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  • Meguiars Step 3 Deep Crystal £8

    3 6.67%
  • AUTOSMART Carnauba Gold £8.50

    3 6.67%
  • Reflection Perfection £9.50

    0 0%
  • Eagle One £9.50

    0 0%
  • Simoniz Original Fine Paste Wax £9.50

    1 2.22%
  • Auto Glym Aqua Wax £10

    2 4.44%
  • Sonax Auto Hartwax £11.75

    0 0%
  • Poorboys Nattys Wax Paste £13.20

    7 15.56%
  • Meguiars #16 wax paste £14.50

    4 8.89%
  • Meguiars #26 Hi Tech Yellow Liquid Wax £16

    4 8.89%
  • Meguiars Carnauba Plus Premium Paste Wax £17

    1 2.22%
  • Autoglym High Definition £21

    7 15.56%
  • Other (less than £25 for decent sized tub/bottle)

    13 28.89%
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    Default Which Carnauba wax that doesn't break the bank?

    As the title suggests, your opinions on which Carnauba based wax that doesn't break the bank?

    I used to treat the black Signum to a dose of Autoglym SRP followed by EGP and that seemed to do the trick without the need for an additional layer. For several weeks I could give her a quick wash & the dirt almost fell off.

    Now I have the grey Insignia. OK, it doesn't show the dirt as much but 2nd week wash with the above regime wasn't exactly "point the hose & job done." More start from scratch & spend a whole afternoon.

    So I'm thinking I need an extra layer of wax on top of the AG EGP. Plus I'm nearly (but not quite happy) with the finish at present.

    Living in the sticks the only product available "off the shelf" was Auto Glym Aqua Wax at £10. Not overly impressed on first impression. It sprayed EVERYWHERE (but I do have a nice shiny face!!) & I ended up applying the spray to the cloth before the bodywork. Didn’t seem to be much left on the paint to buff off & had difficulty seeing where I’d done!

    So I've read around & got completely confuddled. Then I Ebayed to see which decent size packs of Carnauba wax came in at less than £20 or there-abouts.

    Hence the thread, and the poll. Which do you have experience with and would recommend or avoid? Lifespan between applications as well as finish is a big factor.

    I know there are fab products out there but £25 for a BIG tub/bottle that will last ages is my max budget. Thought & opinions most welcome.

    Options (with best approx prices in ascending order on ebay) are:

    1. Meguiars Step 3 Deep Crystal £8
    2. AUTOSMART Carnauba Gold £8.50
    3. Reflection Perfection £9.50
    4. Eagle One £9.50
    5. Simoniz Original Fine Paste Wax £9.50
    6. Auto Glym Aqua Wax £10
    7. Sonax Auto Hartwax £11.75
    8. Poorboys Nattys Wax Paste £13.20
    9. Meguiars #16 wax paste £14.50
    10. Meguiars #26 Hi Tech Yellow Liquid Wax £16
    11. Meguiars Carnauba Plus Premium Paste Wax £17
    12. Autoglym High Definition £21
    13. OTHER
    Last edited by RhayaderSax; 18th April 2011 at 02:54.

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    Other. Fk1000p, yes it's a sealant but it dies the same job as a wax, it's a massive tin and it's only about £18.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Out of all those I've only used Poorboys Nattys Wax Paste £13.20,very good stuff and the smell makes you want to eat it lol

    I've been using dodo juice wax for ages and really impressed with it but it was nearly £40 for a tub

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    I have been using the AS carnauba gold for a long time and after I finish this one will move to AS WAX, I find it perfect for my needs and if applied right lasts and lasts on the car.

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    another vote for the fk1000p superb stuff

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    I've beeen using Megs Ultimate paste wax. Very happy with the results.

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    Avoid the paste waxes as its easy to apply too much and they can be a pain to remove. Id defiantly recommend AG HD Wax, usually picked up off the internet for about £25 but you do get 2 damp sponge applicators and a decent MF buffing cloth. As its a hard wax it last a tub lasts a long time, and so does the potection, goes on very easily and comes off just as easy.
    Others to recommend, well anything from the Collinite range, very good value for money and excellent finishes.

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    I can vouch for megs 16, brilliant finish, however, it can be a pain to get off if you apply it to thick to start with, a tine will last we over a year.

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    Out of all of those you can safely discount the Megs. Step 3 wax. Pants.

    The sealant you are currently using finished very high in the mammoth test done on DW a couple of years ago so if it's purely about longevity then something like Colly 915 might add a few more weeks but I would use one or the other.

    If it's more about getting a wet look to the car then you would be better off with a glaze and then a wax. This area is all about preparation though. There is no point adding a glaze unless the paintwork has been fully prepped.

    I machine polished my Carbon Flash Insignia last week and the pop in the flakes is incredible. I added a coat of black hole which is my favourite product ever and it made no difference to the finish. Neither did the wax. It's all about the Prep. And then a couple of coats of wax applied very thinly. It comes off very easily then.

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    Collinite 915, £20+pp. I did a panel test on the bonnet and was really impressed with it, smooth finish and deep wet look and with it being a hard wax it'll last you ages

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