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I picked this up at Walmart and the result is not that good...

Anything better than this wax?

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short answer= YES...

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but some might justifiably consider it very TIME CONSUMING, too complex and somewhat expensive?:
ZAINO
https://www.zainostore.com/
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*I have used it before on my 2009 MDX and it really does have the unique capability of truly making an older car's paint job look nearly new!...I have tried and spent lots of money on different products from Walmart/many different auto part stores etc. and have yet to find a product/set of products that can produce a mirror like/new car finish look (with EXTREME durability and included long term RUST PROTECTION!!!) like ZAINO products can!! I now mainly use it on both my later model (AUDI sedan and MERCEDES SUV) vehicles :29:
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http://www.mdxers.org/forums/74-second-generation-mdx-2007-2013/35959-2007-pre-owned-zaino-use.html

some PICTURES of 2nd Gen. (2007-2013) Acura MDX's owner's (below, with actual ZAINO product(s) applied and pictures taken immediately afterwards) who regularly use ZAINO :29::

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I picked this up at Walmart and the result is not that good ...
Well, it's not a wax, it's a glaze... this is used in the detailing step between polishing and waxing. I have some of that stuff left over from the times I had more time to clean my cars (not any more, lol)... and yea, this is not going to be the best for making the paint shine if you skip the polishing step. Nowadays, if I have time I just use a polish and a wax and skip the glaze step altogether. Lately I've been just washing and then waxing with one of those clear spray waxes/detailers (bought at Walmart) ... no time for anything else.:frown2:
 

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For the 1st wash of the season, use Mother's Brazilian Carnubia Wax Cleaner, followed by either a carnuba wax or by a synthetic sealant.

If you want to wax every 2 weeks, use p21s carnuba wax. P21S won't dust up nor will it leave white residue, on your black plastic trim.
Carnuba waxes shine best, but they don't last.
Synthetics like the Meguiars #7 & #21 & #26 will last 6 months, but they don't shine. Of the three, #26 shines better.

If you'd rather just hose it off, drive it to blow the water off, and expect perfection, have the Modesta Ceramic Coating applied. $3-4K and includes paint correction.
 

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One additional/important note about ZAINO- one application really does last about 6 months to a year- NO JOKE....seeing is BELIEVING....think of ZAINO products as cumulatively comparable to a manually applied INVISIBLE SHIELD, that effectively protects various exterior/interiors surface materials from rusting, fading, aging, while giving it a very discernible POP/WOW/NEW CAR type shine!!! :29:

I have a neighbor who has been using Zaino on his 2007 Cherry Pearl MDX since day one and his 12 year old SUV looks shinier/newer than many current year vehicles!!!!

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you either use carnuba wax, or a synthetic compound.



carnuba wax is harder to apply, but gives a deeper shine. doesnt last more than 6 months



synthetic, like nu finish, is very easy to apply, and lasts up to a year. even though it doesnt have the deepest shine, its still way better than nothing. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Nu-Finis...0=8175035&wl11=online&wl12=3975&wl13=&veh=sem


I will pickup the NU finish at Walmart. I don’t to spend a lot of money and time with expensive wax like zion


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I will pickup the NU finish at Walmart. I don’t to spend a lot of money and time with expensive wax like zion


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yup same with me. thats why i like nu finish. apply it liberally, you cant use too much. take your time around plastic trims- it WILL stain plastic. best to mask off all plastic first to be honest. but you dont have to...

then make sure it dries completely. if you dont let it dry, it wont come all the way off and it will piss you off. best to leave it outside in the sun at least 65 degrees for a couple hours. the bottle says it dries within 15 min or so, and it does, but if you use more than a thin film (like i do) it takes longer to dry.

Once its fully dry, (white and crusty), then get a soft towel and wipe it off (no water needed). it should come off very easily, and it leaves a wonderful shine behind.
 

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No denying Zaino, is a good product... though to find in Canuckland

Finish2000 works great for me... good shine with MINIMAL effort..... and its last.. 6 month + depending on how hash your winter is..
Just dont get it on any back plastic trim on your X..... its real bugger to get it off.....
 

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meguiars #7 is really good if you want to blend or smooth out small blemishes, but you'll need a nice coat of wax afterwards.

Zaino - very good product and results, but i find the steps a bit to long and tedious , if you have a long weekend and don't care for time, try it out.

Nu-finish and Finish2000 - used it back in the 90's......ok results, but the fumes are a bit strong.

My favorite now is NXT 2.0, inexpensive and easily found everywhere. It goes on and off easily, and leaves a nice deep shine. I like it better over most of the other waxes because it doesn't have that strong gasoline or chemical smell, and less white dust marks if you get it on other body trims. For the end finishing result and less time to use, just makes more sense to me.

http://www.meguiars.com/en/automotive/products/g12718-nxt-generationreg-tech-waxreg-20/
 

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Oh my. You are close to entering the land of misery... “trying to find the best wax”. If you are bored and really want to start learning about the different products, consider going to ChemicalGuys website for video explanations of different products. There are also several other websites devoted to car paint maintenance. Enjoy and good luck.

FYI. The glaze is not a final finishing product, you need a wax. Regardless of which wax you use, if your clear coat has micro-scratches it will never look good. And IMO to get out the scratches you need to polish with a dual action polisher - and not by hand. Haha. Do you see where this is going? (And yes, I have been there. I use 3M perfect-it compound and polishing products with their foam pads. Great stuff, reasonable price. I’ve used lots of waxes, but settle on synthetic since they last longer than the Carnuba products.)


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Creamy peanut butter removes the dried white residue wax, for real.
Peanut oil does the same, but without leaving you car covered in peanut butter, lol.
 

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I will pickup the NU finish at Walmart. I don’t to spend a lot of money and time with expensive wax like zion


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A wise decision indeed- no need to spend excessively on more expensive detailing products like ZAINO...

You should however give strong consideration to investing in a product like this one below (from Amazon)- to combat the occasional offensive odor emitted by potential UBER customers! :29:

Just spray a little around the surface areas of your seat covers (in between each Uber fare) to neutralize the varying body scents emitted by random, everyday customers! :D

Booty Fresh Intimate Odor Cleanser
https://www.amazon.com/Intimate-Odor-Cleanser-Neutralizing-Bleach-Free/dp/B00IY2AFHY

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That is not wax...it is polish. It is a superb product but designed for professionals to be applied using professional techniques.


Now I get it! Wonder why the paint surface feel sticky and dull when I ran the fingers across after I buffed it off. So I was actually polished my paint and I thought I was waxing it! Damn! That was why the paint felt tacky when I ran my fingers across it. So the next day I got the NU FINISH and after one wax the paint felt so smooth and shiny. Thanks!!


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Now I get it! Wonder why the paint surface feel sticky and dull when I ran the fingers across after I buffed it off. So I was actually polished my paint and I thought I was waxing it! Damn! That was why the paint felt tacky when I ran my fingers across it. So the next day I got the NU FINISH and after one wax the paint felt so smooth and shiny. Thanks!!


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Nope. Don’t know what you did but your paint should have felt perfect after using no 7 assuming you did the right prep and followed the no 7 instructions. Prep should have been wash and cleaning with a clay bar to remove imbedded debris. If your car had swirl marks and/or minor scratches it should have polished with something more aggressive than no 7. The glaze is icing on the cake before you protect with wax or sealant.
 
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