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post #1 of 35 Old 04-06-2010, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
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Best Wax?

hey guys,

im just wondering what the best wax is for our trucks/paint in general? I have a black truck and i have very fine scratches from palmetto bushes and ive been told wax will take care of that...? If you can please list brands/places to buy it bc im going to be detailing my truck tomorrow, thanks.

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dont wax it if its black use a glazing on it about once a year and just wash it i do it with my truck by hand and the paint still looks new.
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clay bar and NXT 2.0 wax is what i use and it shines better than when it was new.

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I wouldnt clay bar it unless the paint is really dirty. Ive tried lots of different wax and my fav so far is turdle wax ice.

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I just clay barred mine and then waxed it with the cleaner wax that came in the kit and it turned out great

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I have used Adams polishes they are by far the best wax I have ever used.

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what kinda detailing are u doing?

when i "detail" my truck i wash it first, take off all the road tar and paint(gasoline usually works)

i then buff the truck with 3 steps, rejuvinator(its like a compound 1500grit that turns into polish with heat) any auto paint store willhave something similar
then i use swirl mark remover from 3m, with the 3m foam buffing pad,
i then use ultrafina se from 3m with the ultrafina polishing pad

ill then use an insulator wax over the paint i like to use collonite, just seals it well. my truck looks new.
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Look into Rejex. Its an airplane wax , repels dirt and bugs ect. I tried it and love it.

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stick with meguiars, they have been in the business longer than anybody, i also know most of the people at hq, they just sold to 3m too so they have even more access to good things to invent.. trust me they got it down. i agree clay if needed(if the paint feels rough you need to) then polish if you choose, swirl marks suck, then wax with your choice, theres the new nxt also a new gold class carnuba, and i can go on for awhile.. if you have any detailing questions feel free to PM me i've been doing it for years and theres alot the general public doesnt know or understand about true paint care.
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clay bar works wether the paint is dirty or not... I clay mine about 2x a year and there is still a small amount of dirt on the clay... It wont hurt

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