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skymax04 09-09-2013 02:43 AM

New 2014 jeep grand cherokee limited...Wax question
 
Just picked up my new ride yesterday...absolutely love it...its black on black....I was told to put a coat of wax on it already to protect it ...is this true? Should I do anything else?

losbot 09-09-2013 05:18 AM

Re: New 2014 jeep grand cherokee limited...Wax question
 
I have always heard the same thing. Mine is two weeks old. I'm taking it in for the remote start HVAC TSB, then I'm having it cleaned and waxed. It's good to wax a least every 6 months or ideally every 3 months. IMHO

2014 LAREDO 09-09-2013 09:50 AM

Re: New 2014 jeep grand cherokee limited...Wax question
 
Zaino

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...51773540,d.dmg

joenjulie 09-09-2013 11:20 AM

Re: New 2014 jeep grand cherokee limited...Wax question
 
I don't have the dealer prep my vehicles, so it gets the full "treatment" as soon as I get it home. A good wax(4-6wks protection) or sealer like Blackfire Wet Diamond(3-5 months pending weather). It's easy to use, great looks and good protection. I also have used on various vehicles Dodo Juice Supernatural Hybrid Sealer($50), and Esoteric Signature Wax($125 and made the jeep look like nothing I've ever used before, and held up all Ohio winter, then stripped it off and did 22PLE), these are wax/sealer combo's and do very well, offering a couple months of protection...but I'm super anal and re-apply after a couple weeks even if it's not needed.
Or look at doing a glass coating like 22PLE or Gtechniq Exo V2...I have 22PLE on my black grand and Gtechniq on my charger. Just as easy as a wax or sealer(or easier) and you get up to 2 years protection, but also helps prevent light scratching, etching from bird crap, etc...youtube them, it's very impressive stuff. Anything worth a crap is gonna be a little pricey, but look at how much your jeep costs and what's it worth to protect it.
Gtechniq is $70 for a 50ml bottle(little goes a long long way), and you can do the plastic trim, wheels, chrome and paint with 2 coats(and any left over I did under the hood, door edges, etc) and your're good to go, just wash it, and I did their glass coating too for glass, also up to 2 years. It works so well, I can't hardly get soap to stick from the foam gun when I wash it. I'm going to try the Detailers Paint Coating(same idea as others on Autogeek.net) on my sisters vehicle. Nothing at the auto parts store is worth a crap unless you are just getting some chrome polish or glass cleaner. Look at detailedimage.com and autogeek.net. Prep will be key(proper wash, clay, polish if needed, alchohol wipe, then protection along with proper towels) to getting the results you want. Sorry for the long reply, I'm fanatical about the way my cars look, always trying new stuff, and have a very understanding wife. Good luck

skymax04 09-09-2013 12:38 PM

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Originally Posted by joenjulie (Post 890386)
I don't have the dealer prep my vehicles, so it gets the full "treatment" as soon as I get it home. A good wax(4-6wks protection) or sealer like Blackfire Wet Diamond(3-5 months pending weather). It's easy to use, great looks and good protection. I also have used on various vehicles Dodo Juice Supernatural Hybrid Sealer($50), and Esoteric Signature Wax($125 and made the jeep look like nothing I've ever used before, and held up all Ohio winter, then stripped it off and did 22PLE), these are wax/sealer combo's and do very well, offering a couple months of protection...but I'm super anal and re-apply after a couple weeks even if it's not needed.
Or look at doing a glass coating like 22PLE or Gtechniq Exo V2...I have 22PLE on my black grand and Gtechniq on my charger. Just as easy as a wax or sealer(or easier) and you get up to 2 years protection, but also helps prevent light scratching, etching from bird crap, etc...youtube them, it's very impressive stuff. Anything worth a crap is gonna be a little pricey, but look at how much your jeep costs and what's it worth to protect it.
Gtechniq is $70 for a 50ml bottle(little goes a long long way), and you can do the plastic trim, wheels, chrome and paint with 2 coats(and any left over I did under the hood, door edges, etc) and your're good to go, just wash it, and I did their glass coating too for glass, also up to 2 years. It works so well, I can't hardly get soap to stick from the foam gun when I wash it. I'm going to try the Detailers Paint Coating(same idea as others on Autogeek.net) on my sisters vehicle. Nothing at the auto parts store is worth a crap unless you are just getting some chrome polish or glass cleaner. Look at detailedimage.com and autogeek.net. Prep will be key(proper wash, clay, polish if needed, alchohol wipe, then protection along with proper towels) to getting the results you want. Sorry for the long reply, I'm fanatical about the way my cars look, always trying new stuff, and have a very understanding wife. Good luck

This sounds way too complicated for me and I doing think any detail shops here will do that!!

