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Old 23-07-2017, 01:32 PM   #1
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Winter care advice please.

I've taken the plunge and started to do things properly this year.

Bought the DA / clay bar / hex logic pads / polish /wax / shampoo etc etc.

Transformed the car (great fun - thanks for the guides DW:-)

I'm currently using Natty's Paste Blue wax but I believe it lasts a month or so before needing to be redone.

I'm looking ahead to the winter months and want a wax / sealer that will protect throughout the winter. Opportunities to 'do' the car over the winter are limited as my garage is too small (why do modern house builders build garages that aren't really big enough even for a small hatchback?).

So I need you advice please: what do I use over winter to protect the paint? I will be washing it but that's about it.

Many thanks. Andrew.
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Old 23-07-2017, 01:50 PM   #2
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My winter wax is Collinite 476.
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Old 23-07-2017, 01:58 PM   #3
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What about trying a spray on rinse off sealant over winter? Something like CarPro Hydro lite is dead easy to use!


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Old 23-07-2017, 01:58 PM   #4
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Bilt Hamber Double Speed Wax £15.00 lasts for ages and will easily see through winter
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Old 23-07-2017, 02:00 PM   #5
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Sonax BSD? Simple to use, just give the car a squirt after every wash or two over winter, protects the paint, beads like a good'un and you won't lose fingers to frostbite while you apply it
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Old 23-07-2017, 02:16 PM   #6
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+1 collinite


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Old 23-07-2017, 03:12 PM   #7
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It doesn't get much easier than the Carpro Hydr02. Quick to apply, simple to apply, and can even be done if it's raining. Not much fun being out for hours on end if it's cold and wet.
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Old 23-07-2017, 03:27 PM   #8
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My car gets its most use in the depths of winter as that's right into term time so I can be doing 3000+ miles a month in all weathers, can be a foot plus of snow on road, salt on treated roads, temps well below -10...

In my October holiday I put a couple of layers of Collinite 476S on my car following a decent wash.

It may get a wash or two here and there before March/April holiday (I have other more pressing demands on my time than washing a car in the middle of winter!)...

The Collinite is still protecting the paint, beading water nicely when we reach March.

Highly recommend it as a great value, easy to use durable LSP.
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Old 23-07-2017, 09:04 PM   #9
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Thank you all for your advice - i might try one suggestion on my car which does far fewer miles and one on the wife's which gets hammered and share my thoughts in the spring!
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Old 24-07-2017, 04:50 AM   #10
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Consider Collinite 845 too. I found 476s requires a fair bit more elbow grease and whilst it is more durable, 845 will last you the winter and is much easier going!


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