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Old 9th June 2018, 11:30 AM   #1
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Just had my Titan Silver resprayed, i know this will have been asked multiple, multiple times before but so much contradicting advice and old information.

Bodyshop have said it's fine to wax/glaze/seal straight away - what would be best to get a nice glossy wet looking finish?

I'm a big Auto Finesse fan so if anyone has any experience it would be appreciated.

I've used Dodo Juice Purple Haze on a lot of previous cars which is a nice wax but predominately aimed at dark cars.
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Old 9th June 2018, 11:58 AM   #2
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Also interested in this. Currently use autoglym and a nano 3M sealant which seems to work well but would like a deeper wet look.
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Old 9th June 2018, 02:33 PM   #3
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What advice are you looking for? Too soon to apply wax or sealants?
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Old 9th June 2018, 04:36 PM   #4
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Which products people would recommend
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http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acata...-kit-cat1.html
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If you like the Dodo products, mine's TS and I've been using Light Fantastic for some time now, with good results. LSP is a personal thing and no doubt you'll get a lot of suggestions, and generally few will be bad ones here, it often comes down to how much time and spend you want to put into this aspect.

I just managed to get my first post winter claying in last week, then first wax coat, and as we got a clear MOT this week
....another coat went on yesterday (after a wash of course) and in the pink and blue sunset last night, looked lovely. If time permits I might go for some Red Mist on top to increase the wet look further.
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Old 10th June 2018, 03:51 PM   #7
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Im no expert but my last m3 was titan silver gteat colour, i got the front end and a door sprayed im sure the paint shop said leave it a week.or two before waxing. Think it was to let the paint properly harden????
As for wax i alwYs use poor boys wax and sealant akways comes up nice.
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If it's been freshly done I would look into getting the whole car ceramic coated may cost you a few hundred pounds but will offer the best protection and will also be a lot easier to maintain.
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Old 13th June 2018, 07:13 AM   #9
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I've been in the detailing arena for quite a while and even if a spray bake booth has been used I'd advise a minimum of two weeks before applying any protection.
Not too much an issue with water based paints.

Even fresh paint can has swirl marks, buffer trails etc so I wouldn't be applying any protection before polishing those out.

Claying the paint is good practice at this stage as over spray is present, but claying will marr the paint so polish/correction is necessary.
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