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#4475450 - 07/31/17 11:04 AM Spray wax instead of regular wax
AnarchyX Offline


Registered: 06/27/08
Posts: 191
Loc: Texas
If one uses Meguiars carnuba spray wax weekly, does that mean that there is no need to use the regular carnuba paste wax?

Just wondering because if the spray is a wax, what would the benefit be to use the paste?

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#4475453 - 07/31/17 11:07 AM Re: Spray wax instead of regular wax [Re: AnarchyX]
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Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 10179
Loc: OH
The benefit is greater durability of a paste. Then the spray wax is used as a booster for optimum protection. I've tried it both ways and prefer applying a paste or even liquid wax at least once a year. Makes a big difference. All the things that gunk up the paint come off a lot easier.

A cheapie wax spreader at Walmart for $25 makes application and removal a breeze. I use Duragloss #101 which is a polish and sealant. Then use their Aquawax spray sealant as a booster and drying aid. Both are around $10 each.

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#4475455 - 07/31/17 11:08 AM Re: Spray wax instead of regular wax [Re: AnarchyX]
bioburner Offline


Registered: 09/19/16
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Loc: Minnesota
The paste seems to put on a better layer that lasts longer. Some of the pastes also have a bit of cleaner. I like both but the spray is for touch up or after a wash to extend the paste and keep the shoulder from wearing out
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#4475470 - 07/31/17 11:23 AM Re: Spray wax instead of regular wax [Re: AnarchyX]
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I have had really good luck detailing (wash-clay-polish-wax) the car every 6-12 months.

Then, using a spray wax like Dub (Meguiars) or a spray detailer after each wash to extend the original wax protection.

I really like spray waxes to help protect black trim. Keeps my wiper arms looking like new.
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#4475490 - 07/31/17 11:49 AM Re: Spray wax instead of regular wax [Re: knerml]
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Registered: 08/22/04
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Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Originally Posted By: knerml
I have had really good luck detailing (wash-clay-polish-wax) the car every 6-12 months.

Then, using a spray wax like Dub (Meguiars) or a spray detailer after each wash to extend the original wax protection.

I really like spray waxes to help protect black trim. Keeps my wiper arms looking like new.


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#4475563 - 07/31/17 12:55 PM Re: Spray wax instead of regular wax [Re: AnarchyX]
razel Offline


Registered: 06/28/03
Posts: 486
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
Though weekly spray wax works and is better than nothing at all, it really wasn't designed as a primary wax. As others mentioned, it's best used to maintain existing wax. Additionally wax as a paste vs liquid is becoming more of a matter of preference.

Though I'm sure no-one here will stop you from using spray wax. Since you are doing weekly spray wax, it seems like you can set aside the time to put on a coat of any traditional bottle wax then use the spray wax to keep it looking awesome and protected.


Edited by razel (07/31/17 12:56 PM)

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#4475564 - 07/31/17 12:56 PM Re: Spray wax instead of regular wax [Re: AnarchyX]
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Registered: 04/30/13
Posts: 1699
Loc: NJ
Seems like there have been a lot of spray wax threads lately.

I've been using Meguiar's D156 as a drying aid with positive results. For someone who doesn't care about ultimate shine, durability, or would rather spend an extra 1-2 minutes each wash (when you use it as a drying aid it adds virtually no time) than 60+ minutes a couple times a year applying a wax/sealant, I can completely understand how using the D156 could replace it entirely for some folks, not me though.


Edited by gofast182 (07/31/17 01:01 PM)
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#4475603 - 07/31/17 01:28 PM Re: Spray wax instead of regular wax [Re: AnarchyX]
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Registered: 01/06/13
Posts: 326
Loc: West Yorkshire, UK
I get 3 to 4 months out of a coat of Collinite, washing every 2 weeks, using a spray wax after a blade to get thick of the wet off.
Car is used daily.


Edited by NGRhodes (07/31/17 01:28 PM)

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#4475620 - 07/31/17 01:42 PM Re: Spray wax instead of regular wax [Re: AnarchyX]
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Registered: 08/01/12
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Loc: TN
Not one to wax, usually, but I got a "defective" bottle of Black Magic Fast Wax from work for free and have used it a few times. Spray on, wipe off, don't have to wait for it to dry. It seems to work; water beads up after a rain, at least. I've also used Lucas Slick Mist but couldn't tell it did anything. Nice bubblegum scent, though.
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#4475711 - 07/31/17 03:32 PM Re: Spray wax instead of regular wax [Re: AnarchyX]
dbias Offline


Registered: 12/24/14
Posts: 136
Loc: USA
What timing. I just used my first spray wax ever, Eagle One Superior nanowax, and I like it. I have a white car though and all that rubbing and sweating never really produces outstanding results. I actually think the car is rather shiny, for a white car, after using it so I think it was well worth the little effort it took. Water beads like crazy too. It smells like carnuba wax.
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#4475776 - 07/31/17 04:53 PM Re: Spray wax instead of regular wax [Re: AnarchyX]
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Registered: 01/09/12
Posts: 158
Loc: Oklahoma
My 1994 Astro van's painted area is so huge that the spray wax saves me tons of time. I just use Turtle wax spray wax, quick & last a long time.

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#4475798 - 07/31/17 05:22 PM Re: Spray wax instead of regular wax [Re: AnarchyX]
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Registered: 03/04/17
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Loc: Soviet State of Washington
Some people use a spray wax over a sealant or a coating to give that a bit of extra shine and depth. Since the sealant is the primary protector, no need for a paste wax.
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#4476000 - 07/31/17 08:48 PM Re: Spray wax instead of regular wax [Re: AnarchyX]
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I use Collinite Insulator wax a few times per year and after each wash a spritz of Turtle Wax "Wax'n Dry" on each panel. Cars always are shiny and bead water well.
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#4476217 - 08/01/17 06:39 AM Re: Spray wax instead of regular wax [Re: AnarchyX]
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Registered: 09/10/10
Posts: 1903
Loc: GA.
Nicely surprised by Turtle Was Ice spray wax . After a base coat of McGuire's Ultimate liquid wax the Turtle Wax Ice spray is long lasting and can be used on rubber , glass , etc. with ease.
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#4476759 - 08/01/17 05:53 PM Re: Spray wax instead of regular wax [Re: ChrisD46]
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It's watered down liquid wax.

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