NXT....isn't for me.

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  1. Chadder007

    Chadder007 OG Diamond Member

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    Well after a few months of having NXT on my car I have come to the conclusion that is absolutely SUCKS on my car. Jet Black BMW Z4..... Ive had it garaged and out in the sunlight for maybe one day total. For a period of 4 weeks.... I had put on two topping coats of NXT on the Z4 and even though just these 4 weeks have gone by with it sitting mostly in the garage and only having a tad of dust settle on it.....its as if I haven't put ANYTHING on the paint now. ARGH!! #@*@#*@# This after having washing it yesterday. The paint looks somewhat dull but it still of course beads very well. It just looks so dull and crappy now and feels so dry on the paint. Ive gone ahead and put another coat on it real quick today too but Im going to be ordering me something else and then trashing this crap.
     
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    How did you prep the paint?
     
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    I washed the car with Dawn...
    Dryed it off using California Blade and cotton towel.
    Used Clay Magic bar.
    Meguires' #80
    Then Meguires NXT....twice.
     
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    Should I top it with something else possibly or just never use NXT again since it doesn't seem to stay anyway.?
     
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    Dawn won't hurt clear coat, it'll just strip wax.
     
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    Dawn is a very strong degreaser, and many people believe it will dry up the "oil" in the paint.
     
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    :werd: There's no point.
     
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    I only used it just that once ....and its a brand new car that had been sitting out on the lot for 6 months. I won't be using Dawn again....just that one time to help get all the crap off. :slap:
     
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    You can try, ClearKote's VM, NXT, the top with S100/P21S
     
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    I've had great success with using NXT on dark cars. There's an Accord that I put NXT on over 6 weeks ago and it's still shiney and beading like crazy. I don't know what you tell you. did you let it cure before adding the 2nd coat?
     
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    If you use dish soap all the time, it will dull the clearcoat. One time to remove wax won't ruin your paint but why bother? Any claying or polishing will remove any old wax anyway. Always move forward in the detailing process and dish soap is a step backward.

    If you are using Zaino for the first time, you need to either Dawn wash or wash the car down with a water/alcohol mix but that is only after using other products to polish the paint since Zaino won't bond to most polishes. The only exception I know of is Klasse AIO.

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    Back on topic. Sounds like using #80 and NXT would yield good results, I use that combo often. If NXT isn't for you, it isn't for you. Other excellent sealant options are Wolfgang or either of the Poorboy's EX Sealants. I also get good durability and appearance using Meguiars #16 or Clearkote's Carnauba Moose.
     
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    I think ill go over it again and get me some #16 to top it off.
     
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    It was sitting on a lot for 6 months, what "crap" was on there that Dawn can take off that polish can't?
     
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    I've used it on my cousin's '97 kia. Had the typical never been polished condition, pop can rings on the trunk, etc... I wish I had some before pics, I wasn't thinking when I did this car. Used the NXT wax, then went over with Griot's best of show wax to lock in the shine. Still shiny today.

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    You should wetsand his whole kia. He'll have the shiniest kia in the world. :eek3:
     
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    What do you guys think about NXT carwash liquid?
     
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    I know, oh well it's a cheap car... BUT that pic is an extreme close up as well.
     
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    It is actually very good. Real good sheeting with your final rinse too.
     

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