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Old 08-01-2017, 09:12 AM   #21
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Why spend a small fortune on coating when you can have a finish like this for less than £45 that's how much it cost me for two waxes, O.C.D Alien 51 and Nebula on top





That's why you should go back to waxes.
Chongo, your car looks mega with them waxs. I can see your point at £50. How long will the protection last before you have to reapply another layer. The paint on my r35 is soft. I remember seeing a post about a guy had a willy drawn on the back of his when it was dirty and once washed it was visible in the paint and needed machine polishing out.
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Old 08-01-2017, 10:57 AM   #22
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I've recently returned back to waxes. The thing that is off putting for the coatings is you ideally have to get your paint defect free before applying then there's the curing time of 12-12 hours that some have. You need a nice warm large garage for that. With a wax you can put on very easily in a variety of conditions without worrying about making a mess of it. On the other hand the big plus to the coatings is once on, they're pretty low maintenance from then on.
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Chongo, your car looks mega with them waxs. I can see your point at £50. How long will the protection last before you have to reapply another layer. The paint on my r35 is soft. I remember seeing a post about a guy had a willy drawn on the back of his when it was dirty and once washed it was visible in the paint and needed machine polishing out.
The O.C.D wax will suit a car with soft paint it's easy on and off, so you won't spend time fighting wax hollowgrams when you remove it.

I've had mine on now for I think 3 months and it's looking like it will need a good clean and then reapplied with 51then Nebula on top and it's been cleaned numerous times so pretty good I think especially in this climate
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Don't have a garage done 5 cars outside never had a problem. Ism cost £125 but is enough for 3 cars so £40 a car Chongo works out about the same. I'll see ur shinny grey car with a shinny black one.

post a picture of your shiny black car please
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I need to stop looking at Chongo's finish but I can't
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The O.C.D wax will suit a car with soft paint it's easy on and off, so you won't spend time fighting wax hollowgrams when you remove it.

I've had mine on now for I think 3 months and it's looking like it will need a good clean and then reapplied with 51then Nebula on top and it's been cleaned numerous times so pretty good I think especially in this climate
What do you mean by good clean. A good wash and decon. Or some sort of polish before reapplication
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I tend to use sealants on white cars and waxes on darker colours.
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What I meant is to make sure that your paint is clean and free from any contamination, and if you can a machine polish or a polish by hand, this will give the wax a better chance to bond to the paint surface thus giving you longer protection and a glossy look.

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What I meant is to make sure that your paint is clean and free from any contamination, and if you can a machine polish or a polish by hand will give the wax a better chance to bond to the paint thus giving you longer protection and a lovely gloss look.
So are you going to machine polishing your car every time before waxing. I wouldn't want to machine polish it 3-4 times a year.
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