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Best liquid car wax?

Post by fez_7 » Thu May 10, 2018 3:26 pm

Now that the weather is picking up I want to ensure my black car is nice and shiny. Basically I’m looking for a glossy showroom-look/mirror finish so I’m wondering what polish/wax do you guys use or recommend?

I’m not looking to spend too much and prefer to be able to buy something off the shelf instead of having to order online and wait for delivery.

I used the Simoniz stuff that comes in a gold tin last time. I admit it was good but it took ages to buff off so I’m thinking a liquid wax would be better this time. So something cheap, quick and easy to apply with a high-shine and long-lasting protection. Any ideas?
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Post by marco_polo » Thu May 10, 2018 3:30 pm

Quick and easy, available from Halfords today: http://www.halfords.com/motoring/car-cl ... iler-650ml

It's a liquid spray so obviously won't give endless protection/shine, but it's so quick to re-apply it doesn't really matter.
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Post by chandler » Thu May 10, 2018 3:42 pm

I have a decent sealent (finish kare 1000p) so top up after each wash with Autoglyms Aqua wax which brings up a nice shine. i guess you could seal before with Autoglyms Extra Gloss Protection to provide a good base.

Although the best wax I've used recently is bilthamber's double speed wax but that is really an online purchase.

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Post by baderlfc » Thu May 10, 2018 4:06 pm

Sonax Quick Detailer is by far the best product ive used for ease of application, quickness and longevity of effectiveness.

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Post by fez_7 » Thu May 10, 2018 5:21 pm

Cheers guys! I looked into some of these spray waxes and was initially put off by them as they seem to be more for a temporary wax in between washes but now I’m leaning more towards them. Considering Meguiars as they seem to be good for black cars.
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Post by JohnnyR » Thu May 10, 2018 7:40 pm

Hi, I don't have a black car anymore but have a bottle and a half of Poorboys Black Hole Glaze you are welcome to if you want it. I bought it for a beloved black 125i that I stupidly sold and is still miss to this day. It's a glaze not a wax so you need to put it on like a polish (light cover, let it haze then buff off then repeat for best results) then you need to wax or seal over it (I use Supernatural Hybrid now). Dead easy to use and gives a brilliant wet look. Needs a bit more time invested than just a spray wax but I guarantee that you will be well chuffed with yourself once you use this stuff. It was recommended to me by BlackRoc (see the detailing section for his brilliant tutorials) and I would rather see it used than wasted. It's a bit old school these days but still a good product in my eyes.

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Post by fez_7 » Thu May 10, 2018 7:52 pm

JohnnyR wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 7:40 pm
Hi, I don't have a black car anymore but have a bottle and a half of Poorboys Black Hole Glaze you are welcome to if you want it. I bought it for a beloved black 125i that I stupidly sold and is still miss to this day. It's a glaze not a wax so you need to put it on like a polish (light cover, let it haze then buff off then repeat for best results) then you need to wax or seal over it (I use Supernatural Hybrid now). Dead easy to use and gives a brilliant wet look. Needs a bit more time invested than just a spray wax but I guarantee that you will be well chuffed with yourself once you use this stuff. It was recommended to me by BlackRoc (see the detailing section for his brilliant tutorials) and I would rather see it used than wasted. It's a bit old school these days but still a good product in my eyes.

PM me a postal address if you want it.
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Post by shrjun » Fri May 11, 2018 8:59 am

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wipe on wipe off wax - and can even be applied onto a slightly wet car - no durability though.

The quick detailers mentioned above are just that - detailers - only useful for a quick wipe down.
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Post by fez_7 » Fri May 11, 2018 6:21 pm

Thanks again to JohnnyR for the Poorboys glaze, it’s reviews seem fantastic. I was going to wax my car this weekend hence why I wanted something off the shelf but now I’m going to wait for the glaze to arrive so will probably top it off with Natty’s blue liquid wax since it’s fairly cheap and should be quicker to apply and remove compared to a paste, plus it’s more durable than the sprays and contains carnauba.

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Re: Best liquid car wax?

Post by fez_7 » Fri May 11, 2018 10:36 pm

RDowson wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 4:11 pm
The best product I've used in years is Meguiar's Ultimate Fast Finish. It's an aerosol spray 'wax' rather than a liquid but is increibly easy to apply, no buffing is required and it can last 12 months/100 washes!

