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Detail or Just Wax?


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#1 OFFLINE   hondaconvert

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 02:18 PM

My Fusion is 14 months old. It made it through last winter with just a waxing. Is it time for real detailing, or is waxing sufficient again (or is there some in-between option)? I am on eastern Long Island, NY, so there's an abundance of salt and sand year-round. The car is always garaged when not in use. It still looks brand new. Any suggestions?


2010 SEL V6 AWD
-Smokestone w/Medium Light Stone Leather
-Moon and Tune
-CD3Fusion shorty antenna
- Patriot custom emblem decal







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#2 OFFLINE   akirby

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 03:57 PM

My Fusion is 14 months old. It made it through last winter with just a waxing. Is it time for real detailing, or is waxing sufficient again (or is there some in-between option)? I am on eastern Long Island, NY, so there's an abundance of salt and sand year-round. The car is always garaged when not in use. It still looks brand new. Any suggestions?


If it still looks good you can probably get away with a good cleaning and rewax. You could also use something like Meguiar's cleaner wax which is a little more than just wax.
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#3 OFFLINE   fusionff

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 04:44 PM

A good waxing is all you'll need. If you wax twice a year, once before winter and once after winter, your car will look great for years to come.
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#4 OFFLINE   hondaconvert

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 05:27 PM

Thanks guys. Will be waxing on Saturday.
2010 SEL V6 AWD
-Smokestone w/Medium Light Stone Leather
-Moon and Tune
-CD3Fusion shorty antenna
- Patriot custom emblem decal

#5 OFFLINE   akirby

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 08:49 PM

Thanks guys. Will be waxing on Saturday.


Bikini or Brazilian?

You should probably do the car, too.
Allen - Atlanta, GA
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Tungsten/Med. Light Stone

#6 OFFLINE   hondaconvert

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 02:10 PM

Bikini or Brazilian?

You should probably do the car, too.



Cute. Made me chuckle.
2010 SEL V6 AWD
-Smokestone w/Medium Light Stone Leather
-Moon and Tune
-CD3Fusion shorty antenna
- Patriot custom emblem decal

#7 OFFLINE   NHFocus

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 11:35 PM

I used to run a detailing business...

As far as winter prep goes I'd recommend using Meguiars cleaner wax (liquid), wax and remove, then use a paste wax of your choice. Meguiars gold class is a decent, cheap option. The paste wax is going to be a bit longer lasting. After the winter, give it a good wash, use cleaner wax again, then use a good liquid wax about once every month. I'd recommend Surf City's carnauba blend...it looks GREAT on any car, has a decent life, goes on and comes off VERY easy, and even smells like cotton candy ;) You can order it online or at a dealer if theres any local to you.

#8 OFFLINE   hondaconvert

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 04:47 PM

I used to run a detailing business...

As far as winter prep goes I'd recommend using Meguiars cleaner wax (liquid), wax and remove, then use a paste wax of your choice. Meguiars gold class is a decent, cheap option. The paste wax is going to be a bit longer lasting. After the winter, give it a good wash, use cleaner wax again, then use a good liquid wax about once every month. I'd recommend Surf City's carnauba blend...it looks GREAT on any car, has a decent life, goes on and comes off VERY easy, and even smells like cotton candy ;) You can order it online or at a dealer if theres any local to you.



Great. Thanks for the additional info.
2010 SEL V6 AWD
-Smokestone w/Medium Light Stone Leather
-Moon and Tune
-CD3Fusion shorty antenna
- Patriot custom emblem decal




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