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Meguiar's FTW.... They make some of the best (affordable) stuff out there. Of course you can spend lots on the premium stuff... but I've been using Meguiar's for years on both my cars and my bike, and they always look great. Especially my WRX, but it's silver so I guess it's easy to get a nice sheen to it. Glad I didn't get black... makes swirl marks so easy to see
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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.

I did not wax my car in the sun. My Dad used the same stuff on his rex and had the same problems. If anyone wants my almost new bottle...they can have it.....I hated it.
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Meguiar's FTW.... They make some of the best (affordable) stuff out there. Of course you can spend lots on the premium stuff... but I've been using Meguiar's for years on both my cars and my bike, and they always look great. Especially my WRX, but it's silver so I guess it's easy to get a nice sheen to it. Glad I didn't get black... makes swirl marks so easy to see
I use WD40 on my bike

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The NXT liquid wax is nice and quick but I'd have to say it doesn't last very long. The Turtle Ice lasts longer and a bit quicker as well. I am trying out the Mother's Carnuba wax and its lasting a lot longer than the NXT. Might have to do with the fact that I used the NXT as first layer then the Mother's.

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Maguire's HighTech Yellow Wax & Glase, no swirls on my old man's black accord, nor in my previous silver Integra, red 350Z and my current blue rex. Just apply in the shade using "towel wrapped" sponge applicators and uff out with a microfiber towel. It will not leave white dust behind, if you do one small section at a time. Oh and you should use Maguires mist between wax jobs.
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NXT is always a safe bet, I use the paste in a tin though, it has to be re-waxed often though, but it has a great sheen it adds to the paint, escpecially black.
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Maguire's HighTech Yellow Wax & Glase, no swirls on my old man's black accord, nor in my previous silver Integra, red 350Z and my current blue rex. Just apply in the shade using "towel wrapped" sponge applicators and uff out with a microfiber towel. It will not leave white dust behind, if you do one small section at a time. Oh and you should use Maguires mist between wax jobs.
Swirls is mostly a technique problem. Circular motions is a thing of the past. You're supposed to do front to back motions. Even if they made the wax as safe chemically it could possibably be, fine scratches will eventually show up with enough applications. It's inevidable. That's why a good polish about once a year keeps the car looking like new.

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It shouldn't really matter what Wax you use as long as its not old get any of the above named apply it in the shade make sure your car is cool and practice your technique. Generally peoples favorite is like the 2nd or 3rd they've tried simply because they have the experience and it finally came out looking good.
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i like your explanation!
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I've started using AUTO GLYM Super Resin Polish, and it's the best polish I've ever used, on any car to date.
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How often should you wax your car? I've heard once a year but I would think to do it more often. Is there such a thing as waxing too much?
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Tecnically, you can't wax too much since wax is supposed to be unabrasive. However, you can over polish which are two entirely different things. The general rule is atleast once a season (4 times a year). If you REALLY want to get hardcore into it, check out autopia.org. It's a forum dedicated to soley car care. They have great information there.

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My Mom told me if I wax it too much I'll go blind.

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My Mom told me if I wax it too much I'll go blind.

My turbo's fixed and a lot better =)
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