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Jocko

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After a quick January wash.
« on: January 19, 2021, 07:29:40 PM »
Freshly pressure washed. Doesn't look too bad for 134,000 miles and almost 15 years old.


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Re: After a quick January wash.
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2021, 10:41:47 AM »
Freshly pressure washed. Doesn't look too bad for 134,000 miles and almost 15 years old.
Looks superb! Now for a triple coat of wax and polymer sealant on top ;D

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Re: After a quick January wash.
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2021, 11:30:41 AM »
I use Bilt Hamber wax in the summer. Never considered a sealant.

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Re: After a quick January wash.
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2021, 12:18:05 PM »
I use Bilt Hamber wax in the summer. Never considered a sealant.

Neither did I but I bought some fancy polymer car wax and couldn't be bothered to remove almost new 3 layers of wax I've put on this summer so just washed and used it on top. THEN I read the label in full and it said that the product can be used on top of other waxes as a "top coat".
The car is still really shiny now!

EDIT: Will be trying out this summer a combination of Naviwax + polymer top coat after I figure out how safely remove old waxes :D
http://www.procarbelfast.co.uk/naviwax-dark-c2x13348378
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Re: After a quick January wash.
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2021, 12:45:45 PM »
Looks great! Doesn't matter what age a car is, when it's nice and cleaned, it looks beautiful. Nice to get a new set of alloys or wheel trims?

I haven't washed my car this year-crazy, I know. Normally at least once a week, both cars. But since the lockdown, due to the weather, lack of day light and energy, I haven't washed them. I did clean the interior glass and hoover the inside. Managed to check the tyre pressures yesterday. Registered no change from December due to lack of driving.

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Re: After a quick January wash.
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2021, 01:33:28 PM »
Nice to get a new set of alloys or wheel trims?
I would never consider alloys. By the time I got alloys and tyres to go with them, they would end up of more value than the car. I have wheel trims, but the wheels themselves get filthy when the trims are on and taking them on and off every time I washed the car was a PITA. I took them off last winter, for convenience, and never got back to putting them on.


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Re: After a quick January wash.
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2021, 06:19:38 PM »
Nice to get a new set of alloys or wheel trims?
I would never consider alloys. By the time I got alloys and tyres to go with them, they would end up of more value than the car. I have wheel trims, but the wheels themselves get filthy when the trims are on and taking them on and off every time I washed the car was a PITA. I took them off last winter, for convenience, and never got back to putting them on.



Looks much better!

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Re: After a quick January wash.
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2021, 06:29:17 PM »
Looks tidy for what is nearly 15 year old car! Back in the day, most cars were rusted into the scarp yard at 10 yrs old.

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