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    Seeing as it was a lovely day and that I have the use of father-in-law's garage I set to to give the 330d it's annual polish and protection ready for the Winter.

    After a thorough clean I usually give it the AutoGlym Super Resin Polish followed by Extra Gloss Protection then a final layer of protection with BMW Nano Wax.

    Maybe it sounds like a lot of work, but I only do it this thoroughly once a year.

    However this year we have a cunning plan to reduce the effort.

    I picked this up in Austria.

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    A 'one-stop-shop' - kind of thing.

    I decided to give it a go and if I wasn't happy with the results was prepared to start again with my usual regime.

    It turns out that it's a wonderful product.

    Using a normal micro-fibre I went over the bodywork one panel at a time.

    It removed tar spots with ease and the micro-fibre became mucky very easily - I determine how good a cleaner is by how quickly I have to change cloths.

    It dried hazy in a few minutes and polished off a treat - no great amounts of elbow-grease needed - just as well as elbow-grease is in short supply these days due to advancing years, :D

    I'm very happy with the overall effect - it gave a glass-like finish.

    The only thing that is yet to be seen is how it stands up to a Scottish Winter - but if it's designed for use in Germany / Austria it ought to do well in the UK.

    Here's a few pics - sorry about the quality, but I only have my Samsung to use today and the lights fading.

    Plus a large G&T beckons - cheers.

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    Wow that did come up nice. When I saw the picture of the polish I had some reservations.
     
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    If only mine looked as good as yours @Singvogel (y)

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    I it removes tar & lots of dirt easily I wonder if it is very abrasive?
     
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    Possibly a high solvent content.
     
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    Kev...
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    Wow! Does look good with minimal effort it looks all the better!
     
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    That would be my understanding too - it's certainly not abrasive.

    A bit like Topaz - but a little more liquid.

    I'll report on how it does over the Winter when the car will be washed with AG Polar Blast possibly followed by AG Shampoo and Conditioner then dried off with AG Aqua Wax.

    It wont be getting any more polishing until next year - hopefully in October.

    But if the water repellent and beading properties have degraded to the extent it has to be redone I'm minded to do this 502 treatment again over Easter.

    Only time will tell.
     
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    using aqua wax as a drying aid will keep the beading action going so dont think you should see any drop off performance

    looking at the bottle it seems to be some sort of Nano sealant/coating so should be up to the job
     
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    Very impressive and shiny results. (y)

    Does it act like a sealant, eg. Autoglym Extra Gloss Protection?
    I couldn't find a UK supplier online. Maybe you could become the UK importer, Bob? :D
     
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    I'm told it's available on German eBay.

    Seems to be a good sealant and water repellent.

    The 'nano' effect apparently refers to the minuscule particles that fill in any spaces/gaps including swirls.

    I was not familiar with the term 'Lotus Effect' but google and Wikipedia tell me that lotus plant leaves cannot be wet due to:

    The lotus effect refers to self-cleaning properties that are a result of ultrahydrophobicity as exhibited by the leaves of Nelumbo or "lotus flower". Dirt particles are picked up by water droplets due to the micro- and nanoscopic architecture on the surface, which minimizes the droplet's adhesion to that surface.

    So a new word enters detailing vocabulary - ultrahydrophobicity :D
     
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    in the lithographic print industry we use the word hydrophobic a lot, indeed as a supplier to the industry we use it a lot. And i have used it to explain one property of car coatings/waxes etc in the office many a time :) Hydrophilic too.

    Also "nano" is very much in our industry now, in particular referring to inks and the size of the ink droplets for digital printing machines.


    Interesting though - googled and landed on wikipedia.
     

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