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Old 06-21-2011, 11:13 AM
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i've applied wax on my nissan b4 the wreck...and reading through these forums i've realized i been doing it wrong..

so how exactly do you apply wax to make it last as long as possible and look good as possible..
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Old 06-21-2011, 02:37 PM
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I learned how to wax my truck from watching Karate Kid
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Old 06-21-2011, 02:38 PM
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I learned how to wax my truck from watching Karate Kid
haha wax on wax off..to bad thats the first and last step..i need the in between parts. thanks though
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Old 06-21-2011, 02:45 PM
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Read the directions.
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Old 06-21-2011, 03:11 PM
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just ask scott(dixie_boysles)
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Old 06-21-2011, 03:22 PM
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longer lasting use paste instead of liquid.

also use a synthetic vs a natural. apply with a foam pad and take off with microfiber towels
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Old 06-21-2011, 04:28 PM
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longer lasting use paste instead of liquid.

also use a synthetic vs a natural. apply with a foam pad and take off with microfiber towels
thanks for the help...everyone else too..now i got something to do this week..
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Old 06-21-2011, 04:42 PM
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also clay bar your paint first
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Old 06-21-2011, 04:51 PM
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just ask scott(dixie_boysles)
do this. PM him
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Old 06-21-2011, 07:03 PM
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No need to, here I is.....

Well first make sure the vehicle is good and dry. I always go over my truck twice with two seperate microfiber towels to make sure ts dry. Nothing but microfiber touches my truck. Pretty much like redneckstone said, clay the vehicle first to get contaminants that washing just doesn't get. Next if you really want the paint to pop, use Meguiars Ultimate Polish to give it the wet look.

Now to the real queation at hand because it correlates with applying polish and other items as well. Again like redneckstone said, use a good synthetic wax such as Meguiar's NXT 2.0 or the new Ultimate wax. Get it in a paste form because it does last longer while a liquid is easier to apply. I have a new favorite wax though called AutoGlym. Also make sure you paint is cool to the touch and its best to apply wax in th shade or in your garage. If not you may get hazing or it will be a bitch to get wax off. It is best to apply wax thin. I usually start up top on roof, then move to driver fender and work around the truck. You apply by using small circles. You may have to look low across the surface to help you see better. Once u go all around vehicle (which should take about 20-30 minutes, let the wax sit for about ten to 15 minutes. Make sure that if you hit any trim to remove it asap; dont let it dry. Then using microfiber soft clean microfiber towel and remove wax in the same manner you applied it. Start removing where you started waxing. Once all wax is removed, I go back over it with another clean rag and then the optional step is to go over with meguiars quick detailer to help remove any wax dust.

The reason that I said it all correlates is because when hand applying anything, just apply it like wax using small circles. Make sure not to use fingertips. Try to keep bottom of your fingers flat on the pad when applying. When applying poliah or paint cleaner, you do not leave it on like wax, it comes off immediatly. I usually apply those a panel at a time and remove immediatly.
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Old 06-21-2011, 07:04 PM
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Old 06-21-2011, 07:05 PM
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No need to, here I is.....

Well first make sure the vehicle is good and dry. I always go over my truck twice with two seperate microfiber towels to make sure ts dry. Nothing but microfiber touches my truck. Pretty much like redneckstone said, clay the vehicle first to get contaminants that washing just doesn't get. Next if you really want the paint to pop, use Meguiars Ultimate Polish to give it the wet look.

Now to the reql queation at hand because it correlates with applying polish and other items as well. Again like redneck stone said, use a good synthetic wax such as Meguiar's NXT 2.0 or the new Ultimate wax. Get it in a paste form because it does last longer while a liquid is easier to apply. I have a new favorite wax though called AutoGlym. Also make sure you paint is cool to the touch and its best to apply wax in th shade or in your garage. If not you may get hazing or it will be a bitch to get wax off. It is best to apply wax thin. I usually start up top on roof, then move to driver fender and work around the truck. You apply by using small circles. You may have to look low across the surface to help you see better. Once u go all around vehicle (which should take about 20-30 minutes, let the wax sit for about ten to 15 minutes. Make sure that if you hit any trim to remove it asap; dont let it dry. Then using microfiber soft clean microfiber towel and remove wax in the same manner you applied it. Start removing where you started waxing. Once all wax is removed, I go back over it with another clean rag and then the optional step is to go over with meguiars quick detailer to help remove any wax dust.

I hope this helps man
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Old 06-21-2011, 07:20 PM
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Default Re: applying wax

To add on to my little brother(lol Scott) with some of my OCD. Tape of any plastic trim with blue painters tape. If it's hot as hell out I apply to the bed and by that time usually the first panel you did is set to come off.

If you really wanna go crazy. You need a porter cable polisher or something like it. Not those jitter bug kind the real deal. First wash the vehicle with a stripping wash. Dry. Clay bar the paint. Next med cut polish it with a polishing pad . Next fine cut. Then glaze. Then with a finishing pad apply the wax. And take off sit back after a whole day of polishing and look at the perfection

Speaking of which I need to do that hahaha
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Old 06-21-2011, 07:33 PM
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To add on to my little brother(lol Scott) with some of my OCD. Tape of any plastic trim with blue painters tape. If it's hot as hell out I apply to the bed and by that time usually the first panel you did is set to come off.

If you really wanna go crazy. You need a porter cable polisher or something like it. Not those jitter bug kind the real deal. First wash the vehicle with a stripping wash. Dry. Clay bar the paint. Next med cut polish it with a polishing pad . Next fine cut. Then glaze. Then with a finishing pad apply the wax. And take off sit back after a whole day of polishing and look at the perfection

Speaking of which I need to do that hahaha
Urah I wish I could take it to this next step. I'm a pro at hand applying, but lost when it comes to a buffer. I want to learn how to use one so bad.

With that being said, I do have a buddy with a buffer. Gong to pick it some ultimate compund and polish this week so we can apply them then ill finish it off with the AutoGlym
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Old 06-21-2011, 07:39 PM
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Well if you come to tn meet in oct I'll bring it and show you tips
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