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Old Mar 15th, 2012, 12:45 PM
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The best car polish?

I caught some w*nker pouring beer over my car last weekend I've managed to have it on cctv and they have opted to pay for some polish.

Question is... whats the best or most expensive?

I've heard Muc-Off is pretty good

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or has anyone tried the genuine BMW polish?
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Old Mar 15th, 2012, 03:03 PM
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While I've not tried a whole lot, I'm a huge fan of Zymol.
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Old Mar 15th, 2012, 03:26 PM
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I have trusted Meguiars for years. If the moron is going to pay for it take it to a detailer! Let him pay for detailing the whole car.
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Old Mar 15th, 2012, 10:18 PM
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I am also a fan of Meguiars. But anything with a good Caranuba wax content should have a good shine.
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Old Mar 16th, 2012, 06:26 AM
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Meguiars is pretty awesome. I've recently also come across Mezerna (Not sure of spelling) and the results are really good too. Don't forget to wax after polishing!
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Its not just polish, for a detail you need to potentially Clay, Cleanse, Polish and wax. I use the Auto glym range and use their shampoo / conditioner then treat tar spots with intensive tar remover, custom wheel cleaner on the wheels then when lovely and clean and dry then use the high definition cleanser (really good) then super resin polish and then you could use the High definition wax or the extra gloss protection! If you need to clay the car, do this after the wash and before the cleanse as the cleanse will leave the paintwork super clean (squeeky clean) but won't remove the stuck on deposits, this is where clay is needed but then afterwards use the cleanser to remove everythings thats left including the clay lubricant traces.

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I have seen the clay bars in the shop but have never used one. What is it that it is used for. Do you only use it in isolated areas or the whole car, and how easy is it to use.

Sorry for the barrage of questions there
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Easy to use, but very time consuming. Yes, you could do it over the whole car, but it's typically for lower areas where more debris and whatnot will collect/get kicked up.

The bar is essentially just that, clay, but acts as an extremely fine polishing pad, for lack of a better term. It will remove little bits of tar and other fine particles that are stuck to the paint, as well as remove any other contaminants.

If you were to do the whole car, be prepared to spend the entire day (at least, I would). The procedure is easy enough...spray some solution, rub, and rinse.
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Cheers Railgun. Is it worth the effort, or is a good polish/wax just as effective on the finish.
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Depending on colour... Auto Glym all the way.
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Auto Glym for me as well, dont jst use the super resin polish though get the to also splash out on the high gloss protection polish to.
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Depending on colour... Auto Glym all the way.

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What do you mean depending on the colour. Should this really make a difference? I have the Chili Red with the Black roof. What would you suggest...
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Hey,

Well i used Auto glym super resin polish and then the high gloss, must say i was very very impressed with the result, i also got the vinyl cleaner as halfords were doing a three for two.

All in all i give all those products top marks.

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I'm another autoglym fan, super resin polish and extra gloss protection............always looks good and lasts a while!
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Not a fan of autoglym polish to be honest as I think you get white residue from the product when polished off the car. Maguires, dodo juice, and Swissvax are good, Swissvax do some more reasonable priced products too
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