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Old 11-12-2013, 04:49 PM   #1
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I have been reading a lot on this forum about waxes and polishes, but they all seem to be for shows and are very time consuming. Anyone have advice for someone who doesnt have time to wax their car very much. I just want to be able to protect my black paint from the elements. I work 7 days a week so its very difficult to find 6 hours to take care of her. Also how often would i have to do this method? Thanks so much guys!
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Hey Guys, I have been reading a lot on this forum about waxes and polishes, but they all seem to be for shows and are very time consuming. Anyone have advice for someone who doesnt have time to wax their car very much. I just want to be able to protect my black paint from the elements. I work 7 days a week so its very difficult to find 6 hours to take care of her. Also how often would i have to do this method? Thanks so much guys!
I've used Meguigers #26 wax...it goes on easy, doesn't leave a white wax film, and buffs off very nice with a great shine. I can easily wax my entire car in 30 minutes and then use some detail spray between wax time and the car maintain a great shine.
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For a daily driver that you don't have time to wax it a lot a sealant will be perfect for you. Carnuba generally doesn't last a long time. But a sealant is designed for longetivity. A lot of people really like the Griots sealant.
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Thanks for the advice guys! Ill look into both.
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Griots sealer / wax. Or meguires tech wax 2.0 (sealer / wax).
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I went with the Griots Sealer and Spray on wax. I will let you guys know how i like it after i have the chance to apply it.
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I went with the Griots Sealer and Spray on wax. I will let you guys know how i like it after i have the chance to apply it.
you're the second person in a few days i've seen talk about groits after never hearing the name before. Very curious to see how it turns out now. Good luck
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Take a look at Collinite 845, google it. I have tried it it is amazing
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Every Griots product ive used is great. Friends car, getting one of my Griots treatments.
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Griots sealer / wax. Or meguires tech wax 2.0 (sealer / wax).
I'm late to the game but don't ever waste ur money on the tech wax. Especially if you have a silver or grey car. It made my paint look brown almost. It was horrible! I've waxed a lot in my day and never had anything this bad! Total waste of my money. I now only use croftgate.
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I'm late to the game but don't ever waste ur money on the tech wax. Especially if you have a silver or grey car. It made my paint look brown almost. It was horrible! I've waxed a lot in my day and never had anything this bad! Total waste of my money. I now only use croftgate.
Umm. Been using it for 3 years. Unless you had left it on the car for extended periods of time or didn't shake... Not sure how it will make a finish "brown".

But ok. To each their own.

I've used it on light and dark colored finishes.
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I'm late to the game but don't ever waste ur money on the tech wax. Especially if you have a silver or grey car. It made my paint look brown almost. It was horrible! I've waxed a lot in my day and never had anything this bad! Total waste of my money. I now only use croftgate.
Ive used it, didnt have the results you did however I didn't care for the product as much as others. The deep crystal carnauba wax they make is much better in my opinion. I still prefer Griots.

98 Chrysler Sebring Convertible I turned quick. Griots clay, machine polish 1 wool pad, machine polish 3 foam pad, paint sealant then waxed with microfiber orbital pads and orbital off, touched up with hand towel.
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I'm late to the game but don't ever waste ur money on the tech wax. Especially if you have a silver or grey car. It made my paint look brown almost. It was horrible! I've waxed a lot in my day and never had anything this bad! Total waste of my money. I now only use croftgate.
You must've had a bad bottle. I've used NXT 2.0 for a year now on my Sterling Grey with no problems, and I used the same bottle on a black car for two years before that. I will say that with NXT you need to go light on the amount of wax you use on each panel otherwise you'll have a heck of a time wiping it off.

I've since switched to Blackfire Wet Diamond. It's super easy to apply, is incredibly slick, and the durability seems better than the NXT also, but it also costs more than twice as much per bottle!
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I used a very light amount and did it exactly how I was supposed to. But it just dulled the color of my car. IMO I wouldn't recommend it. Their cleaner wax is good but I'll take my croftgate any day. Glad someone else has had a good outcome. Mine not so much.
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Collinite is a excellent wax to use if you dont have the time to detail it every week. A good coat of will last a few months
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I used a very light amount and did it exactly how I was supposed to. But it just dulled the color of my car. IMO I wouldn't recommend it. Their cleaner wax is good but I'll take my croftgate any day. Glad someone else has had a good outcome. Mine not so much.
Chastine excellent point...so many great products and it is up to everyone to find what they see the best performance...like you, only Croftgate for me.
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If you need cleaning products or wax for your car go here:

Autogeek.net

They are having a big sale
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If you need cleaning products or wax for your car go here: Autogeek.net They are having a big sale
Agreed...I still buy most of my pads and polishers from them....getting ready to order a Rupes polisher next week . Great site and great service.
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