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Old 12-11-2013, 03:09 PM   #11
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I used NXT on my Mustang years and years ago before I discovered the advantages of using products from car care boutiques like Adams/Obsessive Detail/etc.

What I learned from using NXT was that it is less of a wax (in the traditional sense) and more of a sealant. It's got all sorts of polymers and additives that bond to painted surfaces to deepen the color and enhance the look while giving great protection. It does not, however, respond very well to multiple applications. Say if you lay down a coat and a week later you want a 2nd coat... its going to be a completely different experience and the result isn't necessarily better than before and the protection remains about the same. It is also more difficult to remove that typical waxes. It tends to be fickle with surface prep as well. You need to have a perfect surface before applying NXT or you don't get to see any of its effects. That means claybar, paint cleaner, and paint polish come first.

NXT is probably best for people who really only want to seriously detail their car a couple times a year.
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I use the paste version of the NXT wax and I like it and the results have made me happy and don't really have any complaints.




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What I learned from using NXT was that it is less of a wax (in the traditional sense) and more of a sealant. It's got all sorts of polymers and additives that bond to painted surfaces to deepen the color and enhance the look while giving great protection. It does not, however, respond very well to multiple applications. Say if you lay down a coat and a week later you want a 2nd coat... its going to be a completely different experience and the result isn't necessarily better than before and the protection remains about the same. It is also more difficult to remove that typical waxes. It tends to be fickle with surface prep as well. You need to have a perfect surface before applying NXT or you don't get to see any of its effects. That means claybar, paint cleaner, and paint polish come first.

NXT is probably best for people who really only want to seriously detail their car a couple times a year.
Agree with you on all levels. I only use the stuff twice a year. Spring and Fall, which is when I perform my detail washes. Fall, to prep for the snow and salt. Late spring, to remove anything left behind from snow and pollen and put a thick coat on with the harsh sun coming. I have found that the car gets "cloudy" if I put two coats of NXT on the car. I have found that after a normal wash with quality car wash, a quick wipe down with quick detailer brings the shine back lengthens the life of the wax.

Just my .02. I feel like this could be come an oil thread real quick. haha
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I do mine in the spring and then in fall but with the spring detail job I add a clay bar then polish and wax. I also don't do multiple coats and just lay it on a bit thicker with one solid coat.
It seems to last well between waxes but the car only sees about 600 miles a month,rarely sees snow and is garaged.
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