Good "Over the Counter" wax?

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by JoeDirte, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. JoeDirte

    JoeDirte OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2006
    Messages:
    45,212
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    FL
    i want to get something that is avaailable at the chain stores like pepboys or advance. I waxed the front end of my expedition with s100, but i think Scott said it isn't very durable, so I need a product that will last awhile. Eventually I'll get to the rest later.

    Can s100 be layered? I put 2 coats on the hood :dunno:
     
  2. n2_space

    n2_space Space > *.*

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2002
    Messages:
    4,529
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Indy
    Go to advanced auto and pick up some collinite 845 insulator wax if you want something very durable that is available locally.

    You don't really layer carnubas, no.
     
  3. JoeDirte

    JoeDirte OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2006
    Messages:
    45,212
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    FL
    ok thanks
     
  4. Labster

    Labster OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2003
    Messages:
    5,717
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NE, OH
    You don't? I layer #16 quite often and it works well.
     
  5. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

    Joined:
    May 30, 2005
    Messages:
    4,724
    Likes Received:
    0
    I like Meguiar's NXT 2.0 quite a bit. You can find it everywhere and IMO it works quite well.
     
  6. Original

    Original OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2004
    Messages:
    33,811
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    God's Country
    Had NXT and loved it. Just picked up 2.0. How much better is it?

    My roommate thinks I'm fucked up. I keep smelling it and waiting for it to warm up outside :hs:
     
  7. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

    Joined:
    May 5, 2000
    Messages:
    160,440
    Likes Received:
    844
    Location:
    Home of the Texas Rangers
    Meguiars #26 is also an excellent OTC wax.
     
  8. n2_space

    n2_space Space > *.*

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2002
    Messages:
    4,529
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Indy
    Nope... not usually... if I do it's no more than 2 coats.
     
  9. jjski78

    jjski78 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2007
    Messages:
    2,284
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Right Here, aka You're Mom's House
    I usually only do 2 coats of carnauba just to make sure I have complete coverage. Layering only crosses my mind when using sealant like Werkstatt AJ.
     
  10. RyRy

    RyRy Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2005
    Messages:
    18,067
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Margaritaville
    I <3 Meguiars show car glaze topped off with yellow tech wax. I used to be able to get it at AutoZone but now they don't seem to be carrying the professional line anymore :sad2:
     
  11. Paulie Walnuts

    Paulie Walnuts Im an agent of chaos

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2003
    Messages:
    29,716
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Twin Tities, MN
    Agreed. And who the fuck said you cannot layer waxes I layer them all the time.
     
  12. RyRy

    RyRy Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2005
    Messages:
    18,067
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Margaritaville
    I normally do 2/3 coats of show car glaze and 2-3 coats of Yellow Tech Wax and it lasts 3 months or so depending on the weather, road types and how much I wash at the car wash (usually 1-3x per week).
     

Share This Page