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      07-23-2014, 01:02 PM   #1
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Something after Menzerna Powerlock?

Hi all,
I've been doing lots of reading and did a big detail on the car this spring. Had a question.

For my process I did:

1. wash / clayed
2. Menzerna polish 1500
3. Menzerna polish 4000
4. Menzerna Powerlock all applied with DA drill

Was very happy with the results. I left it at the Powerlock stage. I love the way it looks nice and "wet" and gives a very deep rich color. However, after just a couple washes it loses that wet look. It is still protecting well because water beeds very nicely after even 5-10 washes.

Is there a step I could perform to lock in that wet look longer? Or another product people are liking for a deep wet look that lasts a little longer? Would something like Sonax Polymer Net Shield be good to use after PL?

Thanks,
Andrew

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great choice on products. I religiously use Menzera as well. You might be able to get away with the paint refresh they sell in spray bottle in between washes. Unless you want to add a coat of wax?
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Just wax it every month 1 time, it only takes about 30 min to do so! And you'll be extra protected and shining in between washes.

You would need to do like opti coat or something that has a real "color lock, rich gloss" for longggg periods of time.
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Just wax it every month 1 time, it only takes about 30 min to do so! And you'll be extra protected and shining in between washes.

You would need to do like opti coat or something that has a real "color lock, rich gloss" for longggg periods of time.
+1 I have heard nothing but great things about opti-coat
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Just wax once a month, like EatSleepRace said. Once your dialed in with your gear (DA or by hand) it doesn't take longer than 30 minutes (not including the waiting time for the wax to cure). Plus then you can experiment with different waxes to try and see which makes your paint look the best. Since you've got Menz products and a DA, start with their Color Lock liquid wax. Won't be any bonding issues with that.

But, yeah, if you're looking for put it on and forget it, Opti-coat, Cquartz, Gtechniq, and those types of products all have their supporters. They're hardly user friendly, though, and I'd personally just wax once a month.
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