Car Wax recommendations

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Ok guys and girls, what is the best in your minds wrt to Wax.
I have a Midnight Black 328 e36 convertible. I used NuTone on it and was not unimpressed with the result, but I noted a very subtle kind of
"spotting" on the large surfaces. The finish also feels a little soft. In Nutone's defense, they do recommend a second coat within 30 days.
My other car is an Anthrocite (Charcoal gray) 540 e39. On that I used Mother's California Gold True Carnauba wax. I am quite impressed with the result. But I am a little concerned that it will not last as long as the Nutone claims.
Has anyone tried Magruter's tech polymer that claims a hard finish and is vary favourable on dark paints?
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In my opinion, wax isn't what to use.
If you've never used Zaino show car polish, give it a try. The first application is a little tedious, but you can apply the next coat, and subsequent coats, very easilly. I have about 7 coats on my black 325i right now and might apply one more before winter sets in.
Just remember to get the car clean, as they instruct, and no water spots. With Zaino, if you apply the polish over a water spot, you will have a perfectly polished, shiny water spot.
One of the best things about Zaino is it seems to remove that "static cling" that dust really likes. Especially on a dark car.
http://www.zainostore.com /

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Wax is the best way to go over a sealant like NuTone.
Wax doesn't last "long" but it lasts, and is hard. I use pure carnuba. I've tried others. You'll need to get a paint-prep now to remove nutone if you go with pure carnuba (griotsgarage.com sells one that seems to work well).
You need to decide on 'ease of application' 'ADVERTISED longevity' and 'looks'
Nothing beats wax for looks. Polishes "alone" are usually paint sealants that don't do the same thing that a wax does.
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Is there a benefit to layering ie - adding coats to the surface or is there a point at which the return is not worth the effort?

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At every point. Drive the car.Drive it to within an inch of its life as if you stole it. Enjoy it. Enjoy it some more, then drive it again. Repeat as necessary. Wax it with Turtlewax Emerald to keep corrosive elements at bay, but only wax it when you don't have time to drive it. Learn to love the road stained look of a hard pushed BMW.
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That's true but I don't want it looking like a dirt ball.
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On Mon, 17 Oct 2005 23:57:00 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@earth.net (keith) wrote:

Jeans look nice all scruffy, but not BMWs, especially black ones like mine. I really hate seeing the cars driven with brake-dust covered wheels, which is incredibly common.     My favorite wax, btw, is Zymol. Excellent shine, goes on and off easy. For the winter months, I put the Z4 away and put Turtle Wax on the 325i. Like another poster, in spring I do a full clay - polish - sealant glaze - wax on the cars and then just maintain it the rest of the summer and fall. The best thing you can do for a car's finish is garage it. That will also reduce the amount of washing and waxing needed.     Emanuel -- 2003 BMW 325i Black/Black 2003 BMW Z4 Black/Black
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George Johnston wrote:

http://www.meguiars.com/ The Rx Plus online info. will guide you on what and how to perform the job. Even if you don't buy Meguiar's products, this site is informative.
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Ok, I prefer wax, not substitutes. But ther are many good substitutes that work well and protect, but not on any of my cars no matter what the make.
So, I agree and use the carnuba from griots garage. But that is just the under/protectant coat. I do that once a year when I really use the car wash to get off all of the wax. Usually srping. I use Meguires Gold for the top coat and polish with a obital buffer. It shines fantastic and last longer than one coat of anything/wax.
I haven't tried the high end waxes yet (hint) but my last 3 cars had over 120k each and the paint look as good as new. One was even a Chevy. So layering has worked for me. Another hint, once a year use a clay cleaning compound with lubricant for getting the fine grit out of the wax/paint. That will help cut down swirl marks also.
Al Floer '00 M Roadster '03 330i '88 635i

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What about the BMW wax ?

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BMW is a car company - not a wax company. I am sure, like there Armorall (I mean BMW tire shine) - they would OEM it and Market it up 100% to justify the BMW logo on the bottle/can. Perhaps I am cynical, but experiences do that to you.

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I perfectly understand but what I wanted to say was "does anybody know what wax brand BMW does resell ?" Sorry for the chort cut. A BMW 500 ml wax can doesn't look expensive: No more than 10 .
Didn't use anything else so I don't know if it's worth to change.
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On Thu, 20 Oct 2005 11:42:09 -0400, "George Johnston"

Believe it or not, BMW makes more than cars.
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jerri wrote:

auto owner, the inside joke on the BMW two-wheel side is "BMW also makes cars?" This is the inside joke as we often hear from passer's by (at least in the US), "Wow, a BMW, I didn't know BMW also made motorcycles." In addition, the BMW-made motorcycle apparel is excellent and some of the best in the industry.
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I also had a BMW motorcycle before I had a BMW car. However, since my first BMW motorcycle (MANY years ago), I have had quite a few BMW cars and motorcycles. Although they haven't been perfect I consider them to be a great product.
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On Mon, 17 Oct 2005 12:10:01 -0400, "George Johnston"

Klasse all in one. German product. synthetic. lasts way longer than carnauba or the likes.
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My Z3 is sapphire schwartz. I'm currently using the wax sold by my BMW dealer. Not really happy with it, the surface appears a little dull. OTOH, it doesn't last long: two or three car washes, no more. I don't know how other brands would behave like and nobody uses wax in my circle. Did you have the opportunity to compare your wax with BMW's one ?
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Never tried a BMW wax, but my black Z3 looked best with Zymol 37% carnauba.
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No, I did not. What is the BMW wax based on ? Carnauba ? Klasse definetely beats that out, hands down. especially in hot climates.

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