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Old 04-19-2013, 05:30 AM   #1
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Can anyone recommend a wax besides....

Americana? I would try Americana as I have heard nothing but good things about it, but considering my expenses, I have to hold off and look for a cheaper alternative. I will however take advantage of Autogeeks 15% off today, and buy a few items from their site. Any suggestions for a quality wax?


By the way if Adams is listening, I am curious why you do not have sales like these from Autogeek? I am not bashing you trust me, as every product I have purchased from you is top notch. What makes me wonder is in these times(recession, depression whatever you want to call it) why you wouldn't want to have more deals available?
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:34 AM   #2
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i like to use meguiar's on my car.
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:01 AM   #3
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You do know you can always get 10% off with the forum discount, right? That is only $45 for the mini Americana which will last for years.

If you would like to try Adam's Buttery wax, shoot me a pm with your address. I have an unopened bottle that I will simply never use now that Americana is my "cheap wax" since I bought the Patriot. I'll even pay to ship it to you if you promise to do something nice for someone else.

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Old 04-19-2013, 07:15 AM   #4
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I use the Mequires ultimate liquid wax. I can do the whole car in about 30 mins, you dont have to be in the shade, less than 80 degrees, only do a 2x2 area, yada yada. It doenst leave white residue on anything other than paint. Its also pretty cheap, less than 15$ a bottle.

Now, my disclaimer, i am thinking about changing, i want to see if there is a similar product, that may last a bit longer.
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:50 AM   #5
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From Autopia try Blackfire Midnight Sun or CG Pete's 53

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Old 04-19-2013, 07:53 AM   #6
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Just bought Blackfire Midnight sun, recommended by CamaroDreams07(^^^).

I can't recommend till i use it but im sure itll be great
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:10 AM   #7
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From Autopia try Blackfire Midnight Sun or CG Pete's 53

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This or for the ultimate bang for your buck, try Collinite 845.
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:21 AM   #8
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Try Adams or Zaino...both work as well as anything else, claybar the car first, then follow the companies directions of order to apply the product, you will be happy !! Adam's just came out with a very good wheel cleaner that cuts the brake dust without a lot of work !!
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:22 AM   #9
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Americana? I would try Americana as I have heard nothing but good things about it, but considering my expenses, I have to hold off and look for a cheaper alternative. I will however take advantage of Autogeeks 15% off today, and buy a few items from their site. Any suggestions for a quality wax?


By the way if Adams is listening, I am curious why you do not have sales like these from Autogeek? I am not bashing you trust me, as every product I have purchased from you is top notch. What makes me wonder is in these times(recession, depression whatever you want to call it) why you wouldn't want to have more deals available?
Just a heads up Adams just had a spring 15% off sale a few weeks ago
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:33 AM   #10
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For wax I'm using "Best in Show" by Griots http://www.griotsgarage.com/
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:07 AM   #11
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Try Adams or Zaino...both work as well as anything else, claybar the car first, then follow the companies directions of order to apply the product, you will be happy !! Adam's just came out with a very good wheel cleaner that cuts the brake dust without a lot of work !!
Even on threads that specifically ask for it to NOT be Adam's, the Army rides blindly into battle on their flaming steeds of obedience, vanquishing every trace of individuality or sense.



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Old 04-19-2013, 09:42 AM   #12
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Even on threads that specifically ask for it to NOT be Adam's, the Army rides blindly into battle on their flaming steeds of obedience, vanquishing every trace of individuality or sense.



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It probably doesn't help that the OP didn't put "Americana" in the thread title. He just put "recommend a wax besides"
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:43 AM   #13
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Even on threads that specifically ask for it to NOT be Adam's, the Army rides blindly into battle on their flaming steeds of obedience, vanquishing every trace of individuality or sense.



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Old 04-19-2013, 09:54 AM   #14
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Americana? I would try Americana as I have heard nothing but good things about it, but considering my expenses, I have to hold off and look for a cheaper alternative. I will however take advantage of Autogeeks 15% off today, and buy a few items from their site. Any suggestions for a quality wax?


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We run sales on a semi-frequent basis (I believe 5 or 6 in the first quarter of this year) and you get a perpetual 10% off on every order you place with the forum discount.

We also run a Daily Special every weekday and the Friday update runs through the weekend.

If those aren't enough to compete with AG in your mind/wallet, then go ahead and take advantage of their sales and get product from them. As long as your car is shiny, that's all that matters.



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Even on threads that specifically ask for it to NOT be Adam's, the Army rides blindly into battle on their flaming steeds of obedience, vanquishing every trace of individuality or sense.



We must be doing something right, huh???
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:41 AM   #15
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For a dark car I say you can't beat Zaino Z5, and I use Collinite 845 over winter, a bit more durable.
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:24 AM   #16
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:35 AM   #17
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Not to hijack this thread, are most of the waxes listed a haze forming type? Like I said, the Mequires one i use doenst really haze, just seems to be wipe on, let dry, but it still looks wet. Are Adams waxes that way?
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:39 AM   #18
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:50 AM   #19
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Want a cheap wipe on wipe off wax that is good? Try DP Max Wax over at AG. Don't have to let it haze, just wipe it on and you guessed it wipe it off
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:57 AM   #20
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Even on threads that specifically ask for it to NOT be Adam's, the Army rides blindly into battle on their flaming steeds of obedience, vanquishing every trace of individuality or sense.



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To be fair, he specifically asked for it to NOT be AMERICANA, so I felt my offer of free Buttery was ok.

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Old 04-19-2013, 01:27 PM   #21
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To be fair, he specifically asked for it to NOT be AMERICANA, so I felt my offer of free Buttery was ok.

That's why I didn't quote you sir. I agree your suggestion was valid for the thread, although I don't think the buttery wax serves much purpose.

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Old 04-19-2013, 06:54 PM   #22
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Thanks for all the non Adams replies. I did go for the Blackfire for $30 less, and will give an update when I tackle this project in the future. I just hit 10k on my car which is 6 months old, so a nice clay, wax and sealant is probably in order. No major or noticeable swirls as of yet, so no corrections were needed. And by the way the sealant is Adams Quick Sealant, so fear not army aficionados.

Maybe when my business picks up, I will splurge for the Americana.
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:56 PM   #23
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I am so glad the OP mentioned the Autogeek sale today! After a month of trying to decide on what wax and sealant I was going to get, I pulled the trigger and ordered the "Blackfire Wet Diamond Wax Kit."

I got a great deal with 15% off and free shipping!

http://www.autogeek.net/blackfire-we...d-wax-kit.html
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:14 PM   #24
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I like Meguiars Mirror glaze #26 yellow wax, it goes on and off super easy and lasts 4-7 weeks, and love the look after a fresh wax.
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:55 PM   #25
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what I don't understand about quite a few of the vendors on this forum and Adams is one of course. Why they do not look into sending postal service to Hawaii instead of the other methods they use. it is very hard for me to purchase something when does shipping is about the same as the purchase price.

before everyone jumps on my post, yes I do realize I have a distributor here on my island which I have purchased from but will never again due to my feelings of his attitude.
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