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Old 06-01-2018, 03:16 PM   #11
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What about Autobrite Direct Wax Off. I haven't tried it myself yet, but will do when I strip my car next.
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Old 06-01-2018, 05:21 PM   #12
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Great car - the dream car of my youth! A waterless wash product will be safer than a QD. Also the car wouldn't get very wet with a no rinse product like ONR. I'd want the paint proper clean before using a paint cleanser of polish etc.
The car's not going to melt if you gave it a good regular two buck wash though a few times a year! I have a 17 year old TT roadster that lives in the garage and is used on sunny days only 99% of the time so isn't washed that often. A QD wipe down does the job most of the time but if anything more than barely anything on the paint it gets a snow foam and two bucket wash etc. Every Spring it gets a thorough wash, full decontamination and new wax/sealant.
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Does it ever get driven?
Very occasionally, mainly to shows and just when I fancy giving it the odd run.

Got a MK2 Focus RS in Ultimate Green as a more useable toy
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Old 07-01-2018, 04:17 AM   #14
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Thanks so much for all the advice. Just what I was looking for so I have loads to go at there.

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The car's not going to melt if you gave it a good regular two buck wash though a few times a year!
Ha ha. I keep telling myself that. But then I remind myself how much old Fords dislike water

I have washed it with two bucket method in the past but can probably count on one hand as it really doesn't get dirty enough to warrant it.
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Not sure if I read all this right but i would be using Bilt Hamber cleanser Fluid as it leaves a panel squeaky clean with little effort. Stinks but BH careless about things Like that.
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What about Autobrite Direct Wax Off. I haven't tried it myself yet, but will do when I strip my car next.
It doesnt remove it 100%. It does kill beading a bit but not in 1 application. It needs a few applications to really make a difference.
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Also...I wouldnt be too considered about stripping the previous wax. I would just wash it, inspect the paint, machine polish some bad spots and use an oily paint cleanser like R222 to add a wet look to the paint. Then top it with a wax of your choice.
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Thanks so much for all the advice. Just what I was looking for so I have loads to go at there.



Ha ha. I keep telling myself that. But then I remind myself how much old Fords dislike water
My neighbour down the road has a 1968 Mk1 Cortina. He washes it and guess what. It is still a fabulous beautiful car in mint condition.
Sensible washing with modern products will do less harm than driving it to a show and leaving it out under the sun for a day
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I would be tempted to go the whole hog and give it a proper decontimanation and clean. At least you know there will be nothing left in/on the paint that might cause problems in the future before you wax/seal it.

I know your car isn't used much but I would be amazed if Korrosol (or other fallout removers) didn't remove anything off the paint. Especially if its never been done before.

Also their auto wash has anti corrosive properties as well, not sure how well it works but its a pure shampoo and cleans really well. I use this on my car and my motorbike which is now 20 years old. Anything that helps to prevent rust has to be a good thing on an old bike.
https://www.bilthamber.com/auto-wash

Cleanser polish is good stuff as well, pulled loads of rubbish off the paint on my bike which has always been done with SRP before that.
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