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06-26-2011, 07:56 PM #1
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Wax on Wax off ~ What Brand of Wax to use?
I'm looking for suggestions and/or opinions regarding brands of wax to use. Yea, it's a brand new truck, but it just ain't slick enough for me.
Please post your favorite brand (liquid or paste), application/removal techniques, types of applicators, types of removal materials (terry cloth, micro fiber, etc), or anything else you want to add.
06-26-2011, 08:07 PM #2
06-26-2011, 08:08 PM #3
Welcome to the club. I use Meguairs Mirror Glaze # 26 Yellow wax, its comes in paste and liquid, I've always used the liquid. Apply with foam pad and remove micro fiber cloth. The foam pad and micro fiber cloth are also from Meguairs. If you go to my lastest picture album you can see a picture of myself taken in the door of my truck. The truck is over 6 years old.:cool:
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06-26-2011, 08:56 PM #4
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06-27-2011, 12:05 AM #5
I use the Mother's 3 step wax. It is a liquid. The first step is a cleaner. Even though you wash the truck first there is still "stuff" left on the paint. It is basically a light rubbing compound. The second step is a polish. The last step is a carnuba wax. I started to use this stuff in the early 90's when I bought a used s10 that the paint didn't have that pop to it. I used these products on the truck and it brought the luster back to the truck. It is time consuming but I am a lot OCD about how clean my truck is. I only use this stuff twice a year. Maybe three times depending on how much I take it off road. I apply all three steps with the round applicators you get from AutoZone. I think they are a padded terry cloth but not sure. Then I remove it with a standard terry cloth. I use a different applicator for each step and do the same to remove it also.
06-27-2011, 10:59 PM #6
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- Pittsboro IN
I appreciate y'all taking the time to respond. I'll keep these suggestions in mind when I go shopping.
06-28-2011, 04:47 AM #7
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I use Turtle wax. I use the liquid for regular waxes (once a year) & use the paste with an orbital buffer if I have any fine scratches to take out in between times. The paste has a little more polishing compound in it than the liquid seems to.1988 Chevy C-3500 2wd (no pic)
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03-28-2012, 05:34 AM #8
I grew up with my dad always using Rain Dance carnuba wax and he swore by it, but I havne't seen that stuff for sale in probably 10 years.
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Dylan, that looks incredible. I think I might have to go ahead and change up my plan. I'm going to have to get myself some of that and try it out next time I detail the truck.
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03-28-2012, 05:23 PM #9
I remember Rain Dance. I am pretty sure it was made by DuPont, which is no longer in the consumer product side of automotive finish products. They do still sell two grades of consumer rubbing compound, however.1994 Chevy K2500 Silverado, 454 (modified), original owner.
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