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Wax and tire cleaner suggestions?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by aramirez73, Jul 17, 2016.

  1. Jul 17, 2016 at 6:12 PM
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    aramirez73

    aramirez73 [OP] The Ayatollah of Rock n Rolla!

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    What's everyone using for wax job and what to use to clean tires make look like bought from tire shop I'm not crazy about shiney look
     
  2. Jul 18, 2016 at 6:32 AM
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    A good carnauba wax.
    I am using Chemical Guys 3X paste and their Butter wet wax. Both are good.

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    For tires, rubber, vinyl and plastic I use 303 aerospace protectant...a nice matte finish, lasts a few weeks on tires. It doesn't sling and it's water based.
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    Almost forgot, my bed spray in bed liner has faded. I use 303 on it and it looks like new. Lasts a few weeks.
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  3. Jul 18, 2016 at 6:44 AM
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    Where u get that for tires !?! Exactly how I want my tires I don't like shiney or wet look also where u get that chemical guys???
     
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  4. Jul 18, 2016 at 8:10 AM
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    I use the same 303 that driverdog uses but I use Blackfire products on my paint. have 2 black trucks right now..
     
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  5. Jul 18, 2016 at 8:30 AM
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    I went straight to Chemicalguys.com

    http://www.chemicalguys.com/?utm_me...g&utm_campaign=Chemical+Guys+-+Bing&utm_term=

    Aerospace 303 protectant:
    West Marine but you can find a lot on Amazon too:

    http://www.westmarine.com/buy/303-p...ecreation-aerospace-protectant-gallon--132839

    Autogeek has some good reading:

    http://www.autogeek.net/carwax.html
     
  6. Jul 18, 2016 at 9:49 AM
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  7. Jul 18, 2016 at 9:51 AM
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  8. Jul 18, 2016 at 10:41 AM
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    LMAO that's where I get that from LMAO
     
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  9. Jul 18, 2016 at 10:48 AM
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    Survey Say's I use Adam's Polishes. The H20 Guard and Gloss is awesome and it's easy to use.

    -Jason
     
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  10. Jul 18, 2016 at 11:10 AM
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    Wax..what Jim recommended plus Collonite Insulator Wax. It's a wax that has the longevity and power of a sealant...

    http://www.detailedimage.com/Collinite-M55/845-Insulator-Wax-P668/16-oz-S1/

    Tires...Aerospace 303, darn it Jim...LOL!
    I also use Car Pro PEARL. I would also recommend a good All a Purpose cleaner for you tires prior to dressing. Aerospace makes one as well as Shine Supply Wise Guy tire cleaner.

    Now, if you want to talk about tire coatings...

    http://www.detailedimage.com/TUF-SHINE-M50/Tire-Clearcoat-P548/6-oz-S1/
     
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    Lots of good options for both wax and tires. Butter Wet Wax looks awesome when applied, only drawback is longevity. As was said earlier, Collinite 845 looks great and lasts a long time. I just started using the HD line (Speed and Poxy) from 3D products...absolutely love them. For tires, I use Chemical Guys VRP....water-based, easy to regulate the shine...no sling. Another outstanding products for tires is Mud by Ammo NYC. Below is a picture of my wife's '08 Sequoia using Speed and VRP...not bad for a car with over 100k on it. Note: she likes shiny tires


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    So for next year I thought I would try some different products for the Tundra that @WarEagleSteve Recommended for its exterior.

    I am grateful Steve was willing to share his knowledge to this novice.

    Steve steered me to some products with a caution to be careful and deliberate with all the steps. I'll be reading a lot and will watch YouTube videos before attempting.

    So during the Black Friday specials I purchased several things that were on sale:
    -C.Quartz paint protection
    - CarPro eraser
    - IronX
    -DI microfiber weave drying towel
    - DI Microfiber ultra plush two sided towel.

    These all came in today.
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    Still waiting on Carload spray sealant and CarPro Suade microfiber cloths to come in.

    This probably won't get applied until after winter and there may be more products needed before attempting but I am looking forward to trying new products.

    In the meantime the truck has many coats of wax to get it through the winter.

    My total cost to date is under $150.00 and I bought larger quantities when available. Not a bad outlay imho!

    Thanks Steve!
     
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  13. Dec 1, 2016 at 2:34 AM
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    You are welcome Jim! Glad to see you received your order. That is what I really enjoy about this site. We have some great folks and learn much from each other.

    Spring will be here before we know it and man that truckmof yours is gonna look great.
     
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