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    Hi... I've had my '57 Vectra Sri for 5 weeks now. Before it was collected I opted to have the 'Marsall Care' Paint / Upholstery Protection option as firstly the car is red (and we know what happens to red) and secondly I'm a messy so & so.
    I've had it washed weekly and it has certainly retained the shine that it had when I got it but the aftercare instructions suggested that an occasional 'light wax' would enhance the look.

    I did'nt want to use any of the more aggressive products, like all in one , or swirl or colour enhancers as I fear that might compromise the coating on the body.

    So I tried Meguires (Stage 3) Carnuba Wax cream. It was pretty easy to use and has improved my shine quite a bit. (see photos) BUT is there another way that I might improve further.
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    Thing is with this protection, you will need to be carefull not to get any swirl marks in the paint, as to remove them will need the use of polish of some abrasive grade, and this will remove the protective coating. Giving it a coat of wax should not do any harm though, as they say it should enhance the look.

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    and then another suitable sealant over the top to hold the shine

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    What do you mean by "another suitable sealant". I always thought that waxing was always cosidered a final step with all the claying, rubbing and polishing taking plce before it.


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    Sealant

    Paint
    Sealer is a man made product which will seal in all the fillers and protect the shine underneath. This makes the car much easier to clean next time as the crud is sitting on the sealant, not on the paint itself.

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    So I should put the Sealant on top of the wax which is on top of the teflon which is on top of the cleaned and polished Paint.

    Where does it stop..............

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    yep but think you dont have to clay ....polish.......wax ....and then seal

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    Cheers............. I thik I've got it.

    Any suggestions as to which 'wax' / finish shine product to try very nuch appreciated. Or should I just stick with the Meg's Carnauba.

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    floppus

    i use fk1000 sealent, it is used by quite a few on here, it is a kind of wax/sealant and is very good

    last ages and gives a great shine


    great looking car by the way

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