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Old 04-01-2009, 10:14 AM
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Default 1st time using RejeX, vs NuFinish, my initial impressions

I put the first 2 coats of RejeX on my Corvette Sunday night/Monday morning and here are my initial thoughts along with some pertinent variables.

Before Sunday, I had never used a claybar on anything before, this could have and probably did make a difference as after washing the car once with Dawn and believing it to be squeaky-clean, when I went over the car with the clay bar I was shocked at how much stuff came off and onto the bar itself. Between that and the car feeling so, so smooth, pretty amazing I will say. So this is one of the major considerations I'll have to factor in in my initial comparison, the use of claybar'ing first.

RejeX smells just like NuFinish. It looks like NuFinish, it both goes on and spreads and comes off like NuFinish. One big difference is that unlike NuFinish's instructions to use a damp applicator, RejeX does not specify using moisture of any kind so there has to be a difference though I do not know what it is.

I do know that I have been putting on too much of both when I have been applying them. Too much, sitting/hazing for too long and it is a challenge getting it off. I now know to use as little as possible, almost like Woody Wax.

The RejeX came off a bit easier and the smoothness of the completed surface so far has been much smoother and slicker as compared with the NuFinish though I have yet to determine if it is because I clay bar'd first. I know that as I've been using NuFinish on the new 2004 Tundra I've had, that the water would bead for many months or at least for a whole winter as our winters up here are brutal and all manner of sand, salt/calcium chloride get on the paint and when I go to wash it all off with either plain water or a plain water pressure spray at the .25 cent bays, the water keeps on beading off the paint, so it lasts a long time and it what I'm after, long lasting protection as opposed to looks and shine. I think the RejeX is going to be awesome.

I'll certainly be clay bar'ing my truck and I'll put NuFinish on one side and RejeX on the other for the best comparison.



Old 04-01-2009, 12:36 PM
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Looks great. Now a very very light coat of liquid collonite fiberglass boat wax will actually double the shine. I have never smelled anything like nufinish - maybe its the same stuff in a different bottle?
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I helped wax a boat with Collinite once. I had a small cut and the tiniest bit of blood, the smallest drop dripped onto the boat and I had wiped the collinite over the spot, it was like taking a felt tip pen and making the dot, and after I wiped the wax over it, I could not get to the blood drip to get it off, it was sealed in. I do know that Collinite is good stuff.

I have been thinking of putting a topcoat of wax on to double the shine and increase the sealant's life, but as I have already driven the car for the past 2 days and even though they have been dry, as I work in the city and by the double decker I93 bridge, there is all sorts of dust/particles on the car. I may have to stop by the West Marine as I have a gift card and pick some up and put a coat of the Collinite on.
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Looks good! Have you ever tried Zaino on the cars? I'm sure it's more or less the same thing as rejex and I don't think I'd go with NuFinish on the car- it's a polish and typically polish means it's scratching the surface. Rejex, even though it's a polish does not contain abrasives and will not scratch, or so they say.
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I have heard about Zaino and have been reading and seeing posts about it ad nauseum since the first day I found out what Forums were not too long ago guys who use it really do swear by it, to the point of internet threatening, much like the outboard wars we have seen here on THT. I have heard from friends and read online that it, along with all the "Adams, Griot's, NXT 2.0, Klasse, Liquid Glass, Turtle Wax Ice" and all the other stuff we all like to put on our cars to make them all shiney and smooth, that it is all equally awesome stuff and I sure as heck believe everyone, I just don't want to get hooked and eventually addicted to it as I hear that Zaino has the most potently-addicting qualities to it, ha!

I did put 2 coats of NuFinish when I first got the car back on the weekend of the 20th and it worked well as it also works well on the Verado cowling, but I had been wanting to try RejeX after hearing and reading about it for so long and I'll put the RejeX on the Verado first chance I get and see how that works.

One day, someday, I'll try Zaino, but as I now have about 2-new, 12 oz bottles of RejeX, I should be good for protection for a while.
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Nice vette btw! One of these days I'll get mine back on the road.
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what type clay bar did u use?
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I used a Meguiars clay bar with the Quick Detailer spray as the lubricant.

Sunday should be nice up here in MA, might touch up the bottom paint on the boat and get it ready for the next nice day, I need to get out to Stellwagen soon.
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Nufinish has excellent shine but will not hold up to prolonged UV exposure as well as Rejex will. Nufinish is a good choice for garage parked cars.

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