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Discussion in 'Bodywork' started by Paul, Jul 13, 2002.

  1. Paul

    Paul Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Are more expensive polishes worth the extra cost's?

    My car is "Brilliant Silver" and the paint work is in good condition. I currently use "Autoglym" polish which I'm happy with, but I've noticed various up market waxes & polishes with nautral waxes that claim to give a vast improvement to the shine of your car.

    Has anyone tried them (Zymol, to name one) and did you notice the diffrence? Are they worth the cost as it seems you have to buy 2 or 3 different bottles to complete the job? <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt='???'>
     
  2. Dave B

    Dave B Active Member

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    Paul,

    I've recently turned to &quot;Zymol&quot; polish having seen it advertised in the MB press.  It's quite expensive but I thought I'd give it a go and it's probably worth the extra cost.  Our car is azurite blue in colour and it brings it up a treat.  Fills fine scratches and swirls and leaves an incredibly smooth finish.

    Also, I've always been a fan of &quot;Mer&quot; which is not so expensive and can now be found at Halfords (as can Zymol).  It's one of those products you can add to a bucket of water, wash the car and wipe off to leave a nice deep shine.  Not as deep or long lasting as the Zymol stuff though.
     
  3. G4VSQ

    G4VSQ New Member

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    I use Zymol cleaner (add a small amount to a bucket of water) and Mer. The result on my '88 260E has to be seen to be believed. It's superb. Deep shine, no swirls visble.

    However, this is a bit of a problem. the car now has a near frictionless body, and this has caused problems with the local cats. They were used to merrily jumping on the car. Now when they do this, they (hilariously at first&#33<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=';)'> skid straight off again. Unfortunately, during their descent they try to hold on to the car with their claws. Result-light SCRATCHES on my immaculate bodywork!!!

    You have ben warned! <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':angry:'>
     
  4. Dave B

    Dave B Active Member

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    Don't anybody laugh at that....it's absolutely bl**dy true!!  
    <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':angry:'>  <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':angry:'>  <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':angry:'>

    We experienced the very same thing.  At first we couldn't understand where the scratches were coming from and then we caught a cat jumping on the roof and setting off the alarm. The zymol finish IS super smooth and the sales blurb says it helps reduce the dirt sticking to the paintwork.  Shame it doesn't say anything about cats  <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt='???'>  
     
  5. Koolvin

    Koolvin Administrator Staff Member

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    Zymol is an excellent product, I give the car the 'Zymol' treatment once a month - be warned though when you wash your car after waxing don't use hot water and if you don't use a zymol shampoo then the wax could be stripped off!!!!
     
  6. geoffk.

    geoffk. Active Member

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    Oh, I just went to the Zymol site, 40 quid a pot, and that was for the &quot;cheap&quot; stuff....

    I think I might go for the &quot;vintage&quot; wax, re-filled for life, but I should have bought this at 17 to get my full moneys worth.... <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'>
     
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    Paul

    Paul Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Thanks everyone, looks like I will be trying the &quot;Zymol&quot; with a light smearing of cat food just to upset the neighbors <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'>
     
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