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Wax on, Wax off

Discussion in 'Model X: Interior & Exterior' started by JimVandegriff, May 10, 2016.

  1. JimVandegriff

    JimVandegriff Member

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    Yep, I'm a waxer. Anyone have any experiences with their Tesla's liking or disliking any of the popular brands? I'm planning on getting some wax at a local store tomorrow, and then practicing my circular motion.
     
  2. FlatSix911

    FlatSix911 918 Hybrid

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    I am a reformed waxer. :cool:
    Now I use a sealant on the paint for maximum protection and durability. Try Maguire's sealant.
     
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  3. Discoducky

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    One word...Zaino
     
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  4. jomo25

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    Another enthusiastic vote for Zaino. And Optimum No Rinse Wash & Wax between full details.
     
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  5. FlatSix911

    FlatSix911 918 Hybrid

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    Another tip ... the surface preparation is the most important step.
    Use a clay bar or prep mit/cloth to clean the paint before sealing.

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  6. Diavel

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    Bump because it's important.

    So im receiving my black X soon and plan on (maybe) paint correction, full or partial wrap, and c quartz.

    Should still use the clay bar /prep mit? What about Zaino or other sealants prior to wrap and then c quartz?
     
  7. FlatSix911

    FlatSix911 918 Hybrid

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    The paint prep and cleaning is a key step before applying a sealant or wrap.
    I used Maguire's sealant and did a partial wrap of the front bumper and headlights to protect the most vulnerable areas.
     
  8. Roentgen

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    Recommendations for interior cleaning, please? A favorite leather/dash cleaner?

    I hate to admit it, but I still have a bottle of ancient NuVinyl I used to use on my Integra back in the day.... Used it the other day to wipe a kid's footprints off the inside vinyl/plastic of the door pillars.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    Has anyone used and compared ONR Wash & Wax to ONR Wash & Shine?
     
  10. JPP

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    In my pre OptiCoat cQuartz days (before Tesla) I used Griot's Garage products. Overall good products and support. YMMV.
     
  11. Diavel

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    So paint correction and cleaning, then sealant, then xpel wrap, then c quartz?
    Would that be the ideal setup then? Not overkill?
     
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    #12 James Anders, May 25, 2016
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    Zaino Indeed!!!

    Zaino Store

    Zaino is the only reason I felt comfortable buying a black car.
     
  13. ArtInCT

    ArtInCT Always Learning

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    Zaino... nuff said. #8 Gloss afterwards.
     
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    My detailed told me to ensure the pre-delivery detail does not include wax before bringing it in to get wrapped.
     
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    ArtInCT Always Learning

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    Yes, I too received this strong suggestion from the folks that did my Xpel wrap. When I told my Delivery Specialist he knew exactly what the deal was and we walked over to the head of car prep at the Service Center and made a note that my car was just to be unwrapped and washed and interior cleaned... no exterior wax. I have seen the SC use a wash and wax product on new cars (no name).
     

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