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Rockpick
Jan 25th, 2004, 07:54 PM
I'm interested in hearing what you all have to say about NXT Spray Wax.

Personally, I never bought into the hype of spray wax when it hit the consumer shelves at the stores. I always viewed it as an 'inbetween step' to add a slight amount of protection and a little more 'pop' before you could get to your next application of a good carnauba.

With the introduction of NXT Spray Wax, I've taken note of new technologies and a slightly different approach and paradigm on use of this product. It seems that this product is made to actually compliment the NXT wax...

I'm interested in hearing your opinions.... How are you using it? Is this product replacing your detailer spray?

RP :confused:

Mike Phillips
Jan 25th, 2004, 10:22 PM
Originally posted by Rockpick
I always viewed it as an 'inbetween step' to add a slight amount of protection and a little more 'pop' before you could get to your next application of a good carnauba.

The above is a good summary. Meguiar's spray waxes, Quik Wax and NXT Spray Wax are meant to be used as booster wax to the wax you have already applied. The turn the surface darker, slicker, and more clear than a quick detailer can do by itself.


With the introduction of NXT Spray Wax, I've taken note of new technologies and a slightly different approach and paradigm on use of this product. It seems that this product is made to actually compliment the NXT wax...

They are chemcially compatible, and do compliment each other very nicely.


I'm interested in hearing your opinions.... How are you using it? Is this product replacing your detailer spray?

Just a note here, NXT Spray Wax, and Meguiar's Quik Wax are not replacements for quick detailers like Quik Detailer, or Final Inspection. Both of these two spray waxes are intended to be used on surfaces that are clean and free of accumulated dirt or dust.

Only use NXT Spray Wax on a clean car, or after first washing, or wiping down with a quick detailer.


RP :confused:

Does the above help?

Mike

Rockpick
Jan 26th, 2004, 05:15 AM
Originally posted by Mike Phillips
Does the above help? [/B]

Sho' nuff'. Thanks Mike. That does clear it up.

I've always been slightly confused as to the application of said products because they seemed to almost directly compete with QD products. I now see the light... ;)

Thanks again bud...

-RP :D

Chris Y.
Jan 27th, 2004, 03:27 PM
Mike....

Will there be a NXT QD (besides NXT Spray Wax) to compliment the NXT Wax in the near future? :)

Thanks,
Chris

Mike Phillips
Jan 27th, 2004, 06:39 PM
Originally posted by Chris Y.
Mike....

Will there be a NXT QD (besides NXT Spray Wax) to compliment the NXT Wax in the near future? :)

Thanks,
Chris


You know... that's a good question... hmmm...


Mike :D

Rockpick
Jan 28th, 2004, 09:18 AM
Originally posted by Mike Phillips
You know... that's a good question... hmmm...


Mike :D

You've gotta love when Mike leaves that certain degree of suspense in his responses.... LOL!

mopar
Jan 29th, 2004, 01:50 PM
have any of yuo tireid the nxt spray wax right after yuo washed yuor car and it was still wet was wondering how good it worked ?

Alexandra
Feb 10th, 2004, 07:46 PM
Ohhhh the conteplation, what will it do for my 4 coats of NXT already on my car.
:confused:

I will find out soon enough and let you all know.

J SOLO
Feb 10th, 2004, 09:34 PM
I used the spraywax on my already nxted car worked good.I used a foam applicator my only thought is They made the nxt tech wax so easy to use on&off why not just do a coat of it.The spray wax would be good for carshows.

Alexandra
Feb 10th, 2004, 11:03 PM
Works great! I used a foam pad to apply, as well. Take off after hazy with microfiber. The effect is more shine and slicker feel. It gives the already wet an additional "Pop". It is getting almost too bright and reflective, Wow! Amazing stuff, both Tech Wax and Spray Wax.

We'll it's been money well spent for NXT tech wax ($13.25) and NXT Spray Wax ($4.35). Maybe I will try the NXT car wash next.

:p

RamAirV1
Feb 11th, 2004, 05:54 PM
Alexandra, you will love the NXT Car Wash. The rinse water rolls right off and it just about eliminates water spotting. Leaves a slick surface and it has anti-static properties too.

After having tried the Spray Booster Wax on a wet surface I prefer to use it on a dry surface. The SBW takes a lot longer to dry when used right after washing. If you try to remove it too soon it is harder to wipe off. Waiting longer to wipe it off will fix that problem though. I have a Trans Am WS6 with all the curves and water wants to drip, drip, drip from crevices so that is a factor when using SBW on a wet surface.

If you wait for it to totally dry, it is easy to remove and gives the same great results. I just don't see any advantage to using it that way. Any wet surfaces that SBW is applied to will definitley not water spot even if you wait an hour to wipe it off though. So if you cannot completely dry your car off for some reason there may be an advanage to applying SBW.

Overall, I prefer to use SBW on dry paint, It's easier to use that way IMHO. It could be that my SBW wet surface technique needs some refinement. We need to have Mike or Tim try it and see if they can discover some secret to that method.

RamAirV1

Alexandra
Feb 11th, 2004, 11:30 PM
HI RamAirV1
I was wondering what is so special about that NXT car wash. The ability to run off water after the wash is a real helper. I will give that a try, as well. I am really beginning to think that the NXT line is really well though out. I like using the spray wax on dry surfaces as well. It is a goopy kind of wax, like a watery paste. Its faster than tech wax but slower than final inspection. The results from tech wax makes it well suited for use between washes to maintain the NXT "Pop". There are still parts of my car that could use some more tech wax. I am going for that perfect mirror appearance on all panels of the car. Its a tough goal as the car is used as a daily driver, I have to be very creative in order to keep it in the garage for over a day...

