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    Silver car?

    I have a bright silver metalic paint and I was wondering if its a waste to wax it...cause i did it when i first got the car and i would tell no diffrence? am i wasting my time?

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    No, you are not wasting your time at all.

    You always want to keep your clear coat protected - no matter what the color.

    My very first car was the same color, but without a clear coat. It took only a few months for the paint to dull.

    My 2002 RS is silver and is kept outside. So far, no problems.
    I claybar, polish and wax it only once a year.
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    claybar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigFed View Post
    I have a bright silver metalic paint and I was wondering if its a waste to wax it...cause i did it when i first got the car and i would tell no diffrence? am i wasting my time?
    Waxing is never a waste, Its a must! Your car needs to be polsihed and wax regardless of the color, its an important part of maintaing a nice paint job. You will defiently be able to tell a difference once you do wax, compared to just wahing it. Waxing will give it a wet look and also provide protection to keep your paint looking great for years to come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigFed View Post
    claybar?
    Claybars are great, this removes contamination, oxidation and other enviormental fallout. You will need to do this after washing and before polishing and waxing. Run your hand across your cars finish, if it feels rough like sand paper you need to clay the car, after claying the paint will feel buttery.

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    I think the wax worked well in my silver lol

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    Why would wax be a waste? Wax doubles not only as bringing out a deep color, but it also protects the paint. IMO, you should wax your car once every 30-40 days.

    With the exposure our cars get to the elements, it's really a must.

    P.S. I detail cars for a living

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    Absolutely waxing is important and it does make a difference in the look. Zaino products are the definite way to go!! No wax build-up and a deep shine.

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    Waxed mine with Tropicare products....claybar, swirel remover, and then polish....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad02z View Post
    Waxed mine with Tropicare products....claybar, swirel remover, and then polish....

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    ever considered lowering it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmhvenom View Post
    ever considered lowering it?
    Yes I have Hotchkis springs in my garage.....just haven't found anyone willing to install them locally.....

    John

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    All I use on mine is the Turtle Wax ice, Run it through the touchless car wash, dry it off and apply the ice stuff. Not the spray ice, the bottle one. Works great and makes the car shine.


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