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Old 04-21-2006
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Wet look

Ok well i have just washed my truck and claybared it for the first time and the clay bar worked great. i am going to do a polish and then wax it. I was just wondering i have bought many diffrent types of was over the years and they all sayed that ther give your car that wet look or comthing along those lines. well what wax have you guys used that actualy gives it and keep's that wet look to your truck?

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I have used Turtle Wax in the past and it works ok, I have heard a bunch of people don't like it at all. I would like to buy the spray on wax that car washes use, but I can't find it. It looks pretty good for a while.
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Ok well i have just washed my truck and claybared it for the first time and the clay bar worked great. i am going to do a polish and then wax it. I was just wondering i have bought many diffrent types of was over the years and they all sayed that ther give your car that wet look or comthing along those lines. well what wax have you guys used that actualy gives it and keep's that wet look to your truck?

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nxt or meguiers...i love meguiers. I use a high speed orbital buffer too.

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as soon as i have it all cleaned up i will put some pic's on here. There is about 4-6 diffrent meguiers waxes what ones have worked the best for you?
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as soon as i have it all cleaned up i will put some pic's on here. There is about 4-6 diffrent meguiers waxes what ones have worked the best for you?
i am in love with the liquid one...i don't remember what it's called. It's clean and smells great (like that really matterst though) and it makes my car have that "wet" look. Unlike caranuba which makes it shiney. I don't like the shiney look...i like the deep, wet look.
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14-16 coats of clear gave my last car the wet look!
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generally speaking, if you use a wax with high grade carnauba wax (number 1 yellow, for example) in it, you'll get the deep, wet look youre looking for.

i use meguiars yellow hi-tech paste wax. its a high-grade carnauba wax/synthetic blend with no cleaners so you get the wet look, and the synthetic blend aids in longevity.

when i want my truck to look its absolutely best, i use a coat of nxt, let it set for 24 hours, then apply a second coat of hi-tech yellow. nxt has light cleaners in it and is a full synthetic wax, which is why i use it first, and top it with the hi-tech yellow.
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zaino, zaino, oh yeah zaino.








nuff said
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^ that looks purdy. I need to clay and buff my truck, im an idiot for not doing it so far.
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zaino, zaino, oh yeah zaino.








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Let's add some more to this: www.zainostore.com





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Yeah zaino is the way to go.
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i use an industrial wav thats safe for clearcoat. its the same stuff you buy at marina's for $30 a bottle. dad bought a whole bunch for like $3 each at big lots. stuff works great, and lasts longer than NXT
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Where do you get that Zaino? That stuff works the *****, i usually use Mothers but man i have NEVER seen a car that shiny!
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What did you guys use the Z2 with the ZFX? I dont have any paint swirls or spider webs so the Z5 is out of the question for the time being
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I use ZFX, Z-2, Z-8, and Z-5
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Any pics of Zaino on Oxford White?
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I just washed mine with some Zaino, then used the NXT with an orbital buffer. I hadn't waxed my truck with a buffer ever since I got it in December of 2001. The combo of the buffer and NXT did wonders and removed a bunch of my light scratches I had going down both sides of my truck from offroading. Maybe in 6 months or so I'll do some claybar work on it.
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I just waxed my hood with Zanio Z2 tonight and i left my fenders aloen to see a difference, boy does that stuff work, i am VERY impressed!
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I use the auto dry and turle wax ice love it
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Josh you have a nice a$$ truck like it a lot
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i love your truck... really clean and the hood really sets it off
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I've used a bunch , Zanio's clay bars are the deal but I'm not fond on the wax. The way it goes on it you use a little to much it takes a lot of work to get it off. The one I've went back to many times is Liquid Glass. It works the best for me. Last a long times and gives a super nice shine and wet look.

I usually get it at Napa or somewhere but you can order it direct from theLiquid glass website
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Josh you have a nice a$$ truck like it a lot

Thank You Very Much for the comment....Very Much appriciated guys! I try my hardest to keep it looking nice, usually everyone in my town has some smart *** comment about it or critiques it anyway they can so its nice to hear some n ice compliments, Thanks again!
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