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Old 06-06-2013, 02:51 PM
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This thread may be as controversial as an oil thread, or as many opinions. With that said, I have a black Wrangler, I want to get a good wax on it but I don't want swirl marks. It doesn't have them now and I hate that. What wax does everyone use on their jeeps, cars, etc. What is your opinion on a "good" wax.

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Old 06-06-2013, 02:58 PM   #2
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I generally get my car supplies from Adams Polishes. They make some great stuff... I got turned on to it when I had my Vette. Zaino is another well known and highly used brand among Vette owners.

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Good waxes can be pricy. I have this stuff $50 but it has been the best wax I have used.



Amazon.com: Autoglym HDWAXUS High Definition Wax - 5.3 oz.: Automotive

Another thing that I like to use twice a year, is this Klasse kit. It has a nice polish and glaze



Finally, I can't wait to hear from the "HARDCORE" Jeepers to come in and say that they never clean their Jeeps and just use mud as their wax etc.
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My JKU is white but my wife's Volvo is black and this stuff does an amazing job:
Turtle Wax Black Box
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I've used too many to count, but Liquid Glass is my favorite.
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You might find this a good read. There are other good how-to's on this site, but this one is the most relevant to your question.

http://store.carcareonline.com/prote...intfinish.aspx
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I am a big fan of Zaino stuff. It's pricey but it does an amazing job. The biggest thing especially with a black car is if you don't do the job right as in proper towels, multiple steps, etc you will get swirls regardless of how much money you spend. Take your time and you will get an amazing result. I did my Lexus(dark metallic blue) in 10 different steps with Zaino stuff and the finish is amazing. Took about 6 hours but well worth it.
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I used to do the 6 hour thing with my Audi but with my Jeep I usually spend about an hour and I'm actually happy ....It's a Jeep and no matter what it will never be as nice and pristine as a car....not that it can't be, but for me I'm actually happy I can let it get a little beat and still be considered a cool vehicle.
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Adam's for me too. Great stuff
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Old 06-06-2013, 04:33 PM   #10
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I use Klasse All-in-One and Klasse sealant. Sometime, I also wait a day and use P21S carnauba...all German stuff. I use a Griott's polisher too.
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I used to do the 6 hour thing with my Audi but with my Jeep I usually spend about an hour and I'm actually happy ....It's a Jeep and no matter what it will never be as nice and pristine as a car....not that it can't be, but for me I'm actually happy I can let it get a little beat and still be considered a cool vehicle.
I agree with you. Won't ever do the 6 hour thing on my Jeep!
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Menzerna here. Good enough for my past show winning Audis, good enough for my Jeep.
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I switched to Pinnacle Souveran. Pricey, but you spread it on and then wipe it off. No drying time. Goes on like butter and wipes right off. It does not 'stain' anything that is plastic either, just wipes off clean. I figure I save about 50% of the time using this stuff. I have a black BMW and a red JK and they both look great.

PINNACLE NATURAL BRILLIANCE WAX<BR> But not ordinary Carnuaba…
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If you want to avoid swirls, learn how to properly wash your Jeep. Microfiber wash mitts, 2 bucket system, waffle weave towels to dry. Most top tier waxes will do as intended. Sealants, topped with a good quality wax offers very good protection.
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Buy this:

Porter Cable 7424XP Car Buffer, 7424 XP Polisher

and you'll never know what a swirl mark is again. Be sure to get good pads and then do the following:

Wash
Dry
Clay bar
Polish (heavier cut)
Polish (lite cut)
Wax (anything with Carnauba)
Sealant, sealant, sealant (the more coats the better shine)

All told you'll spend less than $200 for years of protection and that PC7424 will be one of the best tools you'll ever own. Had mine for 10 years and 2 show cars and it still looks and runs like new. Oh, and the hardest part of all that I described above is drying it as Jeeps ooze drips from every crack but everything else is a breeze!
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I don't know what I'd do without my PC7424! But, easy way to take care of the drips? Electric leaf blower

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All told you'll spend less than $200 for years of protection and that PC7424 will be one of the best tools you'll ever own. Had mine for 10 years and 2 show cars and it still looks and runs like new. Oh, and the hardest part of all that I described above is drying it as Jeeps ooze drips from every crack but everything else is a breeze!
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Turtle wax Ice, easy and fast, just need to do it 3 or 4 times a year, even on plastics.
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Turtle wax Ice, easy and fast, just need to do it 3 or 4 times a year, even on plastics.
No offfence, but Turtle Wax Ice is a horrible product. It offers little protection and is only a way to mask imperfections in paint, like a glaze.
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No offfence, but Turtle Wax Ice is a horrible product. It offers little protection and is only a way to mask imperfections in paint, like a glaze.
I agree. I don't let it touch my paint. I use it on my fenders only because I can't use carnuba waxes on it.

