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      05-20-2013, 12:52 PM   #1
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Best Valet Routine for Space Grey?

Coming from years of phantom black audi paints... and dark blues... I now have my first space grey BMW and love it... can I stick with black fire/chemical guy's/swissvax routine or should I go different? Any thoughts/recommendations appreciated.
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      05-20-2013, 01:03 PM   #2
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Its all down to personal choice really. Try and see which finish u like best
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Colour means nothing in my opinion.

Exact same as before.

The same question gets asked loads on DW and the experts say the very same thing.

Products like Poorboys black hole work as well on light cars as dark. However people assume that it doesn't.
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It's all in the prep, the LSP (last step product) protects the finish rather than creates it so stick to what works for you.
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Ok I'm going to stick with it... just my luck though. Day off and it looks like it is going to rain!
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have a read of this

http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acata...rotection.html

I think it gives good info on different colour choices
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I would click the thanks button but there is none! So thanks for this post.

At the moment my routine is pretty basic:

- Dodo Juice Born to be Mild Wash with Lambs wool mitt
- Dodo Juice Lime Prime Lite (every 3-6 months)
- Poor Boy's Black Hole Show Glaze or sometimes Black Fire
- Chemical Guy's M Seal (with Megs DA 220)
- Swissvax Wax (hand)

Under bonnet: Aerospace 303
Internal plastics and leathers: Meg's Ultimate Interior Trim Detailer / PB's Leather Stuff

It works but I have a feeling it can be improved. It looks really good but it has potential! When I had my black audi it would turn heads and it was no Turtle Wax Black Box job either... it looked miles better than that.. grey has always been a difficult colour for me... I once had a gun metal grey Polo and I never could get it perfect... will keep on researching.
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