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Wax recommendations #5246854 10/22/19 08:46 AM
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Hi all..

just purchased a 2019 Acura MDX with 5300 miles on it.

Looking around at all the different types of automotive wax can be confusing. I want to get a good coat of quality wax on the car soon; at least the front bumper area and wanted to see what you folks may recommend.

Thanks


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Re: Wax recommendations [Re: dawgn86] #5246869 10/22/19 08:55 AM
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Any wax that is applied regularly will work, including gimmicky ones like Nu Finish.

But the key here is REGULARLY. At least twice a year if not 3x or 4x.

Don't trust the durability claims. If the vehicle is daily driven and washed regularly then the wax will wear down.

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I strongly agree with Reddy45

Re: Wax recommendations [Re: dawgn86] #5246878 10/22/19 09:05 AM
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It depends on how much effort you want to put on your new Acura. Congrats by the way.

I would consider a sealant. They typically have better durability than wax. You could apply a sealant twice a year for example. The durability will depend on a lot of factors. Is the car garaged? Climate exposure is another.

Lots of good products out there. Griots, Jescar to name a couple. Autogeek and Autopia are good websites to check out.

In between a twice yearly application you could use a spray wax, applying it as you dry to speed up the process.

Another very important part of the process is the washing and the tools you use. Use good quality microfiber. The Rag Company is a great online source for that.


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Re: Wax recommendations [Re: dawgn86] #5246880 10/22/19 09:07 AM
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Also very much agree with Reddy45. In my opinion there is no magical thing out there that you only apply once. I have been happy with Chemical Guys Jet Seal at the start of the year and using a good wax as a topper and maintenance item throughout the year.

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I agree with everyone so far but with it being a new car I'm siding with PimTac. I'd go the sealant route. Super easy.


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Re: Wax recommendations [Re: dawgn86] #5246925 10/22/19 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by dawgn86
Hi all..

just purchased a 2019 Acura MDX with 5300 miles on it.

Looking around at all the different types of automotive wax can be confusing. I want to get a good coat of quality wax on the car soon; at least the front bumper area and wanted to see what you folks may recommend.

Thanks


What is your preferred method of application?

If by hand, I’d suggest something in the spray liquid form, e.g. Turtle Wax Ice Spray Wax.

If by machine, I’d suggest something in the liquid or paste form, e.g. Meguiars Ultimate (liquid) Wax or Surf City Garage Barrier Reef (paste) Wax.

Regardless of which one you go with, I would recommend getting some Wax-as-U-Dry in the spray form, e.g. Eagle 1 Spray Wax or Lucas Spray Wax (in the blue bottle). Use it after every car wash before you dry the car off.

That last part hinges upon the assumption you will be washing it yourself and manually drying it, every so often. If you don’t plan on washing it yourself, skip the Wax-as-U-Dry part.


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Re: Wax recommendations [Re: Reddy45] #5246928 10/22/19 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Reddy45
Any wax that is applied regularly will work, including gimmicky ones like Nu Finish.

But the key here is REGULARLY. At least twice a year if not 3x or 4x.

Don't trust the durability claims. If the vehicle is daily driven and washed regularly then the wax will wear down.


+1

I've liked Nu Finish mixed with Meguiars Paint Protect. Mixing helps to make it spray-able. (I just like the spray-able synthetic waxes.) I don't overdo it; easy on and off. I try to do it 4 times a year.


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Re: Wax recommendations [Re: dawgn86] #5246931 10/22/19 10:00 AM
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I found this information very handy.

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Re: Wax recommendations [Re: dawgn86] #5246936 10/22/19 10:05 AM
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If you love your vehicle, wax it once a month.
If you like your vehicle, wax it every 3 months.
If you are lazy, wax it once or twice a year.

Re: Wax recommendations [Re: dawgn86] #5246949 10/22/19 10:24 AM
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There's quite a hype of spray on/ spray off ceramic waxes lately. Any will suffice even for the laziest of folks and work decently.


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Re: Wax recommendations [Re: dawgn86] #5246951 10/22/19 10:27 AM
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This is the combo I use. I like it, but I'm sure there are many other products that work just as well or better.
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Re: Wax recommendations [Re: dawgn86] #5246953 10/22/19 10:32 AM
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If you don't plan on falling down the rabbit hole completely and want to just hang your legs off the edge, I would recommend a good All In One wax / sealant, applied semi-regularly.

Something like Griot's One-Step Sealant or Meguiar's 3 in 1 Wax (which is actually a polymer sealant) will keep your paint in top shape and offer lasting protection. They're also easy to find.

Griot's One-Step Sealant:
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Meguiar's 3-in-1 Wax:
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Re: Wax recommendations [Re: dawgn86] #5246954 10/22/19 10:33 AM
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It may seem like overkill, but I've had great success applying spray-on "sealers" after every wash, after having applied a durable wax.

I applied Meguiars Ultimate paste wax, and after every wash, I apply Renny Doyle's Bead Maker, or Torque Detail as a drying aide. Taking this small extra step during cleaning eliminates the need to keep re-applying coats of wax, as the paint never stops beading water.

As a side note, Torque Detail gives an exceptional shine. I snapped this pic after I used it the first time.

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Re: Wax recommendations [Re: ZebRuaj] #5246965 10/22/19 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by ZebRuaj
There's quite a hype of spray on/ spray off ceramic waxes lately. Any will suffice even for the laziest of folks and work decently.


+1

Super easy to apply and seem to be decent. Easy enough to reapply regularly.


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