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Old 05-11-2006, 11:38 AM   #1
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im prety sure theis is the correct place to post this. what are some of you guys using as a wax? i bought some of the turtle wax ice and was did not work and turn out as i expected?

so what are you using?
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Old 05-11-2006, 11:43 AM   #2
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For a great Cheap wax Use Meguires NXT.. IMO best of off the shelf wax
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Old 05-11-2006, 11:54 AM   #3
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Many have their own personal preferences, but a general winner in the wax market is Meguiars. I use it and can't complain.

Excuse the fact that it's a domestic POS and the low quality pics, but here's my Sunfire immediately following a Meguiars Deep Paint Cleaner/Polish/Wax.

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Old 05-11-2006, 12:54 PM   #4
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used Megiuars NXT, great shine, but doens't last too long

switched to Klasse and the stuff is awesome
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Old 05-11-2006, 12:58 PM   #5
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I can second the klasse. I use both the polish and wax. I just started using it, and its great. Its kind of pricey, however, when applied properly a little goes a long way.
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Old 05-11-2006, 01:09 PM   #6
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I use a ton of different products, always changing things around, but for Carnuba I stick with P21S. Pricey at about $30 for a tub, but nothing I have found so far gives me the same look on my WRB paint. Easy to apply and barely any dust as well which is always a plus!
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Old 05-11-2006, 01:14 PM   #7
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anybody have any opinions on that turtle wax ice stuff? saw a commercial for it on tv the other day, but not sure if i should give it a try. figured it may be decent, after all chip foose endorses it.
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Old 05-11-2006, 01:21 PM   #8
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anybody have any opinions on that turtle wax ice stuff? saw a commercial for it on tv the other day, but not sure if i should give it a try. figured it may be decent, after all chip foose endorses it.
i'm going to try it tonight/tomorrow.. i'll post reviews of it either tomorrow or sunday after sport compact nights..
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Old 05-11-2006, 01:32 PM   #9
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meguiar's nxt tech wax is considered a sealant similar to their professional line #21 synthetic sealant. it takes 12 - 24 hours for nxt to cure properly. nxt looks good, but doesn't last as long as a other last step process wax.

topping it with a pure wax such as #26 or even p21s will give you more durablility.

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Old 05-11-2006, 01:43 PM   #10
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used Megiuars NXT, great shine, but doens't last too long
My thought exactly....



It's really easy to use, end product is great, but you'll find yourself using it more often than other waxes.

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Old 05-11-2006, 02:27 PM   #11
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Zaino, hands down. www.zainobros.com

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Old 05-11-2006, 02:42 PM   #12
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zymol, its a step down from zaino
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Old 05-11-2006, 02:44 PM   #13
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i use wolfgang sealer-

sealer attracts less dust than wax which is oil based....
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Old 05-11-2006, 02:45 PM   #14
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nxt user here. also agree w/what everyone is sayin about it.
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Old 05-11-2006, 04:57 PM   #15
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cheers to the zymol...

Good over the counter stuff that will last longer than the meguiars.

If im not mistaken, the reason is natural versus synthetic, right?

Not to say anything BAD about meguiars, but because it uses natural carnauba wax, it doesnt last as long as synthetics...

sounds like im talking about motor oil
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Old 05-11-2006, 05:05 PM   #16
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I have found the Turtle Wax Ice stuff to have a nice shine, but I question the durability as it seemed to die after one wash. It does seem to last okay with a daily semi-daily quick detail and the ease of application can't be beat. Worth the $15 just to have around IMO, but I am moving on shortly when I work up the motivation and have a weekend to do a proper detail.
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Old 05-11-2006, 05:07 PM   #17
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+1 for the zymol

meguiars is good too tho, ive used that for years before switching to zymol
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Old 05-11-2006, 05:12 PM   #18
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ok cool i say the same thing about the ice and i picked up some meguiars nxe wax to give it a shot thanks guys
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Old 05-11-2006, 05:13 PM   #19
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I'm really loving my Zaino. The initial process of getting a couple coats on the car is a little time consuming, but once you get it on there and keep up with the sealing it has a shine and depth like no other. It makes my Aspen White WRX reflect like a mirror!

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Old 05-11-2006, 06:59 PM   #20
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zymol, its a step down from zaino
same here, rumor has it that turtle wax ice is very good also
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Old 05-11-2006, 07:40 PM   #21
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http://www.openroadmotoring.com/einszett.htm
i use the Metallic Polish wax first
then use the Glanz Wax to seal it
its tricky to use the wax though as its very thin and if you go to dump it on the hood you will dump out the whole can
but really great stuff will post pics as soon as polish and wax again
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Old 05-11-2006, 07:46 PM   #22
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Let's all remember that the shine doesn't come from just the wax. Most of your car's shine comes from PROPER preparation as wax is a last step. Too much emphasis is put on wax. To really clean the paint and make in shine, one must first polish before waxing. The way to a proper shine is not a one or two step process.

http://www.autopia.org/
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Old 05-11-2006, 10:34 PM   #23
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Collinite 845 Insulator Wax.
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Old 05-12-2006, 02:24 AM   #24
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if you like p21s, try seeing if p100s is cheaper.. it's the same stuff, but the p100s is branded for motorcycles and often is priced a lot less.

i like klasse a lot, great shine and lasts well. i also recently tried the new "ultimate paint protection" stuff from autopia, super easy to put on and easy to rub off, great shine, but i have yet to see how well it lasts.
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