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Old 05-18-2013, 09:29 AM   #1
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Carnauba wax grades

I was just emailed an ad from a vendor advertising a brand of 100% carnauba waxes ranging from $39.95 to $159.95

I currently use a squeeze bottle carnauba (Mothers California Gold Pure carnauba, about $9.00) for my daily cars that sit outside and they look great, water beads well for 1 1/2 -2 months.

On my garaged BMW I user Dodo juice wax "Diamond White", designed for light color cars - about $80 a tub. Twice a year and the car looks great. The car rarely sees rain, never snow.

My question, is there really a difference between $40 and $160 Carnauba waxes? It's time for me to buy more

What is your fav and why?
2001 325ci Convertible - Titanium Silver

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Old 05-18-2013, 06:56 PM   #2
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It really depends. It's all very subjective due to people's different tastes.

I recommend experimenting with some lower price products first, I personally wouldn't spend more than $60-80 a tub. I personally get great results with collinite products (they usually last 4-12 months), Klasse twins and $40 tin paste waxes. If you want a show car look over durability then make spending more on wax is worth it, if you can tell the difference.

Again, all subjective.

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