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Old 03-15-2014, 12:51 AM
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Ok, honestly I'm too lazy to wash then wax. I know there is probably no substitute for this two step process but is there a good car wash soap/waxcombo?
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I am also on the lazy side when it comes to a separate waxing after the wash. Whenever I buy a jug of wash/wax, I just choose one that contains carnauba wax as an ingredient. There are usually several such choices available at any automotive supply store. I've already tried every one that's ever been made to date and honestly, I can't tell 10 cents worth of difference among the cheapest vs. the most expensive. I do spray the dust off my Ram with plain water in between washings, and never have I seen any "beading" of water droplets like you'd get with a real hand waxing. However, the lack of beading is not a bad thing if you are like me and don't shammy dry your Ram afterwards. The rinse water just runs off and dries up. But if your truck has a real hand wax job applied recently enough for water (rain, rinse or dew) to bead, it will leave water spots. My garage door is not wide enough to permit parking a full size truck inside, so it gets all that good hot SC sunshine and UV rays. Neither my 3 year old Ram, nor my previous 6 year old Silverado ever had a wax job, and I can't say that either of them suffered any noticeable paint damage, so maybe the wash/wax combos I've used did work, at least to some small degree. I can say however that if one does want an extremely quick, almost effortless hand wax job, then "Eagle Nano Wax" is the way to go. But the vehicle must be clean beforehand since Eagle contains no cleaner, and the process must be done on a regular basis....for example, until recently I owned a much loved 'vette' and I could completely Nano wax it in under 10 minutes, it in shade, hot sun will make it much more difficult.
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Rain X makes one, I used it on the wife car and she told me that the wax job really looked good. Works for me.
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There is a really good wipe on walk away product called ultima paint guard plus. Wash your truck, dry, and use this product. Will provide shine, protection, and beading/sheathing for 3-6 months. Takes less than 10 minutes to do the entitle truck. Google it. Very good reviews. I use it on 4 cars. Great product.
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Try Meguiar's ultimate wash & wax. I always hand wax, and give my truck 3-4 coats before the winter sets in for protection. But here in NY, we always get a few 40-50 degree days during winter, and I get to sneak in a quick wash. I find that the Meg's actually works pretty well for a one-step product, and will last a week or two (depending on weather conditions). Plus, it smells great & you can't beat the price. ($9.99 for 64oz. bottle at Target).
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chemical guys

all you need
there is enough wax in that soap where you will probably never have to wax your truck by hand again

I use it because its so slick, it wont scratch my black paint

I promise you that if you use it, you wont use anything else

must shake it really good before using -"wax might seperate"
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