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Wax as good as LIQUID GLASS???

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by river rat 69, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. Aug 3, 2011 at 9:38 AM
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    river rat 69

    river rat 69 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    NO Chrome,3" NFab's steps,TRD skid,Wet okie's.011 grill, k&n,5100's,All this comes right off when the old lady says let's go get a NEW ONE!!!
    L.G. is getting hard to find is now at 22 bucks a pint. Anyone know of a wax as good as or better then liquid glass. Not happy with Ice, Meguiar's or liquid brilliance. Thanks for your time, Jim
     
  2. Aug 3, 2011 at 12:31 PM
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    river rat 69

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    NO Chrome,3" NFab's steps,TRD skid,Wet okie's.011 grill, k&n,5100's,All this comes right off when the old lady says let's go get a NEW ONE!!!
    Liquid Glass is killer buy I cant find it in parts store anymore, Guess it cost too much and is not selling anymore. I know its online but with shipping its like 26 bucks, time to find a new wax. Jim P.S. not a fan of Meguiar's white residue..
     
  3. Aug 3, 2011 at 3:16 PM
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    Might seem expensive, but it will last for years. I would bet you can get 60 or 70 uses out of 1 bottle. Good thing about it is you spray 2 or 3 pumps per panel rub in with the yellow pad and walk away. No buffing out and no stains on trim. You can do the glass, trim, plastic. Just use very little. And the shine lasts a long time. I can do my whole truck in 20 min.
     
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    Never tried liquid glass before but this summer I've tried Mothers FX Synwax and so far I like it alot. Easy to put on and take off, leaves a nice shine.
     
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    Been using Meguiars NXT on our cars for a few years now... IMO, its the best I've used, and I've been quite particular about my SRT8's appearance. Dare I say it looks as good as vehicles where the owners buy expensive, multi-stage "treatment" finishes and waxes. The SRT8 is a weekend/extra car, and I'm in SOCAL, but since using the NXT, I've waxed that car 3 or 4 times in 3 years and it shines and beads water without fail.

    On the Murano (wife's daily driver) it holds up well on that vehicle also... we've had the Murano about a year and I've only had to wax it twice.

    IMO: the way to get the most out of any finishing finish (wax) is, as soon as you get the car, wash it and dry it well. Claybar every painted surface of the car until it's totally free of grit/contaminants. Polish the vehicle. Then apply two coats of your given wax.

    Using this method, my cars only require an occassional waxing to look brilliant.

    Of course, my uncle who's been gone for 10+ years, would use ONLY a natural wax on his classic cars... sure, you had to wax more often, but... I'll tell you what, I've yet to duplicate the brilliance of his finishes (and his cars were painted stock and driven daily). It's all in the effort and attention to detail...

    Of course, mileage will vary if you're off roading.
     
  9. Aug 4, 2011 at 5:15 AM
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    NO Chrome,3" NFab's steps,TRD skid,Wet okie's.011 grill, k&n,5100's,All this comes right off when the old lady says let's go get a NEW ONE!!!
    Thanks all, some good post here. The nephew found liquid glass at toyota of Orlando they sell it now in the parts dept.for 19 bucks, told him to pick me up a can as he works out that way. I love this stuff been using it for 20 years so I guess for now Ill stick with what I like & know works good for me................Jim
     
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