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This wash sprays on some sort of wax, but I doubt its overall effectiveness. Does anyone have a suggestion for the best protectant/wax?

You'll probably get a few suggestions for which wax to use and how to prepare a car with clay bars and other products first, but personally I'd recommend P21S as your main wax and then finish off with a coat of the Car Guys Hybrid wax. You'll get a glass like finish that'll last you a good few months. Dirt and rain water will just roll off the car with subsequent washes.

Granted P21S is not cheap, but it goes quite a long way and provides a great finish on your car! And it's super easy to apply and wipe off!

Included a couple of photos of mine but it's hard to see on a bright white car.
 

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SimEd - two more care questions come to mind after seeing your suggestion. 1) What do you use on he wheels of your car? They sparkle! 2) While teaching my 70 year old body how to fold into my XE I scuffed the plastic lower door panel with my shoes. Have you a suggestion for removing or at least hiding those scuff marks? Thanks - Mike
 

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Thanks SimEd. Your car looks great. What is the best source of these products? Do you think a professional detailer would be using them?
SimEd - two more care questions come to mind after seeing your suggestion. 1) What do you use on he wheels of your car? They sparkle! 2) While teaching my 70 year old body how to fold into my XE I scuffed the plastic lower door panel with my shoes. Have you a suggestion for removing or at least hiding those scuff marks? Thanks - Mike
You can get these products easily online through Amazon, you may need to go to The Car Guys website for the hybrid wax but I'm pretty sure I got it from Amazon. And yes a detailer would absolutely be using these products.

There is a way to get a more permanent shine on your paintwork and that's with a ceramic sealant/coating. I've never done this but it's all the rage, I'm don't know if you know of it but here's a link that explains it - https://www.lenosgarage.com/blogs/news/wax-vs-sealant-is-there-a-difference

For my wheels I just clean them thoroughly with a soft wheel brush, dry them with a microfiber cloth and then use the hybrid wax on them.

Inside I use the Armor All Original Protectant. That'll hide the scuffs and bring your trim to life. Don't purchase the Armor All Cleaning Wipes though unless you want everything to be shiny. Made that mistake in my F Pace and it took quite a while to wear off! The Armor All Original Protectant is what you need. Hope this helps!
 

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Thanks again. Ironic that you mention the ceramic sealants. In looking for a nearby detailer to wax the car I found all of them touting some ceramic finish. On Amazon, the chemicals are not too costly, $80 - $160. Details hops here want $800 - 1,200. Labor must be high. In fairness I think they clay-bar the car before applying the sealant. Claims by the sealant manufacturers make it hard to determine if one brand is really any better than another. Confusing it further, most offer a good-better-best selection of product. Why not just offer your best?


I will order some Armor All for the door tonight. If memory serves, the area wanting for repair is called the "scuff panel." Suitable, I scuffed it.



Youir car looks great after its bath day.
 

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Well since I'm new here this is what I have done so far.
Trims for the interior...around window switches, speakers, door sills (front and back), back cup holders, seat switches and pedals.
Growler on the dial (love this!!)
Interior Jaguar badges (2)
Plush Jaguar logo floor mats and trunk liner
Tinted Windows, Tinted sun shade
and today....she is all washed and pretty and maybe tomorrow some new wheels! :D
 

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Well since I'm new here this is what I have done so far.
Trims for the interior...around window switches, speakers, door sills (front and back), back cup holders, seat switches and pedals.
Growler on the dial (love this!!)
Interior Jaguar badges (2)
Plush Jaguar logo floor mats and trunk liner
Tinted Windows, Tinted sun shade
and today....she is all washed and pretty and maybe tomorrow some new wheels! :D
 

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I keep looking at those gorgeous wheels but from that angle they don't look like the OEM. Well they sort of do..but then I keep questioning it because of the angle. So, are they the wheels that come with the sport model?
 

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Share what you did today with the Jaguar XE community!

Example: I took her out of the garage and gave her a nice bath and followed up with a coat of wax.

Example: Finally got my window tints done, now I can't open my windows for a week


Example: Found an excuse to leave the house and go for a drive :D


Anything goes!
Share what you did today with the Jaguar XE community!

Example: I took her out of the garage and gave her a nice bath and followed up with a coat of wax.

Example: Finally got my window tints done, now I can't open my windows for a week


Example: Found an excuse to leave the house and go for a drive :D


Anything goes!
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