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Hi all,
I'm going to be restoring the paintwork of my red MX-6 soon and wondered if I could get some recommendations on favoured products etc.
At the moment the plan is to shampoo it, lightly t-cut it then polish/wax it.
What shampoo should I use?
Autoglym resin polish has been recommended to me by Windy_mx6 along with Autoglym vynil and rubber care, any other opinions?
My plan is for one major restoration (although it doesn't need alot of work, it's in pretty good condition anyway) then to keep on top of it with regular care. I've heard those microfibre towels are really good, any other tools etc to use?

Once it's decided on and I begin work I'll make a little guide with lot's of pictures

Cheers
Robert
 

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Microfibres are good at getting rid of residue etc so worth using. Obviously using a power polisher is easier than doing it by hand but i've never done this as I like knowing I did it all myself.
 

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I've been using Autoglym for a few years and they do a good range of products that are compatible.
I was talking to a car body specialist at a car show and he said that Autoglym was one of the best products available but it is designed to be compatible with other products in the range. If you mix and match different makes of shampoo, T-cut and polish you might not get the combined finish you were after.
I think this goes for all the different manufacturers.
If I was starting from scratch I would look into Turtle Wax. I have read a few different reviews on restoring paint, polishing and shampooing and in each the Turtle Wax product came out, if not best, within the top three.
Mothers is another that is highly recommended by the custom painters in America.
As for power polishers, I have one and the only time I use it is if I'm in a rush, there are always places it can't get into and you forget to go over them and only notice them when it's too late! You just cant beat a hand job :angel:

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Hi

Good advice. Stick to the one range of products. i use the Meguires Gold Class range.

Elmer
 
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