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Old 08-24-2011, 05:33 PM
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Meguiar's M66 Quick Detailer Polish for a quick job

if I have time:
Ardex
http://www.ardexwax.com/Product_Page.html
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Malco
http://www.flashwax.com/polishwax.html

these 3 are what most high dollar auto detailers use.
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Well i picked up some Ultimate liquid wax today. I need to finish debadging tomorrow then shes getting a full detail inside and our with pics to fallow!
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I gotta ask, what is the best thing to use to protect the paint? I just did my truck with nu finish soft paste, I usually use turtle wax just because but this says it protects 5 times better than wax, but who knows.... I only wax my truck about once a year. Maybe twice, looking for the best protection....
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I gotta ask, what is the best thing to use to protect the paint? I just did my truck with nu finish soft paste, I usually use turtle wax just because but this says it protects 5 times better than wax, but who knows.... I only wax my truck about once a year. Maybe twice, looking for the best protection....
The best protection doesn't come from a wax or sealant, but from your maintenance habits. You can have a wax or sealant on the paint, but washing your car improperly will remove that wax, induce scratches and swirls, and leave your finish open to the elements.

The short of it
- Use a good wax. Turtle wax is one of the the worse waxes you can put on your paint in terms of durability and protection. Search Autopia.org for detailer's opinions on products. Personally, I have a few waxes and sealants that are more for looks, but Collinite waxes, assuming prep is proper and you aren't one of the few exceptions, will be the best protection.

- Wash with a car wash, not dish soap. Car wash has more lubrication, and will not strip the wax.

- If your car sits under trees with sap, or gets dirty frequently, or is exposed to the sun a lot, try to wash the contaminant off more often and keep and wax/sealant on the finish.
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Thanks for the tips. I try to wash my truck about every two months or so, I can't really do it any more frequently. Waxing comes once or twice a year... Sun is the only issue I have, no trees or sap or anything. Is nu finish a good product? I use the blue car wash soap from walmart or similar that says it has carobola or something wax in it. I also always mix in a little oil soap, to help with lubrication.
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I use Autoglym, http://www.autoglym.com/enus/ and its one of the best products I have ever used, also i use liquid wax as i find it is easier to get off.
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Found an excellent wax and sealent combination that does an awesome job, http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=90954 ....
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Might want to try " Liquid Glass", about $22.00 a can, easy to use, works and looks great, just don't get it on black plastic items.... been using it for years, tried most of the rest including mail order products, still haven't found anything better as yet
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