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Old 13-04-2013, 19:45   #1 (permalink)
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Tips and advice please

There's bound to be someone out there that can give me some pointers on cleaning my car, I use a pressure washer to loosen stuff first then 2 buckets to clean then rinse again with the washer, finally drying with a microfibre cloth.

I don't polish or wax every time after but I find that some of the paint isn't really smooth, not saying that its rough as sandpaper but not smooth like glass.

So I throw it out there for your tips, cheers peeps
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Has it had a re-spray ?? you mite need to 'mop' your car with this (link below) and some cutting compound and look on youtube how to use it, when the sun's out upload pictures so we can see what it looks like hope this help. BTW if i was you use wash and wax in a bucket of warm water with a sponge all the time. Pressure washing then just rinsing is a waste of time.

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Old 13-04-2013, 21:52   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for your reply, as far as I know it's original paint work, there a few light surface scratches that probably would benefit from a bit of tlc, never been too sure about doing anything to drastic in terms of cutting compound on the paint work. I have some autoglym paint renovator which I used on my old silver seat Ibiza when that got some light scratches but being silver it wasn't so obvious but the zr is ignition blue!

I would upload but for some reason can't get the pics off of my iPhone any ideas there?
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Thinking about it, it did have a bit of rust on it when I got it and the guy got it sorted before I picked it up so has had a bit of paint done near side rear just in front of the arch, if that makes any difference
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Iron x it
Tar remover (tardis is king) the bottom half
Clay bar will get you like glass feel
Then polish (by hand I recommend autofiness tripple)
Then a decent wax
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If your after something more in dept (I can't link from my phone)

Get over to detailing world and ask away lots of tops and you will find you spend a small fortune but your car will thank you for it

As will your misus and kids for the peace and quiet they will get
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Thanks for the replys chaps, been away this week so if I get time today might be able to have a go at trying to polish up some of these rougher areas, will certainly be heading over to detailing world and see what they offer
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