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Old 12-15-2006, 08:44 AM   #16
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turtle wax...anygood?
I've never used TW based on the availability and proven track records of other products that can be found locally. Picus has done a good review of ICE in the past, and if I recall, it doesn't last long; 2-3 weeks IIRC.

Locally, you should scavange your Carquests for Collinite 845, Duragloss 105, and perhaps NXT from Canadian Tire. The former being extreamly cost efficient (~$10-15), and are both very durable.

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Old 12-17-2006, 03:16 PM   #17
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Do I need to have a buffer to apply the Klasse wax and sealant or I can apply that stuff by hand? I don't have a buffer and I don't feel comfortable using one either. I just want something that I can apply by hand to protect the car during the winter.
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Old 12-17-2006, 05:29 PM   #18
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Do I need to have a buffer to apply the Klasse wax and sealant or I can apply that stuff by hand? I don't have a buffer and I don't feel comfortable using one either. I just want something that I can apply by hand to protect the car during the winter.

No buffer required. All you need is a foam applicator, and you're good to go. Thinner is better, and keeping your applicator damp with water will definitely help!

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Old 12-17-2006, 05:40 PM   #19
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Where can I buy Klasse products in the GTA area? Canadian Tire, Parts Source?
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Old 12-17-2006, 05:54 PM   #20
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I believe Lastingshine.com (sp?) will have it available... Sorry, but I forgot the actual name, I'm sure someone will have it handy. AFAIK, they're the only one's that carry Klasse locally.

Online, eshine/carcarsmart carry Klasse.

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Old 12-17-2006, 06:29 PM   #21
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I believe Lastingshine.com (sp?) will have it available... Sorry, but I forgot the actual name, I'm sure someone will have it handy. AFAIK, they're the only one's that carry Klasse locally.

Online, eshine/carcarsmart carry Klasse.

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http://www.lastingshine.ca/ is actually the site. Paul Joseph runs it and has amazing prices and even better customer service. Tell him Blair sent you! I get all my detailing supplies from him. If you are looking for something particular, he always has good advice.

P.S. He does carry Klasse.
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Old 12-17-2006, 06:54 PM   #22
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+1 on Lasting Shine, great guys over there. Eshine.ca is also good and also carries Klasse products. AIO is very easy to use, HGSG can be a bit tricker so before application you might want to shoot on over to Autopia.org and read up on suggested application methods.
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Old 12-17-2006, 08:13 PM   #23
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+1 on Lasting Shine, great guys over there. Eshine.ca is also good and also carries Klasse products. AIO is very easy to use, HGSG can be a bit tricker so before application you might want to shoot on over to Autopia.org and read up on suggested application methods.
And if you have seen the detailing picus does, you can be assured he knows what he is talking about. I have seen his work on autopica.org and he works on some fine cars!
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Old 12-20-2006, 02:08 AM   #24
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+1 on Lasting Shine, great guys over there. Eshine.ca is also good and also carries Klasse products. AIO is very easy to use, HGSG can be a bit tricker so before application you might want to shoot on over to Autopia.org and read up on suggested application methods.
Any suggestions of winter protection wax and sealant from Canadian Tire or local stores?
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Old 12-20-2006, 09:22 AM   #25
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Any Wax on the paint is really better than none at all.

For the winter cars, I use Zymol from CanadianTire. I based the results from the following, several years ago.

http://www.ffcobra.com/magazine/waxtest.html

But, even Turtle Wax twice a year still protects the paint. I've had an old Hyundai Pony's and Dodge K-Cars that were waxed twice a year with Turtle Wax, and the paint never faded even after 5-6 years!

I use Zaino on the Acura, Accord and BMW. Each about 3-4 Coats. It repels water for 4-5+ months!

Zymol seems pretty good for the cars I just want to protect, but don't want to waste too much time.
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Old 12-20-2006, 03:41 PM   #26
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You can get Zaino locally at any Barbers Chair location.

If there isn't one near you and you want to grab something from Canadian Tire, probably the longest lasting thing they have their is Meguairs NXT Tech Wax (actually a sealant), it'll only net you about 8-12 weeks, but as mentioned by dtthiaga, anything is better than nothing at all. NXT is very easy to use, too.

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Old 12-31-2006, 10:09 AM   #27
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Auto Spa in Mississauga located on Laird Drive is an excellent detailing shop with great prices and friendly service. My executive friends take their 7 series,5 and 3 series there and the cars come out like new. Talk to John the owner and tell him you are a Maxbimmer member and he will look after you.

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Old 01-03-2007, 12:07 AM   #28
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Thanks for all the advice guys. I just picked up some Claybar and NXT Tech Wax from CT. However, when I was there I was looking for a new wash mitt. All they had was some cheap imitation microfiber ones. I then proceeded to another CT to see if they had better ones but again it was the same crappy stuff. Does anyone know where I can purchase a good quality and decent wash mitt in the GTA?
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