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What Do You Wax Your Celica With? #439554 Apr 10, 5:59pm Apr 10, 5:59pm
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What Do You Wax Your Celica With?
I take great pride in my ride.

One of the things I do during the spring & summer the most (after washing) is waxing my baby anytime I feel she needs it.

I've used a variety of different waxes from Turtle Wax to that Magic Color wax to Rain-X to the Wax as U Dry wax among others. I can never find one particular one that seems to be the best of the best.

So my question: What do you wax your Celica with?
What is the best wax out that that's long lasting & really helps bring out the color in your car?

Re: What Do You Wax Your Celica With? [Re: SabreWulf] #439555 Apr 10, 6:02pm Apr 10, 6:02pm
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I'd get maguairs 3 step, first step is a paint cleaner, second is a polish and color booster and 3rd is a wax, works wonders but can be time consuming to put em all on. but if time isn't an issue, it'll cost you about 30 bucks for all three,if you do a good wax job it should be good for about 1 month or more. if you don't want the whole 3 step thing, any maguiars wax works great.

Re: What Do You Wax Your Celica With? [Re: Super_celica] #439556 Apr 10, 6:28pm Apr 10, 6:28pm
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Re: What Do You Wax Your Celica With? [Re: SabreWulf] #439557 Apr 10, 6:32pm Apr 10, 6:32pm
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I just used this new stuff today. Eagle one Nanowax...it is AWSOME
I use to only use mothers. But it made my paint look and feel 10x better then Mothers ever has. Good stuff try it out

Re: What Do You Wax Your Celica With? [Re: 05XRunner] #439558 Apr 10, 6:38pm Apr 10, 6:38pm
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i also use maguairs thumbsup


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Re: What Do You Wax Your Celica With? [Re: mrluilou] #439559 Apr 10, 6:44pm Apr 10, 6:44pm
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Meguiar's NXT spray wax. I use Meguiar's everything, even the brush. rofl

Re: What Do You Wax Your Celica With? [Re: MptGlw69] #439560 Apr 10, 8:47pm Apr 10, 8:47pm
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Mothers 3 step wax!!!! use claybar, clearer wax, and selaer and glaze!!!! they best stuff i have ever used. have tried meguires, turtle, and eagle. Mohters beats them all. Esp with darker color cars thumbsup thumbsup

Re: What Do You Wax Your Celica With? [Re: MptGlw69] #439561 Apr 10, 9:10pm Apr 10, 9:10pm
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Originally Posted by MptGlw69
Meguiar's NXT spray wax. I use Meguiar's everything, even the brush. rofl

I was looking to buy the Meguiar's NXT today but didn't cause they're cost like $15 more than Meguiar Gold Class. Is the NXT any good for that price?

Re: What Do You Wax Your Celica With? [Re: speed_celica] #439562 Apr 10, 10:34pm Apr 10, 10:34pm
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Used to use Megauiars but now I'm using Zaino.

Re: What Do You Wax Your Celica With? [Re: WhtCelicaGT02] #439563 Apr 10, 11:08pm Apr 10, 11:08pm
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1st step: Meguiar's Paint Cleaner
2nd step: Meguiar's Polish
3rd step: seal it with Meguiar's NXT Liquid Wax

I think the shine is pretty good considering it's a silver paint color.

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Re: What Do You Wax Your Celica With? [Re: brandon_k_w] #439564 Apr 11, 7:57am Apr 11, 7:57am
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use mothers clay bar, then meguiar's polish , then megiuars wax.

you'll get that glass like feel


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Re: What Do You Wax Your Celica With? [Re: Kim] #439565 Apr 11, 8:47am Apr 11, 8:47am
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Originally Posted by Kim
use mothers clay bar, then meguiar's polish , then megiuars wax.

you'll get that glass like feel


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Re: What Do You Wax Your Celica With? [Re: Joey] #439566 Apr 11, 9:28am Apr 11, 9:28am
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Re: What Do You Wax Your Celica With? [Re: Kim] #439567 Apr 11, 1:33pm Apr 11, 1:33pm
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Originally Posted by Kim
use mothers clay bar, then meguiar's polish , then megiuars wax.

you'll get that glass like feel


Clay bars are awesome. I used it to strip off my wax on my car, because I was starting fresh. The paint was so smooth after using a clay bar, it was virtually impossible to keep something still even on a flat surface of the paint. I tried to put one of my Meguiar's bottles on the Hood of my car, and it was sliding all the way to the pavement.

