leelacey17

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    Lee
  • Lexus Model
    is250 sel
  • Year of Lexus
    2007
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    Greater London

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  1. Probably not if I'm honest. You can buy better quality products for a fraction of the price they are charging and do it yourself. Dealer applied coatings are not normally that great, but if you wanted to spend good money to do it then take it to a professional detailer who can do it correctly and use far better products. Would be far more expensive though. The thing is unless you look after the car correctly and wash it correctly the coatings are a bit of a waste of money. Take it to your local hand car wash and the paintwork would just get ruined anyway no matter what was put on it. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  2. I know your pain. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  3. Love those wheels I really want some for mine. Great job on the car it looks brilliant. I was aiming to do a full detail on mine this week but didnt get a chance so maybe next week. I like you just gave mine a quick wash and spruce up yesterday. I was never a fan of silver but I love the shine you can get on them. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  4. Once polished they will need regular top ups of a uv sealant. I did mine when I first got it and keep them sealed / waxed Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  5. Looks lovely but needs a blooming good polish to get rid of those swirls. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  6. Looks good fella. Get those tyres dressed[emoji6] Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  7. There's no coating ( which is often offered by dealerships) at a cheap cost that will last long. The best coatings now will last several years but the cost of these plus the maintenance runs into four figures. A wax will help protect your car but poor washing technique will add scratches to your clearcoat. Modern paint finishes need protecting and washing correctly to maintain them. The confusion starts where there are products described as polishes that have little to no cut to them so it's more of a glaze which cleans the paintwork. They have fillers in them so act like makeup ( autoglym super resin polish as an example) if you don't seal these in with a wax or sealant the fillers drop out and your paint goes back to how it was. You cannot without a superhuman effort correct a car by hand so a all in one polish is best to give a good shine and results. A wax will add to that effect. Sorry to bore you but I love a bit of car cleaning and as I'm off this week will be giving the old girl it's doing clean. Several hours will be spent on it so over the next few months it will reduce the amount of effort that goes in. I like a shiny car[emoji3] Not bad for over 11 years old. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  8. leelacey17

    Polish and wax?

    It will do but maybe won't last as long as using Bilt Hamber polish before it. If you do two coats of double speed wax you will get a few months out of it. Best to top up one coat once a month or so. It's a very good wax at a great price and you should like the results Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  9. Realistically you might want to do the full treatment a couple of times a year depending on mileage. As long as it's washed correctly over the coming months you could say top up the wax once a month and that should suffice. You can always get a detailing spray to use as a drying aid after each wash. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  10. Just got a rear one from Lexus Sheffield as well via their eBay shop. It will be going on the car next week Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  11. Looks very good fella. Very good. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  12. Nice car shame the price is a bit steep. Your probably paying towards the warranty as well. I would have liked the sat nav etc for that price. Looks ok from a distance but the car cleaner in me sees dirty exhaust tips so with a good detail the car would look lovely. I'd also bin the wood trim Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  13. I think that must be parts for the Water pump as they do a fixed price on that or they did last year when I got mine done. Can't remember if it was 3 or 400. Rear caliper I have on order from eBay as it worked out the cheapest and mines beyond repair Handle not heard of but your right will probably have to take the door card off. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  14. Mine was the same when I got it and checked the history with Lexus. I had 31k on the clock and the car was 9 years old but had been serviced up to 80k with everything done as per the schedule. No wonder it still felt like new! Water pump still went though. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  15. I'm in the process of trying to get out the lower pin which has seized on one of my rear ones. Got new pins ready but can't get the little $#@€ to move. Mole grips and a propane torch is probably going to be the next option. Has anyone used a torch on them before? And if so was it effective? Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk