Last post on Mar 27, 2011 at 1:23 PM
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Mazda CX-9, Paint, SUV
#1 of 7 What waxes/ protectants are you all using on your CX-9?
Aug 05, 2008 (9:02 am)
I was wondering what waxes; steps etc you are taking to preserve your paint on your CX-9?
Could you post any problems/successes you are having?
I really want to take care of my paintwork, but I do not want to spend an absolute fortune on it either.
Thanks for any advice,
#2 of 7 Re: What waxes/ protectants are you all using on your CX-9? [claireb]
Aug 05, 2008 (10:29 am)
For me, I wax my vehicles (including CX9) once a year and wash them every other weekend if possible (manually). I seldom put my vehicles through machine wash unless it is the jet-type. Traditional cloth wash put swirl marks on your paint surface (very obvious for dark color vehicles). If you want to do more, you may consider "clear bra", which is a set of thin 3M films you put on the front (bumper, fender, hood, etc.) end panels. It is nearly invisible and it protects chipping from road debris. I have not used them yet. You will find lots of them on eBay.
Aug 05, 2008 (12:33 pm)
Just bought my CX-9 new last week, but have been using Zaino on my Accord for the last 4 years. Will probably use on the CX-9, too. It's more expensive & you have to order online, but it is 10x easier than carnauba wax to apply & remove, plus the results are great.
#4 of 7 Re: What waxes/ protectants are you all using on your CX-9? [claireb]
Aug 11, 2008 (7:24 am)
I have 3M's Paint Protective Film on my hood and fenders, side-view mirrors, headlights and foglights, and door edges. Elsewhere, I use Griot's products (http://www.griotsgarage.com), specifically the Paint Sealant when the car was new, followed by the Best of Show wax quarterly. I'm kind of nutty about this stuff, though.
#5 of 7 Re: What waxes/ protectants are you all using on your CX-9? [claireb]
Aug 12, 2008 (11:42 am)
I've been using Meguiar's Tech Wax. Goes on easy, buffs off easy, and seems to hold up pretty well. I usually hand wash my cars every few weeks and wax them twice a year...
#6 of 7 can you wax too much?
Mar 27, 2011 (1:08 pm)
I have a guy that does my cars for years once a month and waxes every other month; I have NOT seen any problem with this even on my high end stuff...dogdoc