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    Howdo Folks,

    Just a quick question here. Which is the best Autoglym/Other product for polishing a Silver car?

    Nearly all the AG products i have looked at say it works particularly well on darker colours etc.

    Is there something which works best for silver? Not looking to do a full detail, just a good wash and polish at the moment.

    Would prefer AG but another product which i can get at halfords would be fine.

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    If you like AG stuff go for the super resin polish ...........Give it a good couple of coats work it in properly then top it off with either AG HD wax or AG extra gloss protection but read the instructions as they both have a curing time for best results !!!!

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    Thanks mate, ill get some tomorrow on my day off and give it a go.. Any particular cloth for a good result?

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    TBH, polish is polish, the prep work is the majority of the job. To get a good finish, you need to remove the grime on your car with a good clay, remove swirls, polish, then wax.

    The wax will make more of a difference than the polish. AG SRP is a good polish, do not apply it too thick, or you will end up with chalky residue every where.

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    I asked around about silver cars, polsih is a matter of taste, I prefer Meguiars so am using the show car glaze, but apparently megs #16 mirroglaze wax works well with silver, made a fair difference to mine. Otherwise the's the colour specific like dodo juice Light Fantastic or Diamond White.

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    Well i have a bit of time to play with tomorrow, so i have been reading about clay barring... so i think i am going to give it ago. As mentioned, no point getting good quality polish and just shoving it on the car.

    I guess the old saying is true.. "its all in the preperation"

    Never really had the balls to try a clay before, but it seems pretty straight forward, and you gotta learn sometime!

    Cheers for the advice chaps, always know i can rely on good advice here

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    claying is simple and very quick, I guess you will buy the megs stuff from halfords, make sure you are not scared to use the detailer, you really have to lube it up so it glides over the car.

    I would also get a product to remove swirls whilst your there, as you will be very disappointed once you see how bad the paint is lol. It will last a long time once bought (ultimate compound is a very good product).

    If you need any advice then just ask. You only need to clay twice a year..

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    I always use Autoglym HD wax on mine followed by Auto glym Extra gloss,the trick is to leave them exactly as per instructions,the next time you go to wash your car afterwards the dirt will just fall off,in fact i polished mine last weekend and the morning dew was splattering on the windscreen from the bonnet at 40mph,thats how slippery the surface was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ginge7289 View Post
    claying is simple and very quick,


    Id recommend AG SRP then AG HD wax too, both are easy on, easy off and give great results.

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