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Old 11-14-2004, 02:16 PM
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Talking 2004 C230 Just Waxed

Just got done cleaning up the wife's ride and felt compelled to show off a bit. We hit 5K miles last week. Used Meguiars NXT liquid a few weeks ago and then just the NXT touch up spray today. Enjoy!

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Old 11-26-2004, 04:56 AM
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Nice...very nice.
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Old 12-01-2004, 04:28 PM
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Yes, very nice. We have an '04 C320 sedan, on which I experimented with various waxes. The NXT does give a remarkable shine. But if you want the identical shine with a bit less work, try Turtle Wax Ultra Gloss. I waxed half my hood in NXT and half in Ultra Gloss, then examined the hood in various lighting. Zero difference in appearance. I left the hood that way for a few months and noticed Zero difference in durability. The only difference was that the Ultra Gloss was much easier to apply evenly, and to buff off.

Hope this helps,
Richard
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Old 12-01-2004, 06:57 PM
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Thanks for the compliments and advice!

Thank you both.

Richard, I thought the NXT was remarkably easy to apply (I'm used to paste wax) but I'll give the Turtle Wax a try. My Boxster is a darker grey metallic and I almost always see streaks/marks after the NXT so I'm looking for something different but equally durable. Its never been a problem on the C230 -- not sure if it has to do with the paint or the color...

Until the next warm day,

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Old 12-01-2004, 07:57 PM
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Our C 320 is Bordeaux red (dark maroon) so any streaks in a wzx job do show up, and I had this problem with the NXT on it too. Not with Ultra Gloss.

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Richard
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Old 12-11-2004, 07:26 PM
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Let me post one caveat about my claim of superiority of Ultra Gloss over NXT (and Eagle One Nano Wax too, for that matter). I did find it a HUGE amount of work to apply NXT and Nano evenly, without having skips or too-heavy areas that were very hard to buff out. I did have a problem with streaking on our dark to medium color cars. None of these problems with Ultra Gloss. BUT, if you are having a problem with swirl marks, other semi-microscopic scratch lines in the clearcoat, or outright scratches in (but not through) the clearcoat, Ultra gloss is not your best wax for a cure. Our MB is virtually new, so we have few of these (thank heavens). But all cars get them, and I keep some NXT and Nano around for those limited areas where these things become problems. But for a general wax job ---- one that is not done to cure such damage ---- I still go with Ultra gloss liquid for the same hardness, shine, and durability with less work. Should I then find an area with some small scratching, I apply a product like Meguires Scratch Remover followed by a spot waxing with NXT or Nano. But for the whole car, I find those to be just too much work, taking too much time that could be better spent clay barring the horizontal surfaces or such.

I've tried Ultra Gloss in paste wax too. It is actually easier to apply and buff than the liquid. BUT, the finish isn't as hard as with the liquid, meaning fingerprints and dust accumulation from our constantly dusty climate here in Okla.

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Richard

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Old 12-12-2004, 05:43 PM
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very shiny!
looks awesome
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Old 12-13-2004, 02:15 PM
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For best results with NXT apply 2 coats 24 hours apart and do not apply with a circular motion.
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