Looks like crap after wax

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by 1200mk, Nov 12, 2004.

  1. 1200mk

    1200mk Still same OG

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    why is it when i wax afterwards the wax seems to still be on there?

    is it because i not buffing hard enough or what?

    it looks very bad in the sunlight.
     
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    Ballast Cold Heartless Bastard

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    What wax are you using? What are you doing to prep the paint before you wax?
    Pics??
     
  3. 1200mk

    1200mk Still same OG

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    i think its bc iam not buffing out good enough...

    How do i know when iam done buffing and iam using Meguiars #26 and washing with Meguiars gold wash.
     
  4. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Try applying thin layers. It takes less than an ounce of product to completely cover a Suburban. With #26, you need to apply it to the whole vehicle, wait 10-15 minutes, then remove with a microfiber towel. Go back over it again with another clean towel to make sure you got everything.
     
  5. 1200mk

    1200mk Still same OG

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    how much is an ounce in visual terms? half dollar size??
     
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    Your best bet is to buy a 2 oz. spouted dispensor from US plastics or another place. You get a good feel for how much product you use.
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Less than a dime sized drop is sufficient to cover each section. A bottle of #26 is 16oz, one ounce should be easy to eyeball.
     
  8. White95Max

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    What are you using to remove the wax? When I first waxed my car, I was applying the wax with an old T-shirt, and removing with a cotton diaper. The wax would smear all over the place. Use foam applicators to apply the wax thinly, and then use a microfiber towel to remove it. You can also use terry cotton cloths but they leave a lot of lint and aren't as durable.
     
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    Should you be waiting for #16 also?
     
  10. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Look at the directions on the can. Work a section at a time, let haze, remove. It hazes very quickly. You can apply and remove #16 just like S100 and it doesn't affect durability. Honestly, I can't think of another carnauba that after 2 months looks and feels like you just applied it.
     

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