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I've heard it said many times that the folks who design the mechanical parts of a car don't have to work on them. Like -- having to remove the entire engine and transmission to replace a water pump and seal (Audi Q7).
I'll add that on the new body style Mustang, the people who designed the body are NOT the ones who get to wax it!!!!!
I just finished a complete wax job on my 2015 Guard Green GT convertible, including the bumpers and tail lights. In 49 years of driving (and waxing) -- this new Mustang is, without a doubt, the most difficult to wax and to get all of the residue out of all of the crevices, creases, seams and other design details. A true PITA!:banghead:
I will admit that Guard Green is a very dark color, and those make it more difficult, but Jeeze Louise.....it took me half an hour just to wax and detail the tail lights and rear bumper, and I finally had to resort to a detailing brush soaked in California Gold detailing spray to get all of the residue out of everywhere! And yes, I WAS trying to be careful with the edges of the waxing applicator when putting on the wax. But if you do the tail lights, trunk and spoiler, there are creases and seams all over the place!
Thanks....rant over!!!
 

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Try using one of the synthetic waxes, they leave no residue. I use Maguire's Synthetic wax and it takes all of 40 minutes to wax the entire car.
 

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I use Meguires Gold Class Carnuba paste wax. Thin coats, and the wax easily comes off.

One tip I learned years ago is to go over a freshly waxed car with a detail spray. It helps more than you know.
 

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My chosen wax is Collinite 845, but if you let it dry, there is a white residue. But it is so darn shiny and durable, that it makes me hesitant to even try another product. I may have to with the dark Guard color.....
 

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I have a 2012 gt kona blue and yes dark colored car are a pain to detail and do take longer to detail for sure. What i use is Poorboys World Black hole Show Glaze it for dark colored cars super easy to put on take off then i top it off with collinite 476 as you know collinite lasts for a long time i also use lucas quick mist after i wash it very good stuff keeps that dark colored paint looking good for quite a while
 

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JEK57,

Back when I regularly took part in car shows with my daily drivers, I used a two or three step process as well. For me now however, the Collinite 845 is enough and keeps the car beading up when I wash it, easy to dry, and very shiny.
I still do wash the car every time after a long drive before putting it away....under cover of course, so that it stays nice for the next long drive. When it is covered up, I do miss opening the door to the garage to look at it though.
 

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Try using one of the synthetic waxes, they leave no residue. I use Maguire's Synthetic wax and it takes all of 40 minutes to wax the entire car.
I've heard by many that Meguiar's Synthetic wax is great. I haven't tried it yet. I like a freshly waxed look, so I often use detail spray before taking my car out on the road. Of course, that's after it's been waxed regularly.

Meguiar's Ultimate Liquid wax is great in that the residue is really low and doesn't turn white on any trim. One product that is way different than I'm used to (as far as waxing etc) is CarPro Reload. I've been wanting to try that for protection after each carwash. Then, I would continue applying Adam's Polishes Paint Sealant twice a year, like I currently do.
 

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I hear you on that and collinite is good stuff
Even Autogeek likes the 845 too. I've used it for years -- and I used to switch waxes all the time. Once I discovered 845, I threw out 3 or 4 other almost full bottles (NXT2 among them) and haven't looked back.
Next time, I am going to try not letting it dry for so long. Autogeek recommends, on a warm surface only letting it dry for about 30 seconds.

Collinite Liquid Insulator Wax #845, liquid wax, heat-resistant wax, car wax
 

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I've heard it said many times that the folks who design the mechanical parts of a car don't have to work on them. Like -- having to remove the entire engine and transmission to replace a water pump and seal (Audi Q7).
Interesting note is that another car that has to have the engine out for a water pump is a 09ish (forgot the year honestly) MKZ.
Then some A4 Audi Quattro's with the 3.0L V6 require the engine out to change converters.



Pick your poison.
 

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Interesting note is that another car that has to have the engine out for a water pump is a 09ish (forgot the year honestly) MKZ.
Then some A4 Audi Quattro's with the 3.0L V6 require the engine out to change converters.
My neighbor had a Q7 that had developed a rear main seal leak, and they recommended a water pump replacement at the same time. Estimated repair bill? $6,500!!!
He traded the Q7 in on a used Jaguar XF......yeah, good luck with that, right?
 

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What I always tell my customers, don't own a European car out of warranty, it will empty your pockets quickly. And durability has suffered.


Pick your poison.
 

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Even Autogeek likes the 845 too. I've used it for years -- and I used to switch waxes all the time. Once I discovered 845, I threw out 3 or 4 other almost full bottles (NXT2 among them) and haven't looked back.
Next time, I am going to try not letting it dry for so long. Autogeek recommends, on a warm surface only letting it dry for about 30 seconds.

Collinite Liquid Insulator Wax #845, liquid wax, heat-resistant wax, car wax
I've heard that under certain weather conditions, Collinite cause sweating or condensation on the panels? Is that true?
 

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I've heard by many that Meguiar's Synthetic wax is great. I haven't tried it yet. I like a freshly waxed look, so I often use detail spray before taking my car out on the road. Of course, that's after it's been waxed regularly.

