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Old 03-27-2003, 01:07 AM   #1
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Default Gold Class liquid wax, why didn't I use this stuff before?

Anyone else use Macguires (sp?) Gold class liquid wax?

I just put on one coat friday two weeks ago followed by another on sunday. The paint feels smoother, like silk+glass, the swirl marks are almost completely gone. After 2 rains with dust in between I was able to just wipe the car completely clean today with a few ultra-soft dusting cloths to the same post-wax shine. Also the color looks a little richer now when put down on ISO 200 film. I had to do a longer exposure with 100 or 50 to get good color before.

I'm in total disbelief about the return you get from the time it takes to wax right. I was appearently using the "wrong" wax before or something.
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Old 03-27-2003, 02:39 AM   #2
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Thanks for the tip...never heard of the stuff, but would like to use it...
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Old 03-27-2003, 03:14 AM   #3
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i used this stuff on my MBP WRX a few months ago. after 3 hours i decided it looks great, but i'd rather pay the car wash guys an extra $10 to save myself 3 hours
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Old 03-27-2003, 06:13 AM   #4
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That's what I use and I like it, too, but I haven't had the chance to use anything else yet. It lasts for a good while.
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Old 03-27-2003, 10:05 AM   #5
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I use Meguiar's products religiously on my REX. If you want the car to look even better, add a coat of Meguiars Polish after you use the Gold Class wax, it will look unbelievable. BTW, their endurance tire gel works great too.
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Old 03-27-2003, 11:20 PM   #6
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Erm, you always polish before you wax...Polishing actually polishes the paint itself, while the wax protects and makes the water bead.
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Old 03-27-2003, 11:34 PM   #7
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Erm, you always polish before you wax...Polishing actually polishes the paint itself, while the wax protects and makes the water bead.
well, the paint is underneath the clearcoat. so are you actually polishing the clearcoat itself then?
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Old 03-28-2003, 09:45 AM   #8
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Erm, you always polish before you wax...Polishing actually polishes the paint itself, while the wax protects and makes the water bead.
My bad, you're right, I knew I used th polish in there somewhere.
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Old 03-28-2003, 12:44 PM   #9
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i've used Mcguires for like 15 years now. they are about 1 minute walking distance from my work so i get the stuff free. the Gold Class is good stuff. unfortunately, none of the Mcguires products lasts very long but gives a real nice deep, wet look. use the finishing spray("final inspection") after the wax and it looks like glass!
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Old 03-28-2003, 01:21 PM   #10
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i've used Mcguires for like 15 years now. they are about 1 minute walking distance from my work so i get the stuff free. the Gold Class is good stuff. unfortunately, none of the Mcguires products lasts very long but gives a real nice deep, wet look. use the finishing spray("final inspection") after the wax and it looks like glass!

hey........I work off of Bake and Irvine Blvd. Is there any way I can get some freebies?
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Old 03-28-2003, 01:46 PM   #11
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hey........I work off of Bake and Irvine Blvd. Is there any way I can get some freebies?
what's up Kean! they are pretty stingey(sp?) with the freebies. everyone asks them for free stuff and I actually usually get the product from my UPS driver(he's in real good with them) but i will see what i can do since you turned me on to the "76" 100 octane outlet! . it may be a short time tho, i'll let you know bro.

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Old 03-28-2003, 01:56 PM   #12
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hey i love meguairs to but if u wanna try something that looks almost as good and last MUCH longer i recommend klasse 2 step
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Old 03-28-2003, 02:03 PM   #13
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what's up Kean! they are pretty stingey(sp?) with the freebies. everyone asks them for free stuff and I actually usually get the product from my UPS driver(he's in real good with them) but i will see what i can do since you turned me on to the "76" 100 octane outlet! . it may be a short time tho, i'll let you know bro.

Keith
I was kidding..............but if you can swing it...... I appreciate your offer , but don't go out of your way Keith. I'm not hurting and I wouldn't want you to put pressure on your buddy.

