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    If I hadn't read the title I would have thought that reflection was from black! Cracking

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    Quote Originally Posted by parish
    Be interested in how long the shine/wetness lasts with the layer of #16 over it.
    As long as the #16 lasts really. Just a QD to keep it looking nice.

    It can be applied over a wax too if your at a show. Its a really versatile product.

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    very nice it good to see what results u can get from others might have to try this my self

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    note to self - add to wish list lol
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    Now have two coats of #16 over the top of #7 and have taken some more photos which I'll post tomorrow... Its still got the wet shine even after a shower of rain! #16 more durable than Signature then!!

    Most recent neighbour's comment was rather nasty though - "all that work, its only an Astra!" Grrrr.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kickin Griffin
    Most recent neighbour's comment was rather nasty though - "all that work, its only an Astra!" Grrrr.
    You should paraphrase roadwarrior's sig in response....

    "It may only be an Astra - but at least it's a clean (and very, very shiny) one"

    Maybe your neighbour will turn out like beeste's - make stupid remarks then ask you to detail their car!
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    looking great K.G, i think i might have to do a bit of keeping up with the joneses here :lol: :lol:

    i read somewhere that it has alot of oils in it, and then best way to remove it is vary the direction of rub, instead of the uniform circle motion.
    As the product dries it forms a film, so each layer needs buffing a couple of times. thats why you vary the direction to split this film better.

    i'm sure i read this on the Megs US forum, but i've tried looking and cant find it but i have posted a question asking if this is true.

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    Could this Autopia thread be what you are thinking of Alex?
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    Quote Originally Posted by alex7938
    i read somewhere that it has alot of oils in it, and then best way to remove it is vary the direction of rub, instead of the uniform circle motion.
    As the product dries it forms a film, so each layer needs buffing a couple of times. thats why you vary the direction to split this film better.
    Yes, I can definitely see where this is coming from - I found myself continually varying the direction of the wipe when removing and by just taking my time and gently perservering it came off well. Also have a clean microfibre towel as well for the final wipe down which brought up the wet look nicely.
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    Here's some more pics of the car, now with two coats of #16 on the paint. Wheels and tyres have also been cleaned up with Meguiars Hot Rims and Tyre Shine, plastics done with GC Trim detailer - so far an exclusively Meguiars detail this time!

    Firstly, pic of the bonnet with two coats of #16 applied. Still looking wet, and comparing to photo with just #7, I think the #16 has been very effective at sealing in the shine without detriment to it!



    The next few photos were taken after it rained on the car, and the paint still seems to be looking good, so the #16 is doing its job well!!







    Unfortunately, owing to the rain, I wasn't able to get any better pictures, these were taken in a bit of a hurry. Looking at the car in the flesh though, I would say that the appearance is superior to the Clearkote Vanilla Moose Wax hand Glaze and Pinnacle Signature combo I used last time - definitely wetter looking, so a quick photo of what I consider to be a stunning combination: Meguiars #7 and #16!



    For a wax that costs £12 and comes in such a huge tin (compared to Signature and P21S), #16 represents real value for money IMHO and the look really is great I think. Application, though maybe a little more difficult than P21S, was still quick and easy.

    Finally, by the time sunday evening set in, the rain was on good and proper so got a couple of pics of the beading with two coats #16...





    Meguiars, I'm very impressed with these products!
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