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Just wanted to know what everone is using for waxing. I live in South-Western PA and have to deal with all the crap that PennDot puts on the roads. I am currently using Meguiar's Gold paste wax. It goes on and comes off easily and leaves a very smooth and deep shine. The only problem is that after a month or two it really wears off. I would like to find the best product that last the longest. I don't mind waxing every six months or so, but six times a year is too much for me.

By the way I am coming from a Frontier to a Titan in the past few months and WOW, I didn't realize how big this truck really is until I waxed it. SWEET!!!!!:clap:
 

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I use either Liquid Glass or Klasse High Gloss Sealant Glaze. I am lazy and want something that lasts longer than Carnuba wax. Though I do like the wax look better than the acrylic sealant look.
 

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thad5515 said:
Just wanted to know what everone is using for waxing. I live in South-Western PA and have to deal with all the crap that PennDot puts on the roads. I am currently using Meguiar's Gold paste wax. It goes on and comes off easily and leaves a very smooth and deep shine. The only problem is that after a month or two it really wears off. I would like to find the best product that last the longest. I don't mind waxing every six months or so, but six times a year is too much for me.

By the way I am coming from a Frontier to a Titan in the past few months and WOW, I didn't realize how big this truck really is until I waxed it. SWEET!!!!!:clap:
I know what your saying - and yes it is big. I had a hardbody and thought it was a lot of metal but man this thing is big.

Anyhow, after you apply you coat(s) of the paste, try using Armorall's Wax as you Dry (red bottle). After you wash your Titan the next time, when you start to dry it, apply this stuff all over the Titan and start drying. Use an additional towel to buff. Works great. My 350 has never been garaged and the paint still looks great and beads like heck.

Good luck and let us know if you find something better.
 

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I was using Meguires Gold Class, but I tried Meguires NXT with Teflon last time and I am impressed. It seems to be holding up a lot better then the Gold Class did, Its been three months and the water beeds like I just waxed it.
 

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thad5515 said:
Just wanted to know what everone is using for waxing. I live in South-Western PA and have to deal with all the crap that PennDot puts on the roads. I am currently using Meguiar's Gold paste wax. It goes on and comes off easily and leaves a very smooth and deep shine. The only problem is that after a month or two it really wears off. I would like to find the best product that last the longest. I don't mind waxing every six months or so, but six times a year is too much for me.

By the way I am coming from a Frontier to a Titan in the past few months and WOW, I didn't realize how big this truck really is until I waxed it. SWEET!!!!!:clap:
I use the Meguires' Gold Class. Amazing stuff.
 

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I use Meguiars wax also, once before winter and once after. In between I just use Meguiars Quick Detailer.
 

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BigA said:
I was using Meguires Gold Class, but I tried Meguires NXT with Teflon last time and I am impressed. It seems to be holding up a lot better then the Gold Class did, Its been three months and the water beeds like I just waxed it.
How do you like the teflon stuff? I used it a long time ago on my hardbody and it didn't have the feel of real wax. It wasn't easily washed off with blue dawn and it didn't buff nearly as easy as real wax does.

Just my experience but then a gain it was many years ago. The new teflon stuff may be much more advanced. What I was using came as a liquid in a can (blue and silver colored can). Newtech or tech200, something like that.
 

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How do you like the teflon stuff? I used it a long time ago on my hardbody and it didn't have the feel of real wax. It wasn't easily washed off with blue dawn and it didn't buff nearly as easy as real wax does.

Just my experience but then a gain it was many years ago. The new teflon stuff may be much more advanced. What I was using came as a liquid in a can (blue and silver colored can). Newtech or tech200, something like that.
It is the same now in days. I used to use it because a buddy of mine swore by it. It doesnt repel water good, it is hard to buff in and doesnt even look as shiny. Now I use turtle wax or meguire's and it is ten times better.
 

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Check out Menzerna. I have used Collinite, One Grand Blitz and Klasse. The Menzerna seems to be just as durable but has a more classic wax shine.

I have totally changed over the the entire Menzerna line and have no regretes.

http://www.properautocare.com/menzernafmj.html
Guns, cars and wax seems to be what they have going on over there, lol. Another vote for Menzerna products.
 

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I use Tropi-Care Myself. Its a synthic and it lasts for about 6 months at a time. I use the Tropi-Care wash, wax, detail spray and interior products. They are resonably priced but are right up there with the menzerna and zaino.

www.tropi-care.com
 

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Try out the Turtle Wax Ice product. You can put it on in the sun, won't turn white if you get it on anything black, and lasts a long time.
 

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Ive tried quite a few and most of them seem to leave swirl marks. The only one I really like is McGuires Gold Class. The only downside I have found with it is it does not last real long. If you stay away from car washes that use high pressure hot water it lasts a little longer.
 

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Ive tried quite a few and most of them seem to leave swirl marks. The only one I really like is McGuires Gold Class. The only downside I have found with it is it does not last real long. If you stay away from car washes that use high pressure hot water it lasts a little longer.
Either you had the swirls before you started or you are causing them during your application.

Don't know anything about McGruires Gold Class but I would guess that it has fillers in it that are hiding the swirls.
 

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Thanks for all the comments. When I wax I try to wax with the lines of the truck and not go in circles. That seems to cut doen on the "swirl marks" for me.

Thanks again.
 

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mwippern said:
That's what I use... it's awesome!! Easy on, Easy off, and it looks great.

http://www.turtlewax.com/main.taf?p=2,1,1,1
I have tried many waxes over the years and here is what I've found to work pretty well:

I use a polishing compond with a buffer. For compound, I've found "Kit" brand in the yellow bottle works surprisingly well and can be had for less than $3.00 at Wal-Mart. Immediately after the removing the compound, I hand wax using NXT. This method is less expensive than other many products and works very well for me. NXT seems to last longer than other waxes I've tried.
 

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thad5515 said:
Thanks for all the comments. When I wax I try to wax with the lines of the truck and not go in circles. That seems to cut doen on the "swirl marks" for me.

Thanks again.
On the vertical surfaces you should go up and down and horizontal surfaces you should go side to side or front to back. This will eliminate the visibility of swirl marks. Its an old show car trick similar. The reflection of light is not as visible such as in a swirl mark.
 

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i co-own a detail company here in Magnolia and i use the Meguires 3 stage with glaze to top it off. I do all my waxing with a porter cable buffer.
 
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