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Old 03-23-2014, 09:35 PM   #1
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opinions on meguiars(sp?) black wax?

I did a quick wash/wax job the other day and realized i really need to do a good full detail, possibly including clay bar. My car is raven, so I was thinking about getting tube of the new meguiars black wax. I just don't know if it is all hype and doesn't offer good protection or what...Anyone have a better suggestion on a good cleaning, protective wax?
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I definitely recommend you clay bar. I use Meguiar's Gold Class carnauba wax every few months with regular hand washings between. I like the carnauba because it's easy to apply and looks good, the downside being it needs to be reapplied often. I'd probably clay bar twice a year as well.
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I havnt clay barred yet simply due to time constraints. I know how well it works though. Is there a better sealing wax for after claying?
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But what about the black wax?
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Colored waxes are a bandaid at best and a gimmick at worst. After claying your car, use a quality sealant, let the sealant harden over 24 hours then top with the carnauba wax of your choice.


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Personally I did not try the black wax but I did try Maguire ultimate wax and it did an amazing job

Edit: I have a raven frs too
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I used the white wax and it was a gimmick. Stick to carnuba or get a sealer
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I used the white wax and it was a gimmick. Stick to carnuba or get a sealer
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Check out www.shinesupply.com his products work really good! And are fair priced
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Colored waxes are a bandaid at best and a gimmick at worst. After claying your car, use a quality sealant, let the sealant harden over 24 hours then top with the carnauba wax of your choice.


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That is kinda what I was thinking...Thanks for the tip on letting sealant harder for a day. Would you then wash and wax afterwards? Obviously you can't let it sit and then just wax it without cleaning.
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That is kinda what I was thinking...Thanks for the tip on letting sealant harder for a day. Would you then wash and wax afterwards? Obviously you can't let it sit and then just wax it without cleaning.
I have a garage, which isn't very dusty, so I don't wash the car prior to waxing the next day. Depending on your situation, you could either use a california duster, drag a plush microfiber over the surface (zero pressure), or wash it.

Assuming it hasn't been driven or been left out in the elements, it shouldn't need much more than a quick dusting.
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for the money, it's hard to beat Chemical Guys products.

Meguiar's is good, but you can do better in the price bracket.
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I have a garage, which isn't very dusty, so I don't wash the car prior to waxing the next day. Depending on your situation, you could either use a california duster, drag a plush microfiber over the surface (zero pressure), or wash it.

Assuming it hasn't been driven or been left out in the elements, it shouldn't need much more than a quick dusting.
I have a garage. The problem is that I have 2 motorcycles in it, my tools box, and a couch, lol...Need to get rid of the couch in order to fit the car in.
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