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Who makes that s100 wax you are talking about? Also, how often should I wax and polish? I just had my car painted, and I mean like I go to pick it up in 2 days, so I REALLY want to keep the car looking good.

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I currently have the Meguiars Gold Class Wax(I think) which turns out pretty good, although I always seem to get some in the cracks.
 

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Gold Class is outstanding! Meguiars also has a new wax coming out that's supposed to be even better (but also more expensive...$15 vs. $10, but I'll spring for it!)
 

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I've always used their products. Used to love their cleaner/polish when I had my truck. With my Sable, I could never get it the way I wanted it, so I painted it!
 

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My dad and I were at the 50th celebration at the Corvette Museum and there were probably 3 or 4 thousand Vettes there and more than one group of people commented on his paint on the Vette and asked what he had done to it...the answer was simply Gold Class wax!
 

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I love the Gold Class. I used to use it all the time. Though I have found that Mother's pure carnauba paste wax protects a little better. I mean all those bugs and bird crap just rinse right off even after a month. If I want it really shiny though I go with the Mother's Reflections Polish, and then follow with the pure carnauba wax. Both of these companies produce equally outstanding waxes and polishes IMHO. They are about the best you can buy off of the shelf. If you guys don't want to spend all the extra dough that n2 does on the microfibers, baby diapers are the next best thing, and they get softer and softer the more you use them. Just DON'T use fabric softener or bleach when you wash them.
 

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I just had a fender repainted. The shop told me don't wax it for 90 days, so that all the outgassing could happen.
 

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I don't know who makes it but you can get S100 at a Harley Davidson dealership. It is the easiest wax I've ever used, out of approx. 20+ brands I have used. Produces an excellent shine, doesn't leave a white powdery residue, and doesn't stain trim. A must have!!!!!
 

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as far as I know, you are not supposed to wax a newly painted car..

I dont know how long they say you shold wait[/b]
I wasn't intending to polish it as soon as I got it back. I was just curious as to how long the normal wait time is.

I think when I had my 200SX, they told me not to wash(power wash as in drive through washes), wax, or polish for like 120 days or something like that. That was hard for me because the car was white and I live in Flaorida where if you even look at the car funny, it gets dirty.
 

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Ok, to answer a few questions:

First off, definately ask the painter how long to wait to wax, each one is different. On repaints the paint needs to cure since it is not "baked" like factory paint is (straight from the factory the paint is cured and you are ok).

S100 is really the same thing as P21S, S100 has been found to be identical, just cheaper
You can find it at Harley dealers for $15 a jar. You shouldn't need a polish on a fresh paint job, but after the cure time, it wouldn't hurt, and the S100 SEPC (shine enhancing paint cleanser, also at the harley places fro $9) and S100 combo are awesome. There are some other great and easy to use combos I can suggest, but SEPC and S100 are available locally (pending you have a harley dealer around), and not too bad price wise. I can give other recommendations if you like. Also, what I recommend also depends on colors of cars as some seem to look better on certain colors than others.

How often to polish/wax depends. Every wax is different on the longevity. Carnubas are wonderful looking, but don't have the longevity of polymers/sealants. The down side to P/S is they don't have the reflectiveness, deepness, and wetness that carnubas have. Some people use a P/S and then a carnuba topper (ie topping it with carnuba, some combos work, others don't...loooks wise and chemically) S100 will bead for a good 2-3 months.

As for the QEW comment, QEW is a wash, not a wax
 

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Originally posted by CincySES@Mar 1 2004, 10:43 PM
Gold Class is outstanding! Meguiars also has a new wax coming out that's supposed to be even better (but also more expensive...$15 vs. $10, but I'll spring for it!)
Are you talking about NXT? People are digging it
It looks better after a day too. Durability is obviously not determined yet since it's so new. Everyone is jumping on it as teh new hotness
 

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Okay. Here's the car. It is a dark metallic green. As far as I know it was the original color. I live in Florida. I intend to start washing with QEW. What combo do you recommend. Like I said earlier, I used to use the Meguiars Scratch X and then the Gold Class. I still have the GC, but obviously won't need to use the Scratch X. I'm open to any new idears.

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Originally posted by sfblacksel@Mar 1 2004, 11:40 PM
I love the Gold Class. I used to use it all the time. Though I have found that Mother's pure carnauba paste wax protects a little better. I mean all those bugs and bird crap just rinse right off even after a month. If I want it really shiny though I go with the Mother's Reflections Polish, and then follow with the pure carnauba wax. Both of these companies produce equally outstanding waxes and polishes IMHO. They are about the best you can buy off of the shelf. If you guys don't want to spend all the extra dough that n2 does on the microfibers, baby diapers are the next best thing, and they get softer and softer the more you use them. Just DON'T use fabric softener or bleach when you wash them.
Baby diapers are a no no.... they have no nap like towels and any dirt (even what you can't see) and will scratch. That is the thing about MF towels, lots of littel threads that catch and trap dirt (or wax or whatever) and help keep from scratching your paint. That beautiful black finish will look like a swirl factory in the sunlight
 

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Originally posted by DayOff@Mar 2 2004, 10:37 PM
Okay. Here's the car. It is a dark metallic green. As far as I know it was the original color. I live in Florida. I intend to start washing with QEW. What combo do you recommend. Like I said earlier, I used to use the Meguiars Scratch X and then the Gold Class. I still have the GC, but obviously won't need to use the Scratch X. I'm open to any new idears.

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Scratch X is overkill...it is NOT a polish. It is best used for spot on scratch repair (hence the name). A dark (especially metallic) paint is perfect for the SEPC and S100 combo, it works best on darker colors, especially metallics. I used S100 without SEPC the first time and was like "meh", but the next time I used SEPC then S100 and was it was like


QEW is great, but honestly, I use it only in the winter or for quick washes (or lack of hoses). In the summer I prefer a good ol plain car wash
 

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I can understand the love of car washes. get your girl out there in a white shirt and spray her with the hose...throw a sudsy sponge at her... Get her sister involved ... :love_4:


Sorry was day dreaming.

Anyways, I live in an apartment where the car wash area isn't much of a car wash area, and I have no hose outlets on my building. That's why I thought QEW would work.
 

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Originally posted by DayOff@Mar 3 2004, 09:53 AM
I can understand the love of car washes. get your girl out there in a white shirt and spray her with the hose...throw a sudsy sponge at her... Get her sister involved.
be sure to post pics if u get it to happen . http://taurusclub.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/****.gif
 

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Originally posted by DayOff@Mar 3 2004, 09:53 AM
I can understand the love of car washes. get your girl out there in a white shirt and spray her with the hose...throw a sudsy sponge at her... Get her sister involved ... :love_4:


Sorry was day dreaming.

Anyways, I live in an apartment where the car wash area isn't much of a car wash area, and I have no hose outlets on my building. That's why I thought QEW would work.
QEW would be perfect for yout then
 
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