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12OptimaOwner
Jul 13th, 2012, 04:20 PM
I have recently picked up the full line of Ultimate liquid products and have a few questions about where to start.

1. I want to polish my cars, but one has a coat of wax. How do I go about removing that rather fresh coat of wax so that I can use the polish?

2. I do not own a DAP, but I have a craftsman 10" Random buffer that I would like to use for the job. Will this machine work or will using it create a problem for me?

3. I cannot determine if the Ultimate is a cleaner wax or one that will build-up? I have no doubt that this is addressed somewhere on the package, but I must keep missing it.

Thanks for any input you may have.

ClearlyCoated
Jul 13th, 2012, 04:42 PM
1. Clay
2. You can use it to apply wax, but it doesn't have the "bite" to do any real paint correction.
3. Ultimate Compound?

Marc08EX
Jul 13th, 2012, 04:49 PM
Clay, like John said, will remove some of the previous wax layers but not completely especially if the coat of wax was recently applied. Any paint cleaners or polishes such as Ultimate Compound or Ultimate Polish should remove the last layer of wax you applied. So if you're thinking about using the Ultimate trio to completely detail your car, then you should be fine.

John's right. The random orbital buffer will be able to apply the products just fine but it doesn't have the torque like the D/A polishers to be able to remove paint defects when using UC or UP. It's probably best to use it for your Ultimate Wax.

Ultimate Wax is a finishing wax, meaning it doesn't have cleaners in it that will remove the previous layer of wax. In addition, waxes can't really be layered. Adding a second coat of wax ensures a more even coverage and gives you a chance to cover spots you may have missed. It's not like you're going to get a thicker layer of wax by applying the second coat.