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Got around to waxing the Accord today #4805041
07/04/18 12:44 PM
07/04/18 12:44 PM
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FL, USA
gregk24 Offline OP
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First of all, HAPPY 4TH. I am proud to be an American!

I spent this morning washing and waxing my Accord. Since moving in to my new house almost a year ago, I haven't got around to giving it a true wax. I always use a spray wax after every wash, but of course longevity is compromised doing that. I used Meguiars Ultimate Liquid Wax and it sure looks sharp!




2012 Honda Accord EX-L K24z3
54,xxx miles
PPPP 0w20 / Fram Ultra

2014 VW Jetta SE 1.8T ea888
40,xxx miles
Castrol OEM dealer fill / OEM filter
Re: Got around to waxing the Accord today [Re: gregk24] #4805044
07/04/18 12:49 PM
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Looks great! Hard to capture white's shine


"Zed's dead baby, Zed's dead."
Re: Got around to waxing the Accord today [Re: gregk24] #4805052
07/04/18 12:55 PM
07/04/18 12:55 PM
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MIchigan
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Shoulda used NuFinish....lasts twice as long in the Florida heat.

Re: Got around to waxing the Accord today [Re: gregk24] #4805071
07/04/18 01:19 PM
07/04/18 01:19 PM
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Rio Rancho, NM
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Nice! I'm seriously considering a Honda for my next vehicle.



Respectfully,

Pajero!


Always remember "Planned obsolescence."

1994 Montero SR 3.5 DOHC, 133,xxx
Fram Ultra/ Snorkel with Pre-filter
K-9-Co-pilot
Re: Got around to waxing the Accord today [Re: Warstud] #4805096
07/04/18 01:36 PM
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FL, USA
gregk24 Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: Warstud
Shoulda used NuFinish....lasts twice as long in the Florida heat.


I only use it sparingly, typically once a year. My Honda has single stage paint, so anything with abrasives (Yes, NuFinish has them, it's a polish) does take paint off. I am a fan of NuFinish though, it's a good product.


2012 Honda Accord EX-L K24z3
54,xxx miles
PPPP 0w20 / Fram Ultra

2014 VW Jetta SE 1.8T ea888
40,xxx miles
Castrol OEM dealer fill / OEM filter
Re: Got around to waxing the Accord today [Re: Pajero] #4805097
07/04/18 01:37 PM
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gregk24 Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: Pajero
Nice! I'm seriously considering a Honda for my next vehicle.



Respectfully,

Pajero!


If you are looking at new ones, avoid the 1.5T until they get the issues worked out. Lots of fuel dilution problems at this point. There has already been a reported engine failure due to extremely high levels of fuel dilution. Honda dropped the ball on this one, and thats coming from a Honda fan boy.


2012 Honda Accord EX-L K24z3
54,xxx miles
PPPP 0w20 / Fram Ultra

2014 VW Jetta SE 1.8T ea888
40,xxx miles
Castrol OEM dealer fill / OEM filter
Re: Got around to waxing the Accord today [Re: gregk24] #4805109
07/04/18 01:50 PM
07/04/18 01:50 PM
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Central Texas
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Nice work! I recently washed, clayed and applied two coats of DG #111 to the white sled. I don't think I've even washed it in 2018 and can't remember the last time I applied #111. She was definitely due. I should take some photos and post.

Happy 4th!


1998 Volvo V70 T5 228,880 mi. Original Owner.
M1 10W-30 HM
"It's never a mistake to buy tools, defined broadly. They're not a cost, they're an investment." - J.B. Peterson
Re: Got around to waxing the Accord today [Re: gregk24] #4805135
07/04/18 02:24 PM
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The Midwest
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I'd take the front license bracket off unless they drilled holes to mount it.


Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual
Wanted: 2019 Ford Ranger
Re: Got around to waxing the Accord today [Re: skyactiv] #4805171
07/04/18 03:01 PM
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PV Az
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Originally Posted By: skyactiv
I'd take the front license bracket off unless they drilled holes to mount it.


