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Old 04-11-2012, 10:26 PM   #151
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I've said it before... but for a light colored car, Werkstatt acrylic jett trigger looks THE BEST of all the waxes/sealants i've used. I have BFWD and it's nice and slick, but it doesn't protect a super long time, plus it also has a tendency when I used it on my old black MS3 to look cloudy. I do still use it and it's great stuff as is the collinite 845, 915, pretty much their whole line is good.

When it comes to a sealant or wax my question is what look do YOU like? Do you like a warm glow type of finish? If so then a good caranuba wax is what you should get. If you like the candied look like a candy apple (I like that look myself) then a sealant is best. I like Duraglass 105 a lot as well, it's easy to apply and remove. I like to use about 3 coats to get that candied look, but 12-24 hours between coats with no driving and no exposure to the elements is preferred.

With the Werkstatt AJT, only 30 minutes between coats is necessary. It's VERY easy to apply and there is no removing. You spray a panel, wipe it onto the paint and just keep wiping until it disappears and that's it. I was super impressed with it and it's 15 or 16.00 a bottle and 1 bottle will do about 30-50 applications so it goes a very long way.
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:39 PM   #152
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I've said it before... but for a light colored car, Werkstatt acrylic jett trigger looks THE BEST of all the waxes/sealants i've used. I have BFWD and it's nice and slick, but it doesn't protect a super long time, plus it also has a tendency when I used it on my old black MS3 to look cloudy. I do still use it and it's great stuff as is the collinite 845, 915, pretty much their whole line is good.

When it comes to a sealant or wax my question is what look do YOU like? Do you like a warm glow type of finish? If so then a good caranuba wax is what you should get. If you like the candied look like a candy apple (I like that look myself) then a sealant is best. I like Duraglass 105 a lot as well, it's easy to apply and remove. I like to use about 3 coats to get that candied look, but 12-24 hours between coats with no driving and no exposure to the elements is preferred.

With the Werkstatt AJT, only 30 minutes between coats is necessary. It's VERY easy to apply and there is no removing. You spray a panel, wipe it onto the paint and just keep wiping until it disappears and that's it. I was super impressed with it and it's 15 or 16.00 a bottle and 1 bottle will do about 30-50 applications so it goes a very long way.
Quick question on Duragloss I use 105 and 501 (yes it's for marine and RV) and find both difficult to remove do you have any tips on that one?
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:13 PM   #153
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Quick question on Duragloss I use 105 and 501 (yes it's for marine and RV) and find both difficult to remove do you have any tips on that one?
really? I honestly have never used the 501. I just loved the 105 look so much. I would ask how much are you applying? It has to be as they say "whisper thin" and I leave it on about 15 minutes and then remove it. If it becomes very difficult, you can always use it again and wipe it off as you go, letting it sit less time. Obviously if it's warmer out with less humidity you don't have to leave it on quite as much.

Some people have had success with using a MF towel and spritzing it with water to assist them in removing more difficult sealants.
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:15 PM   #154
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Really surprised you have a hard time with it coming off... i've never had a problem taking it off... it's interesting.
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:20 PM   #155
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Lastly claybar is a necessity to make any wax last because it pulls out under paint contaminants.
....to clarify, it helps remove above surface contamination. For embedded material (i.e. ferrous contamination causing re-occurring rust blooms), a decontamination product like Valugard ABC is more effective for dissolving and/or dislodging that type of material.
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:53 AM   #156
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....to clarify, it helps remove above surface contamination. For embedded material (i.e. ferrous contamination causing re-occurring rust blooms), a decontamination product like Valugard ABC is more effective for dissolving and/or dislodging that type of material.
Iron cut seems to be the latest craze. Never tried it myself and all my waxes last a very long time, but i'm usually working with new paint that i've already polished.

Off that topic OP, or anyone else for that matter... don't forget that an IPA wipedown is always a good idea to get that paint squeaky clean before applying your wax or sealant. It just gives it an extra clean surface to stick to.

I do a 50/50 mix with literally 2 drops of dish soap and that's using a pretty big spray bottle... like a windex sized bottle. Even 1 drop would likely be plenty.
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Old 04-12-2012, 12:22 PM   #157
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Iron cut seems to be the latest craze. Never tried it myself and all my waxes last a very long time, but i'm usually working with new paint that i've already polished.
....along with Sonar FE, IronX, etc. I still have a bottle of the latter sitting in my cabinet I haven't touched.

IMO, the advantage that a product like ABC has is that it has been tested, endorsed and used by several auto manufacturers for years. ....it is also included in a few TSB's from those companies.
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:04 PM   #158
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This thread is turning into: "My kid is the best Nutcracker in the holiday play..."

50 ba'gillion answers. I actually love it.
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:28 PM   #159
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Zaino is all i use on all of my cars.
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:34 AM   #160
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Zaino is all i use on all of my cars.
I wish there were Zaino vendors in my area... Hate having to get it online.
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:05 PM   #161
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i love turtle wax products espicailly the ice wax
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:09 AM   #162
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1Z einszett glanz wax has been pretty good too me!
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:40 PM   #163
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What is a good kit that I can buy that is reasonably priced $100 - 150 that lasts 4 or 5 months. There is a lot of individual things that seems to work but I am not techincal or experienced. Oh and my car is dark grey metallic 2012.
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:02 AM   #164
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What is a good kit that I can buy that is reasonably priced $100 - 150 that lasts 4 or 5 months. There is a lot of individual things that seems to work but I am not techincal or experienced. Oh and my car is dark grey metallic 2012.
Define Kit....

Do you want a list of products? Or an already pre-packaged kit with everything you need?

Also what are your goals? Full correction, or just a wash and wax type deal?

You need to be more specific, or your simply going to get a slew of "well my favorite is" or "Well I only use _____ because its the most Baller ever....".
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:05 AM   #165
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Already prepackaged kit unless you think that is a bad way to go? More of a wash and wax type deal. I am always driving down a dirt and gravel road and at my work **** falls from the trees all the time really annoying. Just want to stay on top of it so it looks brand new and lasts. Hopefully that is specific enough for you. The Paint right now is good but just trying to always keep it at that level. Hope this is enough info.
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:46 PM   #166
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Already prepackaged kit unless you think that is a bad way to go? More of a wash and wax type deal. I am always driving down a dirt and gravel road and at my work **** falls from the trees all the time really annoying. Just want to stay on top of it so it looks brand new and lasts. Hopefully that is specific enough for you. The Paint right now is good but just trying to always keep it at that level. Hope this is enough info.
Pre-packaged kits aren't bad, they just limit your options.

Autogeek.net and DetailersDomain.com have "prebuilt kits" that they put together, in DD's case I believe most of their kits are what they actually use on a regular basis. They are also vendors here.

As for an "off the shelf" solution, Megs offers some kits as well. They can usually be found at your local Pep Boys, etc.

I say go look around at some kits, then head over to autopia.org and look into their reviews section (its epic) for info on each product. After you do enough research you will probably just create your own grouping of products to fit your needs.

Also don't forget about your wash media (mitts, sponges) and microfiber (drying, wax removal) as these items are more important than most people realize.
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:06 PM   #167
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For durability I really like Collinite 915. That stuff is GREAT for durability and it looks great on metalic paint. I'm not really a big fan of Adams wax, its ok. Zaino is ok .. but too much for what its worth. I have some Zymol Titanium in the garage as well (unused)
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Old 05-07-2012, 03:43 PM   #168
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Thanks I will do more research and look on those sites.
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