View Full Version : Restoration What's your favorite wax?
10-25-2011, 03:22 PM
What's everyone latest love for a wax?
I was previously enamored with Meguire's Gold Class, then I discovered Eagle One NanoWax a few years ago. What's out now that's newer and better? :confused:
10-26-2011, 06:16 AM
I've heard good things about the Black Magic products, but haven't tested them myself...
12-26-2011, 05:50 PM
Just started using some stuff called "Highway Shine" Ultra finish. It's a sealant. Good stuff!
12-26-2011, 07:54 PM
Turtle Wax, you can't beat a hard shell shine.
12-28-2011, 01:04 PM
I used the Ice polish and it was good.
I need a heated garage, with a floor drain...
12-29-2011, 10:49 AM
I am a long time user of Zaino. http://www.zainostore.com/ Zaino is a sealant, not a wax. It offers (IMHO) a supreme shine and durability.
I just picked up my 69 Charger this past November. Due to the weather along with the fresh paint job I have not applied Zaino to the Charger yet. However it has always worked exceptionally well on all my other cars. I do side detailing for family and friends as well and everyone has always loved the look once they got their car back. A few years back I sold a 10 year old car which had been Zaino treated for the last 7 years I owned the car. I had quite a debate with the potential buyers thinking the car had recently been resprayed as the paint looked fantastic. They thought I was trying to cover something up, they could not believe that was the 10 year old stock paint. Anyway...
There are two keys in my opinion...
First - Surface prep is key. I clay the car at least 2 - 3 times a year. Depending on the swirls, I may use my 7424 along with M105 & M205 to remove as many of the paint defects as possible. Top it off with 2 - 3 coats of Z2 (Zaino product). Once I hand the keys over I spend allot of time trying to educate them on how the car got swirls and how they can reduce them moving forward. Of course, nobody really listens, but I do try!
Second - There is no "right" answer on the best wax. It's all a matter of preference. OK, I have seen some small containers of wax sell for upwards of $6,000, my guess is those might be the "right" wax! But I have never tried anything like that! I think once you find something that makes you happy, stick with it. It's more about how you care for your paint then what you top it off with.
I would say to check out http://www.autopiaforums.com/ Unfortunately the forum is loaded with varying opinions. When I look for a new product though, I will read through and try to find the common ones used. Sure as I pick one out, I will read another thread which will put it down. I guess so long as everyone doesn't put it down, it's worth experimenting with it on my daily driver or a donor car!
Anyway - If you decide to give Zaino a shot or if you have any questions let me know. I don't have any relationship with the company, I just believe in spreading the good word to help other people and to help keep the company in business so I can always order more! :)
01-03-2012, 08:17 AM
Thanks gsniegow for the insighful answer, and thank Jim Dibiase for your...well...uhm...
I am familiar with Zaino and it is good stuff.
03-29-2012, 04:43 PM
I have used Turtle wax for years and thought it to be very nice to work with. This year while attending the World of Wheels show I was introduced to the new line of Meguiar's products. I now will be using Meguiar's all the time, my Dart has never looked so good.
04-03-2012, 04:09 PM
I was introduced to a product called Royal Blue at a Good Guys Show a few years ago. At first I was just passing by and was not paying attention until the salesman called me over after he just sprayed some spray paint on a deck lid. I could not scratch the new paint off with thumbnail but this wax took it off and lefts a nice smooth finish on the original car paint. You can use this stuff on chrome, glass, & plastic. I decided to try the stuff and bought 2 bottles at the show special price of $20. I swear by the stuff and now it is all I use. It goes on easy, smells good, and rubs off even easier. It rubs out bird dropping, tar, bugs, and other blemishes with relative ease. I accidentally got some on my black vinyl topand unlike most waxes, I was able to wipe it right off without leaving that annoying white haze in the pores. I even waxed some black scuff marks off the side of my refrigerator and now the surface is so slick the magnets will slide right down to the un-waxed surface. That says something to me.
Good luck. Hope it works just as well for you.
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