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Is there any type of wax that doesn't leave white powdery stuff all over the car?

So I tried using a liquid Turtle Canuba Wax today, only got about 1/4
of the car done before I stopped. Was very dissapointed with the
process. As I'm removing the dried haze bits of wax dust are going
everyplace getting stuck in all sorts of nooks and crannies and
basically making the car look horrible. Took me just as long to clean
up all the mess as it did to apply and remove the wax, and even still
I'm not likely to get it all cleaned up.

Is there some sort of wax which goes, and comes off clear (similar to
rain-x) but which performs as well as your everyday paste wax? I
think I saw some stuff at the autostore like that bu because good
protection is a key element of car wax I passed them by for the more
traditional Canuba creme.
 

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I haven't used my Express Wax yet but I did use the polish and it came out clean.You might want to ask Showtime about this.I think he has tried alot of the different waxes.
 

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Here I am! If you're looking for something over-the-counter, I'd try Eagle One Nano Wax, Meguiar's NXT Tech Wax, or Mother's Reflections. All are excellent. Try applying them with a damp foam applicator. Meguiar's Gold Class foam applicators are my choice, and they're only $1 each. Be careful around the crevaces/plastic no matter what brand wax you use. All will leave some residue on plastic.

A couple tips-

Buy a detailing brush and a quick detailer to remove the wax that's in your crevaces. Meguiar's makes a detailing brush that's made for this-

Spray some QD on the build up wax and brush it out.

Put some trim shine on any pourous plastic before you wax. (I believe only the mirrors and the S/SE foglight covers have this) Wax won't stick to it giving you time to wipe it off.
 

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Great thanks! :D

What is QD? :lol:


A friend suggested if I was getting so much blow off residue that I might have been putting the wax on too thick? I'll try that, and I forget to wet the applicator yeah .. Its been 15 years since I last waxed a car.


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I was one of those that thought you didn't have to wax clear coats.

After 10 years of sun my previous car looked like a beach dude with a bad case of skin peel from a bad sun burn.
 

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QD= Quick Detailer, spray wax.

I forgot to mention this but you brought it up, don't put it on so thick. Anything you wipe off is excess. You're only trying to put down a thin layer, wetting your sponge helps in this. One Oz. or less is all you should be using. Don't worry about how much a wax costs. Think about this, if you only use 1oz at a time then a $12 bottle for 16ozs of wax is less than $1 per application. Even if you wax once a month it will last over a year! Also make sure you get some good quality microfibers for removal. Over the counter Meguiar's and I believe Mother's (I think they make them) are very good. I'm not too impressed with bulk micofibers, but they are good for general purpose and waxing your door jambs if you're into that.
 

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I WAS AT THE CHICAGO CAR SHOW A COUPLE WEEKS AGO AND PICKED UP SOME IBIZ WAX....... WOW THIS STUFF IS AMAZING ... ITS SUPER SIMPLE AND EASY TO PUT ON.... THE CAR CAN BE WET OR DRY WHEN APPLYING.... ALSO YOU DONT HAVE TO LET THE WAX HAZE UP ... YOU SIMPLY APPLY IT AND REMOVE RIGHT AWAY WITH A MICROFIBER CLOTH... I TOTTALLY LOVE IT ...IT WORKS AMAZING AND WHEN IT RAINS OUT THE WATER JUST BEADS OFF LIKE RAIN X.....GREAT PRODUCT :klavergreg: :klavergreg: :klavergreg:
 

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I went ahead and used the Express Wax today.It worked great and when I was done,I did not have a big mess.I came out very clean.It even wiped off the glass, very easy. :D
 

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I finished the job today with a heavy application of Carnauba Creme Wax from P&S Sales. Nothing special, just wipe it on, let dry and then wipe it off. The job again, came out very clean. I am very happy with the results.
 

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Went through a car wash Saturday to get all the salt and dirt off my Merlot SEL V-6. Noticed water spots when I got home, and waxed the hood and grille with some Classic Car Wax I still have from many years ago. Why don't they make that stuff anymore? I mean not the stuff I saw a while back with the Classic name, but the real pink carnuba wax you had to work your a** off to get applied.

Wish I could buy some more!
 

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I use Meguires "Yellow #26 Wax". I prefer the paste form, but it also comes in a liquid. Make sure you wet your applicator before using it, and for best results, buff off with a microfiber cloth. Always use clean cloth and applicators!
 

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#26 liquid is my "default" wax when I detail a car. I buy it by the gallon! Paste does seem to last a bit longer for those who are wondering, not just this, but in any wax.
 
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