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Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2007 11:53:01 -0700
From: PJGH <>
Subject: Re: wax vs polish classic saab

On Sep 6, 3:08 am, "Rod" <rodh...nospamnet> wrote: > o.k. I have a boss that sez he has been using a product called nu finish on > his cars and loves it. nu finish is a polish and not a wax. > so i decided over this last long weekend (at least in the states) i would > try this on my grey 1985 saab. > > I first washed the car and then applied a product called liquid clay bar. > washed all of this off then dryed and applied nu finish wax. then rubbed > off. I was disappointed in the results. > > I then reapplied liquid clay bar. and then applied a turtle wax product. > turtle wax had carnauba blend in it. was much happier with wax results vs > polish. > > all of this was done by hand and in the shade of a tree. tempature ranging > from about 80 to 90 degrees f. all done during the same day. > > does anyone have any input on polish vs wax on older/newer cars? and should > i have used a power buffer when i used polish? maybe put a coat of polish > on first and then wax??? Polish is different to wax - the processes achieve different results. I like to polish and then apply a really good wax (I use Collinite 476S on my C900). The wax can then be "topped up" after each wash without the need of polishing. If you want to re-polish, say, to get some swirls out, you need to remove the wax with an aggressive wash first. Now my cars are gleaming, I just spray a hose over them each week and the dirt falls off. A light hand wash with Meg's Gold Class shampoo and water, then top up the Collinite wax.

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