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Anyone tried his?

And if so, at what stage does it go on, after or before the soft wax?

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It goes on after polish, it's a sealant so most folks would leave it at that. Darker cars tend to look better with wax and lighter ones need the sharpness of a sealant to deepen the shine. Personally I wouldn't put wax on after it but I guess you wouldn't do any harm as long as the wax was compatible with it.
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Have you seen the results from Auto Glym Hi Definition Wax??
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Have you seen the results from Auto Glym Hi Definition Wax??
Not so good...

My company imports and sells waxes and other car care stuff to Finland so I know quite a bit about different products and I must say that the AG high definition wax is nothing more than a desperate copy of similar products in the market...

AutoGlym has always had a good marketing engine and they seem to sell anything to anyone just by saying they have come up with a completely new product, when actually they've just copied rivals idea.

And that my friends is a fact.
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Have you seen the results from Auto Glym Hi Definition Wax??
Yes and I'm not impressed in the slightest.

For ages I used nothing but AG products (because I didn't know any better and I it was pre-internet days); now I rarely touch them for wax and/or polish products.
 
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Not so good...

My company imports and sells waxes and other car care stuff to Finland so I know quite a bit about different products and I must say that the AG high definition wax is nothing more than a desperate copy of similar products in the market...

AutoGlym has always had a good marketing engine and they seem to sell anything to anyone just by saying they have come up with a completely new product, when actually they've just copied rivals idea.

And that my friends is a fact.
So what's good and not so good (apart from the above)?
 
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So what's good and not so good (apart from the above)?
Personally I pretty much use a mixture of products.

Mostly american products, like Mothers, Pro and some other "small" labels

For some reason the americans seem to make the best stuff in car detailing

Zaino is also good, but it's just too complex to use "everyday" and there are too many products that if used in an incorrect order will result a bad outcome.

For Polishes, I always go for Menzerna
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Quote ex Detailing World: "Autoglym, the Vauxall of the detailing industry"

You're right about Menzerna, IMHO it's about the best polish money can buy.
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Quote ex Detailing World: "Autoglym, the Vauxall of the detailing industry"

You're right about Menzerna, IMHO it's about the best polish money can buy.

"Alfa" badged engines = Vauxhall.
 
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So, back to the original question...........has anyone tried it?
 
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Haven't had the chance to test any CG products...
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Nope, sorry mate.

I use the Car-Lack Twins.

From the sound of the write up on the link you provided, it is a Sealant which would mean that you apply it to a clean, clayed, and polished surface and then that is pretty much it. Some people apply a wax on top of the sealant to give the colour a bit more pop but that depends on the colour of your car and personal preference.

BTW what is the colour of your car?
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yeah, I've been using it for a few months, tend to use it as a finishing product, good paint 'pop' on metallic paint,nice and easy to apply and remove so fairly impressed so far...
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Nope, sorry mate.

I use the Car-Lack Twins.

From the sound of the write up on the link you provided, it is a Sealant which would mean that you apply it to a clean, clayed, and polished surface and then that is pretty much it. Some people apply a wax on top of the sealant to give the colour a bit more pop but that depends on the colour of your car and personal preference.

BTW what is the colour of your car?
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yeah, I've been using it for a few months, tend to use it as a finishing product, good paint 'pop' on metallic paint,nice and easy to apply and remove so fairly impressed so far...
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i'm not a pro detailer more a very keen amateur and part of other detailering forums and every one has there own favs as far as products go, but there are some common products that tend to great great reviews by many people !

Wet mirror finish is not one of them ! in fact i have a bottle 3/4 full still and found it to be nothing like the title suggests and as a sealant not very good either !

as mentioned on here Carlack nano 69 is a great pre-cleaner and the carlack sealant is bloody great ! as too is jetseal 109 which is great on silver cars with no wax on top ! but for most other colours i would recommend collinite 476 doublecoat wax on top of a sealant, for me its the best wax for durability and water beading month after month !

not tried Zanio yet , although i have seen the results and many rate it !

pictures below of 147 recently clayed, carlack nano 68 and two coats of collinite 476 ! i also do the wheels in the same combo and it works a treat !
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"Wet mirror finish [/U]is not one of them ! in fact i have a bottle 3/4 full still and found it to be nothing like the title suggests and as a sealant not very good either !"

Divided opinion then.

It gets good reviews here;

Chemical Guys Wet Mirror Finish

Also other Chemical Guys stuff i have tried has been very good indeed.

I think Autoglym products are 5h1te, others say they're good stuff and swear by them but it's personal preference of course.
 
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The link is to cleanyourcar that sells the product ! there hardly likely to say its crap are they ?

if you join there forum on the same site , you will find that no many members "enjoy" the product and favour most others apart from that one !

i too use other CG products and they are good , just cus one is not does not mean all the others are !

AG SPR is great for use when a filler polish is needed and again results of this with a sealant and wax onto have been outstanding ! so each brand and product has its place if used with other correct products , but each to there own !
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No - I know what the link is, seeing as I posted it, it's also a link to the forum on which people that have bought it and sunsequently express their opinions.

If they thought it was crap, they'd say so.

Nobody said one good product made the others good, did they? I've got some and it works well for me.

As i originally said and you reiterated - each unto their own; if you don't like it - don't use it. I do, so I will.

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Calm down guys...

NFN - I'll be happy to pay your postage if you don't want your 3/4 's bottle of wet mirror finish
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Calm down guys...

NFN - I'll be happy to pay your postage if you don't want your 3/4 's bottle of wet mirror finish
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So will I.
I asked first Rosso !
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AG HD wax is really impressive, along with most of their products IMHO. I swear by it, others do not. As for it being the Vauxhall of polishes, Aston Martin use it so it can't be that bad!
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AG HD wax is really impressive, along with most of their products IMHO. I swear by it, others do not. As for it being the Vauxhall of polishes, Aston Martin use it so it can't be that bad!
Jaguar used to aswell. Speaks volumes.
 
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It just goes to show that not one product is all things to all people (to coin a phrase) everybody has a different way of polishing/waxing.Personally I'm still looking for the best polish/wax for machine polishing whilst others will never change from hand polishing.
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