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Car Wax

Whats a good and easy to use car wax. Preferably on a black car?

Have some cheap turtle wax in the garage, but not sure if that will make things worse?

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Zymol. It's a bit expensive but then again, nothing should be too expensive for your baby. Follow the directions. Apply it in a back and forth motion along the length of the car. Don't use a circular motion. that causes swirl marks. Use a terrycloth towel to remove after applying then when you finish the car, use a micro-fibre cloth to buff it to perfection. Takes some time but well worth it.

Do not use a carnuba wax. it has abrasives in it for older finishes. Zymol is a liquid.

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+1 to Zymol, i used that on my black integra before i sold it, and it had the swirl issue like you wouldnt believe. and the car looked brand new when i sold it, the guy was very happy and impressed with the outcome.

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You want expensive? Pinnacle Souveran - it's about $70 bucks a bottle. Right now I'm using the $12 Zymol and NXT wax, but I'm debating on the Pinnacle or a high end $45 Zymol wax.

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Klasse and liquid glass! I've tried them all and these impress me more than the others.

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Get some collinite wax and put a sealer/glaze type wax down first. You cab get Collinite from B&B Performance in Brandford.

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Whats wax? Why would you put wax on your car? I just put use a sponge and soak my car Dawn soap and water.


Meguires NXT is what I use now. After Ian paints my car, Im going to be using a Mothers Clay bar/NXT combo.
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I bought that NXT stuff and it sucks. It's hard to get off even with a microfiber. I use Mothers liquid waxes and I have had great success. I like the sound of this Zymol tho...think I may try it.
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i used that new dupont teflon wax...worked ok for me came out pretty good

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I've used Zymol, NXT, Gold Class, and a bunch of others, and by far my favorite so far is the New Turtle Wax "Ice". You can wax an entire car in 1/2 the time it takes with a regular wax, it leaves a nice shine, and dosen't leave any white residue or swirl marks since it is a clear liquid. It's a little expensive, about the same as Zymol if I remember right, but I won't use any other wax again.

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Quote:
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I bought that NXT stuff and it sucks. It's hard to get off even with a microfiber. I use Mothers liquid waxes and I have had great success. I like the sound of this Zymol tho...think I may try it.
What do you do? Wax in the blazing sun? NXT stuff is the easiest wax I have used thus far. They designed it that way.

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I have always used Meguires Carnuba paste wax, but I don't know how it works on black. Never owned a black car.
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I bought that NXT stuff and it sucks. It's hard to get off even with a microfiber. I use Mothers liquid waxes and I have had great success. I like the sound of this Zymol tho...think I may try it.

Just like Vew said, did you wax your car out in the sun? What methods did you use do apply it, and remove it. Ive tried a lot of different waxes, NXT is the easiest to apply, easiest to take off, and it leaves a deep shine. It even smells better than the other waxes.
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It's not really what you use, it's how you use it. If you do it right, it won't really matter if you use the cheap stuff or the top of the line.

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Thats another thing I like about the Turtle Wax Ice, you can wax it in direct sunlight or if the car is hot. With a black car it'd be great, as you won't ever see any white residue with it. Trust me on this one, buy some and you won't regret it.

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