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    polishing red cars..........

    just a quick one, i washed the astra yesterday and it looks great but i was wondering what the best polish is to use?

    i've used auto glym super resin before but i fancied a change so i bought meguires gold class polish, tried it on the wing mirror and i couldnt tell the difference from before to after.

    is it because its new paint (57 plate) or just wrong choice of polish?

    thanks, lew
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    give the red a chance to fade it wont take long, then polish it

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    Being new, it's gonna look dead shiny anyway! But you can never polish too much - well, you can, but your get the idea!

    For results with very little effort, Autoglym SRP is probably one of the best. You could top it up with Autoglym EGP to give it a nice glaze, then some decent wax on top (Collinite 476?) for an extra layer of protection. Plus it'll stay looking good for ages with that lot on and be a bit easier to clean.

    Some people would recommend claying first, but I'm not sure if it would actually need / benefit from it, being so new. I'm happy to be corrected tho
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    could it be worth claying to remove any polish/wax from the dealers?

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    what is egp? and is there any products that stop UV getting to the paint because it takes all day you do properly then next week its faded again

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    i got EPG and its pretty much the same as SRP i think.
    im gonna try and usr the gold class today if the weather holds out.
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    I've been using Autoglym SRP on the car since I got it and it's never missed a beat. With the nicer weather coming in, i'm aiming to do it once a week.

    I'm about to go out and give it another going over (it's just been foamed/washed).

    I'll take pics once i'm done

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    Quote Originally Posted by lew & lou View Post
    i got EPG and its pretty much the same as SRP i think.
    im gonna try and usr the gold class today if the weather holds out.
    The EGP is a sealant, as opposed to a polish. It will shine your car a bit, but ideally apply the SRP first, then the EGP - the shine will last a fair bit longer than with just SRP alone

    Then wax on top of that for really good results
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    if you want a good sealant get your hands on some chemical guys jetseal will keep your paint looking spot on and shiny as well as protectin it from uv

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