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Ok can someone tell me what the hell is "Carnuba Cleaner wax"? this is the 3rd thing of wax ive bought , and i later found out after i got home it too is "cleaner wax" .....

will this stuff be ok to use as wax ? whats the diffrence ?

i know we have some supporting vendors that deal in this area , what do you sell , how does it comapre to the mother cleaner wax i keep mistakenly buying ? i want regualr old carnuba wax in paste form , i want mothers ...but i cant seem to get away from "cleaner wax".....
 

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Cleaner wax is not a bad thing. Over time, your paint will build up a film, that will mostly go unnoticed. Regular washing doesn't remove it. The cleaner wax will remove this build up, and you will see nice glistening paint. When you wax with the cleaner wax, look at the applicator, after applying a few square feet. That blackish grey residue, was just removed from your paint surface. It is like doing a two step process, in one step. A sort of lazy mans way to wax. It works fine. The cleaner wax probably only lasts about 2 or 3 washings though. So if you want to keep a wax cover, you need to apply often.

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Cleaner wax is not a bad thing. Over time, your paint will build up a film, that will mostly go unnoticed. Regular washing doesn't remove it. The cleaner wax will remove this build up, and you will see nice glistening paint. When you wax with the cleaner wax, look at the applicator, after applying a few square feet. That blackish grey residue, was just removed from your paint surface. It is like doing a two step process, in one step. A sort of lazy mans way to wax. It works fine. The cleaner wax probably only lasts about 2 or 3 washings though. So if you want to keep a wax cover, you need to apply often.
Don
that makes sense ....it turns out then im waxing at about the right times ...bout every 3 weeks
 

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Do notuse use a cleaner wax on a car you care about.:thepan: Cleaner wax contains 90% abrasives, and less than 10% wax. So all you are doing to applying an abrasive to your clear coat, which if done repeatedly will cause the clear coat to not only wear down, but lose its shine/depth and reflectivity. That is why cleaner wax sells so cheap. Claying should be done first, then use a "mild" paint cleaner like the one on my web site, then follow up with a synthetic sealant, to protect and promote the shine. Gary
 

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Do notuse use a cleaner wax on a car you care about.:thepan: Cleaner wax contains 90% abrasives, and less than 10% wax. So all you are doing to applying an abrasive to your clear coat, which if done repeatedly will cause the clear coat to not only wear down, but lose its shine/depth and reflectivity. That is why cleaner wax sells so cheap. Claying should be done first, then use a "mild" paint cleaner like the one on my web site, then follow up with a synthetic sealant, to protect and promote the shine. Gary
Gary when I finish my car I've gotta get some of your products and try this stuff that you talk about. I love your very informative posts on detailing.
 

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Stoneage_Caddy said:
Ok can someone tell me what the hell is "Carnuba Cleaner wax"? this is the 3rd thing of wax ive bought , and i later found out after i got home it too is "cleaner wax" .....
will this stuff be ok to use as wax ? whats the diffrence ?
i know we have some supporting vendors that deal in this area , what do you sell , how does it comapre to the mother cleaner wax i keep mistakenly buying ? i want regualr old carnuba wax in paste form , i want mothers ...but i cant seem to get away from "cleaner wax".....
Most over the counter wax products are cleaner waxes, they are fine for the people that "wax" their cars every 2-4 years because they offer abrasives and cleaners that will make the average car look better. People with new cars or people that really take care of their cars do not need a cleaner wax type product to use on a regular basis. Some of the non abrasive products you can use are Zaino, Klasse SG, Pinnacle and P21S. Synthetic "waxes" will oulast carnauba waxes 5 to 1 in durability.
 
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