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Anonymous May 10, 6:43pm - #175837 
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BEST WAX/POLISH

ok im getting my car fully detailed..im picking it up on wed..im so excited..and im the type of guy that when something is MINT ..i wanan keep it that way..cause i hate letting things go to shit..i used to use this great Mirror polish ..whihc was fantastic for cars..but im out of that shit...soowhats the best wax/polish to make your black celi..BLINDING and show car finish. i plan on washing and waxing like twice a week..so keep in mind..something that wouldnt take too long either..

im such a bitch..when i park my black car in the garage..i put a huge bed sheet over it ..cause if i was and wax it and then put it in the garage.the next day its all dusty..and i have to take a cotton towel and whip the whole car...so...bottom line..i have a black car...and im looking to rock it with a Mirror amazing finish all summer long...please help me out with your info..thanx

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oops..i realized i put this in the mods thread..my bad..if the admin wants to move this thread..its all good..if not...i guess we can continue this discussion here..(after all im asking for a review of some sort)
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Rave669 May 10, 7:48pm - #175839 

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If you know anything about detailing cars, black is probably the most difficult color to keep looking nice. it's been known to show swirls, fine scratches and imperfections easily, plus, it collects dust faster than you can say the above sentences.

Until recently, I've been using Meguiars Gold Class paste to wax my Black Celica GTS. it's great at filling in swirls and fine scratches, and gives the car a show car shine, unfortunately, It is a softer microcrystaline wax that doesn't protect as well as some other waxes, so, you will have to wax more often with it, as it is prone to come off after some heavy rains & car washes.

Now, the other day, I decided to give Meguiars latest wax a try, it's called "Meguiar's Tech Wax", it comes in an odd-looking purple/green bottle, and it's a liquid wax. So Far, I've waxed my car with it once. The results? Well, I have to say, I'm totally impressed by this stuff. It costs more than gold class, and the results are as good, if not better than gold class. While it doesn't seen to do as good a job at filling in fine scratches as gold-class wax (Maybe they should make a paste version of tech wax as well), it did, as the product claims, make my car look like it got a new paint job. While I could notice a couple fine scratches still visible under bright sunlight, I'd say, as far as appearance goes, both products are almost identical when it comes to the visual results.

Something about tech wax, however, just makes the color seem deeper, the shine is every bit as good as gold class, and, since it's formulated for imports, and has some nifty synthetic formula, the protection is waaay beter than that of gold class. upon comparing the two, the results are similar, but with the tech wax, the protection lasts a lot longer, imho. And for a synthetic wax, it comes off so smooth! it has no powdery residue (gold class has plenty) is easy to take off the haze, and it leaves almost NO residue to detail out (The seams of the end-caps on my TRD wing are usually caked with residue after waxing... now, almost nothing! I was in disbelief!) When I tried the Prestone Synthetic wax on another car, that stuff was like trying to remove dried plaster or glue! Tech wax doesn't suffer from the same problem at all.

If your car's finish is oxidized a bit, you can use a cleaner wax first to clean the paint surface, remove oxidization, and help hide those swirl marks and scratches, use a non-abrasive cleaner wax on the celica, btw.

I also reccommend that you use Meguiars No. 7 show car glaze prior to waxing your car for best results. Show car glaze is paint-shop safe (which means you can paint the car after using it!). You can apply it multiple times prior to waxing, it cleans the paint surface, and also conditions the paint to help it look glossy, and makes the color pop.

Lastly, buy a California car duster! When you show the car, you will notice that dust likes to cling to the freshly waxed surface. a couple light strokes with a car duster will take off the dust, and leave the car looking shiny and freshly waxed. I use my car duster twice daily, as there is a lot of tree pollen and crap that likes to accumulate on the bodywork over the course of the day. When it rains, all that dust, pollen, etc will collect in puddles, and create splotches all over the car, it will then need to be washed and waxed again, or I'll need to bust out the detailing spray and spend an hour cleaning up the car. If you dust it before it rains, a quick water rinse and dry and it looks good as new.

Hope this helps you...

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ct May 10, 7:54pm - #175840 

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best results...clay bar and use any carnuba wax or the leading brands such as mother's, maguire's, and zymol. i use zymol cleaner polish after a clay bar prep...wow...awesome stuff.

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woohoo..thanx for the help guys..most informative!... thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup
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vondutchguy May 10, 8:16pm - #175842 

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Meguiars Gold Class clear coat liquid car wax is where its at. "the most reflective car wax in our history" - meguiars lol
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mastro543 May 10, 8:34pm - #175843 

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Originally Posted by ct
best results...clay bar and use any carnuba wax or the leading brands such as mother's, maguire's, and zymol. i use zymol cleaner polish after a clay bar prep...wow...awesome stuff.

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Gen7fan May 10, 8:36pm - #175844 
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Love Meguiars Gold Class, but keep in mind my 03 is silver my 00 was black. I can tell you even with Gold Class keeping my 00 swirl/scratch free was impossible. I use everything from the 3step to scratchX and still could see every little swirl/scratch. They help a lot but it was not perfect.

IMO, black is bitch to keep clean no matter what you use.
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ct May 10, 8:43pm - #175845 

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Originally Posted by Gen7fan

IMO, black is bitch to keep clean no matter what you use.


you're telling me...after 4.5 hours of washing, clar barprep, wax and polish...the next day a film of dust is already on it!!! angry...thing about black is that it looks hot when it's clean...and it's most noticeable when it's NOT clean...lol rofl

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yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
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DiabloGTS May 10, 9:27pm - #175846 

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maguiers 3 step and then gold class

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Tru_gts May 29, 12:00am - #175847 
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Celicacutie May 29, 1:45am - #175848 

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My car is black too and its such a bitch to keep clean, I am rocking major bird shit right now. rofl
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hephaestus May 29, 2:07am - #175849 
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Everbody has opinions on the subject. Just figure out what works for you. I go Zymol. Just wash, dry, prep with clay bar (unless done already), some prepolish stuff (I can't remember for sake of me the stuff), and Zymol. Maybe 2 or 3 coats. You have to wait on the between Zymol times. If your car gets dusty or dirty afterwords, I use a spray wax (right now Black Magic seems to suit me fine) and a polish microfibre cloth. Like new again in under 10 minutes. I'm a big advocate for the microfibre products. They have them for windows, cleaning, polishing, and who knows what else. Look into those.
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NorwayGT May 29, 2:28am - #175850 

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i use eagle1 car wash, and eagle1 "wax as you dry" twice a week. the eagle1 wax as you dry is ausome for a week, but it doesnt last longer than that. but it takes just as long to use the wax as it does to dry your car, so i use it every time i wash

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Sultan May 29, 3:31am - #175851 

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Meguiar's all the way - car wash, 3-step system, gold wax

- takes half the day but it's well worth it
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truboo May 29, 8:20am - #175852 
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haha i waxed my car once but iono what it was called, but it was good

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GraSSRooTs May 29, 2:18pm - #175853 

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I used Mother's and the shine lasts for a LONG time. The last time I waxed was like a month ago and I still have a shiney car.
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Rave669 May 29, 11:35pm - #175854 

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Zymol Japon wax is supposed to be great for our cars; too bad it's so damn expensive.

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mike4089 May 30, 2:48am - #175855 
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i detail cars for my job and we wash the cars with normal dish soap...it works the best..its a better surface cleaner then "car soaps" then we use a glaze it get rid of all the dirt trapped in the paint makes it really smooth and super shiny...then we use a wax called collonites..i dont think you can but it in the store but if you can i recommend it...also when you apply the wax make the wax applicator pad damp that way the wax goes on evenly and it will come off a lot easier
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