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Spray wax instead of regular wax #4475450
07/31/17 10:04 AM
07/31/17 10:04 AM
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AnarchyX Offline OP
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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?

Re: Spray wax instead of regular wax [Re: AnarchyX] #4475453
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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.

Re: Spray wax instead of regular wax [Re: AnarchyX] #4475455
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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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Re: Spray wax instead of regular wax [Re: AnarchyX] #4475470
07/31/17 10:23 AM
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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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Re: Spray wax instead of regular wax [Re: knerml] #4475490
07/31/17 10:49 AM
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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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Re: Spray wax instead of regular wax [Re: AnarchyX] #4475563
07/31/17 11:55 AM
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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.

Last edited by razel; 07/31/17 11:56 AM.
Re: Spray wax instead of regular wax [Re: AnarchyX] #4475564
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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.

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Re: Spray wax instead of regular wax [Re: AnarchyX] #4475603
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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.

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Re: Spray wax instead of regular wax [Re: AnarchyX] #4475620
07/31/17 12:42 PM
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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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Re: Spray wax instead of regular wax [Re: AnarchyX] #4475711
07/31/17 02:32 PM
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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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Re: Spray wax instead of regular wax [Re: AnarchyX] #4475776
07/31/17 03:53 PM
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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.

Re: Spray wax instead of regular wax [Re: AnarchyX] #4475798
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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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Re: Spray wax instead of regular wax [Re: AnarchyX] #4476000
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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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Re: Spray wax instead of regular wax [Re: AnarchyX] #4476217
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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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Re: Spray wax instead of regular wax [Re: ChrisD46] #4476759
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It's watered down liquid wax.

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