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In the past I've used a two step product (liquid and wax) from a specialty casr shop in LA.

But I want to go to a one step system.

Anyone done any homework on car wax?

Thanks, MP
 

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Love the internet.

Answering my own Q, the best seem to be:

-Black Magic Wet Shine Liquid Wax
-Turtle Wax Carnauba Car Wax T-6
-Mothers California Gold Original Formula Carnauba Cleaner Wax.

Black magic & Turtle came out best in Consumer Reports review; Mother's in two or three other reviews.

Appreciate any comments, conflicting data points, etc.
 

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Given your car is pretty new I think you would find great results using one of the waxes you mentioned. My car is older and sees over 20k miles/year, mostly highway, so I do some extra work to renew the shine. I use a clay bar once or twice a year, followed by Meguiars professional #7 mirror glaze polish, followed by Meguiars NXT generation paste wax. My car always comes out looking brand new and smooth as a baby's bottom. One wax followed by regular car washes will keep the water beading nicely through most of the warmer months. Outside of that though, I see a lot of people swear up and down on Zaino. It's expensive, and again multi-step, but the results are awesome.
 

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I don't believe there is any documented data proving whats the very best polish/wax. Most of your name brand car polish's are great products resulting in great sheen, depth, and longevity. Just pick one, follow the manufacturers instructions and you'll be hard pressed to tell the difference.

You don't need to put in days of labor applying several different applications to achieve a really nice finish. You mentioned you wanted a one step product. Have fun.
 

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Ah, the Zaino mystic has penetrated the Caddy crowd! :cool:

I'll be curious to see what results the next CR report shows.
 

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I like Maguire's NXT 2.0. Easy on, easy off. Great shine.
I agree, I have been building hot rods for years and this stuff is great and very easy to use.
I cover the whole car by hand, wait a 1/2 hour, remove "cake" with clean towels and go over the car with a 7" random orbital polisher, nothing fancy, the ones you get at the auto parts stores with the terrycloth bonnets.
What sold me was a few years ago, I did a major rebuild to a 57 Chevy, I had waxed the year before with this. When I pulled it out of the garage it was COVERED in grinding dust. I had a buddy over and we planned on using a whole day to wash, rewash and wax the show car. After he rinsed it with a hose we both stood there in shock, it was beautiful. Keep in mind this was a black car.

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I like Maguiar's NXT 2.0. Easy on, easy off. Great shine.
This stuff does a good job of hiding minor swirls and such. Durability isn't as good as some, but is very good for a one-step. Meguiar's Cleaner Wax is a good one-step for cleaning paint and adding wax.
 
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