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What wax or polish do you guys use on your jk's? I picked up some Meguires NXT Generation stuff. Wasn't cheap, but I had a guy that shows his VW a lot swear by the stuff so I thought I'd give it a shot. Its not so much that I wanna keep the thing looking good (I think it looks better dirty:)), I just wanna stave off rust as long as a I can since I'm live in PA were they salt the roads pretty good in the winter time. I'm not used to washing and waxing my vehicles, but I thought I'd give it a shot with this one;)

Oh, and I picked up some of Meguires plastic polish/protectant, said it was good for covertible top windows. This stuff any good?
 

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I accidently buoght some of that turtle wax Ice this weekend. I figured what the hell when I got home - Ive never waxed anything in my life. Stuff just squirts on and wipes off. I like it. Water beads right off my rig and even the god damn cat hairs arent sticking to it.

I am going to buy an airsoft rifle just for the cats;).

edit: and i use 303 on my soft top.



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Thats some really good stuff :)
 

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I also use 303 on my fenders and soft top. Great stuff. Use it on the inside too. I use wolfgang polish on the paint.
 

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I just wanna stave off rust as long as a I can since I'm live in PA were they salt the roads pretty good in the winter time.
A can of black Rustoleum always worked for me :D . Never really had a problem with body rust on any of my Jeeps, but the frame would develop some noticeable spots on them....that's where the rattle can becomes handy. Funny though, I just threw a coat of wax on mine the other night and it was like walking on eggshells. I was afraid of rubbing too hard because the paper thin sheetmetal flexes at the slightest touch :shaking: .
 

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Yeah, I just found out about that 303 stuff after I got home tonight. I'll definately get some of that once my current stuff is gone.
 

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Get mothers claybar and then put the Mguires NXT wax on it..

If you really want to go all out do this
clay bar, Liquid Glass Polish, then NXT wax. It will make the JK look better than new!!!!
 

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Meguiars #26 - Hi-Tech Yellow Wax is a premium yellow Carnauba wax blended with silicones, polymers and other waxes. Adds richness and depth of color. Provides ultimate high gloss protection to any previously cleaned and polished paint finish. Available in liquid or paste.
 

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I accidently buoght some of that turtle wax Ice this weekend. I figured what the hell when I got home - Ive never waxed anything in my life. Stuff just squirts on and wipes off. I like it. Water beads right off my rig and even the god damn cat hairs arent sticking to it.
I'm not big into detailing, I don't care about the thread count and cotton content of rags and all that kind of stuff, but at the same time I've never subscribed to the never wash it or look after your paint approach either. Turtle Wax Ice is one of the easiest waxes to apply, and you can apply it to everything, black trim, bumpers, windows, etc. It works well, is real easy to apply, and does the job.

I use 303 on plastics and stuff and it works great too.

FWIW Armor-all is not good for plastic or rubber finishes. It actually helps it fade, as it breaks the heat seal down, the top layer that was in contact with the form when the piece was molded.

It will also crack the plastic over time, as will many oil based products, it contains dimethyl silicone oil, and some other petro products. These will leach the preservatives out of the plastic and replace them with the nasties in Armor-all. To prevent it drying out, you will have to keep applying more Armor-all, if you don't it will crack (and look like crap), if you do, it just gets worse and worse.
 

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I am using Rejex. It is super easy to apply, and stops the [email protected]#%#$g bugs from sticking. Even road tar and pine pitch just wipe off. (don't ask how I know) Kind of spendy, but you should only have to apply twice a year or so.
 

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ICE! That stuff is awesome! Get the wax (liquid claybar system) and the detail spray
you must be onto something.... I remember you even wax your door pillars and it was nice and smooth :laughing: THat's not saying much. I've waxed the inside of my doors!

I need to try that when the NXT runs out.
 

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I like the Ice wax myself there is no white residue on the plastic handles or cab corners.
 

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I hear ya on the Armor All Phil, I've never used the stuff for the reasons you mentioned. I picked up a bottle of Meguires Natural Shine protectant, I'll have to see if it has any petrolium products in it. I might just return some of the stuff I got and see if I can find a gallon of 303 somewhere in my area.
 

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My buddy works in the RV industry and told me there's new evidence emerging that wax is bad for paint because it causes the paint to overheat and oxidize faster than no wax at all. Wax doesn't allow the paint to breathe. Plus wax acts like a magnifying glass overheating the paint. He said they are using "Gel Gloss" now. It comes in a white and pink spray can and can be found a Home Depot. You spray it on and wipe it around. It allows the paint to breathe and stay cool. The only down side to gel gloss is you have to reapply more frequently, like every few months instead of once a year like wax. It's nice and shiny too.

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I though gel gloss was predominantly for fiberglass? Good for boats and RV's, not so sure about vehicles???
 
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