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    OK to use a DA to apply wax on PPF or STAY AWAY?

    Can I use a DA (Rupes LHR-Mini) at a low or lowest setting to ONLY apply wax?

    I assume not, but wanted to double check. thanks

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    Re: OK to use a DA to apply wax on PPF or STAY AWAY?

    Should be fine . What type of ~wax~. Synthetic or nuba ?

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    Re: OK to use a DA to apply wax on PPF or STAY AWAY?

    It will be a synthetic for sure. I`ve heard that the PPF like synthetic vs nuba so thats how I`ll roll. I`m using the ever popular FK1000p applied by hand. Now that I think of it, I would need to apply the FK1000p by hand regardless. Not sure what the "go to" liquid synthetic is right now.....
    I do like the result I`m getting using the FK1000p, put a second coat on today (and the bumper). Turned out great, beading and shining like crazy.

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    Re: OK to use a DA to apply wax on PPF or STAY AWAY?

    per the other thread, just like paint. Keep it sealed....pff is porus. On white paint, mitigating that porosity is important.
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    Re: OK to use a DA to apply wax on PPF or STAY AWAY?

    Quote Originally Posted by IXLRS View Post
    I do like the result I`m getting using the FK1000p, put a second coat on today (and the bumper). Turned out great, beading and shining like crazy.
    Glad you`re liking it (at least so far).

    You already know where I stand on the hand/DA application when it comes to that product But whatever works for *you* oughta be fine. Using the machine shouldn`t cause issues IMO since the whole hood was PPFed, it`s when you have edges to deal with that I`d think twice.
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    Re: OK to use a DA to apply wax on PPF or STAY AWAY?

    Shouldn`t be an issue other than the possibility of getting product caught in the edges. I suggesting going with a product like Opti-Seal that clear and doesn`t run the risk of unsightly residue on the seams, but carefully applied you should be fine.
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    Re: OK to use a DA to apply wax on PPF or STAY AWAY?

    I`ll stay away from DA on PPF for now. Only apply wax or whatever BY HAND. Thanks for the input!

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    Re: OK to use a DA to apply wax on PPF or STAY AWAY?

    And remember to move the applicator "off the PPF". Like...applicator in the middle of the PPF, move toward edge and off onto next panel/bare paint. Try to do everything you can to avoid bumping into the raised edge(s), even when just buffing off.

 

 

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