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 Post subject: Mirror Finish on Silver?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:27 pm 
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Hi All,

Ive been reading up on that Wax gives a "warm Glow" and Sealants give a "wet look"

Ive got Silver BMW and want to get a mirror finish on my Silver paint.

Ive read up on it and it appears that Silver is a notoriously difficult colour to get really good reflections in.

Ive been looking at CarLack Sealant kit to try and get a wet look mirror shine.

Any thoughts?

Ill try and get some pics added of my results so far with

AutoGlym Super resin polish
Megs Mirror Glaze
PB nattys paste wax.

All hand applied.

Thanks in advanced

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:36 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:47 pm 
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Strong chemical cleansing coupled with some kind of flake enhancing glaze, topped with a really glassy wax.

Cleanse: AG SRP, Car-Lack68 NSC, Dodo Juice Lime Prime/Lite, etc
Glaze: Chemical Guys EZ Creme Glaze, Chemical Guys Wet Mirror Finish, etc
Wax: Finish Kare 1000P ... it doesn't get any glassier :cool:

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 Post subject: thanks
PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:51 pm 
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Cheers guys,

I think i might go for the Car-lack68 Sealant kit for the cleanse and Glaze.

then go for the Finish Kare 1000p to finish it and keep that shine in.

Ill get myself a Photo bucket account so i can start posting piccys up.

thanks again!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:28 pm 
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Ive got a silver Passat, as above FK1000p is simply stunning on the silver. Gives a real wet look to it.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:36 pm 
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Sounds like it's time for FK1000p :wink: and as Paul said a chemical paint cleaner to bring out the flake.

Don't forget to clay if it needs it :D

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:14 pm 
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Werkstat Acrylic...nuff said....these are of a silver Impreza, most pics taken inside....

It started off like this....

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:03 pm 
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Hey guys,

This is the finish im getting

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but you have to look at the right angle to see the reflections.

if you look from distance the mirror finish does not show as much like this...

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Will a synthenic sealant such as carlack with the fk1000p on top get what I want?[/img]


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:26 pm 
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SSilver is a pain, I'm on my 2nd silver car. FK1000p is the best I've found personally. About to try the werkstat range which is excellent on silvers, if money was no object, Zaino would be the one to go for from what I've seen. Hope you get what you want mate

Both of these are after SRP mixed with NSC 50/50 then FK1000p

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:38 pm 
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cheers, im defo gonna give the carlack a go and top it off with fk1000p.

wheels a looking nice on the A3 fella! bling! :cool:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:55 pm 
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Thanks buddy, They took 4 hours! Forgot to mention that combo is great on wheels and were still protecting when I sold it after 3 months. Let us know how you get on, I'll put some pics on when I've done the Werkstat detail


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:07 pm 
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Update on mirror finish on silver. The VW has had it's winter protection detail today. Clayed, werkstatt prime followed by 2 coats of Acrylic Jett. The results speak for themselves.

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Swish :cool: Very swish!

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 Post subject: Quick piccy after work
PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:05 pm 
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Hey Guys,

Havent got round to buyin new products yet. with crimbo comin up the Missus keeps reminding me that there are better things to spend our money on ! ?? gutted.

Anyways, I walked out of work the other day a week after my winter detail and saw a mirror finish on silver to be proud of.

I just wish I could get this from any angle!!!! only seems to be the side on shot!

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laterz potataz!

will have to use my xmas money to get my FK1000 . (im so hard done to! :cry: )


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:59 pm 
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very nice that pal...

funny you mention about a mirror finish on BMW. i valeted one today..

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thats using the Jeffs stuff.. cleanse and sealant


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