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meguiars NXT tech wax

Discussion in 'General' started by minux, Jul 22, 2006.

  1. minux

    minux Infidel Bear

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    Wondering something, how long do people leave this on the car before buffing off?

    Also is it normal for it to stay streaky after buffing off??

    I've never used this stuff, and after this application i am defiantly going back to using my standard products.
     
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    Assuming you have shaken it well before applying each time about 15 mins is ample for it to dry. I get a fairly good result with tech wax liquid by being frugal with it's application. When applied thickly it takes a lot of polishing to remove. If it's streaky you may have an uneven coat. A quick wipe down with wax and grease remover should get rid of the streaks and have it ready for another coat, providing the streaks wernt there in the first place. It's pretty good at masking very fine scratches but doesnt really give a deep gloss.
     
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    The product is ****, it is cloudy, leaves no gloss etc. I will stay with zaino and poorboys. For me meguiars is overrated and overpriced crap :)
     
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    I just tried Nxt Tech.. It's good stuff..

    The paste is anyway. Very easy to buff off..
     
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    davey g-force I'm a sceptic...

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    From my experience, NXT Tech is awsome. You can leave it to dry as long as you want really (provided car is not in the sun) but give it at least 10 minutes.

    It sounds to me like you're using too much. If you apply it evenly and thinly, it buffs off easily and streak-free. I've found it does leave a deep gloss which lasts a while. At first, I accidently got some on my windows and I found it buffed off real easy and with no streaks - so now I occasionally do my windows with it, with great results!

    Are you using a good, clean microfibre or towel cloth? That's pretty important in achieving good results without too much elbow grease. I use a towel cloth for the initial buff and a microfibre cloth for the final buff/wipe.

    I spose there's a lot of variables such as the condition of your paint and your technique, but I suggest you go to the Meguiars forum for handy hints and how-to's. I find it very informative.

    Happy waxing! :wax:

    ^^^EDIT^^^
    Just another thought. Don't forget, this may not be the right type of product for your car. If your paint is weathered or neglected, it may have needed a polish rather than a wax...
     
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    Im not arguing with you minux, it is not all it's cracked up to be. It's one of the better ones for a off the shelf in any store. I allways go back to Autoglym super resin polish it's easy to put on, can be found easly and gives a very nice gloss for the money. Zano and Poorboys are good gear but unless you buy the absolute cheapest rubbish the finish you will get is mostly relatied to the way it's applied.
     
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    what are you using to apply and remove the stuff? I've always used Meguiars and have no reason to change. Never tried the NXT wax though.

    A word of advice for anyone with a dark coloured car... I use Meguiars 'Deep crystal polish', followed by Meguiars 'wet look polymer sealant' to minimise swirl marks and after this stuff the surface feels smoother than glass. Finish with either Meguiars 'Deep crystal carnbauba wax" or Gold Class wax. It's endless hours of work but comes up a treat every time.
     
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    I would not recommend the NXT gen tech waxes to anyone without a buffing machine. The first time I used it I was polishing off the wax by hand and found it extremly difficult to remove. I let it dry for about 15 minutes but when I went to polish it off I released the stuff is not as easy to use as it says on the bottle. Had to crack out the buffer to remove it without leaving streaks.

    I still use it though as it does last a while. However, it does not give the paint that rich deep look that a caranuba wax does. So I normally let the tech wax cure for a day then layer some caranuba wax over it.
     
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    I have a mate who has recently waxed his car with this stuff and his car looks pretty shiny, probably not much better then the previous Meguiars wax he was using. I have noticed now that Turtle Wax that comes in the paste form in a big green container, it is the Cronumba Wax (however you spell that) I might try that next time my car needs waxing.
     
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    I'm going to hijack this thread for one second... whats the difference between a paste and liquid... apart from the most obvious? Which do people prefer?
     
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    davey g-force I'm a sceptic...

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    I know Meguiars say that there is no difference between paste and liquid for their waxes. It depends on personal preference. I prefer the liquid because I reckon it's easier to use.

    I can't believe the differing opinions on the NXT! I reckon it's the bomb, but like I said there are many variables especially condition of the paint and technique. Each to their own I spose...
     
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    try using show polishes/waxes etc, then you will understand :)
     
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    davey g-force I'm a sceptic...

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    Hey Shounak, so you finally tried the Meg's hey? ;)

    I know you were an avid supporter of Zaino before. Can I just ask which one you thought was better? Pro's and cons of each?
     
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    I've never tried Zaino, but Zymol I love.. Zymol is liquid, but the nature of it is different.. Zymol cleaner and NXT Tech are apples and oranges..

    Zymol is meant to get rid of imperfections in the paint, swirls, **** and give a nice gloss. Because it's liquid, it doesn't last as long as the pastes..

    NXT Tech is a semi-synthetic wax, which lasts longer but doesn't feel as glossy on the paint or give as good a shine as Zymol.

    Meguairs Gold Class liquid gives the best shine of them all, not a whole lot better then Zymol Cleaner, but better. But it hardly lasts..
     
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    davey g-force I'm a sceptic...

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    Thanks mate.
    So is Zymol a wax or a paint cleaner/polish?
     
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    Morton For external use only

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    I tried many different products on my deep pearl burgundy Mazda, and found the liquid NXT tech wax to be the best. In the sunlight, the car had a deeper gloss than ever before. I swear by that stuff on a good metallic paint, although we'll see how it goes on the commodore this afternoon after I use some paint renovater ^^
     
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    It is obvious then that you have never used any true show car polishes/waxes/cleaners :)
     
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    Morton For external use only

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    Yeah, but for twenty bucks it rips the hell out of the other off-the-shelf products. It's quite expensive now, though... I'll probably get something else when this bottle runs out. It didn't do too badly on the Commodore either, but I wasn't really impressed. There's not much depth in the old VP paint-job to start with, so all it did was clean out the streaks.

    Still, it shouldn't streak up.
     
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    FYI, I just waxed my car again with NXT on Saturday.

    As always, I'm stoked with the result. The paint is like a mirror and so smooth that I couldn't place my polishing cloth on the bonnet without it sliding off.

    Having said that, I'm open to trying other products like Zymol, Zaino and Poorboys, like others have mentioned. When this bottle runs out, I'm gonna do some research and get one of these brands. Maybe the results will be even better! Where do you get these brands from anyway?
     

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