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Old 04-24-2016, 06:23 AM   #1
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Wax.. Paste or Liquid

Here in Montreal Adams wax is not available..just wondering what is the prefered wax liquid or paste and which brand. Other than Adams. Will have to pick some up on my next trip south.
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Old 04-24-2016, 06:57 AM   #2
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Victoria Wax is made in Canada. High quality wax.
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Old 04-24-2016, 07:38 AM   #3
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Paste or liquid ... it's users choice they are equal in quality/performance. Liquid tends to be a bit easier to use.
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Old 04-24-2016, 09:16 AM   #4
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use the Canadian site....

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Old 04-24-2016, 11:27 AM   #5
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I prefer the liquid wax. I feel it is easier to use.
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Old 04-24-2016, 01:28 PM   #6
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Liquid was is easier to apply, paste wax is more durable I believe.
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Old 04-24-2016, 08:39 PM   #7
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like the ease of liquid
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Old 04-24-2016, 08:44 PM   #8
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Liquid for me
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Old 04-25-2016, 02:15 AM   #9
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I generally prefer liquid, but I use Blackfire Midnight Sun, which is a paste. Blackfire goes on and comes off just as easily as liquid, and you don't wait for it to dry - it's a "wipe on, wipe off" wax. Also, because you remove it while it's still wet, it takes less pressure to wipe off, leaving less risk of swirls from rubbing the surface.
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Bummer, looks like Norm is the closest to you and he is in the States.....


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Old 04-25-2016, 06:41 PM   #11
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Bummer, looks like Norm is the closest to you and he is in the States.....


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Thanks to all...going to Calgary soon where Adams is available and will pick some up there...I have always been a little impartial to paste. Old School I guess
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Old 04-30-2016, 02:18 AM   #12
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Hello all! I got my Camaro from MI to CA on an open transport(another story for another time.) It did get chipped and gouged( these guys didn't take care of me(my car.)) The good news was it was only the plastic parts, not the metal fenders or hood trunk-lid.

So I only use the spray car washes due to tire and wheel issues. Washed it a couple times and I thought it was ready for waxing. So the weather was fine and I waxed for the first time with the Turtle Wax Cleaning wax(paste) as it looked a little rough. Washed a couple more times about 2-3 weeks later. Then later in the day, I waxed again using the same Turtle Wax Cleaning wax. I followed that up with Mother's liquid Carnuba wax. Well the Turtle wax worked and gave a great shine both times. But this time I used the Mother's after the Turtle wax, and it looked like GLASS! The shine was phenomenal! Now I'm not sure if it was the two coats of wax, or the Turtle Wax then the Mother's but what ever I paid for both, it was well worth the shine.

Don't forget clean dry towels to take the wax off. I recken you can use the buffer but I am happy with the results without.

Oh yeah, I have driven my Camaro to TN a few times, maybe 4; to ND, from MI. I recently went to Phoenix and San Francisco from Sacramento and I only have a handful of paint chips on plastic and metal, down to the primer on the metal what few I got. Well, paste or liquid, it makes no difference. Honestly, I didn't rub as hard putting on the liquid, but taking it off I was rubbing hard. You guys use something more pricy than Mother's? And what was that rust remover? IronOff or IronGone something like that and turns purple when it touches rust. And is there some you use on the car not only on the rims?

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Old 04-30-2016, 03:45 AM   #13
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You guys use something more pricy than Mother's? And what was that rust remover? IronOff or IronGone something like that and turns purple when it touches rust. And is there some you use on the car not only on the rims?

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I don't know that it's more expensive, but I use mainly Meguiar's. The stuff you are looking for is called Iron-X. Spray it on, watch it turn color, agitate with a brush if needed and hose off. You can use it on the car's paint too before claying.

http://www.autogeek.net/carpro-iron-x-cleaner.html
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Old 04-30-2016, 07:24 AM   #14
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Thanks to all...going to Calgary soon where Adams is available and will pick some up there...I have always been a little impartial to paste. Old School I guess
After you get your Adam's products let me know if you have any questions.
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