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Old 04-12-2007, 04:32 PM   #1
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Been hearing some great things about a wax that'* sorta the next big thing. It'* called S100, or S21s depending on where you get it. They're both the same, but S100 is at HD dealers for almost $10 less.
One example of such testimony..
http://www.6speedonline.com/forums/*...ad.php?t=42702

I want a Carnuba wax, polymers don't give the same depth IMO, Zaino/LG is just a sealant and doesn't give great depth. Depth of the purple pearl paint is amazing, and i'm going all out within the next month here.

I have a ROB (made by porter cable, but with a McGuires sticker on it) with variable speeds, and I do prefer to use that.

Any other recommendations for a high quality wax? I'm trying to get away from the mass market brands into higher quality stuff.

EDIT: Should be mentioned i'll be using either 3m polish/scratch remover, or the meguiars deep crystal polish i already have before.
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I haven't used it, but I've read that the P21S is some good stuff. For your dark car I would recommend checking out Nattys Blue, Pinnacle Souveran Paste or Max Wax. They are all rated very highly for dark colors. The Souveran is pretty pricey at $80 a jar, but the other two are very reasonable. I have Nattys Blue myself, but haven't had a chance to really give it a good once over on mine. I just started polishing last week and so far have the front and the roof done, with a layer of Nattys Blue. I really want to get the entire car done before I make the final determination of how I like it, plus the weather has been so crappy I have yet to see it clean outside. What some people will do to get the depth is to put on a layer of sealant like a Zaino for the durability, and then top with a layer or two of wax.

One other recommendation I will give is for XMT Glaze. Being my car is black, and seemingly has very hard clear since I'm having trouble removing all the scratches, I used this glaze and was very pleased with the way it helped cover up the scratches. I put a layer of it down, and then a layer of the wax. Once I get the car finished, I plan to add another layer of wax.
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meguiars gold class
I've used that for about 2-3 years now, it'* good, but it'* very hard to take off the excess with a towel when you're done (not always a bad sign)but I doubt it doesn't have as much carnuba as other nicer waxes.
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I would rather not wax my car than fight that stuff.

I, personally, have become a mothers fan but I would not be supprised if there are better out there.
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I always used the s1000 stuff on my motorcycles and it was first class.
For the car I like Meguiers Gold Class also.
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I found last year that prep is definitely the key to a good looking finish. Definitely use your 3M polish and get the finish looking good, and just about any wax will look great. I used Gold Class, and after trying a couple boutique waxes won't be going back. That stuff was a pain to remove, didn't last long, and doesn't look as good.
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I use and love Zymol, however it too can be a bit tough to remove at times, but it lasts a long time and does a great job for me
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Yea, the boutique stuff is where it'* at. You definitely get what you pay for.

I want to try some of those waxes this year and seal em with LG to see how it looks. If I didn't have so much LG on hand I would try some sealants from Pinnacle or Wolfgang.
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Sol if you meant put LG on top of the wax, you cannot do that. Sealants do not bond well at all with waxes. You can put a wax on top of LG, but not the other way around. The LG will also probably take off the wax when you put it on.
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