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      05-05-2013, 10:33 AM   #1
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Can't choose my next wax!

Im am having such a hard time choosing my next wax. Im between Zymol Carbon, Glasur, and Concours then Swissvax Shield and Blau Weiss. Anyone else have any input. There are so many good waxes to choose from.
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I have a few Swissvax waxes that I'm very happy with:

1) Swissvax Blau Weiss
2) Swissvax Mirage
3) Swissvax Insignis v1
4) Swissvax Insignis v2
5) Swissvax Insignis v3

I would highly recommend the Blau Weiss as I like it better than Mirage.
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I have a few Swissvax waxes that I'm very happy with:

1) Swissvax Blau Weiss
2) Swissvax Mirage
3) Swissvax Insignis v1
4) Swissvax Insignis v2
5) Swissvax Insignis v3

I would highly recommend the Blau Weiss as I like it better than Mirage.
How about Blau Weiss compared to Shield? Someone told my on a detailing forum that Blau Weiss is designed to deal with the orange peel from BMW paint systems.
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How about Blau Weiss compared to Shield? Someone told my on a detailing forum that Blau Weiss is designed to deal with the orange peel from BMW paint systems.
I think that person was smoking illicit drugs. No wax will deal with orangel peel. If you want to cut down on orange peel, you'll need to wetsand the vehicle. Not for the faint of heart.

I have not used Shield before, so cannot compare the two. But you cannot go wrong with Swissvax. It's pricey, but you get what you pay for.
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I think that person was smoking illicit drugs. No wax will deal with orangel peel. If you want to cut down on orange peel, you'll need to wetsand the vehicle. Not for the faint of heart.

I have not used Shield before, so cannot compare the two. But you cannot go wrong with Swissvax. It's pricey, but you get what you pay for.
Yeah thats what I thought. How is the durability of BW? I have heard that Shield is like Crystal Rock's child. What color is BW?
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Yeah thats what I thought. How is the durability of BW? I have heard that Shield is like Crystal Rock's child. What color is BW?
With proper paint prep, you can get a solid two months out of Swissvax waxes. The color is a light color, like a light yellow. Here is my brother's M3 with Blau Weiss on it.



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Pinnacle, made by PBMG is not exactly what I'm interested in. I actually found bouncers waxes and their vanilla ice looks awesome and does not have any fillers.

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Pinnacle, made by PBMG is not exactly what I'm interested in. I actually found bouncers waxes and their vanilla ice looks awesome and does not have any fillers.
Why not just Swissvax? You cannot go wrong mate.
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Why not just Swissvax? You cannot go wrong mate.
Im going to be ordering a a good amount of other products and figured I would get more of what I need than just 1 wax. I will probably get some Blau Weiss later on. Bouncer's vanilla ice has stellar reviews.
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I just tried poorboys blue nattys wax for the fun of it, for such a cheap price, which is suppose to be great on dark colored cars.
I did clay, megs 105 on a orange pad and megs 205 on white pad, and blue nattys by hand. Shine came out great and slickness is amazing. Great value and had great reviews. Makes the depth look really great, it always looks wet. Def one of my favorites. Super easy on and easy off, no matter how much you put. In the sun or shade. Only did one coat, can be layered.
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I just tried poorboys blue nattys wax for the fun of it, for such a cheap price, which is suppose to be great on dark colored cars.
I did clay, megs 105 on a orange pad and megs 205 on white pad, and blue nattys by hand. Shine came out great and slickness is amazing. Great value and had great reviews. Makes the depth look really great, it always looks wet. Def one of my favorites. Super easy on and easy off, no matter how much you put. In the sun or shade. Only did one coat, can be layered.
Only problem with Natty's Blue is that it doesn't last but a good week or two. I agree with all your other points.
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if you are looking for good durability, look into collinite insulator wax. it is inexpensive and will last. DO NOT spend a lot of money on a wax without prepping the car/paint first.
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Only problem with Natty's Blue is that it doesn't last but a good week or two. I agree with all your other points.
Umm will keep that in mind while I see how long it lasts. I was hoping with garage life and my good washing practice it would last a month or so..
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Umm will keep that in mind while I see how long it lasts. I was hoping with garage life and my good washing practice it would last a month or so..
It unfortunately won't last that long. I had a tub of it and leave it at my parents' house if I'm ever in a pinch.
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if you are looking for good durability, look into collinite insulator wax. it is inexpensive and will last. DO NOT spend a lot of money on a wax without prepping the car/paint first.
I don't really care about long durability. I don't want it to last 2 weeks either. Now I'm looking at Zymol Glasur again and think I'm going to stick with it. If I like it I might get concours later on and maybe some bouncers too. You can never have enough variety.
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Been using Collinite Liquid Insulator for many years and it is a really great wax. Goes on and off really easy, great gloss and will last 4-6 months. All that for about $15 bucks a 16 ounce bottle which will do many wax jobs. You just use a very small amount. I have not found a better all around wax. My collision guy and detailer will only use Collinite.

One other thing---super slick and nothing will stick to it. After a rain you never have spots or anything. Actually, the car looks like it was just washed.
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Been using Collinite Liquid Insulator for many years and it is a really great wax. Goes on and off really easy, great gloss and will last 4-6 months. All that for about $15 bucks a 16 ounce bottle which will do many wax jobs. You just use a very small amount. I have not found a better all around wax. My collision guy and detailer will only use Collinite.

One other thing---super slick and nothing will stick to it. After a rain you never have spots or anything. Actually, the car looks like it was just washed.
Yeah I know, im a hobbyist detailer but I only use 845 on my boats. I don't use liquid waxes on my car, only pastes. I prefer blackfire wet diamond a lot more over 845 and use it as a base coat very often. I also strictly use it in the winter.
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Been using Collinite Liquid Insulator for many years and it is a really great wax. Goes on and off really easy, great gloss and will last 4-6 months. All that for about $15 bucks a 16 ounce bottle which will do many wax jobs. You just use a very small amount. I have not found a better all around wax. My collision guy and detailer will only use Collinite.

One other thing---super slick and nothing will stick to it. After a rain you never have spots or anything. Actually, the car looks like it was just washed.
2 thumbs up for Collinite products, using the Collinite 915 amazing shine and durability.
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Im interested to see what wax you try from your research.
I might jump ship of waxes and try blackfire sealant soon. But im enjoying my blue nattys, and car is garage kept, wax 3 times a year, so blackfire isn't necessarily for me.
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Im interested to see what wax you try from your research.
I might jump ship of waxes and try blackfire sealant soon. But im enjoying my blue nattys, and car is garage kept, wax 3 times a year, so blackfire isn't necessarily for me.
Probably some time by the end of the month I will have my wax.
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