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Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 22-06-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By Benfr16
Well Rounded Wax - Black Metallic Daily Driver

Looking for a new wax. Perhaps up to £50 but ideally less :)

Stuff I'd hope to achieve:

Durable - Real time 5-6 month longevity (daily driver of roughly 1000 miles per month)
Easy off - My...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 21-06-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,156
Posted By Benfr16
Just wanted to say a QD was a good shout. It...

Just wanted to say a QD was a good shout. It seems that my initial complaint simply went away with a wash. I didn't get to cover the whole car some am doing the odd remaining bit when I can be...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 20-06-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,498
Posted By Benfr16
I have had a few issues with DSW as well...

I have had a few issues with DSW as well recently. Might sound odd but the issues were resolved following a standard maintenance wash.

I tend to get an odd greasy layer visible I. Sunlight until...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 19-06-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 868
Posted By Benfr16
Meguiars bucket is often £7 on offer at Halfords....

Meguiars bucket is often £7 on offer at Halfords. The slims 3.95 grit guard fits perfectly inside it. The bucket slims provide is way too big for the grit guard so I ended up taping hosepipe around...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 19-06-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,186
Posted By Benfr16
Why specifically meguiars? They do offer a good...

Why specifically meguiars? They do offer a good range of products but there are lots of other brands out there too :)
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 19-06-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,844
Posted By Benfr16
Wont be useless by hand but you really notice...

Wont be useless by hand but you really notice significant gains when using a machine. If your paint is in pretty good condition and your not looking for 100% perfection, you could always try a cheap...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 16-06-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,777
Posted By Benfr16
Ahh I see lots of mention of this hyet DA I'd had...

Ahh I see lots of mention of this hyet DA I'd had a few drinks and didn't read the above comments.

I can also add that personally have had no issues with it yet. I can also compare it to the...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 15-06-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,777
Posted By Benfr16
HYET / costway DA on Amazon. 900 watts, £45 on...

HYET / costway DA on Amazon. 900 watts, £45 on prime delivery :) works good for me. Although I haven't used them, the backing plate and supplied soft pad seem pretty good quality
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 14-06-2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 677
Posted By Benfr16
Cheers bradley. It has been a few weeks and...

Cheers bradley. It has been a few weeks and solvents were used simply in approx a 8" x 8" section to assess their effectiveness. It has also been around 4 weeks since this was attempted.

However...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 14-06-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 677
Posted By Benfr16
Thanks. Whats your thoughts on blitzing a black...

Thanks. Whats your thoughts on blitzing a black car with tar remover though? It's pretty strong stuff and i'd imagine is no good for plastics, trims, rubber on tyres or basically anything other than...
Forum: The Studio 14-06-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,545
Posted By Benfr16
Did they opt for ceramic package or just a...

Did they opt for ceramic package or just a wax/sealant? Either way, good work and a wax or sealant will probably out last the 'life long protection package' that was 'applied' to the vehicle!

I...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 14-06-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 677
Posted By Benfr16
G3 Mitt then polished - Paint feels rough still

A few weeks ago, I used a G3 Clay mitt on black VAG paint. I used a lot of sudsy water and also sprayed some shampoo mix as I went over the car.

Afterwards, it still felt kinda rough when using...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 14-06-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,391
Posted By Benfr16
Yeah I'd say go for a random QD. That was going...

Yeah I'd say go for a random QD. That was going to be my plan after washing!
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 13-06-2018, 12:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,391
Posted By Benfr16
I had a question on here a few weeks ago with my...

I had a question on here a few weeks ago with my black car and DSW. I described it as a 'greasy' appearance in bright light. It kind of looked like micromarring but you could alter the direction of...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 11-06-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By Benfr16
I've used bilt hamber double speed wax on top of...

I've used bilt hamber double speed wax on top of menzerna 3500. Looks good and holds up well :)

Few pictures at the bottom of this thread shows the result ...
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 08-06-2018, 11:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,797
Posted By Benfr16
Use a polish to help reduce any marring induced...

Use a polish to help reduce any marring induced by a heavy compound so yeah megs m205 or ultimate polish, SRP has some mild cut I believe too and then yes a wax to top.

You can a DA polisher real...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 07-06-2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,156
Posted By Benfr16
I use an asda pump sprayer (2l). It was like £3....

I use an asda pump sprayer (2l). It was like £3. It seems to be fine. If I was been critical, the product comes out quite heavily on the finest setting. I reckon a more premium sprayer might give you...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 07-06-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By Benfr16
I will stick it on fiat forums and have put it on...

I will stick it on fiat forums and have put it on pistonheads as well. Just thought might as well stick it here incase someone knows :)
Forum: The Motoring Zone 07-06-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By Benfr16
I think that's what's been tried already and it...

I think that's what's been tried already and it comes back on (I think). Just went down to the dealership to take her for the car and as described, completely unsympathetic and disinterested in any...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 07-06-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By Benfr16
Fiat Bravo 2007 Engine Managemet Light

Hi all my girlfriends mum has a 2007 fiat bravo. It has only 42000 miles on the clock and is used pretty regularly for run around driving.

She said the orange engine management light came on two...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 02-06-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,746
Posted By Benfr16
Any worries then just tape up the trim. It...

Any worries then just tape up the trim. It doesn't take that long and doesn't have to be super neat.

I've not used C2V3 but could you spray it onto a microfibre and then apply to the paint, rather...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 02-06-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Posted By Benfr16
I don't think I'll have to worry as it's the...

I don't think I'll have to worry as it's the companies insurance, not mine :)
Forum: The Motoring Zone 02-06-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Posted By Benfr16
That's odd so you paid twice? Did you not cancel...

That's odd so you paid twice? Did you not cancel the first policy? Maybe I misread something!
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 01-06-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 999
Posted By Benfr16
Bit of a hi-jack but is there actually brushes...

Bit of a hi-jack but is there actually brushes that wouldn't scratch the paint? I've not used them as I can't see how it could be the case :) happy to be proven wrong!
Forum: The Motoring Zone 01-06-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Posted By Benfr16
Yeah I read that if it's through comparison...

Yeah I read that if it's through comparison websites it doesn't have a timeline so I think you'd have to contact the provider or skmethjng :)
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