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Old 06-24-2005, 11:52 PM   #1
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First Wash Tomorrow

Tomorrow is going to be my first wash on my car. I've had it a little over 2 weeks, and have taken it through a drive through wash, but tomorrow i am going to wax and wash it as well as most likely just totally detailing in general. Any suggestions for a good wax? I have never actually waxed a car i've owned and this is my 5th car...


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Old 06-25-2005, 11:43 AM   #2
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So I assume that you're looking to purchase store waxes. In that case Meguiar's Color X is a good polish. Really brings out the color of the car plus hide surface swirls. I usually follow that up with Black Magic Paste Wax or some 100% Carnauba Turtle Wax paste Wax. Between those 2 you'll have a good gloss and good protection.
Obviously Zymol, Einzett? are great but they need to be ordered and you will probably spend over $30 maybe over $50 but the results will be unmatched. I'm sure Wayne from waynestowels will chime in.

P.S. Floow this link to see pics of my car after the polish and wax job. http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...threadid=47640
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Hello,

If you plan to keep the car and want to protect the paint, at this time I recommend using Einszett.

The value of a car with paint in new condition has a MUCH higher resale value than a car..., even in average condition, so, it is like getting your wax, polishes, dressings and towels FREE, as the extra cash when you go to sell...

The advantage is having a good looking ride while owning the vehicle and taking pride that you know you are using a top quality product as well as protecting the paint.

Another advantage is "ease of use".
You spend less time detailing and more time riding (isn't that why you bought the car?)
The actual cost of product used will be much less than Meguiars per use, lasts MUCH longer, saves time, etc, etc...,,
In reality, the initial cost "looks" like more, but when you figure in the expenses, I would bet is is 75% less or more in the long run.

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Meguiar's NXT Tech Wax. It comes with an applicator as well. Two coats is sufficient for a very reflective shine
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Meguiar's NXT Tech Wax. It comes with an applicator as well. Two coats is sufficient for a very reflective shine
I ended up getting Gold Class Clear Coat Wax but I have yet to wax it. by the time i got it washed and dried yesterday, it was starting to get late... i didn't think it would take 5 hours to wash a car... hopefully next time i wash it wont take so long since i made sure everything was clean on it this time. That NXT is a liquid wax instead of a paste like what I got. are there advantages to using a liquid wax over a paste wax?
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I use the Meguiars, 3 stage wax. For 7 Bucks a bottle, it comes to about 25 with tax. The first time I used it I waxed the hood first and I could easily see the difference from the hood to the fender. I drive an 02 White Focus and I realized that my car had a yellowish tint to it after I waxed the hood. Contaminants I presume. But in any case, when I was done with the hood, my fenders looked yellow compared to the hood. I won't use any other product, unless they discontinue it...
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I ended up getting Gold Class Clear Coat Wax but I have yet to wax it. by the time i got it washed and dried yesterday, it was starting to get late... i didn't think it would take 5 hours to wash a car... hopefully next time i wash it wont take so long since i made sure everything was clean on it this time. That NXT is a liquid wax instead of a paste like what I got. are there advantages to using a liquid wax over a paste wax?
A five hour wash? Very meticulous It really shouldn't take you that long though; it takes me an hour tops to wash my Focus. Both the NXT and GC waxes come in either a paste or liquid. It's a matter of personal preference, really, if you decide to go with the paste or the liquid. They both are the same but liquid wax doesn't take as long to apply.
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go NXT man!

Meguiars NXT isn't just a wax, it's a polymer sealant that lasts 4x longer than just standard silicone or carnuba wax. Didn't you guys know that?

If you use just one coat of sealant every 4 months your car will be protected year round. Wax usually wears off after 2-4 weeks. Polymers dry harder so they last a lot longer.

Unfortunately, Meguiars don't advertise NXT as a sealant, but guys who have been in the business know the advantage of using polymer sealants.

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I use gold class liquid wax. I don't mind waxing my car every couple weeks...it's like therapy for me...iam really relaxed afterwords. My wife's car got Simonized at the dealer when she bought it...supposed to last 5 years.
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and did it? my dad works at a dealership and he told me to do it. but no money for it and by the time he mentioned it. i had a few blemishes i didn't want to set in. now to fix those still... yah ive heard great things about the NXT. I also use for the time the Meguiars gold class.... works wonders... if you want some cool videos go onto the meguiars.com and they will tell you more than you need to know in a few minutes.

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