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Mike Phillips
Oct 19th, 2004, 06:29 PM
How To Get Great Results With Meguiar's Spray Wax! (http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3316)

NXT Generation Spray Wax (http://www.meguiars.com/store_meguiars/product_detail.cfm?sku=G-128)
Quik Wax (http://www.meguiars.com/?spray-car-waxes/Quik-Wax)

Either of Meguiar's two spray wax products work excellent by restoring a deep, rich, just-waxed look to your car's finish. The trick to using a Meguiar's Spray Wax and getting great results is primarily in your application technique. It's also very important that you're applying it to a painted finish in the right condition. The right condition is a finish that is in new or like-new condition and already has a good base-coat of wax on it. This is one of the reasons we coined the term, "Booster Wax" for the front label on NXT Tech Wax. The idea behind the term is to imply that Meguiar's Spray Waxes are product to be used on finishes that already have wax protection, not on neglected finishes in need of claying, cleaning and polishing.

When used on finishes already in great shape, either of Meguiar's spray waxes in the automotive lines will quickly and easily add a deep, wet shine and restore that just waxed look in most cases faster than you can apply and remove a traditional paste or liquid wax. This is partially because this is a very thin product that wipes on and spreads out easily, and also because properly applied to the correct condition finish, it wipes of very easily and quickly with a premium quality microfiber polishing cloth or 100% cotton, terry cloth towel.

There are two ways to apply a spray wax, both work equally well.

1) - Applying with a foam wax applicator pad

Basically, what you do is to take a clean, foam wax applicator pad, such as Meguiar's Hi-Tech Applicator Pad (http://www.meguiars.com/store_meguiars/product_detail.cfm?sku=W-00)

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/649/X3070_SoftFoamApplicator.jpg

and mist some wax on to one side of the pad to moisten it with wax. Then apply the spray wax like you would any other wax covering the car with uniform, overlapping motions. You only need a thin coating.

If you start at one corner of your car, and then go around the car till you end up where you started, you can then begin removing the wax following the path in which you applied it.


Here's my daughter spraying NXT Tech Wax onto a foam applicator pad,

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2SprayingNXTSprayWax.jpg

Here she is applying the Spray Wax with the foam applicator pad,

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2SpreadingNXTSprayWax1.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2SpreadingNXTSprayWax2.jpg

If she can do this on black paint, anyone can do it.

After applying a thin coating of the NXT Spray Wax, she removes it using a fresh, clean, dry Meguiar's Ultimate Wipe (http://www.meguiars.com/store_meguiars/product_detail.cfm?sku=M-9)

http://www.meguiars.com/estore/images/product_m9.gif

I usually use two Ultimate Wipes with one in each hand.


http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2RemovingNXTSprayWax.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2RemovingNXTSprayWax2.jpg

It's quick and easy, but it takes applying and removing it a few times to become experienced and good at it. It was getting dark so I didn't get any after photo's but we have used this product so much since purchasing the Pilot that I can assure you, it always comes out looking great!



2) - Applying with a microfiber polishing cloth


Another method of applying a Meguiar's Spray wax is to apply it using a microfiber polishing cloth. Here's my daughter misting some NXT Tech Wax onto a clean, folded Ultimate Wipe. The trick to making this technique work is only using one side of your folded microfiber polishing cloth to apply the NXT Spray Wax over the entire car.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2SprayingNXTTechWaxUW.jpg

First she moistens one side of an Ultimate Wipe and then she can either spray some NXT Spray Wax onto the finish, or continue to spray some onto this same side of the Ultimate Wipe as she works her way around the Pilot.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2SpreadingNXTTechWaxUP1.jpg

The reason this method works is because once you have dampened one side with wax, you now have a wax-moistened surface that spreads and applies wax like the foam applicator pad. If you try to continually switch to a new, dry side, the cloth will tend to adsorb your product while your trying to spread it out and thus you will feel like you're fighting yourself while trying to spread the product out.

Here is what a thin coating applied over the entire finish looks like,

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2ThinCoatingofSprayWax-med.jpg

Then, after applying to the entire finish, you can start removing the wax where you first started applying the wax and follow your path of travel.

Hope this helps...

Mike

p.s.

