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BTW, let me know if any one has ideas on how to get the wax stains off the black plastic parts permanently.
Thanks for reply.
As for exchange, yes, shipping to Canada will make it worthless. If it was within US I would still try.
You see, I prefer to spend lets say 1.50 USD on the envelope and postage instead around 6 for full bottle and I may find that it is not anything better than this what I am using now.

So, if anyone within US is interested, please let me know.

As for stains - I haven't tried yet (I have stains too) but I would try some grease removal such as petroleum ether. If you can get petroleum ether - this would be the best. If you get a petroleum spirits, it should be good too.
They do not leave stains but remove all grease completely. Only difference is that P. spirits is more "oily", in other words heavier than P. ether, which in turn evaporates instantaneously.

Before you start using any, try on small part first. They are safe for almost all parts, but you never know.

Side note: wax is simply a kind of grease, right? So it should be removed with something what removes grease... It is just my chemical assumption

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BTW, let me know if any one has ideas on how to get the wax stains off the black plastic parts permanently.
Here is a video claims to show how to do that. (I did not try this).

How to Remove Car Wax From Plastic: Auto Detailing | eHow.com

Summary:
In order to remove car wax from plastic on a vehicle, use a citrus-based degreaser or Windex with a rag to get in-between the pores. Find out how to use interior dressing to remove wax from plastic with help from the owner of a car detailing business in this free video on auto detailing and removing car wax
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Default Meguiar's NXT Tech Wax 2.0 vs Nu Finish The Once-A-Year Car Polish

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Since no one responded with any offer - really, none of you use Nu Finish? Anyway, I decided to buy it and to perform some test.
Here it is.
I washed the hood. Three times in order to remove all wax I had applied previously.
Next, I applied on one half Meguiar's Direct NXT Generation® Tech Wax® 2.0 and on the other Nu Finish "The Once-A-Year Car Polish".

Before using them - you have to shake the bottle several seconds for mixing purposes.

Application:
Nu Finish - easy, hand application, it dries out fast leaving white haze.
Meguiar - easy, hand application, it does not dry so fast as NF, and the haze is not so visible as it is with NF. It does dry fast though. NF was ready in less than 10 minutes, M needed next 15 (total less than 30).
External temperature around +15 C (+59 F). A little cloudy day.
These are more personal thoughts...
Look on the next post below - applicators. NF - you need to simply pour it out, while M has a nice applicator tip. A good point.

Buffing - in both cases is easy. While NF leaves some white powder (I could not show it on pictures), M is kind of sticky. Again, done by hand. I used a buff/polish pad from my 10" buffer (separate for each section of course).
I think (again, might be subjective) that NF was easier to remove... although M did not make any problems at all. To clarify - M is not sticky, just the residue is more silky (did I misspell it?), like there was some wax in it (actually there is )

Gloss/shine - well, very hard to compare. My eyes did not see any difference. The surface was pretty much the same on both half's. It is shiny, smooth, BUT my care is silver. If it was black, any difference would be seen much easier.

See related pictures below. If you have any questions, comments, feel free to post them.
I will try to update it from time to time, because I want to know (and show) what is a better thing. NF or M. Since M claims it lasts several months, I want to know if its price (almost 3 times more than NF) is worth it.

It was done on Sunday, October 25th, 2009 with 17125 miles on ODO. I will apply another layer after 30 days, and see how they survive winter.


As for the pictures.
I had to edit them. They are much more dark than they really are. It was necessary to show haze.
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Before we go to any details.
After reading a label (Nu Finish) I found that this product does NOT contain any WAX. Moreover, its smell is similar to... shoe polish.

So, now lets talk about smell.
Nu Finish - look above - kind of shoe polish smell, some turpentine, naphtha, petroleum ether and similar. It is white in color, slightly viscous - does not leak out from the bottle, you have to help it.
Meguiar - its smell is nice (sweet), I do not know what to compare with (any suggestions?). It is the same viscosity as Nu Finish. More yellow in color (see pictures).


And last note:
NF 16 fl oz (473 mL) - 6.47+TAX (Walmart)
M 18 fl oz (532 mL) - 15-17+TAX (Walmart)
Prices in USD.

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we appreciate you taking the time to go through this process, its very helpful with so many products out there all claiming they are the best - its hard to know what to buy.

I've looked through various wax products at the stores and the one that looks interesting is Turtle Wax Ice. Has anyone tried this product?
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we appreciate you taking the time to go through this process, its very helpful with so many products out there all claiming they are the best - its hard to know what to buy.

I've looked through various wax products at the stores and the one that looks interesting is Turtle Wax Ice. Has anyone tried this product?
You are welcome... but I do not know how to split the hood in 3 parts to test Turtle

As for "turtles", I found that make the best glass cleaner I ever had.

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we appreciate you taking the time to go through this process, its very helpful with so many products out there all claiming they are the best - its hard to know what to buy.

I've looked through various wax products at the stores and the one that looks interesting is Turtle Wax Ice. Has anyone tried this product?
I stopped using turtle wax a few years ago. Few reasons:
1. They have too many products to choose from.
2. The paste type polishes are hard to apply (compared to the liquid ones like NF and M discussed here)
3. I always found that it dried too hard and was more difficult to buff off
4. I then switched to one of thier spray on waxes, and found that it left stains on my car - since the spray was clear, it was not white stains, but more like wet/oil stains (though smooth and dry to touch), which would not come off (until I went back and polished the whole car with the paste again)

So then I moved to NF, and other than the previously mentioned problem with white stains on black plastic parts, I have no complaints with it.
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we appreciate you taking the time to go through this process, its very helpful with so many products out there all claiming they are the best - its hard to know what to buy.

I've looked through various wax products at the stores and the one that looks interesting is Turtle Wax Ice. Has anyone tried this product?
I've used Turtle Wax Ice Liquid on my wife's Honda Element. Her Element is Black with the Gray body panels. I will tell you that the stuff does not leave residue on the plastic, goes on very easy, and removes fairly easy. I also "wax" the plastic panels too and they come out great. The total result is beautiful and it does hide the fine scratches in her black paint very well. The only thing I have to say is that the finish does not really last longer than a month.

I hope this helps
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I'm a bit late to this one but here is my 2 cents:

I've been using Nu Finish on a 2001 Taurus and, up until 2 years ago, a 1992 Previa.
I have never used Meguiar's.
Started using the NF as got a couple of bottles on sale and tought I would give it try.
I don't detail but do keep the cars clean and like to have "wax" on to help with surface crud, especially in the winter.

I usually get 3 or so months between applications and even the old Preiva paint would look good after an application. The Taurus is holding up fine after 9 or so years.

I am using it on the Rondo, application is fast and the finish looks fine.

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Use Meguiar's NX2 paste wax for 1st coat the wait a few days and apply a coat of Meguiar's Quick Detail, again wait a few days and apply again. Will last all winter, even here in No. Indiana salt country. At least it did last winter and am now ready for this winter. Nu-Finish is a good product but in my experience will not last all winter.

Only way to go better is to switch to the Meguiar's commerical line.
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