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water based paint and regular car polish.

As I think Ive mentioned before.
The trusty simoniz kept the paintwork on my last car like new, at least on the surface.
My Meg III got a coat last year.This weekend Ive reapplied it.
Since its a time consuming /good physical workout job it happened I did the roof in 2 sections ,one side on friday the other side yday.
The same technique was used .
The part that was done yday has that giant rain blobs "cant touch this" finish. The part on friday well its ok.. but nowhere near as mr blobbly.

On my last car this blobbiness would last for weeks even thru dirt and subsequent washings and the car had a deep shine like it was hewn from solid.

The present one looks very good , but Im not so sure about the lustre and why has the waxiness of the surface gone after 2 days?
Has the fact that the paint is water based got something to do with it?
Am I micturitioning into the wind using a hard to apply coat thats only good for solvent paints or will it need a few full coats to "bond" to the lacquer and hold the shine?

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