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Old 03-07-2008, 08:50 PM   #1
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Just so you all know, Meguiar'* Gold Class wax WILL work in temps around 28*

I washed up the '03 about an hour ago and I decided to wax it up and do some tire shine also. It was soooo nice to relieve some of my winter anxiety That car hasn't looked this good since the end of summer. Keep an eye out for some whorage tomorrow.... IF it is still clean when Steph gets back from work
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Who needs Gold Class when the stuff I put on in September is still working. I don't have the ambition in this weather to try and clean her up. But I see 40'* coming next week so hopefully.....
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You must be talking about the Menzerna? That seems like some pretty good stuff from what I have heard. I have not personally seen it yet, but I am sure I will try it out sooner or later. Is your SLE a daily driver in the winter?

I tell ya, I think we really need to meet up this spring / summer and check out the cars, maybe do a BBQ and some BSing or something. I would really love to get a good look at the SLE of yours Not to mention learn some more detailing tips and tricks. I do pretty good, but I will be the first to tell you that I have much to learn

I will probably be doing some cleaning on the '93 tomorrow also I just needed to get some of the winter blues away and start thinking spring... no matter what the temps are
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My Collinite 476s is doing a nice job. I am on spring break this week so the bonne will be getting the full Menzerna polish and then another coat of 476s. I also have a '98 SLE, an '00 Monte SS, and a 2000(?) nissan, think its an altima. I have a full week of detailing ahead of me but I am looking forward to it. Hey Grimm, I never picked up the rotary but it should be coming along soon. I still need to pay off the UDM and Menz polishes then a Makita 9227C will be on its way if I have enough $$. Otherwise the HF one will have to suffice...
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I put a few bottles of zaino on my car throughout the summer up till October or so still beads like crazy,

Do you have a link to this menzo stuff?
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I have been using Menzerna polishes but I guess they are referring to the sealing wax, IDK. anyway, here is their lineup.
http://autogeek.net/menzerna-of-germany.html
Hopefully I will be detailing an '02 LS1 Firebird Formula tomorrow. I love detailing so I am looking forward to it. Need the $$ too...
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You must be talking about the Menzerna? That seems like some pretty good stuff from what I have heard. I have not personally seen it yet, but I am sure I will try it out sooner or later. Is your SLE a daily driver in the winter?

I tell ya, I think we really need to meet up this spring / summer and check out the cars, maybe do a BBQ and some BSing or something. I would really love to get a good look at the SLE of yours Not to mention learn some more detailing tips and tricks. I do pretty good, but I will be the first to tell you that I have much to learn

I will probably be doing some cleaning on the '93 tomorrow also I just needed to get some of the winter blues away and start thinking spring... no matter what the temps are
haha, I'm with you. I'm still pretty new to this whole detailing thing. I know the basics pretty well, but I'm not as fanatical as some simply because I don't have the time right now with the little kids.

Yes, my car is my daily driver. It looks pretty horrible right now. I washed it last weekend for the first time since January, but then we had some thawing since then so it'* back to grime city.

As far as the Menzerna, that is the polish I used. Collinite is the wax I used that has held up so well. I have the 845, which isn't quite as durable as the 476 that B2 has on his car. But the 845 is supposed to look a little better (I haven't used the 476 yet though).

I've got some new stuff, Clearkote Carnauba Moose wax that is supposed to be great stuff on dark colors. I'm anxious to see how it looks.
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I applied the 476 before it was polished so its hard to judge the looks. I will be using the 476 extensively this week on my details and will report back with gloss/depth/metallic pop ratings. I want to try NXT 2.0 soon.
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Just so you all know, Meguiar'* Gold Class wax WILL work in temps around 28*
hmm, good info, now i just need a car worth waxing
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