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Just want to ask everyone what they are using to keep your VTs looking their best. I'm looking to get one of the spray on UV protectants and am wondering which ones are best? A lot of the ones I've seen seem to be the same stuff in different bottles. Some also claim to be made for specific colors even!

List of a few I can find this late at night:

Meguiar’s
CarPlan
Turtle Wax
Comma
S100
Pinnacle
Croftgate
Poorboy’s
Armor All
SmartWax
VXR
Sonax
Halfords
Williams F1 Team
Simoniz
Mer
Croftgate
Farécla
Autoglym
Ixtar
Zymöl
Muc-Off
Sonax
Lucas
Wolfgang

I have a Black VT so keeping it shiny is pretty important as the black shows everything.
 

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Meguiar’s nxt tech 2
love it
easy on , easy off, can do it in the sun, even on a black car , and no wax dust
 

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I second mcguires, but they have a new spray wax out that I find to be better than the nxt. It is synthetic and is supposed to be their longest lasting spray wax. I usually throw on a coat of Klasse AIO and Klasse sealant every few months before the spray wax. That stuff is awesome.
 

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+1 on Meguiars. I use their Ultimate Wax and I have been super impressed with it. It also does not discolor vinyl/plastic or leave residue.
 

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Would this UV protectant be applied after washing and waxing? What product(s) do you recommend for waxing?

I currently have the Turtle Wax Ice clear liquid wax. I have read that it doesn't last as long as other brands but I do like how it does not create any white residue on rubber/plastic.
 

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Most synthetic waxes have UV protection built in. I have used the ICE in the past and although it does not leave white residue, it does leave a shiny clear residue that defines where the liquid has touched or not and it does not come off easily. The Meguiars does not do that at all. Absolutely no residue.
 

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Most synthetic waxes have UV protection built in. I have used the ICE in the past and although it does not leave white residue, it does leave a shiny clear residue that defines where the liquid has touched or not and it does not come off easily. The Meguiars does not do that at all. Absolutely no residue.
Ok, Thanks.
 

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After doing some more research and looking at what I can find locally, I've decided to try the Lucas. The Wolfgang stuff would be my first pick but it's only available to me online.
 

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Not for that price. There are products just as good imo at a cheaper price. Like the Klasse twins. Love those guys.
 

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Would not pay $599 for a polish job.

Looking for products to keep it looking better than new in the months ahead. After using the Lucas stuff, my VT looks better than it did when I picked it up new.
 

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Try looking into the adams car care stuff. I have a lot of their detailing products and they work great.
 

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I know this is going to be a silly question - but this is the first car I've had in a very long time that has such a great finish.

Are automatic car washes just out of the question? Even if it is touch-less and I don't get their "wax"?

My building's garage says it has a hose for washing your car but now that I need it - it does not.

Hand-wash car washes are common in Atlanta but I don't know what type of wax they use. I assume I can bring my own wax.
 

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I know this is going to be a silly question - but this is the first car I've had in a very long time that has such a great finish.

Are automatic car washes just out of the question? Even if it is touch-less and I don't get their "wax"?

My building's garage says it has a hose for washing your car but now that I need it - it does not.

Hand-wash car washes are common in Atlanta but I don't know what type of wax they use. I assume I can bring my own wax.
I would avoid any auto washes that use brushes. I also would avoid any auto washes that use "hot-wax" or other coatings after the actual "cleaning spray". You may end up with results you dont like.
As for hand washes by others, I would be weary of those that use an automatic buffer for the wax. If they don't know what theyre doing, you may end up with some things to fix yourself that takes about as long as it would to wash and wax yourself.

If time is a concern, and you work in a metro area, ask some others in line for coffee if they use a "mobile" cleaning service. I've always had great results from the ones I've used in the past, and its nice because you go in to work one day, dirty car, come back out after work and its fully detailed.

I currently, on the other hand, am still trying to get my last coat of wax off all the little plastic bits that I stupidly decided last time should be ok with buffing the wax off. They really are holding onto that wax. I'm not happy with myself. I say that to express that if you decided to wax yourself, avoid getting wax on any and all plastic, vinyl, weather stripping, and the buttons on the door handle. They are proving almost impossible to get the wax off.
 

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The hand car washes typically don't use buffers - just lots of guys and elbow grease. I might try one and sit there and watch them like a hawk.

The blue color is showing dirt and dust quickly and I can see where it will need to be washed frequently - like every week or two - and I don't plan on doing a full wax and detail every time.

Whatever happened to the self-serve pressure wash car washes? That's what I need.
 
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