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Best wax for monaco?



  S2000 + E91 330D
Not sure if im right here, but does wax give cars that "wet" look?
because i clean, SRP+EGP. but it doesnt really give it much of a wet look..

Any advice?
 
  Megane R26
What condition is the paint in?

I sound like a stuck record, but 95% of the finish is in the prep. Does it need machine polishing? Has it ever been clayed?

£12 Megs #16 will be as good as most on a well prep'd car. Wax won't add much bling if your paint underneath needs some attention.
 
  S2000 + E91 330D
I wouldn't say it needs machine polishing, but tbh i dont know much about it. The paintwork hasn't got many swirl marks, and feels smooth as glass. it shines. i just want it to look wet ;)
 
  Megane R26
Okay, generally speaking then your best bet will not be a sealant (which EGP is, as it offers more reflective/glassy look).

So you need to look at a glaze or oily pre wax cleaner, then a decent wax. What's your budget?
 
  S2000 + E91 330D
£50? Heard good stuff about dodo juice or somthing? my mate whos got a corrado raves about the stuff..
 
  Megane R26
Yeah, gives a great wet look too.

I'd look at getting Lime Prime and Rain Forest Rub - will give superb results on darker colours, and v wet looking:

Few pics for you:

- Polished with Menz 203S, then Zymol Vintage

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Dodo Lime Prime then Supernatural:

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Britemax 4/5/6

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Lime Prime and Supernatual:

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Lime Prime and Supernatural:

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Blackfire Kit

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Britemax 4/5/6

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Megs 205 > Z HDC > Glasur

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Lime Prime and Z Glasur

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  Better than yours. C*nt.
IMO Monaco is dark enough to make best use of either Onyx or the Blackfire - they're both around the £50 mark and IMO give utterly stunning results if you put the effort into the prep.
 
  Megane R26
As above, but defo use an oily pre wax cleaner - Cleaner Fluid from Swissvax is another good choice.
 
  S2000 + E91 330D
Aww man, they look awesome. :( wish my car looked as good as them

I think i'll have to get some of that Lime Prime and Rain Forest Rub..
Do i apply them with applicator pads? And i take it Lime Prime first, then Rain Forest Rub?
 
  Megane R26
Bring it to me and I'll work the magic - you're not far ;)

Yes, Lime Prime is the pre wax cleaner which is about £13, then just buy some decent wax, doesn't have to be Dodo (and probably best not to for Winter).

As Mike says, Onyx is a good choice at £45.
 
  Bumder With A Buffer
On my monaco I used Chemical Guys Wet Mirror Finsish and Somee Dodo Blue Velvet...Gave me this

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And this was just after Blue Velvet a few motnsh later (and some SRP/EX-P Sealant)

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  S2000 + E91 330D
Bring it to me and I'll work the magic - you're not far

I WOULD, but my car is stone chipped to DEATH. so it wouldnt be worth it. if it was mint i would, but i just like having a play myself.

hmm, this Onyx stuff good? ALOT better than Rainforest rub? and how do you mean its not too good for winter?
 
  Bumder With A Buffer
I have recently tried some poorboys nattys blue and also have some onyx on the way.

@ Russ

Does the dodo porducts state what precentage of carnuaba they have in them?? I couldnt find it out anywhere??
 
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  Bumder With A Buffer
henry they mean many of the dodo products aint very long lasting. TBH over the winter I use collinites 476 then when the weather gets nice I use my other waxes :)
 
  Megane R26
Rain Forest Rub (and most of the standard Dodo's) aren't massively durable, so not an ideal choice given that Winter is looming. Onyx is nicer to use and is more durable, so a better choice overall IMO.

Oh and stone chips are easily sorted - touch up kit from Paint4U, wet sanded back then remove the sanding marks with a machine polisher. The biggest pain is building up the paint.
 
  Megane R26
I have recently tried some poorboys nattys blue and also have some onyx on the way.

@ Russ

Does the dodo porducts state what precentage of carnuaba they have in them?? I couldnt find it out anywhere??

No, Dom doesn't believe in it as it can be measured in so many ways, and is over hyped/over marketed.

Supernatural lasts well... Purple Haze Pro is decent too (but that's a hybrid wax with sealant properties) but I'd still opt for something like Colli for Winter.

I'd be aiming for best looks in March - just protect it over Winter. R222 is awesome too, but again, poor durability.
 
  S2000 + E91 330D
Oh and stone chips are easily sorted - touch up kit from Paint4U, wet sanded back then remove the sanding marks with a machine polisher. The biggest pain is building up the paint.

It would take forever. literally.. there must be atleast one hundred. all over the bonnet/bumper.... why.. fancy the job? ;)
 
  Bumder With A Buffer
It would take forever. literally.. there must be atleast one hundred. all over the bonnet/bumper.... why.. fancy the job? ;)


Ive got that nice job to do on mine when the weather gets good again...couldnt be arsed this year but im going to do it next year...will take a while me thinks!

