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whats a really good wax for RED paint? #4638951
01/18/18 03:55 PM
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I have some stuff I got from Pep Boys that was supposed to be good. I forgot the name...but what is a good wax/polish for RED paint?

Im buying a used car and I want to make it like new again. its all shiny but I doubt its been waxes in a while


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Re: whats a really good wax for RED paint? [Re: MZ-Bird] #4638955
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Is the red clear coated? Regardless, I like Meguiar's Ultimate Liquid Wax.

Re: whats a really good wax for RED paint? [Re: ZeeOSix] #4638960
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I think he's already tried that one, from another thread:

Originally Posted By: MZ-Bird
I forgot I had this as it got cold before I had a chance to use it. I now have some liquid gold class plus and the new Armour All wax they must have recently come out with.

anyone use them both or either one?

Re: whats a really good wax for RED paint? [Re: SatinSilver] #4638982
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Meguiar's "Liquid Gold Class" is not the same as the "Ultimate" line of wax from Meguiar's.

Re: whats a really good wax for RED paint? [Re: MZ-Bird] #4639017
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Blackfire Wet Diamond Paint protection.


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Re: whats a really good wax for RED paint? [Re: MZ-Bird] #4639020
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TO make it look like new again a polish is in order. What you do before the wax cost is what makes the paint really shine.


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Re: whats a really good wax for RED paint? [Re: MZ-Bird] #4639023
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Where the wind comes sweepin'
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Pimtac is right. You have to polish the paint to make it pop. The wax is just a protective outer coat.

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Polish, as Pimtac said. Meguiar's seems to work fine for me. Then i like Klasse sealant. You can wax over the sealant, i wait 24 hours.


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Re: whats a really good wax for RED paint? [Re: MZ-Bird] #4639239
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I use Surf City Barrier Reef.


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Re: whats a really good wax for RED paint? [Re: MZ-Bird] #4639255
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Try Griot's One-Step Sealant.


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Re: whats a really good wax for RED paint? [Re: MZ-Bird] #4639331
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I wasnt impressed with Megs Ultimate wax. Show us pics of the paint after washing it first. I would start by washing it and then using iron x and following with a claybar to remove all contamination. Polish after if required. I like the Gold Class paste wax. I find it looks really good on my red corolla.

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Re: whats a really good wax for RED paint? [Re: MZ-Bird] #4640072
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After the paint is polished to perfection, nothing looks better on my red car than old Meguiar's 26.

Re: whats a really good wax for RED paint? [Re: Broo] #4640141
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Originally Posted By: Broo
After the paint is polished to perfection, nothing looks better on my red car than old Meguiar's 26.

A seriously good wax. Ton of depth and luster.


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Re: whats a really good wax for RED paint? [Re: rooflessVW] #4640689
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Originally Posted By: rooflessVW
Try Griot's One-Step Sealant.



I have GRIOTS liquid gloss poly wax AND Griots cleaner wax...

are these good. I only used it once but on a white car and well thats white and different


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Re: whats a really good wax for RED paint? [Re: MZ-Bird] #4640721
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Originally Posted By: MZ-Bird
I have GRIOTS liquid gloss poly wax AND Griots cleaner wax...

are these good. I only used it once but on a white car and well thats white and different

Yeah Griot's Poly Wax is awesome. Most recently used it on my Dad's new Colorado and it looks great!

'17 Colorado Detailed

I've never tried their cleaner wax - but I've never been disappointed in a Griot's product. It's hard to get the best out of a cleaner wax without a machine, though.


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