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    Quote Originally Posted by Hangman0327 View Post
    So Meguiar's is not a wax per se ?
    They make a wax product; but so many of the polishes and "waxes" of the last 30 years don't just WAX any more. A true wax is designed to perform for 30-90 days or thereabouts...and is easily damaged by harsh car wash chemicals. It's not a polish or a cleaner. It actually takes a little effort to find a pure wax product unless you are a detail aficionado.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoachRick View Post
    Nu Finish is VERY 1970s !!! But I like it!
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    I always think of that commercial whenever I see Nu Finish! LOL
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    Ok yall are gonna think this sounds off but I use Harley Davidson spray wax and gloss detailer mainly that's what's on the shelves most of the time. Or maguires uick wax
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hangman0327 View Post
    Hi All

    I tried to search for wax but came up empty.
    Does anyone have a recommendation for wax . I'm bringing my 2013 Nero Abarth in for detailing next week and the guy there said they use a Maguire (sp) wax and that they also have another higher end and longer lasting wax that they use , but I don't recall the name.

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    As you've found out, Meguiar's is actually a whole line of products and quality ones at that imho. They're owned by 3M (since 2008 iirc) but still operate much like the family run company they were. In a former life I made my living as a detailer for a boat dealership and used a number of different Meguiar's products (which we also sold retail) and was pleased with all of them. Not sure what your detailer uses but for your Nero Abarth but I'd suggest Meguiar's Black Wax- it's formulated for black and dark colored vehicles. http://www.meguiars.com/en/automotiv...im0IEX6XMHd.97 Good stuff imho.

    Besides Meguiar's we also used products from a company called Auto Magic. Auto Magic caters to detailing professionals (auto and boat dealerships, detail shops etc.) and usually isn't found at the retail level though Amazon does carry some of their products. Great products imho but be aware they usually are not available in smaller sizes, 1 gallon being the smallest size in many of their products primarily because they cater to places that use lots of detailing products and are more economical to use.

    As for NuFinish, count me in CoachRick's camp- "Nu Finish is VERY 1970s !!! But I like it!" I don't think you quite get the "show car shine" that some other products have but I've never used anything that has held up as well- "once a year" is no BS. Living in New England and now the upper Midwest, they are many months out of the year when you can't detail your vehicle thanks to below freezing temps, snow and sleet and longevity of a wax/ polish becomes much more important. My previous vehicle was lucky to get one coat of NuFinish some years and it still looked amazingly good when I traded it after 12 years of ownership.
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    I could go on and on about this topic since I have dabbled in everything over the last 30 years but honestly, clean the car well and use a quality product for the shine. (There are MANY quality products out there)

    Waxes, polishes, glazes and their ilk are like oil - everyone has something they think is the bees knees and they will shout about it ad nauseum. I used to have a great system for cleaning my cars BC (before child), now I am just grateful if I can wash the thing on occasion and keep brake dust off the wheels.

    FWIW - I used some German stuff, Klasse, and it has held up fairly well. I would say it is good DD stuff but if I was looking to impress it would be much more involved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoachRick View Post
    They make a wax product; but so many of the polishes and "waxes" of the last 30 years don't just WAX any more. A true wax is designed to perform for 30-90 days or thereabouts...and is easily damaged by harsh car wash chemicals. It's not a polish or a cleaner. It actually takes a little effort to find a pure wax product unless you are a detail aficionado.
    All waxes require the use of a solvent to be the carrier agent. The difference between old style waxes and today's waxes is that you can use high tech. silicones that have very specific properties. I used to run my own detailing business so I'll tell you to throw out the NuFinish or get a refund. Start with something from Meguiar's and work from there; I find Meguiar's nails the value proposition compared to other company's and then you have the fact that they invented the business over 100 years ago.

    I generally use their #16 but am currently giving DoDo Juice a try with their super natural.


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    There is a vendor here on the forum (Stay Fresh) that makes some nice products as well...just saying. I've tried a few things and they seemed really nice. I also had a guy obsessed with cleaning his ride and he was favorable so that to me spoke volumes.

    Meguiars has also been a nice product line with a variety of offerings.

    Mostly I just thought the NuFinish was a funny thing and reminds me of the commercials as well and figured I'd toss in the above statements.

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