How long is a piece of string... the general principle is to start with the least aggressive option and then step it up gradually.
Get yourself a basic DA (Dual Action) polisher. You can't go wrong with that really. Make sure your car is washed and decontaminated and also know you won't knock it out in a weekend, this is a bit by bit job and it's back breaking work at times but thoroughly enjoyable. Check out Chemical Guys polish and pad combos. Maybe that's a good entry point. One of the lads here will know better but there is literally a million and one options when you get deep into this rabbit hole.
Everyone has there favourite polish and pads, I use a forced rotation or rotary polisher with menzerna polishes and shinemate pads. You often see the likes of the das6 polishers,250ml polishes and pads included in the one kit which might be a good buy for someone starting out
Thanks, ya I have all the other equipment for washing, claying etc. Always keep my car clean but have never polished before, just have to buy a polisher and pads, was thinking of getting the das pro 6 but seems to out of stock on most sites. Will take a look at the chemical guys stuff. Thanks
Try Steven in the car salon
I used to use a guy on here's shop, Curran or Curren I think, looks like that's gone, is there a place ye'd recommend these days? Autopia any good?
I ordered from Autopia once, never again. They substitute things without consulting the customer, the order took ages to arrive. I would order from D&D instead
Thanks @high horse
Yea, Detailing Shed was currans shop,it was a great spot. I find Reflect Autocare very good as an alternative..they're a sound bunch up in Dublin. Gave good few recommendations when drove into em.
Autopia were a bit of a disaster when I used them, I use D&D,wash me and reflect auto care now
Applied Collinite 845 to the car about a month ago out of curiosity. Usually used C2V3.
Good bit of driving done the last month and was amazed how clean it still looked (wheels were fairly manky alright)
Washed it today and it was so easy, was good beading after rinsing off the Bilt Hamber snow foam.
Little less beading rinsing off Bilt Hamber hand wash.
Car is shining again after wash. Looks like still wax on it.
Definitely seems to repel dirt better than the c2v3 for me.
How long it lasts, time will tell.
what's the best method of getting hardened tree sap off bodywork? used various sprays none of them effective😕
which Bilt Hamber foam did you use? auto-foam or touch-less?
Generally, tar remover should work.
Not sure this is worth its own thread so posting in here, can move out if required.
Bought a 2017 car and it is in really great condition but would like see about sorting out the few dings and scratches that are on it. There are a few tiny dings, scratches and chips in it. And then it would be great to get a full detail on it to get the paint work as new as possible.
I looked up a few places the amount of options and things you can pick was overwhelming. I'm wondering what sort of option people would recommend looking into? And also looking for recommendations for places that are good quality in the north east.