Re: What Do You Wax Your Celica With? [Re: brandon_k_w] #439568 Apr 11, 1:41pm Apr 11, 1:41pm
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damn you for startin this thread, you just reminded me how bad i need to claybar and wax my celi laughsilly

Re: What Do You Wax Your Celica With? [Re: speedducky] #439569 Apr 11, 3:35pm Apr 11, 3:35pm
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Originally Posted by speedducky
Meguiar's NXT

Re: What Do You Wax Your Celica With? [Re: xcivickillerx] #439570 Apr 11, 6:56pm Apr 11, 6:56pm
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Re: What Do You Wax Your Celica With? [Re: Teknikal] #439571 Apr 11, 10:56pm Apr 11, 10:56pm
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Zaino Show Car Polish:

http://www.zainostore.com/

Their Z5 polish dose wonders for scratches and swirls in black paint.

Re: What Do You Wax Your Celica With? [Re: GTS2003BLK] #439572 Apr 11, 11:51pm Apr 11, 11:51pm
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Is wax on, wax off an actual method of waxing a car..like in the karate kid?

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Re: What Do You Wax Your Celica With? [Re: Clyde] #439573 Apr 12, 4:24am Apr 12, 4:24am
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Originally Posted by Clyde
Is wax on, wax off an actual method of waxing a car..like in the karate kid?


yes that is a way. You put the wax on in one direction and then take it off in reverse so that it comes off easier

Re: What Do You Wax Your Celica With? [Re: 05XRunner] #439574 Apr 12, 8:33am Apr 12, 8:33am
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i got a spec blue celi with some minor scratches that i need to buff out, but i want to wax. so you are saying use the 3 step thingy? how i buff them out? should i make a new thread?

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Use scratch x
(depending on the scratches you won't be able to get them out by hand)

Re: What Do You Wax Your Celica With? [Re: Teknikal] #439576 Apr 12, 2:21pm Apr 12, 2:21pm
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Scratch X... oh yea, that's a real great product... rolleyes

It basically takes a layer of the paint off your car, as it seems to kind of rub it down a little to match the surface & smoothen it out.

I've used Scratch X (a tanish gel) on a black car, green car, and a silver car... each time on a white T-Shirt that I used to rub it in & rub it off... the rub-off on the T-shirt rag the same color as the car.

Coincidence? I think not! professional buffer is really the best way to go (otherwise, use that color-match wax, which helps a little & acts as a wax along with a color matcher & doesn't take off paint).

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Originally Posted by alex93393
i got a spec blue celi with some minor scratches that i need to buff out, but i want to wax. so you are saying use the 3 step thingy? how i buff them out? should i make a new thread?


Use the mothers 3step or something close...When you strip off first and then use the sealer glaze..The glaze will hide MOST of your minor scratches

Re: What Do You Wax Your Celica With? [Re: 05XRunner] #439578 Apr 12, 7:32pm Apr 12, 7:32pm
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You say don't use scratch x, then say use a professional buffer?

