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      05-07-2015, 12:15 PM   #1
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I've done my share of searching and researching chemical guys, ammonyc, Zaino, swissvax, Modesta, Opticoat and Cquartz. I just bought a 2009 JB E92 M3 from Carmax and it's covered with swirl marks. I live in Dallas, TX and the summers are brutal. I plan on using ammonyc hydrate to dry the car, any clay bar, cg polish but need protectant for Texas sun... My car is Jerez Black so I want best depth and pop. Is wax going to burn away in 100f+ sun? It is not my daily driver so I don't want Opticoat, I hear it doesn't give best depth and shine but 30 mins sitting outside during Texas sun might burn off wax. I don't know what to do
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I've done my share of searching and researching chemical guys, ammonyc, Zaino, swissvax, Modesta, Opticoat and Cquartz. I just bought a 2009 JB E92 M3 from Carmax and it's covered with swirl marks. I live in Dallas, TX and the summers are brutal. I plan on using ammonyc hydrate to dry the car, any clay bar, cg polish but need protectant for Texas sun... My car is Jerez Black so I want best depth and pop. Is wax going to burn away in 100f+ sun? It is not my daily driver so I don't want Opticoat, I hear it doesn't give best depth and shine but 30 mins sitting outside during Texas sun might burn off wax. I don't know what to do
Sitting outside will always degrade any type of lsp you have on your car. In your situation I think the wax will be fine with proper maintenance. If I were you I would look into a coating, but if the price not within your budget that is totally understandable. Get a sealant with my recommendation being Sonax Polymer Netshield. If you are a wax guy and want to stick with that I would highly recommend the Collinite trio. Amazing durability, looks, and price. Sounds like you might want to go with Collinite 476 based on your needs.
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You do know that Carnuba wax is a natural protectant of trees from the heat?
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Sitting outside will always degrade any type of lsp you have on your car. In your situation I think the wax will be fine with proper maintenance. If I were you I would look into a coating, but if the price not within your budget that is totally understandable. Get a sealant with my recommendation being Sonax Polymer Netshield. If you are a wax guy and want to stick with that I would highly recommend the Collinite trio. Amazing durability, looks, and price. Sounds like you might want to go with Collinite 476 based on your needs.
476 is a little of a pain. I would stick with a sealant and then top with the IW 845 but anything will work well. I use the 845 on my daily in the FL heat and it works great (used over Rejex).
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