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    Lightbulb advice on how to look after new paint :s.

    what advice do people have to look after new paint?
    ive had my front wing , front bumper , petrol cap and rear wing sprayed.
    when is best to wash it , wax it n how to look after it in the future so it looks as good as it does know.

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    anybody?
    whats the best products to use on a mk4 midnight black astra 2 get a realy deep like shine on it and make it stand out at shows?

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    On black, when I fully detail mine I used sonus green clay, megs shampoo plus, then polish with AG SRP, glaze with PB Black hole, then finally finish it off with a coat or 2 of Petes 53. Results:










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    thats phat.
    were can i get all this from and how much is each item?
    should i clay the whole car or just the old panels n not the newly paintied ones?
    they were only painted last friday

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    Clay the whole car before you polish to remove contaminents even on the newly sprayed panels.

    Prices and where to buy

    all prices approx
    Sonus green clay £8 (CYC)
    Megs Shampoo Plus £20 (CYC)
    AG SRP around £10 (Halfords)
    PB Blackhole £12 (CYC)
    Petes 53 £23 (CYC)

    CYC = www.cleanyourcar.co.uk
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    do u have to let my paint cure before i wash it 4 the first time?

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    Not too sure tbh
    Astra sold ... replaced with a Skoda ... soon to be replaced with another Vauxhall

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    anybody else know the best way to care 4 my new paint and how long before i wash it or polish it?

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    It will have already been jet washed at the bodyshop and polished with a rotary machine.

    By now it should have had more than enough time to solidify so washing and polishing should not be an issue provided you are not too harsh on it. You can probably see with a finger nail whether the paint is still soft or not.
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    Black Astra needs an XP pack (sports pack)

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