Detailed: Lexus LS430 (MAX WAX follow up)

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by justin30513, Oct 28, 2006.

  1. justin30513

    justin30513 New Member

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    Yes, this fine auto was the test subject of my wheel ShMitt as well as the 100th vehicle washed with my wash ShMitt. This was one of my very first paid details and I've washed her every week for the last 7 months. I've used just about every wax I've owned on it to test for ease and durability. Each time it recieved a polishing to remove any previous wax. The interior was fine.....just a wipe down and vacuum.
    About 2 months ago, it recieved a coat of DP's Max Wax. This time I wanted to try yet another wax.....Collinite's Marque D' Elegance Paste Wax. Of course I took some before and water beading pics for this mini-review.

    Here's what the Lexus got this day....

    DP's Final Polish
    (EDGE2K Orange "Wave" Polishing Pad with a #5 PC setting)
    After a total examination of the paint's condition, I saw now swirls.......even after using my 100-vehicle-old wash ShMitt! All I wanted to do was remove the existing layer of Max Wax....why, I don't know! I just wanted to test out a new wax. LOL!

    Collinite's Marque D' Elegance Past Wax

    (Applied by hand and removed with EDGE2K White Finisihing Pad)
    Once again, this wax went on so easy. With a primed foam applicator pad, a little goes a long way. I put on an even, thin layer and let dry for abou 15 minutes. Aaron from EDGE had talked with me about a wax removing technique which uses their white foam pad acting like like a MF bonnet. Yep. I buffed off the wax at a #5 speed. UNBELIEVABLE! This new technique yeilded some amazing reflection results as you will see.

    Other products used....

    Meguiar's NXT Car Wash
    (EDGE Wash ShMitt)
    Meguiar's APC
    (4:1 on wheels and tires as well as inner fenders and lower rockers.)
    (Used EDGE Wheel ShMitt.)
    Armor All Extreme-Shine Tire Gel
    DP's Wheel Glaze
    Stoner's Invisible Glass

    Befores....dirtiest it's been in 4 months!

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    Max Wax Beading before removal........2 months old.
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  2. justin30513

    justin30513 New Member

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    Afters with the new coat....

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  3. limiteD*

    limiteD* 今あいたい すぐあいたい

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    Very nice work :bigthumb:
     
  4. Run N. Gun

    Run N. Gun Active Member

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    Looks great! Can't wait to see the beading difference in a couple of months! Thx Justin!
     
  5. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Excellent as expected. :)
     
  6. MCohen

    MCohen #NotMyPresident #AmericaIsAlreadyGreat #GoSolar OT Supporter

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    Great job :bigthumb:
     
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    Agreed, nice work!!
     

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