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Old 05-23-2006, 10:00 PM   #51
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Here's a stupid, but related question:
I recently found 2 old containers of wax in my basement. I'd guess they are like 10 years old and about half full. I was wondering if wax "goes bad" after a certain period of time? I used a little bit on my roof (I ran out of wax with half the roof undone, so I did half the roof with that old stuff) It shines the same or better then the newer stuff. So I was wondering if I could use it for my entire car next time.

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Old 05-24-2006, 12:16 AM   #52
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Car wax can an will go bad. The ingredients start to break down over time. I think after 10 years it would probably not be so good. Just buy some new stuff.

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Old 05-24-2006, 12:24 AM   #53
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What about Dupont teflon wax....I've tried it and the app is as easy as nxt and it comes off quite well too. Black is the true test of polish/wax.
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Old 05-24-2006, 12:39 AM   #54
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Good stuff. I use Griots garage carnuba wax. Last a long time and looks really good. Especially after claybar.
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Old 05-31-2006, 04:56 PM   #55
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What about Dupont teflon wax....I've tried it and the app is as easy as nxt and it comes off quite well too. Black is the true test of polish/wax.
i tried the dupont stuff a bit before i got addicted to autopia. Its ok, doesnt last very long and not the easiest to get off the car. But its ok for OTC product. The only OTC product would use nowdays would be NXT paste wax.

If your looking for something at a decent price that looks very wet with decent reflectivity you cant go wrong with poorboys nattys blue paste wax.
http://www.poorboysworld.com/natty-blue.htm
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Old 05-31-2006, 05:01 PM   #56
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Good stuff. I use Griots garage carnuba wax. Last a long time and looks really good. Especially after claybar.
Actually, carnauba based wax is more of a temporary wax... it wears off rather quickly and doesn't protect your paint as well as a polymer based wax does. That's why I reccomend Zaino... not only does it give you that super shine like carnauba wax, it's protects your paint. 1 coat of Zaino will last you 6+ months... and that's only with 1 coat
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Old 05-31-2006, 05:18 PM   #57
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Old 05-31-2006, 05:24 PM   #58
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Old 05-31-2006, 06:49 PM   #59
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zaino's fanclub here . zainos is good but not the "end all" of waxes :P.

Look around, you can find cheaper with just as good durablity and looks, with easier application

I like zainos but not an official memeber of the fanclub
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Old 05-31-2006, 06:55 PM   #60
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Klasse All-in-one FTW!!! Expensive but WELL worth it.
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Old 05-31-2006, 07:01 PM   #61
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so much love for a product must make it decent...might I ask which zaino product do you use most often...I was thinking about picking up the ZFX + the Z2 and giving that a try...i already have products for actual polishing (porter cable/rotary) that like.
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Old 05-31-2006, 07:10 PM   #62
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I use the Zaino ZFX, Z-5, Z-2 (when scratches are gone), and Z-6 Gloss Enhancer Spray. I also have a bottole of Z-8 Grand Finale Spray for "special" occasions.

I really like my Zaino products and everytime I wash it and have it polished up I get tons of compliments from people on the street.

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Old 05-31-2006, 07:47 PM   #63
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Old 05-31-2006, 10:13 PM   #64
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Old 06-01-2006, 06:22 AM   #65
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so much love for a product must make it decent...might I ask which zaino product do you use most often...I was thinking about picking up the ZFX + the Z2 and giving that a try...i already have products for actual polishing (porter cable/rotary) that like.
Zainos is a good product, especially z-8. Ive found other things i like besides zainos. But zainos is definately good stuff. I just dont think there is 1 brand out there that has the "best" of everything. I definately think zainos polishes leave something to be desired, z-2pro and z-5 are good to go
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Old 06-01-2006, 07:56 AM   #66
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i have been using RejeX for over a year now on a black car and I love it. i wax my car once a month and not because i need to, but because i feel like im neglecting her if i dont. even dirty, the RejeX shines through.
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Old 06-01-2006, 03:56 PM   #67
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+1 on Zainobros.
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Old 06-01-2006, 03:59 PM   #68
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Old 06-01-2006, 04:12 PM   #69
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p21s .
ahh, someone who hasn't jumped on the Zaino bandwagon.

p21s is some of the best paste wax out there...

Zaino is too expensive...

go with some Sonus prewax cleaner, then Klasse AIO, followed by a few coats of Klasse Sealant Glaze, and finish it off with the p21s on top.

you WON'T be disappointed.

BTW, nothing provides a better or deeper shine than pure carnauba wax. The more pure, the better the "depth" and wet look.
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Old 06-01-2006, 04:13 PM   #70
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anything from Meguiar's
the NXT stuff is decent...goes on easy and comes off just as easy too. Provides a nice look too.

it doesn't seem to last that long though...maybe a month tops.
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Old 06-01-2006, 04:48 PM   #71
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I've been down the Zaino path and back. I still go back for durability on some customers cars and I used it as a base on the WRX. I'm currently sporting Zymol Concours on the S2000 and nothing has ever looked better on that car.

As a general rule, sealants (like Klasse, Zaino, NXT, etc) tend to "shine" more, they reflect light and tend to have a plastic look to them. They also tend to last longer than a traditional carnauba wax. If what you're looking for is long-term protection, Zaino is king. If you're looking for a great looking compromise at a reasonable price, a combo of sealant with wax on top is the way to go. Wax will give you "depth" and "wetness" over shine.

I've gotten great results with Klasse topped with P21S, Klasse topped with Souveran and Zaino topped with a wax. P21S, Souveran, Natty's Blue, Meguiar's #16, #26, the list goes on and on.

Autopia.org is definitely your best resource to help you figure out what you want.
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Old 06-01-2006, 09:17 PM   #72
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Autopia.org is definitely your best resource to help you figure out what you want.
amen to that brotha!!!
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Old 06-01-2006, 09:30 PM   #73
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ahh, someone who hasn't jumped on the Zaino bandwagon.

p21s is some of the best paste wax out there...

Zaino is too expensive...

go with some Sonus prewax cleaner, then Klasse AIO, followed by a few coats of Klasse Sealant Glaze, and finish it off with the p21s on top.

you WON'T be disappointed.

BTW, nothing provides a better or deeper shine than pure carnauba wax. The more pure, the better the "depth" and wet look.

There is no such thing as "pure carnauba" wax. It would be way way to hard to even apply. The highest carnauba content of any wax is the zymol 4000.00 wax which you have to use the oil and heat from your hands just to make it soft enough to be applied by hand.

But yes, carnauba does look much better then synthetic wax . but synths are catching up very fast.......Best look an durablity is a sealant topped with a carnauba wax.....just my experince though.

me = not a member of the zainos bandwagon
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Old 06-01-2006, 11:16 PM   #74
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Another vote for p21s or if you find a motorcycle place you can use s100.

MY recent combo:

Wash
Clay
Wash
ColorX
UPP

ColorX hid the swirls pretty well and darkened the car a bit. UPP brought out the flake and made it more reflective for me. Plus it's a sealant.

I think I'm gonna wash again tomorrow and put a layer of p21s on top. I can't get enough of that stuff.

And also remember, paint prep is much much more important than the type of wax.
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Old 06-02-2006, 07:55 AM   #75
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i have been using RejeX for over a year now on a black car and I love it. i wax my car once a month and not because i need to, but because i feel like im neglecting her if i dont. even dirty, the RejeX shines through.

RejeX is a great product... It will last longer then most protectants and goes on easy and comes off easy. We use it on polished exhaust tips and on wheels with great results.

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