According to Consumers Reports (July 2006) Liquid car waxes are better than paste wax or the spray on waxes. The two best liquid waxes are:
Black Magic...wet shine liquid wax BM48016
Turtle Wax....Carnauba Car Wax T-6
They cost the same and are rated the same, take your pick.
Turtle Wax scored high in all the waxes, Liquid, Paste and Spray on.
I always did like Turtle Wax, now I know why..................:-)
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Hm, thast's interesting. Any idea how the more expensive and more premium brands rated?
Sweet I guess i'm switching to Turtle Wax.
Do you have the full list of everthing they tested?
Found consumerreports.org, but you have to pay to subscribe to get the whole article
Doesn't sound like they tested the "high end" stuff like Zaino, etc.. I wonder if they've ever done a test on that level.
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Well I've seen the Consumer Reports results and NO, the high end products were NOT tested.
No Zaino, Sonus, Klasse, Menzerna
They did include the Meguiar's Gold Class, NXT and Cleaner Wax, but in order to avoid a riot I'll just say that those were not rated as CR Best Buy
They also looked at cost. Now any of the brands above would have thrown the cost per oz. way up and probably one of the reasons they weren't tested.
so it was not a true test and Turtle Wax may or may not be the best.
What the heck is CR good for when they just come up with ratings without testing all brands.
Looks like they tested the stuff you can go to your local WalMart and buy only. Any of the good stuff comes from specialty shops or online. This was a test for your "average" consumer who waxes their car themselves. Not for professionals or enthusiasts, or the total nut jobs (like ME) we have here.Originally Posted by Magnum 007
I consider myself an enthusiast and take good care of my car. I love the NXT wax and have no need to spend hundreds for a "premier" wax. If it beat the NXT wax, the Turtle Wax must really be some good stuff.
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Zaino is still the bomb!! Best stuff I have ever used.. I really don't think Turtle wax would even be close....but I could be wrong
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I'm right there with you Husker, but it's not readily available and not in the same price range of the stuff CR tested.
Without a doubt, Zaino is waaaay better than anything else I've used.
But you could probably guess that if you saw my basement:
CR always tries to take the "average" person perspective. Not an anthusiast perspective, so cost is going to be a major factor to the outcome.
( if i spelt enthusiast right my aunt would be proud).
What were their criterias? ie: longest lasting protection, maximum shine, etc. Personally, the NXT has the most shine of any wax I have used, although I have not tried Zainos. I imagine their testing involved how many washings the wax lasts, which doesn't matter to me; I want max shine.
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