2 product questions v. wax-as-you-dry & #7

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  1. Ballast

    Ballast Cold Heartless Bastard

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    So I thought I'd put them both in one thread...

    1) Eagle One Wax as you Dry. I know it's had some great reviews as a booter wax. It appears to have been reformulated. Anyone used the new blue bottle stuff? Is it any good?

    2) Use some #7 Show Car Glaze again after reading Scott's suggestion from meguiar's online. I did a test on my friend's spoiler when we did his car this week. Work really well. But my question is: since it's a beaty product that isn't expected to last long, does that mean that the wax I applied to it won't have as good adhesion to the paint? Should I be expecting the wax in that area to be gone next week?
     
  2. exceldetail

    exceldetail New Member

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    Correct, #7 is a show car product, mearly designed for "show". It is very rich in oils, and unfortunately, anything you put on top of #7, will not adhere. In my opinion, it really has no place in detailing for other then temporary satisfaction.
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    I'd go with Clearkote's Red Machine Glaze instead of #7 since it is easier to use and has a lot less oils.

    I've found Meguiars #26 does well over #7 but I doubt any sealants would bond well. NXT should be okay though since it has light specialized cleaners that prep the paint for better adherance. Not sure how it affects the #7 look though.
     
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    Scott, not to argue (you know be better anyway). But topping #7 with anything defeats the whole purpose of its use anyway wouldnt you think ?
     
  5. Ballast

    Ballast Cold Heartless Bastard

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    Scott:

    I also have my bottle of VM, but plan on trying some Red Machine Glaze next time I place an order...

    Just thought I'd try my #7 again since I had such a shitty experience before and with that article thought I might have a better one (the stuff is paid for and sitting with the rest of my products). It was NXT that I topped it with rather than EX-P, because I'm also testing the durability of NXT. We have some nasty industrial fallout in London....
     
  6. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    I've seen your truck and some of your work, Patrick, so I think you know at least as well as I do. ;)

    If you are talking a garage or trailer queen, just using #7 untopped is fine but it isn't practical for a daily driver. You lose some of the wetness but not all when you use #26 over it.

    Anyway, I switched to #81 Hand Polish when it came out and it was my go to combo with #26 on paint in excellent condition for years.

    According to Mike Phillips of Meguiars, NXT over #7, #3 or #81 looks better that just NXT.
     

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