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Re: Waxes, Sealants and Hybrids

Post by Blackroc » Tue Jul 02, 2013 4:43 pm

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barneyrubble wrote:I've been using megs ultimate, but I'm finding it smears a little too much for me - I dont want to be rubbing the paintwork too hard - so I'm also looking for a better one.
Waxybox recently had Prima Slick QD in it, used it on Pimpins RS6 as a final touch and it was really easy to use and left a great finish. I have been using AF Finale up to now, and wasn't that impressed. Ill definitely be getting the Prima Slick though.

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/detailing ... d_699.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The previous Waxybox had Lucas Slick Mist QD in, that everyone has raved about. Not used it but its supposed to be really good -

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Re: Waxes, Sealants and Hybrids

Post by Ratcliffe33 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:15 pm

do you polish your car before or after waxing?
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Re: Waxes, Sealants and Hybrids

Post by Blackroc » Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:20 pm

Ratcliffe33 wrote:do you polish your car before or after waxing?
Wash>clay (if needed)>polish>wax or seal

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Re: Waxes, Sealants and Hybrids

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Ratcliffe33 wrote:do you polish your car before or after waxing?
Wash>clay (if needed)>polish>wax or seal
Thanks ! What wax/sealant would you recommend for someone who isn't looking to show their car I just want to keep my car looking nice and shiny !
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Post by Blackroc » Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:56 pm

What colour is your car?

Carpro Reload is a stupidly easy, but fantastic looking spray sealant. Melrose sure the car has been polished first - but spray on, wipe with a clean microfibre covering segments of car, then buff slightly for a stunning finish that lasts for 2-3 months. Looks great!

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Its grey,

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Post by tommm » Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:17 pm

Cheers for the informative write up!
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Post by Octavius » Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:43 pm

Has anyone tried Autobrite Euphoria. It's a polish, wax and glaze in one, looks quite good for a quick detail.
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Post by Blackroc » Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:51 pm

Blackbmw120d wrote:Has anyone tried Autobrite Euphoria. It's a polish, wax and glaze in one, looks quite good for a quick detail.
From what I know of it (not tried it) it's the same as AF Tripple. Both are bought in from the same supplier.. ;)

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Blackbmw120d wrote:Has anyone tried Autobrite Euphoria. It's a polish, wax and glaze in one, looks quite good for a quick detail.
From what I know of it (not tried it) it's the same as AF Tripple. Both are bought in from the same supplier.. ;)
Thanks James, I might give it a go and tell you what I think.
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Re: Waxes, Sealants and Hybrids

Post by BaV » Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:55 pm

After reading this i am thinking of trying out a sealant for the first time as opposed to a wax on my new Estoril Blue 1er. I am thinking of either the Auto Finesse Tough Coat or GTechniq C2v3. Would any sort of polish be ok to use before these or would it have to be something special so the sealant can bond to the paintwork correctly?

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Re: Waxes, Sealants and Hybrids

Post by Blackroc » Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:21 pm

BaV wrote:After reading this i am thinking of trying out a sealant for the first time as opposed to a wax on my new Estoril Blue 1er. I am thinking of either the Auto Finesse Tough Coat or GTechniq C2v3. Would any sort of polish be ok to use before these or would it have to be something special so the sealant can bond to the paintwork correctly?

Any help appreciated!
Sealants always bond better to clean paint - Auto Finesse Tough Prep was designed for this very purpose for Tough Coat to sit on top of. The up shot is that ANY sealant can effectively sit on it for maximum performance.

However, sealants like Tough Coat and c2v3 are actually not that fussy, and will sit over SRP / Auto Finesse tripple etc..without any issues at all. It will harm there longevity though, TC dropping from 4 to 2 months protection, c2v3 from 9 to about 5. So effectively halving protection lengths.

I would say that they are both so easy to use, look great with a glossy finish thats its neither here nor their as I like to reply stuff every 3 months or so anyway.. :)

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Re: Waxes, Sealants and Hybrids

Post by Rich196 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:26 pm

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BaV wrote:After reading this i am thinking of trying out a sealant for the first time as opposed to a wax on my new Estoril Blue 1er. I am thinking of either the Auto Finesse Tough Coat or GTechniq C2v3. Would any sort of polish be ok to use before these or would it have to be something special so the sealant can bond to the paintwork correctly?

Any help appreciated!
Sealants always bond better to clean paint - Auto Finesse Tough Prep was designed for this very purpose for Tough Coat to sit on top of. The up shot is that ANY sealant can effectively sit on it for maximum performance.

However, sealants like Tough Coat and c2v3 are actually not that fussy, and will sit over SRP / Auto Finesse tripple etc..without any issues at all. It will harm there longevity though, TC dropping from 4 to 2 months protection, c2v3 from 9 to about 5. So effectively halving protection lengths.

I would say that they are both so easy to use, look great with a glossy finish thats its neither here nor their as I like to reply stuff every 3 months or so anyway.. :)
So where does super natural hybrid sit with these facts. Will it go over fillers? and how does it affect the TC?

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Re: Waxes, Sealants and Hybrids

Post by Blackroc » Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:40 pm

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BaV wrote:After reading this i am thinking of trying out a sealant for the first time as opposed to a wax on my new Estoril Blue 1er. I am thinking of either the Auto Finesse Tough Coat or GTechniq C2v3. Would any sort of polish be ok to use before these or would it have to be something special so the sealant can bond to the paintwork correctly?

Any help appreciated!
Sealants always bond better to clean paint - Auto Finesse Tough Prep was designed for this very purpose for Tough Coat to sit on top of. The up shot is that ANY sealant can effectively sit on it for maximum performance.

However, sealants like Tough Coat and c2v3 are actually not that fussy, and will sit over SRP / Auto Finesse tripple etc..without any issues at all. It will harm there longevity though, TC dropping from 4 to 2 months protection, c2v3 from 9 to about 5. So effectively halving protection lengths.

I would say that they are both so easy to use, look great with a glossy finish thats its neither here nor their as I like to reply stuff every 3 months or so anyway.. :)
So where does super natural hybrid sit with these facts. Will it go over fillers? and how does it affect the TC?
SNH is a hybrid wax / sealant so will hapily sit over anything - as any wax will, with around 6 months protection (most waxes give up around 2-3 months) SNH is also quite happy sitting over a dedicated sealant like c2v3, so in theory 12 months is easily possible... :)

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Re: Waxes, Sealants and Hybrids

Post by BaV » Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:08 am

Blackroc wrote:
BaV wrote:After reading this i am thinking of trying out a sealant for the first time as opposed to a wax on my new Estoril Blue 1er. I am thinking of either the Auto Finesse Tough Coat or GTechniq C2v3. Would any sort of polish be ok to use before these or would it have to be something special so the sealant can bond to the paintwork correctly?

Any help appreciated!
Sealants always bond better to clean paint - Auto Finesse Tough Prep was designed for this very purpose for Tough Coat to sit on top of. The up shot is that ANY sealant can effectively sit on it for maximum performance.

However, sealants like Tough Coat and c2v3 are actually not that fussy, and will sit over SRP / Auto Finesse tripple etc..without any issues at all. It will harm there longevity though, TC dropping from 4 to 2 months protection, c2v3 from 9 to about 5. So effectively halving protection lengths.

I would say that they are both so easy to use, look great with a glossy finish thats its neither here nor their as I like to reply stuff every 3 months or so anyway.. :)
Thanks for the help, will be ordering some new bits today!!

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