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Old 05-20-2012, 05:35 PM   #1
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Anybody use this? I found it at Walmart and didnt buy because I didn't want to collect junk car detailing products.

Says it will last 3 months
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Old 05-20-2012, 05:44 PM   #2
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Dont buy it. It may last three months if the car is never driven.

Order chemical guys products if you are looking for great results. If you just need a decent wax then wash first and use meguiars cleaner wax or something similar.
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Old 05-20-2012, 06:33 PM   #3
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Try it out if you're game. I have no personal experience with that particular product but I have used and love Duragloss Aquawax. I like using a product like this if I'm drying traditionally (i.e. with towels) to help add lubricity and enhance the finish. DG AW is one of the easiest and most user friendly QW's I have tried.

As for CG products, I use (and like) some of them myself but there are a lot of great products out there depending on what you're looking for. ....results can also be a YMMV sort of thing.
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:16 PM   #4
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I would probably lean away from that stuff. Wax is the best and this might be one of those in between wax things
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:12 AM   #5
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I personally think eagle1 is awesome stuff.
I like all the comments that are saying to stay away from it without ANY knowlege of what it is. That tells me the credibility I am looking at here in general....

I have used it on two Hondas, since 2004, and now plan to continue to use it on our new Subaru. My2003 Honda Element still looks like new, and that is all I have ever used on it. The 2000 Accord scored a good resale, in part due to its shine.

Wax as you dry is not meant to be used once a year. Yah you will be disappointed if thats your plan. Its DOES have carnuba wax and some anti-oxidants and UV protection. Its VERY easy to use and IMHO should be used every time you wash your car, when you are drying off the car.

Other plusses are that it gets in all the cracks and crevices that you might miss with a paste wax, but you don't get the white caked up mess of a lot of waxes, in all those tight spots. In fact I have never noticed the general buildup that requires wax stripper for some some waxes.

What works for me....
I wash with the E1 "wash and wax" which is cheap and a decent cleaner, but pretty much worthless as a wax.
I do a 20 second wipe of the biggest areas or water with a California wiper squeegee. Then section at a time, a LIGHT spray (keep shaking the bottle) with the E1"wax as you dry" and QUICK wipe with a fuzzy microfiber towel. One more light buffing with a dry fuzzy microfiber towel to pop the shine.

If you really want to do it right, also get the NanoWax spray, and very VERY lightly give it a spray, section at a time, (don't forget to shake it up), after doing the initial drying off wipe. Then buff. That can be done with the same dry towel. It doesn't seem to build up on the towel.

It does not have quite as deep a shine, probably, as the exotic, labor intensive approaches, but it really doesn't take much longer than drying off your car. Many years and several cars all seem to say its OK.
My Imp a week after doing the Eagle 1, on a couple hundred mile road trip and gravel road.
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:21 PM   #6
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i really like it... i have been using it for years on various cars. my current jeep is the second black car i have owned, and i think the wax as you dry works well for what it is. i used to have the time to wax it once a month during the nice weather. now i can go a few months between waxing and water still beads off. while the big wax/polish/etc. would look better, this stuff works well for the time needed to apply it.

here is my jeep that is almost two years old. i was happy when i waxed it for the first time since last fall. this isn;t the best pic... but you can really see the reflections in the paint. my grill is flat black b/c i painted it with bedliner.
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:00 AM   #7
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Hmm two good testimonials? I think I'll have to try using this stuff when I wash this week. It'll be a true test of water beading, since it apparently doesn't stop raining in new york.
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:46 AM   #8
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Cool eagle 1

Eagle 1 is extremely popular on the Honda Element forum because it wouldn't turn the plastic panels splotchy white like most other waxes.

After a few years of neglect, I took over the care of my wife's 2000 Accord, using only Eagle 1. This is what it looked like just before we sold it recently to buy our 2012 Impreza. Note water definitely beads, still....


A light spray 0f Wax As You Dry and quick dry off with a fuzzy microfiber towel every time you wash will keep you paint well preserved just about forever, and add virtually no time to your car washing. An additional light buff, or an even lighter dash of E1 Nanowax on top of that with the second quick buff will add a couple minutes and really make the shine pop.
(All E1 products....Shake bottle well and shake often while applying)
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:00 AM   #9
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or you could just wax your car correctly, it takes 30 min tops if you do a crappy job.
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Old 05-31-2012, 03:11 PM   #10
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or you could just wax your car correctly, it takes 30 min tops if you do a crappy job.
"correctly" ????

Does that time include getting all the white blobs of wax dug out of the crevices? And of course you have to dry the car anyway, before you start, which by then you are done with a "quick" application of E1.

Does that "correct" job get into places where only a spray can go, but not leaving white deposits? E1 has carnuba wax just like "real" waxes, and it has rust inhibitors and UV filters.

Although, I can see why you would lash out, and want to justify all the time you are wasting on waxing your car.

I don't know anyone that does a high lustre, super deep wax job in "30 minutes top", heck the claybar alone, that those folks seem to like, takes longer than that.
And E1 competes with anything short of that, especially if you spend the extra 5 minutes to do a light shot of Nanowax spray for a final buff, which also extends the life of E1 to compete with "normal wax".

And if you think ANY wax REALLY lasts a year, you are under a major delusion, unless the car spends more time in a garage than out on the road, and must be in Southern CA.
Under which case the E1 probably would last that long too.

