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    Spray waxes vs the stuff in tins?

    Just a quick question: Are the quick and easy spray waxes just as good, and offer just as much protection as the high ender stuff that comes in tins? I want to say no way, because typically when something takes more time and effort, you`re going to get a better result. And those sprays always seemed gimicky to me. Like it was just some half azzed way to kinda get a barrier up, that didn`t take much work. Something that the companies knew they`d sell a lot of, because its easier. But maybe I`m wrong, and they`re just as good. The claims on the bottles of spray (i know, I know) seem to suggest crazy things like 2 years of protection. Opinions around here seem to vary at 3-6-12 months for a good quality traditional wax. So which one is actually better? Maybe these sprays are just newer technology, that is indeed better than the old method?

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    Re: Spray waxes vs the stuff in tins?

    Spray waxes are great as a drying aid and topper to a coating or sealant. They add a nice sacrificial layer, and make drying easier but they don’t offer the same protection as a durable paste product. That’s just me, though.
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    Re: Spray waxes vs the stuff in tins?

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    Enter the new kid on the block..

    https://www.autopia-carcare.com/mcke...l#.Wdl6J7pFxjo

    This really changed my mind that a spray wax could be so good. Granted, Extended, Implying that this is indeed a booster for your current LSP. In my case EXTENDING the Hydro Blue that is currently on the Xterra. This product blew me away in every aspect. Easy to use. Can be used as a drying aid. Direct sun, believe it or not, is not a problem. Never streaked or smeared. The gloss and water behavior are off the chart. I will admit I thought great, another spray wax, but this one does indeed stand alone. That is 5 year old paint. Outside 24/7.
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    Re: Spray waxes vs the stuff in tins?

    Use a good spray wax once a week, and reapply after rain, and after a wash, then yeah, its as good as paste. But rather than trying that, use it as a booster for your favorite LSP.

    I got through the entire summer, here in Florida, using spray waxes or certain QD`s on top of LSP, on a black car. It`s beading like crazy and I waxed it back in May.

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    Re: Spray waxes vs the stuff in tins?

    One STAND ALONE spray wax that comes to mind is WOLFGANG FUZION SPRAY WAX. Made a big noise when it was released. It has gotten many positive reviews. I have never tried it.

    https://www.autopia-carcare.com/wolf...l#.Wdn487pFxjo

    Products have come a long way. Work smarter not harder. Hydro Blue allows me to lay down serious gloss and protection in 5 min. Followed by the Extender spray wax to maintain. I have found this combo to be perfect.
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    Re: Spray waxes vs the stuff in tins?

    Don`t forget Meguiar`s Ultimate Fast Finish, it`s been holding up really well on my black Camaro for most of the summer.
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    Re: Spray waxes vs the stuff in tins?

    No. The spray waxes will not last as long as say Fusso coat or 1000p probably many others like dodo super natural hybrid and there are other Sio2/ceramic infused waxes coming to market. Mostly over seas right now but they will be copied or come here eventually


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    Re: Spray waxes vs the stuff in tins?

    Optimum Car Wax (OCW) - which is a spray on wax/polymer product - is marketed as being equivalent (or better actually) than traditional paste waxes. This Rag Co. video came to mind when reading the OP`s first post...

    https://youtu.be/j-H3p4dVoXk

    If you consider all spray-on "protectants" as spray waxes, there are a number of good ones that come to mind...

    CarPro Reload, Prima Hydro MAX, any of the Polish Angel sprays... there are many that provide protection equivalent and even better to paste waxes.

    And then you have the WOWA products, which is a whole new discussion.

    The rabbit hole gets very deep .
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    Re: Spray waxes vs the stuff in tins?

    PRIMA WAX AS YOU DRY.

    https://www.autopia-carcare.com/prim...l#.WdoT77pFxjo

    Still has a place in my mind. One of the best, and still is in that category.

    Back in the day.....

    https://www.autopia.org/forums/car-d...wax+as+you+dry
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    Re: Spray waxes vs the stuff in tins?

    I`ve used OCW on a couple of vehicles for extended periods (3+ years). I can say with confidence it protects paint from mother nature better than most "sealants.". It does need reapplication every two months for maximum effectiveness. It also does a great job at keeping trim looking like new. My four year old Jeep had fenders that looked brand new while most turned gray within a couple of years.
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    Re: Spray waxes vs the stuff in tins?

    Quote Originally Posted by PA DETAILER View Post
    PRIMA WAX AS YOU DRY.

    https://www.autopia-carcare.com/prim...l#.WdoT77pFxjo

    Still has a place in my mind. One of the best, and still is in that category.

    Back in the day.....

    https://www.autopia.org/forums/car-d...wax+as+you+dry
    I was a big fan of the Prima Hydro Max Super Spray Polymer. It`s sad to see the decline of the Prima line.

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    Re: Spray waxes vs the stuff in tins?

    PRIMA HYDRO MAX was a game changer.
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    Re: Spray waxes vs the stuff in tins?

    I use OCW on my wife`s A8. Good as a drying aid, not bad as a stand-alone LSP, but needs redone quite often and isn`t even close to the same ballpark as FK1000P. Not really equal to 845/476S/M16 either, but like D156/UQW it`s certainly not bad for what it is.

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    Re: Spray waxes vs the stuff in tins?

    Quote Originally Posted by Accumulator View Post
    I use OCW on my wife`s A8. Good as a drying aid, not bad as a stand-alone LSP, but needs redone quite often and isn`t even close to the same ballpark as FK1000P. Not really equal to 845/476S/M16 either, but like D156/UQW it`s certainly not bad for what it is.
    Agree, but those sealants are top of the heap. OCW stands up well to the flavor of the day crap that keeps coming out and people trip over themselves to gloat about.
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    Re: Spray waxes vs the stuff in tins?

    Dan- Heh heh...noting that I`ve used my share of Souveran, I guess I just no longer have much interest in LSPs that aren`t top-shelf with regard to durability and protection. Eh, different strokes and all that.

 

 
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