Just got my BE 2 weeks ago. Ordered a new polymer product called TORQUE this last Fall and never got the chance to use it. Not cheap but hey. Well, yesterday I washed the truck and applied it. By far the easiest wax job I've ever done. Took 30 min and not much elbow grease. Spray on, wipe in with one microfiber and instantly wipe off with a different microfiber. Noticed how it wipes on with some resistance but wipes off slick and fast. More coats = more shine. Looks great! Now we'll see how long it lasts.Just curious of what type of wax everyone uses.
Which full ceramic are you using?Depends on how you use your Ridgeline. If you like waxing every six months any good wax works, especially for non off road vehicles. If you don’t like waxing often. There are Nano Ceramics that last 2 years and have great durability benefits. There are also spray on SIO2 waxes which last a little longer than 6 months. Both the wax and SIO2 waxes are easy to apply and some you just clean and dry the car, then spray the on and wash off. The full nano ceramic protector requires cleaning the car finish to as close as you want it to look when dry. If you to take time to mitigate the paint the results show on either wax or nano ceramic finishes. The full Nano Ceramic make the finish looks likes it’s totally wet all the time. It also protects the paint against us light, bird poop, and most rain residue. I have it on my Ridgeline and Camry so I wash once a month and towel dry. My Camry has had the Nano Ceramic a little longer. 3 years so far. The Nano Ceramic was getting thin. So I cleaned with alcohol, and added another layer of Nano Ceramic. This should last another 3 years. Nano Ceramic is now a diy project. It used to be a $100.00 plus a 30 ml bottle. Now a lot of Nano Ceramics are available under $20.00. Some are difficult to apply. The ones I use are great for easy application. Also when the Nano Ceramic is cured. You can apply a SIO2 wax on top which sheers water even faster when both are on the finish. True Nano Ceramic resists better than any wax or sealer. Nano is glass over clear coat. If you make a mistake take a simple polisher cream and reapply. I live in Austin, Texas, my brother lives in Denver. We both use this method and maintinence is so much lover and the finish is so much higher quality. The car looks new! I hope this helps. I have been detailing for about 20 years. Good luck!
OMG I used Liquid Crystal in the 90's! Had a good scent.I have been using a can of Liquid Crystal that says 1991 on it. It came out somewhere around the time of Liquid Glass, which was in the 1980's. They were similar products with similar names. I also have Zymol with a date of 1998 and Turtle Wax 2001 with a date of 1997. Funny how long wax/polish seems to last, especially when you trade cars and leave the detailing up to someone else.