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Old 04-13-2021, 06:59 PM   #1
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I have a slight headache looking @ the different available WASH/WAX products today. This is kind of like an Oil question but not really as today's wax has some good results with our older paint.

Meguiar's and the Turtle seem to have the most available options, what are you guys using and like. I am blown away @ the options...spray coating 3-in-1, wet wax, wash & wax, premium liquid wax

Hey the vehicles run good I just want to clean'm and give them a shine here and want to take advantage of the upcoming "while supplies last!" ONE DAY ONLY 25% off NAPA deal. Any input would be great.
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Old 04-13-2021, 07:09 PM   #2
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I have a slight headache looking @ the different available WASH/WAX products today. This is kind of like an Oil question but not really as today's wax has some good results with our older paint.

Meguiar's and the Turtle seem to have the most available options, what are you guys using and like. I am blown away @ the options...spray coating 3-in-1, wet wax, wash & wax, premium liquid wax

Hey the vehicles run good I just want to clean'm and give them a shine here and want to take advantage of the upcoming "while supplies last!" ONE DAY ONLY 25% off NAPA deal. Any input would be great.
For a car that is not †o be judged, anything will work. Get the cheapest, on sale stuff available. If it happens to strip the paint, you can always sue for a new paint job.
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Old 04-13-2021, 08:53 PM   #3
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Can't go wrong with any Meguiar's products. I use their Gold Class carnauba wax, it seems to hold up in the sun better than others. If your paint is oxidized, best to hit it with one of their cleaning products first.
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Old 04-13-2021, 09:06 PM   #4
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After you wax................
And need to wash, the best i have found for not removing the wax and cleaning the vehicle is Turtle Wax Zip Wax Car Wash. Pour some into hot water and it cleans but doesn't remove your wax job.
Meguier's is now owned by 3M, and has been for several years. Their wax has always been my favorite.
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I use only Meguiars products too.
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Zip wax/wash and a shammy (chamois?) work for me. Then wax again.
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I have found AUTOGLYM to be my wax/cleaning products of choice now.
Have used all the products mentioned in the comments above , but AUTOGLYM gives me the best results.
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I have found AUTOGLYM to be my wax/cleaning products of choice now.
Have used all the products mentioned in the comments above , but AUTOGLYM gives me the best results.
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Old 04-14-2021, 11:12 AM   #10
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I use only Meguiars products also.
How can you go wrong with a wax that "scientifically lowers your ET" ?
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I am old school, Car Skin cleaner and Simonize paste wax have worked for me for 72 years. LOL (Sprinkle a little baking powder on the paste wax for fast easy removal and shine. Works for me.)

To directly address the title of your post, almost any ole bucket will do. LOL
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Old 04-14-2021, 05:27 PM   #12
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I am old school, Car Skin cleaner and Simonize paste wax have worked for me for 72 years. LOL (Sprinkle a little baking powder on the paste wax for fast easy removal and shine. Works for me.)

To directly address the title of your post, almost any ole bucket will do. LOL
Hey thanks Lawson, you are always good for an LOL. I think of that old quote you had about tomatoes all the time

I just threw out some old Simonize and cleaning products, found it in a garage clean out. Expired in 87

Thanks for all the posts
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Hey thanks Lawson, you are always good for an LOL. I think of that old quote you had about tomatoes all the time

I just threw out some old Simonize and cleaning products, found it in a garage clean out. Expired in 87

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I don't recall a quote about tomatoes. I'm old and forgetful. Refresh my memory. LOL
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I don't understand why anyone would serve a fruit salad in a car wash bucket? Huh? Whaaat?
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GB we did that in high school. We called it jungle juice. Fruit, fruit juice, and a lot of vodka. I'm not saying anything ever worked out well every time or any cars got washed, but it was fruit in a bucket or tub.


I have old clunkers, I use dish soup and hot water these days.



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With all the tree pollen and mold in this rainy climate, I go straight for the ultra caustic automatic dishwasher stuff every spring when I was my rigs. Like a miracle, I swear.
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