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No, its not a new brand. If it was I would probably try it.

I haven’t washed a car in years. I have the kids do it or take it through the drive thru car wash at the gas station. I see people writing about ceramic coating and think that looks great but it appears to be more work than I have time for.

I’m looking for suggestions on good products to apply and forget about for a few months. Something that water will bead up on and allow the drive thru a fighting chance to get the dust and dirt off of. I’m willing to spend the time on the application but know life will get in the way of regular time consuming care.

Any ideas? The truck is a few weeks out and I figure I’ll get it waxed up, sealed, or whatever when I get it before it gets dirty.
 
Meguirs cleaner wax. I have used it for many years.

They used to say not to wax a vehicle right away when new. Wait until water doesn’t bead anymore. Not sure it still applies today or not.
 
Best thing is professional installed Cermic coatings.

But if you want a spray on they do make some detail sprays now that have a Cermic quality without the protection. You can get a few good washed from them. Nothing will.gove you 6 months of anything without a little recoating.

If you use any of them read the directions on application they do not work like a wax detailer. If it dries it can leave streaks that are tricky to remove without proper cleaner.

HydroSilex ReCharge .
https://www.hydrosilex.com/products/hydrosilex-recharge-1.


Feynlab has one as well.
 
I put F11 on my last truck. The water would bead right up and stay cleaner for about 3 or 4 months I would say. I have considered doing it to the new one but I haven't decided.
 
I've been researching ceramics. There's literally a million, give or take a few hundred thousand, all claiming to be the cat's meow. This one came out in a 10 Best review probably put together by the owner's nephew. My take away is that it is nowhere as good as the pro versions, or even the better DIYs, but it looks to be the lazy guy's go-to and for the money and ease of application how bad could it be?

 
I've been researching ceramics. There's literally a million, give or take a few hundred thousand, all claiming to be the cat's meow. This one came out in a 10 Best review probably put together by the owner's nephew. My take away is that it is nowhere as good as the pro versions, or even the better DIYs, but it looks to be the lazy guy's go-to and for the money and ease of application how bad could it be?

I think this is similar to the stuff I used but I don't think the stuff I used even said anything about ceramic. It was wipe on and wipe off with two different rags. Then I was all trained up and I went and won the big karate tournament even on an injured leg and I was a big hero.
 
Meguirs cleaner wax. I have used it for many years.

They used to say not to wax a vehicle right away when new. Wait until water doesn’t bead anymore. Not sure it still applies today or not.
I just looked up the Maguiar's spray wax. The instructions are to spray it on and rinse it off. Its not going to get any easier than that.
 
I'm big on Meguiar's but that stuff is just fancy wax.
I'm not positive that the Nexgen is any better but since
you leave it to dry I would think is better and longer lasting.

I'm surprised Meguiar's doesn't have a true ceramic although I'm thinking they decided they weren't going into that snake pit without hip boots on.
 
I'm big on Meguiar's but that stuff is just fancy wax.
I'm not positive that the Nexgen is any better but since
you leave it to dry I would think is better and longer lasting.

I'm surprised Meguiar's doesn't have a true ceramic although I'm thinking they decided they weren't going into that snake pit without hip boots on.
I use some of Griots Garage‘s products and noticed they have barely put their toes in the water on ceramic products also.
 
Just bought some of the nexgen stuff myself to try.
 
Just bought some of the nexgen stuff myself to try.
I've been using Nexgen for a cpl of yrs. I bought the 3pk for our 45' motorhome and I was blown away by the results. I've tried a bunch of the ceramic detail sprays and I'd definitely give it 5 stars for its ease of use and the results. I had a Raptor that was professionally ceramic coated and I can't stress going that route if you can afford it because he did my wife's 2020 Rubicon and they looked like brand new all the time and it makes washing and cleaning your truck a snap because nothing really sticks to the paint. My 17 Raptor was done in 16 when I first got it. I only used I.5 bottles on the RV and I called my detailer and asked if asked if I could use the Nexgen on her Jeep and my Raptor and he said absolutely and it worked tremendous on our coated vehicles. I've had my Tremor since November and I'm definitely getting coated hopefully soo but in the meantime I've put 2 coats of Nexgen on it and it really makes the star white color pop. I know this was a long winded post but the whole point that I've tried many of the spray ceramic detail sprays and all for our RV and the Nexgen made it look like brand new.
 
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I've been using Nexgen for a cpl of yrs. I bought the 3pk for our 45' motorhome and I was blown away by the results. I've tried a bunch of the ceramic detail sprays and I'd definitely give it 5 stars for its ease of use and the results. I had a Raptor that was professionally ceramic coated and I can't stress going that route if you can afford it because he did my wife's 2020 Rubicon and they looked like brand new all the time and it makes washing and cleaning your truck a snap because nothing really sticks to the paint. My 17 Raptor was done in 16 when I first got it. I only used I.5 bottles on the RV and I called my detailer and asked if asked if I could use the Nexgen on her Jeep and my Raptor and he said absolutely and it worked tremendous on our coated vehicles. I've had my Tremor since November and I'm definitely getting coated in the 6-8 wks but in the meantime I've put 2 coated of Nexgen on it and it really makes the star white color pop. I know this was a long winded post but the whole point that I've many of the spray ceramic detail sprays and all for our RV and the Nexgen made it look like brand new.
Thanks for the info. Looking forward to some better weather and trying it out.
 
I'll continue to use Meguiar's and similar "old school" products. Just because I'm buying a Tremor, it isn't going to change my car washing / waxing habits, or lack thereof.
 
Thanks for the info. Looking forward to some better weather and trying it out.
This is 2015 Itasca after me and my son spent roughly 1.5 days coating it with Nexgen. The shine is ridiculous and it lasted all season. People ask us all the time if it's brand new because it looks it. I'll put a fresh coat on it when I get out of winter storage.
 

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Tried the Nexgen stuff. Applied it per the directions Saturday. Looked nice except on one mirror I missed buffing out.

Took a 400 mile trip thru the Central Valley yesterday and killed lots of big bugs with yellow guts. They seemed to like hanging out near the alfalfa but I digress. I drove in the rain this morning for about 20 minutes. Bugs are all gone.

That was the result I was looking for. We'll see how it lasts.
 
About to Nexgen the fibreglass front cap of our trailer.
I better have a beer and wait til it stops raining.
 
Sounds like good stuff, hope it lasts as well
 
Alright, looking into what to use on my new CCSB SD and the wife’s Tahoe. Think I’ll give the Nexgen a try. How far does the 8oz bottle go? Will I be able to do my truck and hers with one bottle or one bottle per vehicle or what?
 
No, its not a new brand. If it was I would probably try it.

I haven’t washed a car in years. I have the kids do it or take it through the drive thru car wash at the gas station. I see people writing about ceramic coating and think that looks great but it appears to be more work than I have time for.

I’m looking for suggestions on good products to apply and forget about for a few months. Something that water will bead up on and allow the drive thru a fighting chance to get the dust and dirt off of. I’m willing to spend the time on the application but know life will get in the way of regular time consuming care.

Any ideas? The truck is a few weeks out and I figure I’ll get it waxed up, sealed, or whatever when I get it before it gets dirty.

I’m using a touch free drive through Autowash that does a excellent job

 
Gone through one bottle of Nexgen in a year. I've done the car and the Tremor at least a couple of times and the front cap of the TT. It definitely makes it easier to clean the bugs off after a road trip. For the money and ease of application it's definitely worth it.
 
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