That's opened up a whole debate!I got my 6gen honda accord in pearl black yesterday and love it and its looking great but needs a polish . Whats the best polish guys .
oh and can I still get the type accord badge here .
Thanks but what does CLAY the pain work mean exactlyThat's opened up a whole debate!
I've used meguairs NXT and autoglymn HD wax on our pirates black Accord and it comes up well.
Best thing to do before anything though that really makes the difference is to clay the paintwork, especially if it hasn't been done.
In all honesty there are loads of products out there and new ones coming out all the time, so you will get lots of varied opinions on waxes.
There are a few topics in the detailing section of the forum.
In respect of the sticker have a look at this thread, you'll need to Pm Alnug
im sending for that stuff , I will let you know how I get on .you buy a small bar of special clay and using either water or a special lubricant you rub it hard all over the paintwork. this removes all sorts of rubbish that washing doesn't. The paint feels as smooth as glass but more importantly the wax/sealent you then use gives a better shine. You only need to do it 1/2 times a year at most unless you regularly park under trees etc.
A good starter clay pack such as http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/detailing-clay/meguiars-quik-clay-kit-50g-clay-/prod_226.html
btw, polish would normally be used to describe somethning that takes a fine layer of teh top coat/laquer in the ilk of T cut. What most people really mean is a wax or sealant, often referred to as the final stage product ( FSP )
personally I use a combination of Carlack 68 and Collinite 476 as per this pack and the results are superb
im sending for that stuff , I will let you know how I get on .
Ive checked out many articles on claying and ordered meguiars kit , I honestly never knew of this little secret ,can't wait to see the results .When using the clay ensure that you keep the paintwork lubricated with either water or clay lube (whichever the clay you purchase needs). Keep rotating the clay and re-moulding it, you need to make sure that any grit that gets trapped in it doesn't scratch your paintwork.
Personally I would do it quite light at first, certainly whilst you get used to it, as you are less likely to scratch the paintwork, you can always go over it again.
Another tip is to feel the panel before you start to clay it, you will feel microscopic bits of tar and tree sap etc a bit like very fine sandpaper, after you have clayed it it will feel more like polished glass.
You won't be disappointed, the only other thing to remember is to do it on a dry day and start early.Ive checked out many articles on claying and ordered meguiars kit , I honestly never knew of this little secret ,can't wait to see the results .
Hi I've ordered collinite 845 heavy duty insulator wax and autoglym super resin polish and meguiars clay kit .You won't be disappointed, the only other thing to remember is to do it on a dry day and start early.
Once you have clayed the car the paintwork has no or very little protection, so in order to save all your hard work, your best getting a sealant on and then finishing with a wax all in the same day.
The best for red too dude!!!!!I've found Auto Glym's Ultra Deep Shine the best for covering swirl and giving a glossy sheen finish on black..
Personally not used collinite 845 but looking at the product spec and the product spec of the AG super resin polish, I would do it in the following order.Hi I've ordered collinite 845 heavy duty insulator wax and autoglym super resin polish and meguiars clay kit .
Please forgive my ignorance but after i do the clay part what order do I apply the other products IE which is next the collinite 845 or the autoglym :wub:
Marcus thats a lovely car ,well done its blindingly gleaming ,if I get that quality i,m gonna be well happy . I am sticking to your combo , end off .Autoglym Super Resin Polish
Collinite 845 Wax
check the members ride page link in sig below to see the results that combo does on a 18 year old paint
Michelle,I'd never heard about claying. One thing though, if your car has had some body work done can you still clay it? I'd hate to think all the paint might come off, I don't know who sprayed our car so I don't know if they've done a good job or not. It looks good you can only see it has been sprayed if you know what to look for.
Amazon posted my materials yesterday , Meguiars clay kit , 1000ml autoglym No 1 super resin , Collinite Wax No.845 Heavy Duty Insulator Wax .
All I need is a full dry day next week . Question is what dusters are best , I have a few types including 100% cotton Tshirts , lint , micro fibre ( i use on TFT monitor) etc , your thoughts on dusters ?
Do you guys remove the dealership rectangular badge from the inside bottom the rear window ( weir Honda Edinburgh phone xxxx ) I tried to remove it and its solid . I was wanting to put a TA badge there soon .haHa :lol: The last application( collinites 845) arrived first ,as per product label a scud missile couldn't penetrate this stuff, if its fit for power lines and space ships its fit for my honda .
I removed mine about a month or so after buying.Do you guys remove the dealership rectangular badge from the inside bottom the rear window ( weir Honda Edinburgh phone xxxx ) I tried to remove it and its solid . I was wanting to put a TA badge there soon .
I do admit that it was tough going getting all the coll' off ,thats why I have aching shoulders today , I,m going to take the above advice and apply another layer of collinites after I wash it ,maybe tomorrow .Good work man, pics?
Ideally the Colli needs to be applied panel at a time, if you have managed to buff off 100% of the colli after letting it sit while you apply it to the whole car then you done well!