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isaac Sep 29, 7:06am - #287216 
2001 Absolutely Red Toyota Celica GT
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Have you waxed your car yet? yeah... WHEN and with WHAT ?

I usually wax my car about once a month or AT LEAST once every other month using this stuff...
http://www.turtlewax.com/products/pages/t-411_12.htm

it works well and I've been hooked to it for quite some time now, but it left swirl marks after the every-other-week car wash (yeah, I also try to wash it weekly)

I especially hated how when it got moist outside in the evenings, fog would build up on the car and all of the swirls were incredibly visible and almost embarrassing thumbsdown

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A good wax job is also a must for winter. Just like a rain slicker, car wax repels rain and, more importantly, the myriad of pollutants associated with it. Although it's tempting to neglect a dirty vehicle because it'll probably rain or snow again anyway, road salt, slush, grime and the like are particularly brutal to your car's finish. To minimize rust and paint damage, regular washings and waxes are necessary.


I recently switched to Meguiar's NXT Generation Tech Wax and love it!!!!

It was incredibly simple to apply - I washed my car in the morning and then about 5 in the evening (just when the heat burned off) and then got out the TechWax and the included application pad and started working on one half of the car and within 15 minutes, was done with the application and then spent another 5 minutes removing it - even detailing it.

Repeated on the other side for a total of 1 hour wax job without using any machines - for less than $15 (with enough for several more applications left) and I didn't have to worry about any car wash creep driving my car and steeling the coins from my center-bin thumbsup

I could INSTANTLY notice the difference between what I had been using and what I had just finished using... it was WOW!!!! eek

Not a single swirl could be found - the red in my car was instantly deeper and the reflection looked as though the car just just been repainted!!! I took the car out of the garage tonight for a little spin - ran into a 7-Eleven to grab a much needed redbull and when I came out, there was the usual evening condensation on my roof - but not a single wipe mark was found.. it looked very even!

I love this stuff...

Have you waxed your car yet? How often? What do you use? Are you happy with what you use?

Meguiar's NXT Generation Tech Wax
http://www.autopia-carcare.com/meg-g-12718.html


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iggy Sep 29, 7:09am - #287217 
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I'm getting this Meguiar's NXT Generation Tech Wax, seems like the best. Thanks for the info thumbsup

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Erick Sep 29, 7:11am - #287218 

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oo just switched to that stuff too^^ thumbsup

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smells good too thumbsup

i thought one is only suppose to wax/polish once a year confused

i use to use zymol.. it was okay.. smelled nice too but techwax seems to do better and easier to apply.. spineyes

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JBing Sep 29, 7:12am - #287219 

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I wax the car every oil change and I wash it (during the summer) at least once a week, if not more. as for the winter thats a different story, im lucky it I wash it 5-10x. I know its bad but the ppl in the colder areas will understand what its like tring to get in the car when the doors a frozen.

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RookieGTS Sep 29, 7:17am - #287220 

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I wax mines 2 times a year confused
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isaac Sep 29, 7:28am - #287221 
2001 Absolutely Red Toyota Celica GT
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A few examples of how a good wax job can keep your car shining through the years rice

This was a few months after getting the car from Toyota in December 2000 (got the kit, wheels, tint & exhaust a few months after buying the car)...

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This was about a year ago, December 2003... it pretty much looked the same for the past year, since then...

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after the most recent wax using Meguiar's NXT Generation Tech Wax, the color is deeper and much much more shiny!!! Right now, I'm on vacation until Sunday - but will be taking pictures this week while I'm out and will post some of the car during this time, so you can compare...

please post a few of your JUST AFTER WAX shots if you got them... also, what brand wax you used thumbsup

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fonz182 Sep 29, 7:29am - #287222 

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ill buy that next time. thumbsup
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GT4 Sep 29, 8:09am - #287223 

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Zymol, twice a month.
By the way, that's the original paint, 11-year-old. smile

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JBing Sep 29, 8:13am - #287224 

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damn nice all-trac thumbsup

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2003cbgts Sep 29, 8:19am - #287225 

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very beautiful alltrac!! i love meguairs nxt line, and i want to try the tech wax, but dont want to use anything abrasive. would the spray wax be just as good?
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iggy Sep 29, 8:29am - #287226 
2004 Spectra Blue Toyota Celica
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Originally Posted by GT4
Zymol, twice a month.
By the way, that's the original paint, 11-year-old. smile

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Note to self: wink, ^^ buy this car, very nice thumbsup thumbsup

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isaac Sep 29, 9:57am - #287227 
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GT4... thats an awesome job! eek

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Clos Sep 29, 12:52pm - #287228 
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yeah it is damn 11 years old damn thats nice
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qbanprepster21 Sep 29, 12:53pm - #287229 
2003 Liquid Silver Toyota Celica GT
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Is it bad if you wax the car once a month, or once every two months, wont it hurt the paint??

