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well when i get round to washing the car it usually goes something like this:

rinse
AG shampoo wash
rinse
dry with shamy
turtle wax metalic paint wax applied with applicater pad
wiped off with a clean cotton towel
then i put tyre dressing on the tyres

looks nice and shiney but when it catches the sun u can faintly see streaks and swirls where i have wiped off the wax :(

how can i stop it from doing this?
 

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shouldnt really apply wax to car in direct sunlight.
i had this problem, i used quick detailer and a microfibre cloth to gte rid of the wax marks
 

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shouldnt really apply wax to car in direct sunlight.
i had this problem, i used quick detailer and a microfibre cloth to gte rid of the wax marks
cheers mr shafz, i did do it in the shade though :(

i think im going to go on a meguiars shopping spree when i get some money.

going to get microfiber wash mit, towels, gold class shampoo, clay kit, and all the other stuff they recomended me on megs FX :D
 

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rinse
AG shampoo wash
rinse
dry with shamy
turtle wax metalic paint wax applied with applicater pad
wiped off with a clean cotton towel
then i put tyre dressing on the tyres

To start off with i would ditch the chamois. You are doing youself no favours there! Replace it with something like this:

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/washing-and-drying/huge-38-x-28-microfibre-drying-towel/prod_154.html

Turtle wax IMO is crap and you could spend the money on something better like this:

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wax/poorboys-nattys-paste-wax-blue/prod_11.html
Or
http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wax/collinite-no-476s-super-doublecoat-auto-wax/prod_207.html

Clean cotton towel? God knows what you mean but i would imagine that its not helping either. You really should be using a microfibre for this.

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/microfibre-cloths/cat_5.html

As for your streaky finish it sounds like you are putting too much on which makes it harder to come off! A little goes a long way when cleaning a car!

If you put the time in on cleaning and polishing then the wax will enhance your results and help protect what you have achieved! Ideally you need to clean you car with the two bucket method and a good wash mitt dry it with a a good drying towel before starting the rest!

I would also advise you to polish it before you wax. And clay before you polish. You mentioned megs, IMO you can get far better stuff for your money than megs stuff have a route around here: http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/ They have a forum full of top advice and Tim is a great help!

:)
 

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thanks Aaron! thats great advice cheers :)
 

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one soapy bucket and one clean water bucket to clean the sponge before ya soap it up again! lol
 

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What is the "Two-Bucket Method"
Again, millions of people use a single bucket of car wash solution to wash their car, but if you read the threads on this site you will find most members wash their cars using the "Two-Bucket Method" - whats that?

As suggested by the name, the two bucket method uses two buckets, not one. In thie first bucket, you have your car wash solution as normal. In the second bucket you have clean fresh water. First off you soak your mitt in the wash solution and begin washing the car (as described below). Then, before dunking the wash mitt back into the wash solution, you rinse it out in the second bucket of fresh water - this rinses out the dirt and grit particles from this mitt so that they cannot come into contact with your paint, reducing the number of swirls inflicted.

:)
 

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when i first startefd using the two bucket method i couldn't believe how much crap comes off in the bucket full of water, and to think that was just basically going back onto my car when i wash it normally.
 

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when i first startefd using the two bucket method i couldn't believe how much crap comes off in the bucket full of water, and to think that was just basically going back onto my car when i wash it normally.
It is amazing how much crap is left in the rinse bucket! It really does make you think if you were washing using one bucket!

:)
 

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What is the "Two-Bucket Method"
Again, millions of people use a single bucket of car wash solution to wash their car, but if you read the threads on this site you will find most members wash their cars using the "Two-Bucket Method" - whats that?

As suggested by the name, the two bucket method uses two buckets, not one. In thie first bucket, you have your car wash solution as normal. In the second bucket you have clean fresh water. First off you soak your mitt in the wash solution and begin washing the car (as described below). Then, before dunking the wash mitt back into the wash solution, you rinse it out in the second bucket of fresh water - this rinses out the dirt and grit particles from this mitt so that they cannot come into contact with your paint, reducing the number of swirls inflicted.

:)

lol i just read that off the cleanyourcar site you posted about! :D
its great
 

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What is the "Two-Bucket Method"
Again, millions of people use a single bucket of car wash solution to wash their car, but if you read the threads on this site you will find most members wash their cars using the "Two-Bucket Method" - whats that?

As suggested by the name, the two bucket method uses two buckets, not one. In thie first bucket, you have your car wash solution as normal. In the second bucket you have clean fresh water. First off you soak your mitt in the wash solution and begin washing the car (as described below). Then, before dunking the wash mitt back into the wash solution, you rinse it out in the second bucket of fresh water - this rinses out the dirt and grit particles from this mitt so that they cannot come into contact with your paint, reducing the number of swirls inflicted.

:)
thanks for posting that mate:)
 

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To start off with i would ditch the chamois. You are doing youself no favours there! Replace it with something like this:

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/washing-and-drying/huge-38-x-28-microfibre-drying-towel/prod_154.html

Turtle wax IMO is crap and you could spend the money on something better like this:

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wax/poorboys-nattys-paste-wax-blue/prod_11.html
Or
http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wax/collinite-no-476s-super-doublecoat-auto-wax/prod_207.html

Clean cotton towel? God knows what you mean but i would imagine that its not helping either. You really should be using a microfibre for this.

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/microfibre-cloths/cat_5.html

As for your streaky finish it sounds like you are putting too much on which makes it harder to come off! A little goes a long way when cleaning a car!

If you put the time in on cleaning and polishing then the wax will enhance your results and help protect what you have achieved! Ideally you need to clean you car with the two bucket method and a good wash mitt dry it with a a good drying towel before starting the rest!

I would also advise you to polish it before you wax. And clay before you polish. You mentioned megs, IMO you can get far better stuff for your money than megs stuff have a route around here: http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/ They have a forum full of top advice and Tim is a great help!

:)
this man has taste and knows whats hes doing, i couldnt of said it any better
 

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lol i just read that off the cleanyourcar site you posted about! :D
its great
It is a great site!

thanks for posting that mate:)
No problemo!

this man has taste and knows whats hes doing, i couldnt of said it any better
Cheers mate! :)

Shame he never cleans his car like that though ;)
Shut up you! :chair:

Can you come round and clean mine please Aaron?
Anytime Nick, when i get my polishing stuff I will happily give your car a clean!

:)
 

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Is there a way to get rid of swirl marks other than having a respray done? I might start to use the two bucket method tomoz too if its a nice day.
 
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