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Discussion in 'Detailing' started by IceCreamJones, Jul 21, 2021 at 8:08 PM.

  1. Jul 21, 2021 at 8:08 PM
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    IceCreamJones

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    Can anyone tell me what order I need to apply these? Or if I need to return it all and just start over lol… army green if that matters at all. No off-roading, just wanting to look good for longer than 48 hours between washes.
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    The ice seal and shine is basically a paint sealer so it would go on first and will usually last for months. The other 2 are both waxes in different forms. One or the other would be used after the sealant if you want extra protection and shine.
     
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    I’ve read on another post here that the ultimate liquid max is also a type of sealant more than an actual wax. Would I be better off using the ice sealer followed by the carnauba?
     
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    That's completely personal preference. The liquid is a synthetic wax and the other has Carnauba wax. These days the new syndicates last longer but some people really prefer Carnauba waxes.
    Personally I use a good sealant twice a year and detailing spray in between.
     
  5. Jul 21, 2021 at 8:40 PM
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    Return the Megs products and just use the Ice spray, I would say both are inferior to it. Don't layer these particular products and there isn't too much benefit to layer in general unless it's some kind of specific system meant to work with each other. The terms sealant and wax are unfortunately used more in marketing than defining what the product is.
     
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    I like the Meguairs products. Liquid is easier for me, but I think paste comes out looking better. May just be me.

    I used turtle wax Hybrid and was happy with it after tons of research. Everyone will have their favorites. I put the Hybrid on my Tacoma and me ES 350. Both just after I got them. Prep is very important before applying any product.
     
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    None of those products will “layer”, really. I suppose you could put the megs liquid wax on first (it’s a very good synthetic paint sealant). And put the carnauba on top. The carnauba plus is gonna give you the most “beauty” of those three products but it will have the shortest life.

    The seal and shine is a pretty long lasting product. Probably won’t be as “pretty” as the carnauba plus.

    In short, those are 3 stand alone products. I’d say the Megs Liquid Wax is gonna last the longest, followed by the seal and shine (but could easily be the opposite). The carnauba is gonna have the shortest life span but look the best.

    If you do choose to use two products, use the carnauba as your top coat, as it’ll have the shortest life (a “sacrificial layer”).

    If it were me… I’d apply the megs liquid wax initially. Then use the seal and shine between washes. And I’d return the carnauba plus.

    That said, the carnauba plus is a great beauty wax if you really want to make your paint pop, especially darker colors.

    Lots of options and they’re all just fine.
     
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    OP if you use the liquid wax, let me know how you like it. I have a bottle in the garage I've still yet to use :confused:

    As far as application ease
    haze time
    wipe off ease
    and finish
    and (maybe longevity) I might end up trying mine before that part though
     
  9. Jul 22, 2021 at 8:41 AM
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    The Megs liquid wax dries a bit “oily”. It doesn’t seem to dry like a traditional wax. That said, it wipes off super easy. Just follow the directions and you’ll be fine. I think it says wait five minutes or something. It also doesn’t stain trim, so that’s a plus.

    It leaves a nice slick finish and lasts a few months. Overall a nice, easy to use product. A little dab will do ya. Don’t use too much product. It doesn’t take much at all. Apply as if you’re greasing a cooking surface (sorta like wetting a paper towel with a little oil and wiping a pan). It doesn’t need to be saturated. It just needs to have a super thin coating. It’ll dry quick and wipe off easy.
     
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    Carnauba Plus is still one of my favorite “over the counter” traditional waxes. It really pops on darker colors.
     
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    sweet, thanks buddy.

    I'll try it out this or next weekend.

    Thank you for the tip of the amount, I always have a tendency to put more of everything, so I'll keep that in mind, and tell myself that over and over.
     
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    I haven’t cooked a meal in years that my wife didn’t mention I used too much garlic again.
     
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    :rofl:

    Not possible, like you can never have too much bacon

    :dancingbacon:
     
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    DUDE GOT SLAPPED IN THE FACE!!! :rofl:
     
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