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Old 05-03-2013, 08:31 AM
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brand of waxs/paint sealant to use?

Woundering if you can all help me, im looking at doing a full detail to my bmw what brand of waxs and sealant work the best?
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:36 AM
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blackfire wet diamond sealant is what i use
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:44 AM
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Clay Bar then Klasse both the regular and glaze coat for exterior.

Clay Bar then Klasse both the regular and glaze coat for exterior.
Also get a electric orbital buffer for the large flat areas.
All other products I use are Macguires except for Leather .
Lexol for that. There is more exotic stuff but this is mainstream
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No Armour all at all never ever.

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Old 05-03-2013, 08:46 AM
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dont use meguiars nxt wax, it streaks unless you use it under perfect conditions/apply it perfectly, and only lasts a couple washes.
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:08 AM
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Collinite 845 wax (technically sealant) or Blackfire Wet Diamond. Prep work (wash, clay, polish) is more important than the last step product (wax / sealant).
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:29 AM
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:01 PM
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Klasse has been the best product I have used on all my vehicles to include all 3 BMWs...
I don't use all in one but straight Klasse so if I want to clay bar or just wash, dry and apply I can...
Autogeek has a discount too for our forum and I buy exclusively from then as best price...
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:12 PM
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Clay barring makes me nervous & have seen many a scratch job and yeah I know how to do it.
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:13 PM
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if claying makes you nervous trying using a da/polisher
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:18 PM
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I think the real secret here is doing it ever three weeks of so. Any good wax should be fine.
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Old 05-03-2013, 04:34 PM
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if claying makes you nervous trying using a da/polisher
Long story short someone I know with a brand new M3 clayed after taking delivery...Lubricated properly with a quality clay & scratches everywhere And I tell no lie Any polish brand suggestions??
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I use Meguiars polish with a Porter Cable random orbital buffer with Lake Country pads. I then apply a coat of Meguiars Next Generation 2 liquid wax, also with the Porter Cable. Every few weeks I apply coat of Zymol (which is Carnauba Wax). There is a confusing array of products available and a lot of them are good.



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Woundering if you can all help me, im looking at doing a full detail to my bmw what brand of waxs and sealant work the best?
Zymol and Griots Garage products seem to be very popular.

Me, it's whatever is in the Brown Bear Car Wash, or a spray-on from Turtle Wax. It's a car for chrissake.
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:59 PM
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Wolfgang Paint Sealant, Estate Fusion Wax, Poly Clay & Lubricant, and Auto Bathe are the best products I've ever used.
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I use Meguiars polish with a Porter Cable random orbital buffer with Lake Country pads. I then apply a coat of Meguiars Next Generation 2 liquid wax, also with the Porter Cable. Every few weeks I apply coat of Zymol (which is Carnauba Wax). There is a confusing array of products available and a lot of them are good.



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Old 05-03-2013, 11:03 PM
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Woundering if you can all help me, im looking at doing a full detail to my bmw what brand of waxs and sealant work the best?

That's a tough one. There are many choices!

I wonder if this has ever been covered before?
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:11 AM
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:24 AM
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Nu Finish in liquid - very long lasting. I apply 4x coats a year and I also apply Meguiar Quick Wax Detailer in spray a few times between them.

I also use Iron X in spring and it does an hell of a job removing contaminants of all sorts. Rarely do I see a product to fulfill its promises like this.
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Old 05-05-2013, 12:14 AM
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Nu Finish in liquid - very long lasting. I apply 4x coats a year and I also apply Meguiar Quick Wax Detailer in spray a few times between them.

I also use Iron X in spring and it does an hell of a job removing contaminants of all sorts. Rarely do I see a product to fulfill its promises like this.
I concur with your waxing supplies.
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Old 05-05-2013, 05:07 AM
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Woundering if you can all help me, im looking at doing a full detail to my bmw what brand of waxs and sealant work the best?

I will ask. My car is perfect and shiny. I use my gas station car wash and I know they add something to the water.
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