Click here to ask questions or add your comments about using Meguiar's Spray Waxes... (http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=3317)

Chris Nemlich
Oct 20th, 2004, 09:18 AM
Nice write-up Mike! I am sure it will be very helpful!

I will make sure to type up the snippet for it and add it to the site at some point today.

Chris

Lt1Corvette
Oct 20th, 2004, 04:59 PM
Great write up as usual Mike.
I tried the booster wax a few days ago following the directions on the back. Spraying it on the car then spreading. That was a nightmare. I am still trying to get the wax off in some places. I'll have to give it another go with this technique.

PS: Is this how you punish your kids. Came home past her curfew. Punishment: Waxing the pilot!:D :D

Mike Phillips
Oct 21st, 2004, 12:05 PM
Someone sent me a PM, (Private Message), asking me,

"Mike, what is the advantage of using NXT Spray Wax instead of applying an actual coat of the NXT Tech Wax?"

(I answered this question in another thread on this topic, so I'm going to just copy and paste it here)

Time, ease of use and above all convenience. (for me, your mileage may vary)

I have found with that when it comes to NXT Spray Wax, (or any spray wax), there are two camps,
1. People that like it
2. People that don't.
I'm in the first camp, I like it, but it takes a little experience from using it and little technique to use it correctly and get great results.

I can wash my Pilot, or my 73 Blazer, and quickly go over the entire car applying the spray wax and then quickly remove it, and it looks like I just spent hours waxing my car. It is faster than applying a normal coat of wax once you have a little experience with the product and acquire a little technique from that experience.

For some people, they would prefer to apply a regular coat of wax. One of our forum members, Mosca, has said in the past that he can apply a normal coat of Tech Wax, (or any wax), to his Miata and remove it just as fast as he could apply the Spray Wax. A Miata is a small car, with with an uncomplicated body style that lends itself to well to quickly wiping on and removing wax. Tom also is an experienced and skilled enthusiast having been involved in the car hobby and auto industry for most of his life.

The Honda Pilot, like a lot of S.U.V.s, is larger than a Miata and has a more complicated body style.

I can definitely apply a coat of NXT Spray Wax and remove it much faster on the Pilot than I can apply and remove a normal coat of Tech Wax. For me it's faster and the Pilot with it's blue metallic black paint comes out looking awesome!

Two camps.
I think whether a person likes using a spray wax or not depends upon their skill and experience with using the product and to some degree the car they are working on. I have posted the techniques for using a Meguiar's spray wax numerous times and on numerous forums and I have seen people that have posted negative experiences come back and post, or PM me, that after using our spray wax on the right condition paint and using one of the techniques I have outlined in this thread, that they now like the product. Like me, they like the results the spray wax delivers for the time and energy they expend to use it.

Hopefully with this how to article, the first camp I listed will grow and the second camp of people will shrink! ;)

Mike

Mosca
Oct 22nd, 2004, 07:41 PM
True, I have said that I can wax the car as quickly as I can quick wax it; but it is also true that if you stick with it, you can master the technique and get real benefit, even with a car like a Miata.

See this thread (http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=2938) for my description of using NXT Booster Wax.

Part of the secret, of course, is yourself. If you work in a relaxed and methodical manner, then there's almost no difference in the time. It's easier to apply and remove a spray wax quickly, but you also have to want to do it; you can do it at the same pace as a regular waxing, if you want to. You can make it slow, or you can make it quick. But you can't make the regular wax quick.

The quick waxes go on faster (not requiring any working into the paint), set up in less time (5 minutes rather than 20) and come off easier (especially so when using 2 mf towels, one in each hand). But, you can work them into the paint, let them set up for 20 minutes, and wipe them off slowly with one towel, too, if that's your nature.


Tom

Airborne Ranger
Nov 2nd, 2004, 07:28 PM
Yea Mike c'mon dude, come home alittle late because the cell phone died,,,,,,no just playing man;)

Anyway, I learn something new everytime I browse this forum, I kid you not. I didn't even know there was some technique to apply spray wax?? I thought you just spray it, smear it and buff it.

