what's the best car wax/polish to use on an older red MAZDA MIATA that's oxidised? thanks?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
1: wash car: hopefully you already know that this does
2. clay car -this removes contaminants stuck to the paint, that normal washing wont get off. You can also clay your windows/wheels etc. I suggest meguiars smooth surface clay kit.
3. Paint cleaners(aka polishes): These remove oxidation/scratches/stains/etc. They have no protection at all. Different strengths for different paints. I suggest starting with Meguiars Swirlx, and if needed, then step up to Meguiars ultimate compound. Apply in a 16x16 in. section with a microfiber applicator. Work it in for about a minute and wipe off immediately with microfiber towel. Inspect results, repeat or move up to a more aggressive product.
4. Pure Polish: These help the paint shine by adding oils to the paint. But do not add protection either. Work best on darker colors and cars with single stage paints. But can still work good on lighter colored cars. Its really optional, since the paint cleaners mentioned above have polishing oils in them. But if you have single stage paint, then definitely use it. Use meguiars deep crystal polish, or their #7 polish. Just kind of message them into the paint, in a 16x16 in. section for about 40 seconds. then wipe off immediately. These can be a real pain to remove.
5: wax: locks in polish, adds protection and shine. Apply using microfiber applicator and spread a thin even layer all over your car, not getting any on plastic/vinyl/pourous surfaces ( itll stain). Let it dry to a haze (usually 15 minutes) then wipe off with microfiber towel. Suggest meguiars nxt 2.0 tech wax or their gold class wax
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Turtle Wax ICE Clay kit. The clay bar system takes all contaminates off of the clearcoat. That leaves you with a fresh surface to wax and polish. The kit costs $15.95 at Advance Auto Parts.
- 1 decade ago
Car wax or polish will not remove oxidation. To remove it, the car needs to be buffed out with compound, which will remove the oxidation, and bring the red paint back to life. (My old man is a auto detailer). Once it is buffed out, then washed, it can then be buffed with glaze to make it shine, then waxed, and it will look pretty much like new. The name of the compound that he uses is called "7-11". To have it done right, call some auto detail shops for estimates. The prices vary for size of vehicle. Good luck!
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- Craig MLv 41 decade ago
Or, if you want something easy that will look good, but not perfect, just try NuFinish once. Depending on the finish, it may come out looking as good as you're looking for.