hard to keep the car looking good in the bad weather. Definately A good idea to get some wax layers on there. I 'm thinking of a polish first or maybe a claying and then put 2 or 3 layers of a tough wax on there. I think the priority is protection rather than shine.
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I plan to give mine a wax with some good durable wax. Collinite 476 is supposed to be good for winter, so I have invested in that this year. It also has the claimed benefit of being detergent proof as well. I'll see how it stacks up against my usual BH autobalm.
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It would be good to have wax's specifically for winter, something that gives up shine and depth for more durability and protection.
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I plan to give mine a wax with some good durable wax. Collinite 476 is supposed to be good for winter, so I have invested in that this year. It also has the claimed benefit of being detergent proof as well. I'll see how it stacks up against my usual BH autobalm.
I have got that polish and can say that it beads up very well,whether its detergent proof ,how do we know that ? I also have AG HD Wax but tbh i dont think its any better,although it cost alot more.
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I plan to give mine a wax with some good durable wax. Collinite 476 is supposed to be good for winter, so I have invested in that this year. It also has the claimed benefit of being detergent proof as well. I'll see how it stacks up against my usual BH autobalm.
I bought BH AB about 2 month ago but am yet to use it as im hearing about how finicky it is . What are your findings?
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Coat of Colly 476, followed by a coat of Vics Concours on both the 147 and the GT. Main thing is to keep washing over the winter, topping up with Aqua Wax to provide some additional protection.
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I've just read some reviews and Zaino z2 seems to come out on top for endurance. Think I'll give it a go as it's only cheap as well at £15 a bottle.
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I bought BH AB about 2 month ago but am yet to use it as im hearing about how finicky it is . What are your findings?
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If you are not careful it's a bugger to use. Ditch the supplied microfibre pad and stockinette buffing cloth. I found it's better to use a Meguiars foam applicator pad and a microfibre cloth for buffing. You will need a few of these as they clog up quite quickly. Put it on in thin layers and don't leave it on too long as it's a nightmare to buff off.

I top up with AG Aqua wax and it lasts a reasonable period.
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Ordered this Collinite 476s and Winter Carlack Selant Kit
a few days ago, it's recommended by a few detailing sites for winter protection.
Plan is to give the car a good going over this weekend.
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Ordered this Collinite 476s and Winter Carlack Selant Kit
a few days ago, it's recommended by a few detailing sites for winter protection.
Plan is to give the car a good going over this weekend.
Good kit. Have it myself, and it is very good value for money. Just remember to apply the Colly one panel at a time, otherwise you'll need biceps the size of tree trunks to get it off.
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Try dipping the applicator pad in a tub of water first, don't soak it, just dampen the pad. I find this helps the wax go a little further as well.

Just got FinishKare 1000 as a B'day present. Another hard wax i would recommend for winter protection, reeeeeaaaaallllllllll glossy on my gtv!!!!
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Do what they do at manufacture? Coat the whole lot in wax. De-wax in the Spring? Sorry! Couldn't resist it. : Nothing will fight off the salt and muck better than regular washing, followed sometimes by a waxing of your choice occasionally? :
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Good kit. Have it myself, and it is very good value for money. Just remember to apply the Colly one panel at a time, otherwise you'll need biceps the size of tree trunks to get it off.
That's only if you put too much of it on. I do the whole car and then take it off. Waxed it with the colly gear about 10 times this year. So much wax on the car I don't need me wipers it just flys off the car lol. Same for the carlack is very good to bring the shine up on the paint.
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A good polish & wax before winter sets in then regular washing and topping up with AG's aqua wax. Same process for the wheels. Also,carefully wash the engine bay and while it's still wet, coat it all with AG's vinyl & rubber care. Job done
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Having never tried a sealant for my LSP, think I'll try something like FK1000p or Zaino. After that just regular washing I guess. Once the winter really sets in, I can't imagine its ideal to be re-applying wax or sealants. So I want something that i can apply within the next month and last untill next march. Not sure if there is anything out there that will do this.
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I've lifeshined our two in readiness for the winter. Topped off with HD Wax & topped up with Aqua (or express) wax.

That should do the trick
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