Why don't detailers seem to ever use once a year waxes

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  1. dirteemac

    dirteemac hey, how are you?

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    like nufinish or klasse? Is it because they don't work or because it wil put them out of business?
     
  2. XPX

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    because most times they only do a full detail and then its only manteinance cycles until the next full detail
     
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    Because they don't last a year. /thread
     
  4. dirteemac

    dirteemac hey, how are you?

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    What if you used it like once a month?
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Klasse would be fine but Nu-Finish has some pretty strong cleaners and would be too aggressive to use monthly. Plus, it really isn't all that great anyway.
     
  6. Beason

    Beason They call me "The Stig"

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    unless u keep your car in a perfect garage all the time I doubt any wax would last a year.
     
  7. Buck-O

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    Then why bother to use a "once a year" wax?
     
  8. dirteemac

    dirteemac hey, how are you?

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    Because the other three weeks of the month you can just towel off you car and it will look all shiny already.
     
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    Beason They call me "The Stig"

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    I really cant tell if youre being serious or not.
     
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    dirteemac hey, how are you?

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    I am serious. There's a guy who hangs out by my work who told me to use it. He always offers to do up my ride but he charges a little more than I'd like to spend and plus I like to do it myself. I was a little skeptical at first because he's a hobo (or seems like one anyways) but I've seen some of the cars he's worked on and they look damn good. He tells me not to use wax and to only use polish. He says applying wax fucks up the clearcoat somehow. He won't tell me what polish exactly though, he keeps it a secret. He did tell me nufinish was cool though. From the cars I've seen him do, I want to almost do what he says and just polish my ride but the only thing that stops me is I wonder how just polishing will withstand the test of time and I don't exactly want to experiment with my new car.
     
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    Beason They call me "The Stig"

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    wow, stay away from that guy.
     
  12. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    :werd: I'd be scared to look any car he has had his hands on, especially in the full sun or under halogens.
     
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    Why bother using something that says its "once a year" when you can throw on a coat of Optimum Spray wax in 10 minutes and be done with it?

    ONR + Optimum Spray Wax + a quick once over with QD = poontastically nice results.
     
  14. dirteemac

    dirteemac hey, how are you?

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    That suff lasts a year? Every spray wax I've ever encountered leaves streaks.
     
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    NOTHING LASTS A YEAR. NOTHING.

    He didn't say OCW lasts a year but that it is an easy way to keep your car freshly waxed. If you use it as the directions say, it won't streak and lasts around 3 months.
     
  16. dirteemac

    dirteemac hey, how are you?

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    I will have to give this (along with the other stuff in the how to wash and wax your car in an hour thread) a try then. Can I use it once a week? I like to keep my car looking glossy and freshly waxed.
     
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    Once a week would be overkill if it's already clean
     
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    dirteemac hey, how are you?

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    My car is black and stays clean for about 20 minutes.
     
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    You can use it after each wash if you want. It isn't abrasive and it does look better if you have a few applications on.
     
  20. GuiltySparc

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    i use it every other or every third wash, but i always end with a once over with QD (every wash). But i understand, my car is also black. A California car duster goes a long way in keeping the car looking clean. I usually hit mine in the morning with it unless there is a ton of dirt or rain marks on it.

    These pictures were taken after an ONR wash with QD afterward. I had used the Optimum Spray wax about 9 days before. You can see the rest of the set in the show off forum.

    Oh, and about the streaks...just make sure you use it on cool paint, like the directions say. If you try it in warm/hot paint expect to some frustration. I've also found that QD will also get rid of any streaks from the spray wax, which is why i always finish with it.

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  21. dirteemac

    dirteemac hey, how are you?

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    Black suby crew. :h5:

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    Yeah I hit mine up with the duster brush too everyday while I'm waiting for her to warm up.

    What's qd? detaling spray?
     
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    nice forester! The 08 sports with the STi lip look pretty awesome.

    oh ya, sorry...QD is quick detailer.

    I use meg's ultimate quick detailer...but after this bottle is empty i'm going to mix up some QD strength ONR.

    http://www.optimumcarcare.com/norinse.html

    You can use it for wash, quick detailer, clay bar lube, etc. with different concentrations.

    As i said, the pictures were taken after a wash with the optimum no rinse (ONR) and meg's quick detailer.
     
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