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Post by Jim W on Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:54 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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Post by joec on Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:50 pm

Jim W wrote:
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,

Jim W

Although I'm not Trevor, Meguiar's paste wax is always better. Worth the effort. But here's how to make it last, wash it ONLY with the special car soaps out there like Dupont Car Wash flakes.

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Post by georgeorwell2013 on Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:56 pm

Hey that is a great wax, marine condtions inAjijic? just sayin' buy a good wax and do it yourself, that way you will know its been done right

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Post by Jim W on Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:55 pm

georgeorwell2013 wrote:Hey that is a great wax, marine condtions inAjijic? just sayin' buy a good wax and do it yourself, that way you will know its been done right


I could also clean my home, pool, mow the yard..SO i know it's done right...NOT Blackeye
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Post by georgeorwell2013 on Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:46 pm

good for you Jim, a freak out over car wax? WTF?

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Post by CheenaGringo on Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:58 pm

Jim:

Not trying to be a smart ass here but when it comes to car wax, furniture wax and most any other project requiring wax, the most difficult route tends to produce the best results. Paste wax generally produces the best results. You might check at Auto Zone or one of the other auto stores for a special on an electric buffing unit. You should be able to teach your person of choice to do a decent job while consuming cervezas!

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Post by E-raq on Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:57 am

Whassa problem here? Must be a guy thing. Hell I only wash my car if guests are coming, the rest of the time the 18 year old looks like crap. I love it like that. Wax, forgettaboutit.
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Post by Jim W on Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:02 am

CheenaGringo wrote:Jim:

Not trying to be a smart ass here but when it comes to car wax, furniture wax and most any other project requiring wax, the most difficult route tends to produce the best results. Paste wax generally produces the best results. You might check at Auto Zone or one of the other auto stores for a special on an electric buffing unit. You should be able to teach your person of choice to do a decent job while consuming cervezas!

Thanks CG....never understood wax vs liquid...my bad!
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Post by espíritu del lago on Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:12 am

Not necessarily, my wife just bought new tires and wheels and now she wants a custom paint job! Go Figure...
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Post by Jim W on Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:21 pm

Zedinmexico wrote:Meguiars

www.meguiars.com.mx/Defaultl.aspx

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

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Zed, a can of paste wax is $25.99 @ auto zone, same wax is 19.99 @ Walmart! I wonder what it costs @ autozone, GDL? Anyway, bringing some back! Shocked
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Post by Kiri on Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:31 am

Waxing a car is a mufti-step process, based on the condition of the paint.

1)wash 2)cleaner/prep (based on paint condition) 3) Polish (based on paint condition) 4) Wax/Protect

Most people don't want to spend the time doing all of the above, so they use a multi product that does some of items 2, 3 and 4 in one product.

When I was in the car club we used

Gold Class™ Carnauba Plus Liquid Wax

which did a bit of all clean/polish/wax, however the main function was to wax/protect the paint.
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Post by hockables on Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:12 am

E-raq wrote:Whassa problem here? Must be a guy thing. Hell I only wash my car if guests are coming, the rest of the time the 18 year old looks like crap. I love it like that. Wax, forgettaboutit.

A buddy of mine, who did stereo and car starter installs for 20 years or so, once told me
" you can always tell a guys car from a gals car "
the guys car wuz spotless.... whereas the gals car had crap all around... stuff in the glove compartment, between the seats, on the floor, on the dash...
Ed surmised, gals probably tired from clean'n the house couldnt care less about their car...but, the guys
" thatz muh ride man!!" Very Happy

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Post by Frijoles on Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:17 pm


Wondering what you did and how your car turned out. Thanks.
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Post by merry on Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:47 pm

Yeah inquiring minds want to know... did you ever find the Meguiars? That IS the best. If not any wax with carnauba listed as one of the main ingredients.

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Post by Jim W on Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:17 am

Auto Zone GDL has Meguiars liquid only, around 190 pesos. Really surprised how easy it was/is to apply and buff.
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Post by kiminmexico on Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:09 pm

FERNANDO'S, couple of doors down from Casa de Waffle. Excellent work, very knowledgeable and VERY reasonable.  I got a quote of $800 pesos to do my Pathfinder. 3 step process. Polish, glaze & hand-wax. Looking forward to having it done next week. flag waver
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