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best wax for non clear coat vehicles?

this has nothing to do with my civic, but today i detailed a 68 el camino, and gave it the meguairs deep crystal system 3 step. there was no clear coat on the vehicle, and the shine left something to be desired. it was badly oxidized when i got to it. i was just wondering if anyone has any recommendations on cleaner/polish/wax for non clear coat vehicles, as the meguairs 3 step is not that great for non clear coat.
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a good clean and wash for non-clearcoats, wax won't do such a hot job will look bad
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what if it's oxidized badly? some cleaners don't work so well on non clear coats, just looking for the best one.
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get some paint and do it yourself, otherwise spring for a clearcoat
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that doesnt sound good to me, i dont even want to try putting paint on a car. i was talking about detailing older cars, ie other peoples/not mine. i guess ill wait until the pros come in and give me some advice, no disrespect.
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no problem, if the wax/polish doesn't work cause the paint is too oxidized I really think the best bet is to leave it or get some new paint, best of luck w/ what others think.
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neoretromax, I know how you feel when you cant get the shine you desire from and old car. If you are going to wax it and you want to get the best shine possible use a good quiality pure carnauba wax. On older cars I try to use a paste wax instead of a liquid. I would recommend Gliptone Paste Wax or Turtle Wax paste wax. Older cars are going to be harder to get a shine out of and liquid waxes just dont do the job. I know of a product that I used to use but right now I cant think of the name of it. I have it at home in my garage, and im at work now. I'll try to remember later and post it for you. Or if it is really important for you to know today, PM me and ill defenitly remember to look for you.
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my '89 mazda never shined up very well... i feel your pain [IMG]i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif[/IMG]
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ill keep in mind to stay away from the liquid on the older cars. thanks.
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best thing to do is use a rubbing compound or even wet sand if it is really bad.
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