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PostSubject: the best wax   Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:19 pm

What is the best kind of wax for shining up the wagon real nice and getting it looking brand new.
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PostSubject: Re: the best wax   Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:29 pm

How many times a year do you want to wax it?
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PostSubject: Re: the best wax   Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:57 pm

I'd say 15-20
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PostSubject: Re: the best wax   Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:31 am

Dont know if you want to go down the rabbit hole that is paint detailing but waxes don't "shine" paint they protect it. A man on youtube by the username junkman2000 has very insightful videos for paint detailing that will have your car shining like a mirror. The process is time consuming and requires some specialized tools and products but i get something out of the whole process. There are a few resident pro-detailers on this forum who may or maynot chime in.

If you want a product that has fillers to mask and hide swirls marks in your paint probably any generic stuff at an auto parts store will do the trick.
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PostSubject: Re: the best wax   Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:48 am

Junkman 2000 is the best,I have been watching his videos for years.He really makes an effort to explain everything he,s doing and why.Have you ever seen his blue vette that almost glows in the dark because of the shine?Great way to learn about detailing.
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PostSubject: Re: the best wax   Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:24 am

I've always been a fan of Meguiars products. I use their NXT line on my cars.
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PostSubject: Re: the best wax   Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:05 am

Technology has moved forward. You should look into coatings like Optimum Polymer Technologies' "Opticoat 2.0."

It's a synthetic permanent paint coating. See here:
http://prodetailing.blogspot.com/2012/04/optimum-opticoat-review-after-2-years.html

I will say that there's a knack to applying it that I'm still trying to master. I will also continue applying wax in order to continously fill rock chips and other small scratches in my light-colored vehicles to prevent rust.
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PostSubject: Re: the best wax   Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:22 am

Ahhh that sounds incredible thank you for all the advise I'm definitely looking into every suggestion.
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PostSubject: Re: the best wax   Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:06 pm

You know, we have a vendor on this forum that supplies just such products.......

Give me a call and I can walk you through the correct process for your application.

Link in signature.
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PostSubject: Re: the best wax   Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:21 pm

sherlock9c1 wrote:
Technology has moved forward.  You should look into coatings like Optimum Polymer Technologies' "Opticoat 2.0."  

It's a synthetic permanent paint coating. See here:
http://prodetailing.blogspot.com/2012/04/optimum-opticoat-review-after-2-years.html

I will say that there's a knack to applying it that I'm still trying to master.   I will also continue applying wax in order to continously fill rock chips and other small scratches in my light-colored vehicles to prevent rust.

That product looks pretty good but youre still going to need to know how to correct paint damage for bringing back the shine. Does look like a wicked sealant.
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