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    General Cleaning help

    Hi guys

    The paintwork on my car from a distance looks really nice, still a deep purple / blue colour, bt as you get closer, you notice loads of swirl marks on the paintwork, i can only assume this has been done by the previous owners with no clue on how to clean properly!!

    When i got the car, the black trim areas had remains of that coloured polish stuff all over it. T-cut colour or something similar i assume. this is STILL coming off when i polish it, but i did get rid of most with a plain colour restoring session and a polish.

    I got the paintwork on my previous car bloody gorgeous, it was like rubbing your fingers over glass coverd in baby oil, really smooth. I think this was because of the amount of time i spent on the paintwork.

    When i ru my fingers over the astra (god this sounds ghey) its not smooth at all, in fact you can feel a lot of imprefections on the paintwork.

    So, my question is, Shall i do the following:

    Wash car normally
    Use Clay detailing kit (auo glym)
    polish (auto glym)
    t-cut
    polish again (auto glym)
    Wax (dodo juice?)

    From what i have read, these seem the right steps when doing a full on detailing session. but any help is great

    Also, what can i use on my black trim that lasts? iv tried back to black, but the effect goes after literally 5 mins

    Many Thanks,

    Andy

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    I'm no expert but i would say what you have above would be a good start bar the t-cut! The clay should get rid of most of the imperfections your feeling!
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    bin the t-cut as in the wrong hands can cause more damage than good .

    basics are

    pre wash - snow foam if you have one

    if not then

    wash 2 bucket method
    rinse
    clay
    wash again
    rinse
    dry
    polish
    glaze or pre wax cleanse
    then wax

    bin the yellow sponge if you got one and get a wool mitt or zymol sponge , all helps preventing swirls .

    as for products well thats all down to what your budget is .

    this time of year you really want a very good durable wax

    heres a link thats very usefull http://www.astraownersclub.com/vb/sh...d.php?t=167625

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    Thanks for he help guys.

    budget wise, i dont like to go mad, but i like quality stuff, theres a hardware store in my town that has the whole range of Auto glym products in at £4 a tub, so i use that a lot. I think they do the clay kits for £18 which is cheaper than most places.

    What wax is recommended?

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    depends on the colour of your car should you go down that route ! the fella ive been talking too swears by dodo juice rainforest rub which is for all colours then you have purple haze which is soft wax for dark colours and blue velvet which is the hard wax for dark cars
    fella on here selling Sonus stuff for cheap if you look on his thread he selling some good stuff ive bought 4 different bottles off him and a range of big drying towels, microfiber applicators and microfiberwash mits and polishing cloths very well priced ! the acryllic glanz spray sealent off him is very good and i havnt one it yet but ill be
    washing 2 buckets with sonus super gloss shampoo
    sonus swirl buster polish
    dodo juice lime prime lite
    sonus SFX 3 super fine finish
    acryllic glanz
    then im gunna buy a tub of rainforest rub, purple haze or blue velvet
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    SFX-3 before the LP fella, or you could use the cleanser after the 2 polishers I am selling bud.

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    lol oops !!
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