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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods Discussion, What polish-wax are you using? in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; FWIW: (WWW) autopia.org This is one of the better forums on strictly detailing vehicles. I can tell that Mark has ...
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    Re: What polish-wax are you using?

    FWIW:

    (WWW) autopia.org

    This is one of the better forums on strictly detailing vehicles. I can tell that Mark has been there by his selection of waxes & polishes.

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    Re: What polish-wax are you using?

    And....
    A porter cable is the best investment you can make for proper detailing (IMO). I stay away from Zaino cause it is for hand use only and it's an all day ordeal... Granted the results are great.
    But for my time and money, a porter w/good polish/sealer and you got all you need in a fraction of the time.
    Also, a "big blue towel" is more than worth the cost. I've got 4 of them and won't touch the paint with anything else.

    (www) properautocare.com

    Mark

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    Re: What polish-wax are you using?

    Mothers clay bar, NuFinish, been using it for years, follow it up with meguiars ultimate quick detailer (no white residue AT ALL). I can't get into the expensive crap, GM paint sucks anyways.

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    Re: What polish-wax are you using?

    Lucas Oil Products, Inc.'s "Slick Mist" "Fast & Easy Speed Wax" is the best of the best, IMHO. Unfortunately, pricey at about $ 8.00-$ 9.00 for a 24 fl oz bottle because it seems to be only handled by "Pep boys".

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    Re: What polish-wax are you using?

    I am very happy with Klasse products. Upon delivery of my CTS-V I applied two coats of Klasse High Gloss Sealant Glaze, followed by Meguiar's Ultimate Quick Detailer. Six months later I applied Klasse All-in-One followed by Meguiar's Ultimate Quick Detailer. Klasse gives a wet look and seems to be quite durable.

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    Re: What polish-wax are you using?

    Quote Originally Posted by musclesbmf View Post
    And....
    A porter cable is the best investment you can make for proper detailing (IMO). I stay away from Zaino cause it is for hand use only and it's an all day ordeal... Granted the results are great.
    But for my time and money, a porter w/good polish/sealer and you got all you need in a fraction of the time.
    Also, a "big blue towel" is more than worth the cost. I've got 4 of them and won't touch the paint with anything else.

    (www) properautocare.com

    Mark
    Mark:
    How about a little more info on the "big blue towel"?
    Length, width, brand name, composition of the micro-fiber info on the label please?

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    Re: What polish-wax are you using?

    Griots fanboy here as well...

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    Re: What polish-wax are you using?

    Porter Cable random orbital fanboy, too...

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    Re: What polish-wax are you using?

    I use the Porter Cable plus adams...regardless what you use, go check out the Adams forum...tons of great tips/techniques for caring for vehicle's paint, etc...I have learned a lot of tricks from there...and their products are fantastic.

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    Re: What polish-wax are you using?

    Only Zaino products touch my car, even during the dead of winter.

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    Re: What polish-wax are you using?

    Quote Originally Posted by AG'S-V View Post
    Griot's towels and applicators, Zaino's polish
    Ditto!!!

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    Re: What polish-wax are you using?

    I am more than pleased with Zaino. I find that if ambient temperature drops below 60 degrees fahrenheit, it takes hours to dry and haze over.
    I belong to a Corvette club and enjoy many opportunities to 'show' my Vette. I now have a couple of trophies, thanks to the deep lustrous shine from Zaino.
    The Lucas Oil Products "pricey" at $8.00 - $9.00 wouldn't buy much at Zaino.

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    Re: What polish-wax are you using?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen P. View Post
    I am more than pleased with Zaino. I find that if ambient temperature drops below 60 degrees fahrenheit, it takes hours to dry and haze over.
    I belong to a Corvette club and enjoy many opportunities to 'show' my Vette. I now have a couple of trophies, thanks to the deep lustrous shine from Zaino.
    The Lucas Oil Products "pricey" at $8.00 - $9.00 wouldn't buy much at Zaino.
    Naturally it wouldn't buy much at Zaino, it's two different products designed for two different processes. Zaino is a wax system, while the Lucas Oil Product's "Slick Mist" is a "quick detailer" type of process. For all that matters, Zaino at it's most expensive product & price couldn't hold a candle pricewise to some of Zymol's most pricey products. Not that price is the most important criteria in choosing any product. HTH

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    Re: What polish-wax are you using?

    Apart from the "below 60 degree" comment...the application of Zaino seems to me to be the least painful. Admittedly, I do not clay bar each time...so the mixing of Zaino and application seem to go flawlessly in about 30 minutes...and the absence of powder when buffing is a wonderful advantage over Zymol in my opinion. I usually apply the Zaino in the evening, and remove it the next morning...a heated garage helps with this approach.

    That's my opinion...and I am sticking with Zaino...at least until the five bottle I have are depleted!

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    Re: What polish-wax are you using?

    FWIW, Roy, I am not a Zymol follower, but I have heard that their pricier waxes are pretty good. Not a Zaino follower either, nor am I trying to convert anybody to either one.

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