Need a recommendation for a shiny finish.

Discussion in 'Cars, Bikes, Trucks & Vans' started by Northam Saint, Feb 20, 2019.

  1. Northam Saint

    Northam Saint Forum GOD!

    My Peugeot seems to be really attracting the crud off these Devon roads. I’ve never known a car to be such a magnet. The Skoda seems to fend it off.

    So can anyone recommend a wax / top coat that will act as a repellent and keep it at least half shiny. But, I don’t want anything I’m going to have to spend hours on applying, not with my dodgy knee. I’ve seen ad’s for ceramic “polish”, is that any good ? I’ve used Auto Glym in the past, but I’d like something longer lasting.
     
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  2. Paper Plane

    Paper Plane Über Member

    Location:
    North Yorkshire
    I've had good results with this stuff in the past.

    https://www.merproducts.com/product/the-ultimate-polish/

    My 2005 reg 407 responds well enough to Auto Glym though. :)

    steve
     
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  3. DamianJ

    DamianJ Forum GOD!

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    It seems ages since I gave my car a proper going over, I don't seem to have the time anymore.

    I have used Autoglym super resin polish many times, it forms a great base for a wax or sealant.

    I can recommend G Techniq sealants, I think it's C2. It's very easy to use and apply and lasts very well. It is very good at repelling water.

    There's probably newer easier coatings available now though, I kind of lost touch with that stuff a while ago.
     
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  4. Northam Saint

    Northam Saint Forum GOD!

    Same here on losing touch. I went in to Halfords earlier today and gave up ! I just want something that goes on quick, does a decent job and lasts a bit. I haven’t got half a day to mess about with clay bars and the likes.
     
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  5. ShaunWistow

    ShaunWistow WAWAW

    Location:
    Sheffield
    Hmm, as an avid car detailer it all depends on what you can give in time.

    Always wash with 2 buckets, 1 rinse 1 wash

    Always use a good wash mitt...no sponge

    Dry with a quality towel...no chamois

    Then how much time you got? If you aren’t bothered about the defects in your paint then buy a tub of Finish Kare 1000p (FK 1000p). Apply as thin as a gnats chuff & buff with a quality cloth.

    Use a quality shampoo for subsequent washes. 2 layers of FK should see you good for 3-5 months
     
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  6. DamianJ

    DamianJ Forum GOD!

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Have a look at the C2 G Techniq stuff for over your Autoglym, it's almost like a spray on, wipe over and done sealant.
     
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  7. DamianJ

    DamianJ Forum GOD!

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    If memory serves @ShaunWistow may be able to offer more up to date advice. Apologies Shaun if I'm mistaken.
     
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  8. Rob99

    Rob99 Über Member

    I like mequiars, mothers and poorboy.

    Easy to use.
    And they have also a spray wax, which is easy to apply
     
  9. Rowlers

    Rowlers Massive Member Staff Member

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  10. Northam Saint

    Northam Saint Forum GOD!

    I have seen this one online but they didn’t have it Halfords. The adverts I’ve seen make it look impressive.
     
  11. Wayne

    Wayne Forum Sod

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    I have just bought this to put on my new car, I'm no detailer, it's just to help with it being black. 'Cos no matter what I do, the moment it rains, shines or it moves it's gonna be blathered. Got decent write up and only cost me £7.00 odd from Amazon.
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  12. Nishy

    Nishy Forum GOD! Staff Member

    Out of interest why no to the chamois?
     
  13. ShaunWistow

    ShaunWistow WAWAW

    Location:
    Sheffield
    It Marrs the paint, modern paint is soft. When you pull up against a dark car in the sun, look at the dull paint, like it’s had butter smeared on it.

    A Chamois will trap very fine grit in the surface & younthen transfer that grit onto the car. A buffing towel has long strands & any fing grit gets trapped & away from the paint.
     
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  14. Nishy

    Nishy Forum GOD! Staff Member

    That is interesting and yes I've seen that butter or smeared look. Will stop using the chamois :)
     
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  15. Sid James

    Sid James ...

    I use a pet dryer
     
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