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    Waxing your car

    Do you wax your car? If so what do you use?

    I've tried a ton of different products but I always go back to Zaino. As long as you don't take your car to the power car wash, it lasts a long time. The only complaint I have is that it has more of a mirror shine than a deep shine.


    I've also used Klasse, Pinnacle, P21s, etc.



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    Re: Waxing your car

    I have always used Adams Polishes with my Porter Cable.

    Their stuff rocks.

    Adam's Polishes - Premium Car Care Products


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    Re: Waxing your car

    I use Meguiar's:







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    Re: Waxing your car

    Quote Originally Posted by Gorm View Post
    I have always used Adams Polishes with my Porter Cable.

    Their stuff rocks.

    Adam's Polishes - Premium Car Care Products
    I've had a porter on my wish list for awhile but I keep chickening out.



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    Re: Waxing your car

    I use Mothers.



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    Re: Waxing your car

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    Do you wax your car? If so what do you use?

    I've tried a ton of different products but I always go back to Zaino. As long as you don't take your car to the power car wash, it lasts a long time. The only complaint I have is that it has more of a mirror shine than a deep shine.


    I've also used Klasse, Pinnacle, P21s, etc.

    I've waxed my car once and have wanted to do it again but the first time I ever did it, I applied to the whole car and then began removing the dried wax and boy did my arms/fingers hurt after numerous hours of trying to remove the dried wax.

    What is the process that you all use that will aid in more efficient waxing of vehicles cause after that last fiasco, I said I wouldn't ever wax again, well it's that time.

    Do you do little sections at a time? Do you stay our from joints in metal and hard to detail locations like the car make plate?



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    Re: Waxing your car

    I do it in sections, so I give my arms a break from rubbing the dried wax off.



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    Re: Waxing your car

    Quote Originally Posted by scottie33 View Post
    I've waxed my car once and have wanted to do it again but the first time I ever did it, I applied to the whole car and then began removing the dried wax and boy did my arms/fingers hurt after numerous hours of trying to remove the dried wax.

    What is the process that you all use that will aid in more efficient waxing of vehicles cause after that last fiasco, I said I wouldn't ever wax again, well it's that time.

    Do you do little sections at a time? Do you stay our from joints in metal and hard to detail locations like the car make plate?

    I like to wash the whole car with Dawn, which removes any wax that you have on the car.

    Then clay bar any bad spots.

    Once you have a clean surface I wax the whole car in the shade (garage).

    Then go back to where you started and remove.

    The mistake most people make is that they use way too much. It's pretty easy to take off if you don't use a lot.



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    Re: Waxing your car

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    I like to wash the whole car with Dawn, which removes any wax that you have on the car.

    Then clay bar any bad spots.

    Once you have a clean surface I wax the whole car in the shade (garage).

    Then go back to where you started and remove.

    The mistake most people make is that they use way too much. It's pretty easy to take off if you don't use a lot.
    This is what I think I did, I'm guessing once the wax goes from white pastey look wet to white chalky look dry that you have too much.

    I'm guessing that it should go on white pastey wet to clear dull dry...any advice if that's correct lol?



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    Re: Waxing your car

    Quote Originally Posted by scottie33 View Post
    This is what I think I did, I'm guessing once the wax goes from white pastey look wet to white chalky look dry that you have too much.

    I'm guessing that it should go on white pastey wet to clear dull dry...any advice if that's correct lol?
    It probably depends on what wax you use but I use zaino and you can barely see the wax whether it's wet or dry. Wax that is still wet is a mother to remove and would smudge so you'd know if it wasn't dry.



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    Re: Waxing your car

    I put wax on my rims. When I wash the car it's a lot easier to remove the brake dust.



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    Re: Waxing your car

    Right amount (thin glaze of white):





    Way too much (icing on cake):




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    Re: Waxing your car

    Quote Originally Posted by isuaggie View Post
    Right amount (thin glaze of white):





    Way too much (icing on cake):

    Plus never go in circles.



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    Re: Waxing your car

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    I like to wash the whole car with Dawn, which removes any wax that you have on the car.

    Then clay bar any bad spots.

    Once you have a clean surface I wax the whole car in the shade (garage).

    Then go back to where you started and remove.

    The mistake most people make is that they use way too much. It's pretty easy to take off if you don't use a lot.

    I suggest staying away from any non-automotive soaps like Dawn and others...very bad on your clear coat. However washing by hand is the key as you can get the gunk off the paint unlike the auto carwashes. Typically I wash my two cars by hand 2-3/week per week. I must admit I have done it less this year than prior years.

    I use Maguiar's primarily and have been very satisfied. Car Care Products: Car Waxes to Leather Cleaners, Meguiar's the Leader in Car and Surface Care since 1901 Also been impressed by their clay kits too.

    Final tip, recycle your old T-shirts as they are great rags. Use these to detail the outside and inside of your car. Paper towels scratch any and all paint, plastic and clear lens surfaces...speedometer, clock, radio, fake chrome outside, fake wood...

    Z

    P.s. I like mothers products too.


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