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Thoughts on Collinite

Hi, i've read good things about Collinite products, question is does anybody have any experience of them ?

Specifically how long do they last once applied ?
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Good products, cheap and relatively long lasting. In my experience they tend to be rather hard to buff off after hazing.
Many in the Norwegian detailing community use Collinite 845 for rims and door sills etc.
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Yep, thats the one, collinite 845

Will have to put an order in and give it a whirl (or is that swirl ) !
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Collinite is a excellent product. I have been using it for 5 years and will never go back to anything else.
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#845 is best wax for the money! No excessive powdering when buffing out, unlike AG SRP ..

If you do a layer of PBW EXP sealant first and then two coats of #845, it gives a deep wet look finish.
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How long will the 845 typically last then before needing another coat ?
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How long will the 845 typically last then before needing another coat ?
Daily driver 3 months, double if it's a weekend toy.

Key steps after washing..

Cut / Polish (if required)
Sealer
#845 - two applications
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Daily driver 3 months, double if it's a weekend toy.

Key steps after washing..

Cut / Polish (if required)
Sealer
#845 - two applications
I've already got too many waxes to go buying another one, stop tempting me!
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... Beauty of this wax is you can do the whole car (in the shade) have a cuppa tea, and then buff out.

Tried a fair few myself, but this is the ultimate wax and only around £12.00 a bottle off eBay.
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Fusso is better.
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#845 is best wax for the money! No excessive powdering when buffing out, unlike AG SRP ..

If you do a layer of PBW EXP sealant first and then two coats of #845, it gives a deep wet look finish.
That's because SRP and 845 are totally different products.
One is a wax the other is a glaze.
Both are very good at what they do.
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That's because SRP and 845 are totally different products.
One is a wax the other is a glaze.
Both are very good at what they do.
Yes - I know that

I was simply making the comparison that #845 is an easier product to work with than SRP when it comes to buffing off. Too much dust with that one for my liking, but each to their own.
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Fusso is better.
I'll stick with what I've got then

Got an opinion on Fusso vs. AG HD?

At some point in the not too distant future I'll be doing a full clay and machine polish (Megs 105/205), IPA wipe down, then on with a new wax for the summer..
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I'll stick with what I've got then

Got an opinion on Fusso vs. AG HD?

At some point in the not too distant future I'll be doing a full clay and machine polish (Megs 105/205), IPA wipe down, then on with a new wax for the summer..
Fusso and HD Wax are totally different again.

Fusso is a synthetic sealant and HD Wax is a canauba based wax.
Fusso can last up to 12 months with proper prep and application whereas HD Wax will last 3 - 5 months.
However, you can apply the HD Wax over Fusso (with a 24hr gap to allow the Fusso to cure) and get the best of both worlds.
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Yes - I know that

I was simply making the comparison that #845 is an easier product to work with than SRP when it comes to buffing off. Too much dust with that one for my liking, but each to their own.
But it's hardly a fair comparison is it. A bit like comparing a banana to a grape.
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However, you can apply the HD Wax over Fusso (with a 24hr gap to allow the Fusso to cure) and get the best of both worlds.
Tommy, I could kiss you.

Rocking double coat of Fusso at the moment (was a few weeks between applications), and I'm pretty impressed with how well it's holding up.. Doesn't quite have that deep glossy look that the HD wax left me with.

Double coat of Fusso, then a single top coat of HD wax it is
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Tommy, I could kiss you.

Rocking double coat of Fusso at the moment (was a few weeks between applications), and I'm pretty impressed with how well it's holding up.. Doesn't quite have that deep glossy look that the HD wax left me with.

Double coat of Fusso, then a single top coat of HD wax it is
That'll work fine mate...
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Yes - I know that

I was simply making the comparison that #845 is an easier product to work with than SRP when it comes to buffing off. Too much dust with that one for my liking, but each to their own.
Have to agree with that, autoglym seems only average on a number of its products.

Currently quite impressed with meguiars, excellent for the money
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Have to agree with that, autoglym seems only average on a number of its products.

Currently quite impressed with meguiars, excellent for the money
With regards to AG - I like their general range of products with the exception of SRP and EGP. It's a real Phaf IMO.

For polish, I prefer Sonus SFX (1-3) and for Sealer, PBW EXP. Again, very easy to work with either by hand or machine and (as said, albeit these products do different things from your grapes and banana's, probably oranges as well ) they all produce minimal dust and least amount of effort compared to SRP... Whatever product you're putting on, it has to come off.

My analogy to SRP is that being an AG product, chances are the world and his wife has used it at some point and knows its dusty as hell itself

So, with your post on #845, it was more to let you know that when you are buffing out this wax, there is virtually no residual annoyance that you get with SRP. (which of course is a polish and not a wax). Therefore, good to know that its not a ***** at buff out time

You can't go wrong with Megs stuff either... I got their MF System for my DA, which is just two stages for quickness. I use that for maintenance following the full monty annual detail.

Whatever you go for, it's all down to initial preparation and working through key stages of defect correction, before you finale with waxing... Trial out what you fancy and go with what you like.. all personal taste at end of the day mate.

Hope your car looks spanky shiny

All the best,

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SRP is only really dusty if it's over applied, as with all glazes (and it IS a glaze not a polish) less is more.

It's not a bad product, certainly not the best out there but for the man in thw street it's more than adequate.
EGP is actually a very good sealant for the money and ease of use.
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SRP is only really dusty if it's over applied, as with all glazes (and it IS a glaze not a polish) less is more.

It's not a bad product, certainly not the best out there but for the man in thw street it's more than adequate.
EGP is actually a very good sealant for the money and ease of use.
Why do they state it as a Polish in SRP?.. I've always viewed it as one.

Appreciate it's the Halfords customer default choice being an AG brand; just not my cuppa tea as it were

I've used EGP but by god does it wreak!!

PBW are just nicer products and smell quite nice as well.

But as I said to the OP; everyone likes what they like and you acquire your collection and preferences over time.
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Why do they state it as a Polish in SRP?.. I've always viewed it as one.

Appreciate it's the Halfords customer default choice being an AG brand; just not my cuppa tea as it were

I've used EGP but by god does it wreak!!

PBW are just nicer products and smell quite nice as well.

But as I said to the OP; everyone likes what they like and you acquire your collection and preferences over time.
It used to be a polish. It was reformulated a few years back and is now full of fillers. It gives better results with less effort and also there's no risk of damaging your clear coat as there's no abrasives.

PoorBoys products are excellent and yes, they do smell good enough to eat, probably because they're from America!

I have a few customers who specifically request Autoglym products be used on their vehicles, they're not my favourite but customers have confidence in the brand and it's generally good value when compared to many other products. I do try to talk them round though.

My collection of products is massive. It ranges from Modesta ceramic coatings, Swissvax waxes right down to good old Meguiars shampoo.

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I see.. Not used it in years though.

Like the other comments ^^^ Funny!!
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bouncers products smell good enough to eat too
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used 845 as a full body and wheels and liked it loads - got some Bouncers and Dodo juice stuff as Christmas presents so have been using them recently, tyromania is a very good Tyre wax as I prefer the matt look rather than high gloss
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