Last post on Aug 24, 2009 at 2:18 PM
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Exterior, Auto Body, Paint, Coupe, Convertible, Hatchback, Truck, Sedan, Wagon, SUV, Van
#3954 of 3963 Re: Advice needed [tallman1]
Jun 02, 2008 (9:38 am)
I think my expectations might have been too high. Oh well, now I don't have to worry that I was doing it wrong, and it didn't cost me a whole lot. It's an old car that I want to keep in an "unrestored" state as long as I can.
Maybe we'll see sun in August.
Jun 04, 2008 (11:37 am)
Hey guys I am also new to waxing and just got a new car. I want something fairly easy to do that won't take a lot of time. I've seen a little about cleaning waxes what are they and are they good?
Also what kind of applicators are good (type, material, etc).
Jul 21, 2008 (7:30 am)
For many years I never put wax on anywhere but on the metal. I didn't wax the bumper covers or the headlight lenses. Now I wonder, is this a bad idea?
Yes, I can see doing the plastic bumpers but what about the headlights? Will the wax yellow and dull the lights or will it protect the lenses from the many small scratches that eventually cause them to cloud up?
#3957 of 3963 Re: Bumpers and Lights [oldfarmer50]
Jul 21, 2008 (7:41 am)
There are plastic polishes meant for things like headlights. They help filter the UV which is what deteriorates the polycarbonates. I got one from Meguiars or Mothers.
#3958 of 3963 When is a clay bar used up?
Jul 25, 2008 (7:44 am)
How do I know when I should replace a clay bar? Is it still ok as long as I can find a clean section to use? Can one buy a clay bar without the spray? I haven't been able to find one.
#3959 of 3963 Re: When is a clay bar used up? [lmacmil]
Jul 25, 2008 (8:12 am)
Try an authentic auto parts store. In our area one's called Genuine Auto Parts. 3M and other companies make clay and sell it. You might try an auto paint store where people doing detailing pick up supplies.
#3960 of 3963 Re: When is a clay bar used up? [lmacmil]
Jul 26, 2008 (8:44 am)
How do I know when I should replace a clay bar?
You can still use it if it has clean places. Be careful of tiny particles though... those will scratch the paint.
You should be able to find just the clay. I buy mine online but I'm sure a good auto parts store would have something available.
#3961 of 3963 Turtle Wax ICE
Apr 17, 2009 (12:43 pm)
A few months ago I decided to try Turtle Wax's "ICE" vehicle polish and then follow-up with the ICE detailing spray. I have a 2007 Ford Fusion in Red-Fire Metallic. Prior to ICE, I had used Mothers, Meguiars, Groits and others but I was never impressed as I was the first time I used ICE.
Keeping my cars looking great has been a hobby since high school. I've received several comments on the "beautiful paint job" on my Fusion. The other products were good also, but ICE seems to last longer and seems easier to apply. Just my experience. Thanks
Aug 23, 2009 (4:18 pm)
Anyone ever use any of the Colonite wax products? Heard about it on another board and was wondering if it's any good.
Aug 24, 2009 (2:18 pm)
I have been using Collinite for around 10 years now on both my personal vehicles and for my Fire Dept take home vehicles. Awesome wax - lasts and lasts. I typically use Super Double Coat, but just recently bought a can of Concourse. I have won awards in Fire Dept parades with my truck wearing Collinite. I do a three step process - clay, 3M Hand Glaze, then Collinite. I park in a garage at home and at work and it will go 20+ months and the water still beads just as nicely as it did when it was first applied.
I have used their Fleetwax on my boat with great success too. Not as impressed with their leather cleaners or their boat compound.