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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:33 pm    Post subject: OPC offered Swissvax for new car.. Reply with quote

is it worth it or can I apply it myself?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:38 pm    Post subject: Re: OPC offered Swissvax for new car.. Reply with quote

Kryton wrote:
is it worth it or can I apply it myself?
If they're just offering an application of Swissvax wax shield I'd say just give it a go yourself. It's straightforward and plenty of videos on the web if you want to do some home work. I just apply it with my hands, the wax just turns to an oil at hand temperature and then buff off. It's quite therapeutic and gives you another good excuse to disappear off to the garage. thumbsup
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the Swissvax applied by OPC when my PSE was fitted. Car looked amazing when I picked her up. Only problem was that by the time I arrived home it was all dirty again!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't like Swiss wax. Had it applied on new 911 turbo at OPC. Made it more difficult to clean. Ceramic coating is by far superior
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't like Swiss wax. Had it applied on new 911 turbo at OPC. Made it more difficult to clean. Ceramic coating is by far superior
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes as others say swiss vax is very dated these days and actually dulls the shine compared to some of the moderner coatings
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gtechniq every time Thumb

Crystal Serum or C1 Crystal Lacquer
with a EXOv3 top coat

This will be a stunning and long-lasting finish. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:37 pm    Post subject: Re: OPC offered Swissvax for new car.. Reply with quote

Kryton wrote:
is it worth it or can I apply it myself?


Depends on which type of Swisswax as there is still the basic version verses what you actually need
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Gtechniq every time Thumb

Crystal Serum or C1 Crystal Lacquer
with a EXOv3 top coat

This will be a stunning and long-lasting finish. Smile


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

k3bab wrote:
DRZ911 wrote:
Gtechniq every time Thumb

Crystal Serum or C1 Crystal Lacquer
with a EXOv3 top coat

This will be a stunning and long-lasting finish. Smile


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+1. Turned down the SwissVax and had the full GTechniq interior and exterior treatment. Car is very easy to wash. thumbsup
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't beat good old turtlewax! Water just runs off, tenner from Halfords! Me cheap, never!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

I've had both Swisswax Zuffenhausen (specially formulated for Porsche paint) and Gtechniq on the same car and I would say if you intend to cherish your car Swisswax is the way to go (see below) but be mindful that you will need to keep doing it, Cleaner Fluid then wax, it's easy to apply though, it just takes time and elbow grease.




However if you don't like waxing yourself the go for a Gtechniq or ceramic type coating which is what I will have again on my daily driver which will shortly be a Macan Turbo Performance. Don't try to apply a crystal serum yourself you will need to get a respray.

Horses for courses.

Good luck,
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