He's proudly displaying the Honda logo in case you missed the one on the grill.... wink

If the bumper cover is drilled you could probably get a couple of those push in plugs and paint them white.


86 Samurai 1.3 leftovers
14 RAV4 2.5 5W-20 PP
16 Silverado 1500 4.3, DI, AFM 5W-30 PP

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Re: Got around to waxing the Accord today [Re: gregk24] #4805231
07/04/18 04:50 PM
07/04/18 04:50 PM
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New England
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Dump some boiling water on those weeds in your driveway cracks!

Oh, and your wax job is Mr. Miyagi approved!


'14 Forester XT FA20DIT (Cobb Stage 1)
Edge 0W-40 + FU filter (64,774 miles)
'15 Legacy FB25 (OEM Stage, uh, neg. 7?)
Edge 0W-20 + FU filter (40,803 miles)
Re: Got around to waxing the Accord today [Re: gregk24] #4805234
07/04/18 04:52 PM
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East Tennessee
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All that work paid off. Looks great!


2018 Toyota Tacoma SR5 2.7L, Mobil 1 AFE 0W-20, OEM filter
2010 Toyota Camry LE 2.5L, Mobil 1 AFE 0W-20, OEM filter
1998 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L, Castrol GTX HM 5W-30, M1 filter
Re: Got around to waxing the Accord today [Re: AZjeff] #4805239
07/04/18 04:58 PM
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New England
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Originally Posted By: AZjeff
Originally Posted By: skyactiv
I'd take the front license bracket off unless they drilled holes to mount it.


He's proudly displaying the Honda logo in case you missed the one on the grill.... wink

If the bumper cover is drilled you could probably get a couple of those push in plugs and paint them white.


I agree with skyactiv: an additional “H” looks really tacky. Reminds me of those windshield brows that list the make or model of the car! My wife rolls her eyes every time we drive by a car with one of these labels, because I roll down my window, point, and yell it out:

“THAT’S A HONDA!!!” or, “CHEVROLET!!!”


'14 Forester XT FA20DIT (Cobb Stage 1)
Edge 0W-40 + FU filter (64,774 miles)
'15 Legacy FB25 (OEM Stage, uh, neg. 7?)
Edge 0W-20 + FU filter (40,803 miles)
Re: Got around to waxing the Accord today [Re: gregk24] #4805254
07/04/18 05:37 PM
07/04/18 05:37 PM
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Colorado
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Originally Posted By: gregk24
Originally Posted By: Warstud
Shoulda used NuFinish....lasts twice as long in the Florida heat.


I only use it sparingly, typically once a year. My Honda has single stage paint, so anything with abrasives (Yes, NuFinish has them, it's a polish) does take paint off. I am a fan of NuFinish though, it's a good product.


Greg,
Looks really good! Just so you know, NF does not remove paint at all and is not abrasive(Liquid version). This truck is 22 years old and has had over 40 coats of NF in the time(2 per year) and the paint is like new. If it was going to damage paint it would have done so years ago:



Should have went with the NF. Here it is on my Accord which now has 14 total coats now and paint is close to mint:



Last edited by Chris B.; 07/04/18 05:38 PM.
Re: Got around to waxing the Accord today [Re: gregk24] #4805266
07/04/18 06:02 PM
07/04/18 06:02 PM
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OH
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OH
Looks really nice.
I may need to get busy on my '12 Taffeta White Accord as well.


18 Accord Hybrid FF
17 Forester 18K VME 0W-20
12 Accord LX 96K SSO 0W-20
09 Forester 95K M1HM 10W-30
01 Focus ZX3 118K PP 5W-20
96 Accord LX 104K T5 10W-30
95 318i
Re: Got around to waxing the Accord today [Re: gregk24] #4805402
07/04/18 11:45 PM
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Utah
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Utah
Remember the funny post someone stated about a "moral obligation" to warn others how bad NuFinish is?


Those (NuFinish) vehicles look great!

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