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      08-12-2017, 03:49 PM   #1
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Claying, polishing and waxing

Today I spent 7 hours claying, polishing and waxing and still have the front and rear bumpers to do tomorrow.

20 months after getting my car with BMW Seal and Protect I thought it was time to wax it as the Seal and Protect was well and truly gone (supposed to last 3 years )

Decided to use the pot of Auto Glym High Definition Wax that I had bought for my last car. Used Dodo Juice clay and lube, doing one panel at a time, Auto Glym Super Resin Polish by hand, finally finishing with the HD Wax.

The claying was hard work, and did every inch of the paintwork to get it silky smooth. I had to resort to Auto Glym Paint Renovator and Tar Remover to get some stubborn marks off.

Side skirts had lots of marks to remove as did the lower part of the doors. Pleased with the result so far.

Hoping for a dry night and finish tomorrow, and then get some beading again when it rains.
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7 hours! That's some effort fair play!

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      08-12-2017, 04:27 PM   #3
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7 hours! That's some effort fair play!

Tomorrow, when it's finished!
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I used to happily wax Polish clay a car, but these days I can't be bothered lol.
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Too late for you now but get a clay mitt
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Today I spent 7 hours claying, polishing and waxing and still have the front and rear bumpers to do tomorrow.
I would be happy with that. It took me 4 days to decontaminate, polish and seal a Citigo 3-door. Hadn't been polished or waxed for over two years though so there was a fair bit of work to do.

Got the F30 to do next. Gonna need two weeks off work to do it at this rate.
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I was thinking to do this as well before winter but can't seem have this much spare time so booked my cars for Mid September for detailing and paint protection coat

don't forget to put pics today mate
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Too late for you now but get a clay mitt
Yes will do next time it was really hard work doing the whole car with a bit of clay.
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Another three hours today and finally finished. Don't plan doing that for a while. ...glad I have finished but the car almost looks new.
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Looks great in the pics, worth the effort
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It took me just over 5 hours to wash, clay, machine polish and wax
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It took me just over 5 hours to wash, clay, machine polish and wax
Looking good and twice as quick to get it done than me.
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Thanks. Yeah I kinda rushed it a bit but it came out pretty good
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What are you talking about, it looks better than new. You will never find a car on the dealers lot that look so grand as yours does. That is the true labor of love. Nice going!

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It took me just over 5 hours to wash, clay, machine polish and wax
please don't post any more pictures of this... I absolutely do not need those wheels... I really don't...
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I was thinking to do this as well before winter but can't seem have this much spare time so booked my cars for Mid September for detailing and paint protection coat

don't forget to put pics today mate
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please don't post any more pictures of this... I absolutely do not need those wheels... I really don't...
What wheels!!!
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Another three hours today and finally finished. Don't plan doing that for a while. ...glad I have finished but the car almost looks new.
That does look clean mate, well done

Did you do interior as well ?
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Another three hours today and finally finished. Don't plan doing that for a while. ...glad I have finished but the car almost looks new.
You are tempting fate by parking under trees.
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Another three hours today and finally finished. Don't plan doing that for a while. ...glad I have finished but the car almost looks new.
Looks ace mate, white looks so sharp when it's immaculately clean.

My mrs still takes the piss when I use my clay bar 'Whats that white tac shit you use?!' she just can't appreciate the difference. I get grief when I spend 4 hours on my car!!

7 hours is a great effort
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That does look clean mate, well done

Did you do interior as well ?
Did that a few days earlier.
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Phewie. Very very nice indeed! Will slip through the air that little bit easier now!

All that time though, true commitment, well down...it not very ... well .... sensible?
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