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When you wax you car, which wax do you use and why. I know there are a few good choices available today, but for me I am so used to waxing cars with Turtle Wax, is there anything out there that you find to be better?
 

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Wouldn't know cause I never wash my own car. I live down the street from a very nice car wash. Not one of those machine deals but an old school car wash where they come out and detail the whole thing by hand. It isn't too expensive (maybe 15 buck with tip) and they do a better job then me.
 

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Arrghh, you can't use a carwash it will scratch your paintwork, the only way is to do a hand wax job, taking in your time building up the layers. Turtle Wax is a good wax by the way

Carwash - never! :wink:
 

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Baz said:
Arrghh, you can't use a carwash it will scratch your paintwork, the only way is to do a hand wax job, taking in your time building up the layers. Turtle Wax is a good wax by the way

Carwash - never! :wink:
Unless its a touch-free car wash. I use them all the time.
 

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T__T How can you not wash her yourself...The car needs to know that she's loved^^ Personaly I've been using turtle wax for years and I've always found it great. I tried a few others but they weren't as satisfying.
 

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I love to wash my car myself, but most of the time.. It just needs a quick cleaning. Thats when touchless comes in handy.
 

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I was once a student of the three part Meguires system. It really did look good, remove the surface scratches that just seem to appear as time passes, but hand waxing a car three times (once for each product) was starting to get tedious.

Currently I am preaching the from the book of Mother's. Great product that uses very little effort and big results.
 

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Wouldn't know cause I never wash my own car. I live down the street from a very nice car wash. Not one of those machine deals but an old school car wash where they come out and detail the whole thing by hand. It isn't too expensive (maybe 15 buck with tip) and they do a better job then me.


I am the same exact way. I tend to be lazy when it comes to the detailing part. I do my rims and that is about it. I have too much to do in the day to spend 2 hours washing my car.
 

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I recommend Meguiar's gold class wax. Quick, easy, works GREAT, smells AWESOME.
 

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I enjoy washing and waxing my own car. Something about it is relaxing to me. Besides have you ever seen some of the guys working at the car wash. I don't want them to touch my steering wheel let alone sitting in my seat. The rags they use to wipe down the interior are less than clean I know this for sure. I just waxed mine two nights ago and I use Maguiars cleaner wax. In between washes I use my California car duster to keep the dust off my slick and shiny clean finish.
 

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I usually get mine washed and everything when i get my oil changed.
One time they didn't do my entire interior. I was almost late for work and had to bring it back. They said i had to bring it back that day bc i could have dirtied it and gotten a free interior cleaning the next day. The line WASN'T short either. :mad:
 

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Turtle Wax is good. Meguiar's is better. Zymol is the BEST!! Every 2 months or so and you'll keep that mirror-shine! Apply in areas about 2 square feet at a time. Use one microfiber towel to apply and another to buff off the haze. You won't be disappointed!
 

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Well where I work we don't take shortcuts on cleaning cars, not only do we have one of the best carwashes around we take pride in the people that bring there cars to the wash. We mix all our own chemicals that have been produced by our own in house techs. We have people certified to mix the chemicals properly depending on weather and other factors.

We have softcloth in the wash, but it's to rub our polish in, since just slapping it on a car does nothing. At the exit we use semi wet towels that we use only 2 times before they are washed again. In the detail shop (for interiors and waxes) we use towels that are mixed with cleaners in the washing machine and then put out for use. The same thing applies, 2 cars per towel. Now keep in mind that not all these people are pro trained. so people like us with our nissian altimas get the regular wax guys, but we do ave pro guys that are certified. If you get one of our cleaning packages it's the pros that do the car. We have everything from beat up 1980's fords to 200k sport cars go through our wash. If you guys every want info on the services we offer and stuff, just ask.
 
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