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Maka Sep 29, 1:08pm - #287230 

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i had just switched to this one, It is so much easier and doesnt leave all the hard to get off shit, fills in all the swirls. thumbsup thumbsup
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AZZKIKR Sep 29, 1:17pm - #287231 

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Mothers clay bar every 2 months, Every week - 2 weeks I use mothers pre-wax cleaner (after the wash), mothers sealer and glaze, and to finish, mothers reflections wax...I like to keep my car really really shiny all the time (and yes, I have an orbital buffer to make things faster and easier)
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Sultan Sep 29, 1:44pm - #287232 

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Meguiar's Liquid Gold - apply it about once every 2-3 months...
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jonnyess Sep 29, 3:13pm - #287233 

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Just tried the Meguiar's 3 step process followed by Liquid Gold and I am pretty impressed with the results. Including washing and drying I'm going over the entire vehicle 10 times, so this will be limited to a 3-4x annual chore, but I'm thrilled with the shine for under $30 worth of product and 3-4 hours time.

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GT4 Sep 29, 3:18pm - #287234 

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Thanks guys. I've also heard many good things about the Zaino brothers products. I want to try that. Is any1 using it?

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VSGTS14 Sep 29, 4:01pm - #287235 

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i use the NXT and it def is amazing...
but i'm switchin over to Zaino now when i have the money to try it out or something else from autopia.org

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GTQuentin Sep 29, 5:39pm - #287236 

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ive used that tech stuff twice. its not that amazing. it still leaves swirls and i can still see scrathes. and not deep scrathes just the normal ones. but my car is black i can see everything. also its hell to get that stuff off. when the bottle runs out im going to get some mothers or mequires. heard there better

also i got the spary from tech. where you use between waxes. works about the same. only real nice thing about it, it leaves a nice shine and decent smell.
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grcelica Sep 30, 12:31am - #287237 

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here we go, I know I'll get flamed BUT>>>
I WASH my celi AT LEAST twice a week. I RINSE it off and towel dry it almost every day on my way to work. I wax it every other Sunday. The Sunday I don't wax it, I use spray detailer. I have used both Turtlewax Ultimate and the McGuiers NXT, both waxes and both detailers. They both work great, but I think I get a little better result with the Turtlewax. I clean the glass and the rugs and armour-all the interior every Sunday, and I use glass cleaner wipes on the painted interior pieces. I clean the rims with Mothers BILLET cleaner every Sunday too. No one has EVER seen my car dirty, unless I just drove it in the rain. Its hell being compulsive AND anal, but my silver shines like you won't believe. oh, in the spring I always go over the whole car with diesel fuel to remove old wax and "feed" the paint. After that I buff it with 3m Mirror glaze. Any small scratches I remove with Scratch-x, if that doesn't do it, I use polishing compound.
edit--forgot an afterwax pic...this was with Turtlewax Ultimate
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Teknikal Sep 30, 12:36am - #287238 
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Armour all is a no-no. Use 303 aerospace protectant it offers UV protection. I also wouldn't use turtlewax either but that is just me.

Someone mentioned it above but if you want to know how to properly detail/take care of your car visit www.bettercarcare.com
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grcelica Sep 30, 12:47am - #287239 

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ps...awesome all-trac thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup
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2003cbgts Sep 30, 1:03am - #287240 

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na , your not anal. well maybe but so am i. cant blame us for wanting to keep our cars clean thumbsup
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Elec-FuYu Sep 30, 1:09am - #287241 
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cool~ ima gonna try next time~ thumbsup

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kglee79 Sep 30, 1:27am - #287242 
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Originally Posted by Teknikal
Armour all is a no-no. Use 303 aerospace protectant it offers UV protection. I also wouldn't use turtlewax either but that is just me.

