I'm picking up my brand new car tonight (2006 Hyundai Elantra VE 5 Door
in Midnight Blue) and I'd like to baby it a bit, so I'm hoping to give
it a good waxing this weekend. I've got a few questions though. First
off, the brands that I have access to are Mothers, Meguiar's, Eagle
One, Turtle Wax, Simoniz, DuPont, and NuFinish. I've looked around and
other brands are pretty hard for me to get, so no point in recommending
Now for the questions. Should I be using any sort of polish? I know
Meguiar's has their three step process they recommend, Cleaner, Polish,
Wax. However, don't polishes actually remove some of the existing
clear coat (or paint if there's no clear coat)? If no polish, should I
bother with a special cleaner? I'm worried about the cleaner being too
harsh and also removing some of the existing finish on the car.
On a new car is it best just to wash it good with soap, dry, and then
wax? Or should I be doing something extra?
Now onto recommendations ... I don't always have time to spend on the
car, so the longer the wax lasts the better. Which leads me to believe
that I'm probably better of with one of those synthetic ?polymer?
finishes, not carnauba wax, since they are supposed to last longer.
I've read that Eagle One Gold Class is pretty good, but I can't find
any comments about how long it lasts. Also I'm not sure if it's
carnauba wax or polymer based. Btw, is the paste and liquid stuff both
just as good?
I haven't been able to find too many other recommendations for polymer
based stuff from the brands mentioned above. Unless I should be
sticking with carnauba wax, in which case I've read that Mother's Pure
Carnauba wax is good ... again does it matter whether it's the paste or
Thank you for taking the time to help out,