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Old 13-03-2021, 01:08 PM   #1
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Lifeshine

I’m just about to collect a ‘new to me’ car, and I’m told it has recently been treated with ‘Lifeshine’, (Scotchguard equivalent).

I don’t want to remove this, so what is the best process for the car’s upkeep, appearance-wise? I usually use Megs Last Touch as a drying agent in the ‘weekly wash’, and AG Super Resin plus a wax periodically.

Presumably the Megs will be OK, but would the latter be a waste of time and effort?

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Old 13-03-2021, 01:12 PM   #2
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Personally, i would be removing it and starting afresh - its likely that whatever has been applied hasn't been done properly or with correct prep before hand
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As above, get it removed. TBH, due to poor prep & application have never seen these type of products last more than a few washes.

I would carry out a full decon & prep. You can carry on with your normal routine then.
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Thanks, as I thought, although I had hoped not!! 🙂🙂
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Personally, I would see what it looks like - it maybe applied okay and then washing and topping up until the weather improves and you can then decide what you want to do / what you want to apply.

If you’re going to clay / polish the car, this will remove it...
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dont you get a bag with lifeshine of products to use for the wash mantain?

ok, its not the best, but if it is already on, give it a go?
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When I bought my BMW 440i they had coated it with their ceramic junk, first weekend I had I machined it all off and ended up with a much better finish taking my time and my choice of products.
But as has been said, see how it looks, if it's ok keep it until Summer then do your own thing
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dont you get a bag with lifeshine of products to use for the wash mantain?

ok, its not the best, but if it is already on, give it a go?
You do and ironically I'm using that kit on someone's car tomorrow. They bought the car 5 years ago and haven't really polished or sealed the car since (it has been washed though).

Their kit has the Bodywork Conditioner shampoo, SRP, fast glass, bird wipes, washer fluid, rubber and vinyl care, fabric cleaner.....and something else which I can't remember.

Edit: just remembered - custom.wheel cleaner (which is the non-acidic one).

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sounds like a decent kit
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sounds like a decent kit
If you get the bag of goodies, yes it is decent kit and definitely worth having
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