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sak
07-10-2006, 06:31 AM
hi Experts,
i hv a 2005 530i jet black , all i want is to keep it shiny most of the time , just for my own sake and not a show or others, i been using wax from BMW and been happpy since i came to this forum and got confused chosing the products,,,
now can any expert tell me only TWO good brands of WAX to use and which works better than BMW wax ?
and one more q's i have waxmaster by chamberlain 9" random orbit waxer , which i hv not used for a couple of yrs , can i use it on my bmw?
a lil about my car , i wash it every week with BMW car shampoo and try to keep it clean by using california duster , i just want extra shine so i wax every 3 weeks or so , any suggestions wud highly be appreciated,
regards
Sak

stream
07-10-2006, 08:07 AM
Never used BMW wax or other detailing products, so can't tell you what's better. I've always stayed away from car company re-branded detailing products, on the theory that they're likely over priced for the quality.

I use One Grand Blitz. Zymol is also great, but doesn't last nearly as long. See my post below for all my favorite detailing products:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=137277

landa220
07-10-2006, 02:05 PM
One word..Zaino! Make that two words, Zaino Bros. I've used it consistently and am extremely happy on a black car. It lasts a real long time also.

BMW Detailer
07-11-2006, 07:39 AM
Have never used Zaino Bros but I hear it's good stuff. I use Meguirs Tech Wax. It's their newest wax. On black cars, it works wonders. Not sure how long it lasts, but I wouldn't assume beyond 2-3 months before needing a little refresher. Wal-Mart sells it for about $14. It smells awesome too. Don't leave it around your kids.

sak
07-11-2006, 01:05 PM
Ok , i guess am gonna go with ZAino , after i finish BMW wax bottle , will post some pics once i detail my car, thanx ya all.
Sak

Spartacus_33
07-12-2006, 07:44 AM
Ok , i guess am gonna go with ZAino , after i finish BMW wax bottle , will post some pics once i detail my car, thanx ya all.
Sak
There is no quick answer to your questions my friend. The answers that you DO get will be subjective. I have never used Zaino... although I have called and talked to them.

There are over 10 Zaino products... so if you are like most people, it can be confusing picking just what exactly you need to buy. Where should you start/stop, (clay, cleaner, sealer or just wax)? I'm not even sure Zaino makes a "wax". :dunno:

Most people here (this IS a detailing forum) go with the following basic steps:
- Shampoo
- Clay bar
- Shampoo
- Klasse/Zaino/Menzerna acrylic product
- Carnuba wax

To answer your primary question... I prefer Pinnacle Souveran (http://www.pinnaclewax.com/souveran.html) carnuba wax.

Elvis530i
07-12-2006, 09:59 PM
Have never used Zaino Bros but I hear it's good stuff. I use Meguirs Tech Wax. It's their newest wax. On black cars, it works wonders. Not sure how long it lasts, but I wouldn't assume beyond 2-3 months before needing a little refresher. Wal-Mart sells it for about $14. It smells awesome too. Don't leave it around your kids.

I use the NXT Tech Wax and love it, but follow it up with Meg's #22 for a really deep wet shine. Seems to last about 1-2 months, but I have to park outside full time. :cry:

michael chase
07-12-2006, 10:51 PM
I use the NXT Tech Wax and love it, but follow it up with Meg's #22 for a really deep wet shine. Seems to last about 1-2 months, but I have to park outside full time. :cry:
your car looks really good, especially for being 4 years old. really, REALLY good. actually I'm probably gonna go to Autozone and get the NXT wax tomorrow just cause of your post. but what's "Meg's 22"?

Elvis530i
07-13-2006, 08:31 PM
your car looks really good, especially for being 4 years old. really, REALLY good. actually I'm probably gonna go to Autozone and get the NXT wax tomorrow just cause of your post. but what's "Meg's 22"?

Meguiar's #26 (not 22, sorry--typo) Hi-Tech Yellow Wax

http://www.meguiars.com/?pro-liquid-car-waxes/Hi-Tech-Yellow-Wax

It's great stuff, easy to use, and looks good without a lot of effort. Most auto parts stores carry it, but you can also order online above.