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rob05

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1,194 posts

111 months

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Sunday 11th September 2005 quote quote all
Ive heard so many different opinions on this its left me a bit lost.So many people talk about 300 polish jos are they really worth the extra cash?ps am i in the right place,or is this the flower garden forum?

>> Edited by rob05 on Friday 16th September 15:10

nigelgt3

9 posts

119 months

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Sunday 18th September 2005 quote quote all
my car cleaner uses a polish that costs 1500 for a small container !!! it is the best polish in the world and looks amazing !!!!!!!

miracle

386 posts

117 months

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Monday 19th September 2005 quote quote all
No thats a wax the Vintage at 1500. Polish and wax are different and have different jobs!

miracle

386 posts

117 months

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Monday 19th September 2005 quote quote all
Here the Vintage, the 2nd best wax in the world!

www.zymol.com/vintage2.htm

bilton_d

596 posts

149 months

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Thursday 22nd September 2005 quote quote all
i always used Autoglym sper resin polish and the liquid hardwax but after buy a relatively cheap tub of carnauba wax 16 ..... i will never used anything different again. Its fantastic stuff goes on easy, comes off easy, lasts a good length of time and the water runs off something silly.
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TONYATSWISSOL

22 posts

125 months

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Saturday 24th September 2005 quote quote all
You need to have a go with Swissol guys much easier to use than zymol and have lots more products

rob05

Original Poster:

1,194 posts

111 months

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Tuesday 27th September 2005 quote quote all
WOW i really did think this was the flower garden forum,thanks guys for the the replys in the end

Detailcity

28 posts

104 months

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Monday 21st November 2005 quote quote all
There isn't really a BEST. Its all in the prep work you do to the car.

For example claying, cleansing and sometimes deep polishing, then sealing the paintwork and just to add the extra lustre try some good quality wax.

Every car's need is different and there are products suited to the car, one range of products doesn't do everything just like a car, a performance car usually doesn't carry the kids, the kids friends and all their football stuff.

Mr Whippy

18,816 posts

124 months

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Monday 21st November 2005 quote quote all
I use SRP (super resin polish) by autoglym.

After that I use EGP (extra gloss protection) by autoglym.

Can you put fancy natural wax (cheap canarubadfdhadas) ontop of EGP for more "gloss"?

Dave

JJ

28 posts

104 months

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Monday 21st November 2005 quote quote all
Yeah sure you can, it may not provide more gloss rather depth. But you are advised to top a sealant especially for the looks department !

I would reccomend

Souvern
Nattys Blue
P21s

all available from www.cleanandshiny.co.uk

John.

>> Edited by JJ on Monday 21st November 19:18

The Zymol man

328 posts

104 months

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Monday 21st November 2005 quote quote all
i have been using Zymol for nearly 10 years now and have won several concours event, have a look at the stats in the u.s for the concours de elegance which has been won for many years by zymol users. there is one very point made previously which is the application, this is very important and the one normally carried out incorrectly, please drop me a line if you need any tips

stepny

4 posts

107 months

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Wednesday 30th November 2005 quote quote all
There are numerous polishes out there at the moment. I think the colour of car has a great deal to do with it.
I currently run a red Honda S2000 and swear by Wolfgang products (you can get these at www.motorgeek.co.uk).

However I previously had a dark blue bmw and thought klasse worked best.

evolutionvalet

907 posts

103 months

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Monday 2nd January 2006 quote quote all
Rob,

I agree with Detailcity. Everyone has their favorite brand. Some people only use it because its in fashion and seems to be the 'right' brand for their particular car. Others are brand loyal and have stuck with the same brand for years.
I believe that to get your car to look amazing, you need to understand what the paintwork needs before choosing a brand.
Overall, the finish will be 40% down to the brand and 60% down to you and your ability.
There are many detailers and valeters on the forums who will push their favoured products but in the end it comes down to what you find is the best and easiest for you.
You may want to spend all day washing/claying/washing/drying/sealer glazing/waxing then top coating or you may just want to wash and go. It is a personal choice.
I have customers who go by the smell of the product and some that go by whether its a solid wax or liquid.
The choice as they say is yours. I am glad I have chosen the brand I use as I wouldnt want to have to choose from the plethora of brands out there. It is very confusing for the consumer.
Best of luck.

Kev

TomSwan

25 posts

103 months

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Wednesday 4th January 2006 quote quote all
i would use Zymol they bring a really nice finish, you pay though for the good finish. Try a local motor factors and they might give you a good deal or demon tweeks.You could try bristonperformance.co.uk they ahve really really good deals, send them an email.

agent006

11,205 posts

147 months

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Wednesday 4th January 2006 quote quote all
TomSwan said:
send them an email.


"Them"? or "me"? Sod off and stop advertising on the forums.

The Zymol man

328 posts

104 months

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Thursday 5th January 2006 quote quote all
you should find that to buy the products from an official authorised reseller they should be all the same price (not offering deals)

cirks

2,078 posts

166 months

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Friday 6th January 2006 quote quote all
The Zymol man said:
they should be all the same price (not offering deals)

why? That's called price fixing and is not allowed. Resellers can charge what the hell they like - it is up to them if they want to discount their products n'est pas?

Supercharger

40 posts

120 months

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Friday 6th January 2006 quote quote all
On the subject of polish,
My car is a TVR Chimaera in crystal verde (light silvery green)
i have found it's easy to get a good shine on darker colours but on light metalics or lighter colours what the best polish to use?.
The paint work is very good. i just what that glossy look.
Put a polished light car next to a polished red or blue etc and there is no comparison
and at car shows these always seem to attract more attention because of this.
Im just after something easy to use but gives a good glossy shine.

previously used Mer, Autoglym, Meguires gold class, Simoniz.

Thanks Alan.

JJ

28 posts

104 months

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Wednesday 15th February 2006 quote quote all
On light colours it is more tricky to achieve depth but not gloss.

For your TVR I would reccomend Klass AIO and Klasse SG topped with Pinnacle souvern.

Try www.detailingworld.co.uk for hints

Try www.polishedbliss.co.uk for the products.

Good luck!!

jt13355

34 posts

105 months

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Monday 20th February 2006 quote quote all
Ive just recently found MOTHERS products, ive always been very anal about car detailing and ive tried almost everything, but these were superb, equal of the zymol stuff id used which cost alot more check out the results madbadger achieved on his tamora with them here:-

www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=239401&f=13&h=0&p=2

This is a quote from the thread too "the top 2 award winners at the Detroit Auto Show (which I might mention is one million dollar first place, invitation only, and considered
the highest custom car competition in the world) use and recommend Mothers,
If one is competing for a one million dollar prize and you see the top
competitor pick up and use Mothers I would say most people who use it would
feel more than adequate with the results."

I got mine from www.maxx-waxx.com the guy was extremely helpful and recommended a good programme for what i was after. Prices were lowest i found too

Cheers

JT
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