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i have used mothers the past two waxes and it goes on easy and is not a pain to take off....it kept my car looking great but i does not last as long but i get bored and enjoy washing and waxing my car so its not a big deal to me.
 

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I use Meguire's 3 step polish with a rotary buffer. It makes washing very fun and easy.
I have heard this may be the key to cleaning up my paint, which is borderline terrible.

Theres all sorts of "dirty spots" that just wont wash out during a normal wash, its dull in spots, and my attempt with a clay magic bar didnt do anything as far as I could see.

When I get to it i know its going to be a full day job to clean this thing up, but I dont want to drop a bunch of cash on cleaning products that may not work at all.
 

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I use Meguire's 3 step polish with a rotary buffer. It makes washing very fun and easy.
I have heard this may be the key to cleaning up my paint, which is borderline terrible.

Theres all sorts of "dirty spots" that just wont wash out during a normal wash, its dull in spots, and my attempt with a clay magic bar didnt do anything as far as I could see.

When I get to it i know its going to be a full day job to clean this thing up, but I dont want to drop a bunch of cash on cleaning products that may not work at all.
When you complete the steps, future washing is a breeze. Just wash, and it'll be shiny again.
Although it'll take several hours to complete the 3 steps, ITS THE GREATEST PRODUCT EVER! When I first got my car, the entire hood was oxidized and the entire car looked very blurry. Right after I polished, waxed, and sealed, it looked perfect. Just like looking into a mirror. Just make sure you don't operate any heavy machinery for the next few hours. Especially if you're usina a rotary buffer. (you'll get the shakes)
If it weren't for the odd dents and scratches, you'd probably think my car was brand new.

I tried all sorts of "spray liquid" wax, and they don't look good at all. It just looks greasy or oily and is too easy to remove. (Looks very amature'ish in my opinion)
 

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clay magic clay bar, then

I use Meguire's 3 step polish with a rotary buffer. It makes washing very fun and easy.
then ive done the new turtle wax "ice" or something or other. the ice stuff seems to hold up longer than the meguires carnauba wax. so as long as the ice is on top, its all good for a longer time. the 3 steps are definatley worth it!

just my two cents
 

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Seriously read the ZAINO website and learn about their products before putting yellow (carnuba) wax on your car and having pounds of white flakes all over your driveway as you remove the wax. I have used Zaino on my MINI (Indi Blue), the S2000 (Black) and now on the Odyssey (white). The Zaino even makes the white 'pop' which is very hard to do. My project on leave is to do the family truckster (amazon green metalic Honda Ridgeline).
Chris
who hopes to have a Zaino-worthy Miata paint job someday.
 

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Where is Redline7K when you need her , she was or maybe still is the most anal about car waxex and waxing , OMFG !

As for me well I use turtle wax its made from real anamil phat and makes it shine , well as go as I can what with the clear coat peeling off the nose , guess I drive to dang fast .
 

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I'm not a waxing guru..

but I like zymol for the fast application and instant smoothness. Great coconut smell too!

I've been using Meguiar's NXT bottle tech and it's not as smooth as zymol, but it shines just as well.

Zaino is downright incredible, it's more than 1 step and time consuming but it defines the color of your car and gives it a rich tone.

Using a good car soap may help a lot too... i recommend Meguiar's Gold class (sorry for thread jack) one wash and it shines like it's waxed.
 

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ya know i think my uncle is a zaino distributor, maybe i can get a group buy going. ill try to get prices from him if anybody is interested
 

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i use meguiars because i'm cheap and it looks good... but i used zaino once on my mini, and it was AMAZING. the paint was extremely glossy and it lasted forever.
 

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Sometimes I use the Meguiars three-step, and I try to use mostly tan bottle Meguiars stuff, and Meguiars Hi-Tech Yellow Wax. The yellow wax sets up hard as a rock and you really have to work to get it off, but oh what a shine! A little goes a *long* way. When I *really* wanna show off, I then coat it with Showcar Glaze. I've not tried the hand polish, but will get some next time I'm at the Streetrod show.

For the back window I use Meguiar's 3-step MIrror Glaze plastic polish.
 
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