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    I polished the misses car today!! mines tomorrow, i used AG radiant polish 12 which i have about 2.5 litres left, think its about 5 years old now!!!.

    I went to the detailing day at leeds last week and obviously the bugs striking.

    I fancy trying the Meg #21 sealant, question is, if i do is my polish upto the job and should i buy something like Collinite 476 to finish off?

    Also is that in the correct order, wash seal polish wax?

    Suppose i should think of the full monty(clay bar) as well.

    You should see the misses car Ford KA fully polished, bumpers and bits reblacked, tyres blacked!!!!! anything for a quiet night(sat on here). LOL
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    correct order would be: Wash > Clay > Wash > Dry> Polish > Seal > Wax

    Jonr

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    btw collinite is a good quailty wax although PB's Nattys is worth a go to

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    Quote Originally Posted by jontymo View Post
    Suppose i should think of the full monty(clay bar) as well.
    Clay bar is definitely worthwhile - prepares the surface beautifully to make the polish etc. go on soo much more easily - and allow it to do it's job better.
    Quote Originally Posted by jontymo View Post
    I fancy trying the Meg #21 sealant, question is, if i do is my polish upto the job and should i buy something like Collinite 476 to finish off?
    I don't know if there are better combinations for a silver car, but that is what I use (#21 and 476) and on a dark blue car it gives a superb finish. I use the Megs Deep Crystal polish with that. I don't know enough about that AG polish to give any opinion/verdict.
    Quote Originally Posted by jontymo View Post
    Also is that in the correct order, wash seal polish wax?
    Basically as jonr said, although there's no real need to wash after a clay. You just need to buff each panel with a microfibre cloth after you clay.

    The order I do it in (when I do the full monty), and have just done today, is....
    • Pressure wash rinse to get off the surface crud
    • Snow-foam with the foam attachment on pressure washer
    • Pressure washer rinse
    • Hand wash with mitt and two bucket method
    • Let drip dry, or if I'm in a hurry a water blade followed by a water magnet.
    • Clay
    • Paint Cleaner (maybe not strictly necessary after claying but hey, why not?! - might just remove finer blemishes
    • Polish
    • Seal
    • Wax
    HTH

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    what colour is your mrs' Ka??

    i've used #21 on my silver lightning and found that it didn't add much to the finish, on a dark colour like the ultra blue i expect it would make the finish alot 'wetter' - or any dark colour for that matter

    still going to give the #21 another go though

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    Misses car is bright red.

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    Best not even mention spit shining then

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    If you're using a shampoo mix lubricant when claying then it's best to wash after, if you're using a quik detailer then there's no need as it's a cleaner aswell as a clay lubricant!

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    Hi Jon........as above if you use a shampoo mix you MUST rewash the car, the reason for this is that if you do not rewash then shampoo residue will be left behind and interfere with the polishing, sealing waxing process, it can leave smearing when waxing........this is one reason why when washing the car you should use shapoo concertrate as directed because if you add way to much then you will leave the residue behind.

    Also, as an option Megs #16 leaves a very nice finish on Silver

    Bryan

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