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Re: claying/polishing... whats better to use and is it worth it?
« Reply #30 on: 10 April 2008, 08:30 »
yep... drop the extra microfibre cloths... you will get those in the collinite kit

you can drop the AG super resin polish as you are claying and then waxing... AG super resin polish is also very harsh and can cause swirls

you can change the poorboys super slick suds to bilt hambler - best shampoop i have used so far!

http://www.elitecarcare.co.uk/product_info.php?cPath=57&products_id=421

Some sort of polish would be a good idea as the wax layer is simply there to protect the polished surface and in some cases enhance the finish achieved through polishing. Wax on its own after clay will produce a better finish than the car has at present although if you miss the polishing stage you might be disappointed in the results. SRP wouldn't be my choice but many people use it with good results - just don't get any on your plastic trim :cry:

If your clay bar doesn't come with lube you will need to buy some.

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Re: claying/polishing... whats better to use and is it worth it?
« Reply #31 on: 10 April 2008, 11:06 »

If your clay bar doesn't come with lube you will need to buy some.

Mark   

how could I forget the lube!!!  :grin:

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Re: claying/polishing... whats better to use and is it worth it?
« Reply #32 on: 10 April 2008, 15:42 »

If your clay bar doesn't come with lube you will need to buy some.

Mark   

how could I forget the lube!!!  :grin:
http://www.elitecarcare.co.uk/product_info.php?cPath=27&products_id=319
 :wink: lol what kinda lube?  :rolleyes:

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Re: claying/polishing... whats better to use and is it worth it?
« Reply #33 on: 10 April 2008, 17:01 »
you just need something called detailing spray to lubricate the 'clay' as you won't be able to move it over your paintwork otherwise...

http://www.elitecarcare.co.uk/index.php?cPath=68&page=1

personally I would use a cheap megs quick detailer such as this http://www.elitecarcare.co.uk/product_info.php?cPath=68&products_id=36 when i am claying as you will end up using a lot of the bottle... some people dilute the spray 50/50 with water (although I don't do this and IF i did I would use filtered water)






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Re: claying/polishing... whats better to use and is it worth it?
« Reply #34 on: 11 April 2008, 10:35 »
You can cut down on the amount of lube used by claying the car after it has been washed and before it is dried. i.e. with the rinse water still on it. This method also helps to cut down on the potential for marring the paint.

A mix of good quality shampoo and water in a spray bottle can also be used as lube - just make sure their is enough shampoo in the mix to provide lubrication.
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Re: claying/polishing... whats better to use and is it worth it?
« Reply #35 on: 11 April 2008, 11:38 »
yep... drop the extra microfibre cloths... you will get those in the collinite kit

you can drop the AG super resin polish as you are claying and then waxing... AG super resin polish is also very harsh and can cause swirls

you can change the poorboys super slick suds to bilt hambler - best shampoop i have used so far!

http://www.elitecarcare.co.uk/product_info.php?cPath=57&products_id=421



Some sort of polish would be a good idea as the wax layer is simply there to protect the polished surface and in some cases enhance the finish achieved through polishing. Wax on its own after clay will produce a better finish than the car has at present although if you miss the polishing stage you might be disappointed in the results. SRP wouldn't be my choice but many people use it with good results - just don't get any on your plastic trim :cry:

If your clay bar doesn't come with lube you will need to buy some.

Mark   

Ok cheers for the help with this.  :smiley:

This is what i've just ordered  :laugh:

Autowash x 1
Eurow 100% Sheepskin Wash Mitt with Interior Rubber Glove  x 1
Eurow X Large Waffle Weave Microfibre Drying Towel - 26" x 36" x 1
Collinite #915 Marque D'Elegance Detailing Kit  x 1
Sonus Green Ultra Fine Detailing Clay x 1

Didn't know which polish and sealant to go for, i looked at the jetseal109 and collinite sealant kit, But money getting tight  :rolleyes: thought i'd try this:

Klasse All In One Polish & Sealant 300ml  :tongue:

total in pounds  :shocked: £67.16  :smug:
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Re: claying/polishing... whats better to use and is it worth it?
« Reply #36 on: 11 April 2008, 17:27 »
Klasse make some very good products which were very much the in thing about 12-18 months ago - You'll be fine with your choice.
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