Washed-ClayBared-Machine Polished-Sealant applied

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Washed-ClayBared-Machine Polished-Sealant applied

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Well what a day... an ideal for polishing as it is not warm nor cold ... eehhmm 7C it is cold enough but not freezing lol and most of all not rained! :D :D
So started at 11:00 new time and finished at 15:30 new time as well lol.

- Pressure Rinse to remove all loose dirt
- Snow foam ...sprayed on and removed more dirt
- Pressure Rinsed snow foam
- Shampoo-ed with nice Nanolex shampoo Pressure rinsed again.
- Clay bar all the car ... it was worth doing it ... loads of grime came out especially the sides.
- Rotary Machine polished... all the car from top to toe lol (The previous owner loved to go down narrow lanes and most of all loved the cheap £5 car wash and automatic car washes!!) The paintwork was dull!!! and full of swirls :(
- Another wash of the car and rinse to remove all the oils.
- And Finally applied a coat of Zaino Z2 ... and now I ran out of time lol as it started getting dump.

Here are some final results pics ... I have not touched the alloys or the plastics yet ... they have to be done another day :(

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Re: Washed-ClayBared-Machine Polished-Sealant applied

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Excellent stuff 8-) I do like a C5 in Mauritius Blue :-D

Looks like you went a bit too mad on cleaning the number plates though :lol:

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Lol I know I was not expecting to smudge up ... I did not think it mattered if I used acid.. well apparently it does lol LOL

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superloopy wrote:Looks good .... should do after all that pressure washing! Can i ask did you iron-x at all before the claying?
Irox X for the wheels? I did not touch them.
I used Bilt Hamber as the foam prewash
Then as shampoo I used Nanolex Reactivating Shampoo (washed with a Mit)... although I was very tempted to use fairy liquid and do the clay bar easier job ... lol
And then as clay bar I used a bar from Meguiars
Used a 2000 grit wet/dry sand paper where needed to remove some surface scratches easier and some blemises ... it also had two white paint stains on the driver side panels ... it was from an impact of some sort but but it was light and no panel damage was there, all these were removed.
Machine polished with Scholl Concepts S17+ High Performance Compound and a Scholl medium pad.
And then used one coat only of Zaino Z2 Pro ... ideally I wanted to do 2-3 coats :( but no time

I did pressure wash the engine bay day before yesterday too lol ... I know it says in the manual DO NOT!!! But I could not resist!! lol

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Great work on the C5 8-)

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That looks superb! 8-)

All the effort does really pay off, its amazing the difference a claying and machine polish has.

You have obviously got this down to a fine art, it takes me a full day :lol:

I need to do both of my Xantias with this method, should have my Activa machined within the next week or two. 8-)

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Well I have done the CL500 you see on the background... the Lexus IS300 you see on the back ground as well, the Cadillac STS you cannot see it is further in the drive lol ... a Mercedes 200E (89 model) (took 3 days as I need to repair the front grill and lights .. someone reversed onto it) you should see this a difference, that started a complete colour correction as it was like faded blue jeans lol. eehmmm what else an Audi A4 (2001), and a Toyota Rav4 (1996) faded red again ... so tool longer to do.

I had taken a course for rotary machine polishing ... but nothing professional yet ... just hobbyist lol ... I still have a crappy Silverline polisher!

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superloopy wrote:
Iron-x on the bodywork prior to claying was what I meant ... to remove iron based contaminants, the iron-x 'bleeds' purple on application you then clay to remove remaining non-ferrous based contaminants which i see you have done. Next time consider iron-x, otherwise well done :wink:
Aahh have not tried that yet... need to order some ;)
I must admit there are so many products out there !! :D :D need to have a bottomless bank account ;) :D

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I don't like many Mercedes but the CL500 is a superb looking car 8-)

Ive got and use Iron-x, it is very worthwhile. Just dont breath it in :roll:

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Post by addo »

Is it oxalic acid based?

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You won't be dissapointed with IronX , it's pretty expensive but I think essential .

Here it is working it's magic on my Citroen dispatch roof

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And my wife's old car after it was splashed with ochre ( iron ) water

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IronX applied which is clear but turns purple when it come into contact with the contamination

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And after

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perfect... will use it for sure... but in about 6 months time :) :)
I don't want to take off everything I applied today.

I think I will do it on my Lexus as it is due for sealant top up

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Re: Washed-ClayBared-Machine Polished-Sealant applied

Post by Xantianut »

Ay up!

That's good stuff and make no mistake.


Iron-X, eh? I'll bear that in mind....

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Xantianut wrote: Iron-X, eh? I'll bear that in mind....
Ive only used it on my cars door bottoms and the wheels, but it is very good.