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Old 01-12-2013, 02:10 PM   #61
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I make sure I taped all plastics and rubber to avoid discoloration and then for the Jeeps I use a product called Re-JeX. Nothing sticks and I use it once or twice a year. No multiple steps on a Jeep IMO.

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At almost twice the price of most sealants it had better be damned good!!

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How long should you wait to wax a new jeep now a days. I know back when I was growing up they use to say wait 3 months for the paint to cure. I'm sure this does not apply any more does it.
This is only an issue if you're at a body shop having panels re-sprayed, and the wait with modern paint is 30 days. Factory paint is fully cured & hardened when the vehicle rolls off the line because it's baked on in the paint shop. No need to wait.

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Old 01-12-2013, 03:05 PM   #63
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At almost twice the price of most sealants it had better be damned good!!
Get what you pay for with everything. I have always liked it.
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Old 01-12-2013, 04:51 PM   #64
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Get what you pay for with everything. I have always liked it.
Yeah, but there's a curve... A Maybach is certainly not 10times the car that a C230 is, but its certainly 10 times as much!!

I appreciate your opinion though..
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Way too often a new and trendy and pricey protectant comes along and every car nut jumps on it. I got off that band wagon years ago after trying about half a dozen different waxes on my 2004 Mach 1 Mustang. Now I use a good carnauba wax on metal and Mother's back to black on trim and I am happy.

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I had an 04 Mach 1 too (it's where my screen name comes from)! I loved that car!!! Black with silver stripes and I won numerous trophies with it. And that's the car that got me hooked on Poor Boys though I agree there are a million products out there that are over-hyped. Zaino for example is awesome but requires way too much maintenance for a DD!
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:32 PM   #66
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Yeah, but there's a curve... A Maybach is certainly not 10times the car that a C230 is, but its certainly 10 times as much!!

I appreciate your opinion though..
I just like the product especially for Jeeps. It is easy on and easy off. One step. It lasts a long time also.
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:47 PM   #67
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Liquid Glass is a far better alternative than Zaino, IMO (especially on darker colors).
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:42 PM   #68
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Wizards Products ( Mist-and-Shine ) Glass Finish, no residue or power ! works Great!
Sometimes - Turtlewax / Synthetic Ice spray
RainX for windows

Mothers ( Back to Black ) for non-painted Flares!
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:48 PM   #69
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Whatever wax you use, good technique is a must.



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Old 01-12-2013, 08:18 PM   #70
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Paint still needs a little cure time, but not three months.. Also there are "body shop safe" waxes and sealants that are okay on new paint that still needs to "breath".
I have been told that factory paint is cured at very high temps and can be waxed as soon as you get the vehicle home. Now if you get body work done they can't do that or the interior will melt. In this instance you need to wait two or three months.

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Old 01-13-2013, 12:57 AM   #71
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I have been told that factory paint is cured at very high temps and can be waxed as soon as you get the vehicle home. Now if you get body work done they can't do that or the interior will melt. In this instance you need to wait two or three months.

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I was an electrician at one of Chrysler's minivan plants for 25 years and we had to maintain those paint ovens. After they were initially painted they went through a 400+ degree oven for 60 minutes, which pretty well hardened the paint. Of course, this was all before they went downstairs to the chassis and trim department to install the wiring, headliners, carpeting, seats, etc.

There were times when one of the panels had to be repainted after everything else was installed. In those cases the paint booth technician would use an IR spot paint heater on a stand to cure the resprayed area without harming anything.

This was the way it was done on the minivans and I'm sure the process was similar for the Jeep line. No reason some local body shop couldn't also use an IR spot paint heater to cure the paint although I guess it would just cost them more money and time.

I had one guy who owned one of those shops tell me one time when I took a motorcycle frame in to get painted that the auto manufacturers don't use ovens anymore to cure paint. I laughed and explained what I did for a living back then.
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Wax washes off. Use a good polymer polish. I use Zaino Brothers products only. You can read more about them at zainostore.com
This stuff is easy to apply and lasts a long time.
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:02 AM   #73
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I had an 04 Mach 1 too (it's where my screen name comes from)! I loved that car!!! Black with silver stripes and I won numerous trophies with it. And that's the car that got me hooked on Poor Boys though I agree there are a million products out there that are over-hyped. Zaino for example is awesome but requires way too much maintenance for a DD!
Zaino is the one I was thinking of but I wasn't going to call it out. I don't mind waxing every few months and Carnauba has never let me down.

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Old 01-13-2013, 10:40 AM   #74
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I use Eagle spray wax. It only a few months but its so quick and easy to do its worth it.
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Wax washes off. Use a good polymer polish. I use Zaino Brothers products only. You can read more about them at zainostore.com
This stuff is easy to apply and lasts a long time.
Wax doesn't wash off. It either wears off with time (usually much faster than synthetic products like sealants) or you knowingly or unknowingly use a car wash "soap" or other product that strips the wax off prematurely.
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:33 AM   #76
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What is every one using on there soft tops and plastic windows?
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One additional note For a quick shine that works AWESOME try Lucas slick mist available at many auto parts stores. We used this before a car show to detail out our Corvettes we were showing. No streaks and easy to use plus smells great! No I'm not a sales person!
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Lucas slick mist is awesome, I've been using it on vehicles and boats. Great stuff and easy to use. Smells like bubblegum!

I've also used Nufinish polish for a long time with good results.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:32 PM   #78
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I use Adam's Products on my 2012 sahara unl. and my 2010 camaro ss, great stuff very easy to use. My sealant is Blackfire.
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So what is an easy work flow from wash to easy wax/protection ? I admit that I'm one that doesn't want to spend a lot of time washing and waxing. I'm one that will go through a touch less wash and dry with a chammy cloth. Should I go an easy spray and wipe sealant afterwards?
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I used Colinite for years on my classic cars it is great but very hard to get off you had to do a small section at a time .
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:23 AM   #81
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So what is an easy work flow from wash to easy wax/protection ? I admit that I'm one that doesn't want to spend a lot of time washing and waxing. I'm one that will go through a touch less wash and dry with a chammy cloth. Should I go an easy spray and wipe sealant afterwards?
Spray & wipe sealant is awesome. They will NOT last as long as a traditionally applied liquid, but they do tend to last longer than a wax. I usually use a liquid that lasts "up to" six months according to the mfr. I also have the spray on version which is rated for around "up to" 4 months. The spray is great for refreshing the liquid one, but also this winter I didn't have time to do my normal buff/seal/wax winter prep before it got too cold to use those products. So a week ago I did a hand wash and then a spray sealant job. Sealant took maybe 10 minutes to apply to everything but the hard top while I waited for my windshield water repellent to haze over so I could remove it.

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