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Best Wax to use on a new car?

 
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05/10/2007 10:56 AM
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Best Wax to use on a new car?
I just bought a new car, and want to keep the paint looking as good as possible for the life of the car. I'm not necessarily looking for the best shine, but more importantly for me, the best protection from the elements (acid rain, salt, bird crap, etc.)

Is there something out there that offers superior protection for a length of time?

I'm willing to wax a couple times of year, but not monthly.
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05/10/2007 10:58 AM
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Re: Best Wax to use on a new car?
The best approach is to not wax it at all.Buy a paint sprayer,and for less money than you would spend on wax, repaint it annually.
When you strip it down for repainting, the very beginnings of rust will be visible, and you can fix it before it becomes a problem.
It does entail a certain amount of work, but so does waxing.
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05/10/2007 11:03 AM
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Re: Best Wax to use on a new car?
Use a protectant, not wax. I have been using this product on my 2002 since I purchased it and it still has a better than showroon finish.

www.zainobros.com
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05/10/2007 11:07 AM
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Re: Best Wax to use on a new car?
(Nu Finish) is what we use I own a body shop, never use a wax it will clog the porse of the paint, always use a glaze. you can get this in your local grocery stores.
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05/10/2007 11:09 AM
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Re: Best Wax to use on a new car?
you don't wax a new car

"Most paint manufactures that supply paint to the refinish industry recommend that you allow anywhere from 30 to 90 days curing time after the paint is applied before you apply the first application of wax."
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Re: Best Wax to use on a new car?
(Nu Finish) is what we use I own a body shop, never use a wax it will clog the porse of the paint, always use a glaze. you can get this in your local grocery stores.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 234639

So, what happens if the pores get clogged? Does the paint get acne? Sincerely, I cannot imagine why a body shop owner would not simply follow my previous advice, and repaint regularly.
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05/10/2007 11:11 AM
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Re: Best Wax to use on a new car?
Also if you are really serious about keeping your car's finish nice, do not clean your car with anything other than 100% american cotton towels. NOT foreign cotton since they may contain small percentages of man-made fibers that could scratch your finish. I recommend white cotton towels, not diapers for the same reason as foreign cotton and not the wash rags sold in Walmart.

Secondly get yourself a car cover. A good car cover, especially if you have cats personally or have them in your neighborhood. Again not a cheap car cover. Check out california car covers for a good selection for all models of all types of material depending on the protection you need.
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Re: Best Wax to use on a new car?
I'm going to try WD-40 on my
car's paint finish. I have a
12 year old car that still
looks great but read this will
restore the finish.
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05/10/2007 11:14 AM
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Re: Best Wax to use on a new car?
"repaint regularly"

Repainting if going way overboard, especially if you want it done properly. No home paintjob is going to match the factory finish and besides a properly protected finished should never require repainting anyway.
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05/10/2007 11:16 AM
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Re: Best Wax to use on a new car?
I'm going to try WD-40 on my
car's paint finish. I have a
12 year old car that still
looks great but read this will
restore the finish.
 Quoting: impetigo 2671


Dont do that. All WD-40 is going to do is apply a fine coat of mineral oil on your paint. Sure for a brief time its going to shine, but then since it has a thin layer of oil on it, dust and dirt is going to be attracted to and stick to it like a magnet!

No amount of miracle products is going to overcome 12 years of abuse to a paintjob.
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Re: Best Wax to use on a new car?
(Nu Finish) is what we use I own a body shop, never use a wax it will clog the porse of the paint, always use a glaze. you can get this in your local grocery stores.

So, what happens if the pores get clogged? Does the paint get acne? Sincerely, I cannot imagine why a body shop owner would not simply follow my previous advice, and repaint regularly.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 136331


For reasons have you check the price lately of just paint material? If you take care of your paint it will last. when your paint pores are clogged it will dull. also don't apply glaze in hot sun make sure your paint is cooled.
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05/10/2007 11:20 AM
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Re: Best Wax to use on a new car?
I have used Zaino Bros before on my previous cars, and liked it, but it is a little on the expensive side. The car will be in the garage, so I don't think I need a cover.

I'm currently using NuFinish on my 2001 Civic, but I wasn't sure how well NuFinish protects.

I really don't want to repaint my car annually.

I believe my car rolled off the line much more than 90 days ago. It's been at their lot for at least 60 days that I've been looking. Plus I've read that you can put wax on new cars now as most of the curing times for paint have come down to hours as they are baked on at extremely high temps.

Which Zaino product would be good for a new car. The new all in one looks nice, but Would be afraid the cleaners in it would scratch the new clearcoat.
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05/10/2007 11:30 AM
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Re: Best Wax to use on a new car?
Zainobros has come out with a lot of new products recently that I havent tried. I use:

ZFX Flash Cure Accelerator Additive
Z-2 PRO Show Car Polish for Clear Coated Car Finishes
Z-6 Ultra Clean Gloss Enhancer Spray
Z-7 Show Car Wash

Just wash your car initially with Dawn. That's right Dawn. This will effectively strip away any wax/protectant on your finish but will not harm a thing. Dry completely and then apply 1 coat of Z-2 using the ZFX additive to dry it real fast. Using the ZFX allows multiple coats to be used quickly as well instead of waiting 24 hours between them. For max shine use 3 coats of Z2. Any a very little goes a LONG way. Using the product properly keeps cost down and you only need to reapply every 3 to 6 months depending on how much outside time it sees. Being garaged you can easily wait 6 months or more between coats.

