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I go threw the auto car wash (no touch) fairly often. Once a week if it has rained, snowed, hit mud puddles whatever. I detailed my truck about 6 weeks ago and have noticed that the water no longer beads.
Do I need to re-wax it? Is the car wash soap so harsh that it is striping the wax off?
 

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If it's not beading anymore, I'd wax it. That soap at your car wash may be pretty harsh. I'd wax every few months unless it's not beading, then wax when it stops beading. I got the "ICE" spray from Turtle Wax and it helps to keep the wax on. It's very easy to apply as well. I use it after every wash.
 

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I would suggest getting a better wax. Sometimes what you can get at your local autoparts store or Wally World just doesn't do it. Try a professional detailer or Griots for a better quality wax. As far as how often depends on climate and your personal expectations.
 

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I used Meguires NXT 2.0 (I think 2.0)
 

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I would suggest getting a better wax. Sometimes what you can get at your local autoparts store or Wally World just doesn't do it. Try a professional detailer or Griots for a better quality wax. As far as how often depends on climate and your personal expectations.

I dont like anything from Griots ...

Use a high quality wax, and stay away from car washes!!
 

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here in SmellA (LA) I wax every three months and use a spray carnuba detailer stuff after every wash. (black truck)
 

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I would suggest getting a better wax. Sometimes what you can get at your local autoparts store or Wally World just doesn't do it. Try a professional detailer or Griots for a better quality wax. As far as how often depends on climate and your personal expectations.

define "better". Longer lasting, better glow, one that enhances metallics, etc?

most of the "better" waxes have almost zero durability.

Meguiars #26 is a good blend of durability and glow IMO
 

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What spray on is everyone using. I just wax mine when it doesn't have that great red truck shine.

A spray would work for me?

Dave
 

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define "better". Longer lasting, better glow, one that enhances metallics, etc?

most of the "better" waxes have almost zero durability.

Meguiars #26 is a good blend of durability and glow IMO
I used to swear by Meguiars adn then I switched to Mothers. Now in my constant search for bigger and better I found Zaino. I used it my old truck and haven;t yet used it on the new one. It makes meguiars and mothers really look dull.
 

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I use Blackfire products and wax twice a year....works great for me :)

The best quick detailer I have found is One Grand Show Off - it really makes the paint "pop."
 

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I wax my truck about every 1-2k miles. Which is my case is every other weekend. You might say thats a little excessive. But I have gotten washing, waxing, vacumming and dash cleaning down to an hour.

Has anyone use the carnuba wax? I tried it because I was told its really easy to rub off once it had hazed. NOPE it took an hour to do the hood and one door. Finally I applied my normal wax over the carnuba and then that broke the carnuba down so I could rub them both off.
 

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I wax my truck about every 1-2k miles. Which is my case is every other weekend. You might say thats a little excessive. But I have gotten washing, waxing, vacumming and dash cleaning down to an hour.

Has anyone use the carnuba wax? I tried it because I was told its really easy to rub off once it had hazed. NOPE it took an hour to do the hood and one door. Finally I applied my normal wax over the carnuba and then that broke the carnuba down so I could rub them both off.


WOW, that is amazing. You must move really fast. It takes me about an 1.5 hours just to wash my truck (wash, dry, wheels, wells, tires, door jams)
 

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i messed up a wax job with Mothers caranuba hard wax...

used turtle wax Liquid Clay bar...
greatest product i have ever used.

waxed with turtle wax ICE paste wax.

deep color, awesome shine, great beading action (Patriot Blue rig)
 

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i messed up a wax job with Mothers caranuba hard wax...

used turtle wax Liquid Clay bar...
greatest product i have ever used.

waxed with turtle wax ICE paste wax.

deep color, awesome shine, great beading action (Patriot Blue rig)
Liquid Clay bar???? I haven't seen anything like that, does it really work like a true clay bar?

I have clayed so many cars here recently I dont even want to clay mine.
 

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I use mothers clay bar and Zaino products. I thought my friend was nuts when he told me about zaino. (its a little pricey) but after using it Im sold. The zaino car wash soap alone makes my toyhauler and truck look like they were waxed all day by hand. The actual polishes are amazing and contain UV blockers that seem to work pretty well. Beads water a long time. I usually only polish once a year.
 

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I always use Zymbol, hasn't let me down yet. Usually has a good shine and good beading for several months, I usually lose track.

When I was in college I used to cook some steaks, wash and wax my truck every friday right after classes. Now, when I have a truck worth babying like that, I don't have the time... lol.

Can you get the Zaino products from any Auto parts retailer? I would be interested in trying them out.
 

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No, I dont think that you can. just google "Zaino Bros" you should find it pretty easy.
 
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