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ausie
04-16-2004, 08:00 AM
:bounce: This stuff is great! Liquid was type application, easy on, and very easy off. The results on a Black mustang was just amazing. Talk about a mirror finish! I was hoping to find Zaino locally but could not find it so I bought the Meguirs product. One complaint though, it did not hide fine scratches as it states on the product. They may need to be buffed out which can wait for a while since they are not noticable unless you really look for them. The shine is really sweet! So far this is the best wax product I ever used. I will let you know how it hold up after the next time I wash it (if I can remember to do so).

nckissfan
04-16-2004, 11:11 AM
thanks for the tip!

venomous
04-16-2004, 05:53 PM
Thats cool man, I've always been very pleased with the meguiars products. I haven't gotten around to trying the tech wax yet. Just might have to try it now. :thumbsup:

ausie
04-17-2004, 08:54 AM
I have yet to use any of the Zaino products (simply because I cannot buy them locally). I may put on a second application and buff it out today before the car show. Actually this was the first time I did not have to get out the power equipment to wax the car. The only dust left on the car is from the towels I used to remove the wax ( lint fibers from the towels). Most of the time I used Meguiars mirror glaze, "hi-tech yellow wax #26. I prefer that product over the gold class wax. The NXT is a far better product. I would have probably ignored buying it if I was not tying to find the Zaino product. After reading all the info in hear, I am probably better off using the products I am familiar with. Besides that, I clean and wax my car just about every other weekend regardless if the paint steel feels waxy or not. I am not in the market for a one time fits all product. A good paint will stay a good paint if it is treated properly. I also believe that the products you use makes a difference. I used to be a Mother's fan until I tried using Meguiars for the first time, and have been using Meguiars ever since for the past 8 years. I am not claiming one is better over the other. I still use some of the mother's products on my other vehicle that has chrome on it. (nothing comes close to mother's wire chorme cleaner for chrome! which has become scarce).

ausie
04-18-2004, 01:59 PM
WOW, I got many comments on how good my car looked at the "cruise nights" car show yesterday. It was interesting to hear some of the comments made from those who did not realize the car was mine. One person said to me "why are to taking a picture of that car, its a Ford" I replied why not, its mine. His response was "it looks damn good for a Ford so I guess that is okay then". I was getting stared at more than usual on my way over to the show. I am impressed with the nxt! :cool:

My Cobra
04-21-2004, 11:24 AM
where can i pick this stuff up at? also will it mess with the dupont paint in any bad way? have any before and after pics?

HoustonSnake
04-21-2004, 11:39 AM
where can i pick this stuff up at? also will it mess with the dupont paint in any bad way? have any before and after pics?
Any automotive store - O'Reillys, Autozone, Pep Boys, etc. 15 bones I think

venomous
04-21-2004, 11:41 AM
where can i pick this stuff up at? also will it mess with the dupont paint in any bad way? have any before and after pics?
You can get this stuff at walmart, auto zone, and other auto stores. :thumbsup:

My Cobra
04-21-2004, 03:50 PM
aiight thanks. I am gettign my car detailed tomorrow so i will wait to pick some up. you guys ever hear of some teflon stuff they put on your cars paint to make it look like brand new? that is what this detailer does and it makes them look so nice. any thoughs on this stuff?

HoustonSnake
04-21-2004, 03:53 PM
aiight thanks. I am gettign my car detailed tomorrow so i will wait to pick some up. you guys ever hear of some teflon stuff they put on your cars paint to make it look like brand new? that is what this detailer does and it makes them look so nice. any thoughs on this stuff?
Dupont just put a wax with teflon on the shelves at most auto stores...been kinda wondering about it...says it repels dirt...unlike waxing that attracts it :mad:

ausie
04-22-2004, 07:55 AM
Sure, Teflon is durable and nothing sticks to it. The key here is nothing sticks to it. In other words, teflon will not stick to anything, including cookwear (ever see a teflon coated pot that did not flake off over time?). In order for teflon to adhere to a surface, you need to bring the part to be coated with it to approximately 1200F (melting temperature of teflon). Most if not all things coated with teflon use a powdered or shredded teflon aggregate in a base material. As with the case with the wax (if it truely is teflon) it is more likely microscopic teflon beads in a polyimer base. One thing to avoid especially in the engine is the teflon suspended oils (or any oil additive that claims "will coat all parts with a protective coating"). Why? because they clogg the screen and foul up the oil pump. The main cause of engine wear is a clogged screen and no oil flow. There are chemicals that can be used on engine parts that reduce wear but they have to be annealed into the metals during their fabrication process (parts must be hardened after the coating is applied).

