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Wax/polish

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Hoping to get the C5 washed tomorrow and give her a good clean and shine, any waxs recommended or any i should not use. Looking to clean under the bonnet too any help is appreciated

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Re: Wax/polish

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I wash my C5 with snowfoam, then turtle wax and rain-x on the glass. Under the bonnet its multi surface kitchen cleaner for the metal and WD40 for the plastic and rubber. Good luck

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Thanks, i only have a cheap triple wash stuff just now. And triple wash wax. I will get snow foam tomorrow. Hopefully it will come up nice

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My priority has been for wax on the underside.
Last Rover (P6B V8), BX, and now XM all got thorough underside and cavity waxing, and all remained totally rust-free - really important for hydraulic pipework!

Current kit is now a Sealey SG18 wax injector/spray gun, which uses an air-line (to pressurise the container) and a cavity wax of choice...
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4CR cavity wax...
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less expensive and far more durable than waxoyl.
Other brands available :roll:

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Re: Wax/polish

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I was just away to ask about under sealing it. All my cars have had under seal on them. I just did it by hand on the drive way haha (old skool way)๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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That's what I used to do, using cheap plant-spray bottles, and warmed waxoyl, with an added long nylon pipe for the sills and box sections. A miserable and lengthy job. The Sealey gun just makes the job quicker, cleaner and less wasteful.

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Well wont be today, pouring of rain already ๐Ÿ˜”. Is there any place i cant under seal on these C5's? I would be doing sub frames front and back and sills any place i have missed?

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For polish, this takes some beating
https://www.halfords.com/motoring/car-c ... lish-500ml

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What ever wax you use.....CLAY Bar it first. (or go cheep and use "Plumbers Putty")

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Try and use a product that contains no salt, even though salt is a cheap powerful cleaner it is very good at starting corrosion.
Its difficult to get a product that doesn't contain salt but they do exist.
Silkolene car cleaner doesn't contain salt and Muc-off contains a type of salt that is not corrosive. ( trade secret)

On the subject of wax , use a good carnauba wax with no polish such as simoniz (polish contains an abrasive which thins your paint).
If you dont have faded paint don't use a polish.
Rinse your car thoroughly to get rid of grit first.

If You get your engine clean use a dressing with silicon such as gt85 which will make it much much easier to clean next time and stops dirt sticking.
Dont use a pressure washer as it can force water in to electrics and bearings.
Its slower to use gentle methods but its better in the long run.

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Thanks guys for thus info ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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Re: Wax/polish

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Gammyleg wrote: โ†‘
15 Oct 2019, 13:25


If You get your engine clean use a dressing with silicon such as gt85 which will make it much much easier to clean next time and stops dirt sticking.
Dont use a pressure washer as it can force water in to electrics and bearings.
Its slower to use gentle methods but its better in the long run.
I never use silicon, it dries out rubber very badly as it breaks down the plasticisers making a brittle layer that deepens as it cracks.

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Re: Wax/polish

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Valid point Alasdair
Avoid contact with any rubber
I used to use dressings with silicon on my motorbike but I was carefull not to get it near the tyres or rubber components.