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Old 23 Sep 2006, 11:09 pm
Chas12
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I don't know if this was covered before, but what is the consensus of the
best wax for a Honda? I have a new Element EXP in Nighthawk black.
Anyone try that IceWax by Turtle?
Thanks,
Chas


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Old 24 Sep 2006, 01:48 am
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On Sun, 24 Sep 2006 00:09:23 -0400, Chas12 wrote:

> I don't know if this was covered before, but what is the consensus of the
> best wax for a Honda? I have a new Element EXP in Nighthawk black.
> Anyone try that IceWax by Turtle?
> Thanks,
> Chas


Any wax that keeps the water and salt off of the metal and paint is fine.

I am skeptical of IceWax because it is so thin. I am not convinced it will
work well without very regular application. BUT, my father-in-law uses it
on his Jeep and loves it... It is certainly less work than a conventional
wax...

I have been using MacGuires, but most of the pastes are pretty much the
same.

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Old 24 Sep 2006, 09:57 am
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If you want the BEST, highest GLOSS, get Zaino Bros. But it's expensive and
a multi-step process, but the results are incredible.
http://www.zainostore.com/


I only used this on a BLACK car because it was such a bitch to wax. For my
lighter color cars, I just use Meguiars Gold Class liquid or paste.

G-Man


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>I don't know if this was covered before, but what is the consensus of the
>best wax for a Honda? I have a new Element EXP in Nighthawk black.
> Anyone try that IceWax by Turtle?
> Thanks,
> Chas
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Old 24 Sep 2006, 10:33 am
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Goole Zanio the best!

Tom


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>I don't know if this was covered before, but what is the consensus of the
>best wax for a Honda? I have a new Element EXP in Nighthawk black.
> Anyone try that IceWax by Turtle?
> Thanks,
> Chas
>



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Old 24 Sep 2006, 06:40 pm
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Thanks guys, but I already like and use Zaino, just wanted something easier!
I guess you get what your elbow pays for...
Chas


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Old 25 Sep 2006, 07:40 am
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I have been using MALM'S wax for about 15 years. Pure carnuaba. Easy on/off
liquid. Works great. My 4 year old Explorer (garage kept, I admit) looks
like it did on the showroom.

www.malms.com

I have no connection to Malm's other than being a satisfied customer.

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> Thanks guys, but I already like and use Zaino, just wanted something
> easier!
> I guess you get what your elbow pays for...
> Chas
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Old 28 Sep 2006, 06:26 pm
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Just tried the ICEWAX, and it did a heck of a job in about 45 minutes. (I
have a sore right shoulder, so WAX ON is a bit slow)
Chas


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Old 30 Sep 2006, 07:57 pm
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The Zaino system is a waste of money, in my opinion. There are products
that work better, yes, better for much less money. The multi-component
system gives the illusory of "the best" wax system, because Sal's
marketing techniques are flawless. The truth is, the detailing industry
turns a nose up at Zaino; it's simply too much money for a decent
product.

http://www.autopia.org will show you the light.

I use Klasse High-Gloss Sealant Glaze (an acrylic protectant, not a
wax) topped with P21S Carnauba wax. It gives amazing shine and depth to
my Galaxy Gray Metallic. I highly recommend:

1. Claybarring. This is arguably the most important step. Regardless of
the quality of wax/sealant you use, lack of paint preparation will
spoil your results.

2. Polishing, ONLY IF NECESSARY. I am a heavy minimalist when it comes
to car detailing. Polishing is very misunderstood and people are quick
to jump to it when trying to solve a clearcoat problem.

3. Paint Sealant. Klasse All-In-One is a great acrylic sealant with
chemical polishers (not a real polish). You can add Klasse HGSG for
additional layers of protection. One coat lasts six months or more!

4. Wax. If you use paint sealant, wax becomes more of an aesthetic
thing, to make your paint gleam. Being as it doesn't last as long or
protect as well as sealant, this is just to protect your paint from
mild contaminants to be washed weekly.

If money ain't no thang, as the young kids say, go for Pinnacle
Souveran Paste Wax. It's a genuine concours wax, and at $80 a jar, it
shows. Don't know much about the TurtleWax Ice system... but anything
that calls itself "Liquid Polish" should be used in moderation.

Yikes. I feel like an auto-detailing propaganda Nazi. Only I tell the
truth.

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