New car... wax/sealants? v. first timer

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by victionone, Jul 31, 2006.

  1. victionone

    victionone New Member

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    New to detailing, and after reading this forum, I decided to get a Optimum PC kit to work on my neglected truck.

    Also just bought a new Lexus, and the paint is still in excellent condition and swirl free. Should I still use OP with a polishing pad before I wax?

    Both cars are a dark gray metallic and parked outdoor. What is a durable and easy to apply wax and sealant should I use? Are the terms "sealant" used for synthetic waxes, and "wax" for carnauba waxes? How durable is the Optimum wax?

    The amount of different products available is overwhelming! :run:
     
  2. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    If the paint is swirl free, no need to polish. OCW is a great wax, expect about 3 months durability although it is so easy to apply, I'd do it every 3rd wash to keep the cars looking their best. Another option is the Werkstatt twins, Prime (the acrylic polish) and Acrylic Jett (the acrylic sealant).
     
  3. victionone

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    Thanks for the reply scott! I Appreciate it and have a few more questions...

    Do I pc the wax, or apply by hand? Do I spray the pad, or the car?

    I was checking out the werkstatt stuff, and it sounds great. How durable is it? Does the prime replace the Optimum polish?
     
  4. xxpanipuri

    xxpanipuri Gideeyup Motherfuckers....

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    i'd say apply everything by hand since it is a new car and you're only protecting the finish and NOT trying to remove defects/blemishes....

    scott are the werkstatt twins on par with the klasse aio and klasse sealant?

    which are also acrylic based and provide good protection?
     
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    I would say give the Werkstatt twins a try on a new, swirl free car.
     

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