RamAirV1
Feb 12th, 2004, 03:19 PM
I agree with your description of SBW with respect to its viscosity and ease of use. And I can relate to the daily driver factor too. Add a black finish and curves and crevices and it requires more dilgence to keep it looking great. But.....it's all worth it. My TA is too much of a blast to drive to make it a garage queen.

You need to get some Final Detail. It works great with NXT. Final Inspection is good but Final Detailer takes QDs to another level. It offers a noticeable increase in gloss and slickness over FI (#34).

RamAirV1

Alexandra
Feb 13th, 2004, 01:50 PM
I always thought that FI is the best out there, but I have not tried final detail yet. I will get a jug of it as well. With my pending tests with Klasse, I hope that NXT wash and final detailer is compatible with Klasse which is acrylic based, as I am spending more than I originally intended on NXT. NXT has not dissapointed me for one moment yet. Nevertheless, part of the fun is in finding and using the best stuff, and so the tests must go on, and on and on.

RamAirV1
Feb 13th, 2004, 03:40 PM
Mike would know for sure, but I think the NXT Car Wash and FD should work just fine with Klasse. BTW, I think the Klasse AIO and SG are very good products. I stayed with MPPP because I wanted to stay within one mfr's product line. Otherwise Klasse would have been my next choice.

RamAirV1

Alexandra
Feb 15th, 2004, 10:34 PM
:( and tomorrow is no mail delivery (I think). Thanks for your input on Klasse, RamAir, I have $41 invested in this exciting and proven product. Looking forward to trying German Klasse on my German cars. I cant wait to try it and compare to NXT. If NXT wash and QD are compatible then all the better as I don't want to end up wasting money for stuff I already bought. Like many, I too have old detail chemicals that wind up being throw away because I switch products long before they are used up. With NXT this has not been the case as I am already through at least half the bottle of Tech Wax after putting 6 layers on one car and 4 layers on my other car. The good stuff always gets used up while the lesser stuff should have been returned for a refund due to unsatisfactory results.

gb387
Feb 21st, 2004, 03:29 PM
Just used my NXT Spray Wax it took me a little to get use to it. I have never used a spray wax before and a little goes a long ways. At first I had WAY to much and it took for ever to remove and would't really dry but once I figured out how much I needed the Spray Wax was really easy to use. It left a very nice finish with no streaks. I really like it for the in between wax looks better than a detailer.

BretFraz
Feb 23rd, 2004, 06:01 PM
Originally posted by gb387
Just used my NXT Spray Wax it took me a little to get use to it. I have never used a spray wax before and a little goes a long ways. At first I had WAY to much and it took for ever to remove and would't really dry but once I figured out how much I needed the Spray Wax was really easy to use. It left a very nice finish with no streaks. I really like it for the in between wax looks better than a detailer.

This was similar to my experience and impressions. I'm not too crazy about the spatter that I have to clean out of various places once the product dries, but it doesn't appear to stain.

I used too much initially but once I got used to the amount of product coming from the spray head, my technique got better. Spraying it directly onto an app seemed less efficient but also less messy and wasteful.

It took about 10 minutes to set up completely (did the finger test every couple mins) and wiped off nicely with a MF. The look and feel was much like a fresh coat of Tech wax.

Like Tech wax, I think the aroma is too strong. Toned down some it would be fine.

All in all, a nice product for a spray wax and one I'll probably use with some frequency.

Mike Phillips
Feb 23rd, 2004, 06:31 PM
Originally posted by RamAirV1
Overall, I prefer to use SBW on dry paint, It's easier to use that way IMHO. It could be that my SBW wet surface technique needs some refinement. We need to have Mike or Tim try it and see if they can discover some secret to that method.

RamAirV1

I prefer to use SBW on dry paint.

Mike

Mike Phillips
Feb 23rd, 2004, 06:49 PM
Originally posted by J SOLO
The spray wax would be good for car shows.

Ding, Ding, Ding!

Finally, somebody has Nailed it on the head

I have been to hundreds of car shows, most of the time setting up a Meguiar’s booth for the show. Here is what I see,

In the morning of set-up day, about 80% of the participants (or higher), are cleaning and shining their car using a quick detailer like Meguiar’s Quik Detailer, or Mirror Glaze Final Inspection. Both these products do a great job, but for most finishes, repeating the same quick detailing process with NXT Spray Wax, will produce even darker, glossier, and more clear results than the quick detailer by itself.

Meguiar's Quik Wax, or NXT Spray Wax are the natural companions to Quick Detailer or Final Inspection. The first time I used the reformulated Meguiar's Quik Wax on a car, the first thing that went through my head was,

"Wow! What an awesome product for car shows"

It takes using the product a time or two to get a feel for the product and a technique that works best for your car and your car’s finish, but after that, it's a no brainer. I mean check me if I'm wrong here, but at car shows, isn't the goal to make your car look its best? For most people I would say “Yes” is the correct answer. This being true, then following your quick detailer with an application of NXT Spray Wax is a no brainer. At least in my opinion...

Mike

RamAirV1
Feb 24th, 2004, 04:41 PM
I do agree about the aroma being too strong. I like the Key Lime scent, it just needs to be cut back a little. The aroma is almost addicting LOL. Once it warms up and I can open the garage door while detailing the aroma will probably not be so strong.

Now every other Meguairs product smells bland!

RamAirV1