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For anyone looking for a good wax for car or bike...

I washed the Ram today, then hand applied a full coat of Meguiar's NXT Generation™ Tech Wax to every square inch of the truck, roof included. This was my first experience with Meguiar's latest, high tech wax which is said to compete with the most expensive show car paint sealers and waxes for a fraction of the cost.

The wax went on quite smoothly and easily with the foam applicator pad included in the box. After allowing about a half hour for the wax to fully dry, I set out to remove it.

I used clean terry cloth towels to remove the bulk of the wax and was initially disappointed by a pronounced streakiness, as if I'd not fully removed the residual wax from my black truck (perhaps I put too much on to begin with?). So I rubbed away with a fresh towel and really found the stuff difficult to get buffed off.



I then put a wool bonnet on my el-cheapo Craftsman 10" electric buffer and attacked. I must say, the wool bonnet did the trick.

I finished the day up with an interior detail and dressing the tires with Meguairs Hot Shine Tire Coating. The truck looked good before, but the NXT has taken it a step above and beyond my expectations. It is simply dazzling. Deep, shimmering, mirror-like in the sun, the Ram looks KILLER.



All in all, I'd give Meguiar's NXT Generation™ Tech Wax two thumbs up. If it's as durable as people claim it is, the work was well worth the effort. The only caveat I'd give is, if you don't have an electric buffer for that final rub/buff, strive to apply a very thin coat of product when you first put it on your car, truck or bike...too thick a coat makes it a chore to get off.

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Nice! I've used their stuff, too. I forget which one, but it did a nice job. One of my chores this weekend after getting antifreezed back in the 929, will be to wash and wax the Tundra.
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You didn't get the tailgate handle very clean now did you?
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Re: For anyone looking for a good wax for car or bike...

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You didn't get the tailgate handle very clean now did you?
ROLF!

You got me there.

I've got a bottle of trim detailer down in the garage. I was just too worn out to do any more on the truck today, but that's on the agenda for tomorrow.

Alot of guys actually mask off their trim, rubber and glass prior to waxing. Might have to try that next time.

EDIT: You phucker BDA, I'm anal enough (and you know this) that I'm heading downstairs right now to break out the trim detailer!
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Nice! I've used their stuff, too. I forget which one, but it did a nice job. One of my chores this weekend after getting antifreezed back in the 929, will be to wash and wax the Tundra.
You really ought to consider trying this NXT stuff, 'gal. It's their latest product, really works well. Hell, you should wax the 929 before you put it away!

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Re: For anyone looking for a good wax for car or bike...

I used NXT on my Patrol Car when I was with Lakewood. Loved the way it shined. It was a bit pricey for a car that I didnt own, but since it was "mine" it was worth it. I kept this car like this every shift unless it was nasty outside. Went by the PD the other day, and the guy that has it now doesnt do anything other than let the inmates knock the dirt off once a week or so...
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EDIT: You phucker BDA, I'm anal enough (and you know this) that I'm heading downstairs right now to break out the trim detailer!
Huh? What? I didn't know it would bother you to the point of taking care of it immediately. I don't know what you're talking about.
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Re: For anyone looking for a good wax for car or bike...

One word.

Zaino.

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nice truck.
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Huh? What? I didn't know it would bother you to the point of taking care of it immediately. I don't know what you're talking about.
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Zaino.
Ineed, Zaino is good stuff, but from what I've seen, NXT delivers comparable results, is easier to use, is more readily available, and costs alot less money - FWIW.
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You really ought to consider trying this NXT stuff, 'gal. It's their latest product, really works well. Hell, you should wax the 929 before you put it away!

Just went out to the garage...the NXT Tech Wax is what's out there!
Good stuff. Don't remind me that I've got to tuck the 929 in soon. Gonna ride this weekend, it's supposed to be in the 70s!
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Be safe and have fun, HGT!
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truck looks sweet.

I use S100 on the bike, comes out pretty good although a bit thin.

if you can't convince them, confuse them.
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