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    White wax on a metallic white Sienna van: a review

    A few weeks ago Cfilly (Craig) and I exchanged some products each of us wanted to try, white wax for me and #7 glaze for him. My Sienna was detailed for the winter last fall and since then I haven't done anything except to wash it, often in a touchless car wash during the winter. I drive it when the weather is bad but keep it garaged. The paint looked not grimy but not sparkling clean. Typical I guess after a long winter. I don't have pics because my camera was not cooperating.

    Started off with a two bucket wash using Gold Class shampoo, my go-to because it's pure soap. Next came the smooth surface clay kit, and while some dirt showed on the clay it wasn't black, just a Denver light brown you might say. (Denver sits east of the mountains/foothills and in the winter there's an inversion layer known as the brown cloud. It's as bad as it sounds.)

    Claying finished, I taped off some parts then used a 5 1/2" polishing pad on my Griot's and went with speed 4.5, moderate pressure, on the hood test spot. Looked OK so I stayed with that, lightening up the pressure toward the end of each pass. The wax is a joy to work with, spreads easily, and after adjusting how much to put on the pad, it went well. Finished half the hood, waited a bit, then wiped it clean. No dusting. Pulled it into the sun and the waxed section was a gleaming white compared to the very light beige of the other half.

    I haven't used an AIO for a couple of years, and this white wax seems like the latest generation that's been developed. I'm impressed. I may use it on my silver Avalon also, if the paint suggests it would be enough.

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    Re: White wax on a metallic white Sienna van: a review

    Glad you liked it and thanks for sharing.

    I've heard lots of good things about WW. I haven't tried it yet because I've got quite a lot of D151 to get through first.

    (Knowing me, I'll probably still buy some soon though)
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    I own a silver vehicle and a black vehicle owns me. The black one demands attention, washing, detailing, waxing and an occasional dinner out at a nice restaurant. The silver one demands nothing and it looks just fine. I think the black vehicle is taking advantage of me, and the silver car is more my style. We can go out for a drive without her makeup and she looks fine. If I want to take the black one out, it is three or four hours in the "bathroom" to get ready.

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    Re: White wax on a metallic white Sienna van: a review

    Thanks for the review, Joe! As you've discovered, White Wax is a pretty potent cleaner wax that can do wonders to rejuvenate lighter colored vehicles that have experienced some time in the elements. Obviously on a brand spanking new car it's not going to make a huge improvement, but once that light colored vehicle has been around awhile, it's amazing how much dirt can accumulate in the surface pores of the paint and really dull down the finish. That's where White Wax really..... um.... shines!!
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    Re: White wax on a metallic white Sienna van: a review

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Dragon View Post
    A few weeks ago Cfilly (Craig) and I exchanged some products each of us wanted to try, white wax for me and #7 glaze for him. My Sienna was detailed for the winter last fall and since then I haven't done anything except to wash it, often in a touchless car wash during the winter. I drive it when the weather is bad but keep it garaged. The paint looked not grimy but not sparkling clean. Typical I guess after a long winter. I don't have pics because my camera was not cooperating.

    Started off with a two bucket wash using Gold Class shampoo, my go-to because it's pure soap. Next came the smooth surface clay kit, and while some dirt showed on the clay it wasn't black, just a Denver light brown you might say. (Denver sits east of the mountains/foothills and in the winter there's an inversion layer known as the brown cloud. It's as bad as it sounds.)

    Claying finished, I taped off some parts then used a 5 1/2" polishing pad on my Griot's and went with speed 4.5, moderate pressure, on the hood test spot. Looked OK so I stayed with that, lightening up the pressure toward the end of each pass. The wax is a joy to work with, spreads easily, and after adjusting how much to put on the pad, it went well. Finished half the hood, waited a bit, then wiped it clean. No dusting. Pulled it into the sun and the waxed section was a gleaming white compared to the very light beige of the other half.

    I haven't used an AIO for a couple of years, and this white wax seems like the latest generation that's been developed. I'm impressed. I may use it on my silver Avalon also, if the paint suggests it would be enough.

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    I'm glad everything went well Joe. I have a white Tahoe, and have used the White Wax on it and other lighter colored vehicles. Works as it is supposed to IMO. I will let you know when I get around to using the #7.

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