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Post by pjgh » Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:22 pm

I continue to be intrigued by the ClearKote range and I'll be trying out RMG and VMHG once the spring equinox has passed and the light gets better. I reckon spring/summer gives a better light, but autumn/winter can give off really crisp reflections - axis of the earth and all that :wink:

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Post by arclight » Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:24 pm

pjgh wrote:I continue to be intrigued by the ClearKote range and I'll be trying out RMG and VMHG once the spring equinox has passed and the light gets better. I reckon spring/summer gives a better light, but autumn/winter can give off really crisp reflections - axis of the earth and all that :wink:
I have some Clearkote, just waiting for the right weather :!: :)

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Post by pjgh » Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:28 pm

I have used the YMW and CMW, both of which are superb! I bought a little set for a friend who is quite a newcomer to the notion of doing a good car clean and adding anything other than a "wash and wax" :lol: I got him the YMW, CMW and the QD, which is a great little kit. I think once I've had a go with the polish/glazes, I'll be able to bolster his kit with some more fun products.

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Post by mulder » Thu Jan 29, 2009 2:26 pm

You can also mix Clearkote Vanilla Moose Wax Hand Glaze & Clearkote Red Moose Glaze to create the "Pink Moose Combo".

Attempted this last year but got my bottles mixed up and mixed Clearkote Vanilla Moose Wax Hand Glaze & Clearkote Moose Wax #-o (well they looked the same colour :oops: ), so I now have a Clearkote AIO product :D
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Post by RobM » Fri Jan 30, 2009 6:25 pm

ST guy wrote:At the minute with the weather turning my favourite combo is...

Car-Lack68 NSC
Car-Lack68 LLS
Collinite 476S
CG Pete's 53

Gives great results and lasts at least until the new year :wink:
My current combo minus the colli. It works wonders on red, gives such a deep wet look, and just needs a quick 45min top up with the wax once a month and it's lasting well through winter.

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Post by pjgh » Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:00 pm

I've amended my initial post with the following, which I consider my absolute favourite on black:

Meguiars #7 ... Chemical Guys Pete's 53 ... Dodo Juice Red Mist - OMG! This is just stunning. Prepare the paint how you like with a finishing polish or a cleanser and then drop an application of Meguiars #7 on. This will really deepen the paint finish and give off a really oil slick black look. When topped with a coat of Chemical Guys Pete's 53 wax, it looks stunning - the gloss comes through and the depth is unaffected. Chemical Guys Pete's 53 wax is soooo easy to apply with a moistened foam applicator and a breeze to remove. Finally, spritz the finish with Dodo Juice Red Mist. If you thought you could not squeeze any more out of the finish, try Dodo Juice Red Mist - it slickens the finish, leaving is so smooth to the touch and seems to product a uniformly clear finish for the eye. Beading is astonishing :cool:

See: http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/forum/vie ... php?t=6315

This is my ultimate finish on black and I think I could only ever better it by burnishing such a perfect finish with a polishing machine before topping absolute perfection with these products, which for me represent the very best that I could put on my black car. For maintenance, I adore Zymöl Auto Wash and perhaps a spritz of Finish Kare 425 after the wash to really help repel dust. That, or yet another wipe over with Dodo Juice Red Mist once dried ... just because :twisted:

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Post by lord melch » Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:58 pm

Your favourite combinations ...
Scottish Fillet with Stilton closely followed - actually probably with -

Plymouth Gin with Waitrose Tonic myself..

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Actually amend that, G&T before the Steak.. now what to drink with the Steak.. oh choices..choices... :lol:
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Post by pjgh » Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:09 pm

No choice in my mind, grab a Meursault! Where's the beef from? I had a fantastic fillet of Anglesey Black Beef the other day with a Meursault and it almost brought me to tears! Death Row food, if ever I tasted it :shock:

Yeah, Plymouth is a damn fine gin and Waitrose tonic is pretty good ... we do have a Waitrose up here in the grim, barbaric north :lol:

You can use gin as a post-polishing wipe down, you know ... now that's posh :idea:

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Post by lord melch » Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:13 pm

pjgh wrote:No choice in my mind, grab a Meursault! Where's the beef from? I had a fantastic fillet of Anglesey Black Beef the other day with a Meursault and it almost brought me to tears! Death Row food, if ever I tasted it :shock:
Ahh an Appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) in the Côte de Beaune subregion of the Burgundy wine region, from along the foot of the Cote-d'Or :)

Beef - I'll ask - very good local butcher though, done nicely on the BBQ
pjgh wrote: Yeah, Plymouth is a damn fine gin and Waitrose tonic is pretty good ... we do have a Waitrose up here in the grim, barbaric north :lol:
Hard to find a Tonic without Sweetners..
You can use gin as a post-polishing wipe down, you know ... now that's posh :idea:
WHOA ! Must ask CG if Gin would destroy Pete's or 5050 :lol:

Neat I suppose - Tonic too sticky.. :lol:
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Post by pjgh » Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:55 pm

lord melch wrote:Hard to find a Tonic without Sweetners..
Sainsbury's - they only use sugar to sweeten their non-diet drinks and even those are sweetened WITHOUT the use of aspartame.

