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Old 06-01-2004, 11:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just want to get an opinion on which waxes work for you different bimmer owners out there. I've used:

Zymol
Meguiars spray wax
Meguiars liquid glass shine
TurtleWax color match wax
TurtleWax Express Shine wax
NuFinish
Mothers
Eagle One Spray wax

I found Meguiars spray wax to be the "easiest" application and best shine out of the spray waxes. For the regular manual waxing, I found Meguiars liquid glass to be a lot shinier than Zymol. Mothers, I'd say is a close second. I used to use an electric buffer, but found that it could result in more "spiral" scratches later on, so I just do it the old fashioned way. I wax along the contours of the car and along the body lines. What does everyone else think about their waxes and methods?
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If you like mcguiars go out and get yourself some of the Gold Class Paste wax. IT'S AWESOME. The only problem is, it's a bitch to buff out because it's so heavy. I'd recomend using the paste for a good 2 or 3 coats once at the begining of summer. Then when you think it needs some more wax, use the McGuiars caranuba wax that's part of the three step process.

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Thanks Kevin! I appreciate the tip!
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spray wax is ass

go for pure carnuba (mothers)
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Zaino seems to be the consensus "best" polish because of the shine (it's not carnuba-it's polymer) on the forum with Meguiars NXT gaining a lot of fans.

Many detailers then put a several coats of a good carnuba wax over the polymer polish.


If you read through some of the posts in this forum and the Detailing FAQS, you'll pick up a lot of good info about not only waxes/polishes but techniques as well.
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i may be new to bmw's (new proud owner!) but i'm not new to detailing ... the science of "the perfect shine".
personally, i like P21S carnauba wax or its cheaper counterpart S100 wax best. Go to your local harley shop (yes, harley) and they should stock it ... goes on/comes off like butter! its purely a carnauba though. Best bet is to polish well first ... cause wax alone doesn't do much. Klasse All-In-One and Sealant Glaze, when used together are also amazing. Its a polymer sealant which lasts much longer than just carnauba. As far as off-the-shelf stuff, NXT is IMO the best wax. Its fairly cheap, stocked at AutoZone or PepBoys, and gives great results.

And, i'm not positive, but i'm i'm pretty certain Zaino is a polymer sealant ... not necessarily a wax ... for an amazing look, some even put a carnauba (mother's pure carnauba, S100) over top of a sealant ... looks absolutely amazing.

For anyone who's got a few days to read up on detailing, i'd strongly suggest a visit to Autopia.org

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