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Re: 1 time wax car after more than 10 years opinion [Re: Donald] #5350566 02/15/20 09:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Donald
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Nu Finish and your good to go


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


good point on the vinyl.
To this day, it still amazes me, the Nu Finish would be perfect for the OP purpose but whatever :o)


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Re: 1 time wax car after more than 10 years opinion [Re: Toh1] #5350598 02/15/20 09:31 AM
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I used Nu Finish in the 80's and 90's. I don't use it anymore since there are way better alternatives out there. Your plan sounds solid. I use Optimum Products, Chemical Guys, Adams and Mcguires. Since I am in Florida the sun will cook the finishes. I use a spray wax on a microfiber towel on each wash or every other wash. It takes about 15 minutes to do the whole vehicle. I use Optimum Spray Wax and Optimum No Rinse to clean. I keep my vehicles for a long time so the product needs to be good.


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Re: 1 time wax car after more than 10 years opinion [Re: Toh1] #5351753 02/16/20 01:49 PM
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Thats one reason i like Klasse. You can use it on the vinyl and plastic as long as they are clean. It won't be white on them. Sometimes i have to buff it off the paint again the next day. But the protection is great.

I even use it on the front and rear windshield and side windows.


EDIT: I should have specified KLasse Sealant. The SILVER bottle. The RED bottle is a cleaner also, and WILL be white on the plastic and trim.

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Re: 1 time wax car after more than 10 years opinion [Re: Toh1] #5351834 02/16/20 03:45 PM
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Where is that "This thread is worthless without PICS" meme??? LOL.

You have probably bought too much stuff for what you are trying to solve. Honda paint is not very hard to correct so I would not go after it with harsh abrasives.

If you have clear coat failure,

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nothing can fix that except sanding off the failed parts and spraying clear over that body panel. I just did this on my 07 Tacoma.



If you dont have clearcoat failure, I would just wash really well, claybar, meguiars ultimate polish with a dual action polisher (porter cable, HF Bauer or equivalent) then any wax you want. Meguiars ultimate wax is a good one readily available at walmart.

Re: 1 time wax car after more than 10 years opinion [Re: danez_yoda] #5352274 02/16/20 11:59 PM
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There is little clear coat that is remove but that is no bigger than small pizza size but still the paint is there just clear coat is gone. I agree I buy it too much stuff but all was less than $15 and retail for more than $50.

Re: 1 time wax car after more than 10 years opinion [Re: Toh1] #5352352 02/17/20 06:50 AM
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This is why I like using the Optimum No Rinse and spray wax. Your less likely to remove clear coat over a period of time. This is extremely important in Florida.


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Re: 1 time wax car after more than 10 years opinion [Re: Toh1] #5353121 02/17/20 09:07 PM
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If you are really wanting to fix it. this is the clearcoat to use.

https://www.amazon.com/U-S-Chemical-Plastics-4333062164-Spraymax/dp/B0043B7UQY

be careful as this is professional quality stuff. paint boot rated resporator is Mandatory or you can get nerve damage from breathing this stuff. Also goggles for your eyes.

I did mine in my double car garage so the overspray would not get on my OCD neighbors truck, i sanded down with 1000 grit wet. sandpaper until the edges were feathered in. you have to be careful not to cut through the color coat where the clear is fully gone. block sanding will help here but still be careful.

wash with water and a spongue the wipe down with alcohol. do an entire section or you will have blending lines to deal with. it can be done but requires a practiced hand.

therr are many youtube videos on how to do it.

Re: 1 time wax car after more than 10 years opinion [Re: Amkeer] #5355372 02/20/20 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Amkeer
I used Nu Finish in the 80's and 90's. I don't use it anymore since there are way better alternatives out there. Your plan sounds solid. I use Optimum Products, Chemical Guys, Adams and Mcguires. Since I am in Florida the sun will cook the finishes. I use a spray wax on a microfiber towel on each wash or every other wash. It takes about 15 minutes to do the whole vehicle. I use Optimum Spray Wax and Optimum No Rinse to clean. I keep my vehicles for a long time so the product needs to be good.

Yeah, I can't believe people still recommend Nufinish...there are MANY better products available today...might as well recommend the old Simonize from the 1950s...

Re: 1 time wax car after more than 10 years opinion [Re: grampi] #5355963 02/20/20 08:50 PM
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Originally Posted by grampi
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I used Nu Finish in the 80's and 90's. I don't use it anymore since there are way better alternatives out there. Your plan sounds solid. I use Optimum Products, Chemical Guys, Adams and Mcguires. Since I am in Florida the sun will cook the finishes. I use a spray wax on a microfiber towel on each wash or every other wash. It takes about 15 minutes to do the whole vehicle. I use Optimum Spray Wax and Optimum No Rinse to clean. I keep my vehicles for a long time so the product needs to be good.

