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#16 fiestaguy

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 02:44 PM

What exactly is Aqua wax and what does it do? Can you use it on a brand new car (i see that you have)

We live in Ford street here, I have a fezzi, so does matt, mum has a fusion, dad has a focus, next door have a focus and a mondeo, opposite have a c-max and a fusion!


Hehe nice!

Aqua Wax is just like any other car wax but can can be applied even when the vehicle is wet. The immediate benefit is that there is no need to dry the car between washing and polishing. It gives it a nice gloss and a brilliant smear-free finish to all exterior surfaces. Yes all cars new or old should ideally be waxed to protect if from the elements.

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 03:01 PM

Great job there, now you got the cleaning bug you'll never stop!

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 03:04 PM

I'm so jealous, I really want to polish mine but I have the diamondbrite on it... I worry that I'm not doing enough to preserve my paint, the shampoo and paint preserver just don't seem 'enough' for me :blink:

Looks awesome though, good job :D

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 03:10 PM

He is so going to be doing it on a regular basis

I hope I can be so committed to mine once the novelty of the new car has warn off

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 03:22 PM

I'm so jealous, I really want to polish mine but I have the diamondbrite on it... I worry that I'm not doing enough to preserve my paint, the shampoo and paint preserver just don't seem 'enough' for me :blink:

Looks awesome though, good job :D


Flic - get the diamondbrite off is my advice. It may hurt if you paid for it but honestly, you'll get better results with a good wax.

Greeny is the expert to get it off, or take it to a valeter and have it done by them - then you can polish to your hearts content.

I would say that a good wash and clay is going to have it off anyway.

A full set of the diamondbrite gear can be had on eBay for a tenner - it's a rip-off (in my opinion).

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 04:00 PM

aqua wax is a gd product, BUT if you apply it when it is wet it will just not stay on the car anywhere near as long as a decent hard wax that is applied when dry.

Also just make sure you are never tempted to dry the car off after it has rained, u will cause major damage to your paintwork.

and the last thing, be VERY careful using polish on your new fiesta's, new paintwork is never great to work with so i do suggest just using a paint cleanser instead of polish.

damn good work though, blacks also turn out the best results. :D

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 04:18 PM

right, its been about an hour and a half ( i think ) and it is complete!

before:

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Probably doesn't look like much but i'm rather pleased with it!

#23 fiestaguy

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 04:21 PM

aqua wax is a gd product, BUT if you apply it when it is wet it will just not stay on the car anywhere near as long as a decent hard wax that is applied when dry.

Also just make sure you are never tempted to dry the car off after it has rained, u will cause major damage to your paintwork.

and the last thing, be VERY careful using polish on your new fiesta's, new paintwork is never great to work with so i do suggest just using a paint cleanser instead of polish.

damn good work though, blacks also turn out the best results. :D



Thanks means alot coming from an enthusiast :) I used polish because it had swirl marks all over it which the Ultra Deep Shine Polish managed to sort out. Problem is it has faded the plastic trims so will need to get some trim restorer for it. What do you recommend?

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 04:25 PM

Nice job Michael P, looks alot shinier :) What products did you use?

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 04:27 PM

Nice job Michael P, looks alot shinier :) What products did you use?

Auto glym bodywork shampoo to wash it and auto glym aqua wax and that was it :)

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 04:28 PM

http://www.theultima...motor-kote.aspx

For your plastic trims :)

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 04:44 PM

Flic...I haven't touched my diamondbrite stuff since I had it done. To be honest I'm not that impressed by it and wouldn't have it done again.
Like you say, I felt it just wasn't enough so I've gone for Autoglym stuff now and polish it every now and again (not too much though!) I'm not sure about the waxing but I wouldn't have diamondbrite again...I think it's a rip off :-( a rip-off which i paid for unfortunately!

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 07:02 PM

Flic...I haven't touched my diamondbrite stuff since I had it done. To be honest I'm not that impressed by it and wouldn't have it done again.
Like you say, I felt it just wasn't enough so I've gone for Autoglym stuff now and polish it every now and again (not too much though!) I'm not sure about the waxing but I wouldn't have diamondbrite again...I think it's a rip off :-( a rip-off which i paid for unfortunately!


How is it putting wax on top of it? Does it have a nice finish? I long to wax my car, I really enjoy doing it lol sad act!

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 08:12 PM

dont you guys use any tyre dressing? it looks just like its come from the forcourt then!

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 08:32 PM

dont you guys use any tyre dressing? it looks just like its come from the forcourt then!


i did !

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