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      04-22-2012, 06:37 AM   #1
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Car buffing kit recommendations

Does anyone have a recommendation for a buffing kit to get that extra shine from the Sunday wash?

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      04-22-2012, 07:36 AM   #2
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What do you use to watch the car now, even how?
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I wash with Autoglym or BMW or Mequirs car wash and then use Mequirs gold wax. I use a Mequirs hand applicator and buffer. When I am in a hurry I wash and then use turtle wash and wax, no buffing, just dry it off.
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Assuming the paint work is not bad try this.

http://www.waxattack.co.uk/?page_id=1128

Two coats then your wax of choice.

The secret is in the preparation though.

I would
rinse
pressure wash with APC
rinse
snow foam
rinse
remove decontamination (iron and tar) - try TRIX
rinse and or snow foam again
clay
rinse
polish
cleanse with IPA
wax glaze - 2 coats
use a sealant C1+ and C1.5 (two coats of the later)
wax - 2 coats.
seal alloys

Interior and glass - yet more work.

Two or three days later a gleaming car just needing a wash or a snow foam when dirty for 6 months.
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So do you wax your car every Sunday then?

If done properly it would only really need done twice a year.
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      04-22-2012, 05:15 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fulcrum
Assuming the paint work is not bad try this.

http://www.waxattack.co.uk/?page_id=1128

Two coats then your wax of choice.

The secret is in the preparation though.

I would
rinse
pressure wash with APC
rinse
snow foam
rinse
remove decontamination (iron and tar) - try TRIX
rinse and or snow foam again
clay
rinse
polish
cleanse with IPA
wax glaze - 2 coats
use a sealant C1+ and C1.5 (two coats of the later)
wax - 2 coats.
seal alloys

Interior and glass - yet more work.

Two or three days later a gleaming car just needing a wash or a snow foam when dirty for 6 months.
There's no need to apply wax after C1.5, the wax is adding no benefit.
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      04-23-2012, 05:12 AM   #7
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There's no need to apply wax after C1.5, the wax is adding no benefit.
Indeed there is no need but I like to. Partly because I think it looks better but really because I enjoy doing it.
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      04-23-2012, 05:42 AM   #8
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Certainly avoid an electric buffer like this from Halfords

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...egoryId_165640

No quicker on a car than a decent buffing cloth.
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      04-23-2012, 07:31 AM   #9
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A good coat of wax a couple of times a year and then use some detailer spray when drying off, keeps a nice "zing" to the paintwork looks. I am using FinishKare 425 at the moment but even Megs Last Touch is an excellent option.
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