I suspect that the teflon wax is a suspension of teflon material in a polymer synthetic base wax. I think more so, that the word "teflon" is used as a marketing ploy. Next time I am at pep boys or other autozone I will have to look at the container and read it.

That reminds me when I first picked up my Cobra at the dealer. They wanted to charge me lots of money to have a teflon coating put on the paint. I instructed them I will take it dirty and do not wash it please. The paint is perfect as it is and would hate to have swirl marks in it when I drive it off the lot. Since the car was black, I was extremely cautious with their inexperienced detailers, since it took me several hours to remove them from the hood of my explorer when I bought it from the same dealer many years ago and it was black as well.

ausie
04-22-2004, 08:01 AM
Dupont just put a wax with teflon on the shelves at most auto stores...been kinda wondering about it...says it repels dirt...unlike waxing that attracts it :mad:
One would have to try it to believe it. Perhaps my explorer would be a good candiate for this product since it always gets dirty wheter I drive it or not.

Sorry to say the only thing that repels dirt is nothing. However providing a surface that is not sticky like a wax may have merrit. Since my Cobra is now coated with a light haze of dust and pollen I guess that the synthetic waxes don't repel it. I am willing to put the dupont product to the test to see if the dirty explore stays clean. I will report back on that when I get results.

My Cobra
04-22-2004, 11:01 AM
ok here is the deal. I am having my car detailed (it is getting done right now) There is a guy that comes from 2 hours away to do a few cars here in town (my girls parents have some very nice cars they get done so they offered to do mine also) They said that this guy has some kind of teflon that he puts on the cars and buffs out and all of that good stuff. They said that it looks brand new and the paint shines like no other. So i figured what the heck. it cost 200 bucks to get done. I have seen the cars this guy has done and it is better than the other details i have had done so i am not sure what this stuff done to it but dang. any insites on what he is doing to make my car look so damn good? He will not tell me (ha ha he wants to keep making the money and he will get it too so i guess he is doing the right things by not telling me.

HoustonSnake
04-22-2004, 11:57 AM
ok here is the deal. I am having my car detailed (it is getting done right now) There is a guy that comes from 2 hours away to do a few cars here in town (my girls parents have some very nice cars they get done so they offered to do mine also) They said that this guy has some kind of teflon that he puts on the cars and buffs out and all of that good stuff. They said that it looks brand new and the paint shines like no other. So i figured what the heck. it cost 200 bucks to get done. I have seen the cars this guy has done and it is better than the other details i have had done so i am not sure what this stuff done to it but dang. any insites on what he is doing to make my car look so damn good? He will not tell me (ha ha he wants to keep making the money and he will get it too so i guess he is doing the right things by not telling me.
I wonder in your case if you have done any detailing before? Have you ever used a clay bar or a buffer/polisher etc? You might try these things first and see how your ride comes out. Take it to that guy for detailing, get some photos. Get some information about detailing your car yourself...wax stripping, clay bar, cleaner wax, final coat wax etc. Get the stuff ya need and go at it. Compare the differences.

My Cobra
04-23-2004, 12:30 AM
ok well i got my car back and i was snooping in this guys van. (looking for a business card ha ha ) I found that he has some kind of liquid teflon that had a 80 dollar sticker on it for a qrt. It took out a lot of small scratches and i can not get anything to stick to it. He threw a cup of water on there and it ran off like nothing i had ever seen. it was great. i was looking around while he was doing a few of the cars. he was putting it on in the sun and had a hot pad on and rubbed it in some weird pattern i think the heat pad melted the teflon stuff a bit then he spread it on like a paste. looks very nice.

ausie
04-23-2004, 07:58 AM
There are many products on the market. The teflon stuff may be something of interest. Pleast let us know how long it takes to get the car dirty! That would be something I think most of us would like to know, especially when we take our rides to car shows. Heat will actually losen or soften up the product and possibly speed the drying time. I highly doupt that heating up teflon on a hot plate would do anything to it. It's melting point is around 1200F and at that temperature the paint on your car would be burning off. Perhaps the heat he is applying prevents the product from clumping up while applying it. We all know how much of a paint it is to get that perfect shine. I am sure that you all know the story, do not apply if temperatures are below 40F. Wax takes forever to dry when temperature are too low. Also since it is hydroscopic (abosrbs moisture) it takes longer when the humidity is high too. Sounds like a good search topic to look into on the web. A quick note: I bought the soap from the Mr. Clean product. I compared contents with other car wash products on the counter including the one I used. The only two products that only stated contianed surfactants (amonia based chemicals) rather than salts (most car washes, the salts are not sodium chloride but similar). The two products that have the surfactants are the Mr. Clean and the clay bar lubricant. I highly doubt that the chemical composition of the two products are the same, but one would think that using one for the other may produce the same results. The point being, water and soap (if not all car wash formulas) will leave water spots. The clay bar lub did not, it just dried and vanished. Sounds familiar? I know I am not up to date with my chemistry anymore so my assumptions my just be only assumptions. Even the teflon products are getting my interests. Lets just say this, if it works use it.

