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best wax ?

so the top two contendors i've been able to find for 'best wax' is malms or zaino. has anyone done a side-by-side comparison?

i recently ordered some malms and am considering ordering some zaino to do my own side-by-side if it hasn't already been done.

malms is here;
http://www.malms.com

and zaino is here;
http://www.zainostore.com

i'm looking for wax that not only looks good (high shine) but is also easy to apply, lasts long (not like gloss, which almost washes off with water), and doesn't damage your paint (like those new 'silicone/polymer' stuff does)

any other wax recommendations?
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S100 polish and Carnuba wax. Search for it, it's marketed for harley's but it works amazingly well on my car (20 year old paint!). In my opinion, the best thing you can do for any wax is apply it properly. Get an orbital polisher and do it in the shade. Polish, polish, polish, THEN wax. That being said, it looks great and i'm still counting how long it lasts. It's been about 3 weeks so far..
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I've used Zaino Bros for this past year and I have no complains about it. Before Zaino I used Zymol and in my opinion the Zaino is better. You use less and it is easier to wipe off. Lasts pretty long in my case, both my cars with Zaino are garage parked. I still haven't found or heard of anything better quality than Zaino for the price so for now i'll stick with it. I have no complaints. Good luck, let us know ohw the comparison goes.
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never had a prob with meguiars....if you go to my webshots album and check out the differences the wax made.....it restored my paint like new...
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never had a prob with meguiars....if you go to my webshots album and check out the differences the wax made.....it restored my paint like new...
I agree!, Meguiars is great wax, alot cheaper, lasts a hell of alot longer than other "premium" wax's. I used to like Gliptone Wet Coat, but the stuff didnt last.
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when i wax, I usually use Maguire's yellow carnuba wax paste for the first coat (protection) and then Maguire's Gold Class Mirror Finish liquid wax for the second coat (shine). It always looks amazing.
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Pretty miraculous stuff. Was polishing my mom's black 911 where there were some 'rough scuffs' on the paint. Apply with your finger and smoothen the area out, gone in seconds. Finish up with stage 2 (finer compoud) and power buff to glossy finish.
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I like Meguiars Gold Class also. Before I used to use this I would clay bar the entire car to get all the rough particles out. After this first initial step the car gets really smooth. Then top it off with the two step gold class and it works wonders.
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