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Couldn't see a thread like this in the detailing section so thought it might be good to have one. Apologies if one already exists.

 

I'll start off with a boring - Washed it!  

 

Only time for a quick snow foam and 3 bucket wash today, plus tyres dressed and tailpipes polished, as the weather is looking decidedly iffy.  Waxing will have to wait until next week.

 

Valet Pro Advanced PH Neutral Snow Foam and lance

Bilberry Wheel Cleaner

Dodo Juice Supernatural Shampoo

WoWo lambswool wash mitt

WoWo wheel mitt

Wheel Woolies

WoWo and DJ MF drying towels

Quarts tyre dressing on foam pads

Mothers Mag and Aluminium metal polish

WoWo Mf buffing cloths

 

Also started claying my partner's Amarok.  Because it's slab sided, it's actually easier to clean and clay than the contoured R.  

 

Few quick pics of the R.

 

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Looks very nice fogs gone sunny now i am sure you can wax it

 

Haha!  If I could, I would, but no such luck here with the fog. It was quite clear this morning but the fog has well and truly descended now.  Can barely see the gate at the end of the driveway.  

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Ffs your car looks so damn good.

 

Best looked after car on here ha. Wished my car looked that good

 

Cheers FBF.

 

Lots of detailed Lapiz, Tornado Red and DBP's ..............need some pure white action in here.  :azn:  (hint, hint)

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Only had time for a quick wash yesterday (First one), really need to start layering the wax on very soon :smiley:

 

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Absolutely lovely.  :cool:  Nice  dreamy shot too.  I'm always envious when I see a Tornado Red looking like this.

 

It was 2 weeks before I managed to get time to put protection on mine, needs more layers (this weekend is the plan) but at least it's got some protection from the elements.

 

What wax/sealant are you going to use?  

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Couldn't see a thread like this in the detailing section so thought it might be good to have one. Apologies if one already exists.

 

I'll start off with a boring - Washed it!  

 

Only time for a quick snow foam and 3 bucket wash today, plus tyres dressed and tailpipes polished, as the weather is looking decidedly iffy.  Waxing will have to wait until next week.

 

Valet Pro Advanced PH Neutral Snow Foam and lance

Bilberry Wheel Cleaner

Dodo Juice Supernatural Shampoo

WoWo lambswool wash mitt

WoWo wheel mitt

Wheel Woolies

WoWo and DJ MF drying towels

Quarts tyre dressing on foam pads

Mothers Mag and Aluminium metal polish

WoWo Mf buffing cloths

 

Also started claying my partner's Amarok.  Because it's slab sided, it's actually easier to clean and clay than the contoured R.  

 

Few quick pics of the R.

 

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Good polish and pop.

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Just stuck on my 2nd coat of swissvax best in show wax. Cracking stuff, small tin for the price but easy on and off and the bead is cracking. Much prefer it to auto finesse soul.

 

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Looks great.  Interested in the Swisswax BIS, a friend uses it and raves about it.  Most likely the next wax I will try.

 

Agree wholeheartedly with your comment about AF wax.  I tried Desire and was completely disappointed with it. I also did a comparison test over 2-3 months with it versus DJ Blue Velvet Pro and it failed to deliver big time.  Still got the virtually full pot festering at the back of my detailing cupboard.

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Advice please Rebecca - just purchased a pot of Do-Do Juice Orange Crush for my Tornado Red (collecting next Thursday). Is this OK to go on top of AG SRP? Also went for 5ltrs of Valet Pro snow foam.

 

Hi Big Al.

 

Sorry for delay - only just seen this post.

 

Yes you can definitely wax on top of AG SRP. SRP is a polish but has a bit of sealant in it too I believe, so just wax on top as you would on top of any polish and sealant.  

 

Valet Pro snow foam gives great results IMO (in conjunction with 2 bucket wash).  It's the best snow foam I've used and I've tried a few.  Meguiars Hyper Wash was the worst - lovely thick foam that did not a lot!  It's a balance between the foam being thick enough to cling onto the car long enough to 'grab' the dirt, and thin enough to slide off the car, taking the dirt with it. Thick snow foam does not necessarily equal good. It may look impressive but if it's too thick and just sits on the paintwork, then it's useless. VP tends to be a bit thinner than some but is much more effective at shifting the dirt.  Also bear that in mind when using the lance with the jet washer when making adjustments with the lance controls to get the dilution and spray right.  Takes a bit of practice.

 

Really interested to see how the Tornado Red comes with the Orange Crush and what you think of it (just like the name as much as anything, lol).  Remember seeing it on someone else's red car and it looked stunning. Would you mind posting some pics up once you've waxed it please.  Thanks   :afro:

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Hi Big Al.

 

Sorry for delay - only just seen this post.

 

Yes you can definitely wax on top of AG SRP. SRP is a polish but has a bit of sealant in it too I believe, so just wax on top as you would on top of any polish and sealant.  

 

Valet Pro snow foam gives great results IMO (in conjunction with 2 bucket wash).  It's the best snow foam I've used and I've tried a few.  Meguiars Hyper Wash was the worst - lovely thick foam that did not a lot!  It's a balance between the foam being thick enough to cling onto the car long enough to 'grab' the dirt, and thin enough to slide off the car, taking the dirt with it. Thick snow foam does not necessarily equal good. It may look impressive but if it's too thick and just sits on the paintwork, then it's useless. VP tends to be a bit thinner than some but is much more effective at shifting the dirt.  Also bear that in mind when using the lance with the jet washer when making adjustments with the lance controls to get the dilution and spray right.  Takes a bit of practice.

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Really interested to see how the Tornado Red comes with the Orange Crush and what you think of it (just like the name as much as anything, lol).  Remember seeing it on someone else's red car and it looked stunning. Would you mind posting some pics up once you've waxed it please.  Thanks   :afro:

Thanks, as ever Rebecca. I'll definitely try to post a few pics. Not sure when I'll be able to get the sealing & waxing down - weather forecast is pants for next week.

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Looks great.  Interested in the Swisswax BIS, a friend uses it and raves about it.  Most likely the next wax I will try.

 

Agree wholeheartedly with your comment about AF wax.  I tried Desire and was completely disappointed with it. I also did a comparison test over 2-3 months with it versus DJ Blue Velvet Pro and it failed to deliver big time.  Still got the virtually full pot festering at the back of my detailing cupboard.

 

Swissvax Onyx works better on black.

 

Best for Summer, as it only lasts 2-4 weeks in British weather.

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Swissvax Onyx works better on black.

 

Best for Summer, as it only lasts 2-4 weeks in British weather.

 

I've haven't tried any Swissvax waxes yet but am inclined to think that Best of Show might be the better choice for achieving a deeper 'liquid wet look' gloss, and better for enhancing the metallic flake.  I'm going to buy a panel pot first to try out and want to do a comparison with the DoDo Juice Blue Velvet.  So I'll do half/half bonnet wax test.  If the BOS impresses and has something over the BV, then I might splash out on a full size pot.  

 

The longevity is not a massive concern to me as I'm happy to wax regularly. 

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