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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-08-2005, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
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Best wax?

Im lookin for the best wax for my car. I really want it to shine and bring out my color.

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-08-2005, 11:16 AM
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Depending on who you ask....Meguiar's, Zaino, Tropicare, Mothers, Adams, maybe even Turtle Wax, lol.

For me, I use Meguiar's products applied by machine.

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i like meguires, but ive seen a lot of zaino's stuff and it is nice to. expensive though
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i use the mequiars 3 stage system and it works really good. Apply it with the porter cable 7242 orbital and it really brings out the shine

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I manage a body shop in Flower Mound, TX. The best wax is Zainos, but I wouldn't reccomend that unless you have a show car. For everything else I would eith use Mother's or Mguire's.
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I manage a body shop in Flower Mound, TX. The best wax is Zainos, but I wouldn't reccomend that unless you have a show car. For everything else I would eith use Mother's or Mguire's.
Just curious...what makes you say "unless you have a show car" ?

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Just due to the cost of it. It is really really expensive and a pain in the ass to apply properly. It is very sensative and unless applied by someone who has used it before, you will get nast nasty swirl marks all over the car. I just wouldn't invest that much time and money in a daily driver.
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I would say Mother's or Meguire's


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Just due to the cost of it. It is really really expensive and a pain in the ass to apply properly. It is very sensative and unless applied by someone who has used it before, you will get nast nasty swirl marks all over the car. I just wouldn't invest that much time and money in a daily driver.

does your shop do wax jobs... you know cash in fist...
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I've probably tried dozen or so different waxes (Mother's, couple different kinds of Turtlewax, Nufinish, etc) and my favorite is Meguiar's Mirror Glaze Yellow Wax 26 (paste). I haven't tried Zaino yet, but might in the future. For me, the Mirror Glaze lasts the longest, goes on easy, comes off moderately easy, and no white residue (a big plus on a black car). The Mirror Glaze is a multiple step system (2 or more depending on the paint condition), but the Yellow Wax works well by itself. Meguiar's Gold Class is a pretty good single step wax, but does leave a white residue.

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Im lookin for the best wax for my car. I really want it to shine and bring out my color.

the best and only thing i use is called LIQUID GLASS, i have only found it at pep boys. It really brings out the color and makes the paint have that wet look. Stuff works great.

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I use basic turtle wax and I get a great shine. Heres a testimonial:

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turtle wax I just used today on 2 different vehicle, its there new "platinum" one on the market.... and it sucks! For some reason it did really good on my Nissan Sentra but the paint job on there is good.... but on my 05' Lexus SC430 it was a piece of crap on. That car has the best paint job I have ever seen on a car (both cars never repainted before) from the factory. But for some reason when it came time to buff out the dried wax it did crap. It was stuck on there wouldnt come all the way off, I even had a buff machine... then had to rewash the car 3 times to get it off! i ended up just applying the fast wax by eagle on the lexus after I washed it. Depends on your paint job I guess.

My best favorite is Zymol best wax I have ever used and I have used and waxed quite a bit.
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post #14 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-10-2005, 11:02 PM
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Just due to the cost of it. It is really really expensive and a pain in the ass to apply properly. It is very sensative and unless applied by someone who has used it before, you will get nast nasty swirl marks all over the car. I just wouldn't invest that much time and money in a daily driver.
You have no idea what your talking about!!!!!!! Zaino may cost more up front but you dont have to apply very much like other traditional waxes, for $35 you get Z2 polish and ZFX additve and it will last you more then a year. Its not sensitive and is the easiest polish to apply and remove. I have NEVER seen a car get swirls because of using Zaino........I use it on all my cars and have detailed many others using it. I think the problem sounds like you dont know what your talking about.

Here are my cars with Zaino applied to most of them.
http://community.webshots.com/user/electron02

the best wax is all a matter of opinion depending on what look you like, I obviously prefer Zaino its easy to apply, lasts a long time, and leaves a glossy look. Check out http://www.zainostore.com/ read about the product and how simple it is to use.
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Zaino and Zymol. I've never had a problem using either btw.
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Poorboy's. Nuff said.
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post #17 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-11-2005, 11:29 AM
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Meguiars NXT, only because you can get it at Autozone. Zaino works really well but it's such a pain in the ass to get it.

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if you want to buy it from a store Zymol is great, but you have to go slow and stick to small area's at a time

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