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  • What's the best wax?

    Let's just get this topic out of the way right off the bat

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    I've been using Meguiar's Gold Class for years on many vehicles. Tried others but keep coming back to Meguiar's.
    1966 coupe - Sunfire Yellow / Black
    2004 Z06 - Millennium Yellow / Black

    NCM Lifetime Member since 2003

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    • #3
      I've heard all polishes are about the same. I use Mothers just cause thats whats at my car parts store.

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      • #4
        I am reminded of a forum member many of us know and highly respect, Glen E, often said, that if you are using good quality products, that most of the difference in the final result is a result of your application techniques.

        Thanks Glen E for all that you taught us.

        And for those who wish to learn more about application techniques, Glen E, myself and many others are sometimes found at two really good detailing forums (each with their own store) Autopia.com and Autogeek.com
        GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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        • #5
          I was a Meguiars guy, but I switched to Adams Polishes.
          Last edited by ABorC; 08-29-2018, 06:44 PM.

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          • #6
            P21S Carnauba Car Wax P‑12700W is a fine product and easy to use at a good price point.
            Wolfgang,Pinnacle, Klasse All-In-One are others I use too.

            I have a storage closet full of car care products, not sure on the $$$ I have spent but i use many different products. Autogeek is one of my go to shops. My friend uses a wax that cost him over 1000 + dollars, I do not see any difference compared to products i been using on my cars. I had a detail shop while going through college. The main goal is to keep the paint protected and use a product you like that is easy to use (wax on wax off). High Price does not always mean its better. Clear coats are different than older non-clear coat paint. Always hose off the car if it dusty before washing to clean it, unless you like scratches in the paint. The bottle spray wash products cannot float the dirt off the paint like they claim on their labels. I have spent many hours detailing fine scratches out of the paint because of these products.

            All my cars have clear film over 60% of the body. Because of the film I don’t wax cars the same way since these film needs certain products to keep them clean. My friend uses this product below as I said P21S does a great job.
            Chemical Guys KORE_B - KORE R4 Paste Wax - For Dark Colored Cars (8 oz)MSRP $1,499.99
            Last edited by Fasttoys; 08-29-2018, 10:41 PM.

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            • #7
              The world's most expensive car wax. Would you pay this much for it?

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              • #8
                This is a 30 year old paint job protected by Meguiar's Gold Class.
                1966 coupe - Sunfire Yellow / Black
                2004 Z06 - Millennium Yellow / Black

                NCM Lifetime Member since 2003

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                • #9
                  As we don’t not have a vendor selling any detailing products, absolutely find at this time for all to share all they know, including specific product links.
                  GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                  • #10
                    All Adams Polishes products here. Been using them for years and also supported by Corvette/GM.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ABorC View Post
                      Let's just get this topic out of the way right off the bat
                      ABorC You really opened a can of worms here. Wax is wax. Polymers break down with heat and acidic conditions along with shelf life. Some are ineffective at purchase because they may have been compromised during production or shipping. Proper protection is keeping your vehicle cleaned properly and away from UVA and UVB rays. Some think a Nano Coating will preserve the finish. Then they need products to protect the coating. Whatever. I have had many custom painted show cars and I say use it if it makes you feel better. I now only wash my cars with water constantly flowing on them and a microfiber towel (100% egyptian cotton) then blow dry with Master Blaster Revolution Dual Motors. Never any type of drying towel. Anything you feel will protect the paint after that is purely up to you as I have used many different waxes, silicones, silicates, polymers, sprays, etc.etc. They all will help create a hydrophobic coating which will help water fail to bond with the surface. However there are too many contaminants which will cause breakdown and they vary widely on location, road conditions and a ton of other conditions. If it makes you feel good - do it.
                      Rocket City Florida

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                      • #12
                        I had a good friend that was a district manager for XXX. You can guess what the 3 letters stand for. He told me do not use petroleum based products on paint so I use Griots. This was many years ago so it might not apply to the new paints & clear coats.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Frenzy36 View Post

                          ABorC You really opened a can of worms here.
                          LOL! Yup, and on purpose mind you John asked for this new channel to be created, so as a joke I started this thread to test that we could post in the new channel, i didn't intend for it to stay, but you guys found it quickly and we're off to the races. My next threads will be "what radar detector is best?" , "do you think the ME will need a catch can?" and "what's better, manual or automatic?"

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by brad66 View Post
                            This is a 30 year old paint job protected by Meguiar's Gold Class.
                            Brad, well protected it is.

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                            • #15
                              No wax is best. Modern polymer and SiO2 ("ceramic") coatings all beat the heck out of any wax in ease of application, shine and longevity.
                              Last edited by meyerweb; 08-31-2018, 05:24 PM.
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