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waynecz

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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2013 9:47:43 AM

I try to wash and wax my vehicles at least once a month but probably average about ten times a year. When I met my girlfriend about 30 years ago she had an uncle that used to work for an airline and would give her Meguiar's Wax that he used on airplanes. Since that time I have used more or less the liquid wax from Meguiar's as my choice 99% of the time. It goes on and comes off easily, which is important to me when waxing so often, and gives a great shine. Every time I stray and use another one on sale I am disappointed for a variety of reasons. Currently I use Meguiar's Gold Class Carnauba Plus Liquid Wax. Typically if it's ever on sale I stock up then. Anyone one else hooked on a certain vehicle wax and why?
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Gas_Master_G
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2013 8:10:45 PM

dv8jane, is that UR Vette? What year? '62?
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Gas_Master_G
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2013 8:09:45 PM

2x a year I wash and dry, then use a clay bar rewash and dry, then color of the car polish then a quality Carnauba wax like Collinite No. 915
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dv8jane
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2013 6:31:35 PM

since all cars have a clear coat on them I don't wax. but I do clean the clear coat once a year.
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BartandLisa
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2013 5:25:20 PM

Meguiar's Gold Liquid

[Edited by: BartandLisa at 12/9/2013 5:24:50 PM EST]
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buddy_maynard
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2013 5:00:41 PM

I use Mequiar's Gold for regular waxing (about every other month). I use Zymol (cleaning polish) or clay bar at least twice per year. The paint really shines afterward!
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mybigtruck
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2013 4:34:02 PM

I've used Meguiars for the past 20yrs or so. I just got a can of their latest ultimate wax which claims again to be their best and shiniest... I dunno... the resulting finish looks the same to me.

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TomB2
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2013 12:27:03 PM

I like Mothers :-), but I wax with Meguiars.
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Camry05
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2013 11:07:26 PM

2ice a year
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contiki
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2013 11:02:40 AM

I usually waxed all my vehicles by hand through the years but our Hondas get wax at the car wash only.....whenever the cars are washed.......

Our cars never really look that dirty most of the time, only more in the winter months than the cars are at the car washes more often and getting waxed as well..........
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Vin63
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2013 10:34:24 AM

I use Mother's was once a year.
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bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2013 9:30:13 AM

Wash when dirty and wax every January and July.
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GustheCat2
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2013 8:18:39 AM

Twice a year, Turtle Wax liquid or paste.
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Ratso
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2013 6:01:11 AM

I wax my cars at least 2 x every 6 months
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FieroGT
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2013 5:53:33 AM

I'll wax my car about twice a year.
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Saab93turbo
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2013 11:09:57 PM

Malm's wax for me
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Houckster
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2013 5:35:04 PM

One person writes: Turtle Wax soap and Blue Lustre soap with wax in it does the same thing.
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Sorry. Adding a little wax to the car soap does almost nothing to really protect a car finish. There is no substitute for washing the car thoroughly, cleaning the paint with a good polish (promotes better sealant adhesion and makes the paint look better) and then adding a couple of protection layers with a good sealant.

One of the best sealants I've used is Finish Kare's 1000p AKA Big White Hi-Temp Paste Wax. It's used for protecting watercraft that see a much more harsh environment than our cars doe. It also resists burn-off on hot summer days.

The sealant goes on and comes off very easily. If you add a second coat, wait 24-48 hours because the first coat must cure to be stable enough not to come off with the second coat. Cold temperatures slow the cure.

Finish Kare 1000P Paint Sealant

Carauba Wax vs. Sealants

[Edited by: Houckster at 11/18/2013 5:39:06 PM EST]
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TomB2
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2013 4:35:22 PM

I like Meguiars Nxt Generation 2.0 Tech Wax.
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waynecz
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2013 1:50:59 PM

Well Fredelin good to hear, and you do live in Toronto, I have been there in the winter, you pretty much better be a hard core waxer "up nort, eh?".

I agree MaggieMay - I go to VIOC (Valvoline Instant Oil Change) now for years and more or less try and keep up with basic vehicle maintenance via them where applicable. All I know, since going there and being more religious about waxing, my vehicles seem to more or less be lasting longer. I am also pretty sure they are makingthem better too which helps.
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Fredelin
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2013 8:33:36 AM

Well,
Hardcore?! I don't know...
If my parents probably never paid attetion to wxing their cars, all of us children wax our vehicles regularly. I say before once "every two months" and that is about right. My older sister has two vehicles that she waxes every other wash, my brother has also a Porsche (only in the summer) that he pampers with the best wax quality, and I am quite caring too with my BMW.
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the1roadhog
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2013 8:26:37 AM

Once a month is way hardcore. Congrats on that but for me, it's 2x year.
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Thumper52
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2013 5:42:56 AM

Once a year
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MaggieMae07
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2013 4:51:20 AM

"Please Lord let me never buy a used car from the people that never wax their vehicles"

Amen to that, waynecz.. along with those that ignore their scheduled maintenance or brag they've never had their transmission serviced.


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FieroGT
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2013 2:34:09 PM

Wax once or twice a year.
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waynecz
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2013 10:56:36 PM

Off to wax vehicle number 2 with Meguiars ...
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waynecz
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2013 11:51:32 AM

Please Lord let me never buy a used car from the people that never wax their vehicles.
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geobmw
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 1:24:21 PM

yes
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citizen1
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 12:21:54 PM

never waxed any vehicle I've owned.
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WEPSMAN
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 12:14:45 PM

I have found a few I like, but do not use anything specific.
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waynecz
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 10:27:39 AM

I guess my obsessive compulsiveness about waxing vehicles came from my past growing up in Pittsburgh where you could mine the salt off the streets in the winter and then 11 years in Minnesota where winters are a 6 month event left me weary of cars finishes. It makes sense though regarding using a different wax as noted by grumpycat, although I have tried other waxes for the first time on vehicles too over the years. The Meguiars to me at least seems to leave a good shine and it is easy to apply and take off which is key.

As far as the dishwashing liquid, almost every professional web site says this is a no no although forums are 50/50 on it. here is the best link I have found with a good detail of using dishwashing liquids or not on a vehicles surface.

http://www.carwash.com/articles/the-case-against-dish-detergent-detailing-2

[Edited by: waynecz at 11/8/2013 10:27:29 AM EST]
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GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2013 5:22:25 PM

If you coat the car as often as waynecz says he does then periodically you need to do something to take the old coat off. Is no wonder he doesn't like the results when he puts non-Meguiar's over Meguiar's.

Used a premium product a while back which came in 2 parts. Had to be mixed with a hardener prior to use. They stated one must remove all other waxes and finishes before applying theirs. Recommend Dawn Dishwashing Detergent. Seemed to work very well.
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Fredelin
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2013 5:08:49 PM

I use Turtle Zip wash (with wax) and I wax my car every two months.
It is now overdue...
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gvan
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2013 3:29:09 PM

I've got a 2005 and a 2009 that have never been waxed.
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Desoto49
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2013 11:17:05 AM

Meguiars has been my choice for years as well
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Glasman
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2013 10:14:17 AM

wax my in Spring & Fall.
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2013 10:09:31 AM

Turtle Wax soap and Blue Lustre soap with wax in it does the same thing.
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Vin63
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2013 10:05:35 AM

Mostly use Mother's and wax my daily driven vehicles twice per year.
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