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    I had a day off today waiting in for an electrician to do some work for me, so thought I would give the car a good clean.
    Washed, clayed,washed , SRP`d, then the problwms started.....
    I thought I would try the 915 Colly I had as a present. Didnt say anything on the tin about not using it in sunlight, so off I went and put a layer onthe one side of my veccy. What an absolute b*****d to get off . Seemed to go off in no time at all, and even though I have good MF (eurow) was a struggle to get it off. I then did very small areas at a time on the bonnet and roof, but had had enough by then, so went back to finish off my Poorboys, much easier........
    Is it just me? am I a nancy boy or is this stuff like glue?, is it easier on cooler days out of the sun?

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    Had same prob with similar product (fk1000p)
    First time i usedit the weather was still cool and could the whole car before it went off.
    Used it again last couple of weeks and couldnt do 1 panel before having to buff.
    Not so bad if using a machine but hell when doing by hand.

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    Regardless of what it says on the tin, it always wise to never apply wax in 'direct' sunlight - can leave smears and slight holograms (unless by machine as already said).

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    I did mine yesterday in the sun and while it is more difficult to remove, I wouldn't say it was that much effort.

    Did you use/keep the applicator damp & apply a really thin coat?

    I have the same microfibres, btw, they're fantastic.

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    I use Colli 915 and have done in full sun. It's ok as long as you don't put too much on and the paint is not hot to the touch

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    You must've(?) put on too much? 476 is a bit more 'temperamental' to being applied too thickly, but 915 is much more forgiving - but you only need a very thin coat. Even if it's a warm day, it's worth making sure that the tin is warmed up before applying so that the contents are that little bit softer and therefore easier to lift a small amount onto an applicator pad. Just leaving it out in the hot sun for a while will be enough, whilst on a cold day whacking it in the oven on a very low heat for a short time will do the trick.

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    tbh i hate 915 i find it is a right pig to get off, if you are looking for one that goes on like melted butter and wipes off with ease with stunning results then go for chemical guys 50/50, after playing with a few waxes i found the 50/50 is the best all rounder

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    Victoria Concours Wax I would say is my favorite But Colinite is very good when put on correcty.

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    This is why i only put collinite on in the winter time , collinite will set like concrete in direct sunlight and even applied in a shaded area should only be left on for around 20 min,s , as others have said only apply a very thin layer that way it is easy to remove , and leave the wax to cure before adding a second coat .
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    and still loving it

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    I use that showroom shine stuff (about to order my second bottle)

    You could see the steam coming off the car when I was applying it the other day with a damp cloth.

    It still came off easy as long as long as i did it straight away.

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