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    Best Polish or Wax for White Cars?

    I have a Alpine White BMW, what should I apply for the best wet shine? I have Deep Crystal Polish, but it pretty much says "High-Gloss Shine on Dark Color Cars". Is this possible for White cars? I have seen some White cars sparkling. Should I skip the polish all together and skip to NXT 2.0 wax? I use NXT 2.0, it produces a nice shine, but maybe im applying it too thick.


    Someone told me Pinnacle Sovern(sp?) and Mirror Glaze 16 are the only products that produce a wet shine on white cars. Can someone recommend me some.

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    Re: Best Polish or Wax for White Cars?

    It has more to do with prep work than the wax if you ask me. Have you attempted to remove the light swirls and hazing before waxing? They reduce gloss.
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    Re: Best Polish or Wax for White Cars?

    Yeah maybe thats it. Everyone tells me how nice my car looks, Maybe I'm too pressed over discovering the ultimate shine. Here is a picture of it:



    I have yet to use a cleaner wax or Scratch X on the entire car.

    Tomorrow I'm going to follow this prep

    Wash
    Clay
    2 coats of Scratch-X
    1 coat Cleaner Wax
    1 coat of Mirror Glaze #7
    1 or 2 coats of NXT 2.0 Wax

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    Re: Best Polish or Wax for White Cars?

    To me the prep work determines in a large measure the end result. if you follow the Meguiars 5 step system. I believe whatever Meguiars wax you choose for your last step will give you the best protection and shine possible.
    quality creates its own demand

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    Re: Best Polish or Wax for White Cars?

    If you have never done polishing on the car before you definitely are leaving some shine on the table.

    That's a lot of paint to work by hand, so you may want to consider a Meguiar's G110 DA polisher and some of the new products coming out early 2009.
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    Re: Best Polish or Wax for White Cars?

    Quote Originally Posted by rbjones6 View Post
    Tomorrow I'm going to follow this prep

    Wash
    Clay
    2 coats of Scratch-X
    1 coat Cleaner Wax
    1 coat of Mirror Glaze #7
    1 or 2 coats of NXT 2.0 Wax
    RB, as Mark has observed, you may be trying to do too much by hand. Consider restricting yourself to one application of ScratchX, rather than attempting to polish the entire car twice.

    After the Scratch-X, there is no need to apply Cleaner Wax. You will have already cleaned the paint. Move straight to #7 and two coats of NXT.

    Reserve the entire day for the process you have outlined above.

    Good luck!

    Al

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    Re: Best Polish or Wax for White Cars?

    Quote Originally Posted by rbjones6 View Post
    I have yet to use a cleaner wax or Scratch X on the entire car.

    Tomorrow I'm going to follow this prep

    Wash
    Clay
    2 coats of Scratch-X
    1 coat Cleaner Wax
    1 coat of Mirror Glaze #7
    1 or 2 coats of NXT 2.0 Wax
    Skip the cleaner/wax. When you are using all seperate cleaning, polishing, and waxing products, you dont need to include an all-in-one type product.
    '08 Subaru Legacy 2.5i SE - Newport Blue Pearl

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    Re: Best Polish or Wax for White Cars?

    Cool thanks everyone

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    Re: Best Polish or Wax for White Cars?

    hey rbjones6,

    check out my latest thread "2004 Acura TSX." I recommend Meguiars ColorX if you haven't tried it yet. Good product for sure.

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    Re: Best Polish or Wax for White Cars?

    I would say that right now NXT 2.0 would be the product of choice.

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