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A8 Wax recommendation?

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Old 09-10-2010, 01:47 PM
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Can someone recommend a wax (preferably caranuba) for my car?

Its black (non metallic),
 
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Old 09-10-2010, 03:05 PM
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I've done some research myself, decided to go with P21S

http://www.p21s.com/products/bis_100cw.html

Its 100% pure carnauba
 
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I'm sure the P21s is probably good stuff, but it's not actually 100% carnauba...the raw wax content (one of 3 ingredients) of it is all carnauba, but doesn't say what color of carnauba or the raw wax % by volume. Check out the Zymol contents (and prices)....they tell you the % by volume and the color (type) of carnauba.

http://www.emmonscoachworks.com/ecom...log.cfm?cat=57

I use the Zymol Cream that came with a complete Zymol kit I bought from California Car Cover Co. Catalog. I have a silver car....Zymol Carbon is recommended for dark colors...Zymol Ebony for older or abused black cars (has black pigment).
 

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Old 09-11-2010, 05:42 PM
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I know the pasty waxes last longer but im used to the older cars with the matte lowers which you have to avoid like the black plauge with that stuff. I've gotten very used to the turle wax ice, you have to re-apply it every two months or so, but you don't have to worry about getting it on the lights, plastic pieces, or any surfaces for that matter, plus you can use it in direct sunlight if you needed to. I actually polish my headlamps, tail lamps, and alloy wheels with the stuff, i love it.
 
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I'm all for easy...I know a lot of people who swear by the "ice" and there's no part of car care I hate more than paint care. I enjoy work that repairs a problem, improves operation or mechanical soundness. Plus never really bought the car for appearance...just engineering and driving pleasure. Interior care is a pain too, but I do spend a lot more time in the car than on it.
I got the car for so much less than my planned budget (with a CPO warranty), I used the "surplus" to buy an extra set of wheels/tires, the Zymol kit and new golf clubs....I couldn't put my dirty old clubs in that big beautiful trunk
 

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