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Hey all,


What do you use for wax/detail spray? I have to say I used to use professional products from my friend's detail shop but just found this stuff which I think is amazing, particularly for a black car. Its pricy but worth every penny!


Pinnacle Souveran Paste Wax
Pinnacle Crystal Mist Detail Spray cleans, shines, and protects car paint with wax and polymers. quick detailer, speed detailer, detail spray wax, crystal mist detailer


After using just the detail mist my husband asked "Did you clay and wax your car AGAIN?!?" Its really nice, particularly on Tuxedo Black which glistens from 20 feet away!
 

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Our paint is taken care of for a while. We were offered a free interior/exterior sealant application by the dealership. In the past, we had a used car that had had the paint similarly sealed and it held up quite well, so after some research we decided to let the dealership do the sealants.

We still are going to do the exterior plastics ourselves.
 

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I've read about the sealants and have been so tempted..there are a number out there that sound great. I'm still a little old school though with plain old wax.


What do you think of the sealant's shine versus wax? What color is your car again golferman?
 

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I've read about the sealants and have been so tempted..there are a number out there that sound great. I'm still a little old school though with plain old wax.


What do you think of the sealant's shine versus wax? What color is your car again golferman?
It gets hot where we live so we went with white on white. When it comes to wax/sealant, I was looking for whatever would save time in the long run.

One of the used cars that we purchased in previous years had already had an auto sealant applied when we purchased and when hosing off, the dust and dirt just slid right off the surface of the car for years (the car was garaged). Even though the wife and I usually work together to wash/vacuum/maintain the cars, I'd much rather spend my time golfing. :wink
 

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You like golf? Would never have guessed! :smile. The white interior is so nice and it was my first choice but I have a 5 year old so I couldn't do it.

How long are those paint sealant applications good for? Do they need to be removed/reapplied?
 

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You like golf? Would never have guessed! :smile. The white interior is so nice and it was my first choice but I have a 5 year old so I couldn't do it.

How long are those paint sealant applications good for? Do they need to be removed/reapplied?
I would guess it is different depending on the sealant, where the car is parked most of the time (garaged/not garaged), and how clean the car is kept. Cilajet (which is what the dealership used) is supposed to last 5 years. They will provide a free reapplication at that time extending the protection for another 5 years. We'll see how it goes, but the sealant on our used car lasted for years becoming less and less effective as time went on (i.e. toward the end, the dirt didn't just slide off like it did in the beginning).

We'll see how it goes, but we could tell a difference the very first time we washed it after the product had been applied. Would I pay the price the dealerships ask for it? Absolutely not!!
 

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On my MKC since it's the Silver Sand , I use Blackfire Midnight Sun ivory Carnauba paste wax, and then I use their spray wax to touch it up. I have a black car I use "Blackfire" Hybrid Montan Sealant Wax - both are a bit pricey but I think they are worth it. The tag line for Blackfire is "Don't just turn heads, Create Whiplash" - one of my cars is always black and I haven't found anything I like better-
I 've also used the Pinnacle products on the other color cars, like those products as well.
 

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yes, I saw the Blackfire products too, both get great reviews. I will try the Blackfire next time around and see what I like. I had a hard time choosing between the two lines (Pinnacle and Blackfire)
 
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