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Old 03-15-2002, 01:41 PM   #1
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Question Wax Products??

I'm new to the forum.

I picked up a 318iS with the Sports Package in October from B-K Motors in Waterloo (Certified Series). 5Spd, Roof, Heated Seats and ASC-T. Love the car!!!!

I don't have a lot of time, but I've always waxed my cars using some of the better One Step Turtle Wax products.

What would you recommend for a 1 Step or 2 Step Wax Product. I like to keep my car clean, but I'm usually very busy.

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Old 03-15-2002, 03:46 PM   #2
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NEVER use Turtle wax products, they are the worst waxes I've ever used.


Some good products are Meguires and Mothers. I have never heard any complaints from them. If you can get your hands on that professional 3M detailing wax, I heard thats the best stuff.
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Old 03-15-2002, 03:50 PM   #3
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this maybe a dumb question, but do you guys remove wax before applying new stuff??? or do you just add it on top??? and if so what do you use to remove?? I've just recently got the 3 step meguirs stuff

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Old 03-15-2002, 04:11 PM   #4
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I believe most of us use that stuff, but u only need to use it once a year I've heard.

Have any of you tried that clay bar from Mothers, I used it, its amazing.
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Old 03-15-2002, 05:18 PM   #5
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My family uses Zymol on all of our cars.
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Old 03-16-2002, 02:08 AM   #6
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I use the zymol wax, and a bunch of other meguires cleaning products.
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Old 03-16-2002, 02:35 AM   #7
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Zymol is the way to go

Meguires is good, but zymol man it is awesome
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Old 03-16-2002, 02:37 AM   #8
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One more thing

If you decide to go with Zymol try the starter kit its very simple to use, you can do a lot more with it as well.
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Old 03-16-2002, 08:53 AM   #9
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i use muguirs or mothers there both pretty good
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Old 03-17-2002, 12:29 AM   #10
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I use ONE GRADE Blitz wax. this stuff lasts for a long time, have proof as i've tried it on my volvo.
long time as in around 6months or a bit more
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Old 03-17-2002, 04:18 PM   #11
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The best wax that I've used is blitz wax. Can't buy it locally though. You have to order online. Blitz has the second best shine next to pinnacle souvern, but it kills souvern in longevity. Souvern lasts all of 2 weeks. Blitz will last a good 2-3 months.

You have to remember that waxing is not the one and only thing you should do to keep your car looking good. If you have swirl marks you need to remove them with an abrasive polish. If you have embedded contamination in your paint then you should clay. Waxing over swirls and contaminants is useless. Detailing is more than a one step process. I know you said you don't have alot of time, and I appreciate that because I'm in the same boat. BUT, don't expect waxing alone to miraculously make your car look brand new. Waxing will have the smallest impact. Surface prep is far more important.

Just my two cents.


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this maybe a dumb question, but do you guys remove wax before applying new stuff??? or do you just add it on top??? and if so what do you use to remove?? I've just recently got the 3 step meguirs stuff

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You don't have to remove your old wax when applying new wax. But after a few coats you'll notice your finish will start to have a yellow tinge. This is wax buildup. General rule of thumb is srtip your car down to it's base once a year. Use dawn or a mild paint cleaner like P21S cleaner(don't remember it's name off hand).
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Old 03-17-2002, 04:58 PM   #12
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thanks for the great advise, I think i'll have to use the first step in the meguires 3step stuff i got. the first step is the cleaner, it looks like there are some spots under the wax that i've applied. I obiously did not use the cleaner properly.

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Old 03-20-2002, 03:29 PM   #13
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Dawn to strip it.
Clay bar to get the nasties out of your clearcoat.
3M Fill 'n Glaze will get the swirls out.
P21S (paste) or Mequiars Gold Class (liquid) wax.
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Old 03-21-2002, 05:01 PM   #14
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Klasse action!

I think Klasse AIO and SG is the greatest stuff to use especially on our salted winter roads. Looks beautiful and last a long time. It looks even better with the more coats you use.

If you top it all off with a coat of blitz grand will make your bimmer shine like no other!
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Old 03-21-2002, 06:57 PM   #15
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Yup,
using Klasse AIO and SG are great but a must for Blitz Wax or any other type of reliable wax in addition to using the Klasses
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