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    Re: In praise of... CLEANER WAX!

    Quote Originally Posted by gb387 View Post
    I think quite often the average user has a bottle on hand and thats what they use, its easy to find in just about any store and the main wax of many. Isn't Meguiars Cleaner/Wax one of the #1 selling waxes?

    Doesn't everyone have a bottle of Meguiars Cleaner/Wax?

    I've never used it yet...I have Color X...how does it compare ??
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    Re: In praise of... CLEANER WAX!

    Quote Originally Posted by TKDDAD View Post
    I've never used it yet...I have Color X...how does it compare ??

    I can not compare never used COLORx...
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    Re: In praise of... CLEANER WAX!

    A-12 is not as strong as ColorX cleaner-wise, but neither could be called strong compared to a dedicated product like #82. What we're doing with these products is maintaining a swirl-free appearance, not creating one.

    ColorX is a bit richer, deeper, and wetter in appearance; A-12 is shinier and more reflective. But they are both within the general Meguiar's look; well balanced in gloss, depth, wetness, and reflection.

    I really don't have a preference. I switch among A-12, ColorX, and #6. Or for the garaged car, NXT, Gold Class, and #21; those products have very slight cleaners.

    EDIT: Here's something Mike wrote when I asked a similar question, I knew it was around here somewhere...

    Hi Tom,

    The New & Improved A-12 Cleaner/Wax adds more richness to a dark colored finish, it lasts longer and it beads water better. It may apply and remove easier.

    One other note: A-12 is a cleaner/wax for lightly neglected surfaces, it's not in the same category as a product like ColorX. So if you have an extremely neglected surface, ColorX is the product you want to use. If the car's finish you're working on has only light oxidation, road staining, swirls and scratches, the A-12 is a better choice. Less cleaning ability, more polishing and protection characteristics.

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    Re: In praise of... CLEANER WAX!

    Awesome...thanks for the info...I'll have to pick up some A-12 when I get a chance..
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    Re: In praise of... CLEANER WAX!

    "...One other note: A-12 is a cleaner/wax for lightly neglected surfaces, it's not in the same category as a product like ColorX. So if you have an extremely neglected surface, ColorX is the product you want to use. If the car's finish you're working on has only light oxidation, road staining, swirls and scratches, the A-12 is a better choice. Less cleaning ability, more polishing and protection characteristics..."

    So A-12 actually offers more protection than ColorX? Here I thought that ColorX was the one that offered more protection. I guess that it will be back to the burgandy bottle for me. By the way, I think that I have tham all -- ColorX, NXT, #16, #6, #26, #20......... But thank goodness no #21.

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    Re: In praise of... CLEANER WAX!

    Great post!
    Very good information and link.
    I hope all the information is still valid.

    Thanks to all!

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    Re: In praise of... CLEANER WAX!

    Wax your car once every 3 months with a cleaner wax. If you have a black or another dark colored car , follow with NXT2 for the looks. Once a month follow a wash with UQW. Your car will look better then most cars out there.

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    Re: In praise of... CLEANER WAX!

    I can't believe this thread came up again. I was thinking about resurrecting it myself. It is still very, very true. I just finished waxing my 2007 Ram with ColorX applied with a pc set at 4 and W-8006 polishing pad. I worked it with "passion". All the minor micro marring from winter washes is gone and the truck is lookin' good with a good coat of wax already in place. Done for the next month or two.

    I usually use NXT as an all-in-one "cleaner/wax", but this time I needed a bit more "umph". Therefore the ColorX. NXT as an "all-in-one"? Sure thing if your paint is in good shape and you work NXT like a polish with a pc (or by hand even).

    A good thread. "Wax and drive" rather than "Wax and wax and wax..."

    Tom

    p.s. Larry A., I'm 66 too. I've been messin' with waxing cars for 50 years. We "old guys" just know stuff, right?

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    Re: In praise of... CLEANER WAX!

    This is a great thread

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    Re: In praise of... CLEANER WAX!

    I agree that Cleaner Wax is a great and under-rated product. I have the paste version, and I used it just the other day to polish / protect my rims.

    And the smell! It smells good enough to eat! Probably my favourite smelling Meguiars product!
    Quote Originally Posted by Blueline View Post
    I own a silver vehicle and a black vehicle owns me. The black one demands attention, washing, detailing, waxing and an occasional dinner out at a nice restaurant. The silver one demands nothing and it looks just fine. I think the black vehicle is taking advantage of me, and the silver car is more my style. We can go out for a drive without her makeup and she looks fine. If I want to take the black one out, it is three or four hours in the "bathroom" to get ready.

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