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Old 12-11-2008, 06:26 PM
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Exclamation Wax for my 745li (I live in Seattle)

I'm about to move to Seattle next month. As we all know it rains a lot there.
Looking for a good top quality wax for my car that will stand up to constant rain.


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Old 12-11-2008, 09:51 PM
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Zymol is tops imo, but nothing holds up for ever. apply at least 2 times a year
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Old 12-11-2008, 10:02 PM
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a sealant will protect your paint better/longer than any wax. throw on llasse AIO polish and top off with the klasse sealant glaze.
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Old 12-11-2008, 10:16 PM
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Diz, I have head great things about the "Klasse" line but the polish / glaze process seems like alot of work for a layman. Do you do it your self, how does it compare to a quality carnuba?
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Old 12-13-2008, 10:48 PM
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Diz, I have head great things about the "Klasse" line but the polish / glaze process seems like alot of work for a layman. Do you do it your self, how does it compare to a quality carnuba?
yes, it is time consuming. it used to be fun spending hours on the car with my porter dual action polisher. now, i just buy the klasse products and bring them to my detailer. i acyually love carnauba wax and will on occasion slap a coat of p21s on top of the klasse sealant glaze.
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Old 12-15-2008, 09:38 AM
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That's what I've ended up doing too, sealing the Klasse sealant with Collinite Insulator Wax. It may be overkill, but it (1) lasts and (2) looks three feet deep (or at least as deep at Ti Silver can look).

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yes, it is time consuming. it used to be fun spending hours on the car with my porter dual action polisher. now, i just buy the klasse products and bring them to my detailer. i acyually love carnauba wax and will on occasion slap a coat of p21s on top of the klasse sealant glaze.
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Old 12-15-2008, 11:54 AM
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That's what I've ended up doing too, sealing the Klasse sealant with Collinite Insulator Wax. It may be overkill, but it (1) lasts and (2) looks three feet deep (or at least as deep at Ti Silver can look).
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Old 12-11-2008, 10:20 PM
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I'm in Seattle and I like Meguiars over the counter stuff for that DIY "plastic shell" feel on the E39 and my dog truck. I treat the whole vehicle 2x per year and do the top/hood/trunk 1x or 2x more per year.

For my E38, I like Zaino products for easy application and a deeper shine. I do this daily driver at least 4x per year. You don't get as "thick" of a "plastic shell" feel, but the shine is great!

Be ready for plenty of rain.


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Old 12-11-2008, 10:21 PM
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Wax for Seattle

I love Zaino.

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Old 12-11-2008, 11:58 PM
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I'm in Seattle and I like Meguiars over the counter stuff for that DIY "plastic shell" feel on the E39 and my dog truck. I treat the whole vehicle 2x per year and do the top/hood/trunk 1x or 2x more per year.

For my E38, I like Zaino products for easy application and a deeper shine. I do this daily driver at least 4x per year. You don't get as "thick" of a "plastic shell" feel, but the shine is great!

Be ready for plenty of rain.

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]Zymol i[/B]s tops imo, but nothing holds up for ever. apply at least 2 times a year
Great wax but doesn't hold up very long, especially in the rain!

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I love Zaino.
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Old 12-12-2008, 08:52 AM
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Rejex anyone? I use it on my wheels can you use it on the whole car?
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Old 12-16-2008, 03:39 PM
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Rejex anyone? I use it on my wheels can you use it on the whole car?
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Old 12-12-2008, 12:32 PM
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There are a lot of good products out there. I like and use (and recommend): Klasse AIO, P21S, Collinite Insulator Wax

I've used Zaino products, but I haven't gotten the same "out-of-this-world" effect that others have gotten. I will say this: when Zaino first came out, there was a very regimented, very specific procedure that car wax gurus recommended when using Zaino, i.e. the Dawn-and-hot-water wash, then clay bar, then another Dawn wash, then Z7, then Z1 followed by Z7, then Z5 and more Z7 (IIRC).

Well, I finally figured out that wasn't so much the Zaino that made the car look so friggin' fantastic, it was all the prep work! For a while I would do the Zaino thing and then top it off with the Collinite Insulator Wax to get the lovely slick finish. The next time I detailed the car, I did all the steps but used only the Collinite Insulator Wax, which leaves a buttery smooth slick finish that also provides a nice warm glow. IMO it doesn't last as long, but I prefer the finished product much more. I guess my biggest gripe about the Zaino products isn't the fact that they last a long time, it was the fact that, 100% subjectively speaking, the synthetic base materials didn't provide the nice slick carnuaba finish I prefer.

You'll get a lot of opinions. I would tell you that the best thing you can do is research it and try out a few to see what you prefer. Good luck!
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Old 12-12-2008, 05:41 PM
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Cheap and good - Duragloss
A bit more and lasts a long time - Zaino
A bit more expensive - Zymol waxes

Duragloss makes excellent products that lasts a bit of time. I have used it before and I like it for economical jobs.

Zaino is more for the person who wants to do all the work now and play later. With Zaino, prepping is everything. Applying the wax is fairly simple and the steps are simple, it just is time consuming. Once on, wash once a month with the z-7 shampoo provided and then apply a light coat of z-6 insta detailer. People say that zaino isn't good for looks, I think it is excellent for darker cars. If you car is lighter, than use zaino and top with some carnuba like natty's paste wax.
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Old 12-12-2008, 05:58 PM
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Zaino is about the only thing I can get to hold up around here. Carnauba's seem to melt in the heat down here. You obviously won't have that problem in Seattle. I like the polymer "waxes" for their easier application over carnauba.
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Old 12-13-2008, 03:18 AM
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I'm about to move to Seattle next month. As we all know it rains a lot there.
Looking for a good top quality wax for my car that will stand up to constant rain.


Any suggestions?

Try Meguiar's quick wax every 2-3 weeks. 10-15 minutes to apply but you can't do it in the rain.
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Old 12-13-2008, 11:45 AM
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Griots is in Tacoma if you need them. http://www.griotsgarage.com/

Pretty sure they understand the local rain.
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One word: turtle wax.

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Old 12-16-2008, 04:46 AM
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Klasse or Zymol, you can't go wrong. I used Zymol for ages and love the results. The last time I waxed my car I tried Klasse and it seems a little easier to use with similar results.
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Old 12-16-2008, 12:23 PM
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Nice! Oxford Green? My 528i was Oxford and it was a beautiful color. It always looked sharp with a coat of One Grand Blitz Wax on it
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wasnt green, It was orient Blue great color in the sun, I like the green as well.
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wasnt green, It was orient Blue great color in the sun, I like the green as well.
Orient Blue is an awsome color. I have on my 330Cic and it turns heads!

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