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Old 07-13-2009, 09:44 AM   #1
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Turtle Wax ICE question

So I was looking into buying some of this product for my vehicles. I currently use Nu Finish car wax. I was about to leave and pick up some new stuff to try, but whats the difference in the Paste, and Liquid polishes? Does it matter which to get? Also should I get the detailer spray? If so do I use it before or after I wax. Or only use it after a wash that I dont wax?

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Old 07-13-2009, 09:49 AM   #2
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I used Ice on my 4th gen and loved it. It was good for the whole outside of the car. You could put it on the plastic pieces and it acted like a plastic protectant instead of leaving white streaks on it. So you can use thie on the new ss grill and rear diffuser too. The finish isnt the 100% be all end all, but its a great product none the less.
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Old 07-13-2009, 10:21 AM   #4
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Turtle ice wax is good, I prefer Zaino Z6 spray. Just make sure you rinse your car off before applying it, or at least fully dust it. I prefer to rinse and then dry and apply the detailer spray while the car is still somewhat wet. You get a nice finish and will not scratch the car.
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I used a clay bar, then Turtle Wax Ice, then Meguiar's NXT 2.0 eax and I got a mirror finish. It will definitely hold me off until I can get some Zaino, or at least try Zaino.


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So I was looking into buying some of this product for my vehicles. I currently use Nu Finish car wax. I was about to leave and pick up some new stuff to try, but whats the difference in the Paste, and Liquid polishes? Does it matter which to get? Also should I get the detailer spray? If so do I use it before or after I wax. Or only use it after a wash that I dont wax?

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Hi Bbrock25, I use the liquid polish, make sure your car is cool and use small, small amounts. I do not like TW detail spray - try Meguiars detail spray. Detail spray is for the in between waxes times. If you don't like to wax, TW Ice is the way to go - easy on, easy off. I would much rather spend my time driven them, than rubbing on them!
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All of the ice products are great except for their window cleaner. I use all the wash, liquid polish, detailer, and interior cleaner and am very pleased
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Old 07-13-2009, 11:26 AM   #8
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So can you use the polish on the interior as well?
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Ok, I'm washing atm. And I went and got the liquid polish (is this the actual wax? the guy at the auto store said they was just renaming wax to polish so idk.) Do I need to take this off? I thought it was more like a wax that you let dry for so long then take back off. This stuff do you just apply, then let it dry on ? no need to take off? the directions on the bottle isn't very clear on that lol. And I won't need to use the detailing spray since im waxing this time correct?

Thanks again. Sorry for being such a noob about this. Been doing this for quite some time now, but like I said ive only used the Nu Finish wax. put on dry take off etc.
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I just use it as a polish.

On my black car I had, I had to wipe it off immediately to get it off. But on my silver car, I just wiped down the whole car, and let it sit for a few minutes while I cleaned the interior or something, then wiped it all off.

I went back with a wax to seal the polished shine it gave me. Try different methods on a fender or something to see which is best for you.
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Don't let nufinish touch a Camaro.. it is evil juice (eats clear and paint after that). In my opinion.
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Old 07-13-2009, 01:23 PM   #13
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I tried the "Once a Year Car Polish", it wasn't very good. Ice is my new favorite polish.
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I love the Zaino products. My avitar is my car in the garage after using some zaino cs and grand finale. Note in the pic there was really very little lighting.
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Ok so I have official tried out Zaino Z6 and Turtle Ice Wax which as you know are both detailer sprays for in between washes and rinses and details.

I think both products are really good, but they have their pros and cons. Both of them leave a nice shiney coat on the car and protects against rain.

Zaino leaves a film or I guess a white-ish streak where as Turtle ice wax will leave little fiber hairs that can easily be dusted off. I think Turtle ice wax wins the battle because dust fibers are easier to just dust off. Film and streaks need to be polished again and you risk scratching the car if it's dry and dusty.

Zaino applys easier though but you have to make sure you go back to get the film and streaks. However Zaino leaves a more shiney coat than Turtle wax and it reduces dust build up more than Turtle.

So I am going to use both products still until I see a major difference that will favor one over the other.
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Old 07-18-2009, 06:44 PM   #16
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[QUOTE=BrianGriffin78;696149]Ok so I have official tried out Zaino Z6 and Turtle Ice Wax which as you know are both detailer sprays for in between washes and rinses and details.

I think both products are really good, but they have their pros and cons. Both of them leave a nice shiney coat on the car and protects against rain.

Zaino leaves a film or I guess a white-ish streak where as Turtle ice wax will leave little fiber hairs that can easily be dusted off. I think Turtle ice wax wins the battle because dust fibers are easier to just dust off. Film and streaks need to be polished again and you risk scratching the car if it's dry and dusty.

Zaino applys easier though but you have to make sure you go back to get the film and streaks. However Zaino leaves a more shiney coat than Turtle wax and it reduces dust build up more than Turtle.


I have been useing Zaino products for thirteen years. I have gone through a dozen bottles of Z-6. No film or streaks. You must be spraying way to much.
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Ok so I have official tried out Zaino Z6 and Turtle Ice Wax which as you know are both detailer sprays for in between washes and rinses and details.

I think both products are really good, but they have their pros and cons. Both of them leave a nice shiney coat on the car and protects against rain.

Zaino leaves a film or I guess a white-ish streak where as Turtle ice wax will leave little fiber hairs that can easily be dusted off. I think Turtle ice wax wins the battle because dust fibers are easier to just dust off. Film and streaks need to be polished again and you risk scratching the car if it's dry and dusty.

Zaino applys easier though but you have to make sure you go back to get the film and streaks. However Zaino leaves a more shiney coat than Turtle wax and it reduces dust build up more than Turtle.

So I am going to use both products still until I see a major difference that will favor one over the other.

You gone and did it now.. It's sacrilege to say ANYTHING bad about a Zaino product here..It gives most of these guys such a hard on I don't even read this section usually, I just know I'll see 1000 recommendations for Zaino. Never used the stuff myself, I like to drive my car rather than spend 6 hours applying stuff to it. Turtle Ice is awesome, inexpensive, and what I personally use. Never a single problem and I have the whole line of products.
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I have been useing Zaino products for thirteen years. I have gone through a dozen bottles of Z-6. No film or streaks. You must be spraying way to much.
I am not.
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Old 07-19-2009, 06:40 AM   #19
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I have successfully used DuraShine on 8 cars and folks see my car after 3-4 weeks with no car wash just rain...and ask if I just washed it? There sheathing action claim, really does work. Just use Dura wash in between polishes (polish 2x a year)

I also do like Meq Tech 2.0 product on my classic car.

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I have successfully used DuraShine on 8 cars and folks see my car after 3-4 weeks with no car wash just rain...and ask if I just washed it? There sheathing action claim, really does work. Just use Dura wash in between polishes (polish 2x a year)

I also do like Meq Tech 2.0 product on my classic car.

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My body shop guy said if you rinse your car down and then apply detailer spray as the car is drying you will get really good results. By rinsing it will remove the dust and dirt and prevent scratching when applying the spray. He said you don't even need to use soap.
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Turtle wax ice has the most mixed reviews i have ever seen for a wax/polish. The 2 reasons people give bad reviews on it is they use way too much product or use it on a hot surface. I have the whole ice line up its all very good stuff. Like others have said if u hate waxing this is the line for you but for even better results i suggest either adams or if u love to rub on cars all day use zaino.
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