Someone mentioned it above but if you want to know how to properly detail/take care of your car visit www.bettercarcare.com
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Yeah armor all is bad for you car...it's petroleum based and will ruin things.
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2003cbgts Sep 30, 3:56am - #287243 

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does the spray wax protect your car at all?
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AZZKIKR Sep 30, 2:20pm - #287244 

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didn't know that about the armor all for the interior...gonna have to find something else I guess confused confused confused
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Teknikal Sep 30, 2:38pm - #287245 
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I strongly suggest 303 aerospace for your dash, trim, plastic pieces.

For cloth seats/carpets can't go wrong with woolite and water. Or I've seen oxi-clean for the carpets as well.

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Rain does a pretty good job for me.
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QuickChick03gt Sep 30, 4:31pm - #287247 
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this thread reminds me that i need to wax my car.

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Celicacutie Sep 30, 5:39pm - #287248 

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Just bought this stuff "Meguiar's NXT Generation Tech Wax"

anyone wanna come over and wax my car for me? I am afraid to do it...cuz I don't want swirls...have had the car for 2 years and not one swirl
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CelicaPrincess Sep 30, 9:40pm - #287249 
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Originally Posted by QuickChick03gt
this thread reminds me that i need to wax my car.


rofl Same here...also reminds me that I need to wash my car.
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StuntPanda Sep 30, 10:37pm - #287250 

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i just waxed mine with meguires stuff...i forget what..i think it's cleaner wax. it works great. some of you saw my Hood at the la meet. shiny thumbsup
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00GTShope Sep 30, 11:14pm - #287251 

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Originally Posted by GT4
Thanks guys. I've also heard many good things about the Zaino brothers products. I want to try that. Is any1 using it?


I use the Zaino Bros. stuff and it works GREAT. But I learned my lesson to not leave it in the garage over hte winter. It froze and separated, $$$$ down the drain. I'll post a pic when I get home in about an hour if you wanna see. thumbsup
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Pnoy Sep 30, 11:28pm - #287252 
02 Spectra Blue Toyota Celica
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Celicacutie: I'll wax your car if you can wax mine
rofl rofl Bring it on the Elmhurst meet if you going. rofl rofl thumbsup
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Pnoy Sep 30, 11:35pm - #287253 
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I bought Mr. Clean autodry carwash and Meguiar's NXT Generation Tech Wax. The bald guy did it all (no spots, it's clean and smooth as a baby's behind) thumbsup I don't think I stil need wax my car tonight, grin thumbsup but what the heck I'm still eager to see how this Meguiar wax turns out
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Tru_gts Sep 30, 11:57pm - #287254 
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Thats the thing that gets me the most tired, waxing.

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00GTShope Oct 1, 1:04am - #287255 

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here's a couple of Zaino
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00GTShope Oct 1, 1:06am - #287256 

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VSGTS14 Oct 1, 1:35am - #287257 

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NXT
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VSGTS14 Oct 1, 1:37am - #287258 

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Erick Oct 1, 1:56am - #287259 

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Zanio looks good tasty

thanks to this thread i was inspired to wax my car yesturday with nxt thumbsup tasty

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2003cbgts Oct 1, 5:39am - #287260 

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anyone just used the nxt spray wax and not the tech wax?
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OzzyZR Oct 1, 5:50am - #287261 

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allright NXT is available in Aust... i'm a gonna have to get some thumbsup

thanks for the heads-up Isaac thumbsup

always liked your car 00GTShope... it's lookin good thumbsup thumbsup

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cycocelica Oct 1, 6:17am - #287262 

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i have turtle like you Isaac and meguirers but my car is extremely dirty right now and its the winter time so i am about to garage it anyways
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Designer_GTS Oct 1, 6:18am - #287263 
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I use Tech Wax. It's so easy, and it does a great job. It only takes 20 minutes.
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AzNRaCeR Oct 1, 1:42pm - #287264 
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i think its time for me to try something new hehe thumbsup

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Celicacutie Oct 1, 1:58pm - #287265 

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With this wax stuff...what did you use to remove wax.

Directions say use 100% cotton towel but towels have NEVER EVER touched my paint.
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