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Old 06-14-2009, 10:50 PM   #1
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Turtle Wax Ice

I almost ordered Zaino but read some good things on Turtle Wax Ice and decided to give it a shot.............and I like it.

I have a SIM Camaro, and wasnt really looking for a super deep show car gloss, but for something that protects well without streaks and is easy to apply. This stuff is it!

You can basically put it on anything, plastic, rubber, metal, ect. and it seems to shine well. You dont even have to park under shade. Middle of the day heat has no effect.

I also used the wheel and tire product and was equally impressed. I didnt give that greasy look, just brightened the tires and cleaned the wheels. If this stuff even lasts a couple months, I'm sold.

I know a lot of you guys are hardcore into detailing, but I believe this stuff may be a good alternative to high end products.
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Old 06-14-2009, 10:58 PM   #2
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sounds good man, will keep it in mind.
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Old 06-14-2009, 11:11 PM   #3
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My Camaro got caught in a downpour, had some dirt marks and water spots. I used the Turtle ice and it got them all out and even left a nice shine. The product works very well.
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Old 06-14-2009, 11:26 PM   #4
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Yeah I was told by the installer of my 3M Clear Bra that he only uses Turtle Wax Ice products and he was a car detailer for years. So this stuff is supposed to be good.
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Old 06-14-2009, 11:52 PM   #5
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It worked well for me too. When I get a chance, I'd like to try Maguir's too.
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Old 06-15-2009, 03:09 AM   #6
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All my years detailing ive never seen a product get soo many mixed reviews. Im trying the ice line this year myself and so far i have nothing bad to say honestly. On autopia guys #1 complaint was its durability and the liquid clay bar while fast to use was no replacement for a real clay bar and turtle wax response was a new 3x formula for durability and a real clay bar that came out this year so keep an eye out for that. I didnt get a chance to use the old liquid clay bar as its being phased out for a real clay bar kit so i cant comment on that product. The biggest mistake people make is they use too much product saying it was a greasy mess and they dont clean the paint first with a good paint cleaner/clay bar so there results are bad then bash the product.
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Old 06-15-2009, 07:30 AM   #7
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Turtle Wax Ice

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I almost ordered Zaino but read some good things on Turtle Wax Ice and decided to give it a shot.............and I like it.

I have a SIM Camaro, and wasnt really looking for a super deep show car gloss, but for something that protects well without streaks and is easy to apply. This stuff is it!

You can basically put it on anything, plastic, rubber, metal, ect. and it seems to shine well. You dont even have to park under shade. Middle of the day heat has no effect.

I also used the wheel and tire product and was equally impressed. I didnt give that greasy look, just brightened the tires and cleaned the wheels. If this stuff even lasts a couple months, I'm sold.

I know a lot of you guys are hardcore into detailing, but I believe this stuff may be a good alternative to high end products.
Wish I could say the same I tried it on my 70 Monte Carlo,
and didn't like it at all, reasons as follows
It doesn't remove anything on the paint ie fresh water spots
bird droppings or insects.
Never drys to the film stated on the instructions
needs several clean rags to remove
I wax all the glass and it shows how hard it is to remove
[I don't drive it in the rain] car shows better with shiny glass
try a small spot on any window and see, it is like putting
on oil
I go to a lot of shows and after arriving I go over the whole car
to remove road dirt, spots etc. it doesn't work for me
I use Maguires spray on detailer it does what I need
I completely detail the car after every show to be ready for the next
Just my .02 not downing the product if it works for you great
I have been using TW products for many years and have been
very happy with the results
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Old 06-15-2009, 07:38 AM   #8
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Tried Turtle Ice but wasn't impressed. Guess I am old school always use Mothers products.
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Old 06-15-2009, 10:34 AM   #9
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Wish I could say the same I tried it on my 70 Monte Carlo,
and didn't like it at all, reasons as follows
It doesn't remove anything on the paint ie fresh water spots
bird droppings or insects.
Never drys to the film stated on the instructions
needs several clean rags to remove
I wax all the glass and it shows how hard it is to remove
[I don't drive it in the rain] car shows better with shiny glass
try a small spot on any window and see, it is like putting
on oil
I go to a lot of shows and after arriving I go over the whole car
to remove road dirt, spots etc. it doesn't work for me
I use Maguires spray on detailer it does what I need
I completely detail the car after every show to be ready for the next
Just my .02 not downing the product if it works for you great
I have been using TW products for many years and have been
very happy with the results
It's recommended to use the same rag once it is dirty use another one. You apply it with one side to apply and then flip over to polish it, and keep that process going. I believe it even recommends to spray some it on the rag as well.

