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    Ultimate Fast Finish & Ultimate Wash & Wax Anywhere for Toyota C-HR

    Hey everyone!

    I own a Toyota C-HR. I have been thinking of using UFF to protect the paint every few months and Wash&Wax Anywhere to clean light dirt, bird droppings, etc.
    However, as I was going through the user manual, I stumbled across some warnings and I would like some verification before applying any product on the car.

    1. Regarding body paint / coating:
    The vehicle body has a self-restoring coating that is resistant to small surfacescratches caused in a car wash, etc.
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    Do not use wax that contain abrasives.
    Does either of the two products I am interested in contain abrasives? If not, could you give me an example of a wax that does, as a reference?

    2. Regarding headlights:
    Do not apply wax to the surfaces of the lights.Wax may cause damage to the lenses.
    Does this mean I should avoid applying Wash&Wax Anywhere on the lights???


    That's it I guess. Appreciate any feedback, as I am new to this and would hate to mess up my car. Thanks.

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    Neither of the products you've mentioned will cause any problems whatsoever to your car's finish. Products that contain abrasives would be things like our A12 Cleaner Wax, 3-In-1 Wax, and of course any compounds or polishes. Your towel is going to be far more abrasive than either of these two products could ever possibly be (they have zero abrasives, so that's an easy assumption to make!!!) so choose your towels wisely!

    Wax should cause zero issues with your headlights, unless you're using an abrasive cleaner wax. Wax should, in fact, help with the longevity of your headlights. Headlights come from the factory with a UV protective clear coat on them, and it's very thin. You don't want to use anything abrasive on them at all unless or until they start to degrade - which they will, guaranteed, at some point in time.

    For the record, we have yet to see an OEM "self healing paint" that will heal anything but the very finest of scratches. Further, after a few years, that self healing ability seems to diminish. Probably the most notable of these paint systems is on the Nissan GT-R. And when those get so badly swirled up that self correction is beyond what the paint can do on it's own, it must be compounded to be corrected. Problem is, that paint is very sticky when new and a real pain to work on. A few years down the road, however, and it no long self heals at all but it's a joy to compound and polish.

    We highly recommend that you use great caution during your washing and drying process, as this is when the vast majority of minor paint defects are created. Towel marks, fine swirls, etc all come from touching the paint with something that either creates that damage itself (towel marks) or from dragging the dirt across the paint without proper lubrication. Two bucket wash method a proper snow foam process, followed by a sheeting rinse - which works best after application of something like our Hybrid Ceramic Wax - and drying either with a high quality microfiber waffle weave towel or air blower will do wonders to keep the swirls at an absolute minimum. And never ever let the dealership wash your car. It's amazing that they can rebuild an engine, swap out a transmission, and do a complete brake job but they can't wash a car without shredding the paint to bits!!!!
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    Re: Ultimate Fast Finish & Ultimate Wash & Wax Anywhere for Toyota C-HR

    Hey Michael, thank you for taking the time to reply


    Michael Stoops;591595]Neither of the products you've mentioned will cause any problems whatsoever to your car's finish. Products that contain abrasives would be things like our A12 Cleaner Wax, 3-In-1 Wax, and of course any compounds or polishes. Your towel is going to be far more abrasive than either of these two products could ever possibly be (they have zero abrasives, so that's an easy assumption to make!!!) so choose your towels wisely!
    I am guessing I will need plenty towels to use safely UWWA. Any recommendation on a towel and minimum number required?


    Wax should cause zero issues with your headlights, unless you're using an abrasive cleaner wax. Wax should, in fact, help with the longevity of your headlights. Headlights come from the factory with a UV protective clear coat on them, and it's very thin. You don't want to use anything abrasive on them at all unless or until they start to degrade - which they will, guaranteed, at some point in time.
    Ok, so I understand I can safely apply UWWA on the headlights. I do not understand why Toyota would recommend against wax or at least why not clarify that it means abrasive waxes.

    For the record, we have yet to see an OEM "self healing paint" that will heal anything but the very finest of scratches. Further, after a few years, that self healing ability seems to diminish. Probably the most notable of these paint systems is on the Nissan GT-R. And when those get so badly swirled up that self correction is beyond what the paint can do on it's own, it must be compounded to be corrected. Problem is, that paint is very sticky when new and a real pain to work on. A few years down the road, however, and it no long self heals at all but it's a joy to compound and polish.
    I can confirm your comment regarding diminishing self healing. Manufacturer clearly claims that this coating's ability will last 5-8 years.


    We highly recommend that you use great caution during your washing and drying process, as this is when the vast majority of minor paint defects are created. Towel marks, fine swirls, etc all come from touching the paint with something that either creates that damage itself (towel marks) or from dragging the dirt across the paint without proper lubrication. Two bucket wash method a proper snow foam process, followed by a sheeting rinse - which works best after application of something like our Hybrid Ceramic Wax - and drying either with a high quality microfiber waffle weave towel or air blower will do wonders to keep the swirls at an absolute minimum. And never ever let the dealership wash your car. It's amazing that they can rebuild an engine, swap out a transmission, and do a complete brake job but they can't wash a car without shredding the paint to bits!!!!
    Unfortunately I am not able to wash my own car I am trying to use a good washing service when possible. So my idea was this:

    1. Wash to the best possible place
    2. Use UWWA between washes to keep clean from acidic stuff like bird droppings
    3. Apply UFF every few months to help protect the paint against the elements. As I cannot apply UFF right where I wash the car, I intend to a) wash b) drive back and clean again with UWWA and c) apply UFF .

    You think this sounds like an ok plan? Is it ok to apply UFF right after UWWA?

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