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Post by Jim W on Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:21 pm

Can anyone recommend a good wax....The last 3 times I had my truck waxed, water didn't even bead on the hood! Please provide name of a good detail shop! Seems like they might be using watered down Turtle Wax....LMAO.

Thanks in Advance,

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Post by Zedinmexico on Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:22 pm

The guys on the street use wipe on wipe off stuff while it offers
some protection it doesn't look like the rub dry and wipe stuff
I am use to.

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Post by johninajijic on Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:34 pm

Jim W wrote:Can anyone recommend a good wax....The last 3 times I had my truck waxed, water didn't even bead on the hood! Please provide name of a good detail shop! Seems like they might be using watered down Turtle Wax....LMAO.

Thanks in Advance,

Jim w

If you want a qualioty job, go to Fernando's next to the Junky Monkey. He can either detail the entire vehicle or provide a paste wax job or anything you like.

Don't use those bozos on the street. I don't let them was my 14 year old Explorer with dirty sandy water.
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Post by Jim W on Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:47 pm

I am looking for a wax that holds up better here!
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Post by johninajijic on Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:53 pm

Jim W wrote:I am looking for a wax that holds up better here!

He should know. That's his business. Also, if you wash your car with harsh detergents, you will take any wax off.
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Post by CheenaGringo on Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:58 pm

Jim:

Since you are one of the brave ones willing to drive into Guadalajara - why not stop at an Auto Zone and purchase the very best wax they offer? From there, take said wax to one of the reputable detail guys and make sure that is what they use on your vehicle. Many of the better waxes also make a car wash product designed to be used with their wax.

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Post by Jim W on Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:04 pm

Thanks Neil, you don't happen to know the name of it?....OH PLEEEEEZE?

Gracias
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Post by Zedinmexico on Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:09 pm

Meguiars

www.meguiars.com.mx/Defaultl.aspx

Don't choke on the prices you asked for good stuff.

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Post by Jim W on Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:11 pm

Thanks Zed, price isn't the issue....paying for a good wax job @ a body shop, only to discover problem...sucks! Beer Maybe my expectations are to high....I expect a wax job to last 5-6 months?
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Post by CheenaGringo on Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:22 pm

The brand mentioned by Zed has one of the top reputations!
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Post by Jim W on Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:44 pm

Neil, I am amazed how you come up with the photo's..makes it much easier to locate knowing visually what to look for..Gracias...Jim w
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Post by otrocanuck on Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:56 pm

Just a word of support for Meguiars products.
I found over the years as an owner of a marine service centre on the Canadian west coast that for the harsh saltwater environment and severe sun exposure that our customer's experienced in that location, Meguiars stood up best. They have a large selection of products and their color restorer along with their waxes are the ones that we eventually sold and used in our own boat detailing, of course we mostly saw fiberglass boats but the products worked great in some of the worst conditions.
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Post by Zedinmexico on Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:58 pm

otrocanuck wrote:Just a word of support for Meguiars products.
I found over the years as an owner of a marine service centre on the Canadian west coast that for the harsh saltwater environment and severe sun exposure that our customer's experienced in that location, Meguiars stood up best. They have a large selection of products and their color restorer along with their waxes are the ones that we eventually sold and used in our own boat detailing, of course we mostly saw fiberglass boats but the products worked great in some of the worst conditions.


If it holds up to sun and marine exposure its good folks.

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Post by brigitte on Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:04 pm

Can it be the same wax that the one the equipal guys are using? I asked them what type of wax they were using on the leather chair to clean them and they said something like carnuba. If it is possible the equipal guys next to the old junky Monkey use to have some. They would know where to get it.

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Post by CheenaGringo on Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:10 pm

Brigitte:

Actually "carnauba" is an ingredient found in many waxes:
"Carnauba (/kɑːrˈnɔːbə/ or /kɑːrˈnaʊbə/, carnaúba, Portuguese pronunciation: [kaʁnɐˈubɐ]), also called Brazil wax and palm wax, is a wax of the leaves of the palm Copernicia prunifera, a plant native to and grown only in the northeastern Brazilian states of Piauí, Ceará, and Rio Grande do Norte.[1] It is known as "queen of waxes"[2] and usually comes in the form of hard yellow-brown flakes. It is obtained from the leaves of the carnauba palm by collecting and drying them, beating them to loosen the wax, then refining and bleaching the wax.......
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnauba_wax

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Post by David on Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:07 pm

Fernando's, just west of the Casa de Waffle. Detail, body & paint, etc..
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Post by Intercasa on Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:22 pm

Best way, have me buy you wax here at Autozone in Guad and pay your gardener to apply it.

For oil changes, Costco has synthetic Castrol oil 5 liters for a little over 400 pesos, Fram filter a bit under 100 at Autozone and a local mechanic charges 50 pesos to change the oil, a good deal all the way around to maintain your car properly.
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Post by SunFan on Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:55 am

Jim

PM or call. I've got top quality waxes and cleaners I brought down from Toronto 9 months ago.

I used Fernando's to detail or small Acura two months ago. He did a great job for 900 mp.

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Post by johninajijic on Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:37 am

Intercasa wrote:Best way, have me buy you wax here at Autozone in Guad and pay your gardener to apply it.

For oil changes, Costco has synthetic Castrol oil 5 liters for a little over 400 pesos, Fram filter a bit under 100 at Autozone and a local mechanic charges 50 pesos to change the oil, a good deal all the way around to maintain your car properly.

Great info for my neighbor who has a Ford truck. Thank you.
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Post by Trevor "poncho" Armstrong on Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:08 pm

alot of classic car owners use meguires and some of the guys that i know have paint jobs alone that cost 10-15 grand, and they trust meguires. Another good product is the turtle wax scratch remover. I used it when i had my 79 trans am and it made the 15 yr. old paint look like new, and beaded the water really well. Just drop me a line if you want some help with your car.
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Post by Jim W on Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:02 pm

Trevor "poncho" Armstrong wrote:alot of classic car owners use meguires and some of the guys that i know have paint jobs alone that cost 10-15 grand, and they trust meguires. Another good product is the turtle wax scratch remover. I used it when i had my 79 trans am and it made the 15 yr. old paint look like new, and beaded the water really well. Just drop me a line if you want some help with your car.


Trevor, Probablt stupid question.....but...can I get 3-4 wax jobs out of one can, tin or whatever it's called?

Thanks,

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Post by Trevor "poncho" Armstrong on Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:09 am

depends on the size of car! LOL!! Yeah, you should, just make sure you wash it REALLY well first, so you dont rub any dirt into the paint. My last car, the 1959 pontiac was a boat, and i got 5-6 wax jobs out of one tin, and it was 18ft. long and had maybe 25 year old paint.
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Post by oatsie on Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:04 am

Neil... Thanks for the tip about Meguiar's wax. I've been using their wheel cleaner product to remove the "brake dust" build up for years.

Here's a page with video's on how to use some of their products:

Meguiar's Video How To
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Post by Jim W on Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:48 pm

Is the preferred Meguiar's paste or wax? Anybody know what the cost is here? NOB around $30.00
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Post by Jim W on Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:54 pm

Trevor "poncho" Armstrong wrote:alot of classic car owners use meguires and some of the guys that i know have paint jobs alone that cost 10-15 grand, and they trust meguires. Another good product is the turtle wax scratch remover. I used it when i had my 79 trans am and it made the 15 yr. old paint look like new, and beaded the water really well. Just drop me a line if you want some help with your car.


Trevor, I am in AZ., now. Which maguires do you recommend? Paste runs $25.00, liquid is less quantity, $14.00?

Thanks again,

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