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Old 05-03-2011, 07:53 PM   #81
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Picked this up today. Supposed to be really nice. FK1000p high temp wax costs...wait for it...about $15 for that huge tub!



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Can't wait for my last final to be over tomorrow so I can go home and wax on, wax off!

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Old 05-04-2011, 04:54 PM   #82
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Here's the results after one coat. Fantastic. It is very very hard to get a reflection in white paint. This $15 wax beats my $40 tub of AutoGlym HD wax by a mile. One more coat tomorrow and then we'll try the beading and sheeting test.
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My car didnt wash up good till i started using off the shelf stuff. I swear its getting easier and easier to wash and keep it clean.

It really is amazing once you get that one good coat on it how easy it is to maintain.

I helped my sister tonight on her car and i couldnt believe how bad the finish is on hers. She even keeps it in a garage and mine has a better finish.

I know hers just needs a few more good hand washings before it comes around.
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I have an orbital polisher, what kind of cover should I buy for it to wax my car??? I guess I will have to buy liquid wax, or can you use it with the auto-glym paste wax?
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I have an orbital polisher, what kind of cover should I buy for it to wax my car??? I guess I will have to buy liquid wax, or can you use it with the auto-glym paste wax?
What kind of polisher? Does it take bonnets with elastic or pads with Velcro?

I used a foam or microfiber bonnet when I had an orbital. You can use a paste wax with a polisher. Use a knife or scraper to put some on the pad then use your finger to rub it in.
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What kind of polisher? Does it take bonnets with elastic or pads with Velcro?

I used a foam or microfiber bonnet when I had an orbital. You can use a paste wax with a polisher. Use a knife or scraper to put some on the pad then use your finger to rub it in.
It takes the terry cloth bonnets, I have had it in my garage for 10 yrs. I actually forgot I had it. Is it worth using? or, would I get better results by hand? Thanks
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It takes the terry cloth bonnets, I have had it in my garage for 10 yrs. I actually forgot I had it. Is it worth using? or, would I get better results by hand? Thanks
What size is it? I wouldn't use terry cloth that's asking for trouble. It's probably like a 6". Buy foam or MF ones on amazon or something. Anything beats doing it by hand.
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does anyone make a small little cordless one? The last time i put wax on my car it didnt seem like i did more work then a small cordless unit could handle.
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Well, guess I will be the lone voice here. I use nu-finish. It is a pain to prep car, and then buffing is a chore (especially 1st application). THEN, 1 week later, you have to rebuff. Any little pores in the paint show up as little white dots. Also, you must get the skin of the car up to temp (don't even try this stuff if it is cool out) and then prob have to rebuff again. Now, if you want to do all this, THEN, 30 days later you have to do it all over again. However, 2nd application is noticeably easier (although you can still count on having to rebuff).
Results: as good as any wax out there (note: I have a dark red car so 'deep shine' is easier than a light (white?) painted car. Of note, MUCH less 'dust' present on car (this wax apparently does not attract dust like carnuba). Longevity is excellent (will last a winter (that is a Saint Louis winter, NOT Michigan or the like). I would NOT recommend putting any sort of carnuba wax over it. I tried that. On one of our typical hot days, the carnuba melted off (seriously, It could not stay adhered to the nu-finish wax. made a bit of a mess). I would say that with this product, you substitute elbow grease for cost (it is ubber cheap), but it takes a bit of timing and dedication to get good results. If you don't have that kind of commitment, then DON'T use it as (mentioned), other products seem to have trouble 'sticking' to it once it is cured. Also, it should be pointed out that this is more of a sealer than a purely appearance oriented product.
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Whoa. Nufinish blast from the past. You used an interesting phrase "substitute elbow grease for cost." Fortunately that's not the case. There are durable, easy-to-apply products out there. For one FK1000p high temp wax. It's absurdly easy to apply, in sun, shade whatever. Removes just as easily. As far as I can tell the durability is very good. It's been several weeks after application and the water still sheets off like in the videos I posted in thread. This product costs $15 for a 15 oz. tub.
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