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Old 09-14-2011, 07:09 PM   #26
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I use MeGuiars canuba gold class wax on my 2009 WRX and on my wifes 2011 Lancer. The wax itself is relatively inexpensive and does a great job. With most waxes you put it on and then have to let that one section haze over and buff it out. With the Canuba, you put it over your whole car and let cure then take it off all at once. I waxed my car in spring and it turned out great. I plan on waxing it in a few weeks before fall hits to better protect the clearcoat.

If you are looking for a wax that will outperform anything, I would recommended looking into some of the industrial waxes that auto detailing places use. Although these waxes are amazing, they will cost significantly more and will come in a much larger quantity than what you would find in the store.
Meguiars makes good products but I wouldn't consider Gold Class to be too upscale. It does the trick, but that's about it.

As for "industrial waxes" I highly recommend not going to an "auto detail place" as most of them use products that are cost efficient. I've had a few local detail suppliers contact me about using their products. Great prices, but not the best of product. If your quick "detail" shops all used quality product they would be broke.

Detailers like myself can afford quality products but I also don't have a crew to pay. I also charge well over what Ziebart for example charges.


My best advice for the OP question is to use a quality sealant (CQuartz for example) Subarus are notorious for soft paint. It is best to use a sealant and top it with a wax. Check out www.autogeek.com for more reference.
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Old 09-16-2011, 01:39 PM   #27
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I use P21S that I got from Phil at Detailer's Domain.
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Old 09-16-2011, 02:17 PM   #28
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I've had great success with the line of stuff from Chemical Guys.
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Old 09-16-2011, 02:55 PM   #29
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Old 09-18-2011, 12:37 AM   #30
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Turtle Wax Liquid Hard Shell with a disposable foam applicator works well for me.
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Old 09-18-2011, 10:56 AM   #31
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Just go with the Megs NXT 2.0. It is great stuff and avail locally everywhere. Claybar before you wax is always a good idea.
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Old 09-18-2011, 02:25 PM   #32
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Old 09-18-2011, 03:27 PM   #33
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i use a claybar on mine and the paint feels and looks like a showroom finish after a year and 20,000 miles on my 2011 wrx
uuh claybar isn't a wax, you definitely need to wax after claybar
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Old 09-18-2011, 03:33 PM   #34
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uuh claybar isn't a wax, you definitely need to wax after claybar
Agreed, clay bar only removes embedded dirt particles and other paint contaminants. If you used a quick detail lubricant to clay bar, that makes the surface feel slick afterwards, but it will not provide the same lasting protection as a quality wax.
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Old 09-18-2011, 04:21 PM   #35
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If you are looking for a wax that will outperform anything, I would recommended looking into some of the industrial waxes that auto detailing places use. Although these waxes are amazing, they will cost significantly more and will come in a much larger quantity than what you would find in the store.


Its actually quite the opposite...... The better quality the product, the more you have to pay and the less you get. None of my quality waxes or sealants that I use on client vehicles or anything for that matter come in large quantities ( other than frequent disposable chemicals such as degreasers, quick detailer, etc come on large jugs).
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Old 09-19-2011, 04:29 PM   #36
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Has anyone used Armor All's new Butter Smooth Wax? I hear it's good, but I haven't tried it yet.
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Old 09-19-2011, 06:23 PM   #37
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Old 09-20-2011, 04:43 AM   #38
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I only use Zymol Solaris for my car. Nothing but the best.

If your on a budget I suggest Zymol Royal. It doesn't give you quite the same beading that Solaris does, but considering Solaris is now sold out, It will have to do.
LOL! I wonder how much that solaris wax costs, but when I looked at it it was already sold out and didn't list a price...


Menzerna Powerlock has probably some of the best results ive ever seen. Find it on detailersdomain.com
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Old 09-20-2011, 09:18 AM   #39
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Use Auto-Glym, it' like $50 for a very small tub of it, but its absolutely incredible haha and you can use very little each time you wax your car
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Old 09-20-2011, 09:20 AM   #40
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Use Auto-Glym, it' like $50 for a very small tub of it, but its absolutely incredible haha and you can use very little each time you wax your car
Agreed. The stuff is great and easy to use, even by hand.
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Old 09-20-2011, 09:29 AM   #41
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I got the mothers clay kit and im pretty satisfied about it
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Old 09-23-2011, 07:56 PM   #42
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Over the years I've used -

Meguiars NXT 2.0


Meguiars Gold Class Wax -


S100 Carnauba Motorcycle Paste Wax - (Still using this stuff)


I recently purchased this at a promotional price at PepBoys - I have yet to use it but I'm looking forward to seeing if it matches the others.



I also use this stuff which works wonders on fading paint -
TR*3 Polish & Cleaner


You're going to hear all kinds of suggestions from people and it will be tough to find something that EVERYONE likes.

Try not to cheap out on this stuff as the cheap stuff can easily run your Sunday car wash.

Good luck with whatever wax to decide on.
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:44 PM   #43
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I'm convinced that no wax is good for subaru paint. You need to get a ziebart diamond gloss seal.

After going through a few different products I realized that no wax could protect the thin A** subaru paint, so why waste so many weekend hours applying them. Pay the cash to seal the paint, applied once a year and be done with it.
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:51 PM   #44
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best wax for the subaru imho is the kind the detailer puts on
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Old 09-26-2011, 12:05 PM   #45
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I'm convinced that no wax is good for subaru paint. You need to get a ziebart diamond gloss seal.

After going through a few different products I realized that no wax could protect the thin A** subaru paint, so why waste so many weekend hours applying them. Pay the cash to seal the paint, applied once a year and be done with it.
Oh please...

http://autopia.org/forum/car-detaili...ond-gloss.html

http://www.autopiaforums.com/forums/...art-store.html

Collinite works great and lasts a long time. I can get through the winter and still have beading in the spring. Remember, the shine mostly comes from the prep work, not so much the wax/sealant.

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Old 09-26-2011, 07:34 PM   #46
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Yea, but you have a 2004 when they still made semi decent clearcoats. I had a 2002 and have a 2011 so I know. I'd be happy if all i had to worry about was the shine and water beading. If you have a 2011, it's far more prone to etching and you need something more than a carnauba wax.
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Old 09-27-2011, 12:30 AM   #47
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so before i jump into it detailing my 09 WRX (which i should have done the first week of purchasing the car) I wanted to double check if I was planning on doing it right....so i basically 1)wash the car 2)clay it 3) wax it?

Also do you recommend Collinite 845 or Meguiar's gold class?
Help me out!
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Old 09-27-2011, 01:04 AM   #48
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IMO a spray wax after every car wash is more valuable than waxing the car every 3-6 months. I have found it nearly replaces my normal waxing and keeps water beading and bugs slipping off the paint.

I prefer the Meguiars Detailer line of spray wax.
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Old 09-27-2011, 12:40 PM   #49
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so before i jump into it detailing my 09 WRX (which i should have done the first week of purchasing the car) I wanted to double check if I was planning on doing it right....so i basically 1)wash the car 2)clay it 3) wax it?
1-Wash
2-Clay Bar
3-Polish/Cleaner
4-Wax
(5-Sealer)?

I've never done step 5 because I haven't researched what products to use.

Hope that helps.
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Old 09-27-2011, 03:30 PM   #50
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so before i jump into it detailing my 09 WRX (which i should have done the first week of purchasing the car) I wanted to double check if I was planning on doing it right....so i basically 1)wash the car 2)clay it 3) wax it?
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