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Old 04-03-2009
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What do you guys use and what have you had the best results with?

I have always liked meguiars products. I usually wax with #6 first to clean up the paint then I put on NXT wax. I think the NXT is the best i've ever used. Only other waxes i've used besides meguiars are zymol and fukken. Zymol seems pretty good but I don't think it lasted that long. Fukken I thought was ok at first but after all it really sucks. Don't need to use my buffer that much but it's there if I need it. Maybe once a year i'll use it on each car.

On the interior I use meguiars #40 for the dash and doors. The seats get meguiars leather conditioner/cleaner (on the mustang). Simple green usually for carpet if needed.

Under the hood, meguiars #40 for a quick detail and CD-2 for a complete.
Always enjoyed detailing. Always feel better when the job is done.
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Yeah Ive had the best experience with Meguiars. When ever I get the time to detail the truck I wash it, clay it and then go with either #82 or #83, then lay down #7 and then #21. #21 is the best wax Ive ever used its very similar to NXT but this just lasts so much longer. But all there stuff smells ssssooo guud every time I wash my truck or detail it bugs just get attracted to it because it smells so sweet, and I think our grass is a little greener around our garage lol.... all the other stuff Ive used and had horrible luck with so I just stick with what works best for my application.
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Turtle Wax Ultra liquid wax for a nice shine. I use a buffer and it comes out nice with just a light buff.

Turtle Wax Polishing Compound and steel wool for the chrome parts.

Simple Green for the engine compartment.

Back To Black for the black plastic parts, mirrors, handles ect...


I never thought of using Simple Green for the carpeting, thanks for that tip !!
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In the past I've used both Meguiar's and Mothers. Both make excellent products. IMO
About 15-18 months ago I started using Adams products. They too make excellent products.
I like them more than Mother's and Meguiar's. That's just my opinion though.
You would have to try their products and see for yourself.
I will say some on their stuff seems a bit on the pricy side to me.
Again, you judge for yourself.

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i like maquires wax and polish products, i also like mothers clay bar and metal products. i found a new favorite tire shine that doesnt turn your tires brown, its a spray called wet'n black. works great and lasts long.
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Forgot to mention, Meguiars Hot Shine is awesome for tires. Gives them the really wet look and doesn't attract dirt. I apply the tire shine with a wax applicator. Works well.
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Have you ever tried #40 on your tires? I love the results with it.
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I use Dri Wash n guard, is the easiest, and leaves a sexy shine as well. 30 mins total and your whole truck looks like my avatar

www.waterlesscarwashproducts.com look in the vendor section for a coupon code, and more info
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