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The BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 02-16-2013, 06:55 PM
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Which wax brands do you use?

Last time that I waxed my 650i, I used Nu Finish. Any other good waxes that you guys have had experience with?
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Opti-Seal by Optimum. My detailer used it and now I have adopted it for my use also.
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:26 PM
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Would anyone recommend the Zymol Carbon Wax?
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Believe it or not, I find the best (bang for the buck) is the Zymol Glazur, (i know, its "designed" for the Porsche)

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Would anyone recommend the Zymol Carbon Wax?
Carnauba-based waxes used to be the best you could buy, but the new sealants blow them away when it comes to ease of use and longevity. You still get a slightly better shine on dark cars with a high-end carnauba, but I personally don't think the cost and effort are worth it.

I used Zymol back in the 90's before I switched over to sealants. The Carbon and other low-end Zymols (~ $50 versions with 37% carnauba) are very difficult to work with. The higher-end Zymols are excellent though. Like Bimmerzone said, if you want to use Zymol I would go for one of the higher carnauba versions and ignore what the marketing info says (ie made for Porsche). Glasur and Titanium are good. You could also buy the Sampler #1 for $100 which has 3 waxes including Concours which goes for $195 on its own.

I now use Menzerna Power Lock but there are many other great sealants out there. Sealants go on easy and last 2-3 months. Carnauba will last 1 month if you are lucky.
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:26 PM
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I've been using this on my Z06 corvette for over 3 years. Great stuff. Zaino.
http://www.zainostore.com/
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I've been using this on my Z06 corvette for over 3 years. Great stuff. Zaino.
http://www.zainostore.com/
I used to be a Zaino user, but the multi-layers and all day work were just too much! Great shine, but I can have identical with much less work.

Once you get up to the Zymol, Zaino, Optimum, or any of the other synthetic sealants you can't go wrong. They all give a great shine with long lasting protection.

My detailer used the Opti-Seal and then put on a 100% pure carnuba wax on top for a "warm" shine. The Opti-Seal is the actual protection, the carnuba was simply a top coat for extra shine and is not meant for protection, I bought the same brand, DP Max Wax. It goes on smooth as butter one section at a time, just like the sealant, and you wipe off without even letting it dry. In typical carnuba fashion it only lasts about a month. But it is so easy to use it can't be skipped.
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Boy, and I thought I knew about waxes. I guess I have made up my mind and I will go with the Zymol Titanium on the next wax. I was interested in Zymol products after washing my car yesterday with Zymol car wash soap and it came out so nicely! Thank you to all of you guys for your input!
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I use Naviwax carnauba wax, it is made in Japan and is brilliant, their detailing spray is also at the top end but very hard to find, this stuff does wonders on dark colours!!!!!
I use sealants underneath and then this on top and then top up as necessary, I do a complete body detail twice a year spring and Autumn, clay bar down to give the perfect base and then build up from there,,,,,,, the paintwork on my car is so smooth it is almost sensual lol
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I think I have a whole drawer full of different waxes/sealant. But the one I reach for most is Collinite 845.
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