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Posted 4/12/2007 8:44 PM
Maxwell Smart

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Best Wax?

What's the best wax to keep your G looking shiny? I know at one point Dutch was raving about Zaino Bros - but I think the last post I read he had gone off of it. Any other recommendations?
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Posted 4/12/2007 8:57 PM
MarcO
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Date registered: Apr 2006
Location: Irvington, NY
Vehicle(s): G 500 SWB, Volvo XC90 V8
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Re: Best Wax?

I love the Meguiars NXT with a second coat of any carnuba wax over it. I have used Zaino but I think the above is a little better.
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Posted 4/13/2007 2:56 AM
4x4abc



Date registered: Apr 2006
Location: La Paz, Baja California, Mexico
Vehicle(s): 02 G500
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RE: Best Wax?

now that's a question for the other forum - you'll get 500 answers
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Posted 4/13/2007 3:31 AM
hus55
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RE: Best Wax?

excuse me harald, i am here

detailing is my passion

best one on the market is without doubt meguires NXT. very easy to use and easy to remove and on todays rubbish water based paints it gives the best reults.

BUT.....one small tip,its not what you apply its how you apply it

3 easy steps after washing with meguires GOLD CLASS;

1-check paint condition with finger tips,if rough use meguires CLAY. very easy to use (it does 80% of the work for sure)

2- apply NXT with a meguires sponge applicator and wipe off with meguires microfibre( the applicator and removal micro fibre are the key!)

3- finally get some QUICK DETAILER to keep the paint in tip top condition.this stuff is great for bird droppings! and all fresh dust and dirt buildups. (birds always drop off on shiny dark paintwork....you have been warned )


by the way the sponge applicators and microfibres are all washable with just normal powder at 40 degrees.


where to buy HALFORDS etc.

ring meguires on 0870 241 6696 and ask for their mini booklet.


my cabrio is 4 years old and fully meguired



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Posted 4/13/2007 4:40 AM
roughneck
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Location: UK, Germany & USA
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RE: Best Wax?

Are you on commision Huss?
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Posted 4/13/2007 4:52 AM
DesertStar
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Hus, you forgot to mention how NXT is one of the best smelling wax there is. Women like a clean smelling G.
I have been using Marco's formula of NXT and carnuba paste on the hood,roof and trunk(300sd) and plain NXT on everywhere else. The NXT as you say goes on and comes off easy which makes for less of a chore, for as I get older washing and waxing has lost some of my enthusiasm from when I was in my 20's and 30's.
Mike
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Posted 4/14/2007 7:55 PM
Marsden
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Date registered: Apr 2006
Location: Capital City USA
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hus55 - 4/13/2007 3:31 AM  

on todays rubbish water based paints it gives the best reults.

 

Stupid Q, but do all cars have water-based paint nowadays?   I remember a few (several?) years ago when the switch over was threatened, then I wasn't paying attn when it must have happened.  Do you think garaging is more important than ever with water-based paint?  Do any mfr's (or countries) still use solvent-based?  I figure it's still legal in China, etc...

 

 

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Posted 4/14/2007 7:55 PM
Marsden
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RE: Best Wax?

Oh, and stunning CLK btw
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Posted 4/14/2007 8:02 PM
AsianML

Date registered: Dec 1899
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RE: Best Wax?

Marsden - 4/14/2007 7:55 PM

hus55 - 4/13/2007 3:31 AM

on todays rubbish water based paints it gives the best reults.

 

Stupid Q, but do all cars have water-based paint nowadays? I remember a few (several?) years ago when the switch over was threatened, then I wasn't paying attn when it must have happened. Do you think garaging is more important than ever with water-based paint? Do any mfr's (or countries) still use solvent-based? I figure it's still legal in China, etc...

I remember it was a U.S. thing, no? MBs built in the U.S. (well, the ML at the time) had water-based paint, but those built in Germany still had the old type paint. Maybe I'm remembering wrong.
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Posted 4/14/2007 8:07 PM
Marsden
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Date registered: Apr 2006
Location: Capital City USA
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RE: Best Wax?

Well since he's in the U.K. (and Europe is generally progressive) it's clearly more than just the US..

