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ok so after i wash and dry my car do i need to wax and polish, or just one or the other?:palm: if so which do i use first? also are these products good?(google them/amazon them if you need to read up on them)I have a 2002 Silver Corsa C 1.2 SXi.:thumbs_up:

Polish- Turtle Wax Colour Magic Silver Polish
Wax - Turtle Wax Original Car Wax Liquid

also would a microfibre cloth be suitable for both polishing AND waxing or would you use a shammy? obviously i would use different clothes. thanks
 

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ok so after i wash and dry my car do i need to wax and polish, or just one or the other?:palm: if so which do i use first? also are these products good?(google them/amazon them if you need to read up on them)I have a 2002 Silver Corsa C 1.2 SXi.:thumbs_up:

Polish- Turtle Wax Colour Magic Silver Polish
Wax - Turtle Wax Original Car Wax Liquid

also would a microfibre cloth be suitable for both polishing AND waxing or would you use a shammy? obviously i would use different clothes. thanks
first things first you dont use a shammy to polish :palm:
what i do when cleaning is pressure wash loose dirt (if i can be bothered)
wash car
rinse car (pressure wash)
shammy car
polish using a proper applicator pad
microfiber cloth to take it off
wax car using applicator pad
microfiber cloth to take off.

polish gives a shine, wax protects.

if you use cheap products like turtle wax, you will never get a great finish imo. i only use meguiars products. wilco and halfords stock them. and they are surprisingly cheap and last forever as u dont use as much product as cheap stuff. hope this helps :thumbs_up:
 

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first things first you dont use a shammy to polish :palm:
what i do when cleaning is pressure wash loose dirt (if i can be bothered)
wash car
rinse car (pressure wash)
shammy car
polish using a proper applicator pad
microfiber cloth to take it off
wax car using applicator pad
microfiber cloth to take off.

polish gives a shine, wax protects.

if you use cheap products like turtle wax, you will never get a great finish imo. i only use meguiars products. wilco and halfords stock them. and they are surprisingly cheap and last forever as u dont use as much product as cheap stuff. hope this helps :thumbs_up:
ah cheers mate, how often do u polish the car, how often do u wax? do you use liquid wax?
 

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ah cheers mate, how often do u polish the car, how often do u wax? do you use liquid wax?
no problem. i do mine fairly regularly when its decent weather in the summer. usually once a week fortnight etc. the wax i use is here >>> http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=me...&w=280&h=280&ei=E25VT7iDI8H58QO6h7XzBQ&zoom=1

beware though i never used to be into cleaning and then you get the bug :laugh: i love cleaning now you should see my cleaning products. ive spent loads lol
 

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I would use a Microfibre drying towel or waffleweave towel as opposed to a chamois as a chamois can grip any remaining contaminants and drag them across the paint whereas towels will pick them up in the pile. As for polish and wax, Meguiars is great for off the shelf products but if you've got a bit of patience I would order the 2 following:

http://www.autobritedirect.co.uk/index.php/cherry-glaze-paint-polish-protectant.html
(I use this regularly when detailing and the shine it gives is simply incredible! also if you're in a rush it will protect you paintwork for around a month daily driving so you may not need a wax depending on how often you clean the paint)

On your silver I would go for a sealant as opposed to a wax as waxes are better suited toward 'warmer' or darker colours, however I frequently use wax on lighter colours, good example of either:
http://www.autobritedirect.co.uk/in...tings/meguiars-16-professional-paste-wax.html
http://www.autobritedirect.co.uk/in...-protect-extreme-synthetic-paint-sealant.html

I always go for pastes as generally they are more cost effective and last longer. Just remember to apply as thin as possible :)
 

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I would use a Microfibre drying towel or waffleweave towel as opposed to a chamois as a chamois can grip any remaining contaminants and drag them across the paint whereas towels will pick them up in the pile. As for polish and wax, Meguiars is great for off the shelf products but if you've got a bit of patience I would order the 2 following:

http://www.autobritedirect.co.uk/index.php/cherry-glaze-paint-polish-protectant.html
(I use this regularly when detailing and the shine it gives is simply incredible! also if you're in a rush it will protect you paintwork for around a month daily driving so you may not need a wax depending on how often you clean the paint)

On your silver I would go for a sealant as opposed to a wax as waxes are better suited toward 'warmer' or darker colours, however I frequently use wax on lighter colours, good example of either:
http://www.autobritedirect.co.uk/in...tings/meguiars-16-professional-paste-wax.html
http://www.autobritedirect.co.uk/in...-protect-extreme-synthetic-paint-sealant.html

I always go for pastes as generally they are more cost effective and last longer. Just remember to apply as thin as possible :)
so would you recomend turtle wax silver polish? or not
 
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