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Which Wax/Sealant darkens the most? - 12-03-2004, 12:34 PM

I love the look of a darker silver metallic...so I wonder which wax/sealant or combo is the best at darkening the paint color. I have the impression that carnauba is usually better for this...am I right?
   
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Re: Which Wax/Sealant darkens the most? - 12-03-2004, 12:45 PM

Darkening the finish was never anything I really noticed until I used Meguiar's NXT Tech Wax. It seemed to darken the red on my wife's GTP some. It is the only product I have used that I actually noticed a change.
Not gonna list all the ones I have used, but trust me, it has been several.

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Re: Which Wax/Sealant darkens the most? - 12-03-2004, 12:54 PM

I agree with Charles,
The NXT will darken the color and give it a very wet look (especially after applying two coats) ... The downside is that it will also mute the metalic in the paint.


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Re: Which Wax/Sealant darkens the most? - 12-03-2004, 01:03 PM

Clearkote Carnauba Moose Wax probably darkend paint the most out of everything else I have. I've never used NXT so I can't comment on it. CMW is pretty durable I've gotten around 3-4 months with it, and I know others have gotten good results to. It's a good compromise between a carnuaba and sealant.
   
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Re: Which Wax/Sealant darkens the most? - 12-03-2004, 01:14 PM

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Clearkote Carnauba Moose Wax probably darkend paint the most out of everything else I have. I've never used NXT so I can't comment on it. CMW is pretty durable I've gotten around 3-4 months with it, and I know others have gotten good results to. It's a good compromise between a carnuaba and sealant.
Since durability has been brought up, I don't think I get much more than a month out of the NXT. Since I usually wax once a month, it isn't a factor to me, but it could be for some people.
(FWIW, the NXT is now used for door jambs)

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Re: Which Wax/Sealant darkens the most? - 12-04-2004, 02:52 PM

I agree with the NXT response, I absolutely hated the way it looked on black, it darkened it up sooo much. Similar to Charles, the NXT now been downgraded to rim duty and I let my Dad use it so he don't get into my good stuff :-p


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Re: Which Wax/Sealant darkens the most? - 12-04-2004, 04:27 PM

Natty's darkens silver. I had it on my car in September and while it did slightly mute the metallic, the paint had a noticeably darker look.

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Re: Which Wax/Sealant darkens the most? - 12-07-2004, 02:34 PM

Thanks for the replies...too bad some products will mute the metallic. I may try NXT or Natty's one day.
   
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Re: Which Wax/Sealant darkens the most? - 12-08-2004, 03:33 PM

I've noticed very distinct darkening when I used NXT, but it was uneven and patchy (1993 black honda accord). It was more like smeared oil, which didn't buff off. I get the same smears when I use #9 SMR, too. I gave away my bottle without ever resolving that issue.
   
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Re: Which Wax/Sealant darkens the most? - 12-08-2004, 04:18 PM

Gold Glass darken a car finish very well and most Meguairs sealants and waxes, But for your color vehicle I would go with this combo to ENHANCE a metallic flake EX-P/NATTY PASTE by Poorboys.
   
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Re: Which Wax/Sealant darkens the most? - 12-08-2004, 04:39 PM

A couple of thoughts here. If I had your car and paint I would prep it to perfection then use UPP x3 as my LSP.

Having said that, I find that almost ALL of Meguiars LSP's darken the paint some, #16 would be an exception. #26 is almost as dark as NXT, but with better durability(for me). That maybe something to look into.

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