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Old 12-24-2003, 08:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Whats the best car wax to put to repel snow and salt?

I've encountered winter driving and I just wanted to know what kind of wax or polish would work to repel salt and snow because salt really ruins a car's finish and makes it really look ugly and dirty.
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Old 12-24-2003, 06:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i dunno but i would try some black mequires wax o and dont forget the cleaner wax
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Old 12-25-2003, 02:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i dont think that there really is a wax that would repel snow and salt-wax just wears of the finish of your car over time-the best thing to do is to wash your car frequently (when its warm enough to do outside) and to keep it waxed, so that when you do wash it, the salt and road grime come off more easily-

i use the meguiars gold class-does the trick for me-
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i think something better than mequiars should be used. now mequiars is good but shines like hell but doesnt last super long becuase it shines alot...kinda a pro vs con.

probably the best u can do is protect your car from snow and salt, but u can never repel it unless u get those plastics from 3m that go onto the body of your car.

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haha im not bashing mequiars..i use it, but i noticed that it shines much deeper...but lasts less than conventional mothers....i talked to mequiars associates and they claimed that the wax last long, but in some products the more shine, the less time...they said "some" haha of course they didnt want to say theirs

--polymer sealant--

though there are new products around now that are polymer sealents. as you know that most waxes now contain carnuba wax....polymer sealants are actually better at protecting the paint...mequiars is comming out wiht one in about 2 months, but also they have their polymer line like medallian paint, polymer sealant professional #20.....and i think zymoil is a polymer too...

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polymer-longer lasting, and a nice shine --> perfect.
carnuba-huge deep shine-less lasting
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ive heard that waxes that seal your paint are really not good for it in the long run. they dont allow your paint to "breathe", therefore it may form cracks, crows feet, or webs. the longevity of a wax on a car also depends upon how often it rains/snow, how often you wash the car, etc. i wax my car about every 3-4 weeks, and use a spray wax about 2 times a week-i find this method to work for me, but try different products and see what works best for you.
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Actually there is no proof that sealants are bad for paint.
Money Money Money...that's what the claims are all about. Think about it, as a professional, do you use a polymer sealant and not see the customer for months or go with the wax and tell the customer to come back in 6 weeks time for a top up? Cmon ..... whats better business? Zymol also once said that their waxes and polishes replace lost "oils" and "feed the paint with oils".......Not

BTW, I would stay away from spray waxes, I think about any entheusiast detailer will tell you that that offers little to no protection, and is at best just cosmetic. You want protection, you go with a polymer sealant...period. People can argue about which looks better on what color, carnuba wax or sealants and they have a valid argument, but no one can argue that a carnuba wax will protect paint from the elements better than a sealant.
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The first two years I had my car I lived in the mountains. Road salt, traction dirt, all kinds of shit got on my car. All I ever did was wash it one last time really good in the fall. After washing really good, I put crazy wax on it cuz I knew it was prolly gonna be too cold for a few months to wash it. It took a while, but there's no rust spots or anything on my car. The only part of my accord that ever suffered for the cold was exhaust. The salt will eat the hell out of your pipes/resonator.
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