Wonderful wax finish to older paintwork – Peter spills the beans.
Having carried out a repair, Peter is often asked how best to bring the rest of the vehicle up to the level of shine on the newly repaired area. Often it is just a case of using a good quality product from one of the many ranges avaiable.
Peter has an old Mazda Eunos (1993 Neo Green, Mazda’s version of BRG). In 1993, solid colour were not usually given a clear coat (lacquer) and over the years the paint has lost a lot of it’s origional shine. The solution in this case was to find a “hard” wax and build up a number of coats to act as a clear coat. Though not particularly difficult to use, they have been replaced over the years by “instant shine” products that apply a thin layer which is usually washed off next time you clean the car.
Peter has tested a few over the years but has been bowled over by Collinite 476S Pro Wax.
After a good wash and a light “Clay” application the 476S was applied with the damp sponge supplied. Working in sections about 60cm square the wax is allowed to “haze” then polished with a good quality microfibre cloth.
As this is a hard wax product it is possible to build up a number of layers that do not wash off. The shine is very deep and the car looks great as a result. On a drive on sunday Peter had to stop to put up the roof when the heavens opened and was amazed at the degree of beading visable on the bonnet while driving and the fact that when when the car stopped all the rain ran off, even from the bonnet.
If you want the best finish on your car, give Collinite 476S a try!