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hello everyone... i have to wax my fj.. i have all mini scratches on it and the paint has the swirly effect to it that i hate...can anyone reccomend a really good wax that will make it look like new again... i would appreciate it... and i have a black cherry
 

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malco cherry flash. best stuff i have used. i use the malco spray wax after every wash, with the exception of yesterdays wash. be sure to wash and dry your FJ only with microfiber towels. get a good applicator for waxing and only use a microfiber towel for removing it. did i mention to only use microfibers on the paint surface?
 

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Yeah, I use that green Zymol wax, but you might want to try a colored wax. You could even drop your FJ off at the Toyota body shop, they buffed out some bad scratches for me for free.
 

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I have always liked the meguiars products, but I dont wax or polish on my own anymore. My detailer recommended the teflon treatment since the veichle was so new. It did a great job on a swirls and such. I also notice that it holds up better after washing and stays cleaner.
 

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I like the turtle wax ICE product line. Comes in a paste or a liquid. Easy on and Easier off. Can even get on the black trim. Hit it with its detailer after. X2Briman's microfiber statement.
 

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I like the turtle wax ICE product line. Comes in a paste or a liquid. Easy on and Easier off. Can even get on the black trim. Hit it with its detailer after. X2Briman's microfiber statement.
the malco nano spray wax is the best thing i have ever used on the black trim. it brings back the luster and depth without the greasy look. and it doesnt attract dust like other products do. and i would say it lasts at least 3 weeks.
 

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Malco nano spray wax even on the black trim, I am definately going to have to try some. It's a wholesale product right ? I don't think the TW ice does anything for the trim but if some finds its way there during application to the paint not a big deal. What about Malco's Bumper Brite for the trim ?
 

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go to griotsgarage.com you will find its a little pricey, but top notch stuff. I have been detailing cars,boats,bikes for years and nothing can comes close to them. Use their orbital polish system guarantee you cant hurt your paint and your swirls will dissappear. Use their clay bar,polsih and best of show wax and you will drool at the results. Always dry your fj with a microfiber dry towel. look at the site its really worth the investment.
 

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Malco nano spray wax even on the black trim, I am definately going to have to try some. It's a wholesale product right ? I don't think the TW ice does anything for the trim but if some finds its way there during application to the paint not a big deal. What about Malco's Bumper Brite for the trim ?
i am not sure about the bumper brite, but i am not a fan of dressings. they all attract dust and they all wash off. the sheen the nano leaves will last as long as the spray wax will on the paint surface. i usually wax my FJ once a month, and apply spray wax after every wash. it stays nice that way.
 

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Wax will not removes scratches. The only thing that may help, if working by hand, is using Mequires Scratch X on the scratches. If you the car is covered in swirls, or fine spiderweb scratches, then you need to invest in a random orbital polisher such as teh porter cable or cyclo and some good polishes. AFter polishing, be sure to wipe down using a MF and a 50/50 mix of isopropyll alcohol and water. This will remove any oils or fillers that may have been in the polishes. It will aloow to see what scratches you did indeed remove and which ones were just covered up by fillers.

As for sealants, my vehicles stay outside and as much as I love the looks of a good carnuaba, they don't last, so I iopt for a synthetic. I prefer Zaino, but many others will fit your bill.
 

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I like the turtle wax ICE product line. Comes in a paste or a liquid. Easy on and Easier off. Can even get on the black trim. Hit it with its detailer after. X2Briman's microfiber statement.
I too am liking the Ice products and I was a total Meguires person till I tried the Ice. It is nice in that it does not leave a haze on the black plastic portions that we have right next to the Beautiful BC paint!!!! I am going to take Briman's advise though and start to only use microfiber clothes!

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If their weren't enough recommendations, my preference is Zaino. Easy application with all in one, easy to remove, NO Buffing needed, comes off plastic, lasts 6 months, is $$ but worth it.

Used turtle wax, not bad, some is PITA to remove.
Nu-Fished is ok, don't get on plastic!!
 

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Wax wont fix the scratches....you have to use rubbing/polishing compounds and polsher with correct cutting pad to get out the swirls...

Then polish finish, then wax/sealant as the last coat.
 

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The swirls may have come from the automatic car washes. The brushes can do that to the paint. Test an area with a rubbing compound then wax to see how it looks before doing the entire FJ. Lot of good recommendations in the comments, maybe try a few?

I have used a product called REJEX for over 20 years, It does not leave a film. You can use it on anything that is non porous, I use it on my headlights, turn signals, brake lights, side mirror covers, trim around the windows and many other places. Does not work on bumpers or trim around the wheel wells. Because the windshield is so flat....If you wax your front windshield you can skip using your wipers in heavy rain. I use it as my primary wax for everything, great stuff!

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I’m a big fan of carpro, Gyeon if your looking for a long lasting protection. These are not cheap, but you get what you pay for. Turtlewax Ice Hybrid is their top of the line products and they have been reworked for 2020 and they are excellent. As far swirls go you are not going to get very far with just applying wax’s, sealants, silica, they may lessen the appearance but you will have you correct those imperfections for them to go away. Menzerna made in Germany has a very good line of products for paint correction, you will have to buy a DA buffer to use these products correctly.

I applied Cquartz to me FJ over 3 years ago and still sheets off, my vehicle is the first for the snow to fall off. All you have to do after is to use Carpros Reload spray once every 6 months.

You can use Carpro Reload as a spray on application, and will last 6 months alone Much better than most spray of wax’s.
 

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3m or similar rubbing compound to remove scratches then a ceramic coating. For the scratches you need more of an orbital polisher. It’s not so much the wax you need but, an orbital polisher and a paint correction application pad.

YouTube how to paint correct a car and all your questions will be answered.
 

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IMO one of the best polishing machines out there for the average enthusiast. A bit pricey but the results are worth it.

 
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