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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:38 pm    Post subject:  Anyone heard of Nu Finish? Reply with quote

This is my first post here. I recently picked up a real clean 2005 9C3 Impala. Nice white paint. I'd like to keep it that way, as the Florida sun is brutal. Anyone use Nu Finish? Not a wax. I'm not looking for a hi tech product that requires a buffer. Just something I can put on, & take off with a towel. So what do people use? GARY 9C3.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:47 pm    Post subject:  nu finish Reply with quote

In the orange bottle. Yes. I use it all the time to protect from Summer sun and Northeast winters. I love the stuff. Nice shine. Cool

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:21 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I know the product but I've never used it. They have pretty exaggerated demonstrations which I usually don't trust, but they have been around forever.

I still use Turtle Wax Ice, solely because it goes on in the sun and it's not much work to keep a decent finish with.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:58 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Meguire's NXT wax for me. My mom swears by Nu-Finish. Granted, at 80 she is past her car waxing prime (bahaha) and has used it on her garage kept old-lady-mobiles for years. Welcome aboard the NAIOA bullet train! peace, John

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:43 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Isn't Nu Finish just a polish?

They aren't bad, but if you just picked up a car and need to clean it by hand, it will take a while but...

Wash the car twice, then claybar it. Now it's fully clean and the clay took the contaminants off. Now you have nice bare paint to work with.

Grab Mother's Ultimate Compound and some tough handheld pads (think a little harder than those circle wax pads that come with wax). Use this in the "dirtiest" spots. Since you are doing it by hand you probably don't want to do the whole car. I usually do the hood/roof/trunk lid since dirt sits on that longest.

Then after you compound, use a polish in those sections. This helps brings out any fine imperfections.

After that, wax the car. I also like NXT Tech 2. If the car is clean I like the liquid, if it hasn't been cleaned in a while, I like the paste wax.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:05 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

It has been around for a while - relatively inexpensive. I used it for a while. It protects pretty well, but never gave me the shine I wanted. I use Zaino now.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:58 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I believe I may have used this before. Is this the once a year polish?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:42 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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I believe I may have used this before. Is this the once a year polish?
Yes, orange bottle, once a year. GARY
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:32 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

as said above, there are a lot of steps to use the product correctly. Its just a polish and wont protect the paint at all. Requires a very clean surface to start with, then a wax after its applied. (wax protects the paint, not polish. Polish just makes it shine)

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:43 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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as said above, there are a lot of steps to use the product correctly. Its just a polish and wont protect the paint at all. Requires a very clean surface to start with, then a wax after its applied. (wax protects the paint, not polish. Polish just makes it shine)
The car is very clean now, from a recent paint job. So what kind of waxes would be recommended that are easy to put on that are not labor intensive? I'm 60 years old, so I can't spend hours waxing the car when it's 90 degrees in the shade. But I do want to protect the paint from the brutal Florida sun. Otherwise, there are a thousand mobile detailing services in the neighborhood that could do a nice job. GARY
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:54 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Isn't Nu Finish just a polish?

They aren't bad, but if you just picked up a car and need to clean it by hand, it will take a while but...

Wash the car twice, then claybar it. Now it's fully clean and the clay took the contaminants off. Now you have nice bare paint to work with.

Grab Mother's Ultimate Compound and some tough handheld pads (think a little harder than those circle wax pads that come with wax). Use this in the "dirtiest" spots. Since you are doing it by hand you probably don't want to do the whole car. I usually do the hood/roof/trunk lid since dirt sits on that longest.

Then after you compound, use a polish in those sections. This helps brings out any fine imperfections.

After that, wax the car. I also like NXT Tech 2. If the car is clean I like the liquid, if it hasn't been cleaned in a while, I like the paste wax.


Why wash it twice?

1. Wash the car with dawn dishsoap REGULAR (this will strip any exisitng polish/wax from the surface).
2. Use a clay bar with a mix of dawn dish soap or car wash soap and water.
3. Proceed with the scratch treatment and polish of your choosing Smile

I used Zaino products for years, great products! www.zainobros.com

I'm about to start using JaxWax as a good friend is the distributor for Them throughout Michigan. I finally hit the Impala with a clay bar this past weekend.. ahhh such a difference already.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:06 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I never ever ever use dish soap on a car.

I like to wash it twice just to make sure all of the dirt is off. I can sometimes miss a spot that I don't realize until I'm drying, and since I don't dry my car to clay, I just wash it twice for good measure.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:52 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

chibiblacksheep wrote:
I never ever ever use dish soap on a car.

I like to wash it twice just to make sure all of the dirt is off. I can sometimes miss a spot that I don't realize until I'm drying, and since I don't dry my car to clay, I just wash it twice for good measure.


Dawn is fine (the non-detergent kind of course) for stripping polish and starting with a fresh slate, not to be used with any frequency for sure. Need to be sure you rinse well also Cool

Regarding the multiple washes, nothing wrong with that of course, to me it was just an extra step to the same result Cool

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:52 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

dish soap can be used to clean a car after a long while, but i still wouldnt do it.. We used dawn to wash my trunk before we pastidipped it just to get all the nasty s**t off.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:37 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Two bucket wash method:

http://youtu.be/xobp-uptqtA

Clay bar application:

http://youtu.be/ajJigviAZ6w

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