Advice on waxing please

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Advice on waxing please

Post by stc954 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:22 am

Hi guys, I have asked around some shops for a 2 stage machine polish with a swissvax wax. I got a price of rought £500 and £700 for ceramic coating with 2 stage ploish. The shop is JPDetailing, has a youtube channel too. Is this too much? The 2 stage polish is because it was once in the auction and there is plenty of swirlls and scratches.
Any opinions?
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Re: Advice on waxing please

Post by Yilmaz » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:52 am

That sounds way to much, I was quoted £150 locally for a full machine polish by a body repair shop and quoted £200 for one from a local detailer. If its just swirls from washes you can get a cheap machine polisher from halfords for £30 and meguires compound for £8 and it did the trick for me. Only issue its a long process.

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Re: Advice on waxing please

Post by Scotty_b » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:49 pm

If you have access to a plug I would just buy yourself a DA polisher and do it yourself. Plenty of tutorials on Youtube and not as hard as some 'detailers' make out.

You can then repeat the process every year to keep it looking brand new.
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Re: Advice on waxing please

Post by Corbil » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:23 pm

If the car has swirls just from dirty sponges there is no need to weaken your lacquer by using compounds.
Just use a good SRP with a DA polisher and you will be fine.

Take a look a 50/50 photo from the job I done to my friend's Q5 by using the autoglym SRP


The difference is huge and without harming the thickness of the lacquer as you could do with a compound.

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Re: Advice on waxing please

Post by MOOGLEYS » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:58 pm

I wax mine monthly it’s only a quid extra at the car wash..... :D

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