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    I'm looking at spending a day on my car cleaning it etc I want to clay it so can anyone recommend a good one? Also at the min I use some hd cleaner followed by super resin and then a bmw wax i've had for a while but was looking for a change so what polish and wax would look good on a dark blue/grey vectra? Would like to be able to get it from halfords or motorworld. Thanks

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    Meguiars do clay bars (that motor factors sell) on the their own that you can buy, and for lube goto Asda and buy some Demon Shine, then 50/50 mix it with water in a spray bottle

    For that colour of car (and where you want to buy stuff from) try some AG Ultra Deep Shine, many have had good results from that and its for darker cars.

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    I have had great results using Bilt Hambler Clay http://compare.ebay.co.uk/like/25114...bar&adtype=pla keep the surface well lubricated (no need for special sprays very soapy (car shampoo) water is fine, and take your time. Wash the car again when done.

    On dark cars I have found that Collinite 476S is fantastic http://compare.ebay.co.uk/like/12090...bar&adtype=pla its very economical, extremely hard wearing and easy on / off!

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    Claybbar kits that are available from halfords that i would recommend include the basic mequiars kit and the similar one from Autoglym ,each one is a smooth clay so are relatively safe on paint surfaces, just remember to only use a small part of the clay bar at any one time- say use one fifth at a time that way if you drop it you have plenty left over remember once you have dropped it dont use again as the clay will pick up everything dust, grit etc
    you say you allready have a paint cleaner and AG ,s SRP to this i would add AG EGP extra gloss protection .All these products are readily available in Halfords . The wax that you allready have is probably far superior to anything halfords can sell you , They do the AG hd wax but this is readily available for half the price halfords will charge you

    hope this is enough to get you started but if you have any more question,s just ask .
    If you are going to go into detailing in a serious way then join www.detailingworld.co.uk here you will find guides on how to apply claybar,s,polishes and waxes as well as links to retailers with special offer,s etc in your area.

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    I'll try that deep shine then use that collinite 476s on top of the AG, then give it another wash after that is that right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobssignum View Post
    Claybbar kits that are available from halfords that i would recommend include the basic mequiars kit and the similar one from Autoglym ,each one is a smooth clay so are relatively safe on paint surfaces, just remember to only use a small part of the clay bar at any one time- say use one fifth at a time that way if you drop it you have plenty left over remember once you have dropped it dont use again as the clay will pick up everything dust, grit etc
    you say you allready have a paint cleaner and AG ,s SRP to this i would add AG EGP extra gloss protection .All these products are readily available in Halfords . The wax that you allready have is probably far superior to anything halfords can sell you , They do the AG hd wax but this is readily available for half the price halfords will charge you

    hope this is enough to get you started but if you have any more question,s just ask .
    If you are going to go into detailing in a serious way then join www.detailingworld.co.uk here you will find guides on how to apply claybar,s,polishes and waxes as well as links to retailers with special offer,s etc in your area.

    Hth regards bob
    I'm not going to be getting into the detailing. Just every couple of months give it a proper good polish and clean. When would I use the AG EGP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by philsh View Post
    I'm not going to be getting into the detailing. Just every couple of months give it a proper good polish and clean. When would I use the AG EGP?
    You would use the EGP at the end, to seal in the work/effort done with the SRP. Just to note, you can't really use the EGP after the Ultra Deep Shine, you'd be better off with SRP instead.

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    Right ok thanks. Think I know what i'm gonna do now lol Megs clay kit, ag cleaner, ag srp, ultra deep shine, collinite wax then a quick wash after that? Takes about 4-5 hours ish does it?

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    You dont need to use srp and uds ,use one or the other only they are both polishes.
    SRP has fillers in to hide scratches.swirl marks etc, where as uds is more of a pure polish .
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    You shouldn't need to wash the car again after the wax. You should wash (twice, if necessary), clay, wash again, apply AG SRP or other glaze (is AG Ultra Deep Shine another glaze, like SRP?), then wax (e.g. Collinite 476). Then stand back and admire! Paul
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