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Like to know what all of you think is the best wax/polish that you can purchase in any auto supply store off the shelf? Okay, I spelled McGuiars wrong. its is 2am. Also if your choice of wax/polish is not on pole please post your favorite. Curious to see what most people use on their rides. Oh, and the reasons for choosing your favorite wax/polish would be helpful. Thanks.
 

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had a big long response but the Forum seems to be acting up right now...Meguiar's in the tan bottle or Mother's...I personally use Zaino...
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I like meguiars NXT gen tech wax, it would probabbly last years on my GTO, even though it got it about once a month. It still lasts a long time on my DD. My paint is especially deep by itself, but that NXT really did do a good job for off the shelf. I have switched to P21s/s100 mostly though (I have to mail order it).
 

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I haven't used an "off the shelf" wax since I got the goat 3 years ago. The only polish I used on the goat is zaino, but on my previous car, a 2000 grand am gt, I used turtle wax carnuba wax paste on it. Haven't tried any of the newer products like ICE or any of the meguiar's stuff, I'm happy w/ my zaino. :cheers
 

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I have been using mcguiars cleaner wax in maroon bottle. it was rated high in consumer reports...works great on the boat
 

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Meguiars NXT liquid synthetic polymer acrylic.
  • Easy on
  • Easy off (I like to drive em, not obsess over em)
  • Doesn't clog up a polishing cloth very quickly
  • Doesn't muck up unpainted surfaces too badly
  • Seems to last fairly well
  • Not that expensive
  • The polymer has a UV blocker
  • Nice appearance
Actually, I've tried a few of the liquid synthetic polymer acrylic products (Turtle Wax 2001, Blue Coral, Eagle 1) and they all appear to be pretty similar. I imagine they're all sharing the same basic acrylic polymer chain with maybe some proprietary additives in each one. Actually, I'd be really surprised if all this stuff wasn't coming out of one or two production facilities. I doubt all these small brands can support their own research and development plus manufacturing.
 

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Meguiars NXT liquid synthetic polymer acrylic.
  • Easy on
  • Easy off (I like to drive em, not obsess over em)
  • Doesn't clog up a polishing cloth very quickly
  • Doesn't muck up unpainted surfaces too badly
  • Seems to last fairly well
  • Not that expensive
  • The polymer has a UV blocker
  • Nice appearance
Actually, I've tried a few of the liquid synthetic polymer acrylic products (Turtle Wax 2001, Blue Coral, Eagle 1) and they all appear to be pretty similar. I imagine they're all sharing the same basic acrylic polymer chain with maybe some proprietary additives in each one. Actually, I'd be really surprised if all this stuff wasn't coming out of one or two production facilities. I doubt all these small brands can support their own research and development plus manufacturing.
I actually had it in my hand earlier today, the NXT McGuiars ofcourse :lol:, I think I may give it a shot since I've always like McGuiars products. Thanks
 

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Somehow while in Advanced Auto the young clerk asked me what I was cleaning up because I was working and in uniform. So I told him and he asked me if I had to change the battery in the car yet, ofcourse I said no. He told me the Optima battery is the only brand made that will fit the new GTOs. MMM! When it comes time, I guess I'll try to get the one with the red top to match the goats engine compartment:lol:
 

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LOL, a nice shiny goat will do that. :lol:
In south jersey were are expected to get four inches of rain tonight til saturday. Woke up today washed the goat and threw her in the garage ready for the wax friday!:cheers
 

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The best shine I've gotten as of late.

Mcguires liquid wax/cleaner
Mcguires Gold paste wax
Turtle Wax Ice polish

In that order. Amazing shine.
 

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The best shine I've gotten as of late.


Mcguires liquid wax/cleaner
Mcguires Gold paste wax
Turtle Wax Ice polish

In that order. Amazing shine.
I've always used the McGuiars Liquid wax/cleaner as well. Mostly on my boats. I used it today on the goat. WOW! Now I know why I had this stuff in my garage. Easy on/easy off smells great and one H$%^ of a shine!!! Sweet!:cheers
 

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I've used Mcguire's for years and it is a fine wax. I still use the Quick Detailer. However, I tried Zaino Brothers for my last wax job and I'm throughly impressed with it. I've never seen shine and beading like that! I can not speak yet for how long it will last before needing another wax job, but if it is equivalent to Mcguire's, I will have to choose Zaino Brothers. ** Note that Zaino Brothers is not off the shelf (that I am aware of), it must be purchased online.
 

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Up until about 1990, I was a Simoniz Rain Dance guy. Then I got a new 91 escort GT (black). When I picked it up, it had an amazing shine on it. I asked the detailer what he used, and he showed me the maroon bottle of Meguiars. I've used that ever since.
 
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