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What Wax for 2013 Camry Grey Metallic Paint

Old 10-19-2014, 08:42 AM
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I have a grey metallic 2013 Camry SE and I have a ton of waxes,and polishes,but this is the first car ive had with metallic paint,should I polish and wax,or just wax,i think that toyoguard BS paint sealant already wore off,and can anyone tell me of Toyota will reaplly the paint sealent if I ask them too,i have the ELITE toyoguard,but it seems pretty much BS
Old 10-19-2014, 10:24 AM
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Don't read anything about free reapplications in the info package, just that a kit of items came with the car. But worth a call to the dealer.

The paint is clear coated and would be concerned about scratching if polishing incorrectly or even the need to polish. Suggest a good wash and wax following similar methods in the link below:

How To Wash Your Car - At-Home Professional Car Wash Techniques

Granted the link is a commercial but take note of what is used to such as micro fiber, sheep's skin, mild detergent, etc. The wrong towel can scratch the clear coat. Also take note of the type of water used, hard water can leave water marks if allowed to dry. The auto soap would have water softening chemicals. Then follow with a spray wax.

Unless the paint clear coat has issues, there should be no need to polish or clay bar.

You can buy Toyoguard wax/sealant but other products are just as good or better.
Old 02-23-2015, 08:17 PM
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Would you consider to use a paint sealant? If so I suggest to use Opticoat.
Old 08-18-2015, 08:07 AM
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I use the Duragloss system. It even gets me through winter with water still beading. One coated, their liquids keep it touched up and beading. It is SO slick it holds less dust than before.
Proper washing techniques (2-bucket, 2 was mitts, grit guard ALL cheap!) make it stay outstanding.
Old 09-21-2015, 09:10 AM
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Natty's Blue wax works great.
Old 10-30-2015, 12:32 AM
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Another way to boost metallic paints appeal is by layering method. Were you apply sealant and let it settle for 24 hrs and apply another layer and wait for another 24hrs before applying pure carnauba wax like Zymol. Not only it will make it shine, but also protection is amazing.
Old 04-14-2019, 11:17 PM
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Default Sealant and wax

Meguiars Ultimate Fast Finish followed by a coat of Collinite 845....makes the metallic flakes dance in the sun!

My 12 year old, daily driven, outside 24/7 Camry

2018 like shine
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