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car wax/polishes?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by willg, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. willg


    Nov 22, 2007
    New Jersey, USA
    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.........
  2. Will

    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.


  3. tintingkc

    tintingkc Guest

    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.
  4. Kit was the last stuff I ever used but that was decades ago
  5. monkay


    Jun 12, 2008
    New Jersey
  6. tintingkc

    tintingkc Guest

    Meguiars doesn't make a bad product. It just doesn't last too long. They do work well though and are cheap.
    http://www.autopia.org/ is going to be your best source for detailing info.
  7. SpoonFed


    Jul 19, 2008
    Bay Area
    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
  8. www.autopia.org

    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.
  9. PJohnP


    Feb 5, 2005
    Turtle Wax Ice is the best wax I've used. Great finish on the car, extra easy application, and pretty durable.

    John P.
  10. Pete


    Jun 10, 2006
    Denver, CO
    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.
  11. baeken


    Jun 24, 2008
    Orange County, CA
    Mothers! but it doesn't really matter for me seeing as how i own a mid 90's Honda (oxidizing all over!)
  12. PhotogWannabe


    Mar 19, 2007
    Meguiar's products on my cars.
  13. pforsell


    Jan 15, 2008

    Only AutoGlym for my cars. Not the cheapest but the best shine and lasts long.

  14. 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.
    Great stuff!

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  15. Hyper-Performance


    Apr 11, 2007
    SW Ohio, USA
    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!)
  16. I've used Klasse for the last six years (and I'm only about one-third through the original container).

    Durable, deep gloss, super-easy on and off. Highly recommended.

  17. bozola


    Feb 28, 2006
    Seattle WA
    Zymol, or Meguiars. But there are good suggestions here.
  18. Glas


    Jun 17, 2007
    Give Meguiar's NXT Generation Tech Wax 2.0 a go, I love it on my black Honda. It's easy to use,easy to wipe off , and looks good! :smile:
  19. 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)
  20. Owenh


    Nov 24, 2006
    Hueytown, Al.
    Car Wax

    Try properautocare.com , Pinnacle car wax is the best car
    wax I have ever used !!!
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