I used to use PRO products. My brother had a connection when he had his detail business on the side but his career began taking more of his time. I had to start turning towards "retail" products. Meguires is good stuff. I used to use it back in the 80's/early 90's and started using it again recently. Still works as good as ever. My dad has been using it for many years and swears by it (he's very anal about the vehicles he owns).

btw Keith, how much is that gas @ 76 now? I haven't been over there since the prices started to skyrocket.
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Old 03-28-2003, 02:13 PM   #14
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btw Keith, how much is that gas @ 76 now? I haven't been over there since the prices started to skyrocket.
neither have I, since I installed my EMI adapter my city mileage is absolute crap so i have been driving the "beater".
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Old 03-29-2003, 09:39 AM   #15
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Here's another vote for Klasse High Gloss All-In-One and Klasse High Gloss Sealant. Both liquid acrylic that lasts 6 months. Use Sonus High Gloss Acrylic Spritz after washing for maximum shine. Only takes a few minutes.
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Old 03-29-2003, 09:57 AM   #16
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A final plug for the Klasse system -- event though I don't use it on the WRX.

I use Klasse on the British iron as well as on tile walls and stainless steel appliances in the house.

On the WRX, I use the Zaino products.

The truth, however, is this -- making your car look really nice is 10% the products you use and 90% technique.

Now for the web site plugs:

Klasse: www.properautocare.com

Zaino: www.zainobros.com

To learn about these and other products and all the technique to make anything work well: www.autopia.org
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Old 03-29-2003, 04:22 PM   #17
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I use this stuff on my car regularly and when it comes time for something important, like a show or a date , it gets the mothers treatment
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Old 03-29-2003, 06:38 PM   #18
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I love meguires gold class liquid. It gives the best shine for the amount of time spent. It doesn't last at all though. Figure a month and water won't bead much anymore. But it sure looks good. Go to a dedicated auto paint store or some Napa's and Carquests have the full line. Which includes about 40 different paint polishes, cleaners, and waxes.
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Old 03-29-2003, 06:48 PM   #19
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One Word: Zaino

It's da bomb!

Did I just say that?
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Old 03-29-2003, 07:54 PM   #20
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take pics of your car!
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Old 03-30-2003, 01:40 AM   #21
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.....I usually do a three step process when Detailing. Zymbol cleaner wax, Mothers sealer glaze, Meguirs Gold class liquid wax.............Unbeliveble. You ask why three different products brands????? Well one day two years ago....I had to mix my brands cause I didnt have enough of one brand to do the whole thing, loved the results so much its what I use from now on. I have used Zaino polish before, but I have noticed the Meguirs gold class lasts longer(for me neways) and the Meguirs Endurance tire gel....is simply amazing......I can see my reflection in my tire LOL

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Old 03-30-2003, 09:28 AM   #22
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You don't want to see pics of the car right now.. There is still a ton of construction going on around the new house, and some dingbat carved a big gouge out of the side of my rear bumper.

I do love the Endurance tire stuff.. smells yummy too!!!
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Old 03-30-2003, 03:14 PM   #23
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For my older Eclipse I use a clay bar from Meguire's. It takes out all the gunk that eventually gets embedded in your paint, leaving your polish and wax to fill it in, making your paint looking and FEELING silky smooth. It cost like 14 bucks, but I thought it was well worth it since my cars go through heavy salt in the winters.

My two cents.
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Old 03-30-2003, 07:45 PM   #24
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IMO-Wash your car w/a non-wax stripping wash, dry w/squigii (sp) or shami (sp), use clay bar, towel off, then wax that sucker -meguires, mothers, zano all good, then use the finishing spray/quick detailer (whatever, they all got a different name for it), no doubt your car will look sweet.

What are you guys using on rims and tires?
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Old 03-30-2003, 08:15 PM   #25
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after washing, i use meguire's cleaner wax, quick spray carnauba(?) wax, and gold class liquid wax. is there anything wrong with applying those 3 coats of wax in that order?

thanks guys
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