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Postby Czar » Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:53 pm

For years I have used Zymol to wax my cars, including the wee machines. I have no complaints about Zymol but I was wondering what others use.
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Re: car polish

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:09 pm

Meguiars Gold Class for both.

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Re: car polish

Postby RichD » Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:39 am

The cars that I have painted myself all get a finish coat of Future. Automotive waxes often contain some abrasive that will remove a little paint if you need to apply it often. Future is actually not a wax, it was developed as a finish for vinyl flooring. What you might use to finish a car would partly depend on how it would be handled. A car that is intended mostly for static display might be a different case from one that will be raced a lot.
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Re: car polish

Postby Jesla » Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:46 am

I'm more of leave it alone.... '70's and below always look odd, to me, if they are too shiny/prefect...
At my track Shelf Queens are just that and the other 95% of my cars are racers/drivers, with all the
imperfections that entails.

....I'm also to lazy to wax cars 1:1 or slots. :auto-layrubber:
Slot on, Dudes.........1320 and counting.....
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Re: car polish

Postby tin_indians » Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:29 am

I used a clay bar and rubbing compound on my 1:1 '65 Catalina once. Just the hood, roof and trunk lid....by hand. Never again. Took 2 days at about 3 hours each day. My frikken shoulders and arms were dead after that.
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Re: car polish

Postby Czar » Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:11 am

Interesting that this thread should be revived. Yesterday I was thinking of bringing it back up to comment on Harry's recommendation to use McGuiar's. I had been using Zymol for almost 25 years. But that was then, this is now! I am really impressed with the McGuiar's polish. It goes on easily and comes off without too much effort. The shine is really excellent and seems quite durable.. I am also very impressed with the way it works on the toy cars. It is as smooth as Yak butter, which is much smoother than Emu butter or Otter oil. Thanks for the tip Harry.
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Re: car polish

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:56 am

Wow, yes you are welcome. Glad you found it worthwhile.
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Re: car polish

Postby arroldn » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:00 am

I used Meguiar's polish on this Cuda just the other day. Both cars had been raced in the Pony Car Wars. A little polish goes a long way to improving the looks of this car. The #42 also had roof scratches and had a dull look to it. I find the polish a lot easier to use than wax. I was using Mother's wax years ago.

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