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    Is it worthwhile claying a Star Silver motor. What I mean is is it worth doing a silver car as the shine/effort doe's not show up as good as dark colours as per the recent post on detailing pictures today.

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    I have got a silver motor and I have clayed and given mine the "full works" and it looks very good. In fact my motor won the Judges Prize in one of the club competions that Vectra-c organised at the PVS this year. I must admit a nicely detailed black motor will stand out far more than a nicely detailed silver motor. But Yes do give your motor a good detailing, it will be worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed taylor View Post
    I have got a silver motor and I have clayed and given mine the "full works" and it looks very good. In fact my motor won the Judges Prize in one of the club competions that Vectra-c organised at the PVS this year. I must admit a nicely detailed black motor will stand out far more than a nicely detailed silver motor. But Yes do give your motor a good detailing, it will be worth it.
    Thanks ed I will try it when the summer comes in !!!!!

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    I did my star silver Veccy and could not believe the finish and shine i got,well worth the effort m8............

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    as above mate well worth it then get some good sealant then a collinite wax .dont let people say you cannot shine silver cars

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    Beautiful shine there Johnny, very impressed.

    Oh, and i hope Lofty doesn't see those pics, he'd be in his element with all those cables!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyg View Post
    as above mate well worth it then get some good sealant then a collinite wax .dont let people say you cannot shine silver cars
    What a shine. If thats what claying doe's then I'm off to buy some this week end. Just need to read up on how to do it, in the how to do it section.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenboy View Post
    I did my star silver Veccy and could not believe the finish and shine i got,well worth the effort m8............
    Thanks Glenboy I will try it after seeing how good it was on Johnny's motor.

    I will post some before and after pictures when I get the chance to do it.

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    Just completed my first claying, time taken to wash and rinse 15mins, time taken to clay 11/2 hrs as the finsh was not all that bad in the first place. Easy to tell when all the grit and the s*~^t have been removed as the clay floats over the suface when clear. Time to apply polish 1hr more of a liquid wax wash than a hard polish, then 1/2 hr to buff up. Result; mirror like surface, well pleased, did it in the drive way and lots of people stopped to enquire why was I rubbing a brick over the paintwork. Surprised how little clay used, daughter now on scrounge for left-overs for her 206.

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