Lotus Elan

Which Polish

PostPost by: nebogipfel » Sat Jan 07, 2006 9:48 am

twincamman wrote:well guys ---the best wax I have found for fiberglass is------------[drum roll]---------pledge lemon scented furniture polish in a spray can ----used it for years --its carnuba wax easy to apply-- wont build up and dull that nice finish----my race car always looked good at the track and the ?lan sparkles-and smells that fresh lemony scent that drives the ladies wild -if this gets out the car wax business is finished ------- :shock: -really -- :shock: ed


I'd always heard you Canadians are a funny lot :o

I just wonder what you use as a bodyspray/deodorant? ......... I suppose Pledge would work if it gets the girlies going :lol:

Still no clear winner - Any more opinions?
John

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Sat Jan 07, 2006 4:58 pm

What about that Swiss stuff that cost about 260 quid for a tiny pot? Oops, sorry, forgot that this was not the 250GTO owners club :oops:

I have been happy with both Auto Glym and Mer (which is great for polishing boats and caravans which have been standing out for a while too).

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PostPost by: twincamman » Sat Jan 07, 2006 5:03 pm

up here in dat lumber camp in de north we don't need deodorant --and we don't read instruction or ask for directions either --real men are we ---we cut wood all day and wax the Lotus in panties and a bra --- ed :lol: -
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PostPost by: poiuyt » Wed Jan 11, 2006 4:07 am

My 1969 S4 gets nothing but Nu-finish car polish (the stuff they used to advertise by polishing a car in the junk yard to a new-car shine)!

In any case, it was recommended by the past owner and it's worked well enough for me to win my class at the 2005 Greenwich Concours in Greenwich CT.

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PostPost by: pereirac » Mon Jan 16, 2006 11:37 pm

I tried Mcguires on my twin pack sprayed Elan. It's pretty good and 'easier' than Autoglym to apply...
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Tue Jan 17, 2006 6:42 am

How can anything be easier than Autoglym to apply/rub off?
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PostPost by: twincamman » Tue Jan 17, 2006 7:32 am

lemon pledge furniture polish ----better --spray and wipe - :shock: ed
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PostPost by: Si_130/5 » Tue Jan 17, 2006 3:35 pm

Hi everyone,

I must own up to being a polishing anorak. The polish is important but there?s no substitute for mind-bending effort. Take off all easily removed badges and lights, mark off 8? square sections all over the coachwork and cover one at a time with small overlapping circles going top to bottom and side to side with balls of cotton wool (discard as soon as you pick up dirt). The smoother/flatter the paint surface the better the reflection and the easier it will be next time. The original T-Cut is excellent when used in this way but don?t bother to rub it off, let the wax you use after remove it.

In the early eighties my favourite polish was Johnson?s Rallye in a black and gold tin (it even smelt wonderful). A rubbish product bearing the same name appeared in the nineties.
I agree with Peter Mallinson (Peter is yours the ebay car with the low mileage and the Stag steering wheel?) Mer can give an excellent finish and is easy to control by adding water from a plant sprayer to the polish on your cotton wool pad. I've had good results with Maguiars too.
I?ve not used anything new recently but Steve B?s Nu-finish sounds worth a try as does Miami Gary?s Zaino product. I?d also rather stick pins in myself than pay ?500 for an egg cup of swizz-ol.


Best wishes (if you haven?t all nodded off),

Si

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