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      09-21-2007, 04:40 AM   #1
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A good beading



And a very level driveway!
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Cheers - heres what it looked like before the rain.
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Very nice, Paul!

Looking forward to convoying to Ashbourne with yourself & Floyd, I think.

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looks very smooth! I need to get mine like that.
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The paintwork has held up pretty well I reckon - its 2 and a half years old now and I've only waxed it a few times. I did use to wash it using a sponge but soon saw the error of my ways and switched to mitts and the 2 bucket method.
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cool, looks pretty amazing, and i can read too

i thought it was going to be pics of Anal beading
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Mine was impressively beaded this morning, although I had started to wonder about getting some wax on it.

The thing that pissed me off, though, was a huge snail-trail that went up the front, "wandered" around the bonnet, then hid in the grill. Little shit.

Still, better than cat footprints I suppose.

I've been meaning to ask about my wheels - done 8,000 miles now and I'm starting to get stuck-on brake dust "pits". What's the best way of getting them off/keeping them off? I've used auto-glymm wheel wax, but it doesn't seem to last too long.

Why-oh-why-oh-why can't someone come up with an alloy wheel that isn't a PITA to keep looking good?
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Can someone just clarify this 'two bucket' method when washing?
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I tried the 'two buckets' method and kept forgetting to rinse the sponge off in thee second 'dirty' bucket ! oh well !
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Mine was impressively beaded this morning, although I had started to wonder about getting some wax on it.

The thing that pissed me off, though, was a huge snail-trail that went up the front, "wandered" around the bonnet, then hid in the grill. Little shit.

Still, better than cat footprints I suppose.

I've been meaning to ask about my wheels - done 8,000 miles now and I'm starting to get stuck-on brake dust "pits". What's the best way of getting them off/keeping them off? I've used auto-glymm wheel wax, but it doesn't seem to last too long.

Why-oh-why-oh-why can't someone come up with an alloy wheel that isn't a PITA to keep looking good?
I use wheel sealant now - seems to have done a good job on these. The wheels I had before I didn't seal and they are pitted. I also used clay bar on these wheels after washing which picked up some more of the black stuff.

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Can someone just clarify this 'two bucket' method when washing?
One bucket to wash, one bucket to rinse the mitt.

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cool, looks pretty amazing, and i can read too

i thought it was going to be pics of Anal beading
There's always one to lower the tone - It's always Carlos
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Looks great

I polish and waxed my car yesterday too. Tryed Meguiars nxt tech wax for the first time and loved it

What wax did you use?
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I use this stuff :-
http://harlywax.com/HarlyWax/
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There's always one to lower the tone - It's always Carlos
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Can someone just clarify this 'two bucket' method when washing?
There's a good 'how to' piece at http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acatalog/guides.html
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I use this stuff :-
http://harlywax.com/HarlyWax/
I had to read that link at least three times - thought it read "hairywax"
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Thanks for that. There are a lot of good tips on that site.
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Looks great

I polish and waxed my car yesterday too. Tryed Meguiars nxt tech wax for the first time and loved it

What wax did you use?

I use this as well. Easy to apply and gives a sleek and shiny finish. I also have impressive beading.
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Looks great

I polish and waxed my car yesterday too. Tryed Meguiars nxt tech wax for the first time and loved it

What wax did you use?
It seems to last a lot longer than the Autoglym SRP with the Extra Gloss Protection.

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I've alway's liked Autoglym SRP, I have a load in the garage. Do people still rate it?

I guess it doesn't last as long as a real Wax?
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