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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 14-04-2015, 09:18 Thread Starter
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I've washed my car at the weekend, used polish and waxed it. Now I need to wash it on Friday before Longbridge... Do I just wash it, do I wash it and put some extra wax over it to give it even more of a shine, or do i do the whole hog again?

Is it pointless using polish on top of an already freshly waxed car?

Ideally I should have clayed it, but I didn't have the time. Gutted now in hindsight.
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You could add a another coat of wax if you wish and if you have the time.

No need to polish it again, that should only be done a couple of times a year. Polishing again so early would just render last weeks efforts pointless.

If you want to save time but add a bit of bling after washing again on Friday, go over the car with a spray detailer once you've washed and dried it. It's very simple bling and it helps boost your wax.
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You could add a another coat of wax if you wish and if you have the time.

No need to polish it again, that should only be done a couple of times a year. Polishing again so early would just render last weeks efforts pointless.

If you want to save time but add a bit of bling after washing again on Friday, go over the car with a spray detailer once you've washed and dried it. It's very simple bling and it helps boost your wax.
Woohoo! Glad you replied mate. Your car is a shining example to us all!

Time is the only thing holding me back! I wasn't aware about the polish, glad you mentioned that! I figured as much though as technically polish is a very mild cutting agent?

I'll grab some spray detailer, any recommendations, time is tight obviously! I spotted Tesco selling some Simoniz quick detailer yesterday, spray on, wipe off it seemed. Guessing you don't buff it though!
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if you only did 1 coat of wax last week I would be tempted just to do another layer as you may of missed bits

but if time is tight
this gets good reviews as a top up + quick to use
3 for 2 too on to so you could pick some other bits up

http://www.halfords.com/motoring-tra...-car-wax-500ml

asda has some new spray wax that's just come out its 5
triplewax wax on
not as good as the above but cheaper

info on them here:
http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/accesso...iplewax-wax-on
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Yes polish is abrasive, even the most mild polishes will remove your wax.

The Auto Glym Aqua Wax as mentioned above is very good for a quick wax top up. I've got some and use it occasionally, if you're in a hurry you can't go wrong with it. Wash the car ,rinse and leave it wet, then apply this and dry off.

If there is a 3 for 2 on I'd also get some Auto Glym Rapid Detailer. It's one of the best over the counter detailing sprays IMO. With a detailing spray it's literally spray and wipe and your done, only on a clean car though so wash and dry first.


For future consideration when you have time to wait for things arriving from on line retailers, I highly recommend Finish Kare #425 detailing spray. It's my absolute favourite spray on - wipe off product for gloss and anti static slickness.

I always use it on my ZR. It can be used on the paint, the glass and plastics.
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I am in the same position. A film of sandy dust.
I used G3 wax before. It is great stuff. I am not going to polish again but a quick wash then remove all the drying marks (wash leather). Some waxes would seal any mark in! Then wax again.
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Thanks all. Will be doing it tonight in prep for PoL. Will stop at Halfords at lunch me thinks!
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