Turtle wax ICE

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  1. sevitz5

    sevitz5 Veteran Member

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    I am a little disappointed in this product. I was told it was the best thing out, boy were they wrong. It seems more like pure silicone than anything. I am used to a paste wax that will get water spots and such off. Ice won't touch water spots.

    Can anyone recomend a good wax that lasts? Thanks
     
  2. Skaal-tel 79

    Skaal-tel 79 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I have been using mother's pure carnauba wax. It doesn't last super long but it is very easy to apply and shines up great.

    My experiences with turtle products have led me stay away and steer others away as well. Not good stuff.
     
  3. soco200p

    soco200p Veteran Member

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    I've always had good luck with the meguires gold class products. They leave a great shine and last a while.
     
  4. Orange71

    Orange71 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Meguiars NXT Generation Tech Wax
     
  5. DMSTAINLESS

    DMSTAINLESS Veteran Member

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    +1 for mothers carnauba wax. My paint guy says nutn but carnauba for paint.
     
  6. roeville

    roeville Veteran Member

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    If you want it to last you'll have to go with a synthetic type wax (like Meguiars Ultimate or NXT). They are about twice the cost a a good carnuba based wax. I still prefer a carnuba based wax like Meguiars or Mothers.
     
  7. David79Z28

    David79Z28 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I use synthetic sealants topped with carnauba. Then I use a spray wax after each wash.

    Best of both worlds and you get the durability of a sealant.
     
  8. April81Z28

    April81Z28 Moderator Lifetime Gold Member

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    Clay bar to get off the water spots and Zaino products for the shine and durability.
     
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  10. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    Pure waxes won't remove water spots. Waxes with abrasives in them will, but they also wear the paint. That is why Mothers and Meguires make multi step cleaner-wax systems. It the Turtle Wax ICE isn't removing water spots, that might be because it is a pure wax that is good for the paint. You likely need to get the car perfectly clean before applying it.
     

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