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Best WAX for cold weather?

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by nart2222, Dec 13, 2003.

  1. nart2222

    nart2222 Rookie

    Nov 28, 2003
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    Hi,

    I'm going to wax my Ferrari and want to know what the best recc. product is?
     
  2. Chip D

    Chip D Formula Junior

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  3. Mike C

    Mike C F1 Veteran
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    Same here, *if* you're going to use a wax. I personally favor a polymer like Finish First or Zaino Brothers. See the "Concours & Detailing Tips" series in the FCA Monthly News Bulletin. I'll never go back to waxing the Ferrari!
     
  4. Mitch Alsup

    Mitch Alsup F1 Veteran

    Nov 4, 2003
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    If you are going to use a wax and it has to be availabele at the local car parts store;

    You should know that Mothers wax is a lot harder than Maguires; It doesn't shine as well, but its a lot harder.

    Your milage may vary.
     
  5. TCM

    TCM Formula Junior

    Nov 10, 2003
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    This is not a simple answer. It depends on what you want out of the wax. Cold weather will not effect a wax once it is bonded to your paint. Only the application part is effected when cold (harder to apply).

    If you want more protection and a glossy shine I would reccomend a sealent such as Zaino, Crystal Guard, Klasse, etc. On the other hand, if you want a extreme depth of shine and deeper color you should be using a carnuaba based product such as Meguiars, P21S, Zymol, Pinnacle, etc. Choose a yellow carnuaba wax for more protection and a white carnuaba wax for superior shine. Hope this helps.
     
  6. nart2222

    nart2222 Rookie

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    {Choose a yellow carnuaba wax for more protection and a white carnuaba wax for superior shine. Hope this helps.)

    Thank You!
     
  7. BWS550

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  8. DrewH

    DrewH F1 Rookie
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    Carnuaba paste wax will last the longest and give the best protection. If it is in liquid form and easy to put on and easy to remove it may look good when your finished but it won't last.

    I owned two auto detail shops and used to do the protection packages for the local Ford, Chevy and Volkswagen dealers for 6 years. They would tell their customers that they were purchasing a lifetime shine package but in reality 20 automatic car washes later and it's gone!

    I am a big Meguiars fan. If you just want protection try their carnuaba paste.

    DrewH
     
  9. FL 355

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    For winter? Are you referring to temp or road conditions?

    Temp will not impact a wax...for protection (salt) any polymer will outlast a carnuaba.

    Typically, carnuaba gives a deep shine and is favored by many at shows, especially on dark colored cars . However, carnuaba will wash off in about 4-6 car washes

    Polymer's are more "reflective" in their shine characteristics, however can last 6 months.

    You can try to get the best of both worlds as some polymer's are compatible with carnuaba. For instance, last month I used Klasse (polymer) and topped it with a carnuaba (P21-S).
     

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