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Old 16-06-11, 12:07 AM   #1
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Default Which wax works well?

and other such alliteration..

having got nose to nose with the fairing recently i've become a bit anal about all the tiny scratches on my plastic..

Any recomendatations on what's best to polish it out or colour it in with...


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Old 16-06-11, 06:33 AM   #2
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Default Re: Which wax works well?

The only way to remove scratches and swirls is by random orbital polisher tbh, if you use tcut it will just leave finer scratches.

Avoid silicone based waxes, carnuba wax is best IMO, zymol do cheaper ones as opposed to their 8k one starting from about 40 but will last years as it is only used in very small amounts.

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Old 16-06-11, 07:26 AM   #3
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Poorboys SSR-2.5 is awesome for scratches and swirls.

What colour is your bike? If its darker you can also use Poorboys Black Hole show glaze.
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Poorboys SSR-2.5 is awesome for scratches and swirls.

What colour is your bike? If its darker you can also use Poorboys Black Hole show glaze.
I use both of these and finish with a carnuba wax.
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Old 16-06-11, 07:45 AM   #5
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Yeah I use Nattys Paste (smells brilliant) and Chemical guys Jetseal 109 sealer.
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Old 16-06-11, 07:52 AM   #6
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No nothing about wax, I'm just subscribing to the thread because I have a new car and want to protect it with a good wax sometime soon.
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Old 16-06-11, 11:07 AM   #7
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I use Poorboys blackhole on my dark car which is pretty decent at hiding small nicks:

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/glazes.../prod_494.html

Only a proper polish will get rid of scratches, or if they are deep then a respray. As for wax I use FPK1000 or Collinite 476S, really durable stuff. I use this on my wheels and lower body panels.

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wax/co.../prod_207.html

On top I use dodo juice, any flavour will do but my favourite is Hard Candy

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wax/do.../prod_401.html


Here is my beemer after a good polish and wax with said products:



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Old 16-06-11, 02:44 PM   #8
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I use Autoglym super resin polish after a wash and dry.
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NICE MOTOR!

autoglym super resin every time for me. Got a bucket of other stuff in the garage but going from spending 14 hours a weekend (i kid you not) polishing cars i really cant be arsed anymore. it does everything i need.
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I used to use autoglym myself and it's ok but it's old hat now tbh they have all moved on now.
That zymol stuff is unbelievable, makes cleaning the vehicle after a breeze.
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