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Old 04-18-2012, 07:45 PM   #1
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Default Planning on waxing tomorrow, need help

I plan on waxing my car tomorrow after clay barring it. My question is which wax is the easiest/fastest to apply but gives a good result? I know I will have to buy additional stuff like microfiber towels, but what do you recommend that I should buy in addition to the wax?

Thanks all, I am new to the detailing world.
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:18 PM   #2
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For stuff you can buy at a store?
I'm extremely partial to AutoGlym HD Wax.
Lots of others here like Meguiar's NXT.
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:42 PM   #3
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Would this work well?
(I don't have too much money to purchase every single product but can buy whatever's needed)

1) Wash vehicle
2) Claybar
3) Apply wax like Meguiars NXT
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:56 PM   #4
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Zaino CS

Takes maybe 5 minutes to apply with one applicator and lasts like 6 months, so I'd argue it's the easiest to apply.
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:47 PM   #5
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Would this work well?
(I don't have too much money to purchase every single product but can buy whatever's needed)

1) Wash vehicle
2) Claybar
3) Apply wax like Meguiars NXT
I believe another good step to take is to add polish to your list between claybar and wax.
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Old 04-19-2012, 04:15 PM   #6
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1) Wash vehicle
2) Claybar
3) Apply wax like Meguiars NXT
I would use a compound/polish prior to waxing.
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Old 04-19-2012, 04:37 PM   #7
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Zaino CS

Takes maybe 5 minutes to apply with one applicator and lasts like 6 months, so I'd argue it's the easiest to apply.
Zaino CS is best applied over a wax or sealant. It does last a long time though, I bought a bottle 4 years ago and have used maybe 1/6th of it. I don't like the way it looks on my OBP but it's looked great on other cars.
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Old 04-19-2012, 04:51 PM   #8
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For stuff you can buy at a store?
I'm extremely partial to AutoGlym HD Wax.
Lots of others here like Meguiar's NXT.
AutoGlym HD Wax is awsome stuff. Lasts maybe a month or so in the summer, and super easy to apply and remove.
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Old 04-19-2012, 04:59 PM   #9
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You posted this yesterday... is it raining today because you said this out loud? That's what always happens to me.
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:59 PM   #10
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Zaino CS is best applied over a wax or sealant. It does last a long time though, I bought a bottle 4 years ago and have used maybe 1/6th of it. I don't like the way it looks on my OBP but it's looked great on other cars.
I couldn't distinguish any noticeable difference in appearance when using CS versus any other paste wax I've used in the past, however mine is just a dark blue daily driver. I also use it on my sage green other car. My opinion, the big difference is your prep work.

Have been through a heck of a lot of waxes and at the end of the day I think the less you touch the surface of your car, especially on these newer crappier clear coats, the better.
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:18 PM   #11
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You posted this yesterday... is it raining today because you said this out loud? That's what always happens to me.
LOL, happens to me too. I can never keep my car clean because dust is always covering it, then it rains.

For those steps I would add polisher before wax. Just my preference.
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:31 PM   #12
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Hope This Helps
-Would not perform any of following steps in direct sunlight
1)Wash with car soap, not dish soap as this will leave spots and strip wax in future washes.
2)clay bar using quick detail spray or similar( clay lube)
3)If paint is in pretty good condition then add polish/paint sealant (protects 6-12 months usually).
4)for extra touch, use canuba type wax (1-3 months) to protect paint sealant and bring out the shine and 3D look to the paint.
5)recommend using quick detail spray in between washes to add longevity to your hard work.
6)Enjoy
- there are many brands out there so try and compare a few till you get the desired results. personally i like buying from detail websites(Autogeek.net) as they have quality products at good prices and reviews to back them up! (Pinnacle,Wolfgang, Detailers Pro, Klass, Meguires....)
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