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#1 Buick_guy

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Posted 16 April 2004 - 08:49 AM

Ok, I'm kinda new here, and have learned alot, but I still haven't been able to find any articles on off the shelf synthetic wax. Are there any?

Also what I want to do is put down a layer of synthetic and then put a good carnuba over it so I have the best of both worlds. I was hoping to be able to do the two coat in a time period of a maximum of 3 or 4 hours, since I have a customer that can't wait. Is this possible, or does the sythetic need a long time to cure?:nixweiss
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#2 tom p.

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Posted 16 April 2004 - 08:52 AM

Most of the people here are tuned in to the specialty products that are purchased on-line.

I can suggest an excellent combo - - that would be the Klasse AIO + Sealant Glaze. You can do a couple of layers of SG and quit or add a layer of your preferred carnauba for a little extra zipp.

There cure times may be an issue if you have to get a car done in an 8 hour period.

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Posted 16 April 2004 - 08:58 AM

Meguiars's #20 is available at most autobody/paint stores. Can't be layered(to my knowlege) but you can use a carnuba topper.
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Posted 16 April 2004 - 09:04 AM

Nu-Finish, but I wouldn't recommend it.
NXT for sure
I think Mothers might have one, not sure though.

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Posted 16 April 2004 - 09:06 AM

I second #20. Easily available. Not as good as Klasse/Zaino/BF/UPP/WG andwhat have you, but still quite good. Beads water well, and is easy to use because it has cleaners.
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#6 Dale DeSteno

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Posted 16 April 2004 - 09:08 AM

NTX by Meguiars is synthetic and available all over the place. As far as I know, it can be layered.
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#7 raymond_ho2002

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Posted 16 April 2004 - 09:31 AM

It is generally considered not a good idea to put on a coat of carnauba wax before waiting 24 hours for the synthetic sealant to cure. Since you have a maximum of 3 - 4 hours, you should probably just stick with a sealant. The closest you can come to a sealant/wax combo would be Klasse AIO followed by a pure wax like s100. AIO is a little hard to find, but I know it's available at my local Lexus and honda dealers at a marked up price (~$18 for 10oz, ~$30 for 16oz).

As for off the shelf synthetics, meguiar's #20 has consistently gotten good reviews, as well as NXT. Another sealant is Mother's Reflections, but the opinions about that product are a little more mixed.
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#8 GoodnClean

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Posted 16 April 2004 - 02:06 PM

The best synthetic you can buy locally is NXT.
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Posted 16 April 2004 - 02:15 PM

Mother's Reflections and Liquid Glass are two good, 'synthetic' products available locally. Many BMW stores carry Klasse AIO and SG, too.

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Posted 16 April 2004 - 03:26 PM

with the advent of the internet why would you worry ??? www.autogeek.net can get it out quickly and to your door. I would suggest trying Wolfgang Concours as sealant, and your favorite carnuba (Pinnacle, P21S) . They even have a kit ....

http://www.autogeek.net/wg7001.html
(using a couponcode can save another 10% off )

or at the store you have:
NXT, Reflections, or Nufinish. You can get Duragloss at NAPA also.
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#11 GoodnClean

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Posted 16 April 2004 - 09:12 PM

I didn't realize Mothers Reflections was synthetic...
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