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Meguiars Gold Class...the choice for both me and my partner-in-crime mentalvdub. She swears by the liquid, I swear by the paste. :)
 

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The Cheat said:
Meguiars Gold Class...the choice for both me and my partner-in-crime mentalvdub. She swears by the liquid, I swear by the paste. :)
yes indeed, Meguiars Gold Class is amazing. paste is cool, but for some reason i just dig the liquid more.

we need to wax our bugs together sometime!
 

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My favorite is Zaino. Heard a lot about it, couldn't imagine it was worth the money, but figured I should try it out for myself before judging. Used it, and I'll never go back.

Also, I think regardless of what wax/polish you use, the MOST important thing is to strip the old wax before applying the new, and claybar at least once a year

I'm pretty anal about keeping my cars clean, and I was shocked the first time I used a claybar. I couldn't believe there was as much crap on my car as there was. Definitely well worth the work!

www.zainostore.com
 

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I use two different waxes on my car. I use Meguirs NXT generation Tech Wax for most of my car, it's awesome but it stains rubber and plastic stuff. I use The Wax Shop Super Glaze liquid wax on the parts of my car with the vinyl graphics. I can use that to wax right over the vinyl with no problems, it even cleans, polishes, and protects the vinyl nicely.

I also claybar once a year.
 

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the lower the carnuba content, the longer the wax lasts.
Yeah - but this stuff is a snap to apply and it looks soooo good!

I've tried other waxes and am sticking with this until I'm out - I haven't found many that make black look deep and shiney like the carnuba. Hey good enough for the Concourse is good enough for Marvin!

I'll probably try the NXT when I run out, because I have heard good things, but haven't tried it yet myself.
 

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i just used mcguire's deep crystal three step system today: paint cleaner, polish and carnuba wax. it was a lot of work, but the results were well worth it. since i've only had the car for a few weeks, i had no idea how well the exterior had been cared for, so i wanted to start off clean. also, since i did some paint chip touch up on tuesday, i bought some rubbing compound and some polishing compound (both turtle wax) and used it on the touch ups. i also used the polishing compound on some scratches, and what a difference! i am in love with this stuff! there were a few spots that didn't disapear, but most of them did.

as for the carnuba not lasting long, eh. it's so easy to apply, that i don't mind waxing more often, and at least if it wears off quickly, i shouldn't have to worry much about buildup! ;)

i should also add that we did the three step on a friend's car that had definitely seen better days. the difference there is amazing. it's a white car, and when we started with the paint cleaner, we could see that the paint had gotten so bad that it had actually turned quite grey!! but the paint cleaner really cleaned it up. it's white again!

i will say though, that even though i love my cool white beetle, white is not the easiest color to polish. it's so easy to miss a spot and not know it!
 

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I use Klasse. It's an acrylic rather than a wax. It lasts longer, doesn't haze and won't hurt the finish of the car if left on too long. and the best thing is, it doesn't build up like wax!
 

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blood banker said:
I agree Zaino is the only way to go. I have used it on several colors and can't wait to try it on my Cyber Green.
You won't be disappointed. I wax mine with Zaino once a year. In spring, after about 11 months since the last application, I've had people comment on my car, thinking I just pulled it off the showroom floor. The shine just can't be beat!
 

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You won't be disappointed. I wax mine with Zaino once a year. In spring, after about 11 months since the last application, I've had people comment on my car, thinking I just pulled it off the showroom floor. The shine just can't be beat!
Man, thats a sweet pix!!!
 

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pdoel said:
You won't be disappointed. I wax mine with Zaino once a year. In spring, after about 11 months since the last application, I've had people comment on my car, thinking I just pulled it off the showroom floor. The shine just can't be beat![/IMG]
once a year??? are you serious?!?! how often do you wash the car? zaino's might be worth the price just to save the work!! ;)
 

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once a year??? are you serious?!?! how often do you wash the car? zaino's might be worth the price just to save the work!! ;)
Yup. Although, keep in mind, I don't drive it much in the winter, so that helps. I do put a second application on the winter car in the fall.
 

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BEST WAX EVER =

Eagle One Nanowax. My car is STILL smoother than all your cars put together ;)

Plus it goes on and comes off just easily :) None of that wax dust crap.
 
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