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Autoglym Super Resin Polish
Member Name: lindsayjayne
Autoglym Super Resin Polish
Advantages: Makes your car shine, easy to apply .
Disadvantages: More expensive than other brands .
Autoglym Super Resin Polish is a polish for the exterior of your car. It used to only available to people in the car trade, but is now available for the public too. It can be bought in many supermarkets, as well as places like Wilkinsons, Motormania and Halfords. Prices vary between shops, but a 325ml bottle cost me £4.99 in Wilkinsons.
*What does Autoglym Super Resin Polish do?*
It gives a high gloss shine to your car (you can also use it on motorbikes) and cleans and conditions the paintwork. It also protects your car from UV light and other weather conditions and is a combination cleaner, polisher and sealant in one bottle. It can be used safely on all finishes whether metallic, or water-based.
Before using Autoglym Super Resin Polish, you need to wash and thoroughly dry your car. Once dry, put some polish onto a clean cloth and apply using a light circular motion, ending up in straight lines to give even coverage. You can increase your pressure to remove any scratches. You can do the whole vehicle at once, or a panel at a time, and once finished lightly buff your car with a clean cloth.
Always apply Autoglym polish to the cloth, not directly to the vehicle.
Make sure you go over the paintwork in straight lines before the polish dries.
Be careful not to get the polish on trims or glass, and if you do wipe away quickly, as it may mark. If it won't come off trims easily, use a small brush to lightly scrub it off.
Autoglym Polish repels water. If after a while you notice this isn't happening, it's time to re-apply it.
Also available is Car Glass Polish, Bumper Care, Extra Gloss Protector, Instant Show-Shine, Intensive Tar Remover, Active Insect Remover and Bodywork Shampoo Conditioner.
For a full list of exterior-use and interior-use products go to: www.autoglym.co.uk
This was recommended to me by a friend who works in the motor trade - he's tried many polishes and said this was easily the best. Having tried many products myself and having had really good results with some of them, I didn't expect to be that impressed. However, out of everything I've tried (so far), this has to be my favourite.
Unlike the wax that I've tried and other gloss polishes, I found this very easy to apply. It has a very thin consistency, which I think is what makes the difference. It still needs a bit of 'elbow grease' putting in when buffing, but nowhere near as much as when using wax.
It doesn't have a strong smell, and reminds me of other car product's smells. It is slightly more expensive than other car polishes, but in my opinion, it's worth it - although I haven't tried them all yet.
Personally I find it easier to do a section of the car at a time, rather than doing the whole thing in one go. This also makes it easier on your arms when buffing, as you get a break in between each section.
I also recommend having several soft clean cloths handy, rather than just using one to buff the whole car, as this helps to prevent smears.
Autoglym Super Resin Polish is more expensive than most other polishes. However, I've only had to re-apply it once every 4-6 weeks so far, which means I'll get almost 6 months use out of the bottle I bought. Obviously if you have a larger car (I have a Micra) it will take more polish and won't last you as long.
I recommend this simply because it gives an excellent shine and genuinely protects your car. Best of all though, it's much easier to make your car shine using this than with other products I've used.
Summary: it is useful
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