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PostSubject: Guinea Pig ?   19th March 2010, 17:20

Now i dont rate Megs or W&W tbh but i thought id give this ago - one of their new shampoos, so may have made it better Rolling Eyes
Anyone used it ?

Meant to prolong your wax coat and enhance the gloss ........ we shall see

Ill review at the weekend Wink





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PostSubject: Re: Guinea Pig ?   19th March 2010, 18:04

label reads impressive Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Guinea Pig ?   19th March 2010, 18:38

ooooh let us know how you get on, I've just run out of shampoo so need to buy some more Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Guinea Pig ?   20th March 2010, 07:31

Won't be doing that much wash n waxing with the rain that we have today Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Guinea Pig ?   20th March 2010, 10:32

If it contains Carnauba I wont be using it! Megs seem to like the yellow version of this wax, and I have noticed a very slight yellowing on the PW paintwork as a consequence!
Carnauba is a great natural wax, other makers seem to be able to do a white version!
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PostSubject: Re: Guinea Pig ?   20th March 2010, 11:14

Do you fancy testing it on my car taylor?? Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Guinea Pig ?   20th March 2010, 17:10

never even thought of shampoo staining paintwork affraid

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PostSubject: Re: Guinea Pig ?   22nd March 2010, 18:52

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If it contains Carnauba I wont be using it! Megs seem to like the yellow version of this wax, and I have noticed a very slight yellowing on the PW paintwork as a consequence!
Carnauba is a great natural wax, other makers seem to be able to do a white version!

Sorry Rob thats a myth Neutral

and you dont want to be using white - that is bleached carnauba - yes bleached Shocked - carnauba in its natural state is best known as T1 Grade yellow off the rainforest palms.

the yellowish tinge is probably where no pre wax cleaner has been used to prep your paintwork before applying your wax Wink which will show up more on lighter colour cars.


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PostSubject: Re: Guinea Pig ?   22nd March 2010, 21:39

WOW - I think you're in the wrong trade Taylor Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Guinea Pig ?   22nd March 2010, 23:30

Davyboy wrote:
WOW - I think you're in the wrong trade Taylor Very Happy

Have to agree with u on that one ^^ Dave Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Guinea Pig ?   23rd March 2010, 10:23

I always prep the car before waxing ie; Wash, paint cleaner, polish then wax (megs 3 step system)! I'm not so sure it is a myth as it has been noted elsewhere about the Canauba (must get the link up as I can't remember which brand?) I noticed that using a plain wax leaves it much brighter and whiter but maybe it's the Megs wax that is the culprit?
After all they do contain other additives!
Maybe a pure Carnauba will be better?
So does the bleached Carnauba ( white wax) damage the paintwork? Is there evidence?
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PostSubject: Re: Guinea Pig ?   24th March 2010, 09:49

I think I probably need to do a clay soonish to get rid of the layers! Any recommendations as to which clay kit to go for?
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PostSubject: Re: Guinea Pig ?   24th March 2010, 12:32

That's 2 of us Rob, maybe a clay day coming up Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Guinea Pig ?   24th March 2010, 12:35

T is meant to b adding to our thread in the valeting section but she is a very busy lady sorting out all our criminals as we all well no & we have to be patient for her to post her recommendations. But i am sure it will be worth the wait as i am one that is waiting patiently
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PostSubject: Re: Guinea Pig ?   26th March 2010, 10:29

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I think I probably need to do a clay soonish to get rid of the layers! Any recommendations as to which clay kit to go for?

If you havent clayed - ever Shocked and you are using paint work cleaners etc you are just enhancing them - i.e. showing up perfections and contaminants so not the shampoo just not a clean base for wax - the yellow tinge in the grime under the wax, the shampoo is again enhancing them buy bring your paintwork to a shine - working with the wax. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Guinea Pig ?   26th March 2010, 10:33

Cheers T thought it could posibly be the problem!
Any reco's for a decent clay kit?
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PostSubject: Re: Guinea Pig ?   26th March 2010, 10:48

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Cheers T thought it could posibly be the problem!
Any reco's for a decent clay kit?

I thought it could be no paint cleanser until you told me you hadn't clayed before, i assumed you had before apply the cleanser.
cleansing the paint defeats the object if it hasn't been clayed Very Happy

ill post one up for you Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Guinea Pig ?   26th March 2010, 11:15

Ok here you go

Zymol Lehm Clay Bar & Clay Lube : £46 - Very Good - name speaks for itself - what i am currently using Wink then Zymol HD cleanse after Very Happy



http://www.monzacarcare.com/products/?category_id=&search_mode=view_item&product_id=1847&start=0&search_term=clay

Sonus SFX Ultra Fine Clay Bar : Around £16-£18 for X2 Bars in a Box - again very good bars - dont use their clay lube bit watery



http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/sonus-clay-bar-kit.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/Meguiars_Super_Degreaser_1.html&usg=__qrQplRTRKZB6FhKanKYAHNrYjFg=&h=300&w=200&sz=10&hl=en&start=5&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=p6T9HaB_q7xQeM:&tbnh=116&tbnw=77&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dsonus%2Bclay%2Bbar%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dsafari%26sa%3DN%26rls%3Den%26tbs%3Disch:1

Chemical Guys Clay Bar Surface cleaner kit : £22 - Chemical Guys is always great Very Happy



http://www.chemicalguysuk.com/Clay_Bar_Paint_and_Overspray_Cleaner_Kit_p/clylight.htm

DoDo Juice Range : Supernatural Clay X3 Bars, DoDo Gentle Grey and the Best Clay Lube EVER !!!! DoDo Juice Born Slippy !! Very Happy







http://www.carnaubawaxshop.co.uk/shop/index.php?view=brand&brand_id=2

ONLY use fine grade if you are polishing by hand as Meduim-Hard is for Professional detailers really that machine polish after and you can easily C**K up your paint a good'n if its not used properly

and REMEMBER : LUBE LUBE and LUBE - you cant over lube - Lots of lube = NO MARRING on paintwork thumbs up
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PostSubject: Re: Guinea Pig ?   26th March 2010, 14:19

To be honest as I've never clayed a car before I'm more scared on f$*king things up good and proper so have always just left alone Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: Guinea Pig ?   26th March 2010, 14:23

Davyboy wrote:
To be honest as I've never clayed a car before I'm more scared on f$*king things up good and proper so have always just left alone Shocked

Honestly Dave its easy and if you use lots of lube you will be fine - wait until you wash the car think its clean - use the clay bar and see all the CR*P on it Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Guinea Pig ?   26th March 2010, 14:46

Davyboy wrote:
To be honest as I've never clayed a car before I'm more scared on f$*king things up good and proper so have always just left alone Shocked

I am with Dave on the ^^
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PostSubject: Re: Guinea Pig ?   26th March 2010, 17:53

If you guys have never clayed before expect results along the lines of .....







Or worse affraid Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Guinea Pig ?   26th March 2010, 17:56

maybe I should experiment on Julie's MINI first Laughing

or maybe not as she would kill me if I f&*ded it up, and I mean kill me affraid Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Guinea Pig ?   26th March 2010, 18:06

As long as you are using fine clay as i have recommended above you cant go wrong - just use loads of lube - do it you will be amazed.
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PostSubject: Re: Guinea Pig ?   26th March 2010, 18:23

Dave u can go first & tell me how u get on & tips/does/donts etc
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Think we need a guide like u did on the tyres - A complete step by step guide or a lesson
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