• 11-03-2019, 12:29 PM
    Accumulator
    Re: Describing "The Look" of Waxes, Sealants , and Coatings
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    Originally Posted by John U View Post
    I wish my eyes were good enough to see all the nuances. I see shiny.

    Heh heh, watch what you wish for...Ignorance is Bliss when it comes to a whole lotta Detailing topics ;) So much easier to not care about stuff you don`t notice.
  • 11-03-2019, 02:13 PM
    rlmccarty2000
    Re: Describing "The Look" of Waxes, Sealants , and Coatings
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    Originally Posted by John U View Post
    I wish my eyes were good enough to see all the nuances. I see shiny.

    Nothing wrong with “shiny”.
  • 11-03-2019, 07:49 PM
    Bill D
    Re: Describing "The Look" of Waxes, Sealants , and Coatings
    I just waxed my Accord with Fuzion today and I can see how much “deeper” the paint is now compared to before. I re wax when I see that the depth has diminished. This is usually within 3-4 months. I’m sure glad today was a cooler day to wax. We had a very warm summer!
  • 11-03-2019, 11:07 PM
    acuRAS82
    Re: Describing "The Look" of Waxes, Sealants , and Coatings
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    Originally Posted by Accumulator View Post
    Yeah, that`s more like it IMO. I thought it looked decidedly "blah" on the dark blue `93 Audi (a really cool paint despite it`s trashed condition, I was shocked that it didn`t look as nice as usual with the UQW).

    Like...I use it on some black plastics instead of OCW because the OCW makes them took "too gloss/shiny" and I`m more after "rich" if that makes sense.

    Makes perfect sense.

    And maybe I should save “shiny” for LSPs like Collinite 845, Pinnacle Sig Series II, etc.
  • 11-04-2019, 02:23 AM
    quebert
    Re: Describing "The Look" of Waxes, Sealants , and Coatings
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    Originally Posted by John U View Post
    I wish my eyes were good enough to see all the nuances. I see shiny.

    The more you see, the more problems it creates. I washed my best friends car and topped it with Polish Angel Viking Spritz. She thanks me, but didn`t seem wow`ed by it. 5 months later we dropped her car off at Toyota for an oil change. They "detailed" it for her, she couldn`t stop raving about how amazing and shiny it looked.
  • 11-04-2019, 12:02 PM
    Accumulator
    Re: Describing "The Look" of Waxes, Sealants , and Coatings
    acuRAS82- Ah, yeah...845 is a "bright/reflective/shiny" wax, similar in looks to M16 (guess I date myself by mentioning that stuff), so that was a good example of that. I used to top 845 with 476S just to tone that look down a bit and add a little depth/jetting (the other side of the "nice LSP" coin).

    quebert- Heh heh, there`s a reason why I don`t Detail cars for friends/family...or even broach the subject with them. Although if all fairness, the people whose stuff I used to do always said "never looked better!" Still, they`re just not on-board and didn`t really appreciate what it took to do the work (?!?"HOW many hours"?!?).