Originally posted by BLACK Z
I want something that I can get at the local walmart or auto parts store, all 3 of my vehicles are black, I was want something for shine and protection, what do you think of meguires gold class? what about black magic or zymolie? paste or liquid? thanks
Here is the straight poop on wax. You said you want something that is available at Wal Mart or an auto parts store, that is good information to know.
If you can find Meguire's Number 26 wax (I think they are labeling it as: "High Tech Yellow Wax", but it says "No. 26" under the name somewhere), that is the ONLY wax Mequire's sells that has a formulation that lets the paint breathe. It means if your paint is new or at least not real old, you might want this wax. I use the paste version of the wax but you are more likely to find the liquid version on most shelves.
I have since started using 3M products. Why? Because they make the best paint finishing compounds available for paint refinishing or new paint finishing. More professional paint people buy their compounds for finishing new paint than any other, at least where I live. I like their wax and their gloss enhancer and their plastic cleaner and the plastic polish. NAPA stores USED to sell their product line, but now you are lucky to find one or two items from 3M as far as car paint care products in a NAPA store. However, don't despair, you can buy their consumer products (other than paint finishing stuff) on the 3M website, and they are priced right.
Zymol has a good product line, but I just don't use their stuff.
Another product you can buy at many stores like Wal Mart is Turtle Wax in the green bottle. I know it sounds corny to some, but if you need to clean off road tar or other crud from your paint and you don't want to ruin the finish, this product is the best choice. I have used this product on every car I have ever owned, no Sh*t, and it cleans and shines, and also works great on aluminum wheels. I just would not use it to wax the whole car if you have something that is not such a "cleaner" type wax to use.