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Old 12-04-2002, 07:33 PM   #1
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Suggestions needed on how to wax?

hi all,

I want to wax my car. Any suggestions on methods, steps, and products?
A friend of mine says it takes 5 hrs and someone else said they can do it in 1 hr? Who is right?
My biggest concern is what product name should i use as well as which cloths and/or sponges? I keep hearing people telling me to use mother's products.

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Old 12-04-2002, 08:06 PM   #2
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Re: Suggestions needed on how to wax?

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hi all,

I want to wax my car. Any suggestions on methods, steps, and products?
A friend of mine says it takes 5 hrs and someone else said they can do it in 1 hr? Who is right?
My biggest concern is what product name should i use as well as which cloths and/or sponges? I keep hearing people telling me to use mother's products.

thanks
bring it to my house, with $10 (not the one you owe me!) and i'll do it for ya!!
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Old 12-04-2002, 08:22 PM   #3
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Meguiars Gold Class worked pretty damn good on my dads new Honda Accord. Anyone else like/dislike Meguiars products?

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Old 12-04-2002, 08:26 PM   #4
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HAH, I wouldnt let E46_Lover touch my car even if he paid me!! lol j/p


Ok seriously, here's the deal, the reason why it takes long to wax the car (5 hrs) is they go through a step by step process, dewaxer, clay bar, etc.. its only necessary once/year, most of the time you only need to wax the car, which only takes about an hour, it really helps if you have a electric buffer.


As for waxes, definately go with synthetic wax, carnuba is great for the shine, but it only lasts like a week, synthetic lasts much longer and protects better, unfortunately it doesnt shine as well. but I would only use carnuba if I was going to a show or something.

Mothers does have a synthetic wax now, but I would stick with Meguiars gold or Zymol, there are lots of other good waxes out there as I'm sure some of our members will recommend.
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Old 12-04-2002, 08:36 PM   #5
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HAH, I wouldnt let E46_Lover touch my car even if he paid me!! lol j/p


Ok seriously, here's the deal, the reason why it takes long to wax the car (5 hrs) is they go through a step by step process, dewaxer, clay bar, etc.. its only necessary once/year, most of the time you only need to wax the car, which only takes about an hour, it really helps if you have a electric buffer.


As for waxes, definately go with synthetic wax, carnuba is great for the shine, but it only lasts like a week, synthetic lasts much longer and protects better, unfortunately it doesnt shine as well. but I would only use carnuba if I was going to a show or something.

Mothers does have a synthetic wax now, but I would stick with Meguiars gold or Zymol, there are lots of other good waxes out there as I'm sure some of our members will recommend.
doesnt zynol require you to like strip the clear coat the first time or some shit? some guy on hondahookup did that!
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Old 12-04-2002, 08:43 PM   #6
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strip the clear coat???? are you retarded?
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strip the clear coat???? are you retarded?
dont ask me if im retarded...go ask the guy on hondahookup!
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Old 12-04-2002, 09:13 PM   #8
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Meguiars Gold Class worked pretty damn good on my dads new Honda Accord. Anyone else like/dislike Meguiars products?

Dave
I like Meguiars as well... how is the gold compared to the regular red bottle Meguiars wax?
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Old 12-04-2002, 09:48 PM   #9
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I've currently got Zaino on my car.

It's received rave reviews, and my experience is it's as good as they say.

One day to my horror, I noticed bird excrement on my hood this summer. My concern was since my car is black, the paint does get hot in the sun, baking the vile object.
Once I got home. I pulled out the hose, and wet the car down to give it a wash. To my amazement, the vile object was gone, with just the water hose. Took a close look, and there was no trace of it!

Negatives: Time: It does take about 5 hours for the first 2 applications, which is minimum in the beginning. The prep work before the wax is applied is an hr or two in itself.
Cost: it is pricey.

Because of the commitment of time and money, I only recommend it to people who are anal about there car's finish, and have a dark car, especially Black. On a white car like yours, wax isn't as critical as it is to a Black car.

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Re: Suggestions needed on how to wax?

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hi all,

I want to wax my car. Any suggestions on methods, steps, and products?
A friend of mine says it takes 5 hrs and someone else said they can do it in 1 hr? Who is right?
My biggest concern is what product name should i use as well as which cloths and/or sponges? I keep hearing people telling me to use mother's products.

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I hear waxing a car works best when a girl does it in a bikini in front of my house
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Old 12-05-2002, 12:02 AM   #11
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I hear waxing a car works best when a girl does it in a bikini in front of my house
I bet if you give Jon an extra $5 he will wear a bikini for ya! LOL! Oh my god my sides hurt from laughing so hard! And my stomach is upset from the mental image!
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Old 12-05-2002, 12:13 AM   #12
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I bet if you give Jon an extra $5 he will wear a bikini for ya! LOL! Oh my god my sides hurt from laughing so hard! And my stomach is upset from the mental image!
Please no more nasty posts.
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Please no more nasty posts.
Relax there buddy! Can't take a joke?
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Old 12-05-2002, 12:27 AM   #14
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Re: Re: Suggestions needed on how to wax?

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I hear waxing a car works best when a girl does it in a bikini in front of my house
(Oh right just what i need, to freeze my pom poms off)

Thanks for the suggestions, keep em coming because i want to hear more. If anyone can write in some detail the steps required, that would be really helpful.

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Old 12-05-2002, 12:28 AM   #15
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I bet if you give Jon an extra $5 he will wear a bikini for ya! LOL! Oh my god my sides hurt from laughing so hard! And my stomach is upset from the mental image!
Great, thanks for putting that horid image in our heads..
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