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    I currently use Autoglym Bodywork shampoo conditioner, followed by super resin polish and finally Extra Gloss protection. I'm new to detailing so am wondering what I should do to add to what I've got. Should I be using a wax of some sort - and if so, at what point would I do it?

    I'm not overly keen on replacing what I have - I've read lots of good things about Meguiars 123 - but will if people who know more than me think it's best!!!

    Any thoughts welcome....

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    If i were you (and if you want to do things properly) get yourself a Porter Cable polisher and a few polishing pads.
    Does the job right and takes most of the hard work out of it all !


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    Other side of the coin here...

    The AG stuff is actually very good, especially in terms of value for money. The SRP is a cleaner and filler, so will help with any fine marks on your paintwork. The EGP is a sealant, which if applied properly can last up to 6 months.

    Some people say use either a sealant OR a wax, some say use sealant THEN wax. I would suggest dropping Auto-Brite (an Approved Trader on here) a PM and see what he recommends. I've just bought some wax from him, only about £10 but if the rest of the 3D range is anything to go by it will be excellent.

    Personally, I'd leave buying a machine polisher until you know you're going to be serious about detailing - its a big expense and potentially damaging to the paintwork if you don't know how to use it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by fil 4822 View Post
    If i were you (and if you want to do things properly) get yourself a Porter Cable polisher and a few polishing pads.
    Does the job right and takes most of the hard work out of it all !
    And cost eleventy six billion pounds

    This doesn't:

    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...t%3EPOLISH.htm

    And works fine. Or, at least, it does for me. I'm a casual polisher though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matty H View Post
    And cost eleventy six billion pounds

    This doesn't:

    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...t%3EPOLISH.htm

    And works fine. Or, at least, it does for me. I'm a casual polisher though
    Thanks for the replies fellas.

    Is this polisher going to help the whole process or just buff the polish once applied? And if the latter, how much better is it than simple elbow grease?

    Not sure about going down the more expensive detailing route. Maybe one day when funds (and SWMBO) allow.

    Will Meguiars NXT Tech Wax be any good on top of the Extra Gloss Protection? I've read good stuff about it.

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    It's for buffing up after applying the wax or polish or whatever you smeared on.

    I'm not convinced it is a better end result. No worse, but the advantage is your arm doesn't feel like it's been run over by a truck afterward.

    Can't answer your question about Megs as I'm just about to branch out into the wonderful world of Megs myself

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    Putting on is the hard bit. Taking off is easy unless you put too much product on. A re-buff with a quick detailing spray a few hours later is always a good idea.

    I don't know what products you have already but I assume you use the 2 bucket method, no sponges or chamois leathers. Do you use snow foam?

    I would invest in some mild clay so you can get the paintwork free from contaminents and tar etc. Once you have used the AG products up then I would get some wax.

    Some good guides on here www.polishedbliss.co.uk

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    I've taken the plunge and got some clay, as well as some Megs NXT wax. I also purchased a microfibre mitt, some microfibre cloths and a Megs waffle weave towel. Thank goodness for Halfords 3 for 2!!!

    Detailing bug got me? Hell no

    Onto the main questions.

    Following washing (2 bucket methods, naturally) and claying, do I need to re-wash it? Then, after I've used the AG Super Resin Polish, should I use the AG Extra Gloss Protection THEN NXT wax or wax the Extra Gloss Protection? And should I just use one coat of the wax or will 2 make a worthwhile difference?

    Sorry for all the questions. And thanks in advance for the answers!!

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    Make sure you use lube and follow clay instructions and if you drop it then bin in. Keep it warm on these cold days.

    Yes re-wash afterwards. I find the SRP tends to hide inperfections so it is good if you don't have a machine polisher. Remember less is more and work it in well and avoid getting it on the rubber.

    I would then use the EGP then wax or a couple of layers of EGP. Keep it topped up.

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