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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-28-2011, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
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sorry if somebody already posted this but whats a good wax for the OB color
its just i dont want to try any wax on the color black, cause when i bought the car it was nice an shinny now its shinny but not the same i see my self dull on the pant plz help

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You can't go wrong with Autoglym or P21S products. I personally like Autoglym!

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When you bought the car, there was probably some cheap wax (re: gunk) on it that hide all the swirls, especially on an OB. If you want your car to look good for the long term, look into doing paint correction with porter cables and polishes (or pay someone around $300 to restore the paint and don't introduce new swirls yourself going forward) to restore a smooth clear coat. Wax (with fillers) will only hide the imperfections temporarily, but it will return in a few weeks once the wax has wore off.

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I've had great results with Menzerna's polishes and sealant. If you want to restore a proper shine, I suggest that you learn to detail your car yourself. If you maintain your car, it will look better than new...which isn't hard since dealerships are notorious for being completely worthless when it come to properly washing a car.

Do NOT:
  • let the dealership wash your car.
  • use the wash brush at your local DIY car wash.
  • use automated car washes.
  • use towels that have touched the ground
  • use anything but an automotive detergent

Here's a pretty good article on washing your car properly: How To Properly Wash and Dry a Car – Detailed Image

This site has some good info too: http://paintcare-n-detailing.com/

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thanks for the info you guys. thanks

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I personally enjoy using Poorboy's Natty red paste wax. It's a good bang for the buck that yields good results. Easy to work with as well.
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sooooo, I just bought carnauba wax from Kit, wish me luck (lubing up my elbows) cause im going to need it lol

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For anyone else that may use this thread as reference, last wax I used was Meguiar's Ultimate Paste Wax. It creates a great shine (of course) and protects really really well. I have used Collinite but it didn't last too long :/. Before waxing, I wash my car with basic Dawn dish soap to strip off any light contaminants and the previous coat of wax. Kinda what rvalero said, it's all in how you maintain your paint on how it looks, shines, etc. The factory Black Onyx paint is a stage 1 paint and does not have a clear coat also.

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For anyone else that may use this thread as reference, last wax I used was Meguiar's Ultimate Paste Wax. It creates a great shine (of course) and protects really really well. I have used Collinite but it didn't last too long :/. Before waxing, I wash my car with basic Dawn dish soap to strip off any light contaminants and the previous coat of wax. Kinda what rvalero said, it's all in how you maintain your paint on how it looks, shines, etc. The factory Black Onyx paint is a stage 1 paint and does not have a clear coat also.
Collinite not lasting long! Somethings wrong. It's been 10months on the beater and the lower panels (I used a light hand polish on everything else) are still beading and sheeting water. Sure the shine is no where near day one, but shine is mostly dependent on the condition of the surface, ie. swirls, scratches.

If you want your car to look its best, that look doesn't come from a wax. Get all damage on the paint fixed by yourself or a professional and maintain it from then. It should be about $300 in tools and materials, or $300 from a professional, your pick. A wax is just used as a topper, and to protect the surface from natural elements. On polished paint, I doubt you will notice a difference between two different waxes.
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Well yeah, I was talking in reference to water beading, slick paint, etc. My car shines like new with a simple wash lol. I did have the paint professionally reconditioned about 3 months ago so I'm adamant about keep the paint protected. Are you using the collinite paste or the gel/liquid in a bottle? I have the gel/liquid kind so that could be something to do with it because I know paste lasts longer with any wax.

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Get the car detailed professionally, then use a good wax. I like Meguiars wax, Im using the Tech Wax 2.0 and I really like it.
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Tech Wax 2.0 doesn't last that long. There are better products. But I do love the smell before I graduated to better stuff.

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Ya know, after many wax/detailing conversations, I've come to the conclusion that everything about waxes is mostly personal preference

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