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I just bought a 2011 durango and was wondering which wax would be the best to put on it for the virgin paint? There are so many out there but not sure what was the best in your oppion lets see what everyone has to say.
 

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You will get a wide variety of answers on this one. There are a bunch of us Challenger owners that use the Zaino and McGuires products on our rides.
 

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Just finished detailing my paint today

I just completed washing, used 3M Detail Clay first to remove all pollutants from the paint and make it silky smooth, then used 3M professional paste wax and I must say it looks so much better; and the Durango is only a week old. Color is Black Crystal Pearl so I was very concerned to do it right. I had the same question of what to use so I went to see a professional detailer in my town who has been doing this for 15 years. If you have a Black car, you take it to him. Trouble was he is booked until September already. That is the products he used. I bought the Clay and wax at Carquest. Also, be sure to only use Diaper Cloth to remove the wax and polish. Will never scratch unless you get it dirty. Hope this helps.
 

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I've been using Maguires on all my vehicles for years. Despite all the new fangled waxes on the market, it's hard to go wrong with an old favorite.

So where are all the new 2011 Durango drivers??? I see so little activity on this forum, while at the same time this is such a cool new car with all kinds of new and interesting options available. I was originally looking at the new 2011 Ford Explorer and their forum is incredibly active, with an amazing amount of information sharing (and the usual bitching and moaning) going on. I think the new Durango is a much better vehicle, so where is everyone?
 

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Hey JRRF. One reason this forum is so slow is that it's bran new. It was only started a few weeks ago.
There are some new Durangos here as well as old. It just seems the people with older ones are a little more active. Feel free to do your part to get the ball rolling here.
 

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As stated before, I also use Maguiers products on my Challenger and now, my Durango. The first time I used a clay bar was on my 2010 Challenger and was very impressed with the results. I will be doing the same on my 2011 Durango.
 

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im a big fan of the mothers line of waxes... id say start with a good 3 stage wax, and then up keep it with some spray on "quick" wax
 

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I used the Meguiars clay kit on my car tonight in fact and WOW, its sooo smooth and it did an awesome job..I am cold and tired, so I am going to put a coat of wax on it tomorrow when im done with work, instead of tonight as planned..I definitely recommend their products :)
 

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I have been using Nufinish for 20+ years. Lasts longer than any wax I have used, easy to put on. Clay first.
 

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I just bought a 2011 durango and was wondering which wax would be the best to put on it for the virgin paint? There are so many out there but not sure what was the best in your oppion lets see what everyone has to say.
I've tried a ton of different brands and found Optimum products to be the best. Wax don't last so I only use Polymer products. Optimum products are the easiest to use and provide the best and most durable finish. And I only use micro-fiber cloths for polishing and product removal. Cotton anything scratches.
 

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I tried them all but IMO Blackfire is the best. Is a little expensive but I promise you that you won't regret it. This is the kit that I bought to use on my 2012 Citadel (Molten Red).

http://www.autogeek.net/blackfire-wet-ice-over-fire-kit.html

You haven't seen a car shine until you use this stuff.

1)If you get this remember to wash your car first with dish soap to remove all wax. (Make sure you wash your car in the shade).
2)Dry the car by hand to prevent water spots and use a regular leaf blower to make sure the car is completely dry.
3)Use the BLACKFIRE Wet Diamond All Finish Paint Protection first. Do the entire car and let it dry (turn into a haze) and then remove it.
4)The second part is the BLACKFIRE Midnight Sun Ivory Carnauba Paste Wax.

The wax is very expensive but you will be able to wax your car many times as you only require a thin layer per vehicle. I waxed my Durango twice since I got it and you can even tell that I use it. This stuff is amazing. Just remember that you have to do a section at a time, like half of the hood and one fender at time. Wipe off immediately and don't let it dry. According to the manufacturer you should do 2 coats of the wax. I did this to my Citadel and it is amazing. Well worth the $120.00.
 

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I just started using a product called VOODOO RIDE on both my vehicles and I must say the finish is just outstanding compared to Meguiars...
 

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I've tried a ton of different brands and found Optimum products to be the best. Wax don't last so I only use Polymer products. Optimum products are the easiest to use and provide the best and most durable finish. And I only use micro-fiber cloths for polishing and product removal. Cotton anything scratches.
For my first post - Ding ding! This guys wins.
 

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I've used mothers and mcguires, both very good products, i just dont have the hours to go thru all the steps. im old fashion and still am satisfied with the old crystal turtle wax....lol. but i use a good makita buffer on the lowest setting to wax my durango
 

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Which wax/sealant is not as important as the condition of the paint that the protective layer is applied to. Making your paint finish look beautiful is 80% effort and 20% product. Like Durmark said, old turtle wax will look sweet so long as the paint surface is smooth and free of contaminants.
 
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