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Advice required for list of products

Hi im looking to give my car a real good revive.

Only a 6 year old car, but yes yes im ashamed to say ive neglected her

But now i want to see her gleam in her glory once more.

If possible can someone give me a list of enthusiast products please.

Ie the best, im looking at about 80 quid in total including cloths/mits/towels (the interior is augusts job)

I was thinking i need.

Shampoo
Clay
Swirl Remover
Polish
Wax
Wash Mit
Drying towel
Cloths to apply wax/polish/swirl remover/buff.

Im prepared to spend a full day/two days to apply all these products lovingly.

I have been looking at just getting all meguires but the cloths seem really over priced So a full list would be good

Appreciate all your help (this is now my home page)

Cheers P.S - Shes metallic black
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I'd recommend getting her machine polished, but here's my list of recommended products on a budget (if you're polsihing by hand):

Shampoo - Zymol Auto Wash
Clay - Meguiars Smooth Surface Clay Kit
Polish - 3M Fine Compound Polish
Wax - R222 Concours
Drying Towel - Sonus Ultimate Detailing Towels
Wash Mitt - Any sheepskin mitt will be fine

By my calculations that should bring you in at around £76 (not including delivery).
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Forgot to mention that the Meguiars Clay Kit includes one of their excellent microfibre cloths and a paint cleanser.
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Forgot to mention that the Meguiars Clay Kit includes one of their excellent microfibre cloths and a paint cleanser.

Thanks for the advice, what do i apply the polish/wax/buff with?
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Hand polish using this; Ultimate German Applicator

The Meguiars microfibre should suffice, if not go for the 3 pack. I know they are pricey but they are very good towels and if cared for, will last a couple of years.
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thanks for the advice, very much appreciated
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You're welcome, good luck with it.
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Sorry one more question, does the polish act as a swirl remover?? and is scratch x plus a non swirl remover polish just as good?? just adds time to your work?
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The 3M polish will remove swirl marks although it will take some effort by hand. The Scratch X is a compound polish, it will work without any problems but it's really meant for isolated scratches and scuffs, hence why it's only available in small tubes. The 3M comes in 1 litre bottles and will treat 3 to four cars.
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So use the 3m and i wouldnt need a car polish to egt that 'wet look' as they call it before waxing?
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So use the 3m and i wouldnt need a car polish to egt that 'wet look' as they call it before waxing?
Correct Although personally I would re-wash the car and then use a pure polish (non-abrasive) or a glaze (same thing)Megs no.7 is pretty good then a wax if it's a darker car or a sealant if it's light coloured.
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Re: Advice required for list of products

Al, you seem to be well up on all this stuff. You don't fancey dropping in next time you're along the M8
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Will do FF, I've enough chemicals in the back of my car to blow up the West of Scotland !
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excellent advice thank you very much, just need to put an order together, hope the rain goes away and but the sun dont come out!!

I may have more questions later knowing me though hahaha.
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Hi sorry to reopen a thread that hasnt been active for a while, I need to know where to buy 3M fine compund polish from.. Googled etc.. but cannot find it anywhere
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