In Reply to: Zymol Wax? posted by new M3 on May 10, 1999 at 16:43:51:
Hey new M3,
just wanted to put the wax thing to rest with you. I used Zymol religiously for the last four years on my Subaru until I got the M3, and spent god knows how much. Now on the bimmer I'm using a syntheic *gasp* wax. Seriously though, I needed to was once every two-three months with the scooby, but with the synthetic it's closer to twice a year.
The reason I'm using this wax is because: i bought the M Aug. '98. I only needed to wax it Mar. 99. It's the first time I ever used a synthetic, but bought it because that's what the dealer put on that lasted so long. Also, if your car gets bug infested on the snout as mine does, this stuff is really good at stopping them from sticking. You wash 95% of them just with the hose pressure!
The wax is called Collinite's No.845. it's industrial grade stuff and smells very similar to DDT (ugh) but works amazingly well. It's actually expensive for a synthetic:$15 for a pint, but it's done 5 cars so far and is halfway used, so it will last a while.
If the car was to be concoursed, I would say Zymol no doubt. But real world cars need real world products and the above synthetic is amazing. My car is Ti silver BTW, just in case you're wondering.