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    Question Hand Waxing Vs. Machine Waxing

    What is more efficient and has a better shine if used by a professional ?

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    Hi SPEED_DEMON,

    Seeing how this is your first post... Welcome to Meguiar's Online!

    The machine applied product will always outperform and out appear the hand applied product.

    Machines don't get tired or loose enthusiasm, your hands will. You hands basically equal 4 pressure points pushing down on a pad where a machine will evenly distribute force over a later surface area.
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    Re: Hand Waxing Vs. Machine Waxing

    Originally posted by SPEED_DEMON
    What is more efficient and has a better shine if used by a professional ?


    I can speak for a PC first hand (professional or not) ...

    I have had my polisher for several years now and until I bought it I was getting "OK" results. The PC has given FAR better results... deeper/wetter/all around better looking. With a PC you can apply a cleaner then polish then wax in the time it will take you to do one step by hand.
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    gb387 is right. The results are amazing. There really isnt much comparison. Also, if there are and swirls or defects in the paint, you can get them out 100 times easier and with better results as well. I have used mine about 10 times now and it paid for itself after the first one.

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    Yep, a machine is far better at providing a richness, a liquid look and gloss to the paint that hand application simply can not match!

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    If I use W-9006 finishing pad and run my rotary at 600rpm to apply NXT Tech Wax, will I thin out my paintwork after some time?

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    Originally posted by zey
    If I use W-9006 finishing pad and run my rotary at 600rpm to apply NXT Tech Wax, will I thin out my paintwork after some time?
    I typically use a pc to apply wax at a low rpm to put a uniform coat of wax on the vehicle. I use a rotary for those times when paint needs repairing or when a rotary is the only tool that will accomplish the job. 90% of the time, a pc with the right Meg's pads and products will complete the job.
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    Originally posted by zey
    If I use W-9006 finishing pad and run my rotary at 600rpm to apply NXT Tech Wax, will I thin out my paintwork after some time?
    Meguiar's NXT Wax is not designed to be used with a rotary buffer.

    Though the actual amount may be minimal, at even 600 rpm, the rotary's direct drive nature will place more wear on the finish than a PC at higher speeds, IMHO.

    I use the rotary 90% of the time, but I always finish with the PC for my Last Step Products.

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    I've taken to applying my first coat of NXT via PC and the second coat, a day later, by hand. I believe I get a better look doing it this way but appearance is highly subjective and I'm an old school guy anyway. Hand application is my therapy.

    There is no doubt that a PC applies a much more even, uniform coating.

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    I just feel like I become "one with the boat" when I do it all by hand. The fact that I don't have a clue on how to use a buffer may be part of it, but it's a lot of "Zen" work, doing it by hand. The only time it gets frustrating is when the boat's finish is so far gone, that a buffer is the only way to help it. And until Scott Clarke can come up here to show me how to use one, I have a couple boats that I can't even touch.
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