: Nu-Finish Car Polish



6104696
10-31-05, 03:09 PM
Does anybody have any FIRSTHAND experience, good or bad, with Nu-Finish Car Polish? I am a longtime Meguiar's user; I applied Nu-finish, kicking and screaming, to my Dad's Mazda at his insistence and I was impressed with how easy it went on, and how it really glossed up the car.

I am not looking for the usual "I love Zaino," "I love Zymol", or "I love ______" answers, as that has been beaten to death. There are many good prodcuts out there, and we all have our favorites. I'm looking for real Nu-Finish knowledge or experience. And, does anyone know if it has a mild abrasive like a cleaner wax does? The product information says nothing about it but I always associate the word "polish" with the word "abrasive" (and the word "kielbasa," but that is off-topic).

Oh...and of course for use on the CTS-v, so that this thread doesn't get moved or locked (grin).

jspridge
10-31-05, 03:21 PM
I've used Nu-Finish on my V a few times. It has some petroleum material in it that does remove light swirls, etc. It is a synthetic product, so it will last a while longer than the natural waxes. You are correct - it goes on and wipes off quite easily. I can't think of anything negative about it.

Closer_2001
10-31-05, 10:03 PM
Does anybody have any FIRSTHAND experience, good or bad, with Nu-Finish Car Polish? I am a longtime Meguiar's user; I applied Nu-finish, kicking and screaming, to my Dad's Mazda at his insistence and I was impressed with how easy it went on, and how it really glossed up the car.
I am not looking for the usual "I love Zaino," "I love Zymol", or "I love ______" answers, as that has been beaten to death. There are many good prodcuts out there, and we all have our favorites. I'm looking for real Nu-Finish knowledge or experience. And, does anyone know if it has a mild abrasive like a cleaner wax does? The product information says nothing about it but I always associate the word "polish" with the word "abrasive" (and the word "kielbasa," but that is off-topic).
Oh...and of course for use on the CTS-v, so that this thread doesn't get moved or locked (grin).
Look/Smell Nu-Finish and then look/smell Rejex (the miracle of all miracles), smells/looks the same. Hmmm...
...I digress.
Nu finish has been around since the 80s. I used it back in the day on charcoal paint and it looked good. Consumer Reports dubbed it the most durable wax in something like 86-87
It isn't as good as some of the high end products, but not bad.

DILLIGAF
10-31-05, 10:12 PM
I have friends using Nu-Finish on their bikes and they love it.It seems to do good in harsh enviorments,gas tanks,fenders,etc.They wax often with no build up or dulling of shine.

riverrat
10-31-05, 10:54 PM
Use it on my F600 dump truck:devil:
And that's the truth.

rand49er
10-31-05, 11:12 PM
I've used Nu-Finish for nearly 20 years on several vehicles. Saw it in a Consumers Reports magazine where they rated it "best" at that time. It is easy to apply and to remove, even in sun. It really does a pretty good job. I believe it says you only have to do it once or so every year; tha't not true as you can see the rain droplets not puddling up after only a couple of months. All the vehicles I used it on continued to look good as they got older (at least the ones I kept that long), and I always shined them up with it when I sold them.

HOWEVER, I've become a Zaino convert as of this writing. Though I haven't used it, I'm sure Meguire's is a very good product also. The question becomes twofold: 1) which product looks best immediately following the application, and 2) which product preserves/protects the finish the longest. My Zaino experience is only six months or so, and I must admit, it does look good on my V. I've applied it three times/sessions so far. Would the Nu-Finish do as well or look as good on my V? I don't know, but I'm going to stick with the Zaino as least for the foreseeable future. I still use Nu-Finish on my wife's 2004 Buick Rainier, and it looks great. The only thing that bugs me is when I get the Nu-Finish on a plastic trim piece with a textured surface, and I can't get it off easily. And, the Zaino takes a little more effort, especially when they encourage you to apply multiple coats ... THAT'S a bit of a workout!

V Amazed
11-02-05, 05:02 PM
Ive used Nu-Finish a few times. Since then, I've tried a whole lot of other stuff, now i'm a Meguiars NXT user. Take that for what it's worth

Ben

ace996
11-03-05, 12:07 AM
Nu-Finish is a great product. I used it on my Subaru XT-charcoal paint- with great results, but I didn't really know much then. Since the product has been out for so long, without any noticeable difference, I'm sure it is still good to use.

I know you didn't want other opinions, but I must suggest the NXT Tech wax by Meguiars. I just finished coating my winter wheels, Mille Miglias, and it is just too easy...and NO DUST. I've done the V a few times with the NXT and it is really the easiest wax I've ever used. I used to be a Mother's Gold Caranuba guy with the buffer wheel, but it took way too long. With the NXT, I'm getting a shine that is close but with 60-70% less time, and it lasts longer.

Nu-Finish is a good product, a pioneer product of its time, but there's better now. NXT...too easy.
-ace

cguthrie
11-03-05, 12:12 PM
Nu-Finish is tough to beat for the buck or the ease of application.

I've used it for 20 years, no problems. Apply once in spring, once in fall. Combined with the McGuires (sp?) spray on between wash detailer, the cars always look new!

I sold a SAAB 900 turbo conv at 188K, and the original paint looked terrific!

Good stuff,

CG
99STS 120K

b4z
11-03-05, 12:39 PM
Tried Meguiar's NXT and it seems to have a lot of oils in it which helps hide scratches and swirls but I feel that after 3-4 washes it is gone.
I have ad other people tell me the same thing.

I have gone back to using the Mother's 3 step process and am now
puttiing 2 coats of the pure carnuba(without cleaners) on and am getting about 4-6+ months of protection.
Waxed my GTO July 22nd and it still beading as of yesterday when I washed it.

The most important thing to keeping a wax on is not to use dishwashing detergent on your car.