 

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Posted 5/9/2007 10:53 AM
pope

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hus55 - 4/12/2007 8:31 PM

excuse me harald, i am here

detailing is my passion

best one on the market is without doubt meguires NXT. very easy to use and easy to remove and on todays rubbish water based paints it gives the best reults.

BUT.....one small tip,its not what you apply its how you apply it

3 easy steps after washing with meguires GOLD CLASS;

1-check paint condition with finger tips,if rough use meguires CLAY. very easy to use (it does 80% of the work for sure)

2- apply NXT with a meguires sponge applicator and wipe off with meguires microfibre( the applicator and removal micro fibre are the key!)

3- finally get some QUICK DETAILER to keep the paint in tip top condition.this stuff is great for bird droppings! and all fresh dust and dirt buildups. (birds always drop off on shiny dark paintwork....you have been warned )


by the way the sponge applicators and microfibres are all washable with just normal powder at 40 degrees.


where to buy HALFORDS etc.

ring meguires on 0870 241 6696 and ask for their mini booklet.


my cabrio is 4 years old and fully meguired ;)




I'm gonna go with this......The same stuff I use........
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Posted 4/14/2008 10:50 PM
204Driver

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RE: Best Wax?

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<(well, the ML at the time) had water-based paint, but those built in Germany still had the old type paint. Maybe I'm remembering wrong.>>

You are hallucinating, that's what. The paint is all the same. If you owned a 2001-2005 model, any model, you would know what a headache that paint was being as soft as.....as..... use your imagination. Talk about surface scratching.......

The nano-particle clear coats are living up to their advertising, claiming to be 75% less likely to scratch. My '08 C300's metallic Barolo Red paint at nearly six months is still swirl free whereas my '01 C320's Obsidian Black would have been polished twice in that period.
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Posted 4/21/2008 3:30 AM
Benzcowboy
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204Driver - 4/14/2008 9:50 PM

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You are hallucinating, that's what. The paint is all the same. If you owned a 2001-2005 model, any model, you would know what a headache that paint was being as soft as.....as..... use your imagination. Talk about surface scratching.......

The nano-particle clear coats are living up to their advertising, claiming to be 75% less likely to scratch. My '08 C300's metallic Barolo Red paint at nearly six months is still swirl free whereas my '01 C320's Obsidian Black would have been polished twice in that period.




I have same thing with my 2005 E320. I would say the paint is extremely scratch sensitive. As for favorite wax..... Meguiar's NXT TechWax 2.0 !

 




Edited by Benzcowboy 4/21/2008 3:30 AM
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Posted 5/5/2009 4:58 AM
Marsden
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Date registered: Apr 2006
Location: Capital City USA
Vehicle(s): Mercedes-Benz
5000
RE: Best Wax?

Benzcowboy - 4/21/2008 3:30 AM
204Driver - 4/14/2008 9:50 PM

<>

<>

You are hallucinating, that's what. The paint is all the same. If you owned a 2001-2005 model, any model, you would know what a headache that paint was being as soft as.....as..... use your imagination. Talk about surface scratching.......

The nano-particle clear coats are living up to their advertising, claiming to be 75% less likely to scratch. My '08 C300's metallic Barolo Red paint at nearly six months is still swirl free whereas my '01 C320's Obsidian Black would have been polished twice in that period.


I have same thing with my 2005 E320. I would say the paint is extremely scratch sensitive. As for favorite wax..... Meguiar's NXT TechWax 2.0 !

 

Okay, now your new GL should have the ceramic/nano-particle whatever paint, so we'll be interested in seeing how much better it resists swirls/micro-scratches etc etc!  With your two black Mercedes you can do a direct comparison

 

 

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Posted 5/7/2009 4:57 AM
Benzcowboy
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Marsden - 5/5/2009 3:58 AM

Okay, now your new GL should have the ceramic/nano-particle whatever paint, so we'll be interested in seeing how much better it resists swirls/micro-scratches etc etc!  With your two black Mercedes you can do a direct comparison

 

 


GL & E both have the same exact ceramic paint. Mercedes-Benz start using ceramic paint at the end of 2003.


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