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Old 09-01-2002, 12:54 AM   #1
Boomslang2000
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Default Polishing and waxing

I am wondering what you all have done to the paint on your WRX. I currently own two 02 Subies, and agree with most that the paint leavs much to be desired. I am wondering what polishes, if any, and what wax people prefer to use on this thin paint job.

Thanks

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Old 09-01-2002, 10:32 AM   #2
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Although I haven't tried it, I hear great things about Zaino. Try a search or visit http://www.zainobros.com

As soon as I find a weekend to spare, I'll be getting some of this stuff..
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Old 09-01-2002, 11:01 AM   #3
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Ive been using most stuff from Meguiars, but am also going to look into Zaino someday.
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Old 09-01-2002, 01:12 PM   #4
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I use all Meguiars products for all parts of car, they work well for me.
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Old 09-01-2002, 01:17 PM   #5
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I don't wash my car anymore. What I do is once a week, I
dust off the car with with a soft cloth, and then wax the
whole car with Turtle wax spray wax. Actually takes less time
than washing the car. My paint looks show quality.

I also spray the wax on my wheels and then wipe them off.

Matt
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Old 09-01-2002, 01:34 PM   #6
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Well Meguiar's is good and not too exspensive..If you want to get crazy get some 3M products they're really good but quite pricey...just my .02

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Old 09-01-2002, 06:34 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by mattjk
I don't wash my car anymore. What I do is once a week, I
dust off the car with with a soft cloth, and then wax the
whole car with Turtle wax spray wax. Actually takes less time
than washing the car. My paint looks show quality.

I also spray the wax on my wheels and then wipe them off.

Matt
Lucky you, down here the rain takes care of all my washing needs, and waxing is a pain with all the humidity.
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Old 09-01-2002, 08:47 PM   #8
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i'm a huge meguiars fan, but i just changed to Autoglym...it is by far the best wax out there. goes on easier and comes off easier. it doesn't matter what time of day i put it on or how hot it is.
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Old 09-02-2002, 09:47 PM   #9
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Default what about polishing, clay bar, etc

Has anyone used anything to remove the orange peel from the paint? What did you use and how did it work. I am kind of worried due to the quality of a subaru paint jobs. I dont want to take off 2 coats of cear coat when there is only one on the car.

Thanks

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PS. I have been using Meguiars on my wife's Forrester and like their products... Thanks for all the other replies....
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Old 09-02-2002, 10:39 PM   #10
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Removing orange peel involves wetsanding your paint... not something you want to be doing unless you REALLY know what you are doing!

As for wax/polish... I use Blackfire, and it looks awesome! The shine, depth, and warmth of a natural caranuba wax but with the durability of a synthetic (like Zymol).

For everything you ever wanted to know about detailing and way more... check out The Autopia Forums
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Old 09-03-2002, 09:25 AM   #11
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I like to use Souveran from Pinnacle, it's a bit expensive at $70.00 for an 8 oz tin, but it has the highest concentration of Carnauba (no wax is 100% carnauba) and it's refined twice into ivory carnauba, the finest available...... Remember.....just like your wife/girlfriend says......it's not the quantity, it's the quality...
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Old 09-03-2002, 11:08 AM   #12
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Talking Zaino is Great

Going back to Zaino. I can't say enough good things about it. It takes a bit of work since it is necessary to put on multiple coats. But IMO it is worth it. I have a Impala SS that I show from time to time and I have been using Zaino, after using Meguier's exclusivley. I find that the show waxex that are usually available just, for lack of a better word, evaporate. Especially on a car that is driven regularly. I put 4 coats of Zaino on a year ago, and it still looks great, I just touch it up with there spray detailer to keep it looking nice.
A NSX club did a test on a hood with it seperated into 5 sections (http://www.nsxsc.com/nsexcitement/waxtest.html) and then let it weather.

Plus once you start using the spray detailer you get addicted to the smell(you'll want to put it on ice cream)
Later
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