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    Getting it ready for PTm, This ok for cleaning/polishing car.

    This is the usual for me about 2-3 times a yr,.... rest of the yr washed only once a month...if that.

    Bearing in mind, the front bumper/bonnet/wheels will have been freshly painted next week and rest of the car mopped........................colour is europa blue...

    Wash the car twice with meguirs shampoo, then stage 2, then stage 3, do i need to AG before i stage 3?....then back to black inside dash, and some cheap rubber restorer for the outside window rubbers etc.
    What shall i use on the wheels and suede seats??

    Edit: i really need a very hard protective wax on the front bumper as it gets alot abuse from stones as it is soo low.
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    I wouldnt bother with the megs 3 stage stuff.

    If the car has already been polished by rotary then the paint should be pretty gleaming. I would wash and dry as you have said (not with a sponge though!)
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    Clay (a simple megs quik clay kit will do)
    Glaze or prep surface for wax (megs #7 glaze or lime prime)
    wax (for duribility Collinite 476 or for good looks and decent duribility one olf the dodo waxes. There is a group buy going on for waxes!)
    Arden Blue Astra Vxr

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    i wont need to clay as it would have ben mopped, i need a wax i can buy from halfords or motorworld today.
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    sorry for blonde question - what's "mopped"?

    Kirsty

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    when they go over your car with a compound paste, which takes a very slight top layer off thus getting rid of swirls etc.
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    You will need to clay, just to ensure te best paint prep possible. There could have been contaminants made their weay onto and into your paint in the time it has been polished.

    I really wouldnt go for any wax from Halfrauds, i really would go for a decent wax from www.cleanyourcar.co.uk, whats your price range?
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