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Old 11-26-2006, 05:02 PM   #1
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Best wax to use on clear coat paint

I just purchased my first Porsche, a 2003 Boxter S. I was wondering what is the best wax to use? Thanks.

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Old 11-26-2006, 05:05 PM   #2
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The best:

www.zainobros.com
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Old 11-26-2006, 05:28 PM   #3
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Zaino products are excellent. The first application is a bit time consuming, but after that the products are very easy to use. I've been using them on my black '06 Nissan 350Z with outstanding results: deep luster with a minimum of swirls, which are a problem with black cars.

I certainly hope when I get my new '07 speed yellow Boxster next week I don't have swirl problems. (I think black cars are beautiful when clean, but they are a pain to keep that way.)

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Old 11-26-2006, 05:46 PM   #4
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I've had great results with Meguiar's NXT...of course I've only used it on silver cars (NO BLACK FOR ME!!!)

much cheaper, easier and looks great.

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Old 11-26-2006, 07:20 PM   #5
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Menzerna products to buff out scratches, Klasse all in one for the acrylic glaze base and S100 Carnauba (buy it at any Harley dealership) and man oh man, what a shine!

Worked for 8+ hours on my 95 Lexus LS400 and it looks like a new car. Amazing products!
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Old 11-26-2006, 07:37 PM   #6
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I would suggest meguiars yellow 21 or something. Dont know the name for sure, its in a crappy bottle and not very appealing to the eye (from what I recall) but its the best wax they make, like pure caranuba or something. Better shine than the gold class though.
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Old 11-27-2006, 12:52 AM   #7
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My car is black. On my shelf I have Klasse All One and Zanio. I found myself reaching for the Zanio products and watching the dust collect on KAO.
Go with Zanio, you won't be disappointed.
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Old 11-27-2006, 01:16 AM   #8
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When I first detailed my car I went w/;

1. Meguair's Gold Class Car Wash Shampoo
2. Mother's wax stripper
3. Mother's scratch remover
4. Mother's carnuaba wax(2 layers)

I was impressed by the overall finish.

2nd time;

1. Meguair's GC Shampoo
2. Mother's Wax Stripper
3. Zymol Wax(2 Layer's,it removes scratches as well)

I loved it! I attached pictures of what the 2nd detail looked like,notice how you basically see the sidewalk.

Next time(in a couple of weeks maybe);

1. Meguair's GC Shampoo
2. Mother's Clay Bar Kit
3. Zymol Wax(3-4 Layers)
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Old 11-27-2006, 05:59 AM   #9
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Well, you may be able to see the sidewalk, but I can see my pupils, lol.
I use a meguiars claybar when I wash with the quick detail, then you buff all that stuff off, then I just use gold class wax. I am waiting for my bottle to run out before I buy the yellow wax. My GF's brother use to detail cars for a living and his cars perfect. He is so anal about it he put towels over the seats in it, over the floor mats, machine polishes it, buffs it, waxes it, and cleans everything... pretty much bi-weekly. He knows his stuff, that why his 91 acura legend looks new today, newer than my car.
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Damn Boggtown, thats a nice shine! My car looked similar this morning, it was covered in rain water and hasnt been waxed in months but its still very shiney.

Hey what works good at getting swirls out?
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Old 11-27-2006, 10:46 AM   #11
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"Hey what works good at getting swirls out?"

A porter cable orbital polisher (adjustable speed, strong, attachable heads) with a very fine cut polish. I had Sean (gf's brother) do the hood and front bumper on the Z3 (had it repainted, horrific swirl marks, burnt in places, just crappy), but he smoothed it out like new.
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Old 11-27-2006, 05:05 PM   #13
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Old 11-27-2006, 05:20 PM   #14
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Bogg, I think PL was asking the poster, Rangriff, his car color. Excellent question actually.
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I just purchased my first Porsche, a 2003 Boxter S. I was wondering what is the best wax to use? Thanks.
Rangriff, did you buy your car at White Allen?
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I've had great results with Meguiar's NXT...of course I've only used it on silver cars (NO BLACK FOR ME!!!)

much cheaper, easier and looks great.

This is a very good product. I used this on my wheels until I discovered Rejex. Works really nice on reds.
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Old 11-27-2006, 07:08 PM   #17
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I've used the Zaino with great success, and as the others have said it's easy once you get over the initial pain. If you order some, you might ask them if they could take 5 minutes out of their time counting money to write directions that are readable.

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