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    Default Do I need to polish it again....

    ...if I've just done it recently?

    What I mean is that I washed and polished the car last week, with the intention of then sealing and waxing it the same day - giving it it's winter detail. Didn't happen as it started to rain just as I'd finished buffing the polish off.

    It's a beautiful day today so I was going to finish it all off. Should I wash and polish it again before doing the seal and wax?, or do I just need to wash, seal and wax? I was thinking the latter as the polish has already done it's job, and pointless to do it again, but just wanted to see what those more in the know think.

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    Duncan you should wash it first, but it is not neccasary to polish it again just put the sealent on then the wax. that should be good protection for a month or two.
    PS what make of sealent and wax are you going to use?

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    Yep, that's what I thought Ed. Cheers.

    Using Megs #21 sealant and Collinite 476s wax.

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    You will put some good protection on your motor with those products.I would keep the wax in the warm if you can it will go on better.

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    Yup. Don't worry - it's been sat in the airing cupboard for a few days now! It goes on sooooo much more easily when warm.

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    I always though polish was water soluble hence the need for a sealant/wax.

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    id wash it and polish it again duncan then seal it as this will give best protection,has it been clayed recently? also id think that the colinite 915 would be better on yourcar as its the one recommended for darker cars

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    Hey Duncan can i bring mine over for a quick polish

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    Quote Originally Posted by rushy View Post
    I always though polish was water soluble hence the need for a sealant/wax.
    Quote Originally Posted by vectrapogo View Post
    id wash it and polish it again duncan then seal it as this will give best protection,
    Oh well, I've sealed it today. It's only been a a few days since it was polished, so I'm sure it wouldn't have lost it's effect in that short time.
    Quote Originally Posted by vectrapogo View Post
    has it been clayed recently?
    Yeah, not too long ago. I checked it over and I didn't think it needed done again yet.
    Quote Originally Posted by vectrapogo View Post
    also id think that the colinite 915 would be better on yourcar as its the one recommended for darker cars
    Yeah, I wouldn't mind trying that at some point, I thought I may as well use up the 476s I've got left here - seems to give good results, so if the 915 gave even better then I wouldn't complain.

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    Suppose its what you've used the polish for. If its just to remove some small swirls then I wouldnt have thought it would make any difference but if your wanting to enrich the paint with the oils that are in your polish for a wetter deeper shine then re polishing is /was the way to go, as its the polishing stage that gives the shine and wax / sealant just to protect. THB though, do you think you could really tell the difference, I know I couldn't lol.

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