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First bath and wax

Jeep got it's first bath this weekend.

Was only mildly dirty/dusty. Washed with "waterless" car wash, did a clay bar paint cleanse then finished off with a coat of Meguires wax. Wax sure has come a long way since the 70's. This new wax by Meguires is a liquid, goes on with minimal work and polishes off easily. Added bonus is that it doesn't stain black plastic with that white haze made famous by the old school waxes.

I have bought a fair few number of new cars and while the number of inclusions and defects in the paint of the Jeep exceed average, the paint itself is fairly clean and smooth as very little effort with the clay bar was needed to make the surface very smooth.

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Old 09-27-2015, 10:28 PM
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Re: First bath and wax

Any pics?!?!?!?


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Re: First bath and wax

I wouldn't think that waterless wash and clay bar would ever be used in the same sentence. I'm a little confused, you did use plenty of water in the clay process correct? Either you continuously rinsed the soapy clay film away or you used a lot of towels, I'm trying to wrap my head around the process here.
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Re: First bath and wax

I was thinking the same thing as farfromovin. Everytime I clay bar a vehicle its always after a serious bath using WATER lol.

Either way glad it turned out awesome and like others have said...these kind of posts really do need pictures ;-)
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Jeep got it's first bath this weekend.

This new wax by Meguires is a liquid, goes on with minimal work and polishes off easily. Added bonus is that it doesn't stain black plastic with that white haze made famous by the old school waxes.
I've been using Meguiars Ultimate wax liquid for a few years. Water stops beading in about 2 months. Recently I was turned onto Liquid Glass (it's been around for years) I can honestly say it is by far the best polish/wax I've ever used. It's much easier to apply and take off then Meguiars and the shine is far superior. Check out the reviews. I think they should change the name to Liquid Gold it's amazing stuff!

http://www.amazon.com/Liquid-Glass-L.../dp/B0002JMIEK

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First bath and wax

I just ordered this stuff made by Wolfgang. From what I've read, its one of the best waxes out there for the price. Can't wait to clay and wax.

Granted I've always been a Meguiars user from day one back in '98. I just figured I'd give this stuff a try...

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Re: First bath and wax

If you guys enjoy a shiny Jeep I would highly suggest giving Adam's Premium Car Care a try. I switched to Adam's 3 years ago and I can tell you that all of their products are amazing and very easy to use. I have no plans of using anything else on the Jeep for the foreseeable future.
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Re: First bath and wax

I'm a big fan of Zaino Bros synthetic wax and polishes. For new(er) cars that just need to stay looking new it's fantastic. Easy to use and lasts probably 6 months or even longer.
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I'm a big fan of Zaino Bros synthetic wax and polishes. For new(er) cars that just need to stay looking new it's fantastic. Easy to use and lasts probably 6 months or even longer.
It's funny you should mention Zaino there are a lot of reviews (Liquid Glass verse Zaino) I haven't tried Zaino (it also has excellent reviews) Sounds pretty similar to LG both need multiple layers to get the best results and a little goes a long way. The LG has been on my vehicle for 3 months and is still going strong (4 coats) will see how long it actually holds up to the FL sun and rain. The only thing about LG is that it will stain black trim so I tape it off with painters tape.

Update: Just had a bad rain storm and took a pic with cell phone. (Jeep sits outside exposed to elements) I'm at 3 months since I waxed vehicle with LG. Water still beads up and shines great!

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Re: First bath and wax

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I wouldn't think that waterless wash and clay bar would ever be used in the same sentence. I'm a little confused, you did use plenty of water in the clay process correct? Either you continuously rinsed the soapy clay film away or you used a lot of towels, I'm trying to wrap my head around the process here.

Car had no mud or "dirt" on it, just road grime. Used quick detailer in fairly large quantities to clean car, clay bar treatment with more quick detailer then finally a wax job...

Caught some rain today so it got another little bath in the garage with the "waterless" quick detailer. The QD I use is from concentrate, made with distilled water so of course it isn't actually waterless. In this case waterless refers to the fact that a quart or two of water at most was used during the process.

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Re: First bath and wax

I just gave mine a shampoo and another coat of Nu-Finish this last week. It really looked good after I buffed it off. I tried the new Armor-All aerosol tire shine, and it looked really nice. You can control it really easily without getting it on the rims.

The only downside is it takes a long time to dry. I parked it afterward, and it wasn't dry to the touch until the next morning. It REALLY shines. Almost a bit too much. It's supposed to last 40 or so washings. We'll see.
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I just ordered this stuff made by Wolfgang. From what I've read, its one of the best waxes out there for the price. Can't wait to clay and wax.

Granted I've always been a Meguiars user from day one back in '98. I just figured I'd give this stuff a try...

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did you catch it on sale? they were selling the full size for 50 bucks last month. i guess the labels were messed up.

i havent used it yet, but i will this time home. got to debadge then get to work. been a year since the last detailing.

i have been using the wolfgang 3.0 products and they are great.

the pinnacle souveran paste is great too, but the wife likes to park under trees and not wash the car for weeks, so the pure carnauba is gone real fast. hopefully the fusion will last longer with the polymers.
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