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Re: Wax Reviews

Post by Jack T » 21 Feb 2014, 04:16

I've been looking at all the different types of wax/polish on the market.
The winner seems to be the collinite 476s or the 915, personally I've never used either of these products but after doing some research into them, they seem to be one of the most popular/best out there
I'll be buying some to try out
Guess what I'll be doing at the weekend hehehe
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Re: Wax Reviews

Post by mr sideways » 21 Feb 2014, 06:07

I get good results from colinite, but you must clay and polish first.
and dont put it on too thick and only leave it on for about 5mins or it is a bitch to get off.
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Re: Wax Reviews

Post by lizzie » 21 Feb 2014, 07:01

I think its one of those things that everyone has used a different wax and most are good reviews.
Also depends on how you prepare the car and how you apply and polish off ie using a polisher or by hand . :-)


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Re: Wax Reviews

Post by M60NJP » 21 Feb 2014, 08:20

mr sideways wrote:....dont put it on too thick and only leave it on for about 5mins or it is a bitch to get off.
Definitely the best advice!! Regardless of brand.

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Re: Wax Reviews

Post by Beancounter » 25 Feb 2014, 18:47

I use sealants now instead of wax. Currently using Wolf's Hard Body which is the first product I have found which gives real bird dropping protection. It also lasts for months. I use Gtechniq trim dressing for the black plastic trim and a tiny amount will give a great finish (and restore faded plastics) for an easy 6 months. I use Zaino tyre dressing which gives a more natural look than Megs and doesn't spray up the side of the car at speed. It needs clean tyres though otherwise it's life is limited to a week or so.

Preparation is the key regardless of which product you use. I used Collinite for years but never looked forward to taking it off because it is very easy to over apply and is then impossible to remove completely without major elbow grease. Chemical Guys 50/50 is the easiest wax I have ever used but it only lasts 6 to 8 weeks.

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Re: Wax Reviews

Post by Lynyrd Skynner » 27 Nov 2014, 20:25

I have been using R222 for the last couple of years and it is superb has a good review , here is my old 7 series after a go with the stuff...

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Re: Wax Reviews

Post by lizzie » 27 Nov 2014, 20:33

That's certainly got a good shine on it


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Re: Wax Reviews

Post by Gav325ci » 31 Mar 2017, 07:07

m44lee wrote:best i've tried so far is the autoglym HD wax
i'll second that, brilliant stuff, last tub I bought was about 40 quid, although it may be cheaper now? Basically go over the whole car with it leave 15 mins and buff off with a microfibre cloth. You can build up layers with it too :thumbup:

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Re: Wax Reviews

Post by M60NJP » 31 Mar 2017, 07:56

Gav325ci wrote:
m44lee wrote:best i've tried so far is the autoglym HD wax
i'll second that, brilliant stuff, last tub I bought was about 40 quid, although it may be cheaper now? :
I agree, but retail still around the £40 mark.

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