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Mango 02-22-2013 08:47 PM

slick paint
 
I washed my car today and made a quick video just now. do you guys keep your paint nice and waxed? the wax i use is apparently extremely (like on the extreme end of durability) so I like it. thanks to my friend B for recommending it. anyway cool video of beading action.


Collinite

http://youtu.be/OEP8NlyVgW8

tock172 02-22-2013 08:58 PM

I use P21S 100% Carnauba wax after claying & polishing.

1 month:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8324/8...2a56a1f3_o.jpg

2 months:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8375/8...2b8f1314_o.jpg

Back in the old days when I used Eagle 1 nano wax, which I thought was pretty good for a spray on wax. Here it is at 3 weeks:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8291/7...34f2c51b_o.jpg

ramtin325i 02-22-2013 08:59 PM

Pshhh by the way you treat your car, ur whip still shines, even if you didnt wash it lol

So but seriously though the texture and quality of the paint looked great in the video, imagine what that would look like in person!

Have you every worked with meguiars wax mango? Not the spray but the yellowish substance

dreamdrivedrift 02-22-2013 09:01 PM

My car always has a base coat of Black Fire WD. Then for a topper I use either autoglym HD, pinnacle souveran, or P21S, depending on my mood

Mango 02-22-2013 09:10 PM

After wax, i use:

http://www.chemicalguys.com/v/vspfil.../WAC_808-2.jpg

Ramtin, I've used Meguiars Tech Wax before. Only meguiars wax i've used, really.

Tock, nice.

dmax 02-22-2013 09:38 PM

Nice thing about Fern Green...no one looks at it, so I don't have to be fussy about wax. It's so ugly...I don't want to call attention to it...just protect the paint.

Mango 02-22-2013 09:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dmax (Post 15189082)
Nice thing about Fern Green...no one looks at it, so I don't have to be fussy about wax. It's so ugly...I don't want to call attention to it...just protect the paint.

it's honestly a nice color, man. you should take care of it and be proud!!

330iPilot 02-22-2013 09:54 PM

I just piss on my paint. Seems to work well......

tock172 02-22-2013 09:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 330iPilot (Post 15189112)
I just piss on my paint. Seems to work well......

any videos?

330iPilot 02-22-2013 09:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tock172 (Post 15189120)
any videos?

Trust me, it's way too small to see anything.

peytonracer4 02-23-2013 12:08 AM

How long does it take you to wax? Do you clay each time?

tock172 02-23-2013 12:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by peytonracer4 (Post 15189406)
How long does it take you to wax? Do you clay each time?

I use spray wax after every wash. Doesn't take me longer than 15-20 minutes. I use a paste wax every 3-6 months which takes significantly longer. I clay and polish every 6 months. Claying takes hours.

Mango 02-23-2013 12:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by peytonracer4 (Post 15189406)
How long does it take you to wax? Do you clay each time?

Is this question directed at me? Sorry, confused.

If so: Not too long. IW is fairly easy to use.

peytonracer4 02-23-2013 01:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by E46Mango (Post 15189428)
Is this question directed at me? Sorry, confused.

If so: Not too long. IW is fairly easy to use.

directed at anyone who waxes their car. i don't wax as much as i'd like to because i feel the need to clay before and that takes a dauntingly long time.

ClaytonL 02-23-2013 02:49 AM

I use this same wax but I can't seem to get the same results you do. maybe I am doing it wrong? or maybe I need to use that follow up product.

2000_328CI 02-23-2013 05:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dmax (Post 15189082)
Nice thing about Fern Green...no one looks at it, so I don't have to be fussy about wax. It's so ugly...I don't want to call attention to it...just protect the paint.

:lmao:

kaldE46 02-23-2013 10:09 AM

Nice beading. I try to keep mine slick to the point where I can't lay a microfiber towel on it without it slipping off.

dmax 02-24-2013 02:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kaldE46 (Post 15190040)
Nice beading. I try to keep mine slick to the point where I can't lay a microfiber towel on it without it slipping off.

You really might want to be very careful about writing stuff like this around here. I'd bet you have about 20 PMs in your box right now...am I right?

They swept the beagle thing under the rug pretty quickly, but I know they're more fearful about autophilia issues coming out more publicly.

Gheybe manages a little support group here for the guys...I think it's every night at 7...maybe 8

2002GreenBMW 02-24-2013 05:13 PM

You can't put a layer of wax or sealant on your car(well you definitely shouldn't) unless you clay because you will trap all of those bonded contaminants under that layer of protection and it will just dig into your paint, claying is annoying but to the guy that said it takes hours??? It should take about 45 mins for any e46 and your car will love you for it.

Also, mango it's good to see your paint looks as good as your cooling system ;) :thumbsup:

NOVAbimmer 02-24-2013 05:24 PM

Dish detergent and steel wool. Does wonders.


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