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Has anyone ever used car (as in 1:1) wax/polish on a diecast with good results?? Any experience with tinted autopolish for that matter? I'm just wondering how to put the lustre back into one of my older diecasts.

EDIT: Sorry, I just realized this thread should be in the "Detailing" section.
 

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Personally I use Turtle Wax cuz it's the only thing I got in the house. Don't worry about waxing over decals or tampos... in fact, you SHOULD wax over them cuz it protects them. Wax is not ahbrasive (sp?) like a polishing compound or a cutter. ;-)
 

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Personally I use Turtle Wax cuz it's the only thing I got in the house. Don't worry about waxing over decals or tampos... in fact, you SHOULD wax over them cuz it protects them. Wax is not ahbrasive (sp?) like a polishing compound or a cutter. ;-)
Does polish have fine abrasives in it? And when you say "cutter" do you mean something like Mother's Clay Bar?
 
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I use a pure canauba wax called Yellow Wax purchased at NAPA Auto Parts. It is 100% wax with no abrasives and works fine on decals and tampos as well as windows and chrome. It leaves a nice deep shine.

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anyone Zynol-ed their cars? hehehehe
VR mentioned having used it. Don't you just love the smell of Zymol? I always feel hungry when I catch a whiff of it.
 
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I've used various waxes/polishes with good results on my cars. Have the toothbrush ready for the wax that settles into all the nooks and crannies though!
 
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so whats wrong with good old Mr Sheen or Pledge ?
I use this ordinary spray type wax polish with a soft yellow duster and it always gets my cars looking great .( Be careful of snapping those wipers off though )
 
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so whats wrong with good old Mr Sheen or Pledge ?
I use this ordinary spray type wax polish with a soft yellow duster and it always gets my cars looking great .( Be careful of snapping those wipers off though )
I've used pledge as well, and probably use that more so than car wax now. Depends how much luuuuuvvvvvv I wanna give my cars at the time, I guess. ;-)
 

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Personally I use Turtle Wax cuz it's the only thing I got in the house. Don't worry about waxing over decals or tampos... in fact, you SHOULD wax over them cuz it protects them. Wax is not ahbrasive (sp?) like a polishing compound or a cutter. ;-)
Does polish have fine abrasives in it? And when you say "cutter" do you mean something like Mother's Clay Bar?
Polishes... yes. It's used to remove light orange peel.
Cutters... for sure yes, in fact, a few rubs with this stuff will bring u down to metal. I'm not sure what Mother's Clay Bar is, but cutters and polishes are usually pastes.
 

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Cutters... for sure yes, in fact, a few rubs with this stuff will bring u down to metal. I'm not sure what Mother's Clay Bar is, but cutters and polishes are usually pastes.
The Clay Bar is used on 1:1 cars to remove gunk from the paint surface like tree sap & what-not. It takes about 3 hrs to cut a car properly. I've yet to do it...maybe next summer.
 
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I use Mequire's Quik Detailer spray with good result. It's easy to apply and buffs off without any residuals or buildups. When I get a new model this is the first thing I do. It gets rid of dust and fingerprints from the factory and leaves a good shine. Pledge works too if you like the lemon scent on a model. ;-) Just a word of caution: on black models don't wipe too hard. These 1:18 scale models are prone to swirl marks just like real cars. Dust, if rubbed hard enough, will scratch painted surface.
 

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I use Mequire's Quik Detailer spray with good result. It's easy to apply and buffs off without any residuals or buildups. When I get a new model this is the first thing I do. It gets rid of dust and fingerprints from the factory and leaves a good shine. Pledge works too if you like the lemon scent on a model. ;-) Just a word of caution: on black models don't wipe too hard. These 1:18 scale models are prone to swirl marks just like real cars. Dust, if rubbed hard enough, will scratch painted surface.
On the subject of wiping...make sure you only use COTTON cloth. Anything else, including synthetics and those lintless continuous weave wipers WILL scratch your finish. A soft cotton cloth, like a t-shirt, works best.
 
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