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Old 04-08-2019, 12:41 AM   #97
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Location: Finland, Europe
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My Ride: 330CI / 316 1.8i
Year: 2005
Model: 330CI M-Sport II
Transmission: Automatic
Hello again

Paintwork is now protected. First my plan was to put ceramic coating for this car.
Ceramic has pros and cons. One negative is that if you get swirls in coating.. You have to cut it away with machine polisher. Lot of work.
I drive this car only in summertime, so i think wax will be enough. And i have option to later put ceramic coating if i want.
Product for this car was Meguairs M16 paste wax. It is kind of hybrid wax which contains carnauba. Easy job, wax on, wax of..

There was no difference in shine before / after wax. As i said before, it all depends how good base paintwork you have for wax / coating.

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