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Old 20-09-2017, 05:55 PM   #1
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New car advice

I'm due to take delivery of my new car in the next couple of weeks, obviously I want to treat the paintwork to keep it looking like new. I was just wondering if anyone could offer some advice on the best way to look after the paint. The colour is Vauxhalls dark moon blue. So far I have been looking at the poorboys range (black hole glaze and nattys blue paste wax) and bilt hamber double speed wax.
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Old 20-09-2017, 07:14 PM   #2
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Doublespeed Wax is a great wax, very durable and easy to use.

Another option is AG High Definition Wax; but it is slightly more expensive than DSW.
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Old 20-09-2017, 08:20 PM   #3
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DSW is fantastic for a winter protection, but one thing I would say is do not let the dealership prepare your cars paint, because all they will do is wash it and install plenty of swirls and scratches
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Old 20-09-2017, 08:35 PM   #4
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Cheers for the advice guys, I've ordered some dsw. Price seems really reasonable.
I've already told the dealer not to prep the car, told them to leave as is and I will clean it myself
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Be careful. Vauxhall paint is as soft as s%$t. Only have to look at it and it's swirltastic.
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Old 20-09-2017, 09:40 PM   #6
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Be careful. Vauxhall paint is as soft as s%. Only have to look at it and it's swirltastic.

I'll second that for the Vauxhall paint. Our everyday car is an Astra and after a particularly bad storm whilst driving to Devon last year the bonnet was covered in tiny chips in the paint. I was a little off to say the least.

My advice would be to get some sort of paint protection film on the bonnet and wing mirrors as these get the most abuse from the elements.
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Old 20-09-2017, 11:21 PM   #7
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DSW great wax for the price. Way above expectations and the water behaviour is something else.
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brand NEW cars have swirls all over in the dealership showroom.
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brand NEW cars have swirls all over in the dealership showroom.
They also seem to have quite a dull finish generally, even looking in showrooms where the dealer has done their best effort at making the cars their best, the paint often lacks clarity of reflection. When i collected my car it wasn't raining and there wasn't a bead on the car.
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Exactly why I asked my dealer to not touch anything cleaning wise. They were as good as gold and it was manky when I picked it up

After I cleaned it properly at home it didn't have a single swirl.

http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...d.php?t=378174

Any decent brand of polish / wax will be fine. Just remember to decontaminate it all first.
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