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Old 08-07-2012, 12:15 PM   #1
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Question Recommend some washes, waxes for my car?

Going down to autozone in a few hours and I'm going to pick up some exterior and interior products mainly to clean the car, partly to protect.

What would you buy if you were me? Just assume I have nothing right now, even though I don't. Both for the vynil/rubber interior and exterior.

2012 2.0i base (vinyl and rubber inside, mostly painted plastic out).
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:23 PM   #2
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I need a recommendation too.


Plasma blue WRX with leather interior
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:30 PM   #3
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I can't recommend anything for you, but all I know is FFS don't use armor all. It's as useful and protective as water and pee. That's why I'm asking everyone here.
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:41 PM   #4
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I swear by my P21S, I know people people who like McGuire's as well. If you are headed to autozone, They'll probbably have McGuire's but not P21S (i usually order it online)

What are you looking to use the products for? wash? swirlmarks? wax?
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:53 PM   #5
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I noticed the only interior treatment that autozone has online is Mothers or Blue Magic. Do they have more options in store usually?

An awesome friend recommended Meguiar's as well(that's the correct spelling just so you know) and I didn't see it online.
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:58 PM   #6
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McGuire's works well for me. I've got a 2001 black impreza and after a coat of McGuire's it looks amazing
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:59 PM   #7
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Got some Meguiar's wash and wax. Looks good so far. Also bought some rain-x against my will, turned out to be like smearing oil all over your windshield, very streaky...
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:05 PM   #8
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http://www.autogeek.net/ read the forums.
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:07 PM   #9
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Thirded on Meguiers. Use it on all my cars and never had any problems.
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:13 PM   #10
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I've detailed cars for a long time and from autozone your options are limited. I'd get some meguiars natural shine for all of your dash and plastic. It will clean and leave a nice shine without being oily. For tires armor all tire foam works great. It cleans and shines in one step. After you wash your car spray the foam on and wipe the excess off the wheels then wait 15-20 min and wait. For your leather and vinyl get meguiars gold class rich leather cleaner.
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:16 PM   #11
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For wax your better off ordering some better wax or sealants from online. If you must buy wax from auto zone mothers and meguiars make good stuff. If your new to it get a one step cleaner wax. Meguiars next gen tech wax 2.0 is good and easy to use but durability isn't the greatest. If you can get some mothers fx synwax you will not find a wax that is easier to use
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:29 PM   #12
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Don't forget some good soap. A microfiber wash mitt. A chamois and some soft microfiber towels
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Old 08-09-2012, 05:08 PM   #13
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They have Zymol at autozone, I've used it with good results... anyone else?
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Old 08-09-2012, 05:39 PM   #14
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cant even choose what to clean your car with? what a tool
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:24 PM   #15
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Dunno what thread I trolled you on but butthurt boy is butthurt.
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:24 PM   #16
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cant even choose what to clean your car with? what a tool
I'm pretty sure YOU are the tool here for posting that useless crap. Feel better about yourself now?

On topic: I've had good results with Mothers products but keeping an eye on this for other suggestions.
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:45 PM   #17
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Well I can report the meguiars wash and wax is excellent for a combo. However a separate soap and wax could always be better.
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:59 PM   #18
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I'm pretty sure YOU are the tool here for posting that useless crap. Feel better about yourself now?

On topic: I've had good results with Mothers products but keeping an eye on this for other suggestions.
....he's not as innocent as he acts. A very quick search will reveal the likely reason why he got that response. In either case, this crap doesn't belong here. ....take it PM's or get a mod involved but save the rest of us the drama.
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Old 08-15-2012, 03:13 AM   #19
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You should try some Turtle Wax
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:59 AM   #20
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If you are looking for a wax that will look great, protect well, and last about 6-9 months I'd go with Collinite 845 Insulator wax. If you want something that will look good, protect like armor, and last well over a year I'd go with Collinite 476. Do some research about these waxes. They are made in Utica, NY and they are made to stand up against the harsh winters of CNY. Both of these waxes protect well against road salt. Just a warning, #476 is not an "easy to apply" wax. Good luck.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:07 AM   #21
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I got some Collinite 476s with my DA order from AG and I really like it. It wasn't that difficult to put on with the aide of the DA, but by gawd don't do too big of an area because removing it if it dries too much is a Royal PITA. Works fantastic though.

Plus, it's cheap as all get out.
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Old 08-15-2012, 04:26 PM   #22
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$7 tub of Turtle Wax never did me wrong. 303 Aerospace on the interior/exterior rubber, plastic, headlights, tires.
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:12 AM   #23
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If you don't mind ordering I love using dodo juice supernatural hybrid and the results and duribility are with the coin
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Old 08-17-2012, 01:11 AM   #24
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just about any wash is decent. even costco. just dont use dish soap.
for wax, most are pretty reputable as well. to say one does better than another is probably someone's bias more than anything else here. durability is another story. consumer reports (IIRC) recommended meguiar's paste. their liquid isnt bad but does not last as long.

for leather, lexol products have been a good to me for years but i've used a bunch of stuff and they all worked fine.

hate to burst your bubble, but i doubt our cars are going to be collector's items in 10, 20, or 30 years, but time will tell. i dont think i'll keep mine around for that long... lol

after all, a new is a new car
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:51 AM   #25
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Quote:
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just about any wash is decent. even costco. just dont use dish soap.
for wax, most are pretty reputable as well. to say one does better than another is probably someone's bias more than anything else here. durability is another story. consumer reports (IIRC) recommended meguiar's paste. their liquid isnt bad but does not last as long.

for leather, lexol products have been a good to me for years but i've used a bunch of stuff and they all worked fine.

hate to burst your bubble, but i doubt our cars are going to be collector's items in 10, 20, or 30 years, but time will tell. i dont think i'll keep mine around for that long... lol

after all, a new is a new car
....I disagree with your opinion on car wash solutions. There can be some quite notable differences in soaps. Characteristics will vary between products which will affect how well they perform (cleaning ability, rinsibility, lubrication, etc.).

This is also true with LSP's. It really boils down to what your looking for in a wax/sealant/coating. ......durability, resilience to soaps/chemicals, contaminant shedding ability, aesthetics, slickness, sheeting vs. beading, ease of application, etc. are all different factors that may have varying importance to you when choosing an LSP for your scenario.

.....leather care is another story but Im very particular as to what I use.

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