No one on a professional detailer forum seems to have problems using scratch-x

Re: What Do You Wax Your Celica With? [Re: Teknikal] #439579 Apr 12, 7:44pm Apr 12, 7:44pm
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Re: What Do You Wax Your Celica With? [Re: 05XRunner] #439580 Apr 14, 12:27am Apr 14, 12:27am
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Originally Posted by 05XRunner
I just used this new stuff today. Eagle one Nanowax...it is AWSOME
I use to only use mothers. But it made my paint look and feel 10x better then Mothers ever has. Good stuff try it out


i got a free sample of Eagle 1 Nanowax and i plan on waxing my car this weekend thumbsup

Re: What Do You Wax Your Celica With? [Re: GTSdrifter] #439581 Apr 14, 8:15am Apr 14, 8:15am
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Re: What Do You Wax Your Celica With? [Re: sekytwo] #439582 Apr 14, 8:21am Apr 14, 8:21am
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ok so i bought some gold series maguire thingy and then a little 2 dollar of maguires scratch away or whatever its called. imma try and use that little bottle on the small scratches. Im also gunna claybar my car, so waht are the steps for this? like, first wash, then clay, then wax, then scratch thingy? help me please.lol.

Re: What Do You Wax Your Celica With? [Re: alex93393] #439583 Apr 14, 8:25am Apr 14, 8:25am
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Originally Posted by alex93393
ok so i bought some gold series maguire thingy and then a little 2 dollar of maguires scratch away or whatever its called. imma try and use that little bottle on the small scratches. Im also gunna claybar my car, so waht are the steps for this? like, first wash, then clay, then wax, then scratch thingy? help me please.lol.


Wash it, Dry it, Clay bar it, Do the scratch junk, then Wax it

Re: What Do You Wax Your Celica With? [Re: 05XRunner] #439584 Apr 14, 9:19am Apr 14, 9:19am
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There's all this talk of a clay bar...

Not that I'm naive or anything, but what is the clay-bar, what does it do to help your car, where can I get one, how much does it usually run, and does it usually come as a package w/ the wax or what?

Re: What Do You Wax Your Celica With? [Re: 05XRunner] #439585 Apr 14, 9:22am Apr 14, 9:22am
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There are soooo many goodies for cars that I become a little kid at a candy store everytime I go to Pepboys and check out their wall of car cleaner products.

I downed a total of $100+ on diff. weird but cool looking bottles this past week.

Now if I can only take a day off to use all of them, lol.

I got the whole Turtle Wax setup and am now trying their spray wax thing, want to see if it makes a diff. before I purchase the NXT series products. I do like Turtle Wax's soap tho.


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Re: What Do You Wax Your Celica With? [Re: SabreWulf] #439586 Apr 14, 9:24am Apr 14, 9:24am
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Originally Posted by SabreWulf
There's all this talk of a clay bar...

Not that I'm naive or anything, but what is the clay-bar, what does it do to help your car, where can I get one, how much does it usually run, and does it usually come as a package w/ the wax or what?


You can get at any auto parts store..Its Mother clay bar.. Comes with bar and the instant detailer to use with it. The clay bar goes along the paint and pulls off all the rail dust, road grime, break dust that cannot be taken off by just washing and waxhing. After you clay bar your paint feels a lot smoother to. After that just wax your car...will look great

Re: What Do You Wax Your Celica With? [Re: 05XRunner] #439587 Apr 14, 12:10pm Apr 14, 12:10pm
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I just placed an order at exceldetail.com

SSR1 - Light Abrasive (16oz) $ 12.89

SSR2.5 - Medium Abrasive (16 oz) $ 12.89

Four Star Ultimate Paint Protection (Polymer) $ 19.89
Quantity: 1
Item total: $ 19.89

Propel Green Light Cut Pad. Aggressive level 2 (0-5) (Out of stock) $
7.49
Quantity: 2
Item total: $ 14.98

Propel Orange Aggressive Pad Aggressive level 4 (0-5)(Out of Stock) $
8.90
Quantity: 1
Item total: $ 8.90

Propel Yellow Med. Cut Pad. Aggressive level 3 (0-5) (Out of stock) $
7.49
Quantity: 1
Item total: $ 7.49

Excel Plate/Pad kit (Backing plates and pads on backorder) $ 29.99
Quantity: 1
Item total: $ 29.99

