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Re: Wax on Wax off (archive)

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Posted by There is no fountain of youth! on April 09, 1999 at 01:22:43:

In Reply to: Wax on Wax off posted by Mr. Clean on April 06, 1999 at 21:11:02:

hehe...wouldn't pay a dime for the stuff.

Consider this - the shine on your bimmer (or any other car) is directly related to small microscratches in the paint. The more microscratches, the duller the shine. How do they get there? Simple - dust & sand act like 'sandpaper' ever time you wash your car. No "wax" in the world will protect your car from getting these scratches.

The simple answer to a shiny car is to avoid scratching the paint. No mechancial car washes. Very gentle handwashing ESPECIALLY when the car's very dirty. Rinse out your wash rag. Frequently. No, that's not enough, I mean FREQUENTLY.

To get the shine back (after you minimized your induction of new microscratches), use what people have suggested here. First, a good 'swirl removing' polish (that would NOT be polishing compound!!) with the right amount of elbow grease. Then, follow this up with a good wax product (no polish). Or, if you'd like to take a little shortcut, use any good commercial 'cleaner wax'.

"Ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!"

Good luck!

ex-detailer and bimmer owner

: I was searching for Zymol products on the web. It was recommended to me to use or Bavarian Autosport for detailing needs. I came across They seem have the best prices and you can order online. They also have which seems to be the ultimate wax products for autos. Has anyone had any experiences with this company? Would someone really pay $1100.00 for car wax?

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