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      03-24-2012, 12:14 PM   #1
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Mothers Brazilian Caranuba Gold Wax

I decided to wax my car with a cheap $14 bottle of Mothers 05750 California Gold Pure Brazilian Carnauba Wax Liquid from amazon.com

The wax is very easy to get on and off. It will probably rain tomorrow so i will get to see how well it beads water.

It looks really nice from my perspective.

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looks great, and for 14 bucks you can't beat it!
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      03-24-2012, 01:10 PM   #3
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I've used crazy expensive wax, and cheaper wax like Mothers....I cannot tell the difference. I always use Mothers Cleaner wax, good stuff!
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I've used crazy expensive wax, and cheaper wax like Mothers....I cannot tell the difference. I always use Mothers Cleaner wax, good stuff!
Some waxes under $20 are VERY good, some aren't.

-Poorboys Nattys Blue
-Collinite 845/476
-Optimum Car wax
-Autoglym HD
-Megs #26

Here is a link to a very good test done for waxes under $20...

http://www.autopia.org/forum/car-detailing-product-discussion/134174-8-way-under-$20-wax-test-845-476s-s100-ag-hd-cg-xxx-petes-53-megs-26-buttery.html
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I don't think anything will beat 845...I haven't had it personally but there are plenty of reviews to prove it. That's not to say I wouldn't try more expensive waxes
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Some waxes under $20 are VERY good, some aren't.

-Poorboys Nattys Blue
-Collinite 845/476
-Optimum Car wax
-Autoglym HD
-Megs #26

Here is a link to a very good test done for waxes under $20...

http://www.autopia.org/forum/car-detailing-product-discussion/134174-8-way-under-$20-wax-test-845-476s-s100-ag-hd-cg-xxx-petes-53-megs-26-buttery.html
Thats a good list. I will try some of those when i run out of mothers.
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      03-31-2012, 01:06 PM   #8
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Wax

When u guys wax your cars, do u guys normally clay it first then wax? I'm curious. My car has 16k miles and I'm beginning to get the itch to wax it today... 😜
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      03-31-2012, 01:08 PM   #9
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Yes

Wash
Clay
Wash again
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      03-31-2012, 01:27 PM   #10
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Yes

Wash
Clay
Wash again
Thank you. There goes 3.5 hrs lmao.
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      03-31-2012, 01:35 PM   #11
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Hey what better way to spend time outside cleaning up the car!
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I prefer P21S Concurs..easy to apply, easy to remove and nice gloss that last a decent amount of time

I like Mothers wax/cleaner for quick touch ups
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I apologize but I'm going to have to disagree with everyone here. Mother's Wax on a $70k car? That's ridiculous. You should be applying something like Swissvax or Supernatural.

Read up on the contents of Mother's Waxes compared to the expensive stuff. There's a reason why it's cheap and found at Wal-Mart.
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I apologize but I'm going to have to disagree with everyone here. Mother's Wax on a $70k car? That's ridiculous. You should be applying something like Swissvax or Supernatural.

Read up on the contents of Mother's Waxes compared to the expensive stuff. There's a reason why it's cheap and found at Wal-Mart.
lol, like it's a ferrari or something...

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I apologize but I'm going to have to disagree with everyone here. Mother's Wax on a $70k car? That's ridiculous. You should be applying something like Swissvax or Supernatural.

Read up on the contents of Mother's Waxes compared to the expensive stuff. There's a reason why it's cheap and found at Wal-Mart.
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lol, like it's a ferrari or something...


Right... because there's such a big difference in cheaper waxes and expensive waxes....

The most important thing is to find something you like, and use it often. Cheaper wax used every month or two>expensive wax used every 3 months.


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Right... because there's such a big difference in cheaper waxes and expensive waxes....

The most important thing is to find something you like, and use it often. Cheaper wax used every month or two>expensive wax used every 3 months.
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Use what you ENJOY using. Sadly, I am sucker for good smelling waxes
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Use what you ENJOY using. Sadly, I am sucker for good smelling waxes
Bingo. I see no issue in using higher grade professional style waxes, but it's important to note the importance of using SOMETHING over nothing, and the minimal difference in waxes.

...that being said I like my high priced waxes
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Right... because there's such a big difference in cheaper waxes and expensive waxes....

The most important thing is to find something you like, and use it often. Cheaper wax used every month or two>expensive wax used every 3 months.


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Use what you ENJOY using. Sadly, I am sucker for good smelling waxes
I love good smells. Mothers has no smell. I will try one of your waxes one my Mothers is done.
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There's a big difference between most off the shelf waxes which are "cleaner waxes" and pure waxes. Cleaner waxes have some polish in it and are designed as a "one step" product. It's not designed for frequent use. Pure waxes have no cleaning properties and you can layer it to add protection and depth.
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Any liquid wax (like Mothers) is not going to last or shine as well as a paste type pure wax.

As others said nothing wrong with using Mothers..imo its a wasted effort... when there are so many other better products out there
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There's a big difference between most off the shelf waxes which are "cleaner waxes" and pure waxes. Cleaner waxes have some polish in it and are designed as a "one step" product. It's not designed for frequent use. Pure waxes have no cleaning properties and you can layer it to add protection and depth.
There is not a "big" difference, but there is a difference. Not all over the counter waxes are meant to be cleaner waxes which can either be loaded with chemical cleaners, abrasives, or both. Many over the counter waxes do contain traces of these to help their "performance" (they're formulated to what 99% of car owners need) in giving you a better look from your paint.

Professional/enthusiast grade waxes generally do not contain such things, as they're made to only protect and add gloss (these are made for the >1% of car owners). If you're the type of person that clays and carefully washes your car (and potentially polishes your paint), you can benefit from these higher grade products as they'll typically last longer.

In the end, you're always better off using products in a way that you apply an additional layer of protection prior to the last layer wearing off. In this way, using Mother's Gold 'nuba wax every month is better than using any professional grade wax every three months. While over the counter waxes don't tend to layer as well (slight abrasives can remove previous layers during application), pro-grade waxes don't truly layer either (the fresh application of solvents can weaken the wax underneath). Layering wax is about having uniform protection, not more protection.
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