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AutoGlym vs Turtle wax vs Meguiars vs Amway

Please feedback me on those brands. I use them regularly and I cant decide which is best for my sweetheart.

Are there any pitfalls using different brands at different times? As for Meguiars, is it worth extra penny?

Need your comments as I plan to wax this coming weekend[:D][:D]

::My boss compliments on my W123 made me nervous, I never thought 23 years old car still impress her[] and although now I drive the new one, but no way I'm getting rid of the old.::
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RE: AutoGlym vs Turtle wax vs Meguiars vs Amway

I have never used Amway or AutoGlym.

Turtle Wax - I use this only when I am lazy and want an all-in-one polish and Wax job. I use the Carnuba wax from Turtle Wax. The down side with the Turtle wax is that it is not designed to be layered like the Meguiars (or the P21S/P100S other wax). The fact that it contains a polish compound means it cannot be layered.

Meguiars is in the business of making wax that can be layered, like many other high-end waxs for car. These wax are for the those that want to make their car stand out amount other cars. If you use it once, you will not notice any difference from Turtle Wax. But these waxs can be layered, and that will take time, and the result will be amazing.

Mileage for each wax will depend on how you use it and how much time you are willing to donate to the beautification of your MB.
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RE: AutoGlym vs Turtle wax vs Meguiars vs Amway

Come to think of it, I've been donating half of my annual salary to my sweetheart and never want to stop spending. She's not my money pit but I 'm crazy 'bout my car yes.

No, I mean one third of it.

Doesnt mean to bragging but that should explain my craziness about my car[:D][:p]

Guess i'm better switching to Meguars now.

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Try P21S
In my opinion it will work marvels on your black paint. Specially if you use the P21S pain cleanser before the wax.
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RE: AutoGlym vs Turtle wax vs Meguiars vs Amway

For me it's either Autoglym of Meguiars (plenty of layers)
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RE: AutoGlym vs Turtle wax vs Meguiars vs Amway

i say go for either turtle wax or meguiars, but meguiars over turtle wax. both are reputable waxes. before you begin waxing preparing the surface is the most important. strip any old wax off and start on a clean slate of clearcoat. i found that very helpfull, have fun!!!!

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RE: AutoGlym vs Turtle wax vs Meguiars vs Amway

http://www.mbnz.org/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=1183123&posts=18&fid=37

Click on the link above and see the shine on my two cars. I used the meguiars products to wash, polish, and wax. I have not tried any other brands because I am very happy with my results with meguiars. http://www.meguiars.com

I have seen some waxes work better on dark colors. So you will have to experiment a little. PS21 http://www.detailsbyalisa.com/ and http://www.zymol.com are excellent waxes but they will cost more.

In order to get a great wax job, you must do the following.

1. Wash
2. Clay
3. Wash
4. Dry
5. Polish
6. Wax
7. Put on more wax if needed.

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RE: AutoGlym vs Turtle wax vs Meguiars vs Amway

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http://www.zymol.com are excellent waxes but they will cost more.

Yup, it can cost a lot more if you go for the ultimate...some $1500+ more for something like the Zymol Estate Vintage wax.

http://www.zymol.com/vintage2.htm


note: the Vintage has a life time refill policy. I am not sure if this is transferable on the lifetime of the car or the person.

Anyways, here's a shortcut. I use the Turtle wax product first. This will do the cleaning/polishing and first coat of wax. Then I goto my P21S wax for the layering. My MB is black, and the P21S (aka P100S) is awesome on black cars.
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RE: AutoGlym vs Turtle wax vs Meguiars vs Amway

Thanks for the replies. I guess I'll use Meguiars by member's car example here. I thought those brands beside Meguiars was the ultimate however.

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RE: AutoGlym vs Turtle wax vs Meguiars vs Amway

i dk for me i've always use turtle wax all my life i've used meguaires but it didnt give me enough beading action i dk i just think turtle wax gives me the most protection and yaa i'ma car freak too i wax my car every month and usually wash it every week unless the weather is sh*tty

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