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    Lightbulb picked my new car up but needing advice!

    hi everyone, not been on for abit.

    finelly picked my new car up (astra mk5 1.9cdti 150ps xp)

    or and in WHITE

    its brand new and was just wondering whats the first thing i should do to protect my paintwork. would you just give it a good polish and wax or would you go into more detail.

    thanks all
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    clay it first mate before you do anything
    astra coupe bertone on 18" pro race 1.2s now on coilovers

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    If its brand new it won't need claying. But it will need the pre-delivery wax removing. So use citrus based cleaner to pre treat it, then wash it, then maybe citrus it again followed by another wash. Then as its winter some bloody good wax to seal it again. So Collonite 915 I think will do the job. Layer it on leave 24hrs between applications. Give it a good healthy start to life and she'll repay you later on. Don't forget all the aweward places your not likely to wash on a regular basis (where dirt can linger for many months), this includes door shuts and water channels (where water is to run).

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    Personally i would clay it as its still been transported here then sat in the docks and these are the worst places for contamination and hot articulated dust filings etc......

    Then as above glaze, seal or wax...your choice but get something on it....

    Personally on a new car i would clay , hd cleanse and collonite 476s on white!!
    Heavenly Paintwork is simply Heaven Itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jam View Post
    If its brand new it won't need claying. But it will need the pre-delivery wax removing. So use citrus based cleaner to pre treat it, then wash it, then maybe citrus it again followed by another wash. Then as its winter some bloody good wax to seal it again. So Collonite 915 I think will do the job. Layer it on leave 24hrs between applications. Give it a good healthy start to life and she'll repay you later on. Don't forget all the aweward places your not likely to wash on a regular basis (where dirt can linger for many months), this includes door shuts and water channels (where water is to run).

    Any pics?

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    as mark stated even when a car is brand new it picks all sorts of crap up so better safe than sorry
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    remember seein your pics marc when you got the vxr brand new and cleaned it sing clay still removed dirt just because its new doesnt means its clean you have no idea what conditions its been sitting. Do as Marc has avised cant go wrong with his advice when it comes to cleaning

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    not got any pics as yet but will be posting some up soon,
    think i'm going to get some of the collonite stuff,

    do i go for 915 or 476s. whats the difference ?
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    Didn't think about its sitting at the docks. Good thing Marcs around to put me straight
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    anyone know the difference?
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    Its so very difficult to explain differences really as our eyes tell different stories but 915 is a slightly better wax in the sense it has more carnauba content and will give a slightly warmer finish BUT does not have as much durability as 476s which is the other way round ....

    I would say if you are prepared to wax every 3 to 4 weeks in winter go for 915 and if not go for 476s.....
    Heavenly Paintwork is simply Heaven Itself.

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