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Best Wax

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Buster888, Dec 22, 2014.

  1. Dec 22, 2014 at 7:56 AM
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    Buster888

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    What is the best wax in your experience? New TRD owner and want the best for my TACO. [​IMG]Thanks to all.
     
  2. Dec 22, 2014 at 7:59 AM
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  3. Dec 22, 2014 at 8:00 AM
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    Better off with a sealant versus a wax. A sealant will last longer. I usually put a sealant down, then top it with Collinite 845, then I add a layer of Wolfgang Fuzion. The Collinite does great against bugs. Most of the time bugs wipe off when washing.
     
  4. Dec 22, 2014 at 12:26 PM
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    Dark Red

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  5. Dec 22, 2014 at 12:35 PM
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    $200 bucks a can. I love my new truck but that much. LOL
     
  6. Dec 22, 2014 at 12:39 PM
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    I'm a big fan of Four Star Ultimate Paint Protection which is a sealant. I apply it twice a year. After every wash I spray on Optimum Car Wax for added protection. Just spray it on & wipe it off. Also, if you find a product you like see if they have it in the gallon size. Much cheaper in bulk.

    Four Star Ultimate Paint Protection:
    Optimum Car Wax:
     
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  7. Dec 22, 2014 at 4:58 PM
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    Fuzion is expensive but I bought the small container for a lot less. Not to mention I have done 3 cars with and you can barely tell I have used.

    There are plenty of good products out there. Again a paint sealant is better than wax. I highly recommend the Collinite. Recently I started using Chemical Guys V07 as a detail spray and it also has a sealant in it for in between washes.
     
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  8. Dec 22, 2014 at 5:04 PM
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    I agree with ace, Collinite is some good stuff. I've used it on a few different colors and it shines great and nothing sticks to it.
     
  9. Jan 5, 2015 at 4:47 PM
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    You've got a color that will reflect the hard work you put into detailing it, lighter colors do not.

    Depending on what you're looking for, shine? protection? deep wet look?
    If your truck is in a garage - you can wax 2-3 times a year. If it's outside 6 times a year at a minimum because you need more protection than something in a garage.

    IMO
    Collinite will last the longest and provide the best protection.
    I've had good results with Klasse all in one as well.
    Zano Brothers provides the best shine.
    Pinnacle carnauba will provided the best wet look.

    Be sure you use a clay bar on your paint before waxing with anything to be sure it's as clean as it can be.

    May be more than you're looking for - hope this helps - let me know if you have questions.
     
  10. Jan 9, 2015 at 7:23 PM
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    collinite or pinnacle liquid souveran get my vote
     
  11. Jan 9, 2015 at 7:32 PM
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    +1 but, clay bar every time? I disagree. Twice a year is plenty.
     
  12. Jan 12, 2015 at 7:59 PM
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    I don't disagree Idaho - if the truck is garaged, a couple times a year is fine. If it's sitting outside, I'd clay bar it every time or I'll be waxing over tree sap and who knows what.

    At least clay bar the horizontal surfaces if I'm pressed for time.
     
  13. Jan 12, 2015 at 10:22 PM
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    I live in MA where we have road salt. I clay bar mine every spring prior to the first wash/wax session and that's served me just fine.

    I forget who mentioned Chemical Guys V07 here, but could you use that with clay bar?
     
  14. Jan 13, 2015 at 2:50 PM
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    ABA - I've not used Chemical Guys stuff - but any inexpensive lubricant would work fine for claying - Meguire's, Mother's, or Lucas Slick Mist would all be readily available at a local car parts store and about $6 a bottle.
     
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    You can also use whatever soap you're using as a lubricant, this will save you $ on those products. Wash it first, go over again by panel and lather it good and clay it in straight motions, not circular.
     
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    I last bought the Mother's clay kit..I liked the idea of chemical Guys because someone said it contained a sealant as well..
     
  18. Feb 6, 2015 at 9:46 AM
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    Thanks for the info. So I fully understand, first wash, then clay bar, then sealer and then a wax, correct? Oh, I keep it in my garage 24/7.
     
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    Don't waste your time with waxing over a sealant. Good chance the wax will just remove the sealant. Especially if you apply it right after sealing, like most people do.

    There is also no need to clay every time. Thats another waste of time. 2x per year is absolutely fine unless you live under a refinery.

    "Best shine", "Best Wet Look", etc, is nothing more than a matter of opinion. I guarantee I can put two vehicles that I just detailed right next to each other and nobody would be able to tell what product was used on which one.

    I will give the nod to Collinite being a very durable product though. Plenty of independent tests prove that (along with a handful of others). Collinite 845 and 476 is well priced though. Hard to find a better bang for your buck than those two (476 more durable btw).

    My personal opinion on a final product: Chemical Guys 50/50

    I detail a lot of vehicles every year, despite having sold the biz years ago, and I have found this process to be the best when it comes to time spent and outcome. Take it for what its worth.

    Wash
    Clay (and/or spray with iron-x....which is well worth it)
    Re-wash
    polish or paint cleaner
    wax OR seal

    That's all you really need to do. You can finish all steps in under 4 hours and the truck will look great.
     
  20. Feb 6, 2015 at 8:44 PM
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    I disagree. You can wax over a sealant as long as sealant has cured properly. Wax should not remove sealant since waxes typically do not have any cleansing power. I seal then layer with wax for that extra pop.
     

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