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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.

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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.

:smokin:

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! :thumb: 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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BDA116 said:
You didn't get the tailgate handle very clean now did you? :nono:
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! :rant: ;)
 

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HondaGalToo said:
Nice! :thumb: 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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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... :(
Chris

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Chain said:
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! :rant: ;)
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. :idunno:
 

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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. :idunno:
:hmm: :rotfl: Right!
 

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RRWANTR said:
One word.

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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Chain said:
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!

:idea:
Just went out to the garage...the NXT Tech Wax is what's out there! :D
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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I've used it on the S2000. I think this wax is total shit. Very disappointed. I like their car wash though.

A friend who's an ex-detailer came to the same conclusion (so I don't think it's our car or how I used it). It shines OK (but not great), but doesn't last.
 

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:rotfl:

Edit: BTW Chain, the truck shined up dang nice. Nothing looks nicer than a clean black vehicle.
 

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I've used it on the S2000. I think this wax is total shit. Very disappointed. I like their car wash though.

A friend who's an ex-detailer came to the same conclusion (so I don't think it's our car or how I used it). It shines OK (but not great), but doesn't last.
NXT or Zaino? Zaino's given the best shine out of the waxes I've tried. Seems to last decent too.:idunno:


Oh yea....nice shine Chain.... so what's the next mod...
 

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Sorry, NXT. I'll probably use it up on the bicycles and helmets.

I have a garage full of wax but I was on the cell phone with the above mentioned friend in the parts store getting some leather conditioner for the S2000, and he talked me into trying it.

I've long ago come to the conclusion there's no easy way out with wax. You have to spend the time doing a "proper" wash job. And a 3 stage wax. Cleaner, polish, and pure good old fashioned carnuba. If I do it this way, it lasts forever. Nothing I have tried comes close.

I have yet to try Zaino but I just don't feel like ordering such expensive stuff online when I'm very happy with the system I have. Anytime I deviate I tell myself no more wasting money on the "wax of the week".
 
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