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post #201 of 225 (permalink) Old 10-15-2017, 01:05 AM
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This Thread I find very interesting. I never knew that automotive paint needs to breath. Never thought about it, but it makes sense. I'm awful about washing or waxing/polishing a car. But when I do I have used NuFinish for years now. I have used other polishes that cost more but I think NuFinsh did as good a job & held up as good as any.
This thread has given me a good reason to do nothing but was our new Equinox for sometime. LOL
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post #202 of 225 (permalink) Old 04-14-2018, 01:05 PM
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I have been on the CORVETTEFORUM for almost 20 years. The corvette owners like to use stuff from www.Zainobros.com I have about 15 show trophies for my corvette. The finish looks like its wet and it lasts for over a year. Check it out!
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It's funny if you go back and read this entire thread, because basically every single wax made has been touted as "The Best". It just shows how subjective this subject is. Most products are really good now. That being said, this is my current routine.

Spring, Summer, Fall = Meguairs Ultimate Fast Finish because its stupidly easy to apply and it is a true paint sealant, not a wax. I can do my whole Terrain in about 15 minutes. I will then strip it off about once every month or two and reapply, that way I don't have to guess how much is left on the paint and I will always have maximum UV and fallout protection that is possible with a sealant. That may be overkill and wasting product, but the stuff is so cheap anyways I figure why not. Also, it doesn't matter what wax or sealant you use, if you live somewhere where you are prone to getting bug splatter on your car, the bug remains are highly acidic and will blast through your sealant in a matter of days if you don't get them off. if you leave the bug guts on for too long they will etch your clear coat. Most wax sealant claims are based on "best case scenario" situations. see this post from Meguairs themselves. https://meguiarsonline.com/forums/sh...l=1#post385550

This post he is talking about winter road salt, but the same is true for bug guts and bird droppings too.
https://meguiarsonline.com/forums/sh...l=1#post484840

Winter = Around November when the car washing season ends I will clay if necessary then apply Klasse AIO then top it off with Klasse sealant glaze. Klasse sealant glaze is a notoriously known for being a PITA to remove and streaks, but it's durability is unmatched. Only a few other products on the market can match its longevity. This is the only combo I trust that will truly last through a harsh winter until late march when I can start over again.

In the end though, this is just my routine, do what works for you
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post #204 of 225 (permalink) Old 07-14-2018, 05:30 PM
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I've always used cleaner wax without a glitch. I am looking to try something else that is less time consuming. I typically do it twice a year, spring and fall. The trans am was all by hand everytime, the vue and terrain 6" orbital.
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I have to leave my vote for Zaino. I have been using this for years after a lengthy trial search and I did not find anything with as much longevity and gloss
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FWIW, I always wax [Collinite 845] my new, freshly washed cars. Two coats. Pros - Increased resistance to minor scratches; easier brushing off of snow and ice; easier washing [by hand]; and it looks good, too. Plus, call me crazy, but I like to wax the car. Cons - until I read the "paint must breathe" story, never a problem. Now, after two harsh Northeast winters, I'm waiting for the cracking. Rain still beads nicely, though. YMMV.
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I think, based on what I read, what it really means is new automotive paint needs a time period to fully cure. After which any out gassing of solvents slows to near zero.

Which is why they say not to wax or seal paint on a new car until after 30 to 90 days. It may depend on when the car was built . .. winter or summer . . . and how long it gets to sit in the sun and "bake".

I have never worried about it since I do not remember applying wax or sealer until +6 months or more.

I've used Meguair's Sealand 2.0 followed by Collenite 845a day or two later.

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I used to be much more into polishing and waxing the car, back when I had the time and my back could take the punishment, but of late I've slacked. Recently though I bought my 2017 Equinox, and part of the deal, since this is the 2nd new car I have gotten while my wife is driving our 06 Trailblazer, was that I would detail the Trailblazer, and make it look nice again. Its in great shape and is cleaned often and kept in a garage, but since its been a few years since I really went over it, I couldn't believe how rough the paint was. Even after washing and hand polish, it felt terrible. So I tried the clay bar, and couldn't believe the difference. Maybe a minute with the clay bar and spray on the fender, and it feels like glass. Wiped it off and polished it and it looks/feels incredible. As far as products, I am a big fan of Meguiars. The TechWax is great, and much easier than the older stuff to buff off. I think I am going to try their new Hybrid Ceramic Wax and see how it comes out.
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I used to be much more into polishing and waxing the car, back when I had the time and my back could take the punishment, but of late I've slacked. Recently though I bought my 2017 Equinox, and part of the deal, since this is the 2nd new car I have gotten while my wife is driving our 06 Trailblazer, was that I would detail the Trailblazer, and make it look nice again. Its in great shape and is cleaned often and kept in a garage, but since its been a few years since I really went over it, I couldn't believe how rough the paint was. Even after washing and hand polish, it felt terrible. So I tried the clay bar, and couldn't believe the difference. Maybe a minute with the clay bar and spray on the fender, and it feels like glass. Wiped it off and polished it and it looks/feels incredible. As far as products, I am a big fan of Meguiars. The TechWax is great, and much easier than the older stuff to buff off. I think I am going to try their new Hybrid Ceramic Wax and see how it comes out.

After claying. . I've used Meguairs Synthetic Sealant 2.0. Then, after at least 24 hours of letting cure as advised by Meguair's, I applied their carnauba wax, either paste or liquid. I like the paste. I've also tried Collenite 845 carnauba for top wax. It seems pretty good as well and goes a long way and easy to buff off. Use very little for a thin coat.

The sealant seems to last a long time and the top coating of wax gives extra gloss and protection from tree sap and bird doo-doo.

After each wash, I do a light spray and wipe with Mcguairs Detailer Spray and dry it of with a micro fiber cloth.

At least, this has been my latest routine on my SUV, Truck and car.
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I have just started using Mothers Ceramic Coat. Very impressed so far


http://www.mothers.com/02_products/01024_faq.html
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