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What's the best car wax?

I'm wondering what's established as being the best, or one of the best, car waxes. Preferably something that protects well against the sun.

Are there any products I should use before or after I wax?

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im not sure if there is one wax that is better than all, but there is a lot of good stuff out there. as far as retail goes, try the meguiars gold class line. if you post in the detailing forum, people there might be able to give you tips on what to try out. ibtm
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the type of wax you want on your car is called calluja(sp) best wax out there Meguiars has it and another company Kit calls it Turtle wax
Spray on wax arent as good, dont be fooled..
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There isn't really a "best" wax. Generally, use what your comfortable with and like using.

Then theres the who carnuba wax VS. synethic wax (also called a polymer or sealant).

both have pros and cons.

check out autopia.org or bettercarcare.com or if you want an active detailing forum (read: better detail forum than 7thgen), check out http://www.acurazine.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=23

its an acura forum, but has a lot of good information concerning car detailing/wash/wax.
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If your going with a Meguiars wax, the NXT has proven to be their best protectant wax even in their own tests. I prefer a polymer wax in the summer and a carnuba in the winter. A carnuba wax goes on a little thicker, but a polymer wax has better UV protection and also shines better.
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get the best of both worlds.... use a sealant with a nuba topper.

I like Pinnacle Souveran when it comes to depth on black and red cars.

I also like S100 for a more reflective look.

But get best of both worlds.. Clean the paint with Klasse AIO, then put a few layers of Klasse SG then top with either Pinnacle Souveran or s100.

Other good waxes i heard bout.

Natty's
Menzerna FMJ
NXT
Meguiars #26
Wolfgang products
Moose wax i think

Thats all i can think of at the moment... .beer in the system and thinking doesnt work.

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I was thinking of getting some of meguires tech wax, and using my gold class first, then a coat of tech wax. I hear tech wax is thinner, and does not dry all of the way???
\Is this true???
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the key to applying wax is in thin coats as it offers the same protection as thick without wasting product and making removal harder.
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I was thinking of getting some of meguires tech wax, and using my gold class first, then a coat of tech wax. I hear tech wax is thinner, and does not dry all of the way???
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The NXT Tech wax does apply thinner than the gold class because its a polymer wax instead of a carnuba like the gold class is. It will dry all the way. 2 thin coat of NXT will look better as well, one coat will make it look streaky.
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what will and what will not dry all the way, i was assuming nxt will not. what about using thicker wax first and then using shinier, smoother nxt wax. I have a black so two coats really makes it shine. I am trying this on friday, will post results.
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i use 2 coats of NXT spaced a few hours apart. Let it dry for 15-20 minutes or until you can swipe your finger across the paint and the residue comes off easily. You certainly can put NXT over another wax, but 2 thin coats of NXT has been shown to protect better than any other meguiars wax. I also think that it shines better too.
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^I am just goiing to experiment, cause i think with a thicker coat of gold class and athin coat of nxt will shine, i dunno, itl be fun.
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#26 yellow wax topped by a coat of NXT is a good combination. something to try.
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At the shop I own we recommend Hi-Tech Yellow Wax by Meguires. It goes on and off real easy and smells real good from the carnuaba base.
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I was thinking of getting some of meguires tech wax, and using my gold class first, then a coat of tech wax. I hear tech wax is thinner, and does not dry all of the way???
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Only true if you try to take it off before it's dry. I put a coat of NXT on my civic last weekend and a second coat on this past weekend. Took both coats off after about 30 mins on the car and it was completely dry. Didn't have any problem with it. But you do need to let it cure, before putting on a top coat of anything, including more NXT.

The key to NXT or any wax for that matter, is to put on thin coats. No need to smear wax on like mayo as if you were making a sandwich, only makes it harder to take it off, and you have to deal with all the EXTRA dried wax residue.

One coat of NXT looks pretty good, two coats looks very good. Will have to borrow a cam to post a pic, the car ain't anything special, but it looks nice.
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Just finished washing waxing my car an hour ago. I put a coat of gold class, and then a coat of tech. I realized while putting it on that the tech wax was going to dry, but it is easier to take off then gold. Last time i waited a day, but this time only like 30 min, what happens when it doesnt cure all the way?
To tell you the truth it looks feels the same as when i put two coats of gold class. I think i am going to try the yellow stuff, after i use most of the tech.

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if you just put one coat of tech over the gold class then curing time isnt a concern. the only reason it would be is if you are using 2 coats of nxt. the polymers need time to set up, but gold glass is a carnuba wax so it isnt the same idea. the #26 yellow wax is also great, looks really good on red and green vehicles. remember to polish before you wax though.
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whats it mean when im taking the wax off and its sorta streaky, like i have a nhbp car and when i go to buff it off with a microfiber towel it comes out with some purple in it. what did i do wrong? did it not cure long enough, is the towel wet? what? this happens only with nu finish polish. i use meguirs gold class wax and not one problem.
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Its because the nu finish is a polymer based wax and gold class is carnuba. With nufinish you will need to let it set up for about 15-20 minutes, then wait up to 24 (the closer to 24 the better) and apply another thin coat. With a polymer wax, thin coats are the key. That should fix the streaky problem.
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a brand of professional detailing products, known best for their wheel cleaner and carnauba wax.
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i'm afraid of real wax so i cheese ball out with wax as you dry products
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afraid, wtf??
Wax as you dry, yeah right!
Get some tech wax and put it on in thin coats comes off real easy.
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What the hell is there to be afraid of? Unless your using a electric buffer, there isn't a single thing to worry about, unless you like to put things in your mouth, i think you'll be fine. That wax as you dry is a joke i think.
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Just dont apply the wax with a piece of sandpaper and I'll think you'll be fine waxing with real wax. No need to be scared.

Try S100 wax... easy wax that has a good price.

Can be found at any harley davidson store for like 16bux, and it will last you awhile.

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I have the hook up where i work i wax boats and detail corvettes, i use a cream wax made by safty-clean this is an industrial wax only and you dont let it dry, i do small sections at a time and the affect is unbelivable, do some research and find it, i cant find anything better, its a little pricey but it is well worth it.
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