Yeah, I can't believe people still recommend Nufinish...there are MANY better products available today...might as well recommend the old Simonize from the 1950s...



Consumer Reports which does test for durability finds that Nu finish still does a good job in this respect.

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Originally Posted by grampi
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I used Nu Finish in the 80's and 90's. I don't use it anymore since there are way better alternatives out there. Your plan sounds solid. I use Optimum Products, Chemical Guys, Adams and Mcguires. Since I am in Florida the sun will cook the finishes. I use a spray wax on a microfiber towel on each wash or every other wash. It takes about 15 minutes to do the whole vehicle. I use Optimum Spray Wax and Optimum No Rinse to clean. I keep my vehicles for a long time so the product needs to be good.

Yeah, I can't believe people still recommend Nufinish...there are MANY better products available today...might as well recommend the old Simonize from the 1950s...


Define better? Yes-there are products that don't do the "black plastic/rubber thing"-but NuFinish has a durability component that is right up there among the best and newest.

There are plenty of youtube videos that illustrate this.

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Re: 1 time wax car after more than 10 years opinion [Re: CKN] #5356226 02/21/20 07:51 AM
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I used Nu Finish in the 80's and 90's. I don't use it anymore since there are way better alternatives out there. Your plan sounds solid. I use Optimum Products, Chemical Guys, Adams and Mcguires. Since I am in Florida the sun will cook the finishes. I use a spray wax on a microfiber towel on each wash or every other wash. It takes about 15 minutes to do the whole vehicle. I use Optimum Spray Wax and Optimum No Rinse to clean. I keep my vehicles for a long time so the product needs to be good.

Yeah, I can't believe people still recommend Nufinish...there are MANY better products available today...might as well recommend the old Simonize from the 1950s...


Define better? Yes-there are products that don't do the "black plastic/rubber thing"-but NuFinish has a durability component that is right up there among the best and newest.

There are plenty of youtube videos that illustrate this.

Okay, just for the sake of argument let's say that Nufinish lasts as long as any of the other products (which it doesn't, but let's say it does). Why wouldn't a person use something else just because Nufinish stains trim? That alone is enough for me not to recommend Nufinish...

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Originally Posted by grampi
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Originally Posted by grampi
Originally Posted by Amkeer
I used Nu Finish in the 80's and 90's. I don't use it anymore since there are way better alternatives out there. Your plan sounds solid. I use Optimum Products, Chemical Guys, Adams and Mcguires. Since I am in Florida the sun will cook the finishes. I use a spray wax on a microfiber towel on each wash or every other wash. It takes about 15 minutes to do the whole vehicle. I use Optimum Spray Wax and Optimum No Rinse to clean. I keep my vehicles for a long time so the product needs to be good.

Yeah, I can't believe people still recommend Nufinish...there are MANY better products available today...might as well recommend the old Simonize from the 1950s...


Define better? Yes-there are products that don't do the "black plastic/rubber thing"-but NuFinish has a durability component that is right up there among the best and newest.

There are plenty of youtube videos that illustrate this.

Okay, just for the sake of argument let's say that Nufinish lasts as long as any of the other products (which it doesn't, but let's say it does). Why wouldn't a person use something else just because Nufinish stains trim? That alone is enough for me not to recommend Nufinish...


What do you recommend instead of nu finish?


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Re: 1 time wax car after more than 10 years opinion [Re: Toh1] #5357048 02/22/20 06:49 AM
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Like I said there is way better products out there, I wouldn't even consider using NuFinish. Klasse All In One is good all around sealant and you can top it with Klasse SG if you wanted. It won't damage your rubber and black trims like NuFinish will. You can also check out products from Maguires. I use Optimum products too. I primarily use a spray wax like Optimum Spray Wax as it is applied after every wash. I use it on my boat too. The key is keeping the finish free of contaminants. If you do you can just apply the spray wax. You can also start with a ceramic type coating then periodically apply a spray wax to it. My Tundra still looks brand new after 12 years in the Florida sun using these methods.


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Re: 1 time wax car after more than 10 years opinion [Re: Toh1] #5357850 02/23/20 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Leo99
What do you recommend instead of nu finish?

As has been recommended every time this subject comes up, Collinite, Zaino, Klasse, and Duragloss all make better products, as well as many of the new spray-on ceramics, and even some of the non-ceramic sprays...none of which will stain trim...

Re: 1 time wax car after more than 10 years opinion [Re: Donald] #5361110 02/26/20 11:08 PM
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I buy nufinish now thinging or using Nufinish (sealant) then griot garage wax I buy on clearance for$3.25 ? Is this is good idea ?

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