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Old 06-11-2009, 14:58   #1 (permalink)
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wax recommendation?

I need a good wax that will protect against small scratches. My neighbors cat has been on my car
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Old 06-14-2009, 14:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: wax recommendation?

I solved a similar cat problem a while ago. I used my block heater plug to 'power' my hood. I got a regulator from my uncle (one that's used on electric fences that sends high voltage pulses). I wasn't driving the vehicle at the time either, so it helped. It was an old sable wagon that I had bought to strip some parts from. I cut off the hood hinges, hooked up the juice and set it down on some rubber weatherstripping so it wouldn't ground out. It took a couple days, but the cats wouldn't even come close to the property after that. One cat in particular would curl up on the hood, since the front tires were flat it was easy for it to jump up onto. I hate cats.

Anyway, as far as wax goes, I use Turtle wax on the boat, as I find it to be more water resistant. For my vehicles, I use Mothers wax. I use the pre-cleaner wax and then the pure caranuba wax to top it off. I rub it in by hand all over the place and it does a good job at hiding light scratches.

I pulled an old Mazda B series out of a creek with my Durango, and since the road was going downhill and the mazda had no brakes it scratched the corner of the bumper some, and surprisingly, hand buffing got rid of a LOT of the marks with the Mothers waxes. I find them a bit higher priced, but I can go twice as long on a wax job than I can with other products that I've tried. I would say Meguiars would be #2 on my list for vehicles. They also make an excellent gel based tire shine!
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Re: New Car - Wax Recommendation?

Thanks for the input 360. I can get by without a pre-cleaner cant I? The car is less than a month old. I guess I should have titled this post differently.
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Thanks for the input 360. I can get by without a pre-cleaner cant I? The car is less than a month old. I guess I should have titled this post differently.
I wouldn't use a pre-cleaner until at least a year, if not two years old. After I got my Taurus, I cleaned it and waxed it a week later. It was two months old at the time, as it sat in the showroom as a demo. I didn't wax it this spring like I had planned, as I hardly see it since my brother has been using it during the week for school.

I might soon try the Mothers Clay Bar on my Durango. I'm going to remove the bumper and coat it with that black rubberized asphalt undercoating that you can get in a spray can, since the bumper has started to rust through. I figure it'll make the metallic paint stand out a bit better and add some depth. It worked well on a friends older Cavalier couple that he has all dressed up so I'll probly give it a try.
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