So I know this is a site for used cars and whatnot, but I thought I’d share a little story. I have a really cool uncle who is like a second father and he always had a big thing for Corvettes. Seeing these beautiful cars as a child really made me fond of Chevy’s pride and joy and I’ve been a fan ever since. Well, one day, in my late teenage years, my uncle had a birthday coming up and I wanted to get him something cool and unique. It might seem like a small deal but since we are discussing sued Corvettes, I think this is definitely part of the bigger picture if you’re buying or selling.
I began to search my brain for something that would be cool and special since my Uncle had been such a cool influence on my life. I found some cool tin signs that he could have hung in his man cave, but I felt that would be something that would get seen once and then forgotten about in a weeks time. I also considered the idea of getting a coffee table on the history of Corvettes which I thought was a great gift. Then my constant thinking finally gave me a perfect idea! I mentioned that I was looking for something unique and it dawned on me that there might be something to the idea of getting my dear uncle some professional grade polish of some sort to keep his ‘Vette looking sharp and snazzy. I mean think about it, part of the beauty of owning a new or used Corvette is the fact that you get to play with them! They are, to many men, a ‘big boy’ toy. Us men, we never quite grow up do we?
So I finally decided on this gift as it would be a more actionable item for him and he would be reminded of it every time he polished his ride. My only real challenge was which polish to actually get him. I searched on the trusty old internet and, after much research and reading, narrowed it down to the following three results:
NuFinish: This brand had a great reputation but apparently the formula has changed in recent years and what was once a trusted and valued brand, is now a shadow of its former self. I also hear that it has a particularly foul smell. Also, from my understanding, the finish of the wax isn’t as smooth and streak free as it once was. The funny thing is, the way people talk about how awesome NuFinish used to be makes me think: Had I written this a few years back, this might have been my number one choice.
My close second was Meguiars Ultimate Liquid Wax: This brand has a great reputation among car enthusiasts but unfortunately, suffers from some small but annoying things as well. I constantly heard that this wax, their premium wax no less, wouldn’t last for more than 90 days and didn’t have that satisfying bubbling of water when you washed the car. It’s a shame, I had heard great things about the brand and unfortunately, had to dismiss this wax based on numerous poor reviews. It appears to be no better than their less premium brand in case you want to try their stuff.
So, which brand did I finally decided on? Liquid Glass LG-100 Ultimate Auto Polish/Finish: This wax got the strongest reviews among all of the sites that I looked on. The consensus was and is that this polish leaves your car looking new and doesn’t leave any annoying streaks or marks after you apply it. I was so excited to try this brand and give it as a gift to my uncle who I was hoping would appreciate it.
He loved it! Once he opened my present, he was immediately compelled to bust out the hose and various polishing tools he had at his place and give his beautiful Corvette a great polish. In his own words:” It was so shiny I could see my reflection like a mirror!”
Suffice to say, the idea of getting a polish worked out to be a great idea! It was a win for my uncle who now rides around in a Corvette that turns heads and it was a bigger win for me to make my awesome uncle happy.
How does this relate to used Corvettes? Well, if you’re looking to buy or sell a used Corvette, then it’d be a great idea to bust out some of that awesome Liquid Glass LG-100 Ultimate Auto Polish and make sure your ‘Vette is looking as pristine as possible in order to sell it to the next enthusiast.
I’m happy to recommend his product and hope this story gave you a great tool to use when buying or selling your used Corvette!