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1 time wax car after more than 10 years opinion #5349517 02/14/20 01:47 AM
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I have Honda Pilot 2007 sliver that has never been wax or polish in more than 10 years. Currently I have buy the voodoo ride polish$.85,griot best show wax $2.35 , meguirs ultimate spray bottle for around $2,zymol cleaner wax for$.85, turtles wax .05,mothers cleaner wax and clay bar kit $5.meguairs black car paste tube wax. Which one is better or good for my car.

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Well(I'm not being sarcastic) but, understand that none of us can see the condition of your Pilot. You're asking members to pick a product from a 1000 miles away. It may in fact need more than just waxing/polishing. It may need machining in order to bring back the any shine from that )))HOT((( Georgia sun and > 10 years of neglect.

Once the paint is cleaned & compounded then any one of those product may help. But, it's not a one time thing. My buddy had an '07 Pilot that(here in the North East) he didn't particularly wash & wax regularly. And some part of the SUV looked OK and other parts looked terrible and no amount of wax product was going to help.

Again, any of those product will help once the paint is brought back to, and you can see the condition of what you have to work with.


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Re: 1 time wax car after more than 10 years opinion [Re: Toh1] #5349563 02/14/20 06:14 AM
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I got into this business (waxing the car) the last year. After scouring various detailing board, one theme was common, its not which wax you use, its how you prep the car. If the paint is taken the hit if there are swirl marks etc etc. then you fix that first before you ask question about the wax. The detailing board is not exactly kind when you start with the wax.
Since I am an apt dweller with the lack of electricity in the parking lot, my options were/are very limited. So instead of focusing on wax, I would focus on prepping the car in the beginning, then choose the wax.

FYI, prepping the car without tools is a lot of effort in terms of time and elbow grease.

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Thank you fo details answer I am just trying to get what I can do to get little shine and protection back.

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I would use this polish, wash after, then a wax of your choice.

I don't go for a show car shine since i live in the sticks. I just want protection from sap and dirt sticking. So i use this polish and klasse sealant over it. Eagle wax as you dry in between.

The klasse is not cheap but really works and lasts a while.You just need the paint clean first. Acetone to get the sap off if you have that.

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Re: 1 time wax car after more than 10 years opinion [Re: Toh1] #5349655 02/14/20 08:33 AM
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Nu Finish and your good to go


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Originally Posted by alarmguy
Nu Finish and your good to go


+1 thorough washing. Then Nu Finish. Careful not to get it on any vinyl.


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Re: 1 time wax car after more than 10 years opinion [Re: spasm3] #5349754 02/14/20 10:27 AM
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Originally Posted by spasm3
. Acetone to get the sap off if you have that.

Can you really use Acetone? I don't remember the reason but I remember reading not to use acetone or Isopropyl alcohol. I am yet to check what these SAP remover products on the shelf contain. It drives me nuts during the summer.

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. Acetone to get the sap off if you have that.

Can you really use Acetone? I don't remember the reason but I remember reading not to use acetone or Isopropyl alcohol. I am yet to check what these SAP remover products on the shelf contain. It drives me nuts during the summer.


I have looked into tree sap. Goo Gone will do the best job and will not damage paint. But I still wash it off after I am done with the stuff.

The sooner the better to get off tree sap.


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. Acetone to get the sap off if you have that.

Can you really use Acetone? I don't remember the reason but I remember reading not to use acetone or Isopropyl alcohol. I am yet to check what these SAP remover products on the shelf contain. It drives me nuts during the summer.


I use it. I use to use berryman-b-12, but I worried about how strong the solvent is on that.
I have no cars with lacquer, I would not use acetone on anything old with lacquer.


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+3 for NuFinish. Has a mild cleaner and it is a Polymer protectant that lasts a long time. Great for oxidized paint. Walmart for ~ $7. Ed


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I wouldnt use show wax.. its designed to be very shiny but lasts only a very short time.

you want more of a protectant/sealant... that lasts months..

of course as everyone mentioned the results are only as good as the work you put into prep.


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I would start with the clay bar kit no matter what. A paint job that's been neglected will greatly benefit from a good wash, followed by a diligent clay bar job.
You'd be amazed how clean and smooooooth the paint will feel afterward. Then you can thoroughly clean any slippery residue (clay bar treatment requires a lube) with 90% or higher isopropyl alcohol on soft microfiber or terry cloth.
Now you are ready for the wax of your choice, and I'd suggest a ceramic option.


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Thank you all of the members for reply.

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Wash car then I Will used clay bar kit , polish, will used meguires black wax or zymol cleaner wax.

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