Wax/Paint Protection

Discussion in 'Cosmetic Upkeep - Cleaning, Detailing, Protecting' started by Jon54, Apr 30, 2019.

  1. AzScorpion

    AzScorpion Well-Known Member

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    They make a really good leather cleaner/conditioner which I use on my couch and chair. I like the Aerospace Protectant for my Ranger because of the UV protection and it's not greasy feeling. Even with tinted windows I want all the UV protection I can get here. :sun:
     
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    Bought the Turtle Wax ice Seal and Shine. Only had time to test on the Ranger. Like it so far. A little hard to get used to putting on (stays wet) if you use too much.

    As a side note it is killer on glass shower doors.
     
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    4 day detail done! Wow lots of work but looks great. First I did regular wash then used iron x and rewashed. Then clay bar and then car pro eraser. I applied Meguiars ceramic spray 2 coats. My neighbor used this and it beads very well but wouldnt bead on mine and didnt feel smooth and slick to touch. I wasnt happy with it so I tried Turtle wax hybrid ceramic dry spray that isnt available until 11/11/19 but they sold it to me on their website. I did 2 coats for 1 year protection and it was easy on and easy off. Paint is slick as can be now,we see how it holds up. I did paint,wheels,tonneau and glass with it.The pile of dirt in the paint on my hood fell off like a tumor and doesnt look too bad under it,I thought I would need the dealer to paint the hood but we will see. I looked online and now there are some negative posts about the validity of the spray on type ceramics,Meguiars dont even have a skin or eye warning on the bottle but real ceramic says to keep out of eyes and touching skin.Time will tell. BretIMG_0202.JPG
     
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    Truck looks great! I doubt that these spray on ceramics will last as long as they claim, but the one that I used was so easy, I’ll likely do it as often as I’d wax. I’m gonna use Armor Shield pretty soon, but I plan to use a ceramic spray on top every month or so as upkeep
     
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    Jescar Power Lock and then Collinite 845. I used it for years with my WRX. Fairly easy to apply and great results. 303 for the plastics.

    I don't plan to do much off-roading, otherwise I would have looked more into the ceramics.
     
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    Ok, I have used both the Mother’s CMX and Turtle Wax Shine and Seal.

    initially, I liked the Mother’s CMX, but the water beading did not last 6 weeks. It worked really well on my stock Lariat rims though. Brake dust literally wipes off.

    I washed my truck, used a clay bar towel, (which is the best thing ever), and applied the Turtle Wax Shine and Seal. The paint feels very smooth. The shine is great.

    I also am using the 303 interior protectant. So far I like it.

    Bottomline, I’m sticking with the less costly Turtle Wax product. If you haven’t tried a clay bar towel, I recommend you do. It took much less time to rid my paint of tiny pieces of embedded dirt than using a standard clay bar and my fingers did not cramp up.

    I brought the 303 Tonneau cover spray, but did not have a chance to apply it. Maybe next time.
     
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    How long have you had the Turtle Wax on? Does it seem to be beading longer than the CMX?
     
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    Full disclosure, I had to detail two other vehicles before I could get to my beloved Ranger. I used the Turtle Wax Shine and Seal on both of those after having used the Mother’s CMX. One was done two months ago and the beading is still happening.
     
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    I haven;t tried a clay towel but I used a clay mitt and you're right it's so much better and easier to use than using a clay bar! Just use a lot of lube ( I use speed detailer) and literally no pressure and your paint comes out super smooth. I haven't used the 303 Tonneau Cover Spray because I use the 303 Aerospace Protectant on everything inside and out. If you haven't tried it yet give it a try. It's nice to just use one product on everything. :)
     

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