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Topic: Polishing Kit
Posted By: Mr Hedgehog
Subject: Polishing Kit
Date Posted: 17 Apr 07 at 23:13

I got all keen today at work and popped out and brought some car wax and set about giving the van a good wash down followed by my first attempt of waxing the van

Jesus H Corbett thatís a lot of van to wax

Iím now at home with my polishing arm feeling like a 15 year old boys arm when he discovers the adult channel has a free all night preview

 

My question is what wax polish do you use and is it worth getting a plug in polishing machine to lighten the load

 

I would really appreciate any suggestion for a good minimal human effort shine



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Posted By: Busman
Date Posted: 17 Apr 07 at 23:41
Mr HH... they're great... but.

look out for that tiny speck of grit that will carefully etch your pride-n-joy and leave it looking as if an ice skater whizzed across a panel.

Get it clean, really clean or wait for bob-a-job week with the scouts and get them to do it.


Posted By: CLONKY
Date Posted: 18 Apr 07 at 06:46

HH i used to polish mine all the time with Auto Glym. Then i bought a bottle of Turtle Wax Extreme Nano-Tech wash and wax. Its that good, i've not polished since. You just add a couple of capfulls to your water. The results are amazing.

If anyones got a decent glass cleaner, i'd be interested to here though...



Posted By: Studioman
Date Posted: 18 Apr 07 at 07:21

Then i bought a bottle of Turtle Wax Extreme Nano-Tech wash and wax. Its that good, i've not polished since

Snap Clonky, think we threaded this before. The Nano-tech wax is amazing stuff, especially as it's totally clear on dark colurs so no horrible white powder. Plus it smells nice! Instead of beading water it 'sheets' and lasts much longer than anything else; same technology as skyscraper windows apparently



Posted By: Mr Hedgehog
Date Posted: 18 Apr 07 at 14:02
Originally posted by Studioman Studioman wrote:

Then i bought a bottle of Turtle Wax Extreme Nano-Tech wash and wax. Its that good, i've not polished since

Snap Clonky, think we threaded this before. The Nano-tech wax is amazing stuff, especially as it's totally clear on dark colurs so no horrible white powder. Plus it smells nice! Instead of beading water it 'sheets' and lasts much longer than anything else; same technology as skyscraper windows apparently

Thanks guys Iím going to buy some this afternoonSmile

 



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Posted By: Happy Yellow
Date Posted: 18 Apr 07 at 15:29
Originally posted by Studioman Studioman wrote:

Then i bought a bottle of Turtle Wax Extreme Nano-Tech wash and wax. Its that good, i've not polished since

I got something similar from CarPlan (not so good maybe, but Turtle Wax is not available in Latvia) and it also works great. 



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Posted By: Ex-car bloke
Date Posted: 18 Apr 07 at 16:18
Likewise, I shall buy some as Fairy liquid is not the best stuff to use, I realise ().

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Posted By: Mr Hedgehog
Date Posted: 18 Apr 07 at 17:07

Well I brought it used it and I am well impressed £6.49 for 1 litre and its two cap fullís per 10 litres so it works out very cheap as well, the water when rinsing the van also runs off much quicker

 

Thanks for the advice Big smile

 

All I got to do now like Clonky is fine a good glass cleaner  



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Posted By: AntH2O
Date Posted: 18 Apr 07 at 17:09
Try Auto Glym glass cleaner, it works for me


Posted By: RICK
Date Posted: 18 Apr 07 at 17:34
USE ANY MEGUIRES PRODUCT AND YOU WILL LOVE IT ITS NOT CHEAP BUTBUT BOY IS IT GOOD


Posted By: Hulkiebear
Date Posted: 18 Apr 07 at 19:31

Nano tech for me too! But, if you leave the wax for too long it seperates loads and needs alot of shaking up!

 



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Kombi 174. Good judgement comes from experience, experience comes from bad judgement.


Posted By: The Windowsmith
Date Posted: 18 Apr 07 at 20:39
Winzur wurth active foam glass cleaner. Use twin ply paper roll, it's great stuff, even the wife uses it on mirrors & tiles indoors! It's on special at the mo, buy 12 get 12 free! You'll probably have to be in the trade or have a friend who is though. Not cheap at £7 a chuck, but it will last along time.


Posted By: Scareysurfer
Date Posted: 18 Apr 07 at 21:20
I have a mobile valeting business for cars and vans.  Personally i dont think you can beat the products from Autoglym.  I have a small hand held polisher/buffer which I find adds a little extra shine, but prior to this its the good old elbow grease, wax on, wax off!  I have a website which I shall be uploading soon when I get it finished, within that are some nice pics of VW's afetr having had the full treatment.  As soon as I get it finished I'll post the link.


Posted By: AntH2O
Date Posted: 19 Apr 07 at 09:23
Scareysurfer, have just ordered the Porter Cable 7420 orbital polisher with plenty of different pads, from the US, making good use of the current exchange rate. Look forward to viewing your website.


Posted By: gason
Date Posted: 19 Apr 07 at 23:07
gave the beast its first wash this evening washed the roof first then all the
panels then jet washed from the roof down.there was loads of brake dust on
the wheels which was well caked on.came off with the new jet washer from
wickes which cost under £28 with a 2 years guarantee dont think you can
get better than that.looks the biz i noticed drip marks on the glass though


Posted By: glass
Date Posted: 23 Apr 07 at 22:08

i use Jofs classic wax, its very good, my partners farther in law is a Director at Auto Glym, and even he admires the shine



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