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Old 15-12-2017, 01:31 PM   #1
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which wax to go for?

Hi,

Getting my new car delivered tom and not sure what wax to go for?

Initially i wanted to do a ceramic coating but unfortunately budgets not good for the moment having had to purchase GAP insurance etc.

So its a pearl red car, what wax shall i go for? Are swissvax good or just overpriced stuff same as others?

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Old 15-12-2017, 01:34 PM   #2
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whats your budget? what you looking for? all out gloss or durability or a balance of both? what size pot you need? give us a bit more to work with
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Old 15-12-2017, 01:58 PM   #3
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i am looking for balance for both, i still starting out so something that would get me started for now.

Any good ones with reasonable pricing?
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Old 15-12-2017, 02:03 PM   #4
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Is your car brand new or new to you? Reason I ask is that most insurances will replace your car with new if your car is written off within the first year (fully comp ins) for example: http://www.gocompare.com/car-insuran...acement-cover/
and https://www.lv.com/car-insurance/new...lacement-cover
You might not even need GAP insurance, which means more money for detailing goodies
Did you buy GAP insurance from the dealer? Dealers are usually around 200% more expensive for GAP insurance than from an independent company like https://gapinsurance123.co.uk/ and https://www.click4gap.co.uk
[caveat emptor]

Regarding waxes, I wanted long lasting protection and have used both FK1000P and BH Finis in the past but with my new car I wanted something different so I applied BH Double Speed Wax to my car over a month ago and the paint is still looking good. It was very easy to apply and very economical. It's also cheap at £15 for 250ml pot and free delivery: http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acata...wax-cat13.html
(Durability: 6 months +)
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it is brand new but current insurance don't fully cover. I went with ALA for gap insurance, dealer wanted £400+.

i was thinking of purchasing a polisher machine and see DAS 6 pro being mentioned a lot which is working at £99 from clean your car. Is this any good, what am confused whether it comes with polishing pads and which ones i need to polish in the wax.

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it is brand new but current insurance don't fully cover. I went with ALA for gap insurance, dealer wanted £400+.

i was thinking of purchasing a polisher machine and see DAS 6 pro being mentioned a lot which is working at £99 from clean your car. Is this any good, what am confused whether it comes with polishing pads and which ones i need to polish in the wax.

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It depends, you can buy just the polishing machine or a kit, the £15 off offer is for the machine only http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...d.php?t=207877
If you buy just the machine it only comes with a velcro backing plate and no pads.


I have a DAS 6 Pro machine but opted to buy my own pads (CG Hex White, green, and red)and polish (Sonax EX 04-06). I didn't want the whole CG Kit that was on offer.
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It depends, you can buy just the polishing machine or a kit, the £15 off offer is for the machine only http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...d.php?t=207877
If you buy just the machine it only comes with a velcro backing plate and no pads.


I have a DAS 6 Pro machine but opted to buy my own pads (CG Hex White, green, and red)and polish (Sonax EX 04-06). I didn't want the whole CG Kit that was on offer.
I am thinking to go with BILT HAMBER DOUBLE SPEED-WAX which is £17 on amazon so is here for tomorrow. On the comments i can see it comes with the applicator and also the micro fibre for buffing.

Being new to this, would it be easier with a machine or is that best left for polishing and not applying wax?

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I have a few that are very good tbf and perform very well for their price tags, soft99 fusso is a decent one that should last 6+ months easily with the right prep and wash routine, BH DSW, colli 476s/845 & FK 1000p also get very good reviews and all can be picked up for sub £25 and offer great results and performance
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I like dodo hard candy £25 for 250ml.

Spread it very very thin and get familiar with good timing to get it off.

Don't do the whole car and go back to the start,

Do like 2 or 3 panels and then go back while its still fairly easy to buff off.

Don't let it go rock hard, its still durable even if you don't wait all that long
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