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Wax

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Scarecrow, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. Aug 16, 2016 at 2:04 PM
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    Scarecrow

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    This is the first white vehicle I have owned. I love how it hides the dirt but I want the mirror finish I get with my jeep which is red. Anyone know a good wax to use for said results on a white paint job.
     
  2. Aug 16, 2016 at 4:49 PM
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  3. Aug 16, 2016 at 5:11 PM
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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Good company and easy to find! Meg's makes good stuff and can be found readily. Their NXT line is also real good. You could also look at Collonite Insulator wax too. Acts like a sealant.

    With that said, use quality microfiber towels and consider your routine to try and prevent scratches and swirls.

    Prep is 95% of the work.
     
  4. Aug 16, 2016 at 5:41 PM
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    I have NXT and it is good. If you don't mind spending a " little" more, try Surf City Garage Products based out of Huntington Beach, CA. Premium stuff. Currently my favorite brand. Pricey though. http://surfcitygarage.com/
     
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  5. Aug 16, 2016 at 5:47 PM
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    My truck is coated so I don't use wax anymore.
     
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  6. Aug 16, 2016 at 7:52 PM
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  7. Aug 17, 2016 at 6:44 AM
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  9. Aug 17, 2016 at 4:51 PM
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    Adams polishes. Check out the web site, a little pricey but with a 110% money back guarantee you cant go wrong.

    Jason
     
  10. Aug 18, 2016 at 2:06 AM
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    Zack,
    What are you using now to get the Mirror look on the jeep? That probably will work.

    Although I have the Inferno color it's the clear coat that I'm protecting and getting to look shiny.

    Currently I am using Chemical guys products and like them. The difference between their butter wet wax and 3X is subtle with the paste wax being superior. I alternate between the two and do it frequently enough that neither takes me long to do. Their price point is good, easy to use and beads nicely.

    There is a lot of info on the Internet about waxes/ sealants and I am sure whichever products you use if done regularly will have your truck looking good. @WarEagleSteve and the products he uses is something I will try when I get more time.
    Post up some pictures and feedback with what you end up using.

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    Meguiars GoldClass Carnauba Plus wax
     
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  13. Nov 12, 2016 at 8:56 PM
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    When I'm getting the Chevelle show ready, I use Eagle Nanowax. Spray on, wipe off. Works great.used it on the tundra for the first time today. Looks great.
     
  14. Nov 12, 2016 at 9:20 PM
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    Dude, you live around Memphis, I've got to ask you....why in holy hell cant my truck keep it's nice, clean look for a New York minute around here?????
    In BR, my truck would look brand spanking new for at least a week, now, it's only a DAY before it looks like it needs a wash AND a wax again!!
     
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  17. Nov 13, 2016 at 7:08 AM
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    Must be all the environmental crap floating around in the good old Memphis air, Law. I've got to get out this coming week and detail my truck and my wife's car before it gets much colder...
     
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    Yeah, looks a heckuva lot like pollen, but this late in the year?? Nope, something else.

    Yep, need to do my wife's too. But gonna have to get it done midday. Too cold in the am and pm!!
     
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    Got up early to have breakfast out and the frost on the Truck was pretty thick. Used the hose...fast way to defrost!

    I'm heading out in few minutes to wash n wax and vacuum ours. Going to use paste wax because it lasts longer.

    Don't know about most of you guys but I wash mine throughout winter. Sometimes the soap freezes on the truck if the sun is not on the area I'm doing.

    I end up using buckets of water then because the hose can't be used when it gets that cold.
     
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    Jim, now that's commitment!
     
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    That's what I call dedication bro!!
     
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    Hook the hose up to the water heater :)
     
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    Thanks Ron and Law,
    I never thought of myself as having commitment or dedication but it has been ingrained since I was a little tyke. I had this old guy in my neighborhood where I grew up and he had me wash his vehicle throughout the year including winter...in upstate NY no less!

    Frozen hands then and frozen hands since. Oh and the wax then was Simonize in a yellow can. Had to put that wax on before winter. My memory was that wax was hard to remove and lasted forever!

    So I basically started detailing when I was 13 or so. On another note my mom was worried that I'd get arthritis in the hands so I stopped telling her. I can confirm no arthritis to date so I think that is a myth. Lol

    Ninja,
    I tried this but hot water from the tank can come out too slow and hot water in winter seems to freeze quicker than cold water...I kid you not!

    What I have found that works is to have multiple 5 gallon buckets with maybe 3 gallons of lukewarm water in each one. The trick is to wash & rinse and not have the ice form on an area not washed yet. And dunk your hands periodically in the warm water in between washing. Be careful not to do this to close to dusk if the temps get into the teens. In my youth I have ripped the rubber door gaskets because they froze.
     
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    I hear that about dedication, same was ingrained over here, but never with washing a vehicle in winter (and I'm from the south!!) LOL
     
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    So I went outside shortly after 11:00 am to vacuum, wash and wax our two vehicles. I was almost done with waxing the Z when my neighbor had me do her Ford. I vacuumed it, washed it including door jambs, waxed it, then used 303 on plastic/ dash and tires. I even managed to shampoo the two front seats.

    Then I got distracted because my garage was messy so I ended up spending time in there.

    That only left me time to vacuum my rig and wash it. I have waxed it often so there wasn't a huge need to do that today.

    So three different colors...silver, black and Inferno. The Z I used Mothers paste wax. I had it so why not...the black Ford I used Chemical Guys Butter Wet wax and on the Tundra I just vacuumed and washed it.

    The last wax used on the Tundra was a week ago and used Chemical Guys 3X paste wax.


    First to get cleaned the Z:
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    Then my neighbors Ford:
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    Lastly the Tundra:
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    Jim, will you be my neighbor? LOL!
     
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    Every 6 months I clay bar my truck then I use Meguires Ultimate polish. Then apply Meguires Ultimate paste wax which is super easy to apply, lasts a long time and available in a lot of places.
    Then after every was I do a Meguires quick spray wax to keep the wax built up. The spray wax takes 15min.
     
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    Sure! Lol
    I really enjoy making vehicles look good! Especially when they have potential. When family or friends come to visit from out of town I try to schedule some time to wash and detail their vehicles. It's kinda neat to hear months after they leave that their cars finish beads water unlike before and how their detailers who they pay never get their vehicles looking that good.

    A different neighbor who just moved in across the street came over while I started waxing the Ford. He had never heard of Chemical Guys. I had him remove the Butter Wet wax on the hood..it was in full sun and the hood hot, and it came off effortlessly. I explained that the wax can be applied to the entire car and then removed. On the flip side I found it doesn't hold up as long as a quality paste wax but it's fast and easy to put on and take off. It has its place with me because I don't always have the time to use a paste wax and this is more like a detailing product with how quick it is.

    I think Butter Wet wax might actually be something I can apply in colder temps like in the dead of winter on cloudy days.

    He liked it so much he left to order some online.
     
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    If you were in CO, I would pay you to wax my vehicles.
     
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    Sounds good Captain!
     
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