Meguiar's Ultimate Liquid wax is great in that the residue is really low and doesn't turn white on any trim. One product that is way different than I'm used to (as far as waxing etc) is CarPro Reload. I've been wanting to try that for protection after each carwash. Then, I would continue applying Adam's Polishes Paint Sealant twice a year, like I currently do.
I use Reload. I was so impressed I bought CQuartz and used that on my car and my wife's BMW. That was two years ago. Reload is so versatile. You can spray it on a wet car, or after it's been dried. It can be used on the interior leather. I have a bunch of different waxes and polishes but the look, protection and longevity of the CarPro products just out shines them.
 

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I've heard that under certain weather conditions, Collinite cause sweating or condensation on the panels? Is that true?
If you are not careful, you can easily leave a slight sheen of 845 on the surface. You have to wipe off the main application, then go back with a new towel to finish and get all of it off. At least that's been my experience.
It you do get it all off, I have not experienced what you describe as sweating on the surface, but also don't drive my car in the winter at all......I have driven it in cold weather though and not seen that.
 

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I use Reload. I was so impressed I bought CQuartz and used that on my car and my wife's BMW. That was two years ago. Reload is so versatile. You can spray it on a wet car, or after it's been dried. It can be used on the interior leather. I have a bunch of different waxes and polishes but the look, protection and longevity of the CarPro products just out shines them.

Scurfie.........your car always just pops off the page, and I can tell it is VERY shiny. There are many great products out there, I am sure.
Some of the characteristics (other than the shine and durability of 845) that I like are how long a bottle of it lasts -- usually three seasons for two cars done 2 or 3 times a year. And it's inexpensive compared to many of the "premium" products out there.
If you use 845 right, and apply just a slight hazing to the surface, it comes off very easily as well. Once you do half of the car and have the applicator pad wet with 845, you can almost do the other half of the car without opening the bottle again. It is also very important to shake the 845 every time before you open it as it tends to thicken.
I run hot water in the sink, and place the 845 in there between the times I need it when I am using it. Keeps it very liquid, easy to shake, and avoids the tendency to over apply it.
 

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Scurfie.........your car always just pops off the page, and I can tell it is VERY shiny. There are many great products out there, I am sure.
Some of the characteristics (other than the shine and durability of 845) that I like are how long a bottle of it lasts -- usually three seasons for two cars done 2 or 3 times a year. And it's inexpensive compared to many of the "premium" products out there.
If you use 845 right, and apply just a slight hazing to the surface, it comes off very easily as well. Once you do half of the car and have the applicator pad wet with 845, you can almost do the other half of the car without opening the bottle again. It is also very important to shake the 845 every time before you open it as it tends to thicken.
I run hot water in the sink, and place the 845 in there between the times I need it when I am using it. Keeps it very liquid, easy to shake, and avoids the tendency to over apply it.
Oh I know 845 is very very good. I was just commenting to your frustration of the white residue and to be honest I have stopped using waxes for that very reason. Reload can and will streak requiring lots of rubbing but I can spray it on just about everything and microfiber towel it off. Reload can make the finish hydrophobic for up to 6 months so you don't have to use it that often unless you are an idiot like me. ;-)
 

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If you are not careful, you can easily leave a slight sheen of 845 on the surface. You have to wipe off the main application, then go back with a new towel to finish and get all of it off. At least that's been my experience.
It you do get it all off, I have not experienced what you describe as sweating on the surface, but also don't drive my car in the winter at all......I have driven it in cold weather though and not seen that.
Oh I know 845 is very very good. I was just commenting to your frustration of the white residue and to be honest I have stopped using waxes for that very reason. Reload can and will streak requiring lots of rubbing but I can spray it on just about everything and microfiber towel it off. Reload can make the finish hydrophobic for up to 6 months so you don't have to use it that often unless you are an idiot like me. ;-)
I'm going to buy them both and give them a try! The guy I heard about the Collinite from uses CarPro Reload in between Collinite applications. Maybe he needs to watch his application thickness or swap out mf towels more often. His car always has the best pop, even after a typical car washing without applying anything.

Scurfie, Have you tried Reload on your wheels?
 

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I'm going to buy them both and give them a try! The guy I heard about the Collinite from uses CarPro Reload in between Collinite applications. Maybe he needs to watch his application thickness or swap out mf towels more often. His car always has the best pop, even after a typical car washing without applying anything.

Scurfie, Have you tried Reload on your wheels?
Wow, that Reload is kind of pricey. Scurfie.....how long does a bottle last you and how often do you do the whole car?
One of the websites I looked up wanted $58.95 for a 1 liter bottle of Reload, though most were around $45 with shipping. That would keep me in Collinite 845 for a lifetime......
 

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I'm going to buy them both and give them a try! The guy I heard about the Collinite from uses CarPro Reload in between Collinite applications. Maybe he needs to watch his application thickness or swap out mf towels more often. His car always has the best pop, even after a typical car washing without applying anything.

Scurfie, Have you tried Reload on your wheels?
Yes! I have used it on just about every hard surface on my car with great results. I have used it on my glass but it's like RainX, and not everybody likes RainX. I have used it on my leather interior too.
 
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