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    Rain - Advice

    Just a quick one for advice.

    Washed the car today, then clayed it and polished it, was just going into get the wax and it started to rain, so now i wont get to wax it untill tomorow, will i need to wash the car again or will drying it and waxing it be enough?


    Any advice would be great, thanks.

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    aslong as you dont drive it you should be fine to dry it and wax,if you drive it in wet weather then obviously the car is going to get dirty down the sides and will probaly need another quick wash

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    Check out how 'dirty' the rain is - sometimes it can contain sand from the Sahara desert, in which case, a fresh wash would be appropriate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plant View Post
    Check out how 'dirty' the rain is - sometimes it can contain sand from the Sahara desert, in which case, a fresh wash would be appropriate.

    sorry perhaps should of said that,dont just dry it and wax,the car will already be wet so atleast spray it over with a hose

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    Yeah i think i will wash it then as its getting a good proper going over for the first time so i might as well do it right, i just bought some of the autoglym high definition wax, so hopefully it is good. I polished it with autoglym super resin polish, then i was going to use the high gloss protection stuff then finish with the high definition wax. Does this sound ok? Or is the high gloss protection not really worth it?

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    definately wash it as the rain will deposit minerals onto the paint and if you just wax onto it then it will cause swirling.
    Gaz

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    defo wash it rain may look clear and clean but its far from it.

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    Woke up this morning, got the hose out, filled up the bucket ready to wash and it starts to rain again! Luckily it only lasted half an hour and i managed to get it washed, dried and put on the AG extr agloss protection and the high defination wax and i must say it looks fantastic, i have never used a proper wax before or had one on my car put it was pretty easy to use and i barely used any of it from the tub, it buffed off pretty easy (apart from the wind blowing the cloth everywhere, luckily it didnt get out of my hand as i didnt have another clean one) and the shine from it is amazing, hopefully it lasts as long as some people have said.

    Im happy, will try and get pics up later

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    I rate the shine from EGP alone pretty highly, with a decent wax on top aswell it is likely better still

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