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Old 07-01-2017, 07:26 PM   #1
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Can you convert me back to wax's

I've spent the last 4 years using coatings on my cars. I like coatings because i have soft paint and they seem to offer what I think is better protection than a wax. These new waxs that contain sio2 in them interest me.

So what do you use and why do you think I'm missing out not using wax
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Old 07-01-2017, 07:31 PM   #2
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Your probably not!
Stick with the coatings and wax over the top if it takes your fancy.


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Old 07-01-2017, 08:08 PM   #3
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Your probably not!
Stick with the coatings and wax over the top if it takes your fancy.


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This. Wax over the top if you don't like wax anymore, just suffer losing the capabilities of the sealant for a bit.
I hate coatings, the therapeutic feel of waxing soothes me
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I got petrified away from wax by Simoniz and then coaxed back into it by FK1000P.

I love it because it's an absolute doddle to apply and remove and afterwards water seems to turn into Usain Bolt and leg it off the paint.

As for longevity I don't know because I've not long used it. I can't wait to re-apply though. I bought a super soft red Hexlogic pad for spreading the wax. That combo is like gently spreading icing over a perfect cake. It can last 2 weeks for all I care as long as I can start spreading again.

I've cleared failed at drawing you back. I think I need to try a sealant to be fair
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Old 07-01-2017, 09:22 PM   #5
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Try kamikaze infinity wax mix out of a wax and a coating .
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Lol convert me to a coating. Does your car look glassy or does it have pop and depth of reflection?

There's quite a few good waxes about, can't wait to try them out when the weather permits.
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Lol convert me to a coating. Does your car look glassy or does it have pop and depth of reflection?

There's quite a few good waxes about, can't wait to try them out when the weather permits.
The problem with coatings is the price puts people off. You need a hard base layer for the scratch/ marr resistance then a top coat for the water repellency. I will be coating my car next with kamikaze miyabi topped with either ism or infinity wax. So £210-£250 for the application. Most people won't pay this price or can't justify it. When people try a wheel coating for the first time they get blown away, it's the same for coatings on paint.
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Old 07-01-2017, 11:57 PM   #8
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Kamikaze ism offers wax like finish i.e. Great flake pop for a coating. Best of both worlds and I just top it up with either wet coat if I'm lazy or primo hydromax. However I've now started using Garry Deans juice boost which is my go to from now on.
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The problem with coatings is the price puts people off. You need a hard base layer for the scratch/ marr resistance then a top coat for the water repellency. I will be coating my car next with kamikaze miyabi topped with either ism or infinity wax. So £210-£250 for the application. Most people won't pay this price or can't justify it. When people try a wheel coating for the first time they get blown away, it's the same for coatings on paint.
Are you not limited to applying these longer lasting coatings inside though? That's the only thing I worry about (long cure times etc..), I don't have access to somewhere to do this so I stick to 'normal' sealants with a wax on top. Price isn't too much of a factor if the performance is there! (Genuine question).
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Old 08-01-2017, 12:28 AM   #10
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Why spend a small fortune on coating when you can have a finish like this for less than £45 that's how much it cost me for two waxes, O.C.D Alien 51 and Nebula on top





That's why you should go back to waxes.
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