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      08-03-2006, 08:40 PM   #1
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Best wax for protection?

I do not wish to use a clear bra. But rather use a really nice wax thats good for protecting but also shines. :rocks:
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use Meguiar's NXT..definitely worth all the money...
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NXT is easy to use, but it doesn't last long. about 4 weeks or less if you wash your car weekly. I used that before for about 4 months, until recentlly I switched to Zaino Z2-pro, which should last at least a few months. I still have half a bottle of NXT left, since I can't use it with Z2.
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Collinite 845 IW gets my vote
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Another option is to use Zaino. Its not a wax, but a polish. It lasts Very long and the protection is amazing. Do a search on Zaino or to to www.zainostore.com
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Zaino actually isn't a polish, but a sealant. The word polish is used incorrectly as a marketing term on Z2/Z5; Zaino's only real polish is ZPC. Regardless, it is very durable and will last up to 6 months in most environments. There are a number of other sealants with similar durabilty too, any of those will suit the OP.
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here goes another long thread... it all personal preference.
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Another vote for Klasse All-In-One and Sealant Glaze. I have used this combination in some of the worst conditions and always maintained a great shine. When my car was parked outdoors, I would generally get about 6-9 months between waxes. Now that I have parking (but still drive my car year round), the water is still beading on my car after 11 months!
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here goes another long thread... it all personal preference.
Looks is personal opinion; durabilty can actually be measured.
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I use ICE, a product of turtle wax, which is a clear liquid, no haze, can be applied in sun or shade, and gives a great protective shine. Probably have to do it every 2 months.
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Funny how Rejex never gets mentioned here. I use it for my wheels, mirror housings and front bumper/grilles/panels. Best I've found for bugs, road grime, brake dust, etc. WAY easier to use than Zaino and with two coats, just as effective. Rest of the car? NXT.
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Looks is personal opinion; durability can actually be measured.
ok... then i must say... my favorite is expense but worth it... zymol "concours"... is what i use & prefer. longevity is great imo.

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Best wax for protection? This is simple

Zaino
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Klasse All-In-One and Sealant Glaze

This is not a personal preference thing. These are the two best for long term protection.

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This is not a personal preference thing. These are the two best for long term protection.
someone needs to talk with consumer reports then... they say "nu finish" has great longevity too... i think it sux...but that's my opinion... some others may love it.

if it wasn't a personal preference to some degree... there would only be a couple of waxes on the market.
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ok... then i must say... my favorite is expense but worth it... zymol "concours"... is what i use & prefer. longevity is great imo.

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Zymol concours waxes are very good - they look nice and have exceptional durabilty. That said, not everyone is willing to spend $300+ on a wax. I think in general when people ask for recommendations here they are talking about sub $100 products.
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Thumbs up

picus... very nice website and pics... props.
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