This weekend was a break in the temperatures, and it was a sign I had to get my new car waxed and ready for *gulp* winter.
I have used NXT 2.0 on my other car for years with great results. Now with a new car, I decided on giving the Ultimate Liquid Wax a shot. At first, I didn't know about it until I was at the store ready to pick up another bottle of NXT 2.0. I had to do some quick online research to learn more about it. Then, I decided to pick up a bottle.
I can only echo much of the points raised by others. I used a Meguiars Clay Bar kit to clean the surface (even with a brand-new car, I'm a bit surprised at the bonded contaminants that got there). I made sure I had a very thin coating applied to the sheetmetal. I actually tried waxing the whole car first versus doing a few panels. I did have some slight streaking in some areas, but I am attributing that to too much product being applied (I have a tendency to do that). To minimize any streaking from any product I use, I ended the wax job with a spritz of detailer (now faithfully using Ultimate Quick Detailer) and watch the shine.
I also avoided contact with the clear bra I have installed. For that, I used Ultimate Quick Wax.
If I had to nitpick, the only two things I didn't like were the following:
1. The packaging: Maybe it was my particular packaging, but there were significant flakes and excess of cut paper -- probably from cutting the cardboard to its packaging size. The microfibre towel inside attracted them, which made me second guess using it. The upshot I guess is that with it being paper, it could be more easily recycled.
2. Canadian pricing: My local retailer had it for $34.99 CDN. I know with our exchange rate, that's still a hefty price when online at Meguiars the same package goes for $29.99 USD. Even years ago I came away from shows where products were significantly cheaper. The price discrepany may not seem huge, but us Canadians really feel it and I'm sure there are comments about it.
Still, Meguiars is a very good product, and like others I'm going to see how well ULW lasts given the upcoming winter weather. I'm probably going to try ULW on my other car, which has used NXT 2.0 for the last 4 years.
And here is the car: