I use TW Wax & Dry. For an entry-level product, it works surprisingly well. Goes on easy as I'm drying the car and leaves behind no residue. My cars are parked outside and they bead water for months. I don't even bother with regular wax anymore.
I took a clay bar to my 13yr old Honda Accord V6/MT coupe, then machine compounded, followed by Turtle Wax Hybrid Ceramic polish and then two coats of their Ceramic Spray Coating. Since then I have been using Hybrid Ceramic Wet Wax after every wash to maintain the protection. I'm hoping I don't need to polish again for at least a year. Products are all super easy to use.
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I just wash the car, spray the wax on and as i dry it applies. I don't strip any old wax layer off. It has never been an issue with how the sun beats down on the paint down here.This is a question for all of those who have switched to spray waxes. How are you guys cleaning and prepping the paint? I’m genuinely curious because I still use an AIO cleaner wax to clean the paint and remove light bonded contaminates in the process.
I tend to agree. I used the Meguiar's Hybrid Ceramic Wax a few times and wasn't impressed at all. It's OK for a quick job, not very long lasting though. I'd rather spend the extra time and use Powerlock.To me, if doesn't require some elbow grease to apply and remove, I do not believe it is a very durable product. I only use paste wax or sealant.
This is a question for all of those who have switched to spray waxes. How are you guys cleaning and prepping the paint? I’m genuinely curious because I still use an AIO cleaner wax to clean the paint and remove light bonded contaminates in the process.
Spray wax is all I use, but it's not really a wax. Many paste and liquid waxes are petroleum distillates. This is why most car soaps are pH neutral, so they don't disintegrate car waxes, but they also don't clean the vehicle very well. All the road film, grease, and oil is stuck to the clear coat, then a pH neutral soap is used that doesn't clean it, then a wax is added. Not a good deal at all. Use a high pH soap like Purple Power, then a good spray wax like Turtle Wax Ice or Griots, or whatever you want. Vehicle will always be 100% decontaminated and 100% waxed.
Agree, there is no denying and no short cut, as far as I am concerned for applying a stable long lasting wax/protectant to the paint.Been watching many video reviews of various spray products. Am especially interested in Meguiars Ultimate Quik Wax since I use Ultimate Liquid Wax. Seems to me that all of these products are difficult to apply and do not last very long. Meguiars hybrid ceramic looks easy but you wash most of the product away. Laying down the base coat looks like hard work and no one agrees on how to apply it. Since the benefits last only a few weeks, why bother? It is so easy to apply/remove Ultimate Liquid Wax, why bother with the spray stuff?