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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-12-2009, 11:56 PM Thread Starter
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Any experiences with Fast Wax, good or bad?

My car has the sports pack tires, which you all probably know are a b—tch to clean.

The other day I got "ambushed" by a guy at a gas station, and he applied this product to a small part of my wheels. He didn't even try to sell me the product there and then, he just said "keep an eye on that part for the next few weeks."

A month of driving later, the area is surprisingly clean compared to the usual grime build-up that I have after waiting way too long to wash the car.

This seems to be a good way to keep the wheels cleaner longer, but thought I would check with you guys if you have any experience with the product. Any thoughts on applying something like this to keep the shiny parts shiny longer?

(and just to avoid confusion, it's the product listed at http://fastwax.com — which I believe is identical to the one at http://fastwax.net)
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Now look here... I'm a scrawny guy without much experience fighting, or for that matter even being tough. But if some stranger came up to my car and started spraying crap on it without my permission, that would be one bitch-slapped stranger in a hurry.

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Now look here... I'm a scrawny guy without much experience fighting, or for that matter even being tough. But if some stranger came up to my car and started spraying crap on it without my permission, that would be one bitch-slapped stranger in a hurry.

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PS - Don't know anything about the product, sorry.

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I know this product. I got my first can at SouthBay Lotus a while back.

Works great!

Don't spray it on anything inside the car.

And try not to inhale the fumes too much.

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Now look here... I'm a scrawny guy without much experience fighting, or for that matter even being tough. But if some stranger came up to my car and started spraying crap on it without my permission, that would be one bitch-slapped stranger in a hurry.
Haha, no — he actually asked nicely if he could apply it first, and I said yes.

Part of what sold me on the product was actually how non-pushy he was, he just let the product do the talking and said "see you later."
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I was approached by one of them and gave them permission to try it on my wheels. They were cleaner for much longer than the other parts of the wheel where he didn't clean. It's suppose to be more like waterless car wash, but I still stick to my old fashion car wash style instead of this due to being paranoid. I do, however, use this on my wheels and they've been cleaner for alot longer, even when it's been raining like crazy in CA.
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I use Fastwax on the glass parts-sprayed on a soft terry towel, then applied to the glass, then buffed dry with a second clean terry cloth towel. It's worked great for three years. It really stripped the film on the inside of the windshield and reduced the reappearance of the film.

I can't use it on the inside of the windows anymore, though. I have 3M Crystalline on them now and it doesn't like anything except water and a microfiber. (3M does make a similar foaming cleaner for Crystalline.)

I don't use it on the wheels although I understand I can.

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I'd be interested in trying it but the cheapest package on their website is $50. Anybody know where to get a can of this stuff for a reasonable price?
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I use the Michelin stuff on the wheels....works great.

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I'd be interested in trying it but the cheapest package on their website is $50. Anybody know where to get a can of this stuff for a reasonable price?
The fastwax.net site sells single cans too.
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