Subtotal: $ 107.03
Shipping and Handling: $ 16.99
Order Total: $ 124.02

And I still need to order some Klasse All in One Paint cleaner

Re: What Do You Wax Your Celica With? [Re: Teknikal] #439588 Apr 14, 12:27pm Apr 14, 12:27pm
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Originally Posted by Teknikal
I just placed an order at exceldetail.com

SSR1 - Light Abrasive (16oz) $ 12.89

SSR2.5 - Medium Abrasive (16 oz) $ 12.89

Four Star Ultimate Paint Protection (Polymer) $ 19.89
Quantity: 1
Item total: $ 19.89

Propel Green Light Cut Pad. Aggressive level 2 (0-5) (Out of stock) $
7.49
Quantity: 2
Item total: $ 14.98

Propel Orange Aggressive Pad Aggressive level 4 (0-5)(Out of Stock) $
8.90
Quantity: 1
Item total: $ 8.90

Propel Yellow Med. Cut Pad. Aggressive level 3 (0-5) (Out of stock) $
7.49
Quantity: 1
Item total: $ 7.49

Excel Plate/Pad kit (Backing plates and pads on backorder) $ 29.99
Quantity: 1
Item total: $ 29.99

Subtotal: $ 107.03
Shipping and Handling: $ 16.99
Order Total: $ 124.02

And I still need to order some Klasse All in One Paint cleaner


Thats stupid WTF do you need all that for.
Just Claybar and buff your car once a year and keep it washed and waxed on regular basis and you dont need TONS of garbage

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If you love your ride you'll clay bar it. the time you spend doing it does wonders.

I always do mine with a 2 step proccess once a year. I start with the more aggressive stuff then finish with the mild, then a good rub down with their ScratchX and buff the hell out of it because my car is black and it shows everything.

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Originally Posted by X_Factor
If you love your ride you'll clay bar it. the time you spend doing it does wonders.

I always do mine with a 2 step proccess once a year. I start with the more aggressive stuff then finish with the mild, then a good rub down with their ScratchX and buff the hell out of it because my car is black and it shows everything.

My old 2000 tacoma reg cab 4x4 had 90,000 miles on it and I just buffed it once a year and washed and wax rugular and it stayed mint lookin...Everyone always thought it was new. I use to wheel it and everything. I already claybared and buffed my X and it only has 3000 miles on it...LOL

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Just claybar and buff my car once a year, and wash and wax on a daily basis?

Educate yourself before attacking someone.

Everyone that just says wash and throw a layer of wax down is stupid. You have to prepare your car for the wax.

Wash + clay at the same time
Pull out the Porter Cable 7336 or Rotary if you choose along with your swirl remover of choice. (I went with SSR 2.5)
Follow that up with the SSR 1 to clean up the micromarring left by the SSR 2.5.
Next you have to clean the new swirl free finish, for this I use Klasse All-in-one.
Finally I top with the 4*UPP (Probably 2 to 3 layers)

Just washing, claying, waxing is not good enough. The wax probably lasts for 2/3 weeks since it has nothing to bond to.

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Originally Posted by Teknikal
Just claybar and buff my car once a year, and wash and wax on a daily basis?

Educate yourself before attacking someone.

Everyone that just says wash and throw a layer of wax down is stupid. You have to prepare your car for the wax.

Wash + clay at the same time
Pull out the Porter Cable 7336 or Rotary if you choose along with your swirl remover of choice. (I went with SSR 2.5)
Follow that up with the SSR 1 to clean up the micromarring left by the SSR 2.5.
Next you have to clean the new swirl free finish, for this I use Klasse All-in-one.
Finally I top with the 4*UPP (Probably 2 to 3 layers)

Just washing, claying, waxing is not good enough. The wax probably lasts for 2/3 weeks since it has nothing to bond to.


I dont think I need to educate myself on anything. I think i know enough to keep my cars nice.
After 5years and 90,000 miles winters of salt and all my old truck looked perfect. I know how to take care of my car without spending a stupid amount of money for cleaning products

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