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Our salesman said they apply a sealer to the finish at the factory and the dealer will reseal it every 6 months free of charge. Just wondering if I should wax it anyway. I didn't notice a real smooth, slick texture to the finish when we bought the JX a couple weeks ago. Anybody else out there wax their vehicle right away, and if so, which type of wax works well with the JX's finish?
 

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I use Collinite fleet wax paste on all my vehicles, I applied one coat the day I got the car and a second one a few weeks later. I don't think the factory coating provides much protection for bird droppings, rain, sun etc.
 

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It really depends if thet are going to do a full detail polish seal and wax.

Most of my friends use autoglym HD wax
 

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I used to work at a BMW dealership and then Mercedes, both dealers have used produces from Car Brite which isn't that good, it's just really cheap stuff that only last for so long. Not sure if dealerships are still using this stuff but I would either take it to a real professional detailer or do it myself.

You can use the AutoGlym HD Wax and mothers sealer, haven't seen a AutoGlym sealer in stores.

Mothers step 1, 2 and 3 works out really well if your willing to put in the work.
 

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The dealer if FOS.... Put a coat of something on it to protect it. I use Zaino All in One which lasts about 5 months....
 

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Zaino makes good products, meguiars, collonite makes a good wax, chemical guys, poor boys

Dealerships generally just use glazes to hide imperfections and throw wax overtop.
 

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Zaino makes good products, meguiars, collonite makes a good wax, chemical guys, poor boys

Dealerships generally just use glazes to hide imperfections and throw wax overtop.
I heard about Zaino but cant seem to find it anywhere locally, usually I find the regular stuff from Meguairs, Mothers, Turtle Wax, and a couple others.

There's also that once a year car wax in a orange container, never tried it. Has anyone tried that stuff?
 

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After hearing from y'all, I'll be waxing it this weekend. I think Collonite will be hard to find locally, but I should be able to hunt down one of the other brands mentioned.
 

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Make sure the car is CLEAN before you wax it. The recommended procedure before waxing a car would be to claybar the car. Make sure that for applying the wax you use a foam applicator designed to apply wax and when you remove the wax use a microfiber cloth.
 

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Make sure the car is CLEAN before you wax it. The recommended procedure before waxing a car would be to claybar the car. Make sure that for applying the wax you use a foam applicator designed to apply wax and when you remove the wax use a microfiber cloth.
Finally someone who know what their talking about when it comes to detailing! hahaha
 

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Resurrecting a post from the dead...

I'm a huge fan of Wolfgang paint products. Super easy to use and they offer a wide variety of products depending on what you need to do to your paint. They are German engineered and they make the paint look amazing. I use a orbital polisher from Griots. Pads I buy from Amazon.

I Clay bar the paint each spring
Apply a very light polish
Then pick your poison...paint sealant or wax. I will use a sealant on the JX because I'm not going to wax that huge vehicle every month like I do my 4 door Audi. Sealant will last a good 6 months. Wax will last ~6 weeks depending on exposure to elements and the number of washings you do.

Dr Color chip is a great product for paint chip repair.

(my .02) :)
 

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Make sure the car is CLEAN before you wax it. The recommended procedure before waxing a car would be to claybar the car. Make sure that for applying the wax you use a foam applicator designed to apply wax and when you remove the wax use a microfiber cloth.
Make sure the car is CLEAN before you wax it. The recommended procedure before waxing a car would be to claybar the car. Make sure that for applying the wax you use a foam applicator designed to apply wax and when you remove the wax use a microfiber cloth.
I agree with ya. Thats a crucial step before waxing because if not the contaminants or debris can cause marring to the paint while applying wax.
 

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Yeah...more Infiniti clientele smarts!

Zaino yo

I agree with ya. Thats a crucial step before waxing because if not the contaminants or debris can cause marring to the paint while applying wax.
 

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^Just because it is expensive does not make it better. :)
 

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^LOL...gimmics. Technically you will need three buckets; 1 for soap, 1 for water, and 1 for the seat cause no way I would open/close that cover each time.

For me, two buckets are sufficient as he stated. Also, the proper way is to have to mits...one for the top half of the car/one for the bottom half cause each area gets stuck with different levels of grim/dirt/etc.

Are you guys using an orbital w/ the Zaino and the Zymol or applying it by hand?

This is how you are supposed hand wash your car....

http://youtu.be/lo8vs7dEIwk
 

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I was laughing at the seat cover also. That is ridiculous...unless someone has a bad back or threw their back out. I like the 2 bucket system. Been using that for the past couple years. I only hand wash my cars and it's amazing what a difference it makes. Smart to use 2 mits also. Great suggestion.
 
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