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Re:Best wax.. Pics.. Tried em all, but this stuff is unreal!

Company name is Top of the Line
Wax came w purchase of Viper.
The only wax the company that I purchased the car from (selling exotic cars only) will use.

http://www.topoftheline.com/index.html

0 wax residue, comes off so easily, and creates unreal shine !
0 spider webs, and if paint is faded, or weathered, use " Light Cut " by the same company first, then apply the wax.

Microfiber towels only !

Lastly, for anyone with a dark colored Jeep, California Car duster is a must !

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Re: Best wax.. Pics.. Tried em all, but this stuff is unreal!

What is the name of the wax? I'm interested in testing it out against some of my favorite waxes.
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Re: Best wax.. Pics.. Tried em all, but this stuff is unreal!

Here is a link to the wax.
http://www.topoftheline.com/toltradcarwa.html
Hope that this helps. I would be interested in your assessment also. Thanks.
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Re: Best wax.. Pics.. Tried em all, but this stuff is unreal!

Sorry but 99% of the finish is down to 'step 1' on the list - the paint cleaner. The contain mild abrasives to clean the paint and are generally filler heavy to hide swirls.

The wax may add something to the finish, but this is nothing compared to properly polishing or preparing the paint.

I have used everything from Meg's Gold Class (~$15) to Zymol Vintage (~$2000). What do I use and recommend to everyone now? Collinite 476s. Stupidly cheap <$20, lasts a good 6 months (two coats will last any Winter), easy to apply and gives a finish just as good as Vintage - actually compared side by side on the same prep'd panels...

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Re: Best wax.. Pics.. Tried em all, but this stuff is unreal!

As mentioned: "0 spider webs, and if paint is faded, or weathered, use Light Cut " by the same company first, then apply the wax." I did not try to imply that the wax, by itself, is the end/all be/all. The light cut is applied by a PC and then the wax is applied. Sorry if I was not more explicit. Not sure what "Sorry but 99% of the finish is down to 'step 1' on the list - the paint cleaner. The contain mild abrasives to clean the paint and are generally filler heavy to hide swirls.

The wax may add something to the finish, but this is nothing compared to properly polishing or preparing the paint. " Not sure how this differs from using "light cut" and the PC to prepare the paint prior to the wax application. Please clarify. Thanks and always willing to learn some new/better methods/ideas.
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Re: Best wax.. Pics.. Tried em all, but this stuff is unreal!

Not to speak for marty but I think he wanted to state that the finish doesn't depend on the wax but on the prep work before the wax (compound/polish) with various pads/liquids.

marty - you like the collinite better than m16???
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Re: Best wax.. Pics.. Tried em all, but this stuff is unreal!

Irf nailed it above.

Meg's #16 is good, but is no where near as durable as Colly 476s (paste) or 845 (liquid). IMO a LSP is designed to lock in all the polishing work for as long as possible and Collinite does this better than anything I've tried and very little effort.
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Re: Best wax.. Pics.. Tried em all, but this stuff is unreal!

Marty,
Would you reccomend topping BFWD with either the 845 or 476s to enhance durability for winter? If I remember right, collinite is supposed to not have any cleaners so you can layer if you want right? Thanks in advance.
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Re: Best wax.. Pics.. Tried em all, but this stuff is unreal!

So then, the wax(final) used is not necessarily a major factor if I properly understand the above threads? I was only trying to recommend an "IMHO" wax for the prized possession, after paint prep has been taken care of. Just trying to add another product possibility to the mix.
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Re: Best wax.. Pics.. Tried em all, but this stuff is unreal!

http://www.collinite.com/automotive-wax/
The info on durability is here:
http://www.collinite.com/assets/Uplo...electguide.pdf

They list the durability for their wax's on the site.
#915 is still my favorite. Especially for darker colors.
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Marty,
Would you reccomend topping BFWD with either the 845 or 476s to enhance durability for winter? If I remember right, collinite is supposed to not have any cleaners so you can layer if you want right? Thanks in advance.
Not sure what BFWD is but if it is a wax/sealant/glaze then yes you can put a coat of either on top. Colly can be layered, two will ensure even coverage and more would be a waste of product/time.

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So then, the wax(final) used is not necessarily a major factor if I properly understand the above threads? I was only trying to recommend an "IMHO" wax for the prized possession, after paint prep has been taken care of. Just trying to add another product possibility to the mix.
Exactly right. I could put a coat of Zymol Vintage on my swirled/scratched 1998 Civic daily driver and it would look no different to stuff from Walmart.

Making the paint as perfect as you can (machine polishing or hand glazing with filler heavy glazes) will make the biggest impact.

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http://www.collinite.com/automotive-wax/
The info on durability is here:
http://www.collinite.com/assets/Uplo...electguide.pdf

They list the durability for their wax's on the site.
#915 is still my favorite. Especially for darker colors.
Funnily enough, a guy on a detailing world spoke to collinite about 915 and said they wouldn't use it or recommend it. Its just a product for people who believe more carnauba = better finish. Personally I'd save your money and get the other two for less but if you like it that's all that counts.
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Funnily enough, a guy on a detailing world spoke to collinite about 915 and said they wouldn't use it or recommend it. Its just a product for people who believe more carnauba = better finish. Personally I'd save your money and get the other two for less but if you like it that's all that counts.
Not sure I buy that. I have used it now for 2 winters and I have never had anything protect as long. The results on BB is awesome too. Flake pop is rockn like Dokken! I would recommend it highly. At 29 bucks, it's a bargain too.
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