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Bezinga 13-07-2019 10:11 AM

Glossy Shine Without Machine Polishing
 
As a complete Newb to the world of detailing I wonder if it is possible to get a good gloss shine on a new car without machine polishing.

So far I am happy with a Citrus pre wash and just got my foam lance from In2Detailing which I used for the first time with Bilt Hamber Autofoam. After rinsing that off I shampoo with EZ Cherry Bomb shampoo, rinse and dry. So far I am happy but where do I go next, up until now i have been alternating between Autofinesse Aqua Coat or EZ Gloss Boss because the car is new and I am getting quite good results. But it could be glossier, so is it possible to get a good glossy shine or is the only answer paint correction and machine polish.

Just wanted to check before I invest more money :)

Steve0rs6 13-07-2019 10:31 AM

Done and dusted sio2 edition,awesome stuff especially on my black cars

suds 13-07-2019 11:13 AM

I started my journey by hand polishing a Volvo estate - excellent results can be had

Bezinga 13-07-2019 06:13 PM

Thanks for the suggestions.
I checked out the review of Done and Dusted sio2 on the Forensic Detailing channel, it looks really good, might give that a try :)

BarryAllen 13-07-2019 07:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Bezinga (Post 5575828)
As a complete Newb to the world of detailing I wonder if it is possible to get a good gloss shine on a new car without machine polishing.

So far I am happy with a Citrus pre wash and just got my foam lance from In2Detailing which I used for the first time with Bilt Hamber Autofoam. After rinsing that off I shampoo with EZ Cherry Bomb shampoo, rinse and dry. So far I am happy but where do I go next, up until now i have been alternating between Autofinesse Aqua Coat or EZ Gloss Boss because the car is new and I am getting quite good results. But it could be glossier, so is it possible to get a good glossy shine or is the only answer paint correction and machine polish.

Just wanted to check before I invest more money :)

IMHO.. you will need to do 'something' to the paint as well as just lathering it with shine enhancers.

Clay bar and if you are really pressed for time/money... one of those spray wax cleaners (maybe Turtle Wax one?) - that give a sort of spray on wipe off outcome.

Then wipe down the residue with an IPA solution. And seal it with a nano or SI02 product to 'help it on its way'

But really... you know the answer, either a a long time polishing by hand or splash on a machine and some decent compounds/jewelling polishes.

Clarkey-88 13-07-2019 07:11 PM

Autoglym's new 'Coat-It' leaves a really nice gloss behind. Simply spray it on with a foam lance, rinse it off and dry.

This was just after the first time i used it

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...65dff173_b.jpg204 by Dave Clarke, on Flickr

Radish293 13-07-2019 07:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Clarkey-88 (Post 5575900)
Autoglym's new 'Coat-It' leaves a really nice gloss behind. Simply spray it on with a foam lance, rinse it off and dry.

This was just after the first time i used it

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...65dff173_b.jpg204 by Dave Clarke, on Flickr



Got to say thatís impressive. I love this stuff.


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Clarkey-88 13-07-2019 07:17 PM

How it looks when applied. It leaves a decent repellent coating behind too.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...201ac666_b.jpgUntitled by Dave Clarke, on Flickr

Bezinga 13-07-2019 09:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Clarkey-88 (Post 5575900)
Autoglym's new 'Coat-It' leaves a really nice gloss behind. Simply spray it on with a foam lance, rinse it off and dry.

This was just after the first time i used it

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...65dff173_b.jpg204 by Dave Clarke, on Flickr

Wow that's impressive, but have you already had paint correction done?

Bezinga 13-07-2019 09:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BarryAllen (Post 5575899)
IMHO.. you will need to do 'something' to the paint as well as just lathering it with shine enhancers.

Clay bar and if you are really pressed for time/money... one of those spray wax cleaners (maybe Turtle Wax one?) - that give a sort of spray on wipe off outcome.

Then wipe down the residue with an IPA solution. And seal it with a nano or SI02 product to 'help it on its way'

But really... you know the answer, either a a long time polishing by hand or splash on a machine and some decent compounds/jewelling polishes.

Yeah I think I know that already, lol, if it's not glossy to start with then enhancers will only have a limited effect


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