Best wax/clear coat - Pontiac GTO Forum
User Tag List

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-06-2013, 01:41 PM
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Best wax/clear coat

What is the best wax or clear coat to use on a 2005 GTO? Not fond of the past wax because too hard to get off. Any suggestions would be helpful. I am new to this so be patient.
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-06-2013, 02:22 PM
Super Moderator
GTO JUDGE's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Lancaster, PA
Posts: 8,361
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Best products on the market bar none: Adams Polishes.

Amerciana Wax ..... nothing is close.

President: Susquehanna Valley GTO Inc.
Public Relations Coordinator: GTOAA

GTO JUDGE is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-06-2013, 03:31 PM
Former Super Moderator
Rukee's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: South Central Wisconsin
Posts: 9,920
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
I don't wax, I only use Wizard's Mist&Shine detailing spray in the pink bottle. Works great, no residue, use it on paint, chrome, rims, and works better then rainX on glass.
Rukee is offline  
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-06-2013, 09:17 PM
AlanSr's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 390
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I think it depends on the condition of the paint at the moment. It could need a clay, compound, glaze, polish, sealant, etc....
If you are looking for something in a single step process I would recommend a cleaner/wax because it has a small amount of abrasion to remove defects. I like the McGuires professional line of waxes and cleaner/waxes.

If you do a lot of highway driving I would recommend a sealant over a wax because it creates a harder shell than waxes.

Another question to ask yourself is, how much money do you want to spend on it? You can get some good waxes for as little as $10 and up to $100.
AlanSr is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-07-2013, 09:15 AM
Super Moderator
svede1212's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Posts: 4,081
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24 Post(s)
Asking about waxes is like asking which chick is the hottest. You'll get all kinds of answers. Right now I have Americana, Eagle NanoWax and Chemical Guys Black Pearl. I like them all. For giggles I once waxed half my hood with Adams and half with the cheaper NanoWax. From a cursory inspection you couldn't see any difference and they lasted about the same. Get a Porter Cable 7424xp and you won't mind doing your car more often.

2004 Blk/Rd M6
6.3 litre LS1

Built and tuned by svede
svede1212 is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-08-2013, 05:36 AM
jpalamar's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Boyertown, PA
Posts: 3,765
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Get your car professionly paint corrected and have him use this. Optimum Opti-Coat 2.0 Permanent Paint Coating

Its harder, repells dirt really good, and doesn't need waxed. We did it to my wife's car. Freaking amazing stuff.

2003 Corvette Z06 - MGW shifter, Corsa X pipe, Corsa Xtreme exhaust, Texas Speed long tubes w/o cats, PowerStop rotors/pads, Conti DWS tires, C6Z51 F&R sways, C5R headlights, tuned

04 GTO - sold
jpalamar is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Pontiac GTO Forum > The 2004-2006 GTO > 2004-2006 GTO General Discussion

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Pontiac GTO Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
When in the restoration process is it best to wet sand & apply final clear coat Konstantinos 1964-1974 Tempest, LeMans & GTO Projects, Barn Finds & Restoration Discussions 5 04-01-2012 04:45 PM
Headers coat or not?? bridogr1 Intake and Exhaust Discussions 18 05-31-2011 01:50 PM
Powder Coat Screw Up LOWET 2004-2006 GTO General Discussion 2 10-22-2009 05:32 AM
Powder coat a whole car? 1964-1974 Tempest, LeMans & GTO Technical and Electrical Wiring 4 06-06-2009 09:02 AM
First coat of wax done PC4STOP Exterior Discussions 0 09-18-2006 08:02 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome