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Best Wax? #393388 Feb 6, 11:04pm Feb 6, 11:04pm
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Best Wax?
What's the best wax that I can get for my buck? My GTS is Carbon Blue. I use Maguires cleaner (I think that's the kind). but is there one that will help me with a few micro-scratches in the clear coat that I have?? I don't care how hard it is to get off if it does the job!

Re: Best Wax? [Re: maingear] #393389 Feb 6, 11:15pm Feb 6, 11:15pm
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Mothers 3 stage.

1 is claybar that will get any ruff crap out of your paint. Needs to be done liek every 6 months or jsut as needed.

2. Cleaner wax will get anything else off, esp like other waxes so they dont mix. do it after the claybar

3. Seal and glaze gives it the carshow finish. Do that for every wax.

there is one more stage but i never use it and dont know what it is wink

Goodluck bro.

Re: Best Wax? [Re: hombredelassrtas] #393390 Feb 7, 8:11am Feb 7, 8:11am
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Just noticed you had scratches...depending on how deep you won't get them out by hand. You will have to get a machine of some kind either a PC (if they aren't real bad) or a rotary.
You also don't use wax to get scratches/swirls out.

Re: Best Wax? [Re: Teknikal] #393391 Feb 7, 8:13am Feb 7, 8:13am
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I use that platinum turtle wax in paste form. It shines up pretty good on my white celi.

Re: Best Wax? [Re: AdamVIP] #393392 Feb 7, 11:37am Feb 7, 11:37am
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I use Meguire's tech wax. Seems to be good stuff.


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Re: Best Wax? [Re: ExNihilo] #393393 Feb 7, 12:00pm Feb 7, 12:00pm
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Zymol is a good wax, but very hard to apply n buff off. The final stage to the mothers 3 stage, is the Carnauba Finishing Wax. wink

Re: Best Wax? [Re: ExNihilo] #393394 Feb 7, 12:04pm Feb 7, 12:04pm
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Originally Posted by ExNihilo
I use Meguire's tech wax. Seems to be good stuff.

Re: Best Wax? [Re: ExNihilo] #393395 Feb 7, 12:40pm Feb 7, 12:40pm
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Originally Posted by ExNihilo
I use Meguire's tech wax. Seems to be good stuff.


doing the 3 step process would be good.. but for a fast shine I use the tech wax
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Re: Best Wax? [Re: celicajonz] #393396 Feb 7, 12:41pm Feb 7, 12:41pm
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Meguires is what I use on my celica

Re: Best Wax? [Re: Erick] #393397 Feb 7, 1:33pm Feb 7, 1:33pm
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Originally Posted by Erick
Originally Posted by ExNihilo
I use Meguire's tech wax. Seems to be good stuff.


doing the 3 step process would be good.. but for a fast shine I use the tech wax
also

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is this stuff abrasive? anyone know?

Re: Best Wax? [Re: hombredelassrtas] #393398 Feb 19, 6:28pm Feb 19, 6:28pm
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Originally Posted by hombredelassrtas
Mothers 3 stage.

1 is claybar that will get any ruff crap out of your paint. Needs to be done liek every 6 months or jsut as needed.

2. Cleaner wax will get anything else off, esp like other waxes so they dont mix. do it after the claybar

3. Seal and glaze gives it the carshow finish. Do that for every wax.

there is one more stage but i never use it and dont know what it is wink

Goodluck bro.


http://www.autobarn.net/mopacapr.html

ok I see the 3 things youre talking about... but on the bottom of the page, they have a 3 phase wax, they dont have the claybar, they have liquid wax, which besides the cleaner wax in the 3 parts you said, is there any actual wax?

Re: Best Wax? [Re: maingear] #393399 Feb 19, 10:14pm Feb 19, 10:14pm
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I clay bar my car once or twice a year. I'll do the full on wax with the scratch "filler" and the whole process 4 times a year if I can due to temp. changes.

For a full on detail not for show and driving on the streets that's all/more than you need for the whole year.
In the meantime, I use any spray on wax (some are better than others and it's obvious) at the local "do it yourself" pressure washer place or your own house.
Meguiars Tech Wax is the best I have come across. Yet, it acts like a wax (leaving a residue and harder to wipe off). You need to polish it off with a soft towel after applying and wiping.
By far for all spray on waxes this is the best and is the most time consuming.
Any other spray on waxes are basically the same.
I have been hooked on Black Magic for quick cleanups.
It won't shine like Meguiars, but is easier to get to a good shine quicker and wipe off any crap.

I have it down to about 1-2 hours a week to get my car looking better than everyone else's car for the whole week without any rain ,puddles, snow, or salt in the dead of winter for me.

Re: Best Wax? [Re: hephaestus] #393400 Feb 19, 10:23pm Feb 19, 10:23pm
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im always trying out different waxes but i must say that mothers is one of the best ones thumbsup


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Re: Best Wax? [Re: mrluilou] #393401 Feb 20, 5:53pm Feb 20, 5:53pm
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Thanks Guys! I'm going to go all out this week and wax up!!

Re: Best Wax? [Re: maingear] #393402 Feb 20, 10:06pm Feb 20, 10:06pm
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You can't just wax and expect awesome results. I imagine you have swirls you need to get rid of...wax won't do this.

You also might want to re evaluate how you wash/dry your car after you polish/wax to make sure your process is correct.

Re: Best Wax? [Re: Teknikal] #393403 Feb 21, 12:20am Feb 21, 12:20am
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yeah a wax on any car takes a good 4-6 hours for a really good job.

Re: Best Wax? [Re: RookieGTS] #393404 Feb 21, 2:33am Feb 21, 2:33am
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heres how to do it the right way.

1. clay bar, i use mothers.

2. use a RANDOM orbital polisher to apply a cutting compound .. i use mother's medium cut cleaner

3. use a RANDOM orbital polisher to apply a polishing compound .. i use mother's polishing compound

4. use a RANDOM orbital polisher to apply a wax or sealant ( same thing ) .. i use mother's yellow tech car wax

5 wipe off with a QUALITY microfiber towel

keeps the paint lookin' shiny and new. not to mention it feeds the paint essential oils n what not to keep it really deep and shiny. =) have fun.


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Re: Best Wax? [Re: Duy] #393405 Feb 21, 2:39am Feb 21, 2:39am
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i heard that there is a right and wrong way when using a clay bar. confused


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Re: Best Wax? [Re: Teknikal] #393406 Feb 21, 3:40am Feb 21, 3:40am
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Originally Posted by Teknikal
You can't just wax and expect awesome results. I imagine you have swirls you need to get rid of...wax won't do this.

You also might want to re evaluate how you wash/dry your car after you polish/wax to make sure your process is correct.


That is why exactly I posted this subject. This baby i'm taking care of ain't my daddy's John Deere happywink

I use new 100% cotton rag EVERY time I wash it. I have read https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_56905_0_collapsed_5__1.html
and have broken old habits. I've had the car for 1 1/2 months and it has a fresh paint job on it. The bugs are going to be coming out and the will cover the front of my car. I also use filtered compressed air to blow off the water to dry my celi.

I have a random orbital polisher but i haven't used it in a couple of years. are the terry cotton buffing pads good enough?

Thanks for all of your info!

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