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Wax products/techniques?

Discussion in 'Car Forum' started by c5367, Mar 28, 2005.

  1. c5367

    c5367 Esq.

    Aug 1, 2003
    With warmer weather arriving (Finally!!) it will soon be time to get back to doing my own washing and waxing. I was looking at getting one of those orbital polishers to speed things up, but I'm a bit worried about paint swirls. Is there a particular type that is safe to use? And which waxes tend to give the best results?

    Second, how many use the clay bars before polishing/ waxing?
  2. streeter69

    streeter69 This is Kewl

    Nov 25, 2001
    I like annoying people.
    Swirl marks SUCK. I use Pro Detail pure Carnuba wax ($25 a gallon), Mothers is great also. Swirls really depend on how good you are with it? and the condition of the paint.
    Me personally I hand wax as I keep it up and clear coat is good.
    I want to try a new was that is a $100 a use, but gets over 150 washes a application;P



    Feb 2, 2005
    Thomasville, NC
    Waxes suck. They coat the paint and wash off WAY to easily. Only thing I ever use is Zaino Brother's brand of polishes. Lots of science behind Sal's products, and he is CONSTANTLY tweaking them. I used it exclusively on my 2001 Firehawk, and won the 2002 Carlisle All-GM Nationals division plaque.

    Great stuff, won't wash off (like most other stuff out there) and its UV protective.

    Check it out at

    PM me with any questions...I'm on several other car forums, so I don't typically come to GlockTalk to look at car stuff.

  4. kshuart


    Feb 28, 2003
    Athens, GA
    I'll second the Zaino Bros. stuff. It is the best that I've found. However, it's not an easy task to put it on. There are multiple steps and it takes multiple coats, but Sal has a scratch filler that actually works and the vehicle shines great.
  5. tony4311


    Sep 19, 2004
    S. Wisconsin
    From what I read it's pretty much Zanio or Klasse if you care enough to take the time to do it.

    When I want to get rid of swirls I use a porter cable buffer and Meguiars Dual Action Cleaner Polish.
    I'll Clay my cars once a year with Clay Magic. As far as protectant I use Klasse and P21S carnauba. All personal choice.

    Wash car. Clay it then wash it again to remove the residue. A coat of Klasse AIO (all in one) which is a cleaner polish/protector. Followed by a coat of Klasse high gloss sealant glaze. I'll usually put multiple coats of the HG over a couple weeks. I'd do it the next day again but I have to go to my parents house to do it. Then the P21S when I want to wax it.

    (green car)


  6. c5367

    c5367 Esq.

    Aug 1, 2003
    Thanks for all the tips guys. I'm going to look into the Zaino's and the Klasse stuff.

    That is a beatiful ride Tony! I really like those Acuras. I checked out the new TL at the Auto show and was thoroughly impressed.
  7. Ron3


    Sep 6, 2001
    I use Mothers or Mcguiers wax three times a year and clay bar once a year.

    Seems to work well;V

    The main thing I'm worried about is the sun.

  8. Me&MyG23

    Me&MyG23 Right here!

    Mar 22, 2004
    Tampa Bay, Florida
    I'll jump in and cast my vote for Zaino as well. The prices are decent and the products are first rate. I used to order from them way back when they didn't even have online ordering capabilities.

    If you follow the directions, the results are flawless. ;D
  9. aggie03


    Feb 4, 2003
    tony4311, you are the man. That is the nicest looking Acura I have ever seen. Nice work.