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First time paint correction/wax

MerlintheMad

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Or do you think it's acceptable to spout garbage?
Mellow out. Not everybody has your 99% requirement: Do I Really Need to Wax My Car or Is It a Waste of Time? | Torque News If we were to go by nobody else, we both get to "win" this one. Hah. :p

The deal here is to watch carefully and then get a paint correction and ceramic coating when the factory clear coat looks like it's finally getting distressed. I originally anticipated that this would be necessary every year or so. But so far I've not seen a need for that. Weekly ONR with distilled water (in the middle of winter, half and half with hot soft water) is keeping things clean and smooth. But at some point I am going to go to the local "auto spa" and get the full paint correction and ceramic coating to restore the clear coat.
 

narsnail

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Let me know when you guys are done making out so we can get back to it :confused:

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MerlintheMad

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You know what they say, if you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

When I get ceramic I'll chime in; hopefully it won't be for a while yet. And microfiber is a good place to save money: don't go for the trendy ones. Just go down to O'Reilly's and get the Viking drying towels and clean towels if you must. I clean with 100% cotton terry cloth, white, so that they instantly show dirt: keep flipping them to a new surface (these are 14x16" if I recall correctly, could be 18", but about that size); dry with microfiber. I like the Viking because they are two-sided; one for glass, the other for paint/PPF/not glass; I use them on my wheels too; wash them every time you use them. See, I can stay close to on topic. :D
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5tinger

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If you plan to keep the car for 10+ years like i do, only makes sense to keep the paint nice and protected . Especially in harsh Canadian climates.

So after some more reading I have figured out NXT 2.0 is more a sealant after a paint correction, and I will use Collinite as the final layer of wax. I'm fine re applying every 3 or 4 months, I'll look i to a ceramic down the line maybe next year.
Meguiars NXT is a beast. The gloss it produces is unbeatable. Easily putting ceramics to shame.
 

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Meguiars NXT is a beast. The gloss it produces is unbeatable. Easily putting ceramics to shame.
I will be using the NXT as my sealant after the paint correction. I bought Fusso Soft99 as my top layer wax, very durable from what I've read.

I was supposed to do it over the long weekend but my pads and compounds got stuck at customs twice over a $3 discrepancy, so I'll be waiting another month probably.
 

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I will be using the NXT as my sealant after the paint correction. I bought Fusso Soft99 as my top layer wax, very durable from what I've read.

I was supposed to do it over the long weekend but my pads and compounds got stuck at customs twice over a $3 discrepancy, so I'll be waiting another month probably.
You should order from carzilla.ca. Tons of products and coming from Canada. Check them out!
 

5tinger

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I will be using the NXT as my sealant after the paint correction. I bought Fusso Soft99 as my top layer wax, very durable from what I've read.

I was supposed to do it over the long weekend but my pads and compounds got stuck at customs twice over a $3 discrepancy, so I'll be waiting another month probably.
Be ultra careful with the Soft 99 Fusso coat.
I tried the dark version, and no matter how little of the product was applied, it would always leave a smeared and streaky finish.
The water beading was amazing though.
 

narsnail

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You should order from carzilla.ca. Tons of products and coming from Canada. Check them out!
I did, ordered about half of my stuff from there and it was here in less than a week, really impressed. The only thing they didn't have were the compounds and pads I ordered from Oberk.
Be ultra careful with the Soft 99 Fusso coat.
I tried the dark version, and no matter how little of the product was applied, it would always leave a smeared and streaky finish.
The water beading was amazing though.
I opened it up to look at it and noticed how, I guess chalky and hard it was. I was going to go with Collinite but I wanted the durability. If it is too hard to apply I'll buy the Collinite and leave the NXT as the final layer, it lasts a few weeks I would think.
 

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I don't think I've seen someone get so butthurt because they take care of their car differently.
 
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