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For those of you looking for the longest lasting wax/polish, who don't enjoy waxing their car every month, but would rather be driving, I suggest you use a product called NuFinish. It does not leave the highest shine, but it does last longer than most other waxes, and the shine is still pretty good.
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NuFinish has a fairly significant amount of chemical and abrasive cleaners in it, just to let you know. That's why it has a strong solvent smell. Good luck, just don't count on it lasting that long (52 weeks). Whatever the product, you may want to reapply a bit more often than that.

I would hesitate to call it the longest lasting product, but few have the time to really find out, except for perhaps [email protected] Reports.
 

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You realize car polish is like religion, right? Strong feelings, insults, jihad, the whole works...

Me, I'm very impressed with Zaino longevity. I think the last coat went on in May and it still has a significant presence. Not the "deepest" shine, but very effective at releasing dirt.

Of course, nobody would let their Elise go that long without polish, but as a test, you se...
 

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I really enjoy washing, waxing and detailing my Elise.......so, I use P21S. It takes less time to wax than it does to wash.

Besides.....it goes faster after a good wax job, so I wax it often. :D
 

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Ok, so for all of you who disagree, what is the longest lasting wax? I'm not big on detailing and don't plan on waxing very often, so what is the longest lasting/lowest maintenance wax available?
 

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I use Zaino Z1, then Z2.. followed up with a coat of P21S.

If you want a quicker solution use Klasse AIO.. followed up with a coat of P21S.

Or Z5 followed with P21S.

If you can't tell... I like P21S.

NuFinish sucks.....and don't EVER touch any trim with it... or you'll have white on it FOREVER.
 

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kenp said:
Built to be driven, not polished!
Gives you something to do while you're waiting for the tow truck.


On a serious note -

Ditto on the Zaino / Klasse. They are synthetic waxes and last longer, some say up to 6 months. It would depend on your environment, lots of sun or snow/salt will decrease life. Natural waxes, like P21S, will only last a month or two. Some people feel that the Synthetic waxes don't shine up well and put a natural wax on top of it to make it reallly really purdy. I'm one of them.

Polishes contain an agregate to remove a small amount of paint in order to help shine it up. Not all polishes contain wax so if you do use a polish on your car make sure it has wax in it or follow up with a wax. Most waxes have a least a small amount though a few contain none.
 

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I use Maguires (sp?). It seems to be decent. I've only done it twice in 4 months, and she shines still.
 

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pianomaniac said:
I really enjoy washing, waxing and detailing my Elise.......so, I use P21S. It takes less time to wax than it does to wash.

Besides.....it goes faster after a good wax job, so I wax it often. :D
Do you make house calls??

I'm doing well if I wash my car every few weeks. I won't mention the last time that I waxed my Miata, as you will kick me out of the car club.

Perhaps having a new car will change my habits. And I did buy a kit from DP so I suppose I have to use it (I guess it's time to open that box that's been sitting in my room for a few months now and see what I got).
 

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Oh no :eek: The dreaded "my wax is better than your wax" thread.
To think it has now come to this.....stay away, stay away
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I've been using Blitz Wax for the past two years on a Mercedes that sees all types of New England weather. It's easy to use, goes on and off quickly, and leaves a great carnuba shine. As far as longetivity, I'd say I'm getting 3-6 months on one coat. Do it twice and it lasts longer.
 

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I don't have strong feelings about brand loyalty especially when it comes to wax and polish. The only thing I'm certain of is that if you drive a BMW you MUST use Zymol. :rolleyes: Especially since they formulate their wax for specifically for X5s and such. Check out this link and see if you detect any overpriced snake oil: http://www.zymol.com/

My approach is to pick a quality product and stick with it. Personally I use Meguiar's polishing products applied with a Porter-Cable buffer to get a scratch-free finish, and then use Zaino for the long-lasting top coat.

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Speaking of Zymol, has anyone here had a good experience? A (BMW) friend of mine who is sold on the stuff gave me some to try, and the best thing that I can say is that my daughter thought that the pre-cleaner made the garage smell like chocolate.
 

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offroadr35 said:

Ah, but if rejex is a slippery as people say, then P21S wouldn't stick to it. Then there would be no deep gloss shine, which would upset many obsessive people here.
 

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I use cheap Zymol ("Turtle Wax" Zymol.) The only drawback is there is a bit of white residue if you don't clean it all up.

It finished 2nd to Zaino in shine and longevity tests in the NSX club tests http://www.nsxsc.com/nsexcitement/waxtest.html . It spanked the expensive "real" Zymol.

Of course Zaino was #1, but I personally haven't used it yet - can't yet bring myself to go with a synthetic (old fashioned.) If a paint repair is needed, how do you get Zaino off?




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A paint shop would be able to prep the surface pretty easily using alcohol or something the like.
 
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