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I'm using this Meguiar's Clenaer Wax on all my models as I posted in another thread here. I can almost swear by this stuff as it is that good.

Now I'm starting to wonder about some things. When I use this stuff, I'm using a soft cotton rag to apply and buff it out. When applying it I can clearly see imperfections such as sticker residue(AUTOart models) easily disappear. Now heres the kicker, when I remove it, while gently buffing it out, with the soft rag, I get a dirty residue. Nothing big, but still I wonder how good it can be. :zi:

Is this stuff just cleaning the cars surface really good or am I breaking the paint down, which explains the the dirty residue. :?

BTW, I still in awe of the shine this stuff leaves. ;-)
 

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DX,

If the stuff is a "cleaner wax" then it is not just wax...it has either mild abrasives, solvents/detergents, or both. Wax itself, like carnuba, does not do a great job of cleaning. If you are getting a residue on your rag, then something is abrading/dissolving the paint...even if it is a very small amount of paint. Since diecast mod paint is different from automotive paint, I have no idea what the long term impact will be.
 
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I'm not sure either :? ;-)

For now I guess I will enjoy the shine, and down the road I'll have melting paint to match melting wheels. :oops: May thats will be the newest trend for collectors, "how many models do you have with melted wheels". Except I'll have melting paint to go with it. :angel:
 
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On another note.

I recieved some models in the mail from an eBAY auction, all of the models were badly oxidized, I mean really bad. I thought about contacting the seller and asking for my money back as I thought the models were ruined.

Well the paint looked like a 1:1 cars paint after it sat in the rain and had water spots on it. And the water spots were really thick. I never seena model car with so much dust built up on the interior parts. I took my finger and wiped off one of the seats and this stuff was really packed on.

Well thats the condition of the cars.

After a lot of ddebating on what to do, clean them or contact the seller. I decided to use the Meguiars Cleaner Wax and after the first coat the car looked like it was new. I then applied a second coat and it looked like a new car that had been well taken care of :sm: Remarkable stuff this is.

Now I'm going to take the models apart and clean the interiors :???:

After all is cleaned, one more coat and they should be ready to go on display. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
 

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On another note.

I recieved some models in the mail from an eBAY auction, all of the models were badly oxidized, I mean really bad. I thought about contacting the seller and asking for my money back as I thought the models were ruined.

Well the paint looked like a 1:1 cars paint after it sat in the rain and had water spots on it. And the water spots were really thick. I never seena model car with so much dust built up on the interior parts. I took my finger and wiped off one of the seats and this stuff was really packed on.

Well thats the condition of the cars.

After a lot of ddebating on what to do, clean them or contact the seller. I decided to use the Meguiars Cleaner Wax and after the first coat the car looked like it was new. I then applied a second coat and it looked like a new car that had been well taken care of :sm: Remarkable stuff this is.

Now I'm going to take the models apart and clean the interiors :???:

After all is cleaned, one more coat and they should be ready to go on display. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Can't say thats happened to me.. fingers crossed... but thats some harsh luck dude, in his description did it say what state the models were in?
 
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The seller stated the models were in excellent condition :roll:

There in excellent condition now. :sm:
 
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DX, I'd hate to see what 'good' condition is for your seller, if 'excellent' was what you got. I guess it's all relative...different strokes, ya know? Anyway, it's fortunate that you can get them cleaned back up to what YOUR definition of 'excellent' is!

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The condition I recieved them in was far less than the "excellent condition" he described tham as in the auction. :roll: I'm just glad they turned out to be fine, seems as if they were in storage or something with the excess dust and filth, but none of them had a single scratch or paint chip once they were cleaned up.
 
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I hope you left appropriate FB for this clown X. Guy like that just burn me. :zi:
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I sent him an email asking for an explanation on the condition of item description. I want to give him the benefit of the doubt before posting negative feedback.
 

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How much details do you guys normally ask eBay vendors for even when you see a diecast described as "excellent" or "near mint"? Do you ask them about things like paint chips and swirl marks on windows? I figure the more details I ask for, the better I can protect myself in case the car shows in in a pitiful state.
 
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SM,

It matters on the model as well as the seller. If I'm buying a a brand new model from a seller whos sells nothing but diecasts and has other diecasts for sale, its a given his items are as described.

If the seller has other items and only a few diecasts and they aren't new in the box, questions need to be asked. This scenario was three diecasts all in one auction, none had boxes. I asked to confirm the item description and his response were they are in excellent condition as stated. :roll:

Still no response from him as of yet. :???:
 
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