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Hi all ,well just over 4 weeks for my new 2008 Allure spec to arrive. I see on here not many people use Mer to polish/wax their cars. I have spoken to several owners of "Hot Rods" who use it and swear by it any comments welcomed as I will be looking for a good polish/wax to give a coating before hitting the road
 

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I stopped using Mer some years ago as it left so much white dust in every crevice.
It may now be improved and not create so much now-a-days.

I swear by Meguiars. Best wax you can use that's not only easy to apply but also easy to create a fantastic shine.

They're also a great Company to contact should you need any help or advice with lots of 'How To' videos on their website.

http://www.2008ownersclub.co.uk/forum/topic55.html#.VaFH_5VwbIU

http://www.2008ownersclub.co.uk/forum/all-waxed-over_topic160.html#.VaFM9pVwbIU

They have excellent products to cover every aspect of keeping your 2008 looking like new.

Al.





Edited by: allan40alt
 

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Meguairs all the way for me too.

I tend to use different parts of the range

<ul>[*]Gold Class Wash Shampoo for instance or their Hyper Wash which will make hundreds of litres of shampoo[*]Parts of the Detailing Range[*]Ultimate Polish & Ultimate Wax or you could use Tech 2 Wax if on a budget great stuff[*]Interior Cleaner[*]Trim for he Exterior Plastics[*]Gold Class Leather Cleaner etc for the Leather[*]Megs Clarity for the Windows, although I but there detailing window cleaner where you get 11 galls out of 1 gallon[/list]They virtually have all the bases covered.
 

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many thanks for your comments, I will take on board what you have said when looking, meantime I will check UTube
 

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what a shame I'm left handed but thanks anyway
 

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Well my dealer E-Mailed me today, my car has arrived at the dealership. As I'm on motability I still have to wait until 13 Aug before I can get my hands on it.
 

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It was my day off today, no rain was forecast so I decided to clean my car for the first time (2 weeks in).

I hate cleaning cars. I usually pay somebody else to do it but you lot made me get carried away and I thought it would be a good idea to buy some lotions and potions. So I had a line up on Meguiars bottles on the kitchen side screaming at me to use them. I've been delighted at the sight of dark clouds for the last week as it meant that I had a good excuse not to tackle the car. Did I tell you that I hate cleaning cars?

Anyway, after an hour I was still cleaning squashed flies off the bonnet. A very kind neighbour stopped and put her window down to suggest that I could simply pay somebody to do it for me. I was soaking wet. My hair was frizzy. I had broken a nail whilst trying to remove a foil seal off a bottle. I smiled politely and told her that I was enjoying myself (lies!). I admit that once the car was clean and dry and I started with the polish it was far more enjoyable. I made the glass sparkle and the tyres shine. 2 and a half hours it took me (just on the outside) but I have to say I was rather proud of the results.

However, tonight I decided to organise a 'car' box to store all the cleaning stuff in in the garage. That's when I actually read what I have been using.... Ultimate Polish a PRE-WAX treatment. What?? Does that mean that I haven't finished and I need to put a layer of wax on too? I could cry!

Can I just leave it? I've consulted the Halfords website again and I see that they sell Meguiars Ultimate Quik Wax which looks quite easy to apply. Should I buy some? Please bear in mind that I hate........ (fill in the blanks)









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Thanks Allan, I must admit that I checked out a few of the YouTube videos earlier.

I'll order some Quik Wax. I now have very high expectations! All Megs is on 3 for 2 at Halfords at the moment so I'll stock up!

I appreciate that you are a purist (with OCD tendencies apparently
) but can I get away with paying to get my car cleaned / jet washed at a local "hand wash" car wash and then finish it myself with Megs Quick Wax / Tyre Gel / window stuff? I really didn't enjoy the cleaning part.
 

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I really don't like those 'hand wash' type places.
I've often seen drying cloths dropped on the floor and simply picked up and carried on drying + scratching your paintwork.

Mechanical ones I think are worse as the odd aerial ripped off from a previous car whips around with the very unkind cleaning thongs. They don't clean properly anyway; they just scrape off the grit and slap it back down on your paint a millisecond later with the diesel soaked thongs.

....and these are not what I've read about; they're what I've seen.

Do it yourself with a soft brush connected to a hose andyou're washing away any grit and grime gently and you can get into every crevice properly.

http://www.libraryoflogic.com/10-ways-you-unknowingly-ruin-your-cars-paint/

http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=1298116

http://www.incrediblydetailed.com/the-automatic-car-wash-how-to-ruin-your-vehicle/

Now I really must go as I feel another waxing coming on.......


Have fun, Al.
 

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Thanks but could you delete all of that message Al and simply put something along the lines of "That sounds like a marvellous compromise Kate"?!!

Ooh, or you could move in next door to me? And Tone could live on the other side! Brilliant plan!
 

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That sounds like a marvellous compromise Kate.....but it's not what I'd do.......

Al.

PS:...if a jobs worth doing then it's worth doing properly....

PPS: I'll pack my things as soon as it stops raining; I'm not going out in this!
 

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No neither am I, its chucking it down at the moment down here in the sunshine state.

<ul>[*]I'm trying to get out and "Clay Bar" the car http://www.meguiars.co.uk/shop/smooth-surface-replacement-clay-bar
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<ul>[*]and then polish it with "Megs Ultimate Polish" http://www.meguiars.co.uk/shop/ultimate-polish
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<ul>[*]and then seal it forever with "Gtechnic C1" http://gtechniq.com/products/auto/c1-crystal-lacquer
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Kate, you'll have to move south and then washing and polishing and waxing isn't a chore, but Mansfield...I don't think so you have perpetual fall outs of soot and acid rain up there.


Also John if you haven't got the time to go mad take a look at the Gtechniq coatings this prevents scratches and makes it easy to remove dead flies and lasts for approx 18 months, mind you it ain't cheap. But if you have a dark car stones chips are its worst nightmare. With this stuff they don't happen believe me.



Have a good weekend.

PS Still frightening the neighbors in your PJ's at night Kate!!
 

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Not had the rain here and I've been out tonight with my new Quik Wax
See, it is much better weather up north!

i've just ordered some Megs Wash and Wax Anywhere - that's my compromise Al! Edited by: KateinNotts
 
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