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What car wax do you use?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by 2017ModS, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. 2017ModS

    2017ModS Member

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    What car wax do you guys use after washing your MS? Any recommendations? I've been using Meguiar's NXT tech wax 2.0 (liquid) but it doesn't seem to last long or give that nice sheen to the car. FYI, I just apply and wipe off - don't use a buffer. Thanks!
     
  2. zackmilo

    zackmilo Chrome Delete Champion

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    Chemical guys butter wet wax! recommend highly.
     
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  3. 2017ModS

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    thanks for fast reply! really good reviews on Amazon. What do you apply with -those microfiber pads? And what do you wipe off the wax with?
     
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    zackmilo Chrome Delete Champion

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    Microfiber pads. Amazon for $9 for pack of 4 or 6. I forget. Blue and made by Chemical Guys
     
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    zackmilo Chrome Delete Champion

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    There is a brand new CG (chemical guys) store in Escondido. I use only their stuff. Really high quality stuff!
     
  6. 2017ModS

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    do you also wipe off the wax with a fresh microfiber pad? will check out the escondido store! nice to have a local shop although much easier and lazier to order with Prime.
     
  7. Nvbob

    Nvbob Roadster 1256

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    I've been using Adams Polishes products on our Roadster for about six years. - Adams Polishes

    I know this is a Model S thread but, we are very happy with the use of their products.
     
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    Power Lock Polymer Sealant
     
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    The synthetic waxes are the best, much longer lasting than the natural waxes. Use an orbital to apply it if you want a great shine.....makes all the difference versus hand application.
     
  10. Sir Guacamolaf

    Sir Guacamolaf The good kind of fat

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    Any wax you use is good, as long as you actually use it. Reality is, the difference between super expensive wax and normal priced wax, isn't that much!
     
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  11. JonG

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    Shine largely comes from a good polish before a wax. if you have a polishing machine but don't want to cut the clear coat back, use a polish like autoglym super resin polish or poorboys black hole. Then finish with a wax or sealant.

    But if you want a long term solution, get the car machine polished then use a ceramic coating like gtechniq exo which will make cleaning a breeze and no need to top up for a year or more
     
  12. Tiger

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    I use Eco Dirt. I literally never wash the car, but it's clean and shiny after any rain.
     
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    My detailer applies Nano Ceramic once a year then Optimum No Rinse with Wax when I wash keeps her looking sweet.
     

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    I use Collinite Insulator Wax on all of my cars and my plane. This stuff was developed for electrical components to weather outdoor use, and came to me through my pilot group from one of the pilot-owners who also manages a yacht. They use this heavily in the marine industry on the hulls of the boats to decrease resistance. This stuff is by far the best stuff I've ever used on a car... and I've tried it all.

    So little goes a long way. I'm about half-way through a bottle, and I've done the plane twice, and about 8 car waxes with it.
     
  16. Daniellane

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    I took delivery on my MS 90D in Late June. Had a detailer apply Carnauba Wax immediately. A golfing buddy of mine said he use a product his brother who is a professional detailer gets him. He said his brother said it was the best product he has ever seen. I just ordered it on Amazon and am going to give it a try. It' s called Malco NanoCare Spray Wax Has anybody used the stuff?

    YouTube ->

    Description on Amazon:
    • Nano Care Spray Wax is VOC Compliant
    • Malco's SPRAY WAX provides exceptional shine and protection on painted surfaces
    • Excellent for dressing and protecting vinyl, leather and plastic surfaces
    • Spray wax is a revolutionary new wax technology that provides easy application, better surface penetration, high gloss shine and long lasting finish
    Nano Care Spray Wax is a conveniently applied protective wax that delivers a durable, high gloss shine to any surface. Infused with carnauba wax and a unique blend of silicones, Spray Wax will not white out on plastics, making it perfect for smooth and textured bumpers, mirror casings, moldings, interior vinyl and dashes in addition to conventional wax applications. Part No. 128001


    I posed the following question on Amazon & received 2 responses :

    Question: I had a thick coat of carnauba wax professionally applied to my brand new red tesla. can i use this product over the wax or should i remove it 1st?

    Answer 1: Yes, you can absolutely use this over an waxed vehicle. This one gallon can make five gallon of product. I highly recommend mixing in a 32oz bottle 50/50. Once you use this product, you will never want to use anything else

    Answer 2: You can definitely put it on top of the other wax. the only reason you should remove the other wax is if it didn't have a nice finish or you didn't like the gloss level of it



     
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    It isn't wax, but I have been using Blackfire Wet Diamond for years. I love it - goes on easy and lasts longer than a wax. It doesn't have the same depth as a wax but it has a nice gloss. I've topped the BWD with wax before!
     
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    After decades I remain a fan of Zaino Show Car polish.
     
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    Nothing but a spritz of opti-coat instant stalker & gloss enhancer after a stop at the touchless laser car wash. Looks better than when I left the Service Center at pickup. Same process with our 85D with 53k miles when sold. Easy and beautiful. PPF and CeremicPro helps tho Lol
     
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    Zaino Bros. Show Car Polish. Z2 or Z5.

    The local Corvette Club used to have weekly detail clinics on Saturday mornings at a members house. Couple dozen members and usually 2-3 professional detailers would show up. Two things they recommended were Z2, or Z5 if finish had swirl marks. And a PorterCable 5 inch buffer. Only buffer with which you could really control the rpms
     

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