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11-22-2002, 07:04 AM
/infopop/emoticons/icon_confused.gifI've always wondered if I can use my Marine Cleaner/Wax on my 2001 Toyota 4runner. /infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif I live close to the ocean and use primarily two waxes on my 2870WA Pursuit. One is the Premium Marine Polish with Teflon, and the other is the One Step Cleaner Wax. Both are from Starbrite. I haven't tried them on my car although may people tell me there shouldn't be any problem. All feedback is welcome! Thanks
11-22-2002, 09:23 AM
I suspect there is not a lot of real world difference between the automotive and marine polishes/waxes. I would worry that cleaners (in the cleaner/polishes) designed for fiberglass might have a detrimental impact on an automotive finish. Why take a chance?
11-22-2002, 10:10 AM
Nothing will PROBABLY happen, but I've have recently learned some very expensive lessons by mixing boat/automobile products.
11-22-2002, 10:15 AM
I suspect marine waxes and polishes are much more harsh than automotive waxes and polishes. I wouldn't risk using marine products on a vehicle. Keep in mind that waxes and polishes for vehicles are specifically designed to not harm paint. Marine products are designed for gel coat and fiberglass, not the paint on a vehicle.
My wife drives a 2001 4Runner and I drive a 2002 F-150 Supercrew. Both vehicles have coats of Klasse, a German product. Klasse produces great results and actually lasts for 4-6 months whereas carnuba waxes typically only last 2 months (they say 6, but they really only last 2 in most environments). Klasse is a bit expensive at $40 per kit, but the kit lasts a couple of years. It includes a paint cleaner (necessary to remove wax and contaminates) and a sealant glaze (more like a wax). Each bottle is 16 ounces I believe and you use less than an ounce per bottle on midsize vehicles. Probably a bit more than you wanted to hear, but one thing I hate are vehicles with paint that is not taken care of.
11-22-2002, 10:25 AM
Started using Mothers Reflections Premieum Polish. Man I tossed out all the other waxes. This stuff is soooooo sweet. MOTHERS RULES
11-22-2002, 02:29 PM
I've used starbrite one step cleaner wax on my truck for about 2 years now, with great results. The truck is a 97 and people always mistake it for being newer. Another wax that might work for you is made by Rago Products, that stuff is awesome on a car.
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11-23-2002, 07:27 AM
It seems like is not a black and white issue here. I think I'll try it on an older car I own. It's true that early results may show a brighter, shinnier vehicle, but I wonder about the long term impact.
Thanks again, and any other feedback is always welcome
11-23-2002, 07:41 AM
Mako madness, your on the money pal !! I use the same mothers polish for a long time now wow what a shine !
Fish on !!
11-23-2002, 08:22 AM
I am currently using Mothers' California Gold products on my and my wife's car. Is the one you guys mention a much better product? (I am referring to the Reflection Premium Polish).