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    Posted: 15-May-2007 at 12:35
Had mine fully detailed by a mate this weekend.

I actually drove back from London to Manchester in the pissing rain, and didnt need to use my wipers once......then when I got home, it was as clean as it was when I left.

Amazing
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  Quote dubya_eight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04-Jun-2007 at 13:32
Clayed the car this weekend as well. Huge difference for sure. Ran out of time, but will be waxing and polishing next weekend. I also used the Maguire's detail kit. Other than being time consuming, it was really easy. Outstanding results.

No doubt that I gained at least 12hp and dropped the Cd by 2

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  Quote t0kie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Nov-2007 at 15:36
Good job guys. I'm planning to do mine this coming weekend.
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  Quote sledgeharvy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07-Feb-2008 at 17:54
I don't know if you all have used the new Meguiar's NXT Generation 2.0 Wax.. but It's AMAZING!!.. It's a little harder to apply than the Eagle One Nanowax... but taking it off is just as easy also with the same results of not having to deal with that White powdery residue... I hate that stuff.. which is why these two products are so likeable in my opinion... The Meguiar's is kind of expensive stuff.. in comparision to the Eagle One Nano Wax.. but it's definitely better than the previous version of Meguiar's NXT Generation Wax...
     I Hope this has helped anyone who was conteplating whether to buy that stuff or not... OH!!. by the way.. for those of you who want to compare it to Turtle Wax's ICE... IT's WAY BETTER!!.. I like the ease of use of the ICE.. but for longevity and Clearity in the Reflection.. my choice is the Meguiar's NXT 2.0 over the ICE...
     If I had to rate the three I'd have to go with the Eagle One Nanowax $9.99, (because of it's ease of use and results and longevity, and Price) then the Meguiar's NXT Generation 2.0 $15.99, (because it's a little harder to apply, but the reults are just as good as the Nanowax, and longevity is just as good) then the Turtle Wax ICE $15.99. Sorry Turtle Wax... It's a Great product if you're just one of those enthusiasts who just wants to spend time with their car a little more often than the average person... or something to that nature.. but if you have a car whose paint job has seen better days and needs a product with a little more abrasiveness to it to help eliminate the swirl marks, go with the Nanowax or Meguiar's NXT 2.0...
     Once again I hope this has helped you all if any of you all are in the market for a new wax product and don't know which to choose...


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  Quote JMCXTY Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Feb-2008 at 01:50
Owning a black car and living down a 300m dirt drive I would be more interested in a wax that repels dust. Back window completly covered in dust after one way trip down drive.
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  Quote jtaylor42 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Feb-2008 at 17:06
Man, after waxing, black cars look sooooooo nice. I really want to do this to my white one but I have never waxed a car before! I know, what is wrong with me But is anyone able to list the products they use and perhaps the process they follow? Weather is getting niced in New Mexico and I would love to do this in the coming weeks.
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  Quote JMCXTY Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-Feb-2008 at 00:39
I'm no expert, but I think most products these days are pretty good.
Main points: Wash first so you don't rub dust and dirt in.
No direct sunlight and try not to wax if paint work too hot, hot paint is softer and you are much more likely to scratch it.
Just do one panel at a time to stay on top of things, some harder waxes go real hard real quick and can get difficult to buff off. Keep away from your plastics, glass, rubbers and hard to get to cracks as its a bitch to get off. Newer clear waxes you don't have as much white residue
to deal with and are often much easier to use.
Id be staying with the main brands Mothers, Turtle, meguiars etc the are tried and true. Its got to be one of the most satisfying things you can do. P.S. if you think your paint work is looking oxidised talk to some one specialised in cutting paint work, in my experience if you don't know what you are doing you can make a real mess.

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  Quote dubya_eight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-Feb-2008 at 08:15
This site has more info about washing/waxing/claying/detailing and the stuff to use where, than you will ever need to know. Lost and lots of pictures, there are videos as well, very informative.

Main Site

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  Quote JMCXTY Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-Feb-2008 at 23:43
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