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Old 28-12-2017, 03:34 AM   #1
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A few questions...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all firstly. A few questions.

I used to have a silver car and FK1000p looked great on it. I liked it as it seemed to last for ages before it required another coat. I have, however, got a black car now and wonder if the FK1000p would be OK or whether something like Colinite 475 would make the black look deeper?

I am looking for a degreaser, which ones are considered the best ones?

......and finally having never had alloys before I am a little unsure how to look after them. If it a case of washing them and waxing them or do I need to buy products to rid them of brake dust etc?

Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you li
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Old 28-12-2017, 07:59 AM   #2
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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all firstly. A few questions.

I used to have a silver car and FK1000p looked great on it. I liked it as it seemed to last for ages before it required another coat. I have, however, got a black car now and wonder if the FK1000p would be OK or whether something like Colinite 475 would make the black look deeper?

I am looking for a degreaser, which ones are considered the best ones?

......and finally having never had alloys before I am a little unsure how to look after them. If it a case of washing them and waxing them or do I need to buy products to rid them of brake dust etc?

Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you li
I like FK100p as it so easy, however I do get very good results and durability with BH finis wax.
I clean my alloys once a year with BH korrosol and than a couple of coats FK1000p, after that I wash them only with water and soap and top up now and than with FK1000p and never need to use any harsh cleaners.
Collinite is a very good product but a bit hard on the arms to apply and buff off, durability is outstanding but I don’t feel it adds much to deepness of colour.
But none the less a great protector of you paint.
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Old 28-12-2017, 08:43 AM   #3
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With regard to your wheels, consider an iron fall out, de-tar, clay, wheel woolies, and then Gtechniq wheel armour which looked excellent on my black wheels.
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Old 28-12-2017, 10:02 AM   #4
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A few questions...

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all firstly. A few questions.

I used to have a silver car and FK1000p looked great on it. I liked it as it seemed to last for ages before it required another coat. I have, however, got a black car now and wonder if the FK1000p would be OK or whether something like Colinite 475 would make the black look deeper?

I am looking for a degreaser, which ones are considered the best ones?

......and finally having never had alloys before I am a little unsure how to look after them. If it a case of washing them and waxing them or do I need to buy products to rid them of brake dust etc?

Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you li
And the same to you, hope you had a good one

There should be no reason not to use the FK1000P on your new black car, unless you want to try a new wax, then the choice is immense...

Alloys - give them a very good clean, try some Kirin fallout spray and clean and you're happy with them, then seal them to make life easier to clean them - you can use your wax to do this, you can get specialist sealants - I use Raceglaze nano wheel sealant, very very easy to use and gives 6 months protection from 2 coatings...
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Old 28-12-2017, 12:41 PM   #5
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...got a black car now and wonder if the FK1000p would be OK or whether something like Colinite 475 would make the black look deeper?
Some companies want you to believe that you need dedicated waxes for different colours. What I think we all want is just the best protection at minimal cost with perhaps ease of application.

As has been said many times, "What you need to start with is the paint in the best condition you can get it first."
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Old 29-12-2017, 03:46 AM   #6
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Thanks so much for the detailed info, it's greatly appreciated. The BH Korrosol looks good too so may give it some of that then seal them with the FK100p.

Do you clean the entire alloy or just the front, and if you do how do you get around the back of the alloy? I don't feel confident enough to be removing wheels at this stage.

Oh, I know what I wanted to ask. On my last car, I used a shiny coating on the leather dash but it was too bright and in some light almost blinding from the suns reflection.
My wife insisted on using a dash cleaner that is mat or no finish at all. I suggested using a damp cloth may not be wise as it may crack the material???? What do you lot use on the dash that's matt finish? It isn't leather (VW Passat Sport) it is a soft plastic I think.

AND finally, I need a good APC for around the doors, plastic in the boot, sill rubbers etc etc. Can someone suggest a good on I can buy?

Thank you again Li
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Old 29-12-2017, 05:59 AM   #7
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APC - Bilt Hamber Sufex HD

Good price too

Dash - ODK. Cabin- gives a nice Matte look
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Old 29-12-2017, 06:34 AM   #8
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I have black car with black alloys. FK1000P is good on paintwork and wheels. Unless you want to try something new.

On the wheels if you get some wheel whoolies you should be able to clean the barrels as well as the face. Also get a Flexipads wheel mitt. All I use is soap to clean them once they are decontaminated and sealed. I use AutoGlanz Hoops.

For an APC I use Koch Kemie Green. A little goes a long way and costs just over 5.00 for 1ltr. Also get Britemax Grime Out and Carpro Perl to clean and treat tyres. :-)

Lastly I like a lot of gloss on mine so use Wax Planet Polygloss after each wash and it looks amazing.

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Old 29-12-2017, 02:34 PM   #9
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If you don't want to remove wheels get a set of wheel woolies they are excellent for cleaning the barrels. you don't need anything more then normal car wash shampoo once the wheels have wax or sealant on them
Buy what your happy to spend on the wife's diamond cut wheels I used cheap £4 wax applied once a month and went just fine compared to the £30 wheel.sealent on mine
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Old 29-12-2017, 02:48 PM   #10
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For the first deep clean on the wheels I used BH Auto Wheel, great stuff! sealed with Wowos crystal sealant and now just use regular shampoo and the jet wash. They come up great, really happy with this combo. When they are really bad I will break the Auto wheel out again and top the CS up with a quick mist and buff.
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