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    Default Brand new motor.

    Any advice on first clean/wax of a brand new motor?

    Was going to clay and Meg 3 step.
    Last edited by Stevel; 20th September 2007 at 21:25.

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    am no expert,but i,m guessing ita dirty by now lol and a previous thread showed an expert claying a brandnew truck,so am guessing go for it steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by soulman View Post
    am no expert,but i,m guessing ita dirty by now lol
    Ian, I ain't even seen it yet. It was delivered to her work off the transporter and she went out with few mates straight from work.

    ...and it's been raining all night.

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    well its deffinately gonna be dirty and wet then dont forget to post some piccies steve

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    Hi Steve,

    Yeah I'd def clay....this is how I'd go about it nothing too drastic really: -

    Rinse
    Foam (twice)
    Wash
    Dry (drying towel)
    Clay (using Megs Last Touch cut 1-1 as a lube) including glass
    Polish ideally with a PC
    Rub down with paint cleanser (P21 or Zymol HD cleanse)
    Seal and or wax (2 coats of wax)
    And finally a couple of hours later give it a final wipe down with Last touch.
    Job done

    If you fancy you could do a number on the wheels/tyres & arches aswell as follows: -

    Spray Megs APC (All Purpose Cleaner) to wheels/ tyres and arches, leave for a few minutes.
    Agitate wheels & tyres with a sponge (cellulose is best)
    Rinse
    Spray wheels & tyres with a dedicated wheel cleaner.
    Rinse
    Apply Megs All Season dressing to arches just spray & walk
    Apply wheel wax/sealant to wheels
    Apply something like Megs Endurace tyre gel to tyres
    Job done

    Bryan

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    well thts your weekend gone steve lmoa

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    It might be longwinded but on a new car this is the time to do it and it WILL be perfect and I think the arches being dressed really makes the dif to the overall appearance......it's gonna look sensational

    Bryan

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    Quote Originally Posted by blr123 View Post
    Hi Steve,

    Yeah I'd def clay....this is how I'd go about it nothing too drastic really: -

    Rinse
    Foam (twice)
    Wash
    Dry (drying towel)
    Clay (using Megs Last Touch cut 1-1 as a lube) including glass
    Polish ideally with a PC
    Rub down with paint cleanser (P21 or Zymol HD cleanse)
    Seal and or wax (2 coats of wax)
    And finally a couple of hours later give it a final wipe down with Last touch.
    Job done

    If you fancy you could do a number on the wheels/tyres & arches aswell as follows: -

    Spray Megs APC (All Purpose Cleaner) to wheels/ tyres and arches, leave for a few minutes.
    Agitate wheels & tyres with a sponge (cellulose is best)
    Rinse
    Spray wheels & tyres with a dedicated wheel cleaner.
    Rinse
    Apply Megs All Season dressing to arches just spray & walk
    Apply wheel wax/sealant to wheels
    Apply something like Megs Endurace tyre gel to tyres
    Job done

    Bryan
    Hi Bryan,

    Looks like I need to go shopping

    Not sure I'd trust myself with a PC though

    Off to the shops now and cheers for the advice

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    Quote Originally Posted by soulman View Post
    well thts your weekend gone steve lmoa
    Mate, your sence of humour is even drier than mine.

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    Don't use the 1.2.3 with a new car.

    Clay it, wax it and polish it.

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