My Cobra
04-23-2004, 08:51 AM
dang my life story is not that long. ha ha. i dunno the reasons that he did everything but there has to be a reason for the madness. I love the look and the guy said that it will not get dirty for about a month then it will start to get dirty behind the tires. then you wash it and it slides right off but the teflon stays on. I really like the mr clean thing i was wondering on the side it says not to use any other soaps on the thing becuase they are too "think" and can cause it to clog i wonder if this is becuase of the fact that they want you to buy there stuff or if it really will. But i guess when you think about it the mr clean soap is the only thing that makes that 20 dollar gun diffrent from a normal hose.

ausie
04-24-2004, 09:04 AM
life story ? :D I am not willing to write a book let alone try to remember what I cannot forget........ I am better off forgetting what I cannot remember.

As for the other soaps, I find it hard to believe that it would get clogged. It is more or less their recommendation that you use there product for the best results. When it comes to marketing and instructions that is another ball game. The only difference with the applicator in the kit is that it uses a filter to remove minerals and such from the water. I can buy a similar filter at Home depot or Lowes that will do the same thing and connect that to my pressure washer. I bought the soap to see how it works. If I get the same results then bingo I do not need the $20 or something kit since I already have a $400.00 gas powered pressure washer. I use less water with the pressure washer than just the hose alone. :)

ausie
05-10-2004, 07:50 AM
For starters, I bought two products to see how they work. One was the Mr. Clean car wash refill to see how well it cleans and if it leaves water spots. To my amazement, sure enough very little water spots, and those I did get were more than likely due to the chemicals the city puts into the water (bleech, floride, etc....) Whatever is in it, causes the rotors to get flash rust on them since I cleaned both vehicles and did not use any wheel cleaner. The second product I got to test was the Dupont teflon wax to use on the dirt collector (explorer). I would like to put the product to the test under normal driving conditions without hitting any mud pits (not that I have driven off road in a very long time). The condition of the paint was not worthy of the time and effort I put into waxing it (the paint was perfectly smooth up until I had some jerk in a subaru who decided he wanted to rearange his car on the front end of the explorer in which I am thankful there were no injuries). Why is it when you get some fender work done, you get a car back covered in overspray. Before waxing, I vigerously clay barred the entire truck (it really needed it). Since I have not waxed the explorer for two years it was difficult to remove the dupont product from the paint after it hazed. (It came off easy on the glass) The result was very nice and the paint almost jumped out at you similar to the Cobra polished up with the meguir's NXT. :cool: Lets see how long the look lasts and if it gets dirty, and how it holds up to its next washing. I was impressed with the results I almost took pictures of it. :D

ausie
05-22-2004, 09:32 AM
The meguir's NXT really holds up nicely after getting rained on at the car show last weekend. I finally got to washing it last night before going cruising. I have yet to re-wax it and the car still feels nice and looks good. As for the Dupont stuff, it likes to pick up dirt and pollen just like any other wax product. My explorer is now just as dirty as it was before I detailed it. In both cases, water still beads small and just rolls off the car or truck. I prefer the NXT product over the Dupont since it is easier to use.

97CasperCobra
05-30-2004, 02:08 AM
Here's how my car turned out after the Dawn wash...clay bar...then the NXT. Judge for yourself.

NXT thread (http://www.svtcobraclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6510)

jkrkk1
06-01-2004, 06:51 PM
I stopped at a local auto parts store, and all they had was the regular Meguiars or the Gold. I purchased the regular and was very pleased, easy on and easy off, after I bar clayed the entire vehicle. The shine is very impressive. I like black, but unfortunately dust does also. I have some mothers left, I'll use it on the wifes van.
Thanks and God Bless
jeff

ausie
08-19-2005, 10:31 AM
I am pleased with the liquid wax but decided to get the hard paste and give it a try. I like the hard wax even better than the liquid. Also the NXT quick detailer is great too. The car is all shined up for the Car shows this weekend. I took 3 vacation days from work to detail the car. I have a few more areas to clean (interior and glass) then I am all set for the Judging on Sunday. I doubt that I will get a trophy since the class I am in has other vehicles that may get more interest than a Mustang Cobra (shelby SC Cobra's and the McLarin Caprice seem to get all of the attention every year). This will be the first time I had the 04 in the judged event. Just have to see what happens. :cool: