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Old 06-29-2011
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Default Wax on new car


I have a 6 month old car which is usually parked in an indoor garage. I got the car professionally washed and waxed about a month ago. I heard about the Mothers 3 Step wax system - and want to try to do the job myself. The car paint is in good shape and there are no visible defects even under bright sunlight. I was wondering if I need to apply the pre-wax cleaner or can I simply wash and go to the Sealer & Glaze and then apply the wax? I have a AutoGlym car shampoo for washing. Also which was would be recommended - the pure carnauba liquid wax or paste wax or the FX Synwax?

Your help is much appreciated.... Thanks.
Old 06-29-2011
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Default Re: Wax on new car

We'd still recommend using the Pre-Wax Cleaner. it will take off any old wax to allow a more uniform finish.

As far as paste or liquid; it's a matter of preference. I prefer paste because it's a better value. You can get 20+ applications from a can of paste versus 3 or so for the average liquid wax user.

And FX SynWax versus California Gold carnauba is a matter of preference as well. On my daily drivers, I like the synthetics because I can apply it to the entire vehicle before wiping it off; which saves time.

On toys, I prefer carnauba.

You can't go wrong with either.

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Old 07-03-2011
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Another point to consider is ease of use. In this regards FX blows virtually all others away.

With either choice (carnauba or synthetic) try to apply as uniform and thin a coat as you can. Applying thick just wastes product and makes removal harder.
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Old 07-03-2011
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Default Re: Wax on new car

For me, Mothers Pre-wax Cleaner and FX Pre-Softened Paste wax.

Pre-wax Cleaner is easy to use, but work 1 panel at a time rather than doing the entire car at once and apply thinly.

FX synwax is very forgiving (both paste and liquid), even if applied a bit to thick its still very easy to remove. The liquid is even more effortless to remove. Even if left for a good amount of time, removing the haze left by the wax is still effortless to remove. FX spray wax is a good way to maintain the FX protection and look.

The FX synwax will make waxing really enjoyable, plus the bright shine it gives is nice too..
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