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Old 05-09-2012, 09:06 AM   #1
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Best Wax for white paint

My wife and I just picked up a Light White Mini Cooper Countryman and I was wondering what wax everyone uses for white paint?

I currently have Souveran, Natty's Blue, and XMT180 because our other two Mini's are black and all the car's I've detailed are darker in color. I wanted to get a wax more specific to white colors and was. I've used P21s on a white car before and was very pleased with the results but was thinking of trying something new, like the CG Lava or something out of the Dodo lineup.

Anyone have suggestions? I prefer paste and looking for 2-3 months durability. At some point I'm going to pick up Menzerna Power Lock as my sealant.
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:09 AM   #2
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Re: Best Wax for white paint

For white or lighter colored vehicles I almost always go with a sealant. Just because you don't really get the deep wet look that you do on darker colors from a standard wax. The sealant will give it a nice glossy look. Powerlock is something I always keep on hand and is a great sealant.

Maybe want to try collinite 845 if you are looking for a wax. It's great durability and I love the look.
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Re: Best Wax for white paint

Thanks. I do have 845 as well as my winter wax but have never tried it outside of that. As well I was very pleased with the results on the black cars!
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Re: Best Wax for white paint

I've been using Collinite 845 on my pearl white. Recently I found a glaze that really stepped up the shine and gloss considerably. Two coats of glaze and then top it with two coats of Collinite 845. I have heard good things about the Dodo products for white. Because of their cost I plan on trying some of their samples first to see if there is a noticeable difference. Collinite 845 is hard to beat for the cost and durability.
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Re: Best Wax for white paint

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Recently I found a glaze that really stepped up the shine and gloss considerably
Which glaze?
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Re: Best Wax for white paint





I use wolfgang. You must do paint correction 1st.
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Collinite 845.
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Re: Best Wax for white paint

DOO-DOO Juice White Diamond,
I would use a sealant first then top with the white diamond.
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Re: Best Wax for white paint

There's nothing nicer than a car that's brilliantly glossy! The old washing and waxing is a mere description these days and once you discover some of the secrets you'll gain a new appreciation to the term "detailing".

The final results of a gorgeous glossy shine are solely dependent on the proper surface preparation prior to applying a sealant or wax.

After a thorough wash and clay, at a minimum a paint cleaner should be used to clean and brighten the finish. Many of todays cleaners can actually abrade the finish slightly removing swirls and other similar defects leaving the finish smooth and ready for protection.

Cleaner Waxes/Sealants

Here are some great sealants that will protect all that hard work keeping the finish looking great for months to come. Two coats of sealant 12 hours apart is about the best protection one can hope for without stepping up the a coating similar to Optimum Opti-Coat 2.0

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Re: Best Wax for white paint

Sounds like I should go ahead with 845 since I already have it! I'll be doing a full correction prior.

Fastfred, have you used the white diamond and followed up with the light fantastic as AG suggests?
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