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I am new to this section and usually use the autoglym super resin then the gold one for a final shine. Ive looked at a few pics of golfs on here and the shine i s far better than the autoglym. Any ideas for a newcomer on how to get a nice deep shine on my golf ?
 

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I used to use Autoglym, but I now use Meguiars NXT wax topped up with some P21S Carnauba Wax. Either wax will give you excellent results, particularly the P21S stuff [Y] and are much better than Autoglym IMO.

I use a claybar every now and then to remove the contaminants that washing can't remove and to keep the paintwork silky smooth [:)].
 

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I am new to this section and usually use the autoglym super resin then the gold one for a final shine. Ive looked at a few pics of golfs on here and the shine i s far better than the autoglym. Any ideas for a newcomer on how to get a nice deep shine on my golf ?
What colour is your car? Dark colours, while being a pain to maintain and show up swirls more easily, give the deepest shine when properly treated.
 

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P.S. If you have a lighter colour in particular, a clay bar treatment will make it visibly cleaner. I thought my Reflex Silver was quite clean but I saw more of the real colour after going over with a clay bar for the first time in four years. Finally, after all that hard work, nothing beats parking on a petrol station forecourt at night. Choose a relatively new station with very white forecourt lighting, and the depth of shine will amaze you! It's priceless.
 

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It really depends on 2 issues mostly

1. How much do you want to spend.

2. The colour & condition of your paint.

Q.1 A: The current favourite of mine is to use Klasse All in One followed by Klasse Sealant Glaze, topped off with P21S.

These 3 product will cost you about ?50 in total, (plus cloths & applicators), but for about ?13 you can get hold of Meguairs NXT wax, which gives amazing results too.

Q.2 A: Lighter colours are very hard to get a "Deep Shine" that has depth, the darker colours such as Black, Red, Blue & Anthracite are able to give off amazing deep shines. Saying that, with the right materials a reasonable depth of shine can be acheived with silver.

You may also want to go over the paint work first with an item called "Clay Bar", this is a soft clay like material which removes all the surface crud, which results in the paint work being very very smooth, thus giving a better shine.

Take a look at Serious Performance's web site, they have all the stuff I've spoke about & you get a 10% forum discount [Y]

I just had to take this pic yesterday after washing her,the shine realy impressed me & there was no new wax applied , just the Klasse & P21S I put on her a few weeks back...

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Just goes to show different people have different ways of doing things...

My black A3 above had a paint cleanser put on it first to remove all the previous wax and

marks on the paint followed by a polish to remove all the swirl marks etc and then finally a

coat of Zymol concours wax to ge the deep shine you see in the pics.

J.
 

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Yes it does but Fairy liquid contains salt amongst other things and isn't that gentle.

There are various paint cleansers on the market I think the meguairs one is about ?7.99

and the swissol/zymol versions are ?20 for the smaller bottles.

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What is the NXT? just polish? and what prep would you do first ????
NXT is a sythetic Wax which basically means it lasts a little longer (I
think) P21 gives better results as Ive heard and seen! But doesnt last
as long as its a pure wax!

I think on the prep side of things -

I usually polish first (gently) as some are abrasive (paint thining!)
and then wax. A lot of chaps claybar first which is meant to give
wicked results! It does take some time to do though....

Hope this helps.
 
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