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Re: Do You Wax?

Depends highly on the color of car you are doing as to which products to use, but I always do a full detail as soon as I bring the car home. Don't let the "if it's not boutique brand it's crap" people scare you, it's more about technique than product most of the time. I could get better results using turtle was than some can get using Zaino or Adams or the like. Read up on techniques and then invest in products if you see fit. For me I use all store bought products and I'm a detailing fanatic.

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Nope....not for decades. I've never felt the need for it.
Ditto. I never felt that the microscopic thin layer of wax protected anything. And if you got a spec on rubber or in cracks, it was there for the life of the car.

When a car gets old and dull, I'm talking 10 years I might wax it once a year. But it only lasts a few weeks. If I waxed it regularly I don't think it would look any better after 10 years.

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Clay bar and Jetseal from Chemical guys.com. Go to You tube and check out the videos from chemical guys.
This is a sealer, not a wax, and is designed for jet planes flying in cold harsh elements. It goes on easy, and is easy to buff out. Unlike wax, it won't wear off in a few weeks. Once a year should be fine. Also, if you get it on rubber trim, it doesn't leave the white film like wax.
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Re: Do You Wax?

I just ordered some meguiars white wax. Has anyone used this on a light colored vehicle? I'm wondering if the wax supposedly designed for light colored cars actually makes a difference vs other waxes that aren't specifically designed for white paint.




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I purchased a 1996 Ford Probe GT brand new, took really good care of it, washed it regularly, but never waxed it. I sold it last July just after I got my 2014 Grand Cherokee Summit. It almost looked brand new with the exception of some rock chips, a few parking lot dings and a scratch on the left side of the rear bumper someone left me. Most folks could not believe the car was almost 13 years old. Below is a pic of the smiling guys that drove it off just after I sold it.

Although I've read a lot about the new waxes and its awful tempting to start...I think I'm gonna pass.

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I just ordered some meguiars white wax. Has anyone used this on a light colored vehicle? I'm wondering if the wax supposedly designed for light colored cars actually makes a difference vs other waxes that aren't specifically designed for white paint.




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I used it on my wife's car, it's pretty good, it's almost a rubbing compound with some wax in it. Sure it would work on any color car but with white it was excellent. More of a cleaner than protection, but that's what you need more with white anyway. With that said it is kind of a PITA to wipe off, if you're not a fanatic I doubt you would see much difference between that and Meguiars cleaner wax, and that stuff is super easy to use and I am a fanatic and think it gives pretty good results.


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I used it on my wife's car, it's pretty good, it's almost a rubbing compound with some wax in it. Sure it would work on any color car but with white it was excellent. More of a cleaner than protection, but that's what you need more with white anyway. With that said it is kind of a PITA to wipe off, if you're not a fanatic I doubt you would see much difference between that and Meguiars cleaner wax, and that stuff is super easy to use and I am a fanatic and think it gives pretty good results.


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I noticed it seemed different than the other waxes I've been using. It's more like a paste. And definitely seemed to go on thicker. It did seem to remove a lot of the tiny hair like scratches in the clear coat which made me happy.

Would there be any point in applying a different type of wax on top of the layer of white wax?

I definitely agree on it being like a compound tho for sure and yes I'm a fanatic. Haha.







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I used it on my wife's car, it's pretty good, it's almost a rubbing compound with some wax in it. Sure it would work on any color car but with white it was excellent. More of a cleaner than protection, but that's what you need more with white anyway. With that said it is kind of a PITA to wipe off, if you're not a fanatic I doubt you would see much difference between that and Meguiars cleaner wax, and that stuff is super easy to use and I am a fanatic and think it gives pretty good results.


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I think you'd see minimal difference in applying something else on top. I've put ultimate wax on top of it before, I think on a white car you could spend two hours cleaning it and all day layering wax and it would look about the same. Maybe if you're looking for extra protection go for it, but it's not necessary. I wash weekly at least, and this was with some good old Meguiars cleaner wax. ImageUploadedByJeepGarage1397957861.620618.jpg


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Beautiful jeep my man. Spectacular. I got a semi when I saw that pic.

I think I'll try a wash Monday then add a layer of meguiars. The white went on Thursday.

Thanks for the input.


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