I count myself as part of that decision having nobbled their people for some time until I found a very high up guy and e-mailed him direct. One telephone call later canvassing my opinions on the matter (and deciding I wasn't just another nut bleating about aspartame but had something to say on the matter that made sense to him), a month or so later I found that all their drinks now contained the words, "We don't use Benzoate preservatives or Aspartame sweetener - this product is sweetened only with sugar".

I like to think it was just me, but there will have been others I'm sure :wink:

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Post by lord melch » Sun Apr 26, 2009 10:23 am

pjgh wrote:
lord melch wrote:Hard to find a Tonic without Sweetners..
Sainsbury's - they only use sugar to sweeten their non-diet drinks and even those are sweetened WITHOUT the use of aspartame.

I count myself as part of that decision having nobbled their people for some time until I found a very high up guy and e-mailed him direct. One telephone call later canvassing my opinions on the matter (and deciding I wasn't just another nut bleating about aspartame but had something to say on the matter that made sense to him), a month or so later I found that all their drinks now contained the words, "We don't use Benzoate preservatives or Aspartame sweetener - this product is sweetened only with sugar".

I like to think it was just me, but there will have been others I'm sure :wink:
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Post by pjgh » Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:47 pm

It's been a while since I looked at this thread and in the meantime, I've taken up machine polishing.

To that end, here's a couple of combinations that are really floating my boat now given than once polished to utter perfection, slight swirling can come back ... how to deal with it and keep it looking perfect:

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Britemax #4 ... Dodo Juice Lime Prime Lite ... Dodo Juice Supernatural - quite simply, perfect! I adore this routine. The Britemax #4 polish is a very fine polish that can see off light swirling that has crept back in after washing the car. Pre-cleanse with Lime Prime Lite* and apply Dodo Juice's finest wax - Supernatural. Maintain with Supernatural shampoo.

Later on into the life of the wax, I "top up" with Zymöl Field Glaze which I hope to replace with a Dodo Juice liquid wax spray once they get such a product into production. I also like to switch to Sour Power as a wash/wax shampoo after a couple of months to help bring the beading back, assisted by the Zymöl Field Glaze.

* Why not simply use Lime Prime? Well, I have to say I simply do not get on with it on my black - it leaves feathery marring that I have to remove with a pure polish/glaze. Who knows what's going on there. I get the same with Clearkote Red Moose Glaze ... read on ...

Clearkote Vanilla Hand Moose Glaze ... Clearkote Yellow Moose Wax ... Victoria Wax Concours - Lovely! I've not made much of my pleasure of the Victoria Wax waxes, but this little routine seems to work very well. The Clearkote VHMG product can see off light swirling when worked with a German applicator on the yellow side and followed on with their YMW leaves a surface clean and still. Still? Yes, like a mill pond. Simply apply a couple of coats of Victoria Wax Concours for a deep DEEP look that puts the shimmer back. Staggering :cool:

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Post by scottbt » Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:57 am

Menzerna power finish, final finish, dodo LP then colli 476s, this blew me away when I carried out a restore on an oxidised flame red corsa, depth, gloss, wet look, all the boxes were ticked and such a silky smooth feeling.

Dodo juice LP via rotary and finishing pad followed by 2 coats of rainforest rub, staggering depth in the finish for little to no work, it was almost like a mirror.

A polish I use every so often which consists of a non abrasive bodyshop safe polish with no silicones mixed with a cap of 3m finnesse it, applied by zymol polish applicator then topped off by dodo orange crush followed by rubbish boys juiced ed, staggering results, sooooooooper wet look finish.
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Post by Tony@Cherished » Fri Dec 04, 2009 4:44 pm

I'll won't go through correction polish, as each car can be different, but here's my favourite finishing products, from bare polished paint..

Black, white and most rich pigment except red.

Swissvax cleaner fluid by hand, then BOS or CG Pete's '53.
Takes a day for the gloss to liven up, but nothing gives beats the wetness of this combo.

Rich reds.

Sonus SFX3 by machine then CG Pete's '53.
Super reflective gloss with this combo on red, and amazing on soft reds.

Silver and silvery blue/grey/greens.

Carlack LLS by hand then goof old Collinite.
Cold hard eye catching shine from this combo, improved by layering the LLS, then layering the wax.
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Post by Dazza95 » Fri Dec 04, 2009 5:17 pm

So do you think the Carlack and Collinite combo will look good on here?

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How many layers of LLS and Collinite and I'm I right in thinking of applying the Collinite layers 45 minutes apart?
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