Okay...I see all the different waxes and products...

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  1. SantorinA4

    SantorinA4 New Member

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    listed to keep our cars looking great, but is one better for lighter colors than others? I've used Meguiars NXT which is nice, but doesn't last long and I have used Meguiars in the black bottle/jar, but I'm not getting that really wet look that others are able to attain. I have a somewhat light colored car and want a wet look that I have seen on other cars. Am I using the right waxes, not using enough, wrong ones, etc?

    Here is a pic of my car. It's about the same color as the gray one Scottwax did last week or the week before that came out looking so wet.

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    Sorry for the rainy pic. We haven't had nice enough weather to get out there and take some sunny pics.

    Oh, and I always wash, clay, then wax. I don't have time to really do anything else. :hs:
     
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    :dunno: Looks pretty wet in that picture....


    Best suggestion I can give you is to go through my photohost gallery in my sig and check out the cars. I always list the products I use. Odds are though, unless you use a PC, it will be difficult to achieve the same level of shine since a quality buffer can polish paint more deeply and evenly than you can by hand.
     
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    I'd personally just try some different products. After all this time detailing I can sometimes notice a difference between waxes but there is so much more that goes into making a vehicle look good.

    I like to find waxes that are easy to use and work with and then focus my time on polishing and prep work. That's what really matters. Some vehicles I do will have great looking paint before wax is even applied.

    Also, pics don't really show all. The different is wax is very subtle and won't be picked up my a camera. Plus, different lightning, etc. will make the paint reflect differently.
     
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    :rofl: Yeah, it was a little wet in that picture. I'll have to check out the PC's. So do you think I should add a polish to my process once I get a PC?
     
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    So the polishing and prep work really help it achieve the depth and wettness I'm looking for?? Just want to make sure I have that right.
     
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    Parabellum Molon Labe!

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    Yep it's all about the prep work. Well....... mostly about the prep work.
     
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    Yep, It's all about the prep work. Waxing a dull hazed swirled finish just doesn't work. Want to polish the paint out nicely and then apply a coat of wax for protection.

    I like Einszett's Metallic Polish. For wax I do a couple coats of Poorboy's EX-P and then slap some S100 on there.
     
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    Hmm...I may have to pick some of that up when I get the PC. :)
     
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    Thanks for your help guys. I really appreciate it. :)
     

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