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Discussion in 'Car Care and Detailing' started by Jimbobcook, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. bruceR

    bruceR Active Member

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    I’m one for CarPro PERL, it does what it says on the bottle and much more - your hard pushed to better it for the price


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    Update on AG Aqua Wax. Unless you dry that car quicker than humanly possible, it will look worse than when you began! :redcard:
     
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  3. ChrisM75

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    Never been a fan of Autoglym products. Most just dont seem very effective, or durable. Even the much praised SRP is to me like oily talcum powder.
     
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  4. bgb

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    All my AG stuff was free so I’m working my way through it!

    The shampoo and conditioner is good for a wash after snow foam, and I replaced the SRP with Auto Finesse tripple Polish which is well worth the price!
     
  5. Legojon

    Legojon I only wanted a remap
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    Just picked my rental car (Hyundai i10 woo!) from Enterprise. They explained to me twice how they'd have to charge me if I scratched it. I'm hoping they spot something when I take it back so I can ask about their two bucket method... to give their detailer credit, he's not missed a single panel of this 67 plate car!!

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  6. Legojon

    Legojon I only wanted a remap
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    [​IMG]Taught my little autistic buddy how to properly wash a car... using a litre of Autofinesse snow foam (don't ask). Megs nxt. Triple polish. 2 coats of kiwami wax. Autoglym foam wheel cleaner. Autoglym trim gel.
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  7. Deano j1971

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    Maybe @Legojon @Jimbobcook @Sharpy can help me on this one.The St is booked in the garage on Thursday to have a bbk installed. Now I want to protect the brembo 8 pots before they go on the car. I have some Gtechnic C5 wheel armour, do you think that it will damage the brembo decal in anyway as I put these on myself about a month ago.[​IMG]

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  8. Legojon

    Legojon I only wanted a remap
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    I wouldn't have thought so... their handling sheet is a bit scary... but generally as long as it doesn't eat after midnight or get wet. Personally, I'd get an old / cheap decal I didn't want and try a little bit on that first. I assume the decals you applied you didn't varnish or clear coat?
    https://gtechniq.com/ckfinder/userfiles/files/C5 MSDS.pdf
     
  9. Sharpy

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    Ive used a few products on my calipers with cheap eBay special decals on and ive had no issues, I doubt there will be any risk to them being damaged by putting a sealant on.
     
  10. Oliver Pawley

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    Starting to do alot of motorway driving, is there product which could help to reduce the amount of chips I get? I know it probably won't be cheap but the amount of chips I'm getting isn't fun

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  11. Jimbobcook

    Jimbobcook MK2 Cupra R Stock+
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    What about a clear wrap?
     
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  12. Oliver Pawley

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    That could work, think a front bumper and bonnet would be past my skill set but is definitely an option

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  13. ChrisM75

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    Yeah just clear wrap really, no detailing product will stop chips.
     
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  14. Jimbobcook

    Jimbobcook MK2 Cupra R Stock+
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    Also I've never had a wrap so not sure you'd keep the shine through it... So would you have to do the whole car or would it make the wrapped bits a little less shiny lol
     
  15. Oliver Pawley

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    How would this affect the look of the car? Obviously it's clear but would it affect gloss e.g.

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  16. Oliver Pawley

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    You beat me to it haha

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  17. ChrisM75

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    Wrap can be glossy, there is specific detailing product for it if a standard one deont give you the look you want.
     
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  18. Oliver Pawley

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    Ceramic quoting maybe?

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  19. ChrisM75

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    Ceramic wont do anything to prevent chips, at best they are slightly better than waxes at preventing swirls. There are ceramic coatings for wraps that help with gloss, but they arent as durable as the ceramics you put on the paint.

    There are some temporary spray on coatings you can use, but they are really only for 1 trip, designed to protect a show car on route to a show.
     
  20. Sharpy

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    This arrived today, it’s been a while since I bought anything new, looking forward to giving it a go. It gets good reviews.

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