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Old 03-31-2011, 05:12 PM   #21
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I saw that in a clearance aisle. Not sure if they also had it in the auto section. Might want to check there too.
That is where I saw it in the clearance Isle as well. I think I will go back tonight and pick it up.
So could I use the NXT 2.0 as a sealant? Then use the AutoGlym on top of that? No swirls or anything on my paint.
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Old 03-31-2011, 08:16 PM   #22
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You can if you want. Like I said if you do that, leave the NXT to dry like 15+ minutes to maximize the durability of it.
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i've had real good results with the NXT 2.0--but then again it gets washed, waxed and detailed inside and out religiously once a week in the summer--
Love that stuff and Also Eagle Ones Nano Wax, I wax my whole car on a weekly basis with either in the florida summer 100' heat and come back and wipe it right off the car its awesome stuff!

Eagle One Nano Wax on windows is magic... RainX is crap compared, heavy downpours and the water just flys off the window. Maybe thats why i just replaced my wiper blades after 3 years...

Good wax lets you have it sit all day and wipe off no problem whenever you want IMO...

I Bought an ICE thing and gave it 2 my friend the next day will never buy that crap again!
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i like zymol. been using it for 20yrs
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After reading this thread and being totally confused I went out and bought:

1. Maguires clay bar kit for an '08 Malibu. I'll keep a look out for the Blackfire Wet Diamond and Autoglym HD Wax for this car.

2. Mothers Carnuba Cleaner Wax for a 2000 Focus.
(works great on yellowed plastic headlight covers)

The Zymol is confusing with the legit and non legit business. How am I suppose to tell and why should I bother? There are other waxes that I don't have to psychoanalyze. Some of these products get costly pretty quick. Is there some known point of diminishing return. I know I don't want to spend 80 bucks for just wax.
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After reading this thread and being totally confused I went out and bought:

1. Maguires clay bar kit for an '08 Malibu. I'll keep a look out for the Blackfire Wet Diamond and Autoglym HD Wax for this car.

2. Mothers Carnuba Cleaner Wax for a 2000 Focus.
(works great on yellowed plastic headlight covers)

The Zymol is confusing with the legit and non legit business. How am I suppose to tell and why should I bother? There are other waxes that I don't have to psychoanalyze. Some of these products get costly pretty quick. Is there some known point of diminishing return. I know I don't want to spend 80 bucks for just wax.
Did you read my sticky thread?

I don't think you're going to find Blackfire anywhere locally like Autozone. That's kind of something to buy online. IIRC it's about $30 for a big bottle. The AutoGlym HD wax has only one US retailer that I'm aware of, that being walmart. I don't frequent walmart so I don't even know if they carry it anymore.

If you have yellowed headlights you're going to need some kind of abrasive. I would think something more than a cleaner wax. Get meguires plastX. It's a plastic polish. Use that and then follow up with sealant and(or) wax.

The Zymol thing is a simple as this: if it's being sold in a store in the US it's not the good stuff. I have NEVER seen it in any of the auto parts stores of big box retailers. They have "Zymol" cleaner wax that's blue and smells like a fruit salad. It's not terrible, but there are better products out there.

Unfortunately there's not much of a market for professional detailing products so the auto parts stores don't carry them. People would rather just rub some Turtle Wax on to their paint and call it good rather than actually go for correction and a perfect finish. It's a real shame because now those of us who strive for perfection are looked at as having no life and nothing better to do then rub on their car.

Did I clear some things up?
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I have used Klasse Cleaner and Klasse Sealant Glaze ,along with clay baring twice over the years on my 02 Thunderbird. It's always been garaged but does have over 75,000 on it and it still looks like new. It was a daily drive for 4 years in all kinds of weather when we lived in Pa.
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I have used Klasse Cleaner and Klasse Sealant Glaze ,along with clay baring twice over the years on my 02 Thunderbird. It's always been garaged but does have over 75,000 on it and it still looks like new. It was a daily drive for 4 years in all kinds of weather when we lived in Pa.
A lot of people use the Klasse "twins" and recommend them. Used them on my old car and I wasn't impressed. I didn't like the way they spread and I definitely didn't like the way they buffed off, or didn't buff off rather. That stuff is a PITA to buff off! And TBH I didn't see any extra anything from them vs an easier to apply product like Blackfire.
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It all depends what you like, there are some others that are good also. A lot of people on my T-Bird site use Zaino , but it's a multi step application.
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Did you read my sticky thread?
I just now read your first post there. Thanks.

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I don't think you're going to find Blackfire anywhere locally like Autozone. That's kind of something to buy online. IIRC it's about $30 for a big bottle. The AutoGlym HD wax has only one US retailer that I'm aware of, that being walmart. I don't frequent walmart so I don't even know if they carry it anymore.
This the stuff?:Blackfire on Amazon.

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If you have yellowed headlights you're going to need some kind of abrasive. I would think something more than a cleaner wax. Get meguires plastX. It's a plastic polish. Use that and then follow up with sealant and(or) wax.
About a year after treating my headlights with the 3M kit some of the yellow started coming back. Mothers Cleaner wax took care of that.

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The Zymol thing is a simple as this: if it's being sold in a store in the US it's not the good stuff. I have NEVER seen it in any of the auto parts stores of big box retailers. They have "Zymol" cleaner wax that's blue and smells like a fruit salad. It's not terrible, but there are better products out there.
I found Zymol on Amazon but I see that you prefer the Autoglym which is also available on Amazon.

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Unfortunately there's not much of a market for professional detailing products so the auto parts stores don't carry them. People would rather just rub some Turtle Wax on to their paint and call it good rather than actually go for correction and a perfect finish. It's a real shame because now those of us who strive for perfection are looked at as having no life and nothing better to do then rub on their car.

Did I clear some things up?
Definitely! Like I mentioned before, one of our vehicles is pretty new and I intend on seeing to it that it looks reasonably good for a while. My older Focus is gonna get some love nut not like the newer car. I saw where you recommended that polisher ... I guess that will be the next step.

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