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Dirtbiker
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
711 Posts

Posted - 12 Jan 2019 :  20:33:49 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Hi,
Not that technical, I know, but what polishes do people use? Last winter I covered the 96 in Ankor Wax as it was outside but I found it really attracted dirt. I don't want to paint the 96 as aside from the front wings and one door it's all original but I would like to protect it. There are quite a few scratches etc that have started to rust and the paintwork is very dull.
I would really like to find a product that makes the car look presentable but by no means new and more importantly stops further deterioration. Ideally I wouldn't have to apply it too often either!
Cheers

rannsachair
V4 Beginner

United Kingdom
92 Posts

Posted - 12 Jan 2019 :  22:14:26 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I use Autoglym super resin polish then their HD wax, brings up the wifes Alfa to a reasonable shine and lasts a few months. Easy enough to apply too.

Edited by - rannsachair on 13 Jan 2019 09:08:53
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ratty
V4 Fanatic

243 Posts

Posted - 12 Jan 2019 :  22:30:39 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Go for the rat look and oil it as the yanks do! If it gets dirty wash it off let it dry and reoil it. Does work. Depends if you can live with it. Just a thought!
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greg124
V4 Fan

United Kingdom
165 Posts

Posted - 13 Jan 2019 :  00:40:07 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Been using Autoglym super resin for about 20 years.
I do quite fancy following ratty's approach with the 95 though...
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Dirtbiker
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
711 Posts

Posted - 15 Jan 2019 :  21:52:53 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Thanks for the replies, I'm going to try the Autoglym Super Resin and HD wax.
Nigel - I'm a big fan of patina (not fake rat look!) and did try this with the 96 last year with the Ankor Wax but I found it attracted too much dirt and dust. Do you know what kind of oil they use across the pond? The other thing is now the 96 has a nice interior I feel I should improve the outside a bit. I have a few simple jobs lined up that should improve things without going over the top.
Hope you get your engine sorted and back trialing again for Lands End!
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Dirtbiker
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
711 Posts

Posted - 15 Jan 2019 :  22:00:07 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Having said that, anyone tried this
https://www.frost.co.uk/eastwood-patina-preserver-aerosol-14995-invisible-rust-protection-coat.html
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V4saab1966
V4 Fan

United Kingdom
121 Posts

Posted - 16 Jan 2019 :  01:34:45 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Carnuba wax Ive been using this for 10 years leaves a good deep lasting shine easy to apply and easy to polish off leaves no white dust either #128077;#128077;
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