It's genuinely brilliant, and I've used just about every product you can think of!

It's just out in the UK but has been out in the states for a while now.

Halfrauds sell it too!
I’ve looked into this a bit more actually and now I’m thinking of going for this instead. Mainly because it’ll be so quick to apply after having spent my time glazing. What put me off initially is that it’s an aerosol and doesn’t contain carnauba but as it seems to be so durable and you still get the shine I think it could be a winner. Is it a sealant and a wax?
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Re: Best liquid car wax?

Post by mrash » Sat May 12, 2018 9:06 am

The aerosol wax is intriguing. Any photos of the results from using it?
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Re: Best liquid car wax?

Post by fez_7 » Thu May 31, 2018 2:23 am

I carried out my first detail over the bank holiday so I thought I’d share some pics and leave a review of how I got on. It was all done by hand so it took me about 4 hours in total after washing the car first.

The products I used are:
Polish: Meguiar’s Ultimate Compund
Glaze: Poorboys Black Hole (thanks to JohnnyR)
Sealant: Meguiar’s Ultimate Fast Finish

I worked on 1 panel at a time, applying all 3 of the above on the 1 panel before moving onto the next so I could see the difference compared to the rest of the car.

I firstly polished to get rid of some light scratches and swirls all over the car. This is a liquid polish and a micro-abrasive product which I chose for its ease of use. After using it it didn’t appear to be so aggressive which I’m happy with. I used a foam applicator to apply it and then buffed it off with a microfibre. It was nice and easy to work with and it helped begin to bring out the shine of the metallic black sapphire paintwork.

I then applied the glaze. This was my first time using a glaze but it was again really easy to wipe on and buff off using another foam applicator and microfibre and it added a deep wet look and mirror-like finish which was quite impressive. It also has a pleasant bubblegum smell to it. :D As it’s a glaze it filled the minor imperfections in my paintwork to make my car look like it had just left the showroom. I just wish I got to see my car under some proper lighting!

Finally, I applied the sealant as my LSP for protection and extra shine. As discussed previously in this thread, its an aerosol product so it felt a bit strange applying it. You spray onto the microfibre that comes with it and then wipe it onto the car so it was hard to tell how much I’d applied as you can’t really see it. I made sure I covered each panel though and I then wiped back over it after flipping the cloth over to ensure an even coating. This was really easy and fast to apply (literally WOWO) but it was hard to tell how much extra shine it created since I had already polished and glazed the car. I’m hoping it seals these 2 products in for a few weeks though. My plan going forward will be to quickly apply this after each wash for shine and protection when I don’t have time to glaze in between.

The paintwork was unbelievably slick after my first detail which made it all worth it. Unfortunately I didn’t have time to take photos straight after as I had to pop out but here are some shots from the following day:

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It slightly rained earlier today too so I got to see some beading:
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Re: Best liquid car wax?

Post by fez_7 » Thu May 31, 2018 3:19 pm

RDowson wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 11:18 am
Exactly the same products I use!

I skipped the polish stage and just cleaned the paint with Black Hole followed by Fast Finish as my car is new and the paint condition is good but on an older car I would use Ultimate Compound too.

If you feel like going crazy you can add wax on top of the sealant for even more protection!
I’m loving the Meguair’s range tbh! They’re really easy to use, reasonably priced and you can pick them up off the shelf instead of having to wait for delivery. The Poorboys glaze was brilliant as well because you can use it in any weather and it smells amazing!

I didn’t know you could put anything over the sealant. I doubt I’ll be detailing again for a while now but for when I do you’ve tempted me to go crazy :lol: especially since I won’t be polishing it first next time.

I’ve decided on Poorboys Natty’s Blue wax to complement my existing products but can’t decide between the paste or liquid versions. I was originally put off paste waxes based on my last experience with the Simoniz stuff which was a nightmare to remove but apparently the PB paste is nice and easy to work with. Can anyone back this up? Alternatively I can just go for the liquid version but I’m not sure if this was intended to be applied by machine instead?
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Re: Best liquid car wax?

Post by Sam1er » Thu May 31, 2018 4:09 pm

The simonize wax is probably one of the worst waxes out there :lol: Lots of nicer waxes to choose from. Have a look at bilthamber finis wax or double speed wax. Collinite 915 or 476 are also cheap and a good shout. fk1000p is another cheap and good wax. Would be hard pressed to beat those for the money.
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