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Postby VEFF on Mon Jan 12, 2004 2:26 pm

I was wondering which car wax other members here use and recommend.

I would like something that:
1) performs well (protects well and increases shine)
2) is long-lasting
3) doesn't contain ingredients that are too harsh (don't want it to damage the car's finish).


I have heard Zymol (seemed like a good wax) doesn't last long.
I don't feel like having to wax more than 2 - 3 times per year,
if possible.

I also used to use Nu Finish (was recommended by Consumer Reports YEARS ago though).

Also:
Should I use a cotton terry cloth/towel to apply the wax
and then a soft cotton 'polishing' flannel cloth to remove it?


Thanks for any recommendations!
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Postby NoSmartz on Mon Jan 12, 2004 4:01 pm

I've always used mother's carnauba or maguires carnauba applied with the foam pad that it comes with(if it's polish in a can)or a soft cotton towel and wipe it off with another soft cotton towel.I've used Nu Finish to and it doesn't last as long as it says it will.

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Postby CowboySlim on Mon Jan 12, 2004 5:07 pm

I like to use a kind that claims UV protection. I'll check in my garage when I get home.

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Postby Action Jackson on Tue Jan 13, 2004 12:08 am

I'm still using my first wax Zymol. I'm not sure about how long it lasts as my car is fairly new. So far I've done 3 wax jobs over the last 9 months.

I use a terry pad to apply the wax.
I tend to wax it back and forth and not in a circular pattern along the front/rear axis of the car.
I buff it out with a soft Microfibre cloth.

Looks good. It isn't meant to shine though.

I could've used the Mother's or Meguires 3 step process but I just don't have that kind of time.
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Postby BuddhaTB on Tue Jan 13, 2004 12:47 am

Nothing beats Meguiars!
Their new NXT Generation Tech Wax is supposed to be the best around.

Introducing Meguiar's Next Generation of Technology...Engineered Synthetic Polymers (ESP) NXT Generation Tech Wax is unlike any car wax you have ever tried before. Nothing even comes close to this amazing product. All we ask is for you to try it. If it doesn't blow you away, send it back and get a full refund. If you're planning on entering a car show or cruise or just showing off, you won't want to be without this product. Here is what this awesome product will do:
-Your paint will be darker and richer and the shine will be the deepest, clearest you've ever seen.

-Our new ESP (Engineered Synthetic Polymers) technology creates a tougher, polymer bond to your paint so it can provide extreme protection.

-Engineered to eliminate those fine scratches so you can have a flawless finish.

-Glides on and off easily. You'll be surprised how easy it is to reveal your dazzling, new finish.



http://www.meguiars.com/
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Postby CowboySlim on Tue Jan 13, 2004 1:31 am

Turtle Wax Finish 2001. Supposed to prevent sun damage.

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Postby F1Pilot on Wed Jan 14, 2004 5:44 am

I like Zymol. I use their sponge micro applicators, buf out with a soft towel, spray the paint with a water bottle, then rewipe. Seems like the rewipe with the water right after waxing gives it a "deeper" look. But then again, it is 4am right now.
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Postby VEFF on Wed Jan 14, 2004 11:28 am

Thanks a lot guys!

I posted the question in another forum (not a cdr site; a hot deals site),
and their recommendations are very similar, except that noone here mentioned Zaino, which seems to be amazing, although it seems to take a lot of work.

I want something long lasting, and Mother's was mentioned as being long-lasting by someone who lives in a harsh climate in Western NY.
HOWEVER, Action Jackson, here, mentions that BOTH Mother's and Meguiar's are 3 step processes.
I don't have the time to go through that myself.

I am not overly concerned with the BEST possible shine (I want a very good shine of course, like anyone).
I want something to protect my car from the elements.
Its color is already not that hard to make look good (steel gray, as opposed to bright red or black e.g. which seem harder to make shine.

I like Slim's recommendation about somethign that protects against UV.

The problem too, is that manufacturers can claim a lot, and we are left to trust their claims (e.g. last longest, special/enhanced protection against UV light [sun] damage).

My goals:
Get something that:
1) provides LONG-LASTING protection
2) is easy to apply and remove (not a drawn out process)
3) provides a good shine



Thanks again for your feedback everyone!

Hopefully the feedback in this thread will help other members too.
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Postby Action Jackson on Wed Jan 14, 2004 11:23 pm

I've heard about Zaino and I've also read that it's amazing stuff.

Never used it personally.

Try out this website: http://www.carcareonline.com
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Postby CowboySlim on Thu Jan 15, 2004 12:08 am

Try out this website: http://www.carcareonline.com

Now this is just altogether too much. Isn't there anything left that there is not a website for?

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Postby F1Pilot on Thu Jan 15, 2004 7:25 am

CowboySlim wrote:Now this is just altogether too much. Isn't there anything left that there is not a website for?

Apparently not, Slim. :D
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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Jan 15, 2004 4:00 pm

F1Pilot wrote:Apparently not, Slim. :D


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Postby Action Jackson on Thu Jan 15, 2004 8:11 pm

CowboySlim wrote:Now this is just altogether too much. Isn't there anything left that there is not a website for?


www.realdoll.com

www.uglypeople.com
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Postby F1Pilot on Thu Jan 15, 2004 8:20 pm

Action Jackson wrote:
www.uglypeople.com
See, now that's the last time I have dinner and check out an URL that Action Jackson posts. LOL!
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Postby CowboySlim on Fri Jan 16, 2004 1:19 am

Hey, I saw somebody on that ugly site that is from one of these mullet sites.

They are some of my alltime favorites.

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Postby Action Jackson on Fri Jan 16, 2004 9:04 pm

F1Pilot wrote:See, now that's the last time I have dinner and check out an URL that Action Jackson posts. LOL![/color]


Did you spit or choke?

:P
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Postby F1Pilot on Fri Jan 16, 2004 10:47 pm

Action Jackson wrote:Did you spit or choke?

:P
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