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Old 09-03-2018, 11:12 AM
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i bought a new Accord Sport from the dealer and they keep telling me they did not wax the car. They tried to get me to buy an expensive wax program, $600, that they said I would never have to wax again. I did not purchase this. They say it was not waxed although the water beads after a wash or rain storm and it does shine. Are they lying to me? Should I wax it anyway?
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Old 09-03-2018, 05:55 PM
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Good job on not buying that false claim of a wax program, you will eventually have to wax it even if you bought it. My opinion on your situation would be if its still beading then the did detail it they just lied to sell the product or the car still has its original paint sealant. After 3-5 washes it will probably stop beading and thats when I say wax or use a sealant, whichever you prefer.
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Really great answer Dhiren314
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Just a little added info if you plan on keeping this car for long and want it to be kept looking good, I’d say splurge for a ceramic coating because the car is new so it’ll be cheaper as they won’t have to do as much correction.
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^What this guy said. I use to work for dealers and what they were trying to sell you is not that great of a product at all. I like the ceramic coating idea and this is the time to do it. If not it is not the end of the world, Just be sure to wash your car by hand the "right" way or to go to a touchless car wash. Avoid the auto car washes with the spinning brushes, they can ruin your paint.
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^What this guy said. I use to work for dealers and what they were trying to sell you is not that great of a product at all. I like the ceramic coating idea and this is the time to do it. If not it is not the end of the world, Just be sure to wash your car by hand the "right" way or to go to a touchless car wash. Avoid the auto car washes with the spinning brushes, they can ruin your paint.
Auto washes are useless you’re better off getting your garden hose and a bucket of soap. I’d be iffy on touchless car washes because they do not get out as much as doing it yourself would.
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.....Ehhhh Ill disagree highly, The newer touchless car washes work really well, Use them often on my wife's Edge, I do agree a hand wash is the best though. When its zero degrees in a Ohio winter it's a great option to have
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.....Ehhhh Ill disagree highly, The newer touchless car washes work really well, Use them often on my wife's Edge, I do agree a hand wash is the best though. When its zero degrees in a Ohio winter it's a great option to have
huh I only really use touchless car washes for maintenance washes when I don’t have time to do it myself. If I gotta wax or do anything I’d much rather do it myself.
I don’t get that salt or any bad winter in SoCal, only deathly amounts of heat
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Old 10-24-2018, 11:52 PM
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I have become a fanmof McGuires Advanced liquid. Takes about 15 minutes to apply and wipe off. Looks super shiny at the end. No worries about black plastic trim as there is no white residue left behind.
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I got the paste version of the ultimate wax, and it takes a while to apply and off it but it works well.
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I've been using Zaino on my rides since day one....always hand washed and waxed with Zaino…..
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I've been using Zaino on my rides since day one....always hand washed and waxed with Zaino…..
Old School.
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Old School.
Yes you are correct .... I am ole school. I like the exercise as opposed to the LAZY PERSONS PRODUCTS OF TODAY.....
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I've been using Zaino on my rides since day one....always hand washed and waxed with Zaino…..
Same here!
I've been using Zaino for many years.
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Same here!
I've been using Zaino for many years.
Wow I'm not alone! Love this stuff...BKS
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Wow I'm not alone! Love this stuff...BKS
Over 15 years for me.
I've tried flavors of the month and always go back to Zaino.

I haven't tried the ceramic stuff and don't plan to.
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Over 15 years for me.
I've tried flavors of the month and always go back to Zaino.

I haven't tried the ceramic stuff and don't plan to.
I've been using it since before this site became acurazine…… I was introduced to Sal 18 years ago and never left Zaino! No plans on lazy man's products either.....
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I've been using it since before this site became acurazine…… I was introduced to Sal 18 years ago and never left Zaino! No plans on lazy man's products either.....

I lived in NJ and just moved to SC. I had a 69 Corvette show car and Sal ( is in Jersey) had Corvettes and was a guest of my Corvette club many years ago. I met him and talked on the phone with him many times years ago but not lately. Nice guy. A great product he kept making better. I really only use his paint products. I love his ZCS.
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Very cool Colt.... I've spoken with him several times years back.... he was blown away at my results of using Z5 & Z6 with my orbital buffer and how nice my black RL came out..... I only use his paint products too !!!
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Gonna try the Zaino myself....
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Wax technique question for the detailers.

Do you mask off all the non painoed surfaces or are you simply using hand eye coordination to stay withing the painted areas? In previous cars, I'd hate it when I went over vinyl exterior parts and it'd leave a white stain from the waxing. Do the Acura non painted exterior parts stain like my previous Hondas?
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there are several non wax products that do not leave white streaks. McGiires Ultimate is one of them. Easy on, easy off, leaves an oitstanding shine.
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there are several non wax products that do not leave white streaks. McGiires Ultimate is one of them. Easy on, easy off, leaves an oitstanding shine.
this man is completely correct. It’s a great product to use if you haven’t gotten some collinite 915 or Other waxes. But for the most part i try my hardest not to get it and if I do I instantly remove it
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Collinite makes some great waxes, however in the climate I'm in (So. Cal), waxes just don't hold up very well long term. On cars I do go with the wax route, I usually stack Collinite 845 or Chemical Guys 5050 (on show cars) on top of Jescar Powerlock Plus sealant.
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