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Best Wax For Pewter Cars

This is a discussion on Best Wax For Pewter Cars within the Showcar and Detailing forums, part of the General Help category; I want to wax my pewter T/A soon,but unfortunetly I dont know what to wax it with.My paint is in ...

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    I want to wax my pewter T/A soon,but unfortunetly I dont know what to wax it with.My paint is in excellent condition it still has a decent shine,but I think it could even better with the right wax,I was wondering how many of you guys ever waxed your pewter fbodies,vettes,gtos etc? can you guys post pics & feel free to suggest products you used or heard good things about thanks in advance

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    I don think there's a pewter specific wax, I think black is the only color that might require special attention, but that's only b/c it shows flaws more than any other color.

    I've heard alot about the zaino products from many members here, no one seems to be disappointed with the outcome. That's the direction I'll hopefully be taking this summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KMdef9 View Post
    I don think there's a pewter specific wax, I think black is the only color that might require spicial attention, but that's only b/c it shows flaws more than any other color.

    I've heard alot about the zaino products from many members here, no one seems to be disappointed with the outcome. That's the direction I'll hopefully be taking this summer.
    thanx I want to wax my car before the summer while its not real hot outside I just might give zaino products a shot,or just use mothers or mequiars

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    My car's pewter and I use Zaino on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fbodyNATION View Post
    I want to wax my pewter T/A soon,but unfortunetly I dont know what to wax it with.My paint is in excellent condition it still has a decent shine,but I think it could even better with the right wax,I was wondering how many of you guys ever waxed your pewter fbodies,vettes,gtos etc? can you guys post pics & feel free to suggest products you used or heard good things about thanks in advance
    I have some personal recommendations I can give you that will leave you pleased, but first, you need to get a claybar.
    It's paramount that you clay your car, you will be impressed how smooth your paint will feel. It will pull crud from your paint where you thought there was none. This will improve the optical clarity of your paint and waxing it afterwards, will be the icing on the cake.
    I'd recommend Clay Magic. The fine grade blue one. The red one is too coarse.

    Pepboys, or Advance Autoparts carries it.
    If you need to know how to claybar, how to use it, do a search, or PM me and I can take you step by step.

    For sealant/wax. I'd recommend a sealant it's called Liquid Glass. It's been around for a while and it's been reformulated.
    I compare LG to any of the top sealants in the market in durability, protection, and great shine and gloss

    I've been using it for a while. A corvette owner recommended it to me a while back, and I remembered it one time I've run out of my Blackfire and with little time to order, I went to Advance Autoparts and picked up one can of Liquid Glass. I've been happy with it ever since...
    It costs $23-25 bucks. I'll get it here for $22 and change...

    I used it on the black Gallardo and the silver Ford GT detail I did a few weeks back. See it for yourself...

    At the end, you could use whatever you feel like. There are some good recommendtions in wax and sealants already posted, and I thought I'd chip in with mine...

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    ZAINO ZAINO ZAINO. My old pewter z would just shine like crazy. Best product out there. People would always ask me what I would use after seeing it shine. Hands down Zaino.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tatertot91 View Post
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    that's what I use. i doesn't seems to clear the clouds that i see on my hood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayTA98 View Post
    that's what I use. i doesn't seems to clear the clouds that i see on my hood.
    LoL I hope to have that problem one day

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    Some people swear by Zaino, seems to be a long tedious process when first applying their product(s), but fairly simple after that first stripping, claybar'ing, and whatever else needs to be done. We're on the tail end of snowy weather (if not already out of it), so I'm going to coin up for the package, and post back with results in the next 2-3 weeks after I get it in and get it on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tatertot91 View Post
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    Meguiars just came out with a new wax that is one step up from the NXT 2.0 - its called Meguiars Ultimate Wax, its about $5 more than NXT.

    Soon as the weather gets nice I'll be getting some to see how it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wesman View Post
    Meguiars just came out with a new wax that is one step up from the NXT 2.0 - its called Meguiars Ultimate Wax, its about $5 more than NXT.

    Soon as the weather gets nice I'll be getting some to see how it is.
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    Until I find something better, it's Zaino here too. I've had people ask me if my paint job was an after market custom before because of the depth and clarity of the paint.

    Quote Originally Posted by pewterzron View Post
    ZAINO ZAINO ZAINO. My old pewter z would just shine like crazy. Best product out there. People would always ask me what I would use after seeing it shine. Hands down Zaino.

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    That's the case for any product you use. The prep work takes the most time but is important if you wanna get the best results from your polish/wax.

    Quote Originally Posted by MrMasterCraft View Post
    Some people swear by Zaino, seems to be a long tedious process when first applying their product(s), but fairly simple after that first stripping, claybar'ing, and whatever else needs to be done. We're on the tail end of snowy weather (if not already out of it), so I'm going to coin up for the package, and post back with results in the next 2-3 weeks after I get it in and get it on.

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    i just polished and waxed my pewter z28 the other day with the meguiars products. looks friggin good IMO and it was my first time ever polishing/waxing a car

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    meguiars tech wax. 2.0. wet shine. thats the only stuff i use. havent ever heard of zaino until i got on here. anyone have more info on that stuff.

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    This is a good place to start.

    http://ls1.com/forums/showthread.php?t=40565

    Quote Originally Posted by Chevyman2000 View Post
    meguiars tech wax. 2.0. wet shine. thats the only stuff i use. havent ever heard of zaino until i got on here. anyone have more info on that stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiggyZ View Post
    This is a good place to start.

    http://ls1.com/forums/showthread.php?t=40565
    thanks for the link, much appricated. i mite just have to get some and try it

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