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Old 30 March 2014, 09:26 AM
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Hi all,

My car will be back home soon after a full re-spray (not sure if it makes any difference, but its a dark metallic) and re-laquer of the carbon boot and bonnet. I want to keep the paint looking as fresh as possible now and protect the carbon to avoid the 'milky' look again.
I've had a look around but the shear array of makes and products is baffling, especially some silly names that mean nothing to me!!
What I'd like are some recommendations of products which are fairly simple to use (I don't have a rotary polisher) and give great results, including a waterless polish for a quick sine upon arrival at shows. Also, an idea for an order of use from start to finish with any tips.
Sorry for such a big ask, but thanks in advance!!
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Old 30 March 2014, 09:40 AM
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No such thing as a waterless wash that won't damage your paint.
If you've just spent a small fortune in the paint booth have you though about having it sealed and waxed professionally. Dependant on the wax user and maintenance it can last up to a year. Otherwise its preference really. I still love Petes 53 for a wax. Wheels I'm using chemical guys wheels guard. It's the wash that helps protects most and I'd put some thought into what you use for the snow foam, wash, mitt and drying it as all can damage laquer on paint and carbon.

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Old 30 March 2014, 09:53 AM
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thanks birchy, tbh I hadn't thought of getting it waxed professionaly, will look into that. I've never used snow foam and always thought that the 'wash' part was the least important. How naive I am!!
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Old 30 March 2014, 10:42 AM
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Indeed mate. The wash is the most important as it's where the contact is with the paint that causes damage. A good wax will help keep it clean and means less work to keep it looking top notch.

If you get into it quite a bit the basic steps are a good foaming prewash with snow foam which is left to dwell off. Treat any tar or bug remains which removes with something like a specialist product or such as obitarate or citrus cleaner before jet washing down. Wash using two bucket method with a good cleaning mitt preferably lambs wool or similar followed by pat dry with a drying down after.

It gets very expensive very quickly though. A proper guide and a good forum have a read if this.

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=27
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Old 30 March 2014, 10:49 AM
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Speak to your painter and find out how long you should leave your paint before waxing too. You have to leave fresh paint around 6 weeks to fully harden before waxing so the paint can still 'breathe'.
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Old 30 March 2014, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Willowsdad View Post
Speak to your painter and find out how long you should leave your paint before waxing too. You have to leave fresh paint around 6 weeks to fully harden before waxing so the paint can still 'breathe'.
Never knew that!! I'll check it out as hes coming over this week to hot mop, or something.
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Old 30 March 2014, 12:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Willowsdad View Post
Speak to your painter and find out how long you should leave your paint before waxing too. You have to leave fresh paint around 6 weeks to fully harden before waxing so the paint can still 'breathe'.
+1,THATS CORRECT.SJ.
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Old 30 March 2014, 01:38 PM
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Thanks guys, I'll speak to him this week 👍
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take a look at this as this was a waterless product which has taken the company many years to produce and is amazing stuff..

https://www.scoobynet.com/scoobynet-...-wash-1-a.html
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Wash it rite and protect it and it will always look good.
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