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    Car wax-any suggestions?

    Got a Sonic Yellow Scuby and wondering if anyone has any great experience with a certain brand/type.
    Liquid or paste?
    Any comments appreciated
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    Klasse all-in-one, Klasse sealant glaze, and Collinite are spectacular products. Autopia.org and waxbytes.com should have them. Also, give the Sonus clay bar a try if you are interested in clay barring.
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    I use:
    griots claybar
    griots fine hand polish
    meguiars nxt wax
    griots carnuba wax

    it works well


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    I use this and works great (good deal too)

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    Meguiar's #20 Polymer Sealant.

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    Don't use anything with any kind of "polymer" or "coating"..... at all... ever. Your paint is sealed, as are any imperfections, and you'll never really be able to clean it up again. It looks good short term, bad for the paint long term.

    Either Mother's or McGuire makes a clay bar... thats a great way to start a thorough cleaning of your paint. Yellow collects a lot of dirt... you'll be amazed at the difference when you're done.

    Wax? I've used Mother's PURE carnauba since I was 18 years old, on about 30 different cars. Not the crap "with cleaner" they sell in WalMart. You can only get it at specialty automotive shops, or online. I've seen it as cheap as $16, and as much as $25..... but it works.

    It is the consistency of butter... and creates a glossy finish second to none. It isn't "super" long lasting, but it also isn't permanent, and it's good for your paint, easy to apply, and looks amazing.

    Beware... it is exactly what they call it.... pure carnauba wax..... bugs love the smell of it... and if you have an ant problem... it will be 10,000 times worse about 3 hours after you wax (I learned that the hard way about 10 years ago).

    Just my opinion.... anything worth doing right isn't going to be easy... avoid the "quickie" products.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ninefourteener View Post
    Don't use anything with any kind of "polymer" or "coating"..... at all... ever. Your paint is sealed, as are any imperfections, and you'll never really be able to clean it up again. It looks good short term, bad for the paint long term.
    Why? All wax products seal and coat. I claybar to remove the bad first.
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