But if you really feel you need to go the No Pain, No Gain route, continue putting in your time, and continue dissing products you know nothing about and have never used, so you can feel better about your decision.

I have a couple of cars that have gone with a decade of E1 products and the paint still looks new. So its easy and it works for me.
But different strokes for different folks.
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Old 05-31-2012, 03:21 PM   #11
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I've never done a "correct" wax job in thirty minutes, which I figure includes claying or using a cleaner type product, polishing, and laying down a coat of wax. Usually takes me a few hours, but then again I can be OCD about those sorts of things.

I've used the wax as you dry stuff for years. I personally wouldn't use it as a substitute for regular waxing, but it does a GREAT job of keeping your car looking good and decently protected between those serious, once a season or so detail sessions. Helps preserve the work you did after a couple of months, anyway. I use the stuff every time I wash, as the process of applying it helps keep water spots away as well.

I can see absolutely no negative results from using it, provided your aren't drying with a towel that is marring up your finish.

I'm not a detailing expert by any means, but those are just my personal observations, and what has kept me happy. I'm not preparing my car for Pebble Beach, either, so my standards may be lax.
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:46 PM   #12
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I bought my WRX new in May of 02. I drive 600 miles/week, wax it 3x year, and use E1 WAYD every wash.

I just had someone last week tell me that my car looks like it has been painted recently.

I like the stuff. My technique is exactly like thom52's.

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Old 06-07-2012, 08:58 PM   #13
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This type of stuff isn't a replacement for a proper wax job. It is basically to help what gets washed off during your in betweens. Without a good buffing the wax will not settle into the microfine scratches in the car hence making the car smooth but yes it will do a good job of protecting your car after you wash it and in between your proper wax sessions. Whether that be a month or twice a year. I wouldn't go less than twice a year at the most between waxing. And as far as eagle 1 most companies come out with a similair product it all depends on your preference. But try it out it's more than likely not going to f$&@ up your car and see if you like it yourself.
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:26 PM   #14
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... Without a good buffing the wax will not settle into the microfine scratches in the car hence making the car smooth ........

Thats what a light spritz of E1 Nano Wax is for, which is also extremely easy to apply, and only adds a couple minutes more to the "as you dry".

But I guess 10 years on a couple cars is not long enough to judge if its any good.

I would say if you only wash your car a couple times a year, its probably NOT the product to be using. I do too much dirt road driving, and the rainy grit on Northwest roads in general gets me washing cars at least once a month, sometimes every other week for my trailhead car. So that may be different than other people's car care patterns.
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:03 PM   #15
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I've never done a "correct" wax job in thirty minutes, which I figure includes claying or using a cleaner type product, polishing, and laying down a coat of wax. Usually takes me a few hours, but then again I can be OCD about those sorts of things.

I've used the wax as you dry stuff for years. I personally wouldn't use it as a substitute for regular waxing, but it does a GREAT job of keeping your car looking good and decently protected between those serious, once a season or so detail sessions. Helps preserve the work you did after a couple of months, anyway. I use the stuff every time I wash, as the process of applying it helps keep water spots away as well.

I can see absolutely no negative results from using it, provided your aren't drying with a towel that is marring up your finish.

I'm not a detailing expert by any means, but those are just my personal observations, and what has kept me happy. I'm not preparing my car for Pebble Beach, either, so my standards may be lax.
I can agree/relate. Personally, my choice is usually Duragloss Aquawax when I do use a QW. ....but again, I (personally) would not use it as a substitute for a good wax/sealant/coating. That's not to say it wouldn't work for some as such (obviously), but it really depends what you're looking for in these types of products.

Honestly though, I rarely even use any sort of QD/QW these days and prefer o wash with DI water and use forced air to dry. On the Forester, I'm using Optimum Opti-Coat which is actually permanent (requiring abrasion to remove). There are also semi-permanent nano-coatings, etc. hitting the consumer market in recent years that can easily last a year, two or more if durability is a key characteristic you value. ....again, it really depends on what you're looking for. The good news is that there are plenty of choices out there so there is likely something that will work well for you.
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Old 06-08-2012, 01:17 PM   #16
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Kean, you're being very "mild" in your comments there.......I'm sure you're doing that intentionally.


While I've never used E1 waxes, I have used other products, and they seem to be similar to most "OTC" stuff.

I'm sure an E1 spray wax might bead nicely for a long time, and it will protect quite well, but one thing that E1 (or MOST OTC spray wax) CAN'T do is correction and / or hiding.

No matter how anal you might be about your wash routine, you're gonna put some swirls....albeit mild....on your car. Betcha if your car is a dark colour, you're gonna see it at some point.

To that end, the avg joe (even if detailing by hand) would need to use a polish and/or glaze combo basically correct very minor swirls, and hide (fill) the others.

After doing that correction, well, do you want to risk having that glaze be removed by the weather and elements? AFAIK, most would want to delay that - HENCE people do the supposed "correct" wax job, and then follow up with a spray wax after.

Another angle in favour of the "correct" wax job is that many OTC waxes (Mothers Synwax, Megs Gold Class, Klasse AiO) have filling and mild correctional capabilities as well - all in one! So applying the wax by itself (after claying obviously) will hide and protect! THAT is something that MOST spray waxes cannot achieve.

So in conclusionthom52, that would summarize why folks talk about the "correct" wax job.

And that's also why the detailing-retentitive folks tend to love "correct" waxing sessions over a spray routine.
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