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    Can anyone reccomend a good wax? I use to use Mother's years ago, got out of doing my own detailing due to lack of time. I want to get back into it, but want to know if there have been any new products that are good and easy to use...else I can go back to ole faithful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonyl9 View Post
    Can anyone reccomend a good wax? I use to use Mother's years ago, got out of doing my own detailing due to lack of time. I want to get back into it, but want to know if there have been any new products that are good and easy to use...else I can go back to ole faithful!

    The Mother's clay bar system is very good and you will be pleased with the results. It's a little extra work using the clay bar but it gets the paint clean before applying the wax. This makes the job look better and last longer.
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    Yeah just go back to old faithful mothers. Never used a wax that stood up to the mothers' performance.

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    I would hit it with some adams clay and detail spray. IF you are doing it by hand then hit it with Adams revive polish mixed with a little swirl and haze remover. Then i would hit it with the Adams americana paste wax. and if you dont want to spend that much but bet me its worth then i would hit it with the butter wax. The ticket is to get two to three lights coats. Then after that i would hit everything you crome windows and pain with adams brilliant spray glaze. And you dont have to do all these step if you dont want to. you can just put the wax on. But the result will be better. And Mothers wont stand a chance.

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    Has anyone tried "Ice" wax. They make a clay bar kit as well. They claim it leaves no white residue and since I have a black truck this is a big deal to me. It seems like no matter how careful I am removing the wax, the next day I always end up with white residue in the more hard to get places.

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    Never heard of that, might check it out though when I go to wax my truck next. The no residue thing sounds like a seller to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by canislupis69 View Post
    Has anyone tried "Ice" wax. They make a clay bar kit as well. They claim it leaves no white residue and since I have a black truck this is a big deal to me. It seems like no matter how careful I am removing the wax, the next day I always end up with white residue in the more hard to get places.
    Buy a detail brush, looks like a 2" wide normal paint brush that has bristles only 1/4" long.
    It is soft and wont scratch paint or wax, but will get into tight seams and remove all that white stuff.

    I also wanted to say to try a pure carnuba wax, very hard wax, made from a plant from Brazil, so it is plant based as opposed to petroleum based.

    Final tip, NEVER use dish soap to wash your truck, all petro based (oil based) waxes will just dissolve and wash off. I use Mothers car wash, it is non detergent, and all your work will last.
    nuff said

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    Quote Originally Posted by 97chevz71 View Post
    I would hit it with some adams clay and detail spray. IF you are doing it by hand then hit it with Adams revive polish mixed with a little swirl and haze remover. Then i would hit it with the Adams americana paste wax. and if you dont want to spend that much but bet me its worth then i would hit it with the butter wax. The ticket is to get two to three lights coats. Then after that i would hit everything you crome windows and pain with adams brilliant spray glaze. And you dont have to do all these step if you dont want to. you can just put the wax on. But the result will be better. And Mothers wont stand a chance.

    I have always been tied between Adams and Smartwax, they are both amazing but the Adams VRT is the best rubber and plastic shinner ever! No matter what how much you use ,never greasy and doesn't fling on body sides AT ALL, so i will have to say im 65 percent adams and 35 percent smartwax!
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    i just waxed my truck with eagle one's nano wax (mainly because i got it extremely cheap and something new to try) and i was very impressed with it. the shine was just as good as before when i used turtle wax IMO. i washed down the truck first and then applied it with a microfiber cloth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmiee View Post

    The Mother's clay bar system is very good and you will be pleased with the results. It's a little extra work using the clay bar but it gets the paint clean before applying the wax. This makes the job look better and last longer.

    I agree 100000000000%! because I just used McGuire's Claybar and wax on my truck today!

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