2 years old, 50,000 miles, starting to lose the 'shine' after waxing

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by smell my finger, Dec 28, 2003.

  1. smell my finger

    smell my finger strive nonetheless towards beauty and truth,

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    ive got an 02 wrx with 53,000 some miles on it .. since about 15,000 miles ive been using s100 wax, and i wax it every 5 months on average.

    i just washed/waxed it yesterday and i notice that, while it looks good, it doesn't have the same shine it used to. what would be the best product (or combination of products) to use to bring back that look?

    ive claybared the car once (about six months ago) and basically only hand wash it and hand wax it. but i havne't really used any polished or anything like that. and the color is silver. if that's important.
     
  2. quamen

    quamen New Member

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    Well i dont know if you have been reading the articles on there, but the wax is not going to give a shine much. A wax is not intended to shine, it is intended to protect.

    What i would do is this. Clay the car to remove everything from it. Then you can polish the car with some poorboys, or some ClearKote's Vanilla Moose followed by the wax.
     
  3. NoXeN

    NoXeN You can find me up on one

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    id recommend spending a day using DACP>SFP>CVM>S100

    should come out good after that..
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    I'd start with Meguiars Swirl Free Polish (you may need to use their Dual Action Cleaner Polish first if you have any deep swirls or scratches), then follow with Clearkote's Vanilla Moose then S100.

    You should use a glaze or polish every other time you wax.
     
  5. smell my finger

    smell my finger strive nonetheless towards beauty and truth,

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    it's just that everytime ive waxed it before, it came out looking a lot better :dunno: .. thanks for the tips though
     
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    smell my finger strive nonetheless towards beauty and truth,

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    good deal :cool:
     
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    Jackhole New Member

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    Also, you should be waxing more often than 5 months, either that or throwing down some Final Polish if you're going to wait that long. There's no way the S100 is lasting that long.
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    I'd agree. Other options are the Klasse twins, AIO and SG then top with S100, Klasse AIO and Platinum UPP and top with S100, or Poorboy's Polish w/Carnauba and EX Sealant and top with S100 or Poorboy's Natty Paste Wax (very similar to S100 in ease of use, slightly wetter looking but slightly less reflective).

    Poorboys or Final Polish are the easiest to use of the sealant/polymer systems, IMO.
     
  9. smell my finger

    smell my finger strive nonetheless towards beauty and truth,

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    yah, i know i should be waxing more often :hs: .... im a bad, bad caretaker of paint
     
  10. Japs4eva

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    i wax every 6 weeks and wash 2x a week.. i'm a good, good caretaker of paint!
     
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    What wax are you using? There's really no need to wax that often.
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    It isn't hurting anything though and keeps the paint real slick all the time. I wax mine about every 6-8 weeks.
     
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    I suppose you're right. :dunno:
     
  14. Paulie Walnuts

    Paulie Walnuts Im an agent of chaos

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    I must be too bad then cause I wax everyother weekend and every 3 months I use AIO or VM strip it all off and start over lol.
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    If you are using AIO and then topping it with a wax, you should be good for 3 months. BTW, Meguiars new NXT Tech Wax looks great over AIO.
     
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    Don't forget about Subaru's crappy paint :hs:
     
  17. Japs4eva

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    S100, and I live in florida where it's blisteringly hot.. so I dont want to take any chances.. :)
     

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