Paint preparation and maintenance advice

Discussion in 'Detailing, Valeting and Car care' started by BRUNBERG, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. 26 Nov 2010 at 12:52 PM #21
    BRUNBERG

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    In a word no, thick coats of wax purely waste product. You ideally want as thin a layer as possible, I apply wax using only my hands, i work the wax in my palms then apply it to the car. To get as thin a coat as possible use a foam applicator pad but mist (not soak) it with a little quick detailer before dipping it into the wax, this makes achieving a thin even layer much easier. IMO MO your flogging a dead horse trying to wax in this weather, a heated garage is needed, i would go for a sealant, its also much quicker and easier to top up during winter as and when its needed

    It's not bad, some megs products are very good, others, imo only sell because of the branding and marketing, i personally use bilberry, it requires a little more work with the brushes than others but is perfectly safe and non corrosive. I'd rather not talk about products in this thread, lets do it via pm, dont want it escalating into product wars. Each detailer has products they favour
     
  2. 26 Nov 2010 at 12:55 PM #22
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    ah so

    no detailing going on here !
    i was just purely curious about microns and such and weather and temps...
     
  3. 27 Nov 2010 at 9:38 AM #23
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    Very helpful write-up, thanks for taking the time:thumbsup:

    I have a small compressor (2HP) that I use in my woodwork shop, I've been using that to blow the water off after washing. If the wax is still beading well, the water just flies off:)
     
  4. 27 Nov 2010 at 6:50 PM #24
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    I would tend to wash again after claying to ensure no residue remains, other than that good right up....
     
  5. 27 Nov 2010 at 7:05 PM #25
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    Absolutely right, how could I miss something so obvious, thanks
     
  6. 28 Nov 2010 at 4:20 PM #26
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    Bruno,

    Great write up, exactly what i was looking for.

    Easy step by step guide

    cheers

    james
     
  7. 28 Nov 2010 at 5:39 PM #27
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    Nice one Bruno !! Can you teach me?:roflmao:
    Hope you're well mate.:thumbsup:
     
  8. 28 Nov 2010 at 6:06 PM #28
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    Shut it Shaun you do it for a living and helped me write it lol
     
  9. 28 Nov 2010 at 6:09 PM #29
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    Sorry big fella! You ok mate?
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  10. 28 Nov 2010 at 9:06 PM #30
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    All good mate ta. Bloody frozen been working on cars all weekend as gave you I'm sure
     
  11. 28 Nov 2010 at 9:11 PM #31
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    Fantastic write up Bruno well done and thanks for sharing your knowledge!
     
  12. 28 Nov 2010 at 9:14 PM #32
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    Cracking write up!!! Have some REP!! :D
     
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    that is a great write up mate will defo help some of the detailing noobs out.

    wish i had as much time as i used to i hardly ever get too spend as much time cleaning my car like i used too.
    your welcome to come do mine for me mate
     
  14. 30 Nov 2010 at 12:11 AM #34
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    Great write up and given my propensity for OCD might well be out all day :rolleyes:
     
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    Brilliant write up!! Very very helpful to a novice like myself!
     
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    Your more than welcome guys, over the upcoming months i will add more info about detailing to give some of you an insight to what is a minefield
     
  17. 27 Dec 2010 at 12:38 PM #37
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    Brilliant write-up, thanks for sharing with us :thumbsup:
     
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    Gonna Bush Up On This Over The Next Few Weeks Thanks For Posting All Info!!!
     
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    something for bed

    fantastic bedtime reading...
    im gonna have an early night.
    Daz
     
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    Well done Daz, was gonna post this to you!;)
     

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