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Thread: Some waxing questions
10-04-04, 07:13 #13
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Originally posted by Wicho
Can you name some paint cleaners and polishes ? I've never polished nor cleaned the paint, just washed, clayed and waxed. I am going to be using meguiars gold class shampoo, clay I ordered from autopia, meguiars nxt gen wax. Please fill in the blanks between the clay and wax. Thanks ! One more question, shoild I apply 2 coats of nxt gen wax ? Would waxing every other week hurt my paint ? thanks again
You could also use Meguiars step #1 (in fact, Meguiars has several types of cleaners, so you could investigate those as well. #1 is a very good general cleaner that is non abrasive, so unless your paint needs extended work, this should serve you well).
For a polish, you could also use Meguiars or Mothers #2. There are a handful of polishes as well, suited for carnauba. Check out the review section of this board for some of the popular brands.
I would say that you should begin (as a personal recommendation) with Mother's California Gold Pure Carnauba Wax system, that has a three step process of a cleaner, polish and wax. Once you have had time to perfect your routine, then you could decide whether you are satisfied with mothers, or if you want to experiment with other brands of Carnauba waxes. Mothers is a very good retail product, so you should feel confident in using their system.Too Many ads? Becoming a member of Autopia has its privileges. Sign up here .
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10-04-04, 11:53 #14
how's the condition of your paint? does it have swirls?
i assume you are going to be doing this by hand. if so, and you want to buy products locally, ColorX could work for you. another product that is quite good at removing swirls by hand is Meg's #80 Speed Glaze, although you really really have to work it hard to minimize the swirls.
after you polish the paint, you should top it with NXT, and doing two applications is good to do, with 12 hours between application if possible. if not, 1 hour is okay. i don't think it is necessary to put wax over NXT, as it can be durable in my experience.
and waxing every other week won't harm your paint as long as you are careful that you don't marr your paint. i'd recommend you click on the 'learn' button at the top and read the articles in the 'paint care' section as it has quite a lot of information on how to car for your car in a good way. it even includes some product suggestions.
good luck and have fun!Reid
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