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Steve
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28th Mar 07 at 17:10   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

thats what im trying to contemplate, i mean polishing the headlight lenses. ok it looks nice there but give it a week and theyl be chipped to buggery again
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How is that then? My astra is ten years old and i dont have one stone chip on them. Car is probably going to be used as a weekend toy anyway.
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28th Mar 07 at 17:31   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

you will have very slight stone chips, by stone chips i dont mean what your thinking liek a chip in the paint, a stone chip on a light wont be noticable but after a while the lens goes a fraction misty, its loads of tiny tiny chips
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28th Mar 07 at 17:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I've read a couple of people in here polishing their cars once a week etc.

Why?

You should only have to polish it once every few months if that and keep a nice coat of wax on top.
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quote:
Originally posted by John
I've read a couple of people in here polishing their cars once a week etc.

Why?

You should only have to polish it once every few months if that and keep a nice coat of wax on top.

Wash mines everyday which includes wash, chamois, windows done, wheel slick plastics dressed and polish and a coat of carnuba wax once a week. Being a valeter i have easy access to everything though and just do it during work.
But i cant stand havin a dirty car, i just about commited suicide during winter

[Edited on 28-03-2007 by wilson_sri]
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I wax my car once a week when the weather ok... not because it needs it because I enjoy it. Fair play to this guy! Its his hobby and he's obviously enjoys it, So why not.
Steve
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28th Mar 07 at 17:54   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

expensive hobby
mwg
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28th Mar 07 at 17:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I thought you were only meant to do like what John said. Polish, clay bar once or twice a year. Rest of the time just wax it.
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28th Mar 07 at 18:16   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Depends on what wax/polish you use, some last longer than others.

I often polish my car but only wax it twice a year with carnuba wax. Never really done the car any harm.

[Edited on 28-03-2007 by X 60RSA]
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28th Mar 07 at 18:18   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

it wont have been neat carnauba wax, wouldve been like 2% carnauba or something
simonp
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Originally posted by whitter45

Although it does defeat the object when its brand new


On the contrary, the process he has chosen, makes every sense on doing it to a new car.

He has gone a bit too far IMHO, but it's excellent work.

You need to understand the processes and how factory paint looks to understand why the chap did it.

He's basically taking the paint to the next level, not 'cleaning a clean car' as some seem to think on here. Factory paint can be brought up so much better. A lot of the time, a dealer will clear the protective deliver gel/lacquer and then attack it with a mop. This will leave marring, swirls and can actually be more harm than good. Factory paint will also have microscopic orange peal in it, haze and all sorts of imperfections.

The high end Zymol stuff is expensive, but it's got a lifetime refill on it. Since it only tends to get purchased by top end detailers who charge an arm and a leg for a full detail, they get through the stuff, so it's a wise investment for them.

It could be seen as being sad, but each to their own. No different really than someone wanting to plough 30,000 into a 1.2 Corsa.
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2nd Apr 07 at 01:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

More views than guess the car game!
crazycorsa19
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i think it could do with a clean tbh!!
MarkM
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I wonder if its still clean?
SHARPY
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shitty uk weather un-does most of that hard workanyways ... im a bucket - sponge - turtle wax polish bloke me
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I wash my car about every 4-6 months if even then. LOL. if it don't light up or have to be looked through I don't reallly care!! I run too many gravel roads to care anyways!!

I don't even "get" guys who wash their cars once a week!! I figure a "clean car is a car that's not driven".

But as a few have said, some would laugh at people who spend thousands on a hundred dollar/pound car so......
CorsAsh
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7th Apr 07 at 00:05   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Still ing at that pic
Colin
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Fuck that, day 1-4 for me would involve rumping it up & down the best of the local A-roads.................then maybe a soap down & rinse a week or so later
Whittie
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Jesus christ, how many views
Damian_666
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i found this on the punto mk2 forum. wotta joke! personally the only time you would ever wash a car like that is when your to put in storage!
Ian
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15th Apr 07 at 06:04   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Still a lot of people viewing this, if you are visiting from another board please register and let me know where you came from.


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28th Apr 07 at 07:37   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

awsome cleaning effort!!

i use zymol stuff its amazing! but id never go that far, unless i bought a vxr like! good job
ChrisBoom
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Jesus, theres been a fair few views on this.
Ian
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There are still a lot of guest viewings most days, I assume its linked from all over the place.


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28th Aug 07 at 00:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

A lady friend of mine has purchased a new VXR in power red and I now understand why the chap who owns the blue one in this thread has the horn over it.

What a spectacular little car. I really like it.

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