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      08-01-2011, 12:02 PM   #1
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Best wax out there?

Is there a wax out there that just outdoes every other on the market?
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      08-01-2011, 12:33 PM   #2
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It depends what you mean by a "wax". Most over the counter waxes have a cleaning/polishing agent and a protective agent in one. Higher end products have them separated. The cleaning/polishing is not the same as the protective layer you apply.

If you are looking for an all-in-one product that is easy to use, I'd recommend the Werkstat Prime products. Engineered in Germany with acrylic polymers, they work good as a one-step product.

http://www.werkstat.com
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      08-01-2011, 01:18 PM   #3
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You are about to get a million opinions - and many of them will be great products. I like Meguiar's #21 because it is super easy to apply/remove and lasts incredibly long. Technically it is a polymer based and not a true "wax".

People may have different recommendations based on the color of the car also - so you may want to specify that.
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Is there a wax out there that just outdoes every other on the market?
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      08-01-2011, 01:42 PM   #5
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Personally I'd got with a layer of sealant for durability. Menzerna.
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      08-01-2011, 01:44 PM   #6
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i use the 5050, it's expensive but works great.
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      08-01-2011, 01:54 PM   #7
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Ask any good detailer, they SHOULD tell you good prep is more important than a good wax. That being said my favorite wax that I have is Swissvax Concorso, Dodo Juice Rainforest Rub comes in a close second (havent used my Supernatural Hybrid yet) and Autoglym HD is also good. Hint on the AG HD check you local Wal Marts this stuff was on clearance for $10 reg price is $50. I grabbed 3
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      08-01-2011, 03:45 PM   #8
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Look up Zymol Royal Glaze


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Old school wax: Collinite 845 if durability and protection is important AND you want to go old school style. Best there is for durability IMO.

New technology sealant: CQuartz or AQuartz if you want to go with a VERY durable nano sealant that will last up to two years with great protection.
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      08-02-2011, 08:15 AM   #12
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I tried a lot. IMO swissvax is the way to go.
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      08-02-2011, 11:40 AM   #13
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      08-02-2011, 02:33 PM   #15
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A nice review of one guy's findings of durability, but as we know, the other big reason people choose high-end waxes is they believe their is a benefit in the look. I'll source another great / classic Detailing World post that I believe shows how impossible it can be to tell a difference.

http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...ad.php?t=79801

Keep in mind this is the result from one type of paint system, in one color, in one type of environment, and only half a dozen products were used.


The number one thing I think should be taken away is that it's all about the prep, and I'm sure the majority of fellow pros and hard core enthusiasts will agree.
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      08-02-2011, 02:57 PM   #16
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A nice review of one guy's findings of durability, but as we know, the other big reason people choose high-end waxes is they believe their is a benefit in the look. I'll source another great / classic Detailing World post that I believe shows how impossible it can be to tell a difference.

http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...ad.php?t=79801

Keep in mind this is the result from one type of paint system, in one color, in one type of environment, and only half a dozen products were used.

The number one thing I think should be taken away is that it's all about the prep, and I'm sure the majority of fellow pros and hard core enthusiasts will agree.
Absolutely, prep is always #1. I'd go so far as to say that visually, prep is roughly 95% of looks, and wax is 5%. Just an estimation but I think most of us would agree. Wax's core purpose is to protect the paint, and many car aficionados don't know that; they think it's solely for visual clarity/depth.
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^1 completely agree with above two statements all in the prep. Most high end waxes are chosen for reputation IMO.
Heck I took my freshly detailed 335 to the Irvine Cars & Coffee meet 3 weeks ago to meet a friend who is in a Viper club. Mind you its BFWD with Collonite 845 over top 1 week old application fresh wash and QD the morning of. One of his buddies asked me what was on the paint and if it was Fuzion a boutique wax costing @175 a pot. When I told him a $30 bottle of sealant with a $15 bottle of wax he crapped himself he was not happy with the cost of his stuff.
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As already stated its all in the prep before hand.

I've tried almost everything from cheap $20 up to $400. I just had my car detailed and used 3D Nitro Seal on it and I'll proly never use anything else, its the wettest look I've ever seen
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      08-05-2011, 03:52 PM   #19
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I have a silverstone E90 and been using mcguires polish then their tech wax. Looks awesome
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Is there a wax out there that just outdoes every other on the market?
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