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Sooo. New car. New paint.
What are you guys using to preserve your car’s paint against the harsh elements?

From traditional carnuba wax, to hybrid wax with hydrophobic additives and ceramic coatings. Please share!

For now I only have applied shine armors quick wax after my first wash...
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GTechniq brand Crystal Serum Light. It’s a ceramic coating, roughly $85 for a 50mil bottle and worth every penny. As far as coatings go, it’s one of the best I’ve seen. Excess buffs off much easier than others twice the price and lasts twice as long.
 

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Sooo. New car. New paint.
What are you guys using to preserve your car’s paint against the harsh elements?

From traditional carnuba wax, to hybrid wax with hydrophobic additives and ceramic coatings. Please share!

For now I only have applied shine armors quick wax after my first wash...
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My car is Crystal Black and I started off using Meguiar's Ultimate Wash & Wax with Turtle Wax Jet Black products for waxing. I then was turned on to Chemical Guys products and now use their Black Light Radiant Finish Car Wash, Black Luminous Glow Infusion Wax for Black & Dark Colored Cars, and Black Light Hybrid Glaze and Sealant.
 

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Meguiars Ultimate liquid wax and detailer. Find the products you like and use consistently. Everyone has their favorite. Check the AutoGeek or Meguiars web site for tips and tricks in protecting your paint
 

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On my new used car (2018 Accord Sport, the deep blue), I used CarGuys' Liquid Wax (which is good for 6-12 months) and then followed with their spray on Hybrid Wax (which I'll re-apply every other month). I used this protocol after emailing with their company about the ideal protective protocol. Super easy to use and came out beautifully. The car was basically in new condition from the dealer, had only been used as a loaner in the service dept, 2400 miles and was freshly detailed by them (whatever that means) when I bought it. But now it looks remarkably better, deeper and more lustrous. They recommended using Dawn dishwashing liquid this one time to remove any prior paint sealants/protectants, then use a standard car wash soap after that. I got a fantastic result with a very modest amount of effort. I'm definitely a fan.
 

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I just used Kamikaze ISM coat on mine, durability is supposed to be 24-36 months. It seems to be what they claim so far. I had a previous car coated with Opti-coat pro and I literally washed it about 3 times in one year.
 

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2018 Sport 2.0T here in Modern steel metallic. I use Hydrosilex ceramic coating which is a hydrophobic coating as well on every outside surface on my car. When it rains/snows, or there's some dust on my paint, I use Meguiars spray on detailer which has carnuba wax in it. Easily gets all that dirt and grim off the paint and glass. I also have a bunch of nice micro-fiber towels in my garage. I'll use a towel and detailer spray to get the dirt off, then a dry micro-fiber towel to buff the pant out to a nice beautiful shine. For the inside, I use a Meguairs interior detailer spray which cleans the dashboard, seats and all the trim, and leaves a nice shine as well.
 

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How's your Accord looking today since using the above products? can you post a pic?
My car still looks the same as those that are posted in my showcase (see signature for link). With that said my car is not my daily driver, currently only has 8k miles on it, and hasn't been driven in rain/snow. I have a California Duster that I use every day and if needed I will also wipe it off w/a damp microfiber cloth. It also gets a coat of wax every four months.
 
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