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My Antara has been treated with GuardX by the dealer. Anyone any experience of this stuff?

I have a kit to replenish periodically.
 

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I use supaguard and lifeshine . Both are great. Both are cheap No more than £50 for the kit, The cost is in the labour . However it does work .
 

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Had diamond brite before got it free with a car wouldn't pay for it as IMO didn't notice any difference from cars I've had without
 

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It works best with solid colours . Blacks ,whites ,reds , yellows. Basically Non metalics. You will still get contaminants but are generally easier to remove. My last car , a black bmw 3 serries was so good after 7 years that the buyer asked if it hd been resprayed. I wouldn't pay £500 for it but if you buy the kit and do it yourself it is worth it
 

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Diamond brite in white! Love the stuff!

Clean my mother in laws without it and it looks no where near as good as mine! Both done on the same day with same products!
 

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Mine was applied by the dealer & I got the aftercare kit. It didn't cost me anything as I bartered for mats, flaps & paint protection to be thrown in after I'd screwed the price down as far as I could.

The glass treatment is fantastic, beads water like a ducks back. I used a similar product years ago called rain-x, we used to use it on our visors when riding motorcycles- when it rained all you had to do is turn your head to the side & all the water disappeared!!
 

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Try
www.carshop.co.uk there is a video on it as well as on youtube.
We have used diamond Brit or glaze its the same sort of thing it have a mirror glaze and a lacquer.
Wilma
 

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All of the above are pretty much the same and a bit of a rip off by the dealer. Im not keen on them if you want to keep your paintwork perfect have a look at detailing your car and doing it properly yourself.

Claying, polishes and waxes are the way to go. Do it twice a year and you wont have any problems. Its so easy to wash and keep clean. Even dead bugs are easy to clean off. You know that paintwork is protected by waxes and polish and not some imaginary hock-us pock us.
 

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Totally agree with Grumps on this one - regularly use snow foam and autoglym shampoo, fast glass, tyre dressing and plastic/rubber dressing. Then a couple of times a year clay and resin polish.
 

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What does everyone use on ther rear bumper? I have a few white scuff marks from stones etc and a small one from a supermarket trolley, infact Iam a little disappointed at the quality finish of the bumper. I dont have much nails on my fingers but without much effort I managed to scrape a discrete part of the bumper with my pinky nail and it scraped it to show white. The paint finish on it cannot be that thick. I clean it with a silicone based cleaner to keep the shine but need something to get the white scuffs back to black. Any ideas guys??
 

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I've come to the conclusion that this GuardX stuff is rubbish!!


The rejuvenator is nothing more than Demon Shine!!


I'm going down the wax route.
 

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â™ ChumBucketâ™  said:
I've come to the conclusion that this GuardX stuff is rubbish!!


The rejuvenator is nothing more than Demon Shine!!


I'm going down the wax route.
 
Defiantly the way to go. Might be a bit more hard work at the time but you will notice the benefit much longer than the easy on stuff.

You get out what you put in.
 

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Off Road Doc said:
What does everyone use on ther rear bumper? I have a few white scuff marks from stones etc and a small one from a supermarket trolley, infact Iam a little disappointed at the quality finish of the bumper. I dont have much nails on my fingers but without much effort I managed to scrape a discrete part of the bumper with my pinky nail and it scraped it to show white. The paint finish on it cannot be that thick. I clean it with a silicone based cleaner to keep the shine but need something to get the white scuffs back to black. Any ideas guys??
The bumpers have an oil layer which comes from the moulding process but it soon wears off and keeping them look new is not easy I agree.

It's trial and error what works. Checkout my thread on cleaning my Antara to see what I use. It's not perfect but better than other things I have tried so far.
 

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Bought some Collinite 476s wax, we'll see how that goes. According to detailing world forum it's the business!
 

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Grumps said:
♠ChumBucket♠ said:
Bought some Collinite 476s wax, we'll see how that goes. According to detailing world forum it's the business!
Make sure you clay first

Not sure what to do to be honest. Been reading detailing world & crikey, the lengths some of those boys go to is unreal. I don't think I'll need to go to those extremes with mine being solid white but I would like to know whether, like you say, I need to apply a treatment before the wax? I do have a new tub of AG super resin polish in the shed.
 

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See my thread Here

Basically wash, Dry, clay, polish with your resin polish and then wax and you are good for 3-4 months before you need to wax again.

Pickup a Claying kit like One and that's a very good price. Even on a new car you will be amazed at the dirt the clay bar takes off.

You basically spray on a lubricant in the auto glym kit its a rapid detailing polish spray and then you rub the bar over the paintwork. You can feel it working. You then buff off the residue. Very easy and very quick.
 

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Grumps said:
See my thread Here

Basically wash, Dry, clay, polish with your resin polish and then wax and you are good for 3-4 months before you need to wax again.

Pickup a Claying kit like One and that's a very good price. Even on a new car you will be amazed at the dirt the clay bar takes off.

You basically spray on a lubricant in the auto glym kit its a rapid detailing polish spray and then you rub the bar over the paintwork. You can feel it working. You then buff off the residue. Very easy and very quick.

Thanks Grumps



Do you just rub this clay around the bodywork, applying some lube along the way? Like, it's not a case of "wax on, wax off"?
 

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Pretty much yes. When your rubbing the clay all over you will feel it starting to stick so you just spray on a bit more lub.
 
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