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Old 15-01-2007   #16
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Re: Wax for Grande Punto

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i used some turtle wax spray stuff, and i applied it with a mitten, the end result, a car with loads of waxy smears on it. waste of time

i polished and polished but it didnt seem to do anything...
Yep,turtle wax Mer etc are average products and were good in their day. Car car products have improved and there is much better out there nowadays. Chemical guys, Poorboys, Jeffs, Megs, Blackfire, Menzerna, Einszett are some of the best out there.
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Re: Wax for Grande Punto

Guys, I'm a rookie at detailed washing,

But I'm already using a shmitt glove from The Edge. Using Car-Lack shampoo. And washing with the two buckets method.

Video of two bucket wash method on Google

Using a Waffle Wave towel to dry the car.

Using 1Z (einzett) No tar to remove grease and tar spots.

In my next wash I'll use 1Z Balsam to protect exterior plastics and will try Chemical Guys 5050 Collectors Edition Paste Wax.

This is body safe and will not damage my paint and clearcote (varnish).

I have exotica red.

The tough problem... is that I got several quality control stickers, thanks to the Melfi plant

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Re: Wax for Grande Punto

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Guys, I'm a rookie at detailed washing,

But I'm already using a shmitt glove from The Edge. Using Car-Lack shampoo. And washing with the two buckets method.

Video of two bucket wash method on Google

Using a Waffle Wave towel to dry the car.

Using 1Z (einzett) No tar to remove grease and tar spots.

In my next wash I'll use 1Z Balsam to protect exterior plastics and will try Chemical Guys 5050 Collectors Edition Paste Wax.

This is body safe and will not damage my paint and clearcote (varnish).

I have exotica red.

The tough problem... is that I got several quality control stickers, thanks to the Melfi plant

PL
Good products there, are you member on http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/


Where did they put the stickers?
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Re: Wax for Grande Punto

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Good products there, are you member on http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/


Where did they put the stickers?
Actually of http://www.carpremium.net/ a Portuguese look a like

On the outside I got two large 10x5 cm stickers on the bottom of front and rear bumper. The paper cames off with hot water, but I need to use no tar (tomorrow after a simple wash of some new MicroFiber towels) to remove the glue.

On the inside I get smal, 2x1 cm stickers in doubles and triples on the rails of the front seats, on the boot and a lot more of corners. Most are hard to remove and leave part of them behind. Will be a busy day in the next weekend.

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Re: Wax for Grande Punto

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Actually of http://www.carpremium.net/ a Portuguese look a like

On the outside I got two large 10x5 cm stickers on the bottom of front and rear bumper. The paper cames off with hot water, but I need to use no tar (tomorrow after a simple wash of some new MicroFiber towels) to remove the glue.

On the inside I get smal, 2x1 cm stickers in doubles and triples on the rails of the front seats, on the boot and a lot more of corners. Most are hard to remove and leave part of them behind. Will be a busy day in the next weekend.

PL

No dealer PDI done?
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Re: Wax for Grande Punto

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No dealer PDI done?
They had the car for a couple of days... installed my WFS alarm from the accessory line.

I'm happy they didn't swirled it to hell

For example, I still feel the glue and protective wax from transport even after I washed it once (two weeks old).

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Re: Wax for Grande Punto

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They had the car for a couple of days... installed my WFS alarm from the accessory line.

I'm happy they didn't swirled it to hell

For example, I still feel the glue and protective wax from transport even after I washed it once (two weeks old).

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Yes , Dealer = many swirls. Get joined up on detailingworld .
You obviously have the detailing bug
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Re: Wax for Grande Punto

I've been experimenting a bit because different manufacturers use different paint and application techniques......so one brand of wax that brings a Renault, Toyota or Citroen up good does not work so well on a Fiat or Audi.
I've tried quite a few on the G. Punto and I think that the one that gives the nicest, shiniest finish and also conveniently doesn't leave any of the deadly white residue on black plastic (although this was not the deal breaker, finish and shine were the important one's) is.......Meguiar's Gold Class, Clear Coat Liquid Car Wax 13.99 from Halfords or cheaper on line.....it also lasts quite a long time and is probably the easiest to apply and polish off.
AutoGlym's stuff is good but Meguiars has the edge.
It doesn't clean the paintwork in any way though....only a wax and shine job....but it's outstanding for not scratching the laquer on the darker metallic G. Punto colors like New Orleans Blue, Black etc.....Very good on the Sporting's Alloy wheels....the black brake pad dust and dirt just doesn't stick.
Really worth a shot.
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polish

have heard that there is a certain type of polish i should be using on my sporting is this true or do i need to buy a certain one, if so any reccomandations 1.4 sporting new orleans blue Thanks for any help you can give
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Re: polish

From what I read and talk to others...

Polish is not to be taken lightly, it's a task that can produce worse results than you have now.

You should read this two links:

Good Washing Technique

,and,

A guide to rotary polishing

On the other hand, there's lot's of products to fill little scratches and such. Called glazes, sealants, and waxes even.

This other forum I'm referring can guide you a little more.

I believe you should keep this in mind, all actions that could be avoided to worsen the paint should be taken... before trying to fix things.

I'm still very carefully dealing with glues and protective wax from the car transport from the factory, after three weeks of having the car. Better safe than sorrow.

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Re: polish

Yep as above, check out the car care for guides or get yourself on detailingworld for the A-Z of expert car care
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Brilliant website.....the very best.
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Re: polish

Are you doing it by hand ?
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Re: polish

yep and have now done it by hand looks great used turtle color magic plus and a polishing glove got ride of the few small scratchs as well
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