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Having against my better judgement bought a Black 120d having had dirt hiding silver cars for years, I took the advice offered here and purchased a combination of Autoglym and Maguires products.
I regularly spent 2/3 hours fettling my car and had been pleased with the results.. Then.. I clicked on a google ad above one of the pages here for Well, my car has never been so clean and shiny and all in 40mins or so.. 1st time I was a tad wary about scratches but let me tell you this stuff is BRILLIANT!!! I'll never use anything else, it even gets brake dust off your wheels.. Incredible.. Bird droppings or the odd splatter, a quick spray and wipe and it's sorted.. :lol:
 

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Will be interested to hear how this works out for you long term.

My previous car was an mx5 - a lot smaller and quicker to clean. As a result, the 1er has been washed 4 times in the space of a year (and one of those times I was forced to due to egg throwing kids!). And, having recently become a parent, I seem to find myself with even less time on my hands for washing cars so if this is as good as you say it is and isn't leaving scratches, I'd be very interested indeed.
 

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leaves Swirl no end though this stuff, even using their cloth or a microfiber to remove the product it still does it.

bloody excellent for windows though. no smear, no watermarks. brings the glass back to the day u got the car :D
 

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I can honestly say I've not seen a single swirl.. Only those left by the guy who claims to be a valeter who left no end of them behind.. The speed and convenience of this product means I've now got a lovely shiny black car virtually all the time cos I just whizz out for 40mins to do the whole thing or a quick spray and a wipe for bird muck etc.. Just don't drop your cloths and they won't have any grit on em!!
 

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yeah obviously don't drop the cloth! :D

me and mate used this on black 2005 Golf and left swirl. Me and him both are very particular about not getting swirl on the paint. he complained and they told him to use double the stated amount. This would "ensure" there was enough moisture to completely lift the dirt from the paint and to let the dirt get absorbed in to the cloth therefore cant do any damage :?

Stupid really, cos the cost of the stuff makes this a very expensive car wash! :shock:

Its light swirl I would say, more noticable when very strong sunshine is on the paint and you catch it at the right angle. If your car was swirled up before you used it then you wont notice the product causing more I guess.
 

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Have you added up how much you spend on shampoo,polish,wax,clay bar, cloths and lambswool mitts etc etc never mind the cost of your time.
No, I think all in all its not a bad price esp if you buy in bulk. You get used to how much to use, if it runs you've used too much. Short of having a full time car valeter on call I don't know of any other way of keeping a Black/dark colour car as clean and shiny.. It's got my vote.
 

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I think if you do the cleaning right and the polishing right, £30 - 40 of materials will last quite a while.

If you buy this stuff if bulk, it might work out cheaper. Personal preference at the end of the day. I have my cleaning regime down to a fine art now so I can do it fairly quickly. Its the detailing which takes the time if your in to that.

I have ordered a basic pack just to use on me windows. I do know it is much much better than using a window spray and cloth. :D
 

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i will never use that.. i think it will scratch the car.. how can it not.. say theres a little rock and u start wiping it ummmmm
plus it takes ur wax off
this guy we know used it and his black car has million of tiny scratches everywhere.. u can see it in the direct sun but not far away

i stick to traditional water and soap :)
 

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rmccardal said:
^^ Well the guys I use (as posted above) have contracts with Aston Martin and Jaguar ... so I dont think they will be scratching peoples cars :p
I think you'll find that contract is with the dealers and not the OEMs (certainly in AMLs case).

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I used this stuff yesterday for my 1's first clean and it was brilliant, I can't see any scratches even in bright sunlight, it was very easy to use and only took an hour, it worked a treat cleaning the wheels, it took the brake dust off very easily, just fiddly cleaning in between the spokes. It didn't clean off the bugs as easily as I hoped but that may be due to the heat and also i had 3 weeks worth plastered over the front and windscreen.
Only draw back i could see was it is nice to blast off any dirt under the wheel arches or in crevices between glass/trim etc but I will probably hose it down before I clean it next time and as the car is only 3 weeks old that wasn't a problem yet.
Overall I would thoroughly recommend it :)
 

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No, they visit the HQ in newport pagnell on a regular basis to detail the showroom vehicles.

ghibbett said:
rmccardal said:
^^ Well the guys I use (as posted above) have contracts with Aston Martin and Jaguar ... so I dont think they will be scratching peoples cars :p
I think you'll find that contract is with the dealers and not the OEMs (certainly in AMLs case).

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Oh, didnt know that. Mind you, the HQ is in Gaydon and not Newport Pag.
 

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I have bought some for my windows, as I said in earlier post, wont trust it as saw the damage it done on Black paint on mates Golf. It caused swirl and shimmer on the clear coat (it was mega dirty though).

But its by far the BEST product I have come across to getting windows and windscreen back to new! Gets out finger marks, water marks etc etc.
I have tried everything, every spray and microfiber known to man. I have also even tried the paper and water method, which was ok - but no where near standard of this stuff.

If ur like me and cleaning ur car is your life and you hate marks on ur windows get this! :)
 

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Sorry but no way would I use that on my car, I would imagine it to scratch to hell.
 

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hi all after seeing this post thought i would try it out :thumbs: well pleased with it on silver but dont know about black , may try it out on the gaffers black x5 :twisted:
 
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