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Lyonsroar 09-29-2009 03:57 PM

Favorite brands of waxes?
 
Being that I don't want this section of the forum to die, I'm creating this thread.

Post your favorite brand of wax and list the reasons you like it:

I'll start:

Meguire's NXT 2.0 liquid wax.
Because it goes on easy, doesn't take very long to dry and comes off easy with little or no residue, and leaves a great non-greasy shine.

YOUR TURN!

malaka 09-30-2009 05:46 PM

Use Maguire's Gold Class on white Volvo, silver Honda, and dark blue '00 Chrysler Sebring (wife's summer toy). Easy on and off (but its not a polish, so look and feel your paint surface first) and reasonably durable. Since I'm lazy, I like the durable aspect of the brand. Pretty good at shedding road crud in carwash, too.

Somthngfrce 09-30-2009 06:36 PM

http://i37.tinypic.com/34yshas.jpg
http://i34.tinypic.com/11vpdtw.jpg

Both are Synthetic polymer sealants... They bring out the pearl in your paint, the more coats you apply, the harder your paint gets which resists chipping, creates the longest lasting reflective surface on the paint and lasts upto 6 months between applications. Need I say anything else!?

Lyonsroar 10-01-2009 06:53 PM


Originally Posted by Somthngfrce (Post 184150)

I used Klasse and the first time it rained and dried on the car I got perma-waterspots. They will not come out. To this day if you look at the car at the right angle it is covered in waterspots. And to add insult to injusry detailcity.com where I bought it from refused to offer any assistance or give me Klasse's contact information. I will NEVER buy a product from detailcity again. I even told them in an email that they had lost a customer and they still offered nothing. I spent $50.00 on this stuff and used almost none of it. (In fact if anyone want it I'll sell both the glaze and all-in-one small bottles for $25 + shipping) I think the only way I will be able to get them out is to have it professionally detailed.

SACS80 10-02-2009 07:52 PM

I must say Meguire's NXT does a great job. No mater what wax you use. It's all in the prep work...

Somthngfrce 10-02-2009 08:35 PM


Originally Posted by Lyonsroar (Post 184311)
I used Klasse and the first time it rained and dried on the car I got perma-waterspots. They will not come out. To this day if you look at the car at the right angle it is covered in waterspots. And to add insult to injusry detailcity.com where I bought it from refused to offer any assistance or give me Klasse's contact information. I will NEVER buy a product from detailcity again. I even told them in an email that they had lost a customer and they still offered nothing. I spent $50.00 on this stuff and used almost none of it. (In fact if anyone want it I'll sell both the glaze and all-in-one small bottles for $25 + shipping) I think the only way I will be able to get them out is to have it professionally detailed.

If you wet sand your paint, the water spots will come off! So did the rain hit the finish while drying/curing??

Lyonsroar 10-03-2009 10:40 AM


Originally Posted by Somthngfrce (Post 184506)
If you wet sand your paint, the water spots will come off! So did the rain hit the finish while drying/curing??

I'm hesitant to wet-sand anything because I am by no means a professional. It seems like it would do more harm than good.

I did get a tube of Meguire's Scratch X 2.0 yesterday. I'm thinking about using that with my random orbital on the whole car...


And the first rain after I applied the product was long after the 48 hour curing time. Disappointed!

Lyonsroar 10-03-2009 10:40 AM


Originally Posted by SACS80 (Post 184496)
I must say Meguire's NXT does a great job. No mater what wax you use. It's all in the prep work...

What prep work do you do?
Clay bar?

98_S70_T5_Driver 10-06-2009 12:31 PM

I like Turtle Wax's Black Box. It's a 3 step kit specifically for black cars; Takes some time but looks great when you're done!

Lyonsroar 10-06-2009 04:55 PM


Originally Posted by 98_S70_T5_Driver (Post 185289)
I like Turtle Wax's Black Box. It's a 3 step kit specifically for black cars; Takes some time but looks great when you're done!

I'd try it if I had a black car...

Sometimes I wish I did.

SACS80 10-06-2009 07:02 PM


Originally Posted by Lyonsroar (Post 184614)
What prep work do you do?
Clay bar?

A good citrus wash before I start my claying. Then I use a aerospace grade clay bar to clay my clear coat, before polishing and waxing. Claying is basically removing very small particulars from the surface you cars paint or clear coat. Run you fingers alongside your paintwork. If it feels like sandpaper and not glass, and you can hear the surface tension from your fingers. It needs to be clayed. Once a vehicle has been clayed polishing and then waxing goes on and off very fast. I clay every three months.

Check this link for more info:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfEfLGL59GI&NR=1


Then I tape off all chrome and non-paint surfaces. Next comes my 3M Perfect-It ll Rubbing Compound with a DeWalt DW849 polisher and wool pads. Then various waxes from Meguiars with foam pads. Then waxing by hand If I have time.

Lyonsroar 10-06-2009 07:44 PM

Yeah I clay bar all the time.
It's a good thing to do.

98_S70_T5_Driver 10-07-2009 12:23 PM


Originally Posted by Lyonsroar (Post 185344)
I'd try it if I had a black car...

Sometimes I wish I did.


I love the look of black cars, soooo sexy! :D

Lyonsroar 10-07-2009 04:56 PM


Originally Posted by 98_S70_T5_Driver (Post 185539)
I love the look of black cars, soooo sexy! :D

You know what they say...
Black isn't a color, it's a second job!

98_S70_T5_Driver 10-12-2009 01:34 PM


Originally Posted by Lyonsroar (Post 185583)
You know what they say...
Black isn't a color, it's a second job!

Very true, but it's a labor of love!

88dblifestyle 11-10-2009 04:13 AM


Originally Posted by Somthngfrce (Post 184150)
http://i37.tinypic.com/34yshas.jpg
http://i34.tinypic.com/11vpdtw.jpgBoth are Synthetic polymer sealants... They bring out the pearl in your paint, the more coats you apply, the harder your paint gets which resists chipping, creates the longest lasting reflective surface on the paint and lasts upto 6 months between applications. Need I say anything else!?

Yes, i also use Synthetic polymer, it last up to 6 months, not like the other brand of waxes, it lasts only 3 months...

alstonfered 01-29-2010 11:22 AM

I use Mc Guires for everything, good stuff and it smells pretty good too. Just take your time in a shaded area, truck needs to be cool. Section by section buddy.

darkknight1999 02-04-2010 08:20 PM

I have a few I like depending on the color of the car. However I use Optimum, 3M(professional grade), Wolfgang, P21S, and a few others.... but again it depends on the car and the color. Different cars require different treatment of the paint.

I am a professional detailer... I can write up a "how to" if anyone is interested.

darkknight1999 02-04-2010 08:32 PM

1 Attachment(s)
Here's an old Ford Escort I did as a demo(the weirdness in the bumper is where I edited out the plate):

Attachment 21857

This is a Lexus (they have a med hardness clear coat). This car had about a 1.5years of auto car washes... so much for that idea....

Before:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...999/Before.jpg

After I was done:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...Reflection.jpg

Gracey 02-11-2010 02:29 PM

Yes, darkknight, please elaborate. I have a 3 month old black Volvo and I would love to know a professional detailer's recommendations for maintaining and preserving the beautiful black finish. I was looking at the Zymol for Volvo option, but am open to anything. I've had many Volvo's but never a black one before.


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