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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 23rd January 2015, 15:50 Thread Starter
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Hi all, just a quick question. Would you use showroom shine polish on a brand new car? This is the cleaner where you do not use water.

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 23rd January 2015, 16:00
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Not sure, but what I do know is that I'd never use the interior cleaner they use - as soon as any water gets on it e.g. from an open door it runs everywhere and leaves your dash / doors all streaky. Not good.
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 23rd January 2015, 19:19
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You don't really need to polish a brand new car. A coat of wax would suffice and give the paintwork some protection.
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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 23rd January 2015, 22:01
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I wouldnt. All these protections sold by dealers for new cars and so called one coat does all and you never have to polish again are rubbish. Better to polish and wax a couple of times a year with a quality wax.
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 23rd January 2015, 22:55
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I use showroom shine . I have used it on new cars including the Antara and my new van. I find it great stuff but always wash the car first if it has mud on it.
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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 24th January 2015, 01:10
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Showroom Shine was great when we had a hosepipe ban! It's no substitute for a proper wash though in my opinion.
Whatever you do don't use it on your windscreen!
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 24th January 2015, 12:39 Thread Starter
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Ok, thanks for all your opinions and advice. I have used showroom shine before but this is my first 'brand new car' so I had concerns. Decision not made but, but leaning towards in depth car clean 3 times a year. Doing it proper with water etc. lol.
Once again thanks for your input.

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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 24th January 2015, 12:58
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If you have a good shampoo, for example Maguires Gold Class, you will need little other maintenance. Maybe polish once a year with a top up of wax 2 or 3 times a year.
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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 24th January 2015, 21:17
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The only time I will even think about getting back to a "showroom shine" will be when I want to sell it. Until then, its the local IMO car wash for me maybe 5 times a year. Next wash due in the spring when they stop putting salt on the roads!
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 25th January 2015, 22:11
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I've used showroom shine (greased lightning) for around eight years. I still wash mycar with shampoo although in summer i would give a quick polish without washing. Always had comments on the shine of my cars. Great stuff
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