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What wax do you use?

It's been a few years since I had a car that I cared to wax, and I'd like to get a protective coat on my new-to-me 328I. I'd have Niick detail it in a heartbeat, but add the cost of a plane ticket, and his work isn't THAT good.

Anyway, what wax do you guys prefer? Are there any other products that I can use to maximize the finish? It's white, and other than a few chips the paint, the finish is decent.

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I'm sure Nick will probably agree with this suggestion but i've always been happy with the Meguiars products. It's been a while since I worked on a vehicle for a friend or family member but I used to use their 3 stage detailing products that included a paint cleaner/restorer, wax, and polish.

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Meguiars if I'm going to strip the wax and take my time. Turtle Wax "Ice" http://www.turtlewax.com/main.taf?p=2,1,1,1 for the quicker, in-between jobs.
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I'm sure Nick will probably agree with this suggestion but i've always been happy with the Meguiars products. It's been a while since I worked on a vehicle for a friend or family member but I used to use their 3 stage detailing products that included a paint cleaner/restorer, wax, and polish.
That dude is such a tool on Car Crazy, but apparently his products work well.

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Meguiars if I'm going to strip the wax and take my time. Turtle Wax "Ice" http://www.turtlewax.com/main.taf?p=2,1,1,1 for the quicker, in-between jobs.
I'm not looking for car show quality, so I don't think I need to strip the current coat, so something like Ice will do the trick.

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nxt generation wax meguires, or surf city garage for just some good hand waxing.

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best iv used so far, love it
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I actually really like Liquid Glass. Switched from NXT to that and I say they've acted pretty comparable. Love the ease of taking off the Liquid Glass, leave it in the sun for a while and no problems wiping it off easily.
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I'll bet Nick's outside using some to wax off right now.

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Blackfire Wet Diamond if the paint is in pretty good condition, or some Meguiars 151 if the paint needs to be worked a little bit, both will last longer than most over the counter stuff you can get.

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I just clay barred and waxed my car for the first time in a year. I used the Meguiar's clay bar and followed up with their NXT Generation Tech Wax 2.0. I usually follow up the clay bar with SwirlX, then the wax, but wasn't feeling it today. I tested the SwirlX out on my trunk, but I couldn't tell a difference today, so I skipped it and went straight to wax. Of course, I do have quite a few chips and spiderwebs in my paint, so show quality shine is kind of a waste of time.


Are there better products, even from Meguiar's? Probably, but what I have been using works fine.

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You live in a place that is use to over priced stuff so this seems fitting.
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I just clay barred and waxed my car for the first time in a year. I used the Meguiar's clay bar and followed up with their NXT Generation Tech Wax 2.0. I usually follow up the clay bar with SwirlX, then the wax, but wasn't feeling it today. I tested the SwirlX out on my trunk, but I couldn't tell a difference today, so I skipped it and went straight to wax. Of course, I do have quite a few chips and spiderwebs in my paint, so show quality shine is kind of a waste of time.


Are there better products, even from Meguiar's? Probably, but what I have been using works fine.
The NXT2.0 is a nice wax but doesnt last that long.

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no wax I recently started using NuFinish car polish and it shines better than any wax I have used and beads water off better than wax. It was a pain to apply though. (black car...) I washed , clay barred, then polish.


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Mother's or Meguiars three step works good for a daily driver.


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The NXT2.0 is a nice wax but doesnt last that long.
That's why my car hasn't looked so good in about 8-10 months. The last time I waxed my car was back in July. I did the Meguiar's RX Plus (http://www.meguiars.com/rx/rx_main.cfm) and it said at that point to wax it every other month. Now that my car sits in the sun during the day, it says to wax it every month.

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It's 1 here, 3 back home, I'm thinkin' I won't call. I will have you detail my car, it just may take a while.

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