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    I thought I would start a discussion about good detailing wax products to use after you spend major $$ on a paint job. What do you guys recommend?

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    When I first finished my 69 restoration in 1994 all I used was Maquires #7. After We got the MINI in 06 I was introduced to the Prima line of car care products. I use a product called Hydro for drying with a microfiber drying towel it is great stuff! Then for sealant and wax after clay barring I use Amigo sealant then Epic wax to finish. Im very pleased with the protection.

    Recently I've bought a sample size of DoDo Juice Purple Haze wax for dark colors and used it on the MINI. Jury still out if it?s better than the Prima products. Just my 2 cent experience.

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    • #3
      For years I've used Griots Garage products. Their BOSS system on my 1974 original paint TR6, and I use their liquid gloss poly wax on my freshly painted TR8.

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      • #4
        With limited time or energy I keep coming back to Zymol.

        Its a cleaner wax, more of a polish. Shines well, cleans and feeds the paint, but not as much longevity as a pure wax. I like what it does as a one step product.

        If I am really into it, then I might top it or use your polish of choice and top it with either Collinite 476s Super Doublecoat, or Collinite 845 Insulator wax, a liquid version of the 476s.

        Ive found no other Carnuba based wax which lasts longer, period.
        '74 TR6 CF13007U aka "Mr. T"
        Custom Blue (Delft-Like) and New Tan (Formerly Mallard and New Tan)
        Points, Ballast Bypassed, Bosch Blue Coil, Moss Cobalt Wires, Champion RN12YC plugs.
        Peaks and tweaks, but the spirit of Original
        Redlines always.
        My wife is the Driver, I'm just the Mechanic....

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        • #5
          When I was showing my 911, Zymol was my go to wax after a nice clay bar treatment. Smooth as a baby bottom and and helped bring home 5, 1st in class ribbons.

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          • #6
            Pinnacle Black Label Diamond Surface Coating. This slick ceramic coating beads water beautifully and surface dirt simply rinses away, chamois dry and my TR6 looks like its been professionally detailed. Lasts about 2 years before needing a recoat, lot longer than carnauba wax.

            Most impressive is the molten glass shine it provides. I didn't take notice until I attended my first local Cars & Coffee event which was scheduled at dusk in a harbour parking lot where they had incandescent light bulb string lights which crisscrossed the lot overhead.
            I'm standing around nursing a coffee and cigarette, the sunset and as the sky got darker I'm giggly mesmerized at how the ambient light reflected off my car and I'm saying to myself "damn, that looks just like Murano glass!" :cheer:

            Keep'em on the road! Cheers!

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            • #7
              I also am a Pinnacle fan. I still use their souveran carnauba wax. I have looked at the blacklabel but I still have quite a bit of the souveran left. Might try it after I use it up.
              TRminator 1968 TR250
              Frame off rotisserie restoration completed by myself and brother in 2014

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              • #8
                One for Griots, 20 years using their stuff and happy with the results. All depends if you zen out doing this type of thing.

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