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Old 06-25-2003, 07:22 PM   #1
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I only have time to wax my car once a year. I want a wax that will last and not discolor the black trim. I remember on my mustang the NuFinish did that.
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Old 06-25-2003, 07:39 PM   #2
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I want you to look into a polymer (Klasse, Zaino). It's NuFinish for adults. Go to Autopia , get yourself a user name (etc.) so you can search their forums and you're golden.
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Old 06-25-2003, 09:16 PM   #3
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I use Klasse AIO and SG topped with P21S. Klasse is a an amazing product and will makeyour shine. I start with claying the whole car then 2 applications of AIO(AIO does not layer). Then I apply 4 coats of SG, waiting 24 hours between coats. Like Dr Ken said, just go over to autopia.org and you will all the info you need. Zaino is also another good polymer product.


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Old 06-25-2003, 10:09 PM   #4
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If time is an issue you may want to try a reputable detailer.
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Old 06-26-2003, 02:07 AM   #5
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Z A I N O .
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Old 06-26-2003, 06:59 AM   #6
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Z A I N O .
Zaino...

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Old 06-26-2003, 10:11 AM   #7
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Zaino...

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Yeah, what they said!
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Old 06-26-2003, 12:26 PM   #8
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Sorry,

but there is NO ONCE A YEAR ONLY WAX! Nu finish or not, it won't last a year. Sorry.

<-----------go here for more as mentioned above

If you seriously only have 4 hrs a year to detail/wax/polish you're car, deal with the effects of the wax being gone in weeks. That's right, weeks.

A good polymer, like Klasse and Zaino stated above will last longer.

I don't see how difficult it is to go out there 2 times a year min, once in spring and once in fall to protect you're car.

It's not like it takes days upon days upon days. . .

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Old 06-26-2003, 03:55 PM   #9
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You're right WRXemALL, a handful of months is max, and a polymer is not a wax. Technical details and personal bias aside, I guess there's nothing much else to say.
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Old 06-26-2003, 08:01 PM   #10
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If I'm in a rush, it only takes me like 3-4 hours to wax the entire car. (one coat, not including the full hand washing) I can't see how you can't find the time to protect the second most expensive thing you will ever buy in your life.

If you want something that will reduce your waxing time, buy an orbital buffer. Turtlewax sells a 5 1/4" orbital buffer, with various buffing pads, for like $25. It'll save you a lot of time and muscle cramps.
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Old 06-27-2003, 10:44 AM   #11
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is it just me or am i the only one that hates using a orbital buffer? i dont like how you dont get all the area's like the little dip/ crease in the doors.

on another note how much wax is to much wax? i usually was my car once a week and wash it about twice. is that to much wax?
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Old 06-27-2003, 07:02 PM   #12
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once a yr wax = keep in garage
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Old 06-27-2003, 07:10 PM   #13
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is it just me or am i the only one that hates using a orbital buffer? i dont like how you dont get all the area's like the little dip/ crease in the doors.

on another note how much wax is to much wax? i usually was my car once a week and wash it about twice. is that to much wax?
Use the orbital buffer to get through the large areas quickly and then finish up the rest by hand. You still save a lot of time buy useing the buffer.
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Old 06-27-2003, 07:49 PM   #14
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Don't think of wax as just keeping the car looking good.

It is your paint's first defense to the harmful particles that you are smacking @ 65 Mph!!!!

Even though it is expensive to have done and takes alot of time if you do it yourself, it is VERY worth it as far as to the health of your car is concerned.
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Old 06-27-2003, 09:51 PM   #15
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before waxing a car that was waxed 2 months ago, should I remove the old wax by washing it with dishwasher soap?
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Old 06-28-2003, 01:54 AM   #16
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It depends, If you are layering the same wax on top of it it should be fine depending on the wax.

If you are putting a new wax on I would wash it with dawn. If you need any help, im not far from you in upper st clair. Just Pm me for any other questions. My black WRX looks pristine except for the sandblasted hood from rock chips which will be replaced by a CF hood this summer.

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Old 06-28-2003, 01:15 PM   #17
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It depends, If you are layering the same wax on top of it it should be fine depending on the wax.

If you are putting a new wax on I would wash it with dawn. If you need any help, im not far from you in upper st clair. Just Pm me for any other questions. My black WRX looks pristine except for the sandblasted hood from rock chips which will be replaced by a CF hood this summer.

Bryan
pics of your car? I've been seeing more modded WRX's lately. do you have black subzeros and tanabe exhaust?
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Old 06-29-2003, 03:31 AM   #18
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If I'm in a rush, it only takes me like 3-4 hours to wax the entire car. (one coat, not including the full hand washing)

Say WHAT? I can wash, wax, and do the windows in 2 hours with my car. Thats 1 coat of Zymol or Mothers wax. I wax my car every other time that I wash it (about every 2-4 weeks) so Im not worried about the coating(s) of wax on my car.
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Old 06-29-2003, 06:59 AM   #19
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I only have time to wax my car once a year. I
Dear god!!!!! Id hate to have your life

Seriously check out Zaino....I personally use Meguirs Gold Class...but I throughly enjoy waxing my car .......Its like a bonding expierence. eh

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Old 06-29-2003, 09:36 AM   #20
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pics of your car? I've been seeing more modded WRX's lately. do you have black subzeros and tanabe exhaust?
Nah, im stock on the outside right now.

In 2 weeks ill have a full turboxs turboback with the RFL muffler. You will know it when you hear it/see it.

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ps. I dont have a digicam yet so I dont have pics
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Old 06-29-2003, 10:48 AM   #21
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I use Klasse All In One, then Klasse High Gloss Sealant once every six months. I use Sonus Acrylic Spritz once a fortnight after washing the car.
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Old 07-07-2003, 07:08 PM   #22
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I just got a new 04WRX sedan--when should I put a polymer like Klasse on it--right away? If I take it to my body man how should I ask him to do it and how much should I expect to pay for it to be done right. I live in Boston.

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Old 07-07-2003, 07:48 PM   #23
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I just got a new 04WRX sedan--when should I put a polymer like Klasse on it--right away? If I take it to my body man how should I ask him to do it and how much should I expect to pay for it to be done right. I live in Boston.

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Hi Whit. I'll throw in my two cents.

You'll still need to have the car prep'd to remove any wax the dealer applied and any contaminants that may have collected on the paint. When you say "body man", do you mean a professional detailer or a body shop? Usually, professional detailers already have a line of products they recommend & use. I'm not sure they would be too receptive to having a customer come in and hand them a bottle of their favorite brand which is different than what they have. Some detailers may already use Klasse, PRO, Zaino, or a brand you prefer. If you're dead set on having someone else do it for you, I would shop around for local deatil shops. Ask questions as to what brand(s) they use, what treatments they offer, etc. If you have to instruct someone "how to", then chances are they're going to bugger something up (better off doing yourself in that case).

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Old 07-07-2003, 08:03 PM   #24
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