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Autoglym "hard work" polish
Autoglym Super Resin Polish
Member Name: agewills
Autoglym Super Resin Polish
Advantages: thick and goes on ok
Disadvantages: nightmare to get off, not as good as i thought
Being a bit of a petrol head, I love my car and like to look after it. I discovered the wonderful world of "detailing" about a year ago and since have spent far more time cleaning my car than before. Just this weekend I spent about 5 hours on it. Which to the average person sounds bonkers. But it's not just about keeping a clean shiny car. Doing the right thing with detailing can actually protect your cars paintwork from the vicious elements, stop swirls and fading and keep the paint looking fresh, even years after it rolls out of the factory.
I'd heard rave reviews about autoglym and their copious car cleaning and detailing products. Many detailing nuts will recommend "super resin polish" as an essential bit of kit. It's meant to be a rather abrasive polish that will keep the car shiny. I was rather pleased then to receive a bottle from my brother in law for Crimbo. The other week I thought I'd give it a try. So I washed the car and dried it off in the normal manner, applied the polish as directed using autoglyms "perfect polishing cloth". So far, so good. The nightmare came when I tried to get the polish off again. It was quite a lot of hard work and the polish flaked and turned to dust, covering the car in white flake powder. I wasn't too pleased. Now, it might well have been my fault, it was a little nippy outside, perhaps it needs to be applied on a warmer day, but I can't imagine it would make that much difference. I usually use DODO Juice wax and a glaze from an American company called "Pour Boys". They are much easier to put on and take off. Sure, they aren't a polish, so it's essentially a different kettle of chips, but for a brilliant, deep, long lasting shine, they apparently can't be beaten by Autoglym. I will try again soon though, it might be my technique. However, the benefit of these other products is they are colour specific - so the ones I use are specifically for black cars, where autoglym is an all in one solution.
The point is, if you want a good shine, you need to put in the work!
Summary: Autoglym is highly praised, but i found it didnt live up to expectations
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