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have you any advice on good car wax and polishes I can use?

Hi guys! This is all about Car Detailing Melbourne. I’m a recent owner of a new car (well not really new since it was my dad’s and he kinda handed it over to me) and I’m really stoked! I mean, it’s not a new car but at least it’s mine. I want to do everything to keep it looking good and as my dad said “in top condition”. My old man taught me a couple of tricks like washing the car and waxing and polishing it. It seems easy but I read online that it’s a very laborious task. Anyway, have you any advice on good car wax and polishes I can use? I’d like something that’s affordable for someone on a budget like me. Thanks!

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I bought a wax for my car about 12 years ago and it still sits in my garage. That car is long gone anyway.
Waxing is very elbow grease-consuming job and the car with unpolished wax looks plain stupid.
Good part is MB paint is so excellent, that even our 15 years old cars are still taken for new ones.
All it takes is good quality water and brush. I am using RV style brush on commercial painters pole so I can make basic wash in the mater of 90 seconds.
If you don't have good quality water, consider whole house water softener with faucet for car washing, or at least buy hose-end softener.
With treated water you don't need to wipe the car, what is big part of the process.
If your paint shows advanced oxidation - try clay bar.
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I like Meguire's Gold personally. The spray wax is not bad either and is much faster. This is a good book:

I enjoy this guy's videos:

AMMO NYC - YouTube

I do not polish often. There is really not a need for it. I clay once a year minimum. During the spring I do a deep interior cleaning including lexol, shampoo etc. Scotch guard is cheap and a good idea too.

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