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    I tend to use a decent quality wash (turtlewax generally) and used a metallic polish on it the other day, but because where I live is a building site, the car gets covered in shyte within a day and the paintwork is a ****** to keep clean.
    I have heard about these clay kits - but tbh havent a clue how they work and what marks they can remove from the paint.
    Does anyone recommend them, because the polish is leaving streaks everywhere at the moment bedcause of the marks on the paint.

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    Hi matey

    A clay bar removes contaminents from your paint so it may help in this situation.

    I don't know if you're aware but there is a difference between a polish and a wax. A polish obviously helps you to get rid of flaws in the paintwork, and the wax is for the final protective coat to stop other contaminents sticking or adhereing to your paintwork and to aid beading of water etc.

    If you've never clayed your car it is definately worth doing. The simplest clay kit to get is the Meguiars Quik Clay kit from somewhere like Halfords. It has a clay bar, a lubricating spray, and some kits provide a microfibre cloth.

    Basically you wash the car, then clay it following the instructions in the box, then wash it again. For maximum protection you need to then polish the paintwork, then either seal it or apply a glaze, then apply a good wax. Then all you've have to do once a week is wash and dry the car, then once a month apply another coat of wax.

    You should never clay a car more than twice a year. i.e. once before summer and then once before winter. But once you clay you need to apply full protection again.

    This may help you clay confidently - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfEfL...eature=related

    Extra tips - use about a third - half a clay bar and get it hand warm before you start to use it. Also use plenty of the spray as a lubricant.

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    Sounds like you need to book a week off work to do it.

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    Hmmmm..... Already got a week off work - so guess what I'm doing tomorrow!

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    I really recommend attending one of the detailing days that this club's organisers arrange for you. The next is HERE.

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    watched that ebay link - and that sound before, is not a patch on how mine sounds at the moment. What wax do u recommend I apply for the final finish? And what should I apply / buff it off with??

    Andrew

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    My personal favourite make of cleaning products is 'Chemical guys'. I buy it from www.carwashnwax.co.uk

    You should at least get a polish and a wax. For added shine get yourself a sealant or a glaze to apply after the polishing.

    I use -

    Polish - Chemical Guys Final Polish
    Sealant - Chemical guys Jetseal
    Glaze - EZ Creme Glaze
    Wax - 50/50 Wax Paste

    The Pro detailers use Microfibre cloths to buff and applicator pads to apply products, so that's good enough for me.

    Halfords do the full range of Meguiars products if you want to get it all tomorrow.

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    going to get the clay kit and decent wax from Halfrauds now. Or mayb motorworld. Some1 in there owes me a few favours.
    So, a decent wax in a tin?? microfibre cloths....
    anythin else guys?

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    clay, polish, glaze, wax, cloths. That should just about do it.

    Oh, and a few beers to stand back and admire your work with when you're finished.

    Don't forget to charge up the batteries for you camera, as pictures are the law.

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    Cheers - off out now with a shopping list!

    Andrew

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