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which polish does the best shine for my black alfa gtv????
ive just used some ice and that seems good, but is it the best??
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Re: which polish??

Ice?

There's a difference between polish and wax though. Polish will abrade the surface to remove any oxidised paint, small swirls and other minor marks.

Wax (or Sealant) ..which is what I think you mean by "polish".. gives you the deep shine.

You can have a look in the Detailing lounge for people's different recommendations and experiences.. but essentially waxes tend to give you a more glossy appearance while synth. sealants give you more "depth" in the paint.


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Re: which polish??

man youve confused me.
Ice is a polish that im using, seen it on you tube etc and it seems quite good.
But your saying it would scratch the surface???
Basically i want my car to BLING...
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colour magic always works for me !
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I normally use Simoniz Max Wax.

Its cheap and does a good job.
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Re: which polish??

i achieved this result
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...b/DSC00397.jpg
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...b/DSC00396.jpg
To do this I used Megs Claybar kit, AutoGlym Super Resin Polish and Navi-wax which is very easy to apply and you can use it on plastics and glass. Tis awesome stuff!

I should say, i went a bit OTT on the whole car cleaning stuff when i bought it
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...b/DSC00383.jpg
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If you are feeling very flush.

Swissvax UK - The official UK importer's on-line shop


Check some of the prices.
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Now they know how to make money! Picture of a classic car on the front page, flashy sales outfit and they can charge what they want.

I remember laughing out loud at them when I found out their prices at their display stand at the Bristol car day last year. Bet it costs pence to buy that stuff in bulk.
 
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I always use Autoglym Super Resign Polish then finish it off with Autoglym Extra Gloss Protection for that nice deep shine or BLING as you put it!

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Now they know how to make money! Picture of a classic car on the front page, flashy sales outfit and they can charge what they want.

I remember laughing out loud at them when I found out their prices at their display stand at the Bristol car day last year. Bet it costs pence to buy that stuff in bulk.
There was a feature about them in Auto italia last month, thats waht made me mention them.

The top polish costs £1300 for a 300ml tub.
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For a black car, can't beat colinite. Take a gander on detailingworld.co.uk The key to a good shine is a flawless base to start with. That is, no random scratches, no swirls. If you don't have these, lucky you, clay bar it after washing it thoroughly twice. After washing the clay residue off and drying it, prepare the paint with dodo juice lime prime lite. After that, apply a light coat of the wax and buff off. Second coat if you feeling flush.
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I use colinite on my black GTA , very easy stuff to use and comes off without any white dust and minimal elbow grease!
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Moved to detailing

AG's HD Wax is the ultimate IMHO Not expensive either (c£30 for the entire kit).
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Matusczsyk is the best Polish I know.
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Oh sorry - you meant polish! The best I've used is Swissol. Scuderia - specially formulated for Italian cars. OK Ferarris.
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I always use Autoglym Super Resign Polish then finish it off with Autoglym Extra Gloss Protection for that nice deep shine or BLING as you put it!

yes thats right i use the same too have done on my 145 cosmos blue and other motors.auto glym is in a league of ita own. the rest are crap lol
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Re: which polish??

If you want to go cheap off the shelf products, i would go clay bar ( halford ) clay is really the way to go then super resin and extra gloss

If you want online go clay , dodo lime prime or Victoria Wax Lite followed by a wax say collinite eleglance

just remember plopping on a wax wont do much polish will get you the shine
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Zymol ! Zymol ! Zymol ! The stuff is awesome ! but not cheap...having said that, a little goes an awfully long way for an awfully long time...
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man youve confused me.
Ice is a polish that im using, seen it on you tube etc and it seems quite good.
But your saying it would scratch the surface???
Basically i want my car to BLING...
A polish abrades the surface.. basically it removes a very very thin layer of the top coat.. the surface that has marks, swirls and scratches in.

These marks, swirls and scratches may be very fine but the effect is that they interfere with how light reflects off the paint so it doesn't look shiny.

So... polish removes some of these marks, makes light shine off the paint better and therfore makes it look more "shiny".

Wax, as well as protecting the polished paint, also contains fillers. These fill the marks, swirls and scratches that remain (you can polish out every single one.. but probably it would take you a month.. unless you get a pro' with a machine polisher to do it)... so they enhance the finished appearance.

If you have a polished surface, the wax also adds lustre to the paint.. making it look "warm" and more glossy.

So.. "Ice" if it's a polish, will be smoothing your paint and making it shinier as a result.. but wax will protect that finish from oxidation and pollution damage.. and add extra depth to the shine.

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Umm yes, Ralf is 100% correct.
Should have said :
Clean
Meguiar's scratch-x the WHOLE car
Clean again
Then - Zymol
Shine
stand back and WOW !
did it to my 164 and it looks like a million bucks.
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For me as a Polish its the Megs #7 Show car Glaze...

Polished mine at the weekend

Dodo Juice Born to be Mild Shampoo - 2 Bucket Method
*Car didnt need Claying or Paint Cleaner as it was only done the other week*

But usually - Dodo Juice Clay (using Born Slippy Clay Lube)
Dodo Juice Lime Prime - Abrasive Paint Cleaner
Meguiars Professional #7 Show Car Glaze
Dodo Juice/Rubbish Boys Juiced Edition Wax or Dodo Juice Supernatural Wax...

Finished with one final coat of Dodo Juice Red Mist just to add that extra Gloss Wet Look...

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Next Day Service aswell! Excellent Service

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Economy Route?

Kept them fairly shiny with Mr. Sheen. Less than a couple of quid?

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I wasn't kidding, by the way? Want to see more results with Mr. Sheen?
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PS the modus operandi of application has to be specific though.
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