My bumper is horrible! :eek:

It never shows up on photo's though :)
 
  S2000 + E91 330D
Ive got that nice job to do on mine when the weather gets good again...couldnt be arsed this year but im going to do it next year...will take a while me thinks!

My bumper is horrible! :eek:

It never shows up on photo's though :)


LUCKY. mine looks c**k
 
  S2000 + E91 330D
I think i'll just get some Lime Prime and Rain Forest Rub.. even if it aint too long lasting, atleast i can have a little play without spending big money..
 
  Bumder With A Buffer
No, Dom doesn't believe in it as it can be measured in so many ways, and is over hyped/over marketed.

Supernatural lasts well... Purple Haze Pro is decent too (but that's a hybrid wax with sealant properties) but I'd still opt for something like Colli for Winter.

I'd be aiming for best looks in March - just protect it over Winter. R222 is awesome too, but again, poor durability.


I thought as much..I have spent many an evening floating around on DW and looking at different products ..onyx is supposedly 30% or something and zymol carbon "Contains 37% No.1 Yellow Brazilian Carnauba Wax".

I still need to understand what the carnuaba in the wax does. I thought it made it look wetter/shinier but it seems thats not the case.
 
  Megane R26
I had a quote of £600 for bonnet/bumper and blending in! i just lol'ed and walked off. never got another quote.

It doesn't need blending, just get the rest of the car machine polished for £100 and it will look fine.

You shouldn't be paying more than £250-£300 for a bumper and bonnet respray.
 
  Bumder With A Buffer
I think i'll just get some Lime Prime and Rain Forest Rub.. even if it aint too long lasting, atleast i can have a little play without spending big money..


For over the winter though it wouldnt be worth it IMO. You'd be better off getting a small pot of 476

http://www.waxamomo.co.uk/productcart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=23&idcategory=23

Then when the weather picks up try out the rainforest rub. The blue velvet is locked in the fridge now and wont be coming out till MArch/April at least!

476 is first in the list..it smells f**king rank though!!!! (476 that is..Blue Velvet I want to eat!)


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or do what russ said and get a sample pot first to see what its like. Id offer to send you some Blue Velvet..if I could find a suitable small container to put some in! Anyone got any ideas??!!
 
  Megane R26
I thought as much..I have spent many an evening floating around on DW and looking at different products ..onyx is supposedly 30% or something and zymol carbon "Contains 37% No.1 Yellow Brazilian Carnauba Wax".

I still need to understand what the carnuaba in the wax does. I thought it made it look wetter/shinier but it seems thats not the case.

The 'nuba theoretically relates directly to the durability, which is does in most cases - 100% nuba is sold, and it's this 'hardness' which theoretically dictates how durable a wax is, but the more nuba present, the harder the wax is to make and therefore the more expensive it is.

However, this is very general, and a big part of durability comes from the prep work you do, and the ambient conditions in which you apply a wax.

Also, a lot of more durable 'waxes' (like Colli) are hybrid's with mixed in synthetic ingredients, which are cheaper than nuba, hence why Colli is such a bargain, but there is a marginal trade off in terms of 'looks'
 
  Megane R26
For over the winter though it wouldnt be worth it IMO. You'd be better off getting a small pot of 476

http://www.waxamomo.co.uk/productcart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=23&idcategory=23

Then when the weather picks up try out the rainforest rub. The blue velvet is locked in the fridge now and wont be coming out till MArch/April at least!

476 is first in the list..it smells f**king rank though!!!! (476 that is..Blue Velvet I want to eat!)


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or do what russ said and get a sample pot first to see what its like. Id offer to send you some Blue Velvet..if I could find a suitable small container to put some in! Anyone got any ideas??!!

Good advice.

Use a small lunchbox from Tesco for about 50p or so
 
  Megane R26
Get some Lime Prime, and get a RFR sample. If you don't mind waxing each month, then you will be fine.
 
  Bumder With A Buffer
^^ What Russ said!

End of the day dude everyone will tell you a product that is awesome/they like.

Best thing you can do is try stuff out and see how you get on :)

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Although it is worth listening to people who have used a range of products and can offer a bit of advice/guidance.
 
  Bumder With A Buffer
i normally do a side a week.. just so i dont have to do the whole car lol. does that make sense?



Thats just pure f**king laziness :);) *


* I only waxed my bonnet today as I had spent the day doing the old dears MG as well as doing my coilovers and i was f**king kanckered! :eek:
 
  Megane R26
I still think sealants are better for winter - something like Duragloss, Zaino or Britemax. Their water repellency properties' make them much better at keeping a car cleaner, for longer.

Colli is the best of the 'waxes' though
 
  Megane R26
Definitely, and no hologramming etc to contend with, or gassing, which is a bugger on the higher end nuba stuff like Glasur and Vintage

Sealants are the future.
 
  Bumder With A Buffer
Dont say that..il buy more s**t I dont use then!

I bought some Heritage Wax a few months ago and have never used it...I have no idea why I bought it other then it was £9 (on the DW offer section I got it)

That seems like a sealant type wax.
 


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