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Old 11-12-2018, 02:42 PM
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Hi. I have had my C7 for about two years.now. Love it. But I have a question for y'all about waxing. When I purchased the Vette, I had the extra protective coating applied. So, I haven't waxed it yet, and am contemplating doing so. (I contacted the vendor that applied the special coating to make sure it would be okay and not interfere with the coating if I waxed the car). Getting their ok, I am now wondering which type of wax would be best.

Therefore, am asking for your advice. Would you recommend a solid or liquid wax. Which product? I don't want to take off much paint by waxing....just want to protect it. I currently have Mothers Brazilian Carnauba cleaner wax that I use for my other car.....seems to work well. It's not liquid.

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Carnauba only lasts about 2 months. Waxes don't take off paint. Abrasive compound polish do that. If I were you I'd wash it, clay bar the vehicle and then apply a good sealant. I have been using a sealant Jescar Power Lock. It goes on super easy and is very easy to remove. It's amazing and lasts 6-8 months.

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Old 11-12-2018, 02:57 PM
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Sealants are basically another term for synthetic wax. Carnauba doesn't last as long as synthetics, and with that being said.. you should check out the Meguiars ultimate liquid wax. Goes on real easy and lasts pretty long. Collinite wax last even longer but attracts dust like crazy. A little goes a long way!
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Sealants are basically another term for synthetic wax. Carnauba doesn't last as long as synthetics, and with that being said.. you should check out the Meguiars ultimate liquid wax. Goes on real easy and lasts pretty long. Collinite wax last even longer but attracts dust like crazy. A little goes a long way!
basically that is wrong. Sealants are synthetic compounds and waxes are organic compounds. Sealants will last longer, are more durable offering better protection. Waxes like Carnauba offer deeper gloss. Many pro detailers will top a sealant coat with a Carnauba to get the benefits of both.

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Old 11-12-2018, 03:10 PM
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My car is a daily driver (78,700) miles I generally apply something twice a year. Car looks great.....
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Originally Posted by gtam85 View Post
Sealants are basically another term for synthetic wax. Carnauba doesn't last as long as synthetics, and with that being said.. you should check out the Meguiars ultimate liquid wax. Goes on real easy and lasts pretty long. Collinite wax last even longer but attracts dust like crazy. A little goes a long way!
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basically that is wrong. Sealants are synthetic compounds and waxes are organic compounds. Sealants will last longer, are more durable offering better protection. Waxes like Carnauba offer deeper gloss. Many pro detailers will top a sealant coat with a Carnauba to get the benefits of both.
hahah, okay..
a wax is a coating that protects and tops the clear coat.
a synthetic version of 'wax' is a sealant. don't see anything wrong there.

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Old 11-12-2018, 04:29 PM
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I like these and use them on all my 4 cars.
Rejex on the nose & hood to make bug removal easier.
Collinite on remainder of car,including glass.

These seem to last about 6 mos here in SC.
Detail spray after every drive.

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Old 11-12-2018, 04:36 PM
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Lots of great car care products on the market. My preference for car wash and sealant/polish is the Zaino line for the body (Z-7, Z-2, Z-CS, Z-6, Z-8). I use Mothers Kalifornica Gold Chrome Polish on my chrome wheels followed by Wheel Wax. Will see how the Wheel Wax works at keeping the brake dust off as it is my first use of the product.
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Do you use that on your tailpipes as well?
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Old 11-12-2018, 04:45 PM
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Yes, used Mothers on the tailpipe and worked really well getting them cleaned up.
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Old 11-12-2018, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by dbaker View Post
I like these and use them on all my 4 cars.
Rejex on the nose & hood to make bug removal easier.
Collinite on remainder of car,including glass.

These seem to last about 6 mos here in SC.
Detail spray after every drive.

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Have used all three and they are all great, my favorite is the Collinite Insulator Wax.
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hahah, okay..
a wax is a coating that protects and tops the clear coat.
a synthetic version of 'wax' is a sealant. don't see anything wrong there.
try again. not even close. you are comparing apples and oranges. sealants are man made and much more durable than waxes. Sealants are made from crosslinked polymers not found in nature. They are synthesized chemically. They make for very hard and durable coatings. Waxes on the other hand are made from natural substances like a tree, plant, or seed, and it can also be made from an organic substance like beeswax. You cannot put a sealant on top of a wax but you can put a wax topping over a sealant. Sealants are the most widely used protective coatings enthusiasts put on their vehicle's paint. This is due primarily to their durability, ease of application, their cost, and the mirror like finishes they can yield.
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Old 11-12-2018, 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by dbaker View Post
I like these and use them on all my 4 cars.
Rejex on the nose & hood to make bug removal easier.
Collinite on remainder of car,including glass.

These seem to last about 6 mos here in SC.
Detail spray after every drive.

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I agree with the Collinite recommendation... I use the paste wax Collinite 476 and it lasts about 9-10 months with a double application 24 hr apart.

I forgot to add... MMD is correct about the difference between sealants and waxes--sealants chemically bond and protect the paint, waxes "protect" the sealant and enhance the shine. Sealant first, 24 hr repeat, then wax 24 hr later, and wax again after another 24--however, multiple coats of wax are a diminishing return endeavor. One coat's great; two probably rewards the effort, but three isn't adding much.

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Old 11-12-2018, 06:55 PM
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I have used Blackfire products on my c5 and now my 17 GS. I have had great results washing , Clay , sealant and then a wax on top of sealant. I found that the coat of wax over sealant gives car a deeper wet look. I haven't put these products over a car with coatings already applied. I get the Blackfire products from Autogeek. They have a Veterans Day sale on now with 25% off using VET25 I just restocked up on some. Post pic's after detailing no matter what product you chose. Dave
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Old 11-12-2018, 07:02 PM
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Pinacle BlackFire. There is no better in my opinion. Expensive but so is your car. The results are unmatched.
Check out autogeek.com

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Old 11-12-2018, 07:18 PM
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Difference between wax and sealant

I never said they were the same, but if you go bare bones and think about it.. both serve the purpose of protecting the paint and repelling and sealants are synthetic. That's the point I was getting at
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Old 11-12-2018, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by gtam85 View Post
Difference between wax and sealant

I never said they were the same, but if you go bare bones and think about it.. both serve the purpose of protecting the paint and repelling and sealants are synthetic. That's the point I was getting at
That is like comparing 30W conventional motor oil with Mobil 1 ESP 0W-40 Dexos2 synthetic motor oil. Would you use 30 weight conventional motor oil in your LT1? They both do the same thing by providing lubricity to the moving parts of an internal combustion engine...right?
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Originally Posted by MMD View Post

That is like comparing 30W conventional motor oil with Mobil 1 ESP 0W-40 Dexos2 synthetic motor oil. Would you use 30 weight conventional motor oil in your LT1? They both do the same thing by providing lubricity to the moving parts of an internal combustion engine...right?
but the LT1 requires a specific oil. wax and sealants are a personal choice. some prefer one over others. one wax/sealant won't harm the vehicles paint over another choice.
but ok guy, you win. The OP asked for some advice, I gave my .02 cents.
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Old 11-12-2018, 08:21 PM
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I personally like Rejex. Easy to apply and lasts quite a while.
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Old 11-12-2018, 10:32 PM
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Turtle wax super hard shell.
Works great, 1 or 2 times a year.
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