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Old 04-21-2009, 04:49 AM
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Does anyone use Rejex?

If you use it, how has it worked? I read a post about using it under wax. The manufacture says to use it instead of wax...Huh? Any help would be appriciated, I want only the BEST for my baby!
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Old 04-21-2009, 05:34 AM
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I should direct you to the detailing forum. There are many more competent people there. Did you use the SEARCH feature?
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Old 04-21-2009, 06:28 AM
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I have used it before and love it. Two coats and then keep the car out of the elements for 24 hours. Some people on E60 forums use it instead of wheel wax to keep brake dust to a minimum.
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Old 04-21-2009, 07:57 AM
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I've been using Rejex instead of wax for about 5 years now. It has all the protective qualities of wax but is tremendously easier to apply.
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Old 04-21-2009, 09:55 AM
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As suggested, do a search in the detailing forum. Rejex is a thin-film polymer, probably not unlike Klasse Sealant Glaze and Zaino. As such it can be used instead of or beneath a wax product (but note that waxes do not properly bond to sealants and, as such, they tend not to last very long). I use Zaino on my paint, but I use Rejex on my wheels and exhaust tips. It works pretty well but needs to be reapplied a few times per year as the heat (from brakes and exhaust) will break it down. And as noted, Rejex is easy to apply and remove.

If you want to apply Rejex to your paint or wheels/exhaust tips, make sure you've cleaned the surfaces of all waxes else the Rejex will not properly bond.
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Old 04-21-2009, 10:05 AM
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I just did an experiment with Rejex on my front wheel. I jacked up the car and took one wheel off, completely washed the wheel with Dawn, then applied Rejex inside and out. Put it back on. Did not treat any other wheel.

It still gets brake dust, but now the dust comes off with 10 seconds of car duster swiping. (I have one duster that is for wheels only.) On the other wheels the dust sticks more, almost grease-like, requiring a soap and water or a cleaner solution to get off.

I'd recommend it. When I get time I'm going to do the other 3 wheels.
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Old 04-21-2009, 10:15 AM
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Big Rejex fan here. I wrote a thread in the detail forum a couple years ago about "my new favorite synthetic" I think if you wax your willie with it it will prevent STDs and pregnancy too!

Here's a short, rather poor quality, video I made showing how easily baked on brake dust hoses off with a Rejex base.



The key, as already mentioned, is proper application and cure time. I found the gloss to be better and less effort than Klasse HGSG. I also found application of multiple coats of P21S carnuba over Rejex was a waste of time and I have a dark car. It alone is plenty lusterous!
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Old 04-21-2009, 12:14 PM
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Is there a specific Rejex product that works best for rims, etc?
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Old 04-21-2009, 12:23 PM
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Is there a specific Rejex product that works best for rims, etc?
Not that I know of. I just used the regular Rejex product. Might do it on the whole car once I've used up the Meguiars I already had on hand.
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Old 04-21-2009, 12:45 PM
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Big Rejex fan here. I wrote a thread in the detail forum a couple years ago about "my new favorite synthetic" I think if you wax your willie with it it will prevent STDs and pregnancy too!

Here's a short, rather poor quality, video I made showing how easily baked on brake dust hoses off with a Rejex base.



The key, as already mentioned, is proper application and cure time. I found the gloss to be better and less effort than Klasse HGSG. I also found application of multiple coats of P21S carnuba over Rejex was a waste of time and I have a dark car. It alone is plenty lusterous!
Are you sure that was water? It looks like Luke Skywalker's light saber in that video. You could probably hack off alien arms with that thing. But seriously, I've never been able to remove brake dust from a Rejexed wheel like that. Maybe next time I wash my wheels I'll try stepping up the water velocity.
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Are you sure that was water? It looks like Luke Skywalker's light saber in that video. You could probably hack off alien arms with that thing. But seriously, I've never been able to remove brake dust from a Rejexed wheel like that. Maybe next time I wash my wheels I'll try stepping up the water velocity.
I have pretty good pressure at the hose, 61psi. Friend of mine in San Jose has 90psi. I think you can resurface concrete with that thing!

EDIT: I see you're in San Francisco. I used to own a house out on 42nd Avenue and the water pressure was pure crap! 41psi limited at the street. I forget the reason they gave me, but it sucked.

Either way, Rejex makes cleaning them much easier. I use a mit and regular car wash soap after hosing them down, which I usually don't spend as much time hosing as I did in the video. No scrubbing or special cleaners required.

Rejex has one product and I use it on paint, chrome, glass, whatever. It's far superior to Klasse IMO cuz it's easy to work with and doesn't punish you for over application. And it's readily available to me locally at a Winchester Auto Parts (SF Bay Area).
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Is there a specific Rejex product that works best for rims, etc?
There is only one product and like others have said, use it on all surfaces. Originally formulated as an aircraft polish if I recall correctly. It goes on super easy and does not need endless effort buffing or polishing.

I put an extra coat on the front end before a road trip in the summer. Bugs wash off with a garden hose, no prolonged spraying with a high pressure wand or anything. It's remarkable stuff.
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I have pretty good pressure at the hose, 61psi. Friend of mine in San Jose has 90psi. I think you can resurface concrete with that thing!

EDIT: I see you're in San Francisco. I used to own a house out on 42nd Avenue and the water pressure was pure crap! 41psi limited at the street. I forget the reason they gave me, but it sucked.

Either way, Rejex makes cleaning them much easier. I use a mit and regular car wash soap after hosing them down, which I usually don't spend as much time hosing as I did in the video. No scrubbing or special cleaners required.

Rejex has one product and I use it on paint, chrome, glass, whatever. It's far superior to Klasse IMO cuz it's easy to work with and doesn't punish you for over application. And it's readily available to me locally at a Winchester Auto Parts (SF Bay Area).
Hey Jeff,

My water pressure was measured at 95 PSI. I set my nozzle on its "shower" setting though. Next time I'm going to put it on the "light saber" setting for the wheels. That should make clean up easier!

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DO you use it on the original BMW non-chrome rims. I woudl be interested in tthis product but since the exhaust tips are chrome and my rims are not I was wondering if it would still work with the silver finish original BMW rims.
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Old 04-21-2009, 08:26 PM
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DO you use it on the original BMW non-chrome rims. I woudl be interested in tthis product but since the exhaust tips are chrome and my rims are not I was wondering if it would still work with the silver finish original BMW rims.
Yes. Works great on OEM alloys.
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That was a awesome demo!
I have used rejex on my cars and trucks for few years, never going back to wax, I will start using on wheels now also!

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I'm not trying to sound too holy here, but one of the ideas of using Rejex is so you don't have to use that much water. A quick wipe with a soapy sponge, and a quick rinse, and your on to the next wheel.
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I'm not trying to sound too holy here, but one of the ideas of using Rejex is so you don't have to use that much water. A quick wipe with a soapy sponge, and a quick rinse, and your on to the next wheel.
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