2014 LAREDO 09-09-2013 04:37 PM

Re: New 2014 jeep grand cherokee limited...Wax question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by joenjulie (Post 890386)
I don't have the dealer prep my vehicles, so it gets the full "treatment" as soon as I get it home. A good wax(4-6wks protection) or sealer like Blackfire Wet Diamond(3-5 months pending weather).

Same here. My Zaino polish and sealer last a good year though.

2014 LAREDO 09-09-2013 04:49 PM

Re: New 2014 jeep grand cherokee limited...Wax question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by skymax04 (Post 890433)
This sounds way too complicated for me and I doing think any detail shops here will do that!!

Do it yourself, its easy. I don't even use a buffer/polisher, I do it all by hand. Always have, always will. I do other peoples cars too and they are always satisfied.

Just wash with Dawn soap first and then use these Zaino products...........

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• Leaves a glossy & strong protective layer
• Excellent base coat setup for optional Z-2 PRO or Z-5 PRO application
• Does not contain any oils or fillers

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Zaino is pioneering the industry with Z-CS, a self curing transparent sealer that doesn't require any buffing or final wiping. Z-CS dries clean and without residue. Use Z-CS on paint, glass, wheels, plastic, or trim for the protection, durability, slickness, and gloss that Zaino is most popular for. All surfaces are protected against potentially damaging exposure to sun or ultra-violet light with our best UV inhibitors.
For up to 9 months protection, use Z-CS to top coat Zaino Show Car Polish protectants, or use Z-CS by itself. Z-CS extends the gloss and durability of any previously applied products. Z-CS should never be applied over uncured waxes.
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tomk 09-09-2013 06:00 PM

Re: New 2014 jeep grand cherokee limited...Wax question
 
My preference is Meguiars #7 followed by #26.. excellent depth and finish, quite long-lasting..

Might try NXT on the '07 this fall though, just to see.. I'm less concerned with deep shine and more with protection on the pony-puller ...

...tom

Nick@Adams 09-10-2013 09:04 AM

Re: New 2014 jeep grand cherokee limited...Wax question
 
Congrats on the new ride!

For a new vehicle, at a minimum, I'd suggest claying the surface to decontaminate the paint and apply either a sealant or wax to protect the finish from the elements.

There are many more options above and beyond those, but those are the simplest and most effective processes for a new vehicle.

joenjulie 09-10-2013 10:43 AM

Re: New 2014 jeep grand cherokee limited...Wax question
 
Those were a couple options...i was hesitant at first, but for an everyday car, I will probably only do glass coatings, it was as easy or easier than waxing...once prepped. As Adams said, every new car at a minimum should have a good clay, and to help the wax or sealer bond correctly, you should do an IPA wipe to remove the lube used for the clay. Some cars need a little polishing even when new to have swirl free paint, some people don't care..."meh, its a car, gets me from point A to B". I still like wax and sealers, and all give a different look and protection. I'm guessing if you looked at Zaino's website, it would suggest paint decontamination prior for "best results". Gtechniq Exo V2 is nice because it does paint, trim, wheels, chrome with one product, and helps reduce scratching, bird crap etching(i've seen it eat through clear coat and paint to bare metal), and makes it easier to keep clean. Just my opinion is all. Some guys are happy with putting wax on their vehicle once and a while and calling it good, I like mine to stand out and look better than everyone else around.

joenjulie 09-10-2013 10:50 AM

Re: New 2014 jeep grand cherokee limited...Wax question
 
Gtechniq C2V3($30 500ml) is similiar to the Zaino CS, no cure times or anything, use it on everything, but simply requires some wiping with a microfiber, but can be used under or over any wax or sealant. I've been using it on my daily driven truck that is outside 24/7, sees lots of miles offroad, steel mills, rail yards, etc and has proven to work well and hold up for a spray and wipe. A little goes a long way, once a full strength coat is put on, dilute 50/50 with water, and used as a QD and it lasts longer. I may try the Zaino CS, always looking for more tools in the arsenal, I don't care who makes it, I just like tiny little water beads on the cars.

BuckeyeSRT 09-11-2013 06:40 AM

Re: New 2014 jeep grand cherokee limited...Wax question
 
I would clay first.
then wax
I would also go to Auto Geek Online Auto Detailing Forum
and read read read.


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