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Old 15th February 2011, 22:58   #181
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I picked up the Collinite 915 from Autoshop directly in Bangalore. Nice meeting the owner who is also an car Enthusiast. Had a small chat with him, They started this only 2 weeks ago.

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I would ask you buy the 915 over the 476. The 476 is a lot tougher to buff.

I read a lot about Collinite. Finally concluded that the 915 was the best pure wax. This should give a much deeper shine than the 845 and should last longer from what I have read. The 915 has about 24% more carnauba.

I tried this on a small portion of the car and I was blown away by the finish of this wax. It was like looking into a mirror! Even the Factory finish wasn't this good.
This wax smells pleasant too unlike the 845 or the 476.
Pretty easy to rub off.
The 845 is also good but this thing is way better!

I plan to wax the whole car ( black figo ) over the weekend. Will post the results once its complete.

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Old 15th February 2011, 22:59   #182
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I have swift.
i just buy collinite 845 i directly apply this on my swift after wash.
Is it necessary to polish and than use collinite845?
If yes than please tell me which polish i can use and from where i can buy it?
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Old 15th February 2011, 23:10   #183
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NVC 4125,

You dont need to polish your car before using the 845 wax.
Wash your car, Once the surface is dry and clean start applying the 845 directly.
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^If the surface after wash is to your satisfaction, then you can go directly to waxing!!

Polish is required only when the surface has a few swirls, defects etc.

If you have clay, then clay the paint before waxing with collinite 845.

Waxing on a clayed(prepped) paint will lead to better durability of the wax!

@Captain Slow - Collinite 915 is more like a beauty wax!

Beauty waxes are usually really easy to apply and remove and do smell nice!
Durability is questionable though! From what I've read, it doesn't last that long!

But then, I'd be more interested to hear your personal views regarding the durability!

476 might seem ideal but I've heard that if you don't apply really-really-really thin coats of it, its really hard to come off!!

Do post pics after 915!

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Old 15th February 2011, 23:46   #185
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Hi Sohail,

Absolutely, but this thing is good! And according to Collinite it should last longer than the 845.
The final result that I got from a small patch was very impressive. Like I said earlier it was better than the 845.

The 476 is really hard to work with. I have a tub of this with me too. But yes this thing will last really long.

Also the 915 works better on darker colored cars.

This weekend I will give the figo a good rub down. The only problem for me, pesky neighbours who think that I am some sort of a whack job sitting and polishing my car. I get all kinds of weird looks and questions asking me what am I up to. Even the Security and maintenance people sometimes like to watch me working with the car. Im the only one who does this here
Being an Enthusiast isn't so fun.

I emailed Collinite and this is response I got from them!

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How long does the 915 wax last?

Liquid/Gel Wax (845 and 925): 5-7 months depending on UV exposure.

Paste Wax (476, 885): 9-11 Months depending on UV exposure.

Marque D’Elegance (915): 8-10 months depending on UV exposure
Here is a bit from their FAQ's

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4) What is the difference between the 476s and the 915 Marque D’Elegance?

In terms of durability, the 476s lasts an average of one month longer than the 915.
The 915 has more carnauba wax in the formula, and its finishing result is a warmer shine, and it is slightly easier to work with.

The 476s is the most durable product offered by Collinite, which is why it requires a little more rubbing and elbow grease.

5) What is the difference between the 845 and the 476s?

The 845 and 476s are made with the same ingredients, but the 476s lasts longer due to the fact that it has a higher concentration of natural and synthetic waxes. This is why the 476s is tougher to work with. The 845 has been Collinite’s overall best seller for 20 years due to the fact that it has excellent durability combined with an ease of use.
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Got mine 845 from auto-mall for my swift 2 days back and waiting desperately to see the results but its raining from last 2 days..
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^That is so true regarding getting weird looks!! lol

Whenever I'm waxing, let alone polishing! I used to get looks filled with question marks!!(but now my neighbors kinda understand! )

Polishing is a whole different thing!! I never ever polish in front of ppl not knowing what I'm doing!! Trust me, it'll be a nightmare if you're ever machine polishing in your neighborhood!

I'm looking forward to your views on 915! Maybe I'll add it to my 'stuff to buy' list after your review and pics!

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@ Captain Slow: Thanks for the suggestion regarding the 915. I would be looking forward to the final results and your say on its durability before placing my order.

@ nvc 4125: As Sohail rightly said, you can apply the 845 directly after washing the car if you are satisfied with your car's appearance and want to add a lasting shine to the car's body.
If you want to purchase a good polish look for Sonax auto polish.
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Here is a small teaser for you guys Wax was applied on this area 3 days ago.
All I did was clean the area with water, and then apply the 915.

sohail99, samsag12
What do you think ?
Picture was taken today. The area has a lot of dust and dirt I don't think you can see it in the picture.
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Here is a small teaser for you guys Wax was applied on this area 3 days ago.
All I did was clean the area with water, and then apply the 915.
Wow! Thats beauty!!
Would like to see some more pics to summarise effect of 915
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hey Captainslow, how much quantity do you apply? I normally use spoon full for about square feet of area.
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Will be interesting to test the durability of the Collinite waxes under the hot Indian conditions, esp. that of 915 since it is a pure 'nuba wax.

Check the following link for a wax test saga over 6 months, though in the UK:
Biggest Wax Test Ever - Detailing World.

The conclusion was 915 outguns 845 and 476 and, in fact, a host of other popular/expensive waxes. And 915 also has been known to produce one of the best water beading and sheeting.

And ah, speaking of neighbors, I had one venture to ask me once condescendingly if I'm too stingy to hire help to wash my car
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Here is a small teaser for you guys Wax was applied on this area 3 days ago.
All I did was clean the area with water, and then apply the 915.

sohail99, samsag12
What do you think ?
Picture was taken today. The area has a lot of dust and dirt I don't think you can see it in the picture.
@Captain

Preview is Looking great man, would love to see your black car when done fully.
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Captain Slow the result looks really impressive on Black color although it would be great if you could upload some more pics as this picture don't do justice.
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hey Captainslow, how much quantity do you apply? I normally use spoon full for about square feet of area.
The 915 is a paste wax, like a soft soap bar but in a tub. I used very little, just rubbed the cloth on wax and then applied it.
I used a 100% pure cotton cloth AKA - my old jocky undershirt.

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Will be interesting to test the durability of the Collinite waxes under the hot Indian conditions, esp. that of 915 since it is a pure 'nuba wax.

Check the following link for a wax test saga over 6 months, though in the UK:
Biggest Wax Test Ever - Detailing World.

The conclusion was 915 outguns 845 and 476 and, in fact, a host of other popular/expensive waxes. And 915 also has been known to produce one of the best water beading and sheeting.

And ah, speaking of neighbors, I had one venture to ask me once condescendingly if I'm too stingy to hire help to wash my car
I have used the 845, 476 and now the 915 and I can say that the 915 is the best among these. Once you start using this there is no going back to anything else.

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Preview is Looking great man, would love to see your black car when done fully.
Haha! Will do Shamanth

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Captain Slow the result looks really impressive on Black color although it would be great if you could upload some more pics as this picture don't do justice.
Thanks Sam, If everything goes according to plan then this weekend I will post the full results.

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