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    Car products to bring out the red?

    I just bought a BMW and the guy i bought it off has scared me.. it has lowish miles but he told me to keep it clean he used to t-cut it every month... now u call it the product of the devil so im pretty sure all its protection is gone so i need to wax it up.. but what clay, polish, wax etc should i use to really bring out the red??

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    well if it has been t-cut every month i should think the paint will be quite swirly indeed!
    I would get some Autobalm to fill the swirls and help add some depth. Then for protection I would go for something like Banana Amour from the Dodo Juice range.

    What is your budget?

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    Err its low budget... T-cut thins the paint doesn't it?

    So its

    Wash
    Clay
    Dry
    Polish
    Microfiber
    Autobalm
    Wax


    Thats my car, its not pink but its not a deep dark rich red, do you think it can be done?

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    This is how I would do it. (Prob better ways, its just what Id do)

    Wash - 2 bucket method.
    Clay.
    Wash again
    Dry - using M/F, Drying towel, or a waffle weave M/F (you can also spray on a quick detailer as you dry, to speed things up and add shine.)

    You now have a good base for the real magic......

    Polish* - Autoglym super resin polish or DoDO Lime prime etc
    Wax* - Collinite or Petes 53 or one of the DoDo range to suit your car

    *Polish and Wax - apply them both with a clean applicator pad, and when "dry" buff of using a microfibre, a "flat" one would be best. (Thats one with less pile) Do two coats of the wax for a longer lasting finish.

    As far as Autobalm goes, never used it, know little about it so dont know where you would fit that in the list.

    GazTD knows a lot about all this kinda stuff, and a good site for products is cleanyourcar.co.uk

    Hope this helps
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    righty-ho. 1st off if it's been T-Cut once a month I'd be wanting a full respray as it'll probably be a bit thin on the clearcoat. As Georgy said, something like autobalm will fill the swirls and add a nice gloss. Once Autobalmed, I'd definately be looking at a good wax. If you can stretch as far as £80, then Dodo's Doublewax gave fantastic results on my red VXR. If you can't go that far, then penfold got some amazing results the other day on a red VXR from Pete's 53.
    Gaz

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