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Old 09-29-2010, 03:42 PM   #1
T-WRX21
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Default new to wax, sealant, clay, etc...any pointers??

i have a 2002 bugeye and the paint is getting a little rough so i thought i would try a clay kit. I want to know what is a good sealer i could use, how many coats of each step i should do. I was looking into using nxt series wax for the last step. Any other tips would be great, thanks.
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Old 09-29-2010, 03:48 PM   #2
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NXT isn't a good last step.

There are plenty of threads about your question.

I use Einszett Glanz wax. It's a synthetic wax/sealant, but it has created the best shine I've seen yet.
I topped it off with a good carnauba wax like Meguiar's, but I haven't seen any difference, so I'm just going to stick with one type of wax.
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Old 09-29-2010, 05:02 PM   #3
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Collinite 845 is a great sealant (lasts 4-5 months), pretty good wax. Other carnauba waxes give better shines but don't last long at all. Others have said Autoglym HD wax available at Walmart was great as well.

The meguiar's clay kit is pretty good, comes with quick detailer and a microfiber towel. Make sure to use a quick detailer or diluted soap water to always keep the surface lubed up
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Old 09-29-2010, 05:32 PM   #4
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Yeah, megs kit cant be beat for the price..... basically considering most clay bars on thier own are are about 16-25.00 per, not including lubricant etc. I can always use extra micro fiber cloths, and spray detailer..... its cheap enough every time i do a car i get a new one...

NXT IMO is very off the shelf, better products for a few more dollars can be had.....

good luck
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Old 09-29-2010, 05:54 PM   #5
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Appreciate the help...
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Old 09-29-2010, 06:41 PM   #6
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I never see Zaino mentioned here. Any reason for this?
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Old 09-29-2010, 08:08 PM   #7
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I'll throw it out there, I just finished doing my first detail, used mcguires clay, klasse AIO, Klasse SG, dodo juice wax. Came out amazing!
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Old 09-29-2010, 08:11 PM   #8
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zaino is my favorite, i dont know why more people on here like it, on clublexus its almost the standard. I actually prefer it too most stuff. in fact that is all i really use on my sti, i use Megs on my trucks. It is probably one of the easiest longest lasting products out thier, you can layer it up. My IS350 had over 40 coats of z5 and felt like glass after a year........ easy too use IMO. Im planning to try some menzerna products, but i stand by Zaino as my primary.
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Old 09-30-2010, 01:15 AM   #9
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i have a 2002 bugeye and the paint is getting a little rough so i thought i would try a clay kit. I want to know what is a good sealer i could use, how many coats of each step i should do. I was looking into using nxt series wax for the last step. Any other tips would be great, thanks.
....what particular product will work well for an individual situation will depend on the user's needs, expectations, etc. As for how to use it, that also will vary depending on the product chosen. However, before even worrying about that, I would first suggest thumbing through some of the articles in the attached link to get familiar with some of the processes, techniques, types of products, how to use them, etc.:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1877117
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