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Beer Belly

Nu Finish Polish

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Years ago in my younger days, I would dedicate one weekend day to cleaning our cars. Now in my mid 50's, my time has become more used for house chores, and I spend a few hours on a weekend cleaning the Wifes new Maxima, and maybe the pup and I will take the truck to a local car wash. This weekend, I decided I wanted to put a coat of polish on the truck, and picked up a bottle of Nu Finish from the auto parts store, as it claims to be a "once a year polish". I followed the directions, and applied it to one section of the truck.....unfortunately, it was a big section (drivers side of bed)....let it dry to a haze, and quickly figured how this product got it's name.....after using it, you may need a body shop to give you a "new finish".......I couldn't get this stuff off my truck....it's as if it soaked into the finish. Luckily enough, I had some Topps All Cleaner Wax that was able to cut thru and get this crap off my truck.....my quick day of polishing the truck turned into hours of work, but let me tell ya.....the truck now looks awesome. When we returned the Nu Finish to the auto parts store, the clerk told us he hates this stuff. Oh yeah, couldn't find a contact number, or any way to get hold of them to ask how to remove the haze....nothing on the bottle, nothing on the website.

 

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Thanks for the warning.

Although I think that you should have only covered a small portion at a time, you should still be able to polish it off w/o a headache.

 

I use "Mothers Carnauba Wax".

Works awesome.

 

so long

j-ten-ner

 

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I just did half my truck today and it looks great. I have been using this stuff exclusively for 20 years and numerous vehicles and rvs. I feel that this is the easiest stuff to use and comes off easily by hand. I do all my vehicles once or twice per year and keep them clean the rest of the time. I do not let it touch any rough plastic parts, only smooth painted surfaces. Not sure why you had an issue with it?

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Thanks for the warning.

Although I think that you should have only covered a small portion at a time, you should still be able to polish it off w/o a headache.

 

I use "Mothers Carnauba Wax".

Works awesome.

 

so long

j-ten-ner

 

 

 

I just did half my truck today and it looks great. I have been using this stuff exclusively for 20 years and numerous vehicles and rvs. I feel that this is the easiest stuff to use and comes off easily by hand. I do all my vehicles once or twice per year and keep them clean the rest of the time. I do not let it touch any rough plastic parts, only smooth painted surfaces. Not sure why you had an issue with it?

I was looking at Mothers Carnuba when we returned the Nu Finish....will likely get it next time around. I have no idea why the Nu Finish reacted the way it did, but I can tell you, I will not give it a thumbs up or a second chance.....I could not believe how it just seemed to soak into the finish.....nothing I used worked to remove it till I got to the Topps All Cleaner Wax.....could it be that the truck was in the sun ??....it sez it can be used in sunlight.....I totally freaked, but all ended well with a great looking truck....maybe time to trade it in while it looks this good

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There is no such thing as a once a year car wax/polish. Further more, if you only apply wax a few times a year you should clay bar your paint first then afterwards apply your wax.

 

Do yourself a favor and look into Adam's Premium Car Care products. I use to be a loyal Mothers user, but have since swapped to Adam's and I'll never use anything else again. Buy their clay bar kit that comes with some detail spray and then get some of their Paint Sealant (this is a synthetic based product that can last for up to 6 months).

 

You can only buy online and right now they have a 15% off Father's Day sale when you enter the promo code DAD15, this is a good time to try some of their stuff. www.adamspolishes.com

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There is no such thing as a once a year car wax/polish. Further more, if you only apply wax a few times a year you should clay bar your paint first then afterwards apply your wax.

 

Do yourself a favor and look into Adam's Premium Car Care products. I use to be a loyal Mothers user, but have since swapped to Adam's and I'll never use anything else again. Buy their clay bar kit that comes with some detail spray and then get some of their Paint Sealant (this is a synthetic based product that can last for up to 6 months).

 

You can only buy online and right now they have a 15% off Father's Day sale when you enter the promo code DAD15, this is a good time to try some of their stuff. www.adamspolishes.com

I do have a Clay Bar, and other assorted goodies.....ran a new car Prep and Detail Dept. for a Porsche / Audi Dealer for 3 years.....just looking for a quick wax on, wax off.....just not up to the task like I used to be.

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I do have a Clay Bar, and other assorted goodies.....ran a new car Prep and Detail Dept. for a Porsche / Audi Dealer for 3 years.....just looking for a quick wax on, wax off.....just not up to the task like I used to be.

I totally get it, the days seem to get shorter and shorter the older I get. I would still check out Adam's Paint Sealant, it comes off super easy, I think you'd like it.

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Just wouldn't come off.........

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Until Topps All Cleaner Wax.....

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There's no shortcut IMO. I rarely get time do it either so when I do I want to do it right. Adams is the favorite here but the cost is prohibitive for me so I have used Meguars. This time around I used 3m soap, followed by Megs polish and 21 synthetic sealant. Very happy with the results.

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There's no shortcut IMO. I rarely get time do it either so when I do I want to do it right. Adams is the favorite here but the cost is prohibitive for me so I have used Meguars. This time around I used 3m soap, followed by Megs polish and 21 synthetic sealant. Very happy with the results.

Meguiars and mothers have some great over the counter wax, I have used the most expensive and it's just not worth it when you can get the same results from over the counter stuff.

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I'm happy with the way the story ended, but if I had planned my time accordingly I would have taken a few more steps.....the truck hasn't looked this good in 2 years (new). Next time, I will "do it right" :thumbs:

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I've had great results with Zaino over the last 10+ years. Take a peek at my gallery for results.

 

www.zainostore.com

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I saw my Dad's best friend wreck a red T-bird with NuFinish. Oh, it shined it up...the little bit of paint that was left!

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I thought no waxing in direct sunlight was a rule?

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I thought no waxing in direct sunlight was a rule?

It is

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