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    Stages for Protection Detailing

    Just wanted to know what stages people think I should be using. I like a hard-wearing finish, and generally do a big detail once every 4 months, whilst quick washing weekly.

    At the moment I would clay the car, put on two coats of Carlack 68 All In One Polish, then put on two or three coats of Collinite 476S Auto Wax.

    However, I have heard people describing a good detail process as: Polish, Glaze, Sealant, Wax. I'm not sure what my Carlack would be classed as, obviously Collinite would be wax, but what would I use for the other stages, and do I need to do them?

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    Polish: The Carlack 68 you're using at the moment
    Glaze: Something like Clearkote Moose Glaze, found here
    Sealant: Something Like Poorboys EX-P sealant(smells like malibu), found here
    Wax: Collinite (lasts for ages aswell)

    You don't need to do these at all, what I'd recommend is using a paint cleaner such as Dodo Juice Lime Prime or Zymol HD Cleanse (smells like chocolate vodka shots!)
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    Cheers for clearing that up.

    So bearing in mind I really want to stick with the Collinite as a final product as it lasts so long, what do you think I should be using in between clay-barring and waxing with Collinite?

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    Stick with the Carlack polish mate, just to bring the paint shine through. If you want a deeper gloss, use Lime Prime (HD Cleanse is quite pricey) beofre polishing and waxing
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    I was told that Lime Prime does the same job as Carlack, the only difference being that Carlack has protection, and Lime Prime doesn't.

    Do you think I would notice much difference between the following?:

    1. Megs Clay & QD
    2. Carlack 68
    3. AG Super Resin Polish (for swirl removal/filling)
    4. Clearkote Moose Glaze
    5. Poorboys EX-P sealant
    6. Collinite

    OR...

    1. Megs Clay & QD
    2. AG SRP / Carlack68
    3. Collinite

    What is the difference between AG SRP and Carlack, and is it worth doing lots of stages to get the car looking good, or will I not notice the difference?

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    TBH, if it was me i'd do the first list, but leave out the moose glaze. EX-P gives a superbly deep gloss.

    Here's my auntie's Saab after I EX-P'd it


    And this is mine with EX-P and Natty's Red wax
    [newline]Click here for more images from this garage[/newline]
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    i just bought carlack and collinite 915, so wen it stops raining, weneva that be i can make a start,
    i use p21 cleanse
    carlack or PB sealant
    collinite 915


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    I firmly believe that everyone should use hd cleanse once in their detailing lifetime...Its not cheap but it also isnt dear...Hd cleanse topped with a good wax in my eyes will knock spots off most products plus it preps paintwork so well for a good bond.
    Heavenly Paintwork is simply Heaven Itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vxrmarc View Post
    I firmly believe that everyone should use hd cleanse once in their detailing lifetime...Its not cheap but it also isnt dear...Hd cleanse topped with a good wax in my eyes will knock spots off most products plus it preps paintwork so well for a good bond.
    agreed i always us a cleanse, as said prepares paint work for wax, its worth putting it on as the protection and shine is worth it imo

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    Well it's kind of eating away at me that I want to try these products to I think i'm just gonna order them. Plus i've just received a £50 cashback rebate on my credit card, so that's my excuse!!!

    Goint to try that Carlack Glass care kit too. (I've been completely and utterly been bitten by this nastily expensive detailing bug)

    What I would like to know, is, are the following good products? and also, what alternatives would people recommend for a GLAZE and a SEALANT???

    1. Clearkote Moose Glaze
    2. Poorboys EX-P sealant

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