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How do you get a high gloss shine?

Oh wise Ranger Forum members,

How does one get a high gloss shine after washing your truck? I've applied wax before which does a pretty good job but the shine just wasn't brilliant! If any of you are willing to share any "tricks of the trade" I would very much appreciate it.

Also if you use any specific products to get that shine please divulge.
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what color truck do you have..

try claybar
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i like the new NXT wax... it does wonders on my 30 year old mercedes paint but i have never tried it on the truck... here is the end result
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what color truck do you have..

try claybar

The color is kind of a dark Grey. Color code RC
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this is by far the best I have used, so i started selling it
http://www.waterlesscarwashproducts....re.php?crn=205
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any product that man right there offers is worth it..hands down..
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here are some pics i have, i really need to add the newer ones to it
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those work awesome ^ i had a buddy that has a Chrysler 300 with 20's and all the bells and whistles..he showed me it and i was impressed by spraying right on the dirt and getting wax like results.....its pricey but well worth it
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this is by far the best I have used, so i started selling it
http://www.waterlesscarwashproducts....re.php?crn=205
I will 2nd that - The DWG products are sweet. I also sell them because of the way that they work. Dave got me hooked when he was in MPLS for a meeting. DWG is well worth the $$ It is a 1 step system that will leave your car/truck in great condition.

If I have the time, I use the Poorboys World Product line that I sell. It all really depends on the condition of the vehicle on which steps I follow, but I almost always use PB Polish, then the Natty's Blue... Leaves a SWEET deep shine...
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those work awesome ^ i had a buddy that has a Chrysler 300 with 20's and all the bells and whistles..he showed me it and i was impressed by spraying right on the dirt and getting wax like results.....its pricey but well worth it

It's not really pricey any more, we have a 16oz bottle for under 20 bucks, that will do a ranger about 7 times, and we have a 32oz for $34.15 and a 32oz refiil for $30
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Wax your truck every 3 months with Meguires NXT and it will shine all the time. Even after you go mudding
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the quick detailer is pretty good.. from mequiars that is.. i just wish i had shiny enough paint to even worry about wax :(
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I wax my truck on average, 8 -10x a year to keep it SUPER shiny. even when its dirty, its shiny. I claybar'd the truck once. wasnt bad.

to do i I pull it in my garage, wash it, dry it, get as much water off it as possible. then let it sit for about 6hrs to air dry. then. i use this stuff called 'Insulator Wax' its expensive stuff. they use it on the porclain connectors on telephone poles.... it also, imho has a slightly better shine, and lasts 2x as long as the nxt stuff. i wax the struck fully, and that takes about 4hrs. then, i wax it again, a second time in the same sitting.... the end result is a shine that will blow u away.
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I second the NXT comments. It looks awesome.
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this is claybared and i used this stuff called insulator wax that i found since i was out of NXT... worked quite well
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btw where did you get your insulator wax, and how much u pay foir it?
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I have recently started using 3M products, they have made such a difference in the way my truck shines and the wax lasts a really long time. There products arent cheap, but they are worth every penny IMO....
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The waxes and polishes that are in auto paint stores are the good stuff.
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ya dad picked up like 10 bottles at big lots for $1.50 each
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Try a clay bar if you paint is rough or has not really been cared for.

I can get a mirror finish out of my truck's paint with a coat of Mother's Cleaner Wax and a couple of coats of Turtle Wax Platinum. I do not think it was ever waxed for the first 3-4 years of its life, so if I can get a mirror finish with that, it should work for you.
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I have owned my truck since new (98) and have only used Pinnacle waxes. I am kind of partial to Pinnacle Souveran. It's about $70 for an 8oz tub, but you get about 25 applications out of it. Pure carnuba...ummm coconutty.......

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