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#4536852 - 10/08/17 07:53 AM Better Spray Options than Turtle Wax Ice?
LoneRanger Offline


Registered: 07/02/07
Posts: 4044
Loc: Midwest USA
I like Ice because it doesn't leave white residue on matte black plastic like fender trim and etc, but it doesn't seem to keep paint and headlight lenses slick very long.

Is there a more durable clear non-residue spray on wax/sealant I might try that doesn't cost a lot? Needs to help bugs not stick to Lexan/plexi motorcycle windshield too, and be good for headlight and tail light lens.

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#4536867 - 10/08/17 08:23 AM Re: Better Spray Options than Turtle Wax Ice? [Re: LoneRanger]
demarpaint Offline


Registered: 07/03/05
Posts: 29736
Loc: NY
Even though it is a Lucas product, this stuff got pretty good reviews here. I tried it and it worked well for a cheap spray on wax.

https://www.amazon.com/Lucas-Oil-10160-Slick-Speed/dp/B001JT5JVQ
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#4536876 - 10/08/17 08:36 AM Re: Better Spray Options than Turtle Wax Ice? [Re: LoneRanger]
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Registered: 04/20/13
Posts: 115
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Meg's D15601 Synthetic X-Press


Edited by VetteElite (10/08/17 08:36 AM)

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#4536881 - 10/08/17 08:39 AM Re: Better Spray Options than Turtle Wax Ice? [Re: LoneRanger]
TTK Offline


Registered: 10/23/07
Posts: 565
Loc: TN
Originally Posted By: LoneRanger
I like Ice because it doesn't leave white residue on matte black plastic like fender trim and etc, but it doesn't seem to keep paint and headlight lenses slick very long.

Is there a more durable clear non-residue spray on wax/sealant I might try that doesn't cost a lot? Needs to help bugs not stick to Lexan/plexi motorcycle windshield too, and be good for headlight and tail light lens.



Nope. Nothing much better. About as good as it gets, IMO.
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#4536905 - 10/08/17 09:05 AM Re: Better Spray Options than Turtle Wax Ice? [Re: VetteElite]
SavagePatch Offline


Registered: 05/06/15
Posts: 570
Loc: California
Originally Posted By: VetteElite
Meg's D15601 Synthetic X-Press


+1

Also bottled as Meguiars Ultimate Quik Wax.

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#4536936 - 10/08/17 09:31 AM Re: Better Spray Options than Turtle Wax Ice? [Re: LoneRanger]
BHopkins Offline


Registered: 11/03/13
Posts: 1095
Loc: Utah
There is no spray-on wax that will last past the first car wash. Spray-on wax may be convenient, but they just don't last at all.

Stay with the Ice. It's as good as any of this type of product.
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#4536964 - 10/08/17 10:06 AM Re: Better Spray Options than Turtle Wax Ice? [Re: LoneRanger]
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Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 41758
Loc: New Jersey
This stuff is a compromise no matter how you look at it. Get some proper wax or sealant and donit right.

The only spot I use a spray is on wheels. Don't need harsh chenmicals, so I use a wash and wax product to safely lift dirt and leave some protective residue.

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#4537014 - 10/08/17 11:02 AM Re: Better Spray Options than Turtle Wax Ice? [Re: LoneRanger]
RTexasF Offline


Registered: 10/01/02
Posts: 2878
Loc: North TX
There are MANY products better than ICE. Here is one of the best:

https://www.autogeek.net/optimum-spray-wax.html

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#4537032 - 10/08/17 11:23 AM Re: Better Spray Options than Turtle Wax Ice? [Re: LoneRanger]
rooflessVW Offline


Registered: 12/24/11
Posts: 4018
Loc: North Carolina
I really like Griot's Spray-On Wax.
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#4537237 - 10/08/17 02:35 PM Re: Better Spray Options than Turtle Wax Ice? [Re: LoneRanger]
jimbrewer Offline


Registered: 12/30/12
Posts: 1423
Loc: New Mexico, USA
I like the Optimum spray wax, which is more like a sealant than a spray wax. That's a good thing, but it means you can't apply it every time you wash.

Also has a fairly narrow temperature range for application.

A lot of people are using Rejex, but although it sprays on, it's not like a spray wax. Also has a narrow temperature range.


