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post #1 of 7 Old 11-20-2011, 06:57 AM Thread Starter
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Just ordered 2012 Laredo X Yesterday!

I just ordered my new 2012 Laredo X yesterday. It's a car the dealer has inbound, so I should have it in a few days. It's Black on Black, Hemi, mopar chrome edition, polished aluminum wheels, moonroof, power liftgate, tow package and 430n Nav. Can't wait to get it!

The downside is that this car is parked outside 24/7. Just wondering what wax everybody uses? I'm looking for something that will last a long time between applications. Any suggestions?

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post #2 of 7 Old 11-20-2011, 09:21 AM
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Any good quality wax with lots of carnauba wax in it will do. I prefer either Mothers or Meguiars. Keeping the vehicle clean is the best prevention. Dirt has acids and corrosive salts in it and that attacks the finish. UV light is also an enemy so get a wax with UV blockers. Hope this helps.
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post #3 of 7 Old 11-20-2011, 05:12 PM
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ultima paintguard synthetic polymer, outlasts carnuba. shine and gloss is debatable but protection wise it can't compare...
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post #4 of 7 Old 11-20-2011, 05:20 PM
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Zymol is the only wax I use. Had a 2004 Black overland, and the paint still looks like it rolled of the show room floor. It's what I'll continue to use on my 2011 Overland Summit.
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Our Natural Green Laredo X sits outside too.

In the winter on my vehicles I use Collinite 476:


Just did the Lexus this weekend, the Jeep is next. I used to detail cars professionally, and am an avid enthusiast now. I've used just about anything, personally I have never found a sealant I liked, including the Ultima product. I think a good Carnuaba may not last as long, but the look and protection can't be beat. I've had problems with water spotting using polymers (about the worst was with the Ultima Paint Guard actually). The Collinite wax is a VERY heavy carnuaba (kind of a pain to use too, best to apply per panel and immediately remove) and will get you through the winter. In the spring I always start using stuff that has a little better look, but the Collinite can't be beat for protection.

I think when a vehicle sits outside, the biggest thing you can do to keep it nice is wash it regularly.

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post #6 of 7 Old 11-21-2011, 01:11 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the advice. I'm seriously going to consider the Collinite. Now I just need to decide on floor mats. Perhaps the weathertechs? They seem nicer than anything else.
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Take a look at the Husky liners as well...
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