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#2 of 3963 I have a new silver Intrepid
Feb 13, 2000 (10:57 pm)
and I was torn between Nu-Finish and Turtle Wax 2001, both described themselves as No-Wax, etc. Their descriptions on the containers was almost identical, so I chose Turtle Wax because they have been in the business for 1000 years (yes, since Y1K!). Before I apply it, can anyone tell me if I should have bought the Nu-Finish instead? Also, any other polymer brand I might consider, other than "Z"?
#3 of 3963 Durashine?
Feb 14, 2000 (2:06 pm)
Is anyone using this? I've used it on my 1990 cars because its very fast to use ... apply to entire car and then hose off. Water runs off, does not bead.
marsha7, I think this is a 'polymer brand' for your consideration. I have used Nu-finish in the past but I've never really compared it to other products. As my cars got older I started to care less about the appearance. It seems to be difficult just to find time to wax them twice per year. But now that I have a new Odyssey on the way I have get back into the car care game.
#4 of 3963 Nu Finish vs 2001
Feb 15, 2000 (12:48 am)
In their comparision test, Consumer Reports reported Nu Finish Paste to provide much better durability than TW 2001.
Since you already have the 2001, do half your hood in 2001, half in Nu Finish Paste. Then check the shine and beading over the next few months. The one that lasts longer for you wins!
I can tell you from my own test that the TW Emerald Paste lasts about a week. I hope the 2001 does better. I get 8 months or better with Nu Finish.
#5 of 3963 Vivona
Feb 15, 2000 (1:06 am)
Have not heard from you in quite a while. Thanks for the advice.
Feb 16, 2000 (4:19 pm)
I still read this topic regularly, but just haven't felt compelled to post that often since I am quite happy with my Nu Finish and don't need much further input.
I found that doing your own test of your top three or four choices is the best way to find out what is best for your car, paint, environmental conditions, etc. For me, Nu Finish Paste was the hands down winner. Meguiars Liquid Cleaner Wax was next. This is consistent with the findings of Consumer Reports in their test a few years ago.
#7 of 3963 For My $$$
Feb 17, 2000 (11:25 pm)
For my money I recommend "Superglaze" made by "The Wax Shop" and sold at Pep Boys or Autozone. By far the easiest to apply and remove over any wax I have ever used. The results are superior. Also on line www.waxdepot.com
#8 of 3963 Super Glaze
Feb 18, 2000 (7:39 pm)
I have been using Super Glaze on and off for several years. It is very easy to use and does provide an excellent shine - but I find it does not last too long and must be re-applied frequently. I have found Meguiar's to last a lot longer, albeit with less of a gloss.
#9 of 3963 Another carnauba wax...
Feb 19, 2000 (9:17 pm)
I have just finishing applying Collinite to my Jeep. I have always liked the look of a carnauba shine. This is my last wax test before I convert to Zaino. If this product doesn't last a few months, Zaino here I come. The shine is very nice (better than Meguiars or any other product I've used). If anyone's interested, I'll give updates on the durability.
#10 of 3963 peterskm
Feb 19, 2000 (11:12 pm)
I'm sure lots of people would like to see your updates on the durability, so yes, please keep us posted.
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