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View Poll Results: Which wax, overall, makes your BMW shine the best?
Turtle Wax 3 17.65%
Mothers 2 11.76%
Meguiars 7 41.18%
BMW Autowachs 1 5.88%
Zymol 4 23.53%
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Old 04-30-2004, 01:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Which wax, overall, makes your BMW shine the best?
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can we have some pics of each product on a car so we can see the difference??

right now i like zainos tho :P
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Here's a link to a wax test everyone should see. (from bmwl2's previous post)

Zaino seems to have the edge but Meguiers NXT is getting good reviews.

You really need to spend some time reading through the Detail forum posts.

I have a questionaire posted here about this exact question but no one is posting any info.

It seems to be more of a preference and experience based situation rather than an absolute "this is best" answer. Some seem to have more shine, others last longer, some are easier to apply and some cost less. Which is the most important to you?

So, about every other week or so the forum gets the noobie question: What's the best wax? etc, etc. We'll do the best we can to help you.
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I have just used the cheaper zymol version and I dont like it at all. IMO turtle wax is way better.

I have also tried Mothers cleaner carnuba wax and I dont like it either.


I am also gonna be a zanio convert within the next month.
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I personally like to use the Maguire's 3-step process and claybar the car first. Your heading is "which wax is best" and then you ask "which makes your BMW shine the best"...not necessarily the same question. With the 3 step process I get a good shine, but (to me) more importantly, I also get a great protection and a new-car feel to the surface.
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I personally like to use the Maguire's 3-step process and claybar the car first. Your heading is "which wax is best" and then you ask "which makes your BMW shine the best"...not necessarily the same question. With the 3 step process I get a good shine, but (to me) more importantly, I also get a great protection and a new-car feel to the surface.
ive used to use the 3step process from meguires. It did the job, but it took forever. The 3 step process requires you using 3 solutions (3 applies, 3 buffs)...this equals to one layer of Zaino...which equates to one apply, wait 30mins, one buff out.
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i think im gonna try that new wax from turtle wax next, im currious as to how it stacks up to zaino and meguirs.
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Its subjective... meguirs NXT wax is good. Zaino seems to be very popular with BMW owners. Another good product is made by a company caller PoorBoys(don't be fooled by the name), its the preffered product of some top pro detailers.
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