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Old 05-10-2012, 12:08 AM   #1
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keeping it shiney...

My question about oil received such awesome response, I thought I'd try another one. How often do y'all wax your babies... and what products do you use to keep that showroom shine?
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After a two bucket system wash, I usually use Meguiars Gold Class Carnauba Wax twice a year and then Meguiars detailer every 2 or 3 washes.
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Re: keeping it shiney...

I just started using Zaino products. Still on the fence about it.

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Re: keeping it shiney...

I use, and have always used, Eagle 1 Wet shine or wipe and spray.

Last 4 or 5 washes. Works great. Easily noted by anyone.
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I just started using Zaino products. Still on the fence about it.

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I've used the Zainp products for years and swear by them. Use the Z2 polish every 2-3 months and the Z6 gloss enhancer spray to keep the finish looking great between polishes. One of the cool things about the polish is that it layers, so the more you do it the deeper the shine.

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This is the best around IMO. They have a product for everything


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Thanks everybody. Now your opinion on "invisible" bras. Worth the money or no?
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After a two bucket system wash, I usually use Meguiars Gold Class Carnauba Wax twice a year and then Meguiars detailer every 2 or 3 washes.
Ive used this for awhile & its great & still have a can Im using for my wheels, but last week I tried their Ultimate Paste Wax, a synthetic polymer and was wowed. Granted this was on a brand new car and it was twice the price, over $20.

In regard to the invisible bra, if you mean the vinyly 1/4 hood kind then yeah, absolutely worth it IMHO. I havent gotten one on yet & I already have a nick so Im PO'd! Just dont get raped by a shop. If you cant find a reasonable price locally, do it yourself; its easy. Just buy a good brand & replace it every 3-4 years or so.
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I think there is only about 2, or 3 companies that make these products. But the main companies are good you won't have any trouble with meguiars, Zanio, etc.
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I use tech wax after every wash so about once every other week it's the only wax I've ever used on any of my cars.
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I've used meguiars for years now and have always liked the results. And I use surf city garage every now and then when my pocket is feeling thick. I usually wax about once every month or so and spray way every week or two. I suggest clay bar at least once a year. That's the joy of having a black car you clean it as much as you drive it. I'm open to any other products you guys use on black cars.
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Re: keeping it shiney...

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I just started using Zaino products. Still on the fence about it.

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Zaino is good stuff, but it's not cheap. I really like their plastic polish. I use it on the front grill, and some areas inside the car. It did a great job of plolish the fo-wood in my Mom's Lincoln. Meguiars wax is good stuff so is mothers. I use Bhama Momma liquid carnuba wax from hi-temp it does a great job, and lasts a long time.
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:38 AM   #13
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Ive used this for awhile & its great & still have a can Im using for my wheels, but last week I tried their Ultimate Paste Wax, a synthetic polymer and was wowed. Granted this was on a brand new car and it was twice the price, over $20.

In regard to the invisible bra, if you mean the vinyly 1/4 hood kind then yeah, absolutely worth it IMHO. I havent gotten one on yet & I already have a nick so Im PO'd! Just dont get raped by a shop. If you cant find a reasonable price locally, do it yourself; its easy. Just buy a good brand & replace it every 3-4 years or so.
What would be a reasonable price? And if the car fades is there gonna be a problem with shading?
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Re: keeping it shiney...

Twice a year: full claybar, polish it if necessary with whatever is appropriate based on level of surface imperfections/scratches, seal it up and often hit it with NXT 2.0. People clown Meguiar's NXT like crazy ("ZOMG YOU CAN BUY IN TARGET LOL"), but it's plenty shiny I have still had water beading up after a year (wife's car). Hardware wise, I use a Flex orbital and a Griot's 3" for the little sections.

This was my '06 M3 in '09 and it looked identical to this when I sold it a few weeks ago. Haven't had the '13 long enough to give it a proper wax, but I did have to hit the roof with the mini-orbital on my first full day with it (yesterday). F***ing birdsh*t. Right on the roof.



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Old 05-23-2012, 12:24 PM   #15
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I've used the Zainp products for years and swear by them. Use the Z2 polish every 2-3 months and the Z6 gloss enhancer spray to keep the finish looking great between polishes. One of the cool things about the polish is that it layers, so the more you do it the deeper the shine.

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I have used it for several years myself. Best stuff out there. Especially for a dark colored car.
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Old 05-23-2012, 01:12 PM   #16
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I do a polish once a year, clay twice, meguiars ultimate gold class paste wax after every clay and use a simole turtle spray wax every time I wash. Helps with drying and I don't even have to use my wipers in the rain it beads off so fast! Lasts for about 6 weeks but I wash every week or so.
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I got the Resitall (or whatever) coating on my '12 and was told it would not need waxing.

Has anyone else heard, followed, or ignored this?
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I got the Resitall (or whatever) coating on my '12 and was told it would not need waxing.

Has anyone else heard, followed, or ignored this?
If you bought the treatment at the stealership, it's really a good wax. But that's all it is. Also why they offer reapplication yearly or every six months. Sold the product/treatment at the stealership I worked at. Rain x is a similar product. Love Rain x makes cleaning bugs off windshield easier.
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Thanks everybody. Now your opinion on "invisible" bras. Worth the money or no?
I had one on my truck and currently on my car. Can't tell it's there. Already had a piece of a blown tire get kicked up into my grill and not a scratch. I think its worth the $$.
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Old 05-25-2012, 02:50 AM   #20
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I use zaino products on my car and love it! This is my 6th black vehicle and the zaino products keep them lookin great!
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