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Just curious as too what car waxes/polishes everyone uses (if at all). Pro's and cons of any. Just recently bought a new vehicle and would really like to try and keep up with it as much as possible. Thanks.........
On a new/newer vehicle I use Mothers products and for an older car with oxidized paint I'll use Nu Finish which is a little harsh since they use larger abrasives but it does a good job. Never had any issues with a Mothers product.
I have worked on cars all my life and have tried and tested them all. I have found the Turtle Wax ICE is the best store bought wax and quick detailer. Is clear too which makes clean up a breeze. No more white residue left over.
If you want to go high end then P21S, Zymol or Zaino is going to be your best. The 3M products are good to but a little overpriced for what you get unless you need compounds for a buffer.
If you want something off the shelf, get Meguiars gold class products. To prevent scratches wash with a good sheep skin wash mitt and dry with waffle weave/microfiber cloths. I also agree with tintingkc, autopia.org is a great website for detailing info
I have used Klasse products for several years now and see no need to change. Complete protection with vehicles living in dirveway 27/7/365. Easy on, easy off. Has been around since the 60's, so is not a fad.
The best wax is the one that you will put on the car. The best waxes in the world do not help if they sit on your garage shelf. Meguiars, Motherrs, they are all good as long as you take the time to put it on.
I have been waxing cars over 40 years. Started when I got my first car at the age of 13.
I have tried them all. I mean ALL!.
A few years ago, I met a auto painter. We got talking about car care. I asked him what wax he used. He told me Astro Shield. I bought a can and have never ever used anything else. This stuff goes on easy, has a very deep shine and seems to get even deeper after further curing. Oh, and by the way, it beads up water way longer than any other I have used.
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Zaino!! (www.zainostore.com) This stuff rocks, deepest looking and holds up to the elements. Scratches in your clearcoat? - their scratch polish is incredible!
(this is not a paid advertising for the product - I just love the stuff!)
Another Zaino fan...I used it w/ stellar results on my MINI Cooper a few years ago. The entire process is time consuming, but the outcome is worth it.
Don't forget to jump in whole hog, i.e. claybar as the first step; and pay attention to your towels (i.e. 100% Egyptian cotton, w/ no synthetics [causes swirls], unless you're a random orbital polisher guy)