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    Hi All,
    Being a noob to the detailing game i'm after some advice. All I have previously used on my siggy is Show room shine after a good wash and dry so I thought I would get a few bits together to give the car a proper detail. So far I have some clay and dodo juice lube and some black hole glaze. Obviously I need to get some wax (recommendations would be great) but I was wondering if a can use the show room shine as my polish or should I get something else? As stated i'm a total novice at this so please bear with me.

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    Hi howard
    After the claying you need to apply a paint cleaner/ swirl remover , This will condition your paintwork removing light scratches and generally lifting the condition of your paint After this is complete then apply the blackhole or any other type of glaze/polish .
    On top of this comes your waxes or sealants,
    There is no hard rules about this and everyone will a different opinion on what to use But this is what i used to create what you see in the pics enclosed
    After washing and claying i used Zaino fusion paint cleaner/ swirl remover ,#then i applied coat of blackhole then a coat of blacklight sealent
    on top of this i have now applied over the last week 3 coats of dodo juice skull candy wax , then topped off with a coat of V7 gloss sealant , now this is taking it to the extreme and largely it was done just to see how good a finish could be created But generally speaking this will be my route for doing any dark coloured car coming my way .
    Driving vauxhall,s for 30 + years
    and still loving it

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    Thats an amazing finish Bob. Thanks for that. I will look into some Zaino Fusion paint cleaner and wax then.

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    or you could invest in some brillo pads and go for the first delorean themed Signum

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    It all depends on how much you want to spend, as you could spend a ridiculous amount, or a modest amount, its getting the prep right which is the key to a good finish. Will it all be done by hand..?

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    I dont want to spend a massive amount and it will all be done by hand. I just want the car to have a nice finish for the occasional times I use it. LOl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PORKBALLS29 View Post
    I dont want to spend a massive amount and it will all be done by hand. I just want the car to have a nice finish for the occasional times I use it. LOl.
    For a quick and cheap (off the shelf stuff too) job, that will complement the stuff you already have, you can't really go wrong with claying the car, get a couple of coats of Black Hole Glaze on it, then use some AG HD Wax (that can be had for £20 on eBay, don't pay the £40+ in shops) and you will have a great smooth deep finish and will be protected for a good good while too. You could use some Super Resin Polish before the glaze too, but that's a filler like the glaze too.

    Yes there are better more expensive products out there, but to get the most out of them a machine polish is required, by hand the above will make a massive difference.

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    Cheers Dan :-)

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