Edited by jimbrewer (10/08/17 02:39 PM)

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#4537332 - 10/08/17 04:46 PM Re: Better Spray Options than Turtle Wax Ice? [Re: LoneRanger]
RTexasF Offline


Registered: 10/01/02
Posts: 2878
Loc: North TX
Quote:
I like the Optimum spray wax, which is more like a sealant than a spray wax. That's a good thing, but it means you can't apply it every time you wash.


I've been doing just that for nine years on the same two cars. I don't know where you picked up that information.

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#4537458 - 10/08/17 07:47 PM Re: Better Spray Options than Turtle Wax Ice? [Re: LoneRanger]
LoneRanger Offline


Registered: 07/02/07
Posts: 4044
Loc: Midwest USA
A key factor is that repeated applications over time don't begin to haze the clear poly lenses of headlights or tail lights.
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#4537466 - 10/08/17 07:54 PM Re: Better Spray Options than Turtle Wax Ice? [Re: RTexasF]
jimbrewer Offline


Registered: 12/30/12
Posts: 1423
Loc: New Mexico, USA
The idea that you shouldn't apply Optimum spray wax every wash is based on the school of hard knocks. ' course there are times when I wash every week.


Edited by jimbrewer (10/08/17 07:56 PM)

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#4537535 - 10/08/17 09:21 PM Re: Better Spray Options than Turtle Wax Ice? [Re: LoneRanger]
Patman Offline



Registered: 05/27/02
Posts: 20335
Loc: Oakville, Ontario
I've been doing a lot of research on Meguiar's Ultimate Fast Finish over the past 24 hours or so and it seems to be getting some very positive feedback and I am hoping to make a trip to the Walmart in Niagara Falls, NY tomorrow afternoon so I can pick up a can and try it for myself! (it's not sold in Canada yet)

This stuff is supposedly Meguiar's longest lasting sealant, they claim one year but that's probably not realistic. Even if it only lasts a month or two though, it's super cheap ($12.97 at Walmart) and it only takes about 10-15 minutes to apply. You just spray it onto a microfiber towel (or sponge), wipe it onto a section of your paint and spread it around, and then immediately buff off any of the excess flashing that might be left behind (it's kinda like the application process of some ceramic coatings but less finicky). From the videos I have seen this stuff is very hydrophobic as well, the water just slides off very easily, so this stuff should help the finish look cleaner a bit longer too. I saw one video where the guy put it on half of his car that was sitting inside his shop and a few days later there was a thin layer of dust on the side that he did not put this stuff on, but on the side he treated it with, there was no dust! I have heard feedback saying it protected their paint from being etched after a huge bird bomb, and others mentioning that water spots did not etch the paint either. So this stuff appears to provide a true layer of protection! It might not be as glossy as some true waxes though, but if you clay the finish beforehand and then go over the finish with a good polish, then it should already look nice and shiny at this point and will just need protecting. Then use your favorite detailing spray afterwards to add a bit more gloss if you wish.

I like the idea of a product like this compared to your typical sealants, because I feel the typical sealants have an application process which can introduce more scratches and swirls just by the way you need to put a bit of effort into putting it on and then buffing off the dried up haze. With a spray on sealant you use very little pressure when applying it and you just lightly buff off the leftover residue.

I think these types of products are going to become even more popular as time goes on. Who wants to spend 15-20 minutes applying a wax, then waiting another 15-20 minutes for it to fully dry, and then another 15-20 minutes buffing it off when you can do the entire process in just 10-15 minutes? (and get the same level of protection too)
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#4537552 - 10/08/17 09:53 PM Re: Better Spray Options than Turtle Wax Ice? [Re: BHopkins]
HammerDown Offline


Registered: 03/14/03
Posts: 188
Loc: Glenolden Pa.
Originally Posted By: BHopkins
There is no spray-on wax that will last past the first car wash. Spray-on wax may be convenient, but they just don't last at all.

Stay with the Ice. It's as good as any of this type of product.

With different water conditions exposure and other relating factors I can say... to my surprise Ice holds up surprisingly well! Two coats even more so. Incredibly slick, shiny and beads water for several washes. But again, this is my results with this product.

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