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Old 05-31-2013, 11:21 AM   #1
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What is the best wax?

I plan on detailing and waxing my car tonight, what is the best way to keep it shiny, and keep the water beading off? I assume wax, but what kind? Turtle wax and miguires are what my dad used to use, but I don't know.
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:24 AM   #2
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Try the detailing forum, you'll likely get more responses there. But you'll also probably get a million suggestion's for Adam's products.
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:26 AM   #3
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Can of worms... open! Expect to get different opinions. Also check out this thread, along with other posts in the detailing section:
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=275418

I'm using Adam's Americana at the moment.

One more thought - decide what you're willing to spend detailing - that'll narrow the field. It'll add up quick $$$
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:30 AM   #4
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Give Adams a try, good products and great to do business with. More $ than over the counter but soooo much better products. IMO.
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:35 AM   #5
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:38 AM   #6
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:13 PM   #7
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First - check the detailing forum. Like stated above your question will have as many responses as "What's the best oil"?

Second - IMHO the best combo I've found is chemical guys Black Light Radiant Finish followed by Pete's 53 wax.

BTW - check out info posted by CamaroDreams07. IMO he's the best non-vendor responder anything related to detailing. (Vendors are also great - just that he isn't totally dedicated to any one vendor).
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:13 PM   #8
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Adams americana or the new Adams patriot but its 250 bucks # out of 250 but it makes Americana look like some cheap spray wax!
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:14 PM   #9
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if you plan on detailing tonight many of the above choices are not readily available and you will have to wait a week or so to order.
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:16 PM   #10
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So many waxes so little time lol

I'm selling new dodo juice waxes if your interested. At a great discount to
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:17 PM   #11
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Any pure carnauba wax (no abrasives).
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:20 PM   #12
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Any pure carnauba wax (no abrasives).
no abrasives indeed.

The best wax is pretty subjective and expensive. I depends on paint smoothness and color. There are waxes out there that specialize with dark colors. Some waxes are great for a smooth no swirl car some waxes can hide some of the imperfection.
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:28 PM   #13
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You have a white car, keep it simple ... Go to Walmart get Mothers Clay Kit and Pure Carnauba Wax. Wash, clay, rinse and wax your car will look great. No need to spend hundreds of dollars on product.
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:33 PM   #14
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Clay it. Then use any quality wax. Different people like different waxes.

I like a HARD caranuba wax. And I use a spray wax in between hard waxes.
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