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Finally came out! I was wondering how it does. I'm using S100 right now though.
 

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I'm very intrigued by the NXT line. There's been a lot of talk about it on Autopia. I'm not sure if the deal is still going on, but Meguiars was offering free shipping on all orders that contained a NXT item.
 

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k, being that T-I is the great place that it is... i did a search. Look what i found...

andymodem on Oct/31/02 said:
Ummmm, Teflon wax is a waste of money.

http://waxdepot.safeshopper.com/faq.htm?370#12

I see products advertised with Teflon®. Does this help?
No. Although Teflon® is an exceptional product when used as intended, it provides no benefit in a wax or polish. According to G.R. Ansul of DuPont's Car Care Products, Specialty Products Division, "The addition of a Teflon® flouropolymer resin does nothing to enhance the properties of a car wax. We have no data that indicates the use of Teflon® fluoropolymer resins is beneficial in car waxes, and we have not seen data from other people that supports this position." Manufacturers of gimmicky, over-hyped products sometimes claim that their products contain Teflon®, hoping that the consumer will believe there is something special about that product. Ansul also notes that, "Unless Teflon® is applied at 700 degrees F, it is not a viable ingredient, and is 100 percent useless in protecting the paint's finish." This is hot enough that your car's paint (let alone your car) wouldn't survive.

Teflon® is a registered trademark of Dupont.

(Source: Grisanti, Stephen, "The Truth Abouth Teflon®", Professional Carwashing & Detailing, January, 1989.)



ORMeguiars.com

http://www.meguiars.com.au/Get_Schooled23.htm

Are waxes with Teflon any good?

Professionals consider "Teflon" formulas to be empty hype. Even the maker of Teflon (DuPont) issued the following statement:

"The addition of a Teflon fluoropolymer resin does nothing to enhance the properties of a car wax. We have no data that indicates the use of Teflon is beneficial in car waxes.

" Meguiar's does not make any products containing Teflon.

For more information call our Customer Care Center at 1800 804 182, and talk with a surface care specialist. Or, use the convenience of
e-mail.
notice that the meguiar's link doesn't work anymore???
 

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Teflon only does something if it's bonded onto a surface like on frying pans. Until you get it really f**king hot and cause it to flow and bond to the surface, it wont do anything. At the molecular level it has to get hot enough that it will flow into all the iregluarities in the surface and form a smooth surface. Without that, it's just a waxy resin that does nothing.
 

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Haha that's great.. it says right on the bottle it contains teflon. Anyways, teflon or not i love the results from this stuff! They outbeat anything i have evar used and i am probably one of the most picky people when it comes to washing/detailing my car. It;s part of my morning routine for a quick wash and sometimes a light spray wax, then everymonth i wax it for that deep shine. I cant wait to use it on my gsr. Zymol does work nearly as well if you dont want to pay the extra for the teflon hype though hehe.
 

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Wait a sec... Have you even used it yet? one second you are saying that its the best thing you have ever used and then you say you can't wait to try it. What's up with that? Do you even have it yet?

Bah... Zymol is not all that its cracked up to be. I've used the blue crap off the shelf and I've used $1500 Vintage. Give me a 15 dollar jar of S100 any day of the week. Zymol may look good, but its the most fragile wax I've ever used. I'd give durability 2 weeks tops. That's just my take on it. Zymol has the hell marketed out of it. That is the only reason people look at it like its some sort of god of waxes. Its really not that great when you compare it to other waxes. Every wax test on the market will support that too. (unless it was run by Zymol, of course.)

I've had a bottle of NXT for a month now. I haven't had a chance to break it out and use it. It says it is supposed to be better than anything else you've used or you get your money back. Well, I've used some pretty nice stuff and I'm definitely going to put their gaurantee to the test.

Its been too cold out to properly prep Jennifer's Accord to use it. I'm not using it on the Integra because I believe I've already found what works best for me on my car. NXT has fillers in it and some solvents that could affect layering and I don't like that. I'll test it on the Accord and let you guys know about it. If it is good then it would be a great thing. Its also had the hell marketed and hyped out of it and will be available at WalMarts and AutoZones across the country. Many retail stores may already have it. Feburary 1 was the official launch date. There are many reviews over on Autopia about it if you are interested. It will take time before any real data can come back from the testing. It hasn't been available long enough to really test durability. once the hype of a new product wears off then people start posting more information about it.
 

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Yeah, before you flame that please re read what i said. I just said that i didnt use it on the gsr yet becuase my gsr is sitting in the junk yard still. I have used it on my si though, i just didnt get the gsr built or even home yet.
 

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00CIVICSITEIN on Feb/11/04 said:
Yeah, before you flame that please re read what i said. I just said that i didnt use it on the gsr yet becuase my gsr is sitting in the junk yard still. I have used it on my si though, i just didnt get the gsr built or even home yet.
Wha..? Either I'm confused or WreckedGSR has two screen names going on here. Dude (or dudette), pick a name and stick with it. Don't muddy the pool with multiple logins. How was I supposed to know you had another car when you didn't say so. This is Team Integra, not the psychic network.
 

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Jngrbrdman on Feb/11/04 said:
Give me a 15 dollar jar of S100 any day of the week. It may look good, but its the most fragile wax I've ever used. I'd give durability 2 weeks tops.
Are you refering to S100?
 

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The S100 isn't the fragile wax. Zymol is the fragile stuff. Granted, I don't have experience with all million of their assorted wax products. I've tried the cheapest and the most expensive and the average one in between. They all seem pretty fragile and substandard when compared to the many qualities of S100.
 

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That stuff is amazing!!!! My father works for a vehicle distributing company and gave me samples of that product a month ago. Seriously, I works great. It has an Anti-Static chemical that doesnt attract dirt like other cleaning products. Great stuff, I definitely recommend it to everyone.
 

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Alright, thanks. I actual used to be a hardcore Zymol (walmart) wax user. I think it last at least a month and a little bit. But I'm not really that experienced in telling how long it last.
You need to try out the new NXT wax, if it's good, post it up and I'll buy it. I bought S100 because of you
 

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I've heard lots of good stuff about it. Really like the applicator it comes with. Its at least 75% larger than the little yellow foam pads I normally use are. Its also like having two pads sewn together. That's going to be nice for appling my paste waxes. My fingers get sore by the end of the day if I have to do too many by hand. I'll be applying NXT with a PC because its a liquid and it will go faster. I highly doubt there is any appearance difference compared to doing it by hand.

The only problem I can see with NXT is that it is very hyped and the packaging is clearly not simple and cheap. Check it out...



Flashy hologram packaging, snazzy label, sweet applicator... Lots of money goes into marketing this product. Its still supposed to hang around the $15 dollar price range, but with all that money tied up in marketing I'm sure its an even cheaper product than that. What does that tell me? I'm not sure. Its just interesting.
 

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WreckedGSR on Feb/11/04 said:
Haha that's great.. it says right on the bottle it contains teflon.
Wait another second... Where does it say teflon on the bottle? I don't have my bottle in front of me, but I've searched on Google and 3 detailing forums and none of them have said anything about NXT containing Teflon. I don't remember seeing anything about it on the label or box when I got mine either. Where did you see that NXT has any teflon in it?
 

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I read it on clubsi i think, and it says it somewhere on the packing/bottle because i was deciding between that and the dupont stuff and since they had alot of the same things including that, i got it. Maybe i read it wrong, but i am almost positive it has it. Ill look tomorow when i go out in my garage. (thats across the street and its COLD OUT)
 
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