I use maguires gold glass. I like that a lot. I've also tried Adams and like that too. Swirl marks come from dirty sponges, towels, and pads. I always use 2 buckets to wash and clean pads and towels to prevent this
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Not "pickin' " at any one but IMO it depends on the individuals goal.....I used to spend several hours (IDK about 6) on my TJ when it was new....but with 160K on it and wheeling it a weekly wash and Turtle wax ice between the spring and fall cleaning/ waxing and it is good to go.

The wife's JK gets a little better care, buffer and a good Carnuba wax and a clay bar when needed. and a good wash when just a little dirty yeah its a Mall crawler...my point being...why spend a lot of money for REALLY GOOD WAX when your Jeep is going off road and getting "desert pinstrips" and little "LOVE DENTS" here and there?

Would you wax your "car" before a demolition derby? But once again to each Jeeper their own...for me it depends on your use.......if you are treating it like a Mall Crawling vehicle (as my wife does) than yes get the best wax you can and take really good care of it....but if you are "wheeling it" or "going off road" I just don't get it!!!
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OP mentioned swirls in particular, leading metro believe it won't be off road much.
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If I use Pam spray, will the mud just slide off?
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Try Rejex. It works !
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Liquid Glass. My favorite for every car over the years. It's not "wax" perse.
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Wax ? What's that ?
Dirt/mud repellent
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Would you wax your "car" before a demolition derby? But once again to each Jeeper their own...for me it depends on your use.......if you are treating it like a Mall Crawling vehicle (as my wife does) than yes get the best wax you can and take really good care of it....but if you are "wheeling it" or "going off road" I just don't get it!!!
For me its easy. I can only wheel about every other week but I wash my jeep every week. A wash just never looks as good without a wax too so I always do a wax. From a practical wheeling side: it aids in preventing scratches and it makes mud easier to clean off. Mud can be acidic depending on the rain. It's rarely PH neutral, meaning its damaging your clear coat. I never want my jeep to look like one of those old beaters with the clear coat peeling off
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If I use Pam spray, will the mud just slide off?
You laugh, but yes. If you Pam or WD40 your fender wells it makes mud removal easier. Dont do it on paint tho
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Not sure if you can get it in yanky land. But I had a coating put on my jeep, Xstreem protection it's called. Never need to wax or polish my jeep. To wash it I only need to use water and a sponge. Shammy dry it and it looks like a glass coating. Cost a bit to put on, around $5000. But for the ease of care, and the protection it gives, well worth it. To not spend hours waxing, instead I can drink and look at it.
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If you're trying to avoid swirl marks or spider webs, the best wax in the world will not fix them. It will hide them but the swirl marks are still there. The best way to avoid swirl marks is to properly wash your Jeep.

If you go on www.adamspolishes.com, there are several videos on how to properly detail your vehicle. Adam's sell very great & reliable products but again their stuff is more on the expensive side. If you got the coin, get their stuff. If not, get some lower grade but still passable stuff like Meguiar's or Mother's.

The Porter Cable 7424xp is a great tool to add to your detailing arsenal. But keep in mind you should only be using this once a year because it is a paint correcting tool. If you are correcting your paint every time you wash it, your wash technique needs to be changed ASAP.

Here's an example of one of their videos:

http://youtu.be/RZ-Myuj4llE

I feel very weird talking about this stuff & a Jeep in the same sentence. Lol. But it's your Jeep & I hope you find the answer you are looking for. I spend 10+ hours on my GMC trucks when detailing them but I don't seem to care as much for my Jeep.
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My paint on my Jeep was horrible when I got it. It was a dealer traded vehicle through 3 dealerships before I got it. My dealer used some sort of sealant on it before I got it and it hid a LOT of the sins of the past dealers. I didn't find the problems till after my 2nd or 3rd washing, and that is when I saw the orange peel and some fine scratches from poor washing techniques.

I got out my trusty PC 7424xp and went to town on it. After the first cut on the hood, I could tell the difference. I cut it again, then polished afterwords. a good coat of wax and it now looks better than on the showroom floor.

I use Clay Bars, Turtle Wax Ice liquid wax, or when I have lots of time, Zymol Carbon Wax which is some pricy stuff. My Dark Cherry Red Metallic paint just shimmers in the light. The depth and shine are just awesome. It does make it easier to clean up after it's been off-road. Most of the stuff washes off and if I'm careful, no new scratches either.

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