Loading...
Remove Text Formatting

Likes Likes:  8
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14

Thread: Wax recommendation

  1. #1
    True Blue GT Styrofoam04's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Ajax
    Posts
    845

    Wax recommendation

    so my brother in law bought a new car and I want to buy some supplies for him as a gift

    So far:

    • 10X Cookie monster Microfiber towels
    • Optimum No Rinse (128oz) (I'm taking half of this so 64oz)
    • 2x 5gal bucket with lids
    • Grit guard insert
    • 3x spray bottles


    Now the question part. He doesn't have a DA so applying a wax will be by hand. I'm real fond of Collinite 845. but I've read its can be a pain in the ass if not don't right by hand. Too much can be hard to buff out.

    What do you recommend?
    Joel,

  2. #2
    Member 1986stangfan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Orono, ontario
    Posts
    325
    I love colonize 845 and I always apply it by hand

  3. #3
    Club Supporter Scrape's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Richmond Hill
    Posts
    7,793
    I see that you are missing a wash still? The ONR is great if the vehicle is not too dirty but I still recommend a good quality car wash such as the Optimum Car wash or Duragloss etc. As for a wax I can't recommend any as I am a Sealant kind of guy

  4. #4
    True Blue GT Styrofoam04's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Ajax
    Posts
    845
    Quote Originally Posted by 1986stangfan View Post
    I love colonize 845 and I always apply it by hand
    and you have no issues? any tips?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrape View Post
    I see that you are missing a wash still? The ONR is great if the vehicle is not too dirty but I still recommend a good quality car wash such as the Optimum Car wash or Duragloss etc. As for a wax I can't recommend any as I am a Sealant kind of guy
    Right now he is in his first love stage and washes it once a week. With the ONR he can make a bottle of quick detail and a bottle clay bar lube and... I want the ONR lol. He can buy his own wash.

    A sealant is fine. What do you recommend? I have a shit load of Menzerna Power Lock sealant. I know its overkill but I use the sealant then the collinite.

    Edit: I just had a thought... I'll just give him some of the Menzerna Power Lock
    Joel,

  5. #5
    Club Supporter Scrape's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Richmond Hill
    Posts
    7,793
    There you go. Power Lock is great stuff. Any carnuba based products are a pain in the ass to apply and remove. I have a tub of Adam's Americana and it looks great but it's a pain in the ass to remove.
    Quote Originally Posted by Styrofoam04 View Post
    and you have no issues? any tips?



    Right now he is in his first love stage and washes it once a week. With the ONR he can make a bottle of quick detail and a bottle clay bar lube and... I want the ONR lol. He can buy his own wash.

    A sealant is fine. What do you recommend? I have a shit load of Menzerna Power Lock sealant. I know its overkill but I use the sealant then the collinite.

    Edit: I just had a thought... I'll just give him some of the Menzerna Power Lock

  6. #6
    Off my meds again
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Cancuckistan
    Posts
    1,481
    I use XMT 180, but it's out of production and I got EShine's last tub of it.

    It's great stuff if you can find it, I was even getting compliments with the pile of shit I drive.

  7. #7
    My Avatar is hot Intmdtr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Wasaga Beach
    Posts
    2,491
    On the topic of waxes..

    Recommendation for a long lasting wax for dark vehicles that's appliable with a DA?
    "Without Warning, Without Conscience"


  8. #8
    Club Supporter Scrape's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Richmond Hill
    Posts
    7,793
    Collinite, Klasses all in one, Pinnacle, Griots all make a great wax that is DA compatible. Removal is done with a microfibre towel by hand though.

  9. #9
    TMC's Official Detailer Toxix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Mississauga
    Posts
    155
    Nice, considerate starter kit there for sure!
    Consider adding a car shampoo to that list if you want.
    I'd be happy to throw a sample your way of my product.


    Applying any wax or sealant by hand is not a big deal, 845 can be a bit moody at times but thats only ever due to over-application.
    Seems like you know this already. Apply thin and apply evenly.


    I have 4x Flex Polishers probably about 150 buffing pads and I still prefer applying by hand, it just allowed me to get into the nooks crannies quickly; See my post I just made about the Winter Prep Package about my process.


    Powerlock is a beast of a Sealant but I am seeing some fading in durability from time to time, depending on my client and their wash practices. I mean, you can get 1 month out of a 9 month sealant if you're not doing things properly.


    But MPL (Menzerna PowerLock) is a wicked sealant for sure.


    As for long lasting wax, there aren't very many of them out there. If you're looking for paste/liquid waxes and if your main goal is durability, then you need to go with Collinite. But I'd strongly suggest a sealant or a Ceramic Coating, I basically don't even touch waxes anymore, kinda reserve those for the cars that I know are being presented in shows and what not.
    2014 Race Red GT Track Pack / 6MT / 3.73's / MGW Race Spec / Roush ABs / 3" Exhaust + Resonator Deletes / KW Coilovers / GT500 Strut Mounts / BMR Everything / Roush Louvers + Side Splitters / JLT Catch Can / Raxiom Navigation / Stance SC-5ive Wheels / Michelin Pilot SuperSports: 245/35/20 + 275-35-20 / Tuned by Lund Racing


  10. #10
    TMC's Official Detailer Toxix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Mississauga
    Posts
    155
    Here is a fraction of the vehicle I've applied sealant or Ceramic Coating to:




















    2014 Race Red GT Track Pack / 6MT / 3.73's / MGW Race Spec / Roush ABs / 3" Exhaust + Resonator Deletes / KW Coilovers / GT500 Strut Mounts / BMR Everything / Roush Louvers + Side Splitters / JLT Catch Can / Raxiom Navigation / Stance SC-5ive Wheels / Michelin Pilot SuperSports: 245/35/20 + 275-35-20 / Tuned by Lund Racing


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SiteUptime Web Site Monitoring Service