Turtle Wax Paste Good For Dark Blue Finish?

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  1. Pussysmith

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    I have a dark blue color to wax. I just bought some Turtle Wax paste. I was gonna hand apply it to a single panel at a time and remove it 1 panel at a time. Any tips? I was thinking of just running through the automatic car wash then waxing it and removing with old shirts so that they are soft but abrasive enough to have some polishing ability still.
     
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    Its not the greatest stuff on earth but what it really comes down to is prep vs product. I can use any product and make it look good as long as I get to prep the car right.
     
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    :werd: Agreed 100%. LSP is really far down the list as far as importance goes aesthetically.
     
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    Thanks guys. Normally I use a bit more "sophisticated" product but this time I figured why not use what my father and grandfather used for many years. I will use microfiber if I have to!

    What is LSP?
     
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    HAHA I'm not sure that is exactly what I meant. The best way to look at the situation would probably be to see that Turtle Wax gives good protective finish like the more expensive stuff. The more expensive stuff may give a *better* finish but the difference in price is huge. I pay $5.85 for a tub of turtle wax paste. I could easily pay 5 to 10 times more than that for the same size of premium wax made by some small company with 1/10th the research of turtle wax. Just my view, you mileage may vary.
     
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    Guaranteed, Carnauba Moose for $20 > Turtle Wax and it doesn't matter how big Turtle Wax is or what they may (or more likely, probably don't) spend on research. You give them far too much credit when it comes to using their resources to put out a top notch wax.
     
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    Yeah I can see the argument from both sides. Personally I think an untrained eye couldn't tell the difference and the delta coefficient is negligible. Your mileage may vary but nonetheless all are good products.

    Whats the way to go about applying and removing from dark blue paint? Circular application onto one full panel by hand then remove back and forth?
     
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    Their resources go into minimizing costs.

    But ultimately, frequency of application is by far the most important factor, not the brand of product. Many enthusiasts put hours of research into buying the ultimate wax (at any price), only to apply it a few times then tire of the process and hard work.

    It's far preferable to use an average product but apply it 6 - 12 times a year.
     
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    I agree with that. I know its time for me to wax and then do it again around Thanksgiving. Any comments on how I suggested application above?
     
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    You'd be suprised....

    Circular to spread, back and forth as the wind goes over the car to work in.
     
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    Thank you scott. So I guess I will also remove back and forth if I am working it in back and forth.
     
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    OMG, thank you, I needed a laugh tonight.

    And for the record, I was raised on Rain Dance liquid wax.

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    Personally, I think if Turtle Wax works for you, and you like the results, then why the hell not use it? Whatever tickles your pickle man. As far as when to wax...pretty much when the rain stops beading, it's time to wax. If you want a much easier wax to use without the arm breaking removal Turtle Wax Paste has, why don't you try Optimum Car Wax? It's a spray that last a LONG time, and looks really good to boot.

    But again, whatever floats your boat. If you like Turtle Wax, and are happy with it, have at it my friend.
     
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    Truck looks clean! Went on easy and came off well. If it ever dried on it was on there real good. I think it was because the paint was so dry it was just drinking up the wax. I will need to rewax in a month or so if I want a turtle shell hard finish for the winter. All in all I recommend Turtle Wax applied by hand and taken off with a microfiber for times when you want a tough cheap wax.
     

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