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Old 23-08-2018, 12:03 AM   #1
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Keeping ontop of white?

My F31's paint is in really good order, being white I like to keep it clean and tar free. There's little swirls in the paint, but I am looking for a product to use by hand or DA to keep the paint clean and crisp white.

Are there any products you can recommend, I have tried AF Tripple, Megs 105, Megs Ultimate Polish.

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Old 23-08-2018, 01:47 AM   #2
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Triple is rubbish last five minutes MEGS 105 is a polish and Ultimate good to get swirl free and then choose your wax/Sealent of choice always have Tar Remover to hand and I use a paint cleanser every so often after a wash.
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Old 23-08-2018, 02:23 AM   #3
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The emphasis is on the prep, then keeping it as clean as reasonably possible, as with black you have to be realistic. Less overall touching may help, so air dry if you can..

Two layers of any top brand, I change wax on a regular basis do test sections, on both of our black cars.

Look in the "White" car section see one you like then contact them, or just keep trying them, FK1000p for wheels as well Soft99 #Zymöl Dodo, White diamond, PB blue/red.....or a show wax..

Good luck....

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Old 23-08-2018, 09:02 AM   #4
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I had a white A5 previously and once the car was polished etc, I used AG HD wax and this gave a lovely gloss to it and helped to keep it clean - if I ran the hose over the bonnet as I was about to wash it, you could see the water turn dirty as the surface muck was washed away.

Kept it topped up with HD wax and looked great
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I've been looking after my wife's white Mini for 12 years and her white Kia for 7.
I don't really see much difference in the LSPs I've used over the years.
They've all given nice beading at first which tails off after a couple months.
What keeps it krisp is a good paint cleanser. You really see the white come back gleaming as it lifts ingrained dirt that clay and fallout remover leaves behind. The applicator pad goes black and the paint comes back white.......very satisfying to watch
I've tried
Turtle Wax Platinum (no longer available)
Autoglym SRP
Carlack NSC 68
Prima Amigo

To be honest I find SRP cheap, easy to obtain and just as good on a regularly cleaned car.
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Old 23-08-2018, 10:24 AM   #6
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I use the soft black sponge from this set on a cordless drill to apply my SRP now.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B07...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Very quick and easy this way.
As I'm not looking to correct defects but just cleanse, I hardly apply any pressure.

Most would have a cordless drill, so £6-7 isn't a big outlay.
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Old 23-08-2018, 11:54 AM   #7
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Got to say I don't think you can go too far wrong with AG SRP.
I use it once a year on my white fiesta and always comes up really crisp - that's by hand so far. I'll be using SRP by DA in Sept/Oct so I'm looking forward to those results.
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Thanks everybody.

I re wax my car once a month with Dodo White Diamond, and the car is washed weekly and a QD during the week.

I want something that removes a buildup of dirt, and some fine swirls, then topped off with the Dodo WD.

So AG SRP or AF Tripple? Or a proper paint cleaner like Dodo Lime Prime?

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Old 23-08-2018, 02:11 PM   #9
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Thanks everybody.

I re wax my car once a month with Dodo White Diamond, and the car is washed weekly and a QD during the week.

I want something that removes a buildup of dirt, and some fine swirls, then topped off with the Dodo WD.

So AG SRP or AF Tripple? Or a proper paint cleaner like Dodo Lime Prime?

Thanks
Lime Prime is an AIO like AG SRP and AF Tripple. I like both SRP and Tripple. But Tripple certainly has more cut to it. But both paint cleans perfectly.
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Old 23-08-2018, 04:52 PM   #10
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Carlack kit is very good on white or car pro essence topped with reload is probably the one for me
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