Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-12-2012, 01:07 PM   #1
2 fast 4 U
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Canada Montreal
Posts: 176
Thumbs up Best car wax system?

Hi Everyone I am sure this has been talked about to death. I would like some opinions of what complete system some of you use when you detail your car. Tell me what products you use or prefer and the steps you take. From the first step of washing the car the the final step of waxing. Also where you get your products.

__________________
Drive it the way it's meant to be driven!
2000 Boxster S
redeye280z is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2012, 01:27 PM   #2
Registered User
 
Spinnaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Seattle
Posts: 733
http://986forum.com/forums/general-discussions/35847-best-wax-car.html
__________________
2000S Ocean Blue Metallic- 116K
3X Water Pump, Clear side markers, Crios Mod, Front engine mount, Flywheel, clutch, RMS, AOS, MAF, serpentine belt, power brake vacuum line, battery, 2X CV boots, Fuel filter, Oil filler tube, 3X ignition switch, 90K service, gas cap
Spinnaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2012, 01:36 PM   #3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Arlington Heights, IL
Posts: 1,557
Always keep in mind, it's more about your actual process and preperation, than the actual products and brand you use. In other words, Turtle Wax is probobly a GREAT product IF your car is properly washed, clayed, washed and polished (paint correction) prior to your final coat of wax/sealant. Some products may go on easier. Some may come off easier. Some may last longer. Some may smell better. Whatever.

I've had grea sucess over the years with Zaino sealant (Z2 and Z5), and now the last couple years only use RejeX Wax (sealant) purchased from Bumperplugs. Most of my other detailing supplies come from Detailer's Domain.

A few tips and thoughts:

1) Quality towels are a MUST
2) I blow-dry my cars 95% with a leaf blower
3) Foam gun
4) 1 bucket of wash water for wheels, another for the lower (dirtier half) of the car, and the 3rd bucket of wash water for the final car wash. Clean fresh wash mit for each of the 3 buckets
5) Dedicated towels. Glass only towels. Wheel only towels. Paint only towels, for example. Never use fabric softener to wash your towels
6) Never own a black car

I am sure others will add to this quick list.

The last couple years I have gotten my cars professionally detailed (exterior only) prior to winter hibernation. I do this mainly because I have NEVER mastered my PC Orbital Polisher and need the help to get both cars ready at year-end.
Flavor 987S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2012, 02:20 PM   #4
Registered User
 
Skrapmot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Bay Area California
Posts: 415
Exterior-Wash, clay bar, Meguires Swirl X, wash, Meguires Nextech 2.0, with the occasional Meguires detailing spray for touch ups between washes. Mothers Back to Black for the black, for the top, 303 Aerospace protectant.

Interior- Leatherique leather kit, with soapy water followed Lexol for maintenance.

Works good for me on both my black and red cars.
Skrapmot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2012, 04:18 PM   #5
Ex Esso kid
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: NY
Posts: 1,605
It's subjective of course but as a guy who prepped cars all the way back to when Gary's royal satin was the shiz, I can attest to the fact that Blackfire products are the best for the money, as good or better than P21 and a lot less.
Ghostrider 310 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2012, 11:41 PM   #6
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Glenville, NC
Posts: 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ghostrider 310 View Post
It's subjective of course but as a guy who prepped cars all the way back to when Gary's royal satin was the shiz, I can attest to the fact that Blackfire products are the best for the money, as good or better than P21 and a lot less.
I like P21S - but buy S100. Its the same stuff - except packaged for motorcycles and costs about half the price of P21S.
Lawdevil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2012, 04:34 AM   #7
Registered User
 
Johnny Danger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 4,810
Garage
It's been around for years. Just don't use it on the paint.
Attached Images
 
__________________
Don't worry I've got the microfilm.
Johnny Danger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2012, 05:19 AM   #8
Registered User
 