Use the Z6 spray to give it a quick shine from time to time and only use the Z7 wash to prevent stronger detergents from removing your finish.

I have done this since 2002 on my car (covered due to cats and garaged when not being used), reapply 1 coat of Z2 every 6 months or so but use the Z6 spray often to shine it back up/wipe off dust. My car still looks better than showroom.
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05/10/2007 11:56 AM
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Re: Best Wax to use on a new car?
I didn't think the new paints they use on cars now require any kind of wax or finish.
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05/10/2007 11:59 AM
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Re: Best Wax to use on a new car?
Turtle wax twice a year, My rides always look new.
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05/10/2007 12:00 PM
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Re: Best Wax to use on a new car?
Nunoma Beeswax!!


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05/10/2007 12:10 PM
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Re: Best Wax to use on a new car?
I didn't think the new paints they use on cars now require any kind of wax or finish.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 176812


I think you're right. Of course, the wax manufacturers won't agree.
Try this and be blown away!
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05/10/2007 12:12 PM
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Re: Best Wax to use on a new car?
Wow looks like im the only one here that truly knows the best of all,
I use this in my work

you lucky man !

It is a product developed by Nasa
the leading edge of wings and nose cone of super sonic jets get very hot, and create drag

this product was developed to reduce the heat, it did! and even more they found the jet went faster and the fuel lasted longer with this product applied to the jets surface
it has many other qualities if you live in a climate where there is frost or ice, this product wont let the water freeze
on the paint job, and it stays on the paint for three years
nothing sticks to it and so falls away with just water hosed over it
in a row of cars one very cold morning my car was the only one
free of frost the others were white with crystals
close inspection reveals perfect spheres of water droplets standing tip toes on the cars paint but no frost

Another good trait is you can either buff or just wipe this on
if you get a piece of mild steel and apply this to half of the mild steel and leave it outside to the elements, come back 3 yrs later the rust will take out the steel where nothing was applied, but the rest will remain rust free and shiny
The product is called
(((((((( Fire Glaze )))))))))


Do a Google, i might add the luster is un surpassed it makes paint look so sharp .
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05/10/2007 12:17 PM
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Re: Best Wax to use on a new car?
"repaint regularly"

Repainting if going way overboard, especially if you want it done properly. No home paintjob is going to match the factory finish and besides a properly protected finished should never require repainting anyway.
 Quoting: Skeptical Texan

Not if you live in the north, and enjoy owning an 85 Toyota diesel pick up, with absolutely no rust.Try that with wax, lotsa luck!
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05/10/2007 12:19 PM
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Re: Best Wax to use on a new car?
btw, the first time I did this was on a 73 AMC Javelin, bought new.The thing had been dented in the factory, and repaired with...BONDO!
If I hadn't stripped it down to see, I would never have known why, in a couple of years, it would have rusted all to hell.
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05/10/2007 12:20 PM
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Re: Best Wax to use on a new car?
Don't wax a new car finish. It has a plastic sealer over the paint and if you buff it, you peel it off.
it is brilliant
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05/10/2007 12:39 PM
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Re: Best Wax to use on a new car?
[link to www.fireglaze.com.au] Ultimate Protection for:

* Cars
* Airplanes
* Boats
* Motorcycles
* Caravans
* Fibreglass
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05/10/2007 12:44 PM
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Re: Best Wax to use on a new car?
Try Liquid Glass, and follow the instructions.
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05/10/2007 01:32 PM
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Re: Best Wax to use on a new car?
Klasse products have one of the best reputations around. A Germany-based product, their All-In-One and Sealant Glaze are among the very best paint protection products available. But they ain't cheap. Look around the web, you'll find various distributors who sell it. Look for a kit that includes their detail clay.
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05/10/2007 02:29 PM
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Re: Best Wax to use on a new car?
Has anyone looked at the Matrix Micro-coatings car kit?

It's supposed to be a lifetime paint sealant.
Life is like a jar of Jalapeno peppers.
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05/10/2007 02:49 PM
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Re: Best Wax to use on a new car?
Do not use wax on new cars...wax was designed for use before clear coat finishes became standard.

The best product period is Zaino...makes your car look showroom new.

[link to www.zainostore.com]
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05/10/2007 04:43 PM
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Re: Best Wax to use on a new car?
Use Vaseline.I use it to wax my carrot and it shines up real good!!!!
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05/10/2007 05:19 PM
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Re: Best Wax to use on a new car?
Do not use wax on new cars...wax was designed for use before clear coat finishes became standard.

The best product period is Zaino...makes your car look showroom new.

[link to www.zainostore.com]
 Quoting: Praise Jesus 105549


Agreed.

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