Originally Posted by RoadGlideMagic
First post here for me..
I have a 2016 RGS in Black Quartz. I am getting ready to wax it soon, and am looking for suqqestions on what to use. What have ya'll had good luck with, and what have you found to be junk not worth dealing with?
As mentioned, Collinite is a good wax that is cheap. Like everything else it comes down to what you want to spend. Are you wanting more of a beauty wax or longevity?
I detail cars as a side gig and I can't tell you the last time I used wax. I try and steer customers away from wax for a couple reasons.
1, it just doesn't last down here in Florida. I have a tub of Wolfgang Fuzion that cost $170. I might have done 5 cars with it.
2. Wax is a dust magnet. Dust, dirt, crud, everything sticks to it.
So, a sealant is the next step up the food chain. Last longer and its not a magnet for the junk. Collonite falls sort of in this category.
The highest on the food chain is a paint coating. Coatings are a game changer in the detail world. Nothing sticks to them. Gloss is unmatched. Last for years, literally years. Drawback to a coating is you have to know what your doing to apply them.
For any LSP, it will only look as good as whats below it. If the paint is swirled up with RIDS, it doesn't matter if you have a $5000 wax applied, it will be still be swirled up. Its all in the prep period.
Watch some videos of paint coatings, most are either quartz or silica based. Its amazing how water reacts with coatings and this is why the stay clean longer.
Collinite is the best which has been mentioned previously. It has a different look to it, more of a hard candy look than a deep rich look. It can be finicky to apply and there are a lot of write ups about application using it. You can not put it on to thin!! If you over do it you will fight it every step of the way.