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Painted bumpers: wax?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by harleyg, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. Feb 19, 2012 at 2:48 PM
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    harleyg

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    Should painted bumpers that match the truck paint be waxed? I am guessing they are painted and should be waxed (same as a shell)?
     
  2. Feb 20, 2012 at 5:36 AM
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    Absolutely. Just use the right kind of wax in case there are parts of your bumper that might get stained.

    I wax almost everything on my truck...paint, chrome, plastic, rubber trim, glass. Everything except the windshield & the bedliner.

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    http://www.polishandwax.com/shop/wax.html
     
  3. Feb 20, 2012 at 9:16 AM
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    Is that as universally applicable to different mediums as Turtle Wax Ice?

    I saw you commenting on Turtle Wax Ice in another thread, how would you compare that product to Turtle Wax Ice?

    Thanks
     
  4. Feb 20, 2012 at 3:00 PM
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    Yep. Have at it!
     
  5. Feb 20, 2012 at 3:43 PM
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    Gooch

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    Are you sure that was me? I don't think I've used Turtle Wax Ice.

    In addition to a bunch of paste waxes, I've tried:



    • Meguiar's Ultimate Quik Wax (good stuff)
    • SYSTEM ONE Spray Wax (good stuff, no longer made under that brand name; now is S51)
    • Duragloss Aquawax (good stuff)
    • Eagle One Spray Wax (pretty good stuff)
    • Mother's Reflections Spray Wax (didn't like it because it was hard to remove)
    • Meguiar's NXT Generation Tech Wax 2.0 (didn't like it because it stained my trim).
    Plus of course CSI Wax, which is what we sell. :)

    I can tell you that the Duragloss, Meguiar's UQW, CSI and S1 all can be applied to everything.
     

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