JAAY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: shoreham, ny
Posts: 1,619
Griots is my choice of products.
__________________
996 3.4 engine with 2.7 986 5speed transmission
Ebay Headers, Fabspeed high flow cats, JIC Cross, IPD Plenum, H&R Coilovers, B&M Short Shifter, AEM Uego Gauge Type Analog, Apexi S-AFC Select, 987 air box, Litronics, 2000 Tails and side markers, painted center console, 18" 987 S-Wheels, GT3 Front bumper with splitter.
JAAY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2012, 09:17 AM   #9
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Winnipeg MB
Posts: 2,486
Johhny, maybe you could send Redeye a small sample of that Swiss wax to try out.
__________________
'99 black 986
Mark_T is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2012, 10:18 AM   #10
Registered User
 
Bruce Wayne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 303
Garage
Quote:
I would like some opinions of what complete system some of you use when you detail your car.
When I lived in Cali, the system i used was Miguel and Pablo. excellent but hard to get in the UK..

i've just given BH Korrosol a while on the car (like Iron-X) very good. as for polish and finishing i'm a user of Auto Glym.
__________________
986 x2 6sp
2x Range Rover Vogue 4.6
2004 MX5 Sport 6speed Strato Blue (wifelet)
2x Range Rover Classic & CSK
Bruce Wayne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2012, 01:52 PM   #11
2 fast 4 U
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Canada Montreal
Posts: 176
Swiss wax sure I would love a sample. I am always looking for products that really do the job and are not just hype. I want to bring out the deep color of my gaurds red Boxster.
__________________
Drive it the way it's meant to be driven!
2000 Boxster S
redeye280z is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2012, 02:32 PM   #12
Registered User
 
Johnny Danger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 4,810
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark_T View Post
Johhny, maybe you could send Redeye a small sample of that Swiss wax to try out.
Sure. I still have 4 jars of it sitting around .
__________________
Don't worry I've got the microfilm.
Johnny Danger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2012, 02:39 PM   #13
Ex Esso kid
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: NY
Posts: 1,605
Redeye, don't pull his finger, trust me we've read the results.

Detailing was my first job, is my hobby and as such I have tried almost everything. Check this place out, they have a lot of great products.
Autopia Car Care Products - Car Detailing Supplies, Car Wax, Car Polishers, Auto Detailing

The sonus line is German, it's good stuff the blackfire is better, last time Mr. Danger was selling a wax here it was um well Dolphin wax let's just say.

Last edited by Ghostrider 310; 09-13-2012 at 02:42 PM.
Ghostrider 310 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2012, 03:06 PM   #14
Registered User
 
Johnny Danger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 4,810
Garage
Seriously, I detailed the Dangermobile with this stuff today. Don't ask me why or how ? But, it does an amazing job. Far better than most of the foo-foo boutique products that I've tried in the past.
Attached Images
 
__________________
Don't worry I've got the microfilm.
Johnny Danger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2012, 03:15 PM   #15
Registered User
 
Johnny Danger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 4,810
Garage
Is this guy a "guido" or what ?????




ttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHr5O8Y0tNk&feature=related
__________________
Don't worry I've got the microfilm.
Johnny Danger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2012, 07:27 PM   #16
Registered User
 
Jaak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 173
Quote:
Originally Posted by redeye280z View Post
Hi Everyone I am sure this has been talked about to death. I would like some opinions of what complete system some of you use when you detail your car. Tell me what products you use or prefer and the steps you take. From the first step of washing the car the the final step of waxing. Also where you get your products.
Canadian vendor ----> eShine Canada, Car, Wax, Polish, Polisher, Tire Dressings, Detailing Supplies, RV, Truck, Boat, Automotive, upholstery, marine, convertible, Microfiber

Call them for all your needs.

__________________
2002 Boxster S Seal Grey

2010 Ford F150 FX4 Luxury

Retired after 38 years with the same company.
Jaak is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
detail , wax


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page