Best polish for pinstripes and scratches

phs

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^ We have been using Autoglym super resin polish for 10 years very good but like all polishes it wears off.

Only ever waxed ontop of the polish once and it did last a little longer, for a 4wd that had seen a lot of over grown tracks being metallic silver it scrubbed up very nice.

Went over what to do with the mrs current 4wd and sort of thinking rhino hide as the only real way to protect the paint, don’t rate bushbarrier too long to install and has to be removed daily ( not practical at all )

PPF was on the cards too but that have a limited life span and probably cost more than rhino hide

Yesterday we spent the day putting Autoglym UHD ceramic coating on, the prep is the hard part applying the ceramic coating was quite quick
I Don’t have high hopes for this completely protecting against shrubs and don’t actually think it’s a true ceramic coating as that should be a thin layer for glass/ glaze added on top of the paint, Autoglym claim there coating lasts upto 12 months

I’ll be interested to see what’s it’s like after our Boxing Day 4wd trip
 

Rusty Panels

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^ We have been using Autoglym super resin polish for 10 years very good but like all polishes it wears off.

Only ever waxed ontop of the polish once and it did last a little longer, for a 4wd that had seen a lot of over grown tracks being metallic silver it scrubbed up very nice.

Went over what to do with the mrs current 4wd and sort of thinking rhino hide as the only real way to protect the paint, don’t rate bushbarrier too long to install and has to be removed daily ( not practical at all )

PPF was on the cards too but that have a limited life span and probably cost more than rhino hide

Yesterday we spent the day putting Autoglym UHD ceramic coating on, the prep is the hard part applying the ceramic coating was quite quick
I Don’t have high hopes for this completely protecting against shrubs and don’t actually think it’s a true ceramic coating as that should be a thin layer for glass/ glaze added on top of the paint, Autoglym claim there coating lasts upto 12 months

I’ll be interested to see what’s it’s like after our Boxing Day 4wd trip
Whipper snippers mounted on each side of the bull bar work well!
 

Rusty Panels

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To be honest if you're worried about scratches then you need to pick another path! Or vehicle type, maybe 4wding aint for you!
Although I do my best to avoid destroying my paintwork I know that the odd scratch is inevitable. A regular coat of good quality polish will help to some extent but, the physics behind stick v's paintwork will beat you every time!
 

FrankP

Active Member
The ute and camper are there for a purpose, but I still like to keep them looking as good as possible.

I used Road Warrior Plus on both prior to a 4 month outback trip which involved many km of narrow tracks in the bush. It smells and looks like white PVA glue, goes on with a sponge roller and dries clear. Heavy rain will see it bubble, especially before it's fully cured (48 hours) but it dries out and settles back on. It did a fabulous job at protecting the paint and gelcoat - quite big dry bushes dragging down the sides did not leave a mark. But after 4 months it proved a bit difficult to get the last remnants off. The bulk of it comes off in sheets with a hose or pressure washer, but the bits around the edges like just under the windows, etc have proved difficult to remove. I don't care too much about that - like others have said, the ute is primarily for the bush - but if your car doubles as your pride and joy you might find that a bit of an issue.
 
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