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I've been busy today stripping all products from the car getting it ready to use my Das6 machine polisher tomorrow should my 3" backing plate turns up in the morning.

I think I've done a decent prep job with what I have.

Jet washed the thick off.
2 bucket wash with AG bodywork shampoo & Meg's lambs wool mitt.
Iron X wheels.
Wooly mammoth drying towel.
Clay bar the whole car
IPA cleaned the grey plastic trim (so the tape sticks)
AG HD cleanser whole car.

Then tomorrow

Iron X whole car.
Jet wash down.
Quick 2 bucket wash.
Wooly mammoth dry.
IPA rub down.
Meg's 205 or P1 Polish with white Hex Logic pads.
IPA wipe down.
Poor boys Black Hole glaze. (hopefully won't be needed)
Collinite 845 Wax, 2 layers.

I'm not missing anything am I? It's been a while since a last had my DA out.

Do I have to dilute the Iron X when covering the car in it?

I want to try and get the car as wet and glossy as I can.


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Prep looks pretty good but no mention of detarring?
Don't dilute Ironx
Tape up plastics and rubbers
No need to do an IPA wipedown, do this after polishing to see your true results.
Collonite is ok, for a more wet look on Milano and if oyu dont want to spend lots on boutique waxes then get some Vics Concours, awesome for the money
 

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Cheers.
I only got the front doors and front end detarred as I knocked the bottle over without realising and then it was empty by the time i noticed.
Looks pretty good to me and feels smooth to the touch, hopefully it's fine.

I've been reading about Vics Concours, it was pretty much a toss up between that and the Collinite. I'll be sure to try it out next time though pal.


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Is it best to IPA before waxing even when you know you have a great finish with the polish.
IPA to remove oil ect left by the polish?


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Is it best to IPA before waxing even when you know you have a great finish with the polish.
IPA to remove oil ect left by the polish?


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Collinite will give you lots or durability but vics will give you a wetter look.
Yes after polishing, ipa wipe to remove oils and any polish residue unseen, this will leave you with perfectly clean paint to apply your wax too.
 

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Excellent ;-)
I'll get some pics up when it's done.


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I believe it was your posts that swayed me to the 845 :) awesome job you do there pal.


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With the weather not the best, I've finally got the job done (paint wise at least).
Second layer of Collinite 845 on this morning.
Quiet pleased with it but not so happy with the Orange peal that my car has.



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Looks pretty good mate. Is that with just Megs#205 and white hex pad?

You should try some Vics Concours its very good.
 

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Cheers.
Yes, used the Meg's 205 and white Hex pad, did the whole car twice then used Poorboys Blackhole with black Hex pad, mainly because I love the smell.
Then 2 layers of 845 with a Black Hex pad.

The Vics Concours is at the top of my shopping list next to a snow foam lance ;-)



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Cheers. It makes a big difference to the dull red it was before I started.

To be honest I've never used a DA to wax with, I read on detailing world that it's best to apply the 845 with DA so it goes on super thin.
I think it did a decent job of it and I'd do it again, not to mention the time it saved.
First layer applied yesterday and allowed to haze for 45 mins, then buffed off.
Left to cure as good as it can is this weather, then a quick light 2 bucket wash this morning followed by a light wooly mammoth pat down before laying on the second coat and again allowed to cure.


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Cheers.
Yes, used the Meg's 205 and white Hex pad, did the whole car twice then used Poorboys Blackhole with black Hex pad, mainly because I love the smell.
Then 2 layers of 845 with a Black Hex pad.

The Vics Concours is at the top of my shopping list next to a snow foam lance ;-)



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Looks good by why did you polish the car twice with 205, how long did it take you to do that?
 

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Yes, did it twice because after the first polish it got all the swirls out but I felt I could get a better finish, and as I had the pads lying around I hit it again.
All in all it took two and a half days, what with the prep work and late start yesterday waiting on my new backing plates arriving in the post.


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