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Hi all, was just wondering if ye could give me some info on polishing my car. its a red mk2 golf and would like to start using some good products to try and keep the shine and maybe some advise on wax's because ive never used them before. thanks for any help.
 

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If you've never used anything before, you'd probably be best with some Autoglym or Chemical Guys products. Simple enough use.
Theres three site advertisers that specialise in most products and would be happy to recommend you stuff.

Heres a (very) quick guide:

Start off giving it a good bath.

Tar remover.

Claybar.

Then polish.

Seal it all in with a wax/sealant.

There's also a fair few of us have a cleaning OCD on here, so most will be happy to give advice.
 

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Hi Brian,
I'm from Longford too, and a self confessed OCD cleaner,
what stage is the mk2 at now? i.e. mostly dull or faded paint? Or it's had quite a good life and you want to enhance it?

The best thing I found is sealants for red paint, or to keep a good layer of wax on them, to stop it fading to pink.
I'm fond of Jetseal and the dodo range of waxes, however I have and use others based on the needs. (collinite over the winter etc)

As for polishing, it depends on how fussy or energetic you are, you can get nice results by hand, in terms of glossing the paint, but for proper correction and swirl removal you'll need machine work or arms like popeye.
By hand, for just gloss enhancement, Lime prime is lovely stuff IMO, but I can't fault the menzerna range for some proper paint correction.

I do be home most weekends, and can show you or advise you as necessary with the different products if you'd like PM me. I have them in the golf most of the time anyway!
 

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well brian your best bet would be to come along to the athlone meet. meet up with a few of the ocd cleaner lads in person ( bring a notebook
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both donal's and mossy's cars are unbelievable shiny so id listen to this bucks
but as i said best job would be to talk in person
 
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