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    Polishing your car...

    Right, slightly bizarre post, but what cloths do people use to polish there cars that dont leave smears on the paintwork? Are Autoglym cloths too harsh do you think?

    What do people use?

    Also I saw an astra at PV2003 red G with black wheels and the paintwork was so deep and nice (much better than mine!) i put this down to polishing!

    I use autoglym at the moment, but am open to suggestions!!

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    Might sound bizzare but when I was a car valeter I found all types of polishing cloths to be very poor. For bodywork the best thing I've ever used is your standard beer towel! Just make sure it's kept clean & soft!

    For polishing glass I found a fluffy sheepskin type cloth best.

    I also use autglym but it's industrial stuff so I don't know if it's as good as retail autoglym. It comes out of a huge gallon size bottle sold specially for the motor trade. But BMW use it so it can't be bad.

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    Got Autoglym at the moment - tried Meguirs at the weekend, with all the polishing clothes, brushes, and a battery rechargeable buffing machine, it has come up 100% better than normal !

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    i use household dusters, very soft cotten and they pic up most of the dry wax dust as well.

    i use them to apply the wax and a dry one to remove, works quite well imo
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    right, i might try a duster then, i have used muslin in the past as in the stuff jesus was born in no im not religious! but it does get the polish off the grey bits of the car!

    I will try a duster i think

    Where can you get meguiars?

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    i use mequiars too is very good , i got the 3 stage cleaning system which doesnt half take it out of ur wrist i need one of them buffing machines i think but its worth it and lasts for ages.

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    Ive heard of 'Jerry Cloth' is that right? Also Meguiars have a hand polisher now for £100
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    i use turtle wax on mine, comes up reall good, apply it with one of them polishing pads from halfords, polish it off with believe it or not, an old bed sheet, and brush any dust off with a feather duster, works a treat and doesnt cost a fortune in polishing cloths !!! im getting a 240v mains buffing machine soon there £20 from www.screwfix.com click link, and go to automotive on the left hand side, it's at the bottom of the page.
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    I bought some Autoglym cloths and I think there not that good, they seem to build up static and all the dust from the polish sitcks to the paint work. Not impressed.

    Cant beat an old t-shirt for applying, and old towels for polishing off.

    Seem to get through T-shirts and towels though

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