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Old 06-21-2012, 09:33 AM   #1
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Need a good OVER THE COUNTER Wax

I have been using Adamís Buttery Liquid Wax, but I need something that lasts longer for my daily driver. The Buttery doesnít seem to have the durability.


Before everyone says Adamís Americana Paste Wax, I just canít justify paying $70 for it. Is there a good wax I can get over the counter? I was looking at Meguiarís Ultimate Paste Wax (http://www.meguiars.com/en/automotive/products/g18211-ultimate-wax-paste/).


It goes for about $20 at WalMart and comes with an applicator and microfiber towel. Anyone have any experience with this particular wax? They also make the same wax in a liquid. Which leads me to my second question, what is the difference between paste and liquid wax? Is paste wax stronger for some reason?
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Old 06-21-2012, 09:42 AM   #2
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Best over the counter lsp is Meguiar's NXT Tech Wax 2.0, by far. It's a liquid sealant.

Give it a little tappy tap
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Old 06-21-2012, 09:47 AM   #3
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I've used it...but in liquid form. I've thought it has been doing good.

I've been tossing around trying NXT2.0 since I'm getting low on Meguiar's Ultimate.
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:03 AM   #4
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I actually really like Meguiars Ultimate Quik Spray Wax (I think that's what it's called). It's 10 dollars for 22 ounces and that should be good for 2-3 waxes if I remember correctly.
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:04 AM   #5
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mothers liquid wax is what i use when i actually wax the car, and lucas spray wax when i need a quick shine.
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:26 AM   #6
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Best over the counter lsp is Meguiar's NXT Tech Wax 2.0, by far. It's a liquid sealant.

Give it a little tappy tap
I use this wax and love it.

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I actually really like Meguiars Ultimate Quik Spray Wax (I think that's what it's called). It's 10 dollars for 22 ounces and that should be good for 2-3 waxes if I remember correctly.
And I use this after every wash, very good.
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:35 AM   #7
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I used Meguires gold paste last time in top of Adams MSS, so far so good!

They also sell a mini Americana for about 50 that will probably out last the ownership of your car.

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Old 06-21-2012, 10:40 AM   #8
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I have used meguiars NXT and really liked it. I have since switched to Blackfire products. So far I love blackfire as well.
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:02 AM   #9
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I've used the Meguiars Ultimate Quik Spray Wax for a couple years; had great results and no chalky residue

Is this stuff OK on the Camaro's stripes?
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:22 PM   #10
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Yep... the one shortcoming of Buttery is that its not a real durable wax... easy to use, can be applied in almost any conditions, but it won't take much abuse.

If you opt to come back to us for another option I'd recommend our Quick Sealant. Customers are reporting upwards of 5-6 months out of a single application which is crazy. Its reasonable to expect 4 months in most conditions which is right around where I was aiming for in development. Its all I use on my wifes SUV anymore since its outside 24/7.

Its the same price as Buttery, but since you're not completely satisfied with what its doing for you I'll work you a special deal on Quick Sealant if you want to give it a go. Shoot me a PM if interested. If not, no hard feelings.
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Old 06-21-2012, 01:01 PM   #11
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Yep... the one shortcoming of Buttery is that its not a real durable wax... easy to use, can be applied in almost any conditions, but it won't take much abuse.

If you opt to come back to us for another option I'd recommend our Quick Sealant. Customers are reporting upwards of 5-6 months out of a single application which is crazy. Its reasonable to expect 4 months in most conditions which is right around where I was aiming for in development. Its all I use on my wifes SUV anymore since its outside 24/7.

Its the same price as Buttery, but since you're not completely satisfied with what its doing for you I'll work you a special deal on Quick Sealant if you want to give it a go. Shoot me a PM if interested. If not, no hard feelings.
I wasnít aware there was a smaller version of the Americana available. That may be the way to go. I watched the video of the quick sealant (http://www.adamspolishes.com/p-701-a...k-sealant.aspx) and it looks like a pretty impressive product.

@ Dylan, Iíll send you a PM, but I canít honestly say Iím not satisfied with the Buttery Wax, it does what I expected it toÖitís held up nicely on my garage queen Camaro, but falls short for the rigors of daily driving on the Mazda6 and Impala.

In general, is a paste wax more durable then a liquid wax?
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I wasnít aware there was a smaller version of the Americana available. That may be the way to go. I watched the video of the quick sealant (http://www.adamspolishes.com/p-701-a...k-sealant.aspx) and it looks like a pretty impressive product.

@ Dylan, Iíll send you a PM, but I canít honestly say Iím not satisfied with the Buttery Wax, it does what I expected it toÖitís held up nicely on my garage queen Camaro, but falls short for the rigors of daily driving on the Mazda6 and Impala.

In general, is a paste wax more durable then a liquid wax?
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Pastes will, in general, be far more durable than their liquid counterparts, but wax is still going to fall short when it comes to durability vs. sealants. I'd say go with a sealant for the Mazda and Impala since they see more "abuse" and keep the waxes for your Camaro.

The trade off is aesthetics - waxes tend to have that deeper/wetter look to them, where sealants are a tad more reflective and 'plasticy' (for lack of a better term). For many people the difference won't even be noticable, but if you're really into your shine you'll notice.
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Pastes will, in general, be far more durable than their liquid counterparts, but wax is still going to fall short when it comes to durability vs. sealants. I'd say go with a sealant for the Mazda and Impala since they see more "abuse" and keep the waxes for your Camaro.

The trade off is aesthetics - waxes tend to have that deeper/wetter look to them, where sealants are a tad more reflective and 'plasticy' (for lack of a better term). For many people the difference won't even be noticable, but if you're really into your shine you'll notice.
Cool, thanks for the info.
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:54 PM   #14
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I wasnít aware there was a smaller version of the Americana available. That may be the way to go.
Ordered the American Wax Mini online Sunday, it was at my doorstep on Wednesday afternoon. They had a 15% off special and even threw in a single soft microfiber towel for free. Can't beat that deal!
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