Did you use it correctly? It gets everything out, water spots, tar, dead bugs, and bird crap as well.
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Old 06-15-2009, 04:46 PM   #10
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I used the turtle wax ice but after using zaino I'll wont be using it anymore. I zainoed my car 3 weeks ago and it still looks like I just did it and its even been rained on.
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:29 PM   #11
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im curious to see what you guys bought from zaino what kind of kit did you guys get to give it that nice look to it.
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I used the turtle wax ice but after using zaino I'll wont be using it anymore. I zainoed my car 3 weeks ago and it still looks like I just did it and its even been rained on.
Is the Zaino detailer ok to use often? I know turtle ice is good to use over and over between details.

I got caught in the rain and after my car dried had all those water spots, used the Turtle ice and the car was like brand new again.

I got a little ding from likely pepples in the road kicking up, and also from tree sap little indents in the back of my car, I need to get a full detail done on my car to fix that I doubt any detailing spray will get that out. Thank goodness they are not noticeable, of course I will notice since I am alway looking at every angle of my car, lol.

How often should someone fully detail their car? Twice a year?
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Use the turtle wax clay bar kit to get rid of the tree sap. Use the kit 2x a year before using the ice polish and detail after washings. It really is as simple as that.

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Old 06-15-2009, 11:07 PM   #14
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Use the turtle wax clay bar kit to get rid of the tree sap. Use the kit 2x a year before using the ice polish and detail after washings. It really is as simple as that.

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Old 06-16-2009, 07:53 AM   #15
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It's recommended to use the same rag once it is dirty use another one. You apply it with one side to apply and then flip over to polish it, and keep that process going. I believe it even recommends to spray some it on the rag as well.

Did you use it correctly? It gets everything out, water spots, tar, dead bugs, and bird crap as well.
I followed the instructions to a T even used the micro fiber rag that comes with it Maybe I will try the paste version I already have the spray detailer.
I found a bottle of Turtle wax 2001 , it works great I wonder if they have
a replacement for it now. I only have a little left.
Ice is ok as long as you have a clean surface to put it on
I never use a buffer only hand wax.
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Old 06-16-2009, 01:03 PM   #16
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Is the Zaino detailer ok to use often? I know turtle ice is good to use over and over between details.

I got caught in the rain and after my car dried had all those water spots, used the Turtle ice and the car was like brand new again.

I got a little ding from likely pepples in the road kicking up, and also from tree sap little indents in the back of my car, I need to get a full detail done on my car to fix that I doubt any detailing spray will get that out. Thank goodness they are not noticeable, of course I will notice since I am alway looking at every angle of my car, lol.

How often should someone fully detail their car? Twice a year?
Well with the zaino it says you only need to fully detail your car once every six months for a DD car. If you want a show room car finish you can do it every week if you want. But once you put the zaino on all you got to do is wash and use the Z6 spray and do a quick whip down and it looks like you just waxed it.
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Well with the zaino it says you only need to fully detail your car once every six months for a DD car. If you want a show room car finish you can do it every week if you want. But once you put the zaino on all you got to do is wash and use the Z6 spray and do a quick whip down and it looks like you just waxed it.
Yeah, I am not going to get my car fully detailed until the end of the summer. So I will just keep using the detailer spray between washes.
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Old 06-16-2009, 01:26 PM   #18
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I'm looking into waxing the car this Friday...will buy!

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Old 06-17-2009, 11:40 AM   #19
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Well with the zaino it says you only need to fully detail your car once every six months for a DD car. If you want a show room car finish you can do it every week if you want. But once you put the zaino on all you got to do is wash and use the Z6 spray and do a quick whip down and it looks like you just waxed it.
I just bought a couple of bottles of the Z6 spray, I'll give it a shot. I assume for best results I should wash or dust the car before, right?
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I used the Turtle Wax Ice polish this evening. The low light of evening and my iPhone camera doesn't quite do it justice. I can't wait to see it tomorrow in the sunlight.
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I was always loyal to the Meguiars line-but switched to turtle wax ice when it came out and SWEAR by it. I love this stuff!
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Do you guys know if using the product too much can be harmful to the paint? I might use it once, maybe twice a week if I get caught in a rain storm or it has a lot of dirt and tar marks.
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TW Ice is all I use. Zaino definitely gives off a better shine but it takes twice as long to Zaino a car. TW Ice goes on quickly and comes off quickly.
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TW Ice is all I use. Zaino definitely gives off a better shine but it takes twice as long to Zaino a car. TW Ice goes on quickly and comes off quickly.
Couldnt have said it better myself #1 reason people love the stuff
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Old 06-18-2009, 09:06 AM   #25
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turtle wax sucks. especeially there ice. have had car show buddys try it and they told me it goes on and comes off with water. thats not what you want. plus i learned from my mother to never use turtle wax. mothers or meguires
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