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Any recommendations on best approach to cleaning body cladding? Any recommended products? Something to clean any wax that accidentally gets on the cladding from waxing paint, or preventing black cladding from fading?
 

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Had my car ceramic coated and they did the cladding. Keeps it shiny and cleans easily. No need to coat it with anything.
best thing i ever did too .. had mine done right from the dealership from day one and its been well worth the $1000. I tested it out with a detailing product that is normally used to strip wax and sealants to get it ready to apply such things and its still there lol water beads and sheets off like a towel being pulled off and its dry after being hit with water I love it. Here is an attachment of what is on my vehicle right from the dealer and i did my exstensive research before hand and its a good product. I would have applied a ceramic coating my self as i know how lol hence my user name but i honestly don't have the time tho and plus I have a warranty on the paint for longer then i will have the vehicle lol.
 

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303 is a great product but I had trouble with runoff and it not lasting long on my S2000 top. I started using this on the CX recently and am very pleased so far.

Takes about 25 minutes to apply and buff after a normal wash. If you apply before waxing the body, it makes it easy to remove any wax that gets on the cladding. Has UV protection so should prevent fade...time will tell.
 

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Turtle Wax seal n shine sealant has good reviews, for its resistance against chemicals...😇
 

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I use Meguiars Ultimate Black. It’s a white cream (?!?) that makes your black stuff - black. Wash, smear on and wipe off or just smear on and leave. Lasts for ages too. Doesn’t wash off too easily either.👍
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Had my car ceramic coated and they did the cladding. Keeps it shiny and cleans easily. No need to coat it with anything.
Thanks for the suggestions. I had a Crosstrek before this and found the cladding a problem to keep clean.
 

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I used Turtle Wax Graphene Flex Wax on my new CX-30 Turbo. After researching ceramic coatings and PPF, I decided to go this route. There are lots of good reviews available (Pan the Organizer did the product launch video). Super easy and pleasant to use (very slight pleasant scent). Because it can be used to protect paint and trim etc, I don't have to worry about wax getting on the black trim, I coated all the paint, trim, wheels and it looks great. I drove my car home from the dealership, dusted it off and applied it. The product seems to work exactly as advertised - super slick gloss and tight beading. The UV/chemical resistance is supposed to be very good, but I haven't had the car long enough to comment on that yet. The maintenance is super easy - just wash your car and spray on while car is wet, towel off. At $35 a bottle, for someone who is willing to do some minimal maintenance, it might be a good and much cheaper alternative to the $1,000 ceramic coating. I can probably do my car 15x with this bottle, since so little product is required.
 

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I used Turtle Wax Graphene Flex Wax on my new CX-30 Turbo. After researching ceramic coatings and PPF, I decided to go this route. There are lots of good reviews available (Pan the Organizer did the product launch video). Super easy and pleasant to use (very slight pleasant scent). Because it can be used to protect paint and trim etc, I don't have to worry about wax getting on the black trim, I coated all the paint, trim, wheels and it looks great. I drove my car home from the dealership, dusted it off and applied it. The product seems to work exactly as advertised - super slick gloss and tight beading. The UV/chemical resistance is supposed to be very good, but I haven't had the car long enough to comment on that yet. The maintenance is super easy - just wash your car and spray on while car is wet, towel off. At $35 a bottle, for someone who is willing to do some minimal maintenance, it might be a good and much cheaper alternative to the $1,000 ceramic coating. I can probably do my car 15x with this bottle, since so little product is required.
Would be interested to see how long it lasts before a new coat needs to be applied. Please keep us updated.
 

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Would be interested to see how long it lasts before a new coat needs to be applied. Please keep us updated.
Will do.
In a reply to a question in the comments, Pan the Organizer says he understands that as a stand alone coating, it should last 12+ months. Someone on teslamotorclub.com said he saw on the TW website that it should last 12+ months also - but I did a search of the website and couldn't find this statement.
 

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can any one tell where i can find posts on tires
Welcome to the forum, @somers You can try using the search facility on the forum like this. Type tires into the Search Community bar at the top centre of every page and click on 'Search 'tires' across the entire site", or try a Google search by typing site:cx30talk.com tires into a Google search page.

Meanwhile, why not introduce yourself in the New Members area where we can greet you properly and can provide you with help on what to do. It's all explained here.

Martin (Administrator)
 

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Body Cladding
Every time I listen to these review guys complaining about the body cladding on the CX30 I never hear any solutions

This idear here is a cover up using painted body colour plastic molded exactly to fit and glue on the existing wheel arches

The alternate is a paint job.

Many car designers copy conceps from one another , have not seen any body dup the CX30 cladding yet .
 

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Had my car ceramic coated and they did the cladding. Keeps it shiny and cleans easily. No need to coat it with anything.
How did that turn out? I decided not to do a proper ceramic coat and will instead use a ceramic wash (MFinity Preserve). While I can expect a nice finish on the paint, I'm not sure how the cladding will turn out.

Is shiny cladding desirable? I just can't imagine it...
 

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SHINEY TIRES & VEHICLE TRIM.

I have been using only LEMON PLEDGE furniture polish / wax on all plastic and rubber trim including tire side walls for some time now .
This product lasts just as long as others and make the tires in particular look as if i had just purchased them .
I dont care for the super shiny look as it cheepens the the look of the car.
In my oppinion the the vehicle paint work should look better than the tirim.

I will try to remember to date my post in the future as a piece of paper is worthless with out a date.
 

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SHINEY TIRES & VEHICLE TRIM.

I have been using only LEMON PLEDGE furniture polish / wax on all plastic and rubber trim including tire side walls for some time now .
This product lasts just as long as others and make the tires in particular look as if i had just purchased them .
I dont care for the super shiny look as it cheepens the the look of the car.
In my oppinion the the vehicle paint work should look better than the tirim.

I will try to remember to date my post in the future as a piece of paper is worthless with out a date.
Perhaps I will try that on an older car first 😊 Thanks for the tip.
 
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