Treatment for new car

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by MarkP80, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. MarkP80

    MarkP80 Active Member

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    Hi guys,

    My wife will be taking delivery of a new ML in a couple of weeks, and I'd be interested in your advice on how best to treat the paintwork.

    On this occasion I didn't bother with Supaguard/Starguard, as they wanted £495 for it which seemed a lot to me :eek:

    So, what would you recommend? I already have on the shelf the following - Autglym SRP and Extra Gloss Protection, and Meguirs Detailing Spray (and Meguirs clay, but I'd like to think I didn't have to touch the new paint with that!). I probably have some of the Starguard cream that comes in the bag of goodies from her last car as well.

    I was thinking just the EGP on the new paintwork would be ok as a starting point - what do you think? Or would you recommend something completely different to what I have already?

    Oh, it's Diamond White metallic, if that makes any difference.

    Cheers,
    MarkP
     
  2. Ian_Mac

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    Jeffs Werkstatt Acrylic range comes highly recommended for use on white cars. If you do a search on detailing world you will see the reviews.

    I use it on my White Scirocco and have been very impressed with the results. I bought it from Polished Bliss who I've now used on several occasions with no problems.

    If you want pics I can will pop some up. (I know it's not MB)
     
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    MarkP80

    MarkP80 Active Member

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    Thanks Ian. I've had a look on DW, and that Werkstatt stuff looks very impressive.

    MarkP
     
  4. whitenemesis

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    I use Carlack68 aka Werkstatt and am very impressed with it's performance. Should be perfect for use on a new paint finish, having no abrasives.

    I buy from here
     
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    I am not sure that you should do much more than keep it clean for the next few months and then give it a pre-winter waxing ( and possibly a mid winter waxing ) followed by a ''proper job'' in the spring.

    Mic
     
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    Whitenemesis, that's good value!
    I see they do a matching sealant that they recommend to go on first as well, in the same way as Werkstatt do. Are they actually the "same" or similar? Look to be less than half the price.

    Thanks,
    MarkP
     
  7. sirius9

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    i would still give it a good wash and clay. then seal it with a sealant such as FK1000p and then Autoglym HD wax on top... then another top up of wax come september/october and this will definitely last till after winter into 2012.

    Some prefer Collinite 476. But i have FK1000p as it is usable for protection and waxing alloys too....
     
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    If you mean carlack and werkstatt, according to the website they are the same

    "Please note this product is also known as Klasse SG and werkstatt Acrylic Jett."
     
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    Go for the Wolf's Nano Paint Selant (Body Wrap) - fantastic finish would be great for a new car and very durable.

    Available from Polished Bliss with free delivery.

    Nano particles are the future for protection!
     
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    Hello

    After quite alot experience in the world of all things white, I would highly recommend the Jeffs Werkstatt Acrylic range. this gives a great effect and a good durability.

    But what I find is very very good too with quite a bit more durabilty is layering z2 with the zfx accelerators topped off with a single coat of crystal rock. This done over 2 days can give a great finish with awesome durability. This was an A5 i done last week with the same effect:

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    As you can see, quite reflective for white too which can prove to be quite tricky on the modern white finishes:

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    This was also a 58 reg with it coming upto 37,000 miles and was its first ever proper clean. Hope this helps.

    Kind regards

    Michael
     
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    Hi all,

    Thanks very much for all the helpful feedback, it's most appreciated. I'll give it some thought over the next couple of weeks while we await delivery, and I'll let you know how we get on.

    Cheers,
    MarkP
     
  12. Goldfish11

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    I agree, get the vehicle home then wash and clay it. If you can give it the once over with a light polish.

    Then use a good quality sealant. Acrylic products are excellent Carlack, Klasse etc will do the job or if you feel lazy use the Ultima Product range.

    A quick coat of the Paint Prep and then a coat of the Ultima paint guard plus. What is great is you dont even need to buff anything off.:D

    http://www.amazon.com/Ultima-Paint-Guard-Plus-Sealant/dp/B003I6EL1W

    This link is from Amazon but you can find full details on Autopia Car Care site, just google it. There are UK stockests around.
     
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