I wonder if you could apply nxt spray wax with a PC?? maybe on speed 2 with a w-9006 pad?? Will spray wax provide enough lube between the pad and paint to not instill swirls?? One would think if this is possible and if there's a technique to it, the pc would not instill swirls provided there sufficient lube from the spray wax itself and the product would be evenly spread across the vehicle. Just a thought to ponder,,,,,,AR

cwcad
Nov 13th, 2004, 04:19 AM
i have just purchased meguiars booster wax and have finished the first application in record time. i read the directions on the bottle but decided to use a mf towel and spray some on that instead of on the car. it went on quickly and wiped off easily. i already had a good base with FMJ and P21s so the booster wax is just what i needed. can only say if it last as long as the ease of application mequiars has a winner in the booster wax .

just one dissapointment. the spray nozzel was a weak point. it sprayed out in small gobs. did not matter in this application ... i guess. but have been using the spray nozzel from the quick detail spray and i guess i am just spoiled. maybe it is the formulation of the wax that makes it that way....?

Scottwax
Nov 20th, 2004, 11:00 AM
Thanks for the write up, Mike. I still prefer using the NXT wax though, I am usually not in that much of a hurry that I do quickie jobs. Might be good as maybe a $10-20 add-on for my weekly wash customers about halfway through their wax job's useful life. I just need to get the hang of using the spray a little better.

Sccrdq
Dec 1st, 2004, 05:20 PM
great write up!!

quick question though..
if i used nxt on my car, does it matter which quick spray i use on it or what if i used a wax on the car?? can i switch around between the two sprays?? (i have both bottles :D )

thanks

Tim Lingor
Dec 1st, 2004, 05:38 PM
Hey,

Which two spray waxes are you referring to? The NXT Spray Wax and the Quik Wax???:confused:

Tim

Mike Phillips
Dec 1st, 2004, 06:03 PM
Originally posted by Sccrdq
great write up!!

quick question though..
if i used NXT on my car, does it matter which quick spray i use on it or what if i used a wax on the car?? can i switch around between the two sprays?? (i have both bottles :D )

thanks

It's just personal choice, both products will work fine over the NXT Tech Wax. The difference between the two products is this, the NXT Spray Wax is all synthetic ingredients, while the Meguiar's Quik Wax contains Carnauba wax in the formula.

Sccrdq
Dec 1st, 2004, 06:44 PM
oh shoot!!

sorry tim my baaad~ :wall:
yes the two sprays i was refering to are nxt and quick wax :cool:

Gene

Tim Lingor
Dec 1st, 2004, 07:45 PM
Hey Gene,

That is what I figured! :) As Mike said, either one works great over NXT Tech Wax, IMHO! :)

Tim

tguil
Dec 5th, 2004, 04:46 AM
I sustituted a terry covered foam pad for the Tech wax foam pad. It was easier for me to handle and allowed me to lay down a nice thin coat of the Booster.

Tom :cool:

Mike Phillips
Dec 6th, 2004, 05:24 AM
Originally posted by tguil
I substituted a terry covered foam pad for the Tech wax foam pad. It was easier for me to handle and allowed me to lay down a nice thin coat of the Booster.

Tom :cool:

Possibly starting as soon as January, many of our new accessory line products will become available. I think this new product will work very well with our spray waxes...

EVEN-COAT APPLICATOR PAD 2-PACK

Unique Quality Features

· The ultimate tool for truly even application of any wax, producing unsurpassed mirror-like results.
· Specialized microfiber material produces unsurpassed results when applying wax or protectant.
· Ideally sized for long-term comfort.
· Washable and reusable.

X3080
Suggested Retail Price $2.99

The quick, comfortable, and effective way to apply wax.

http://www.showcarshine.com/accessories_files/X3080.jpg

tguil
Dec 18th, 2004, 12:56 PM
I applied NXT Spray Booster today -- about 42 degrees in the garage. It went on fine -- a thin even coat applied with a terry foam pad. It was a real pain in the butt to remove -- by hand with microfiber polishing cloths. I let it set up for about 1/2 hour before starting to remove it. I would have been better off applying and removing another layer of Tec Wax with my pc. It would have been easier and faster.

I hope that the "boost" that the Spray Booster is supposed to give is worth it. Mike, how much "boost" does this product have?

I think that I have a sort of "love/hate" relationship with the Spray Booster. I am really ready for the NXT QD.

Tom:cool:

Tim Lingor
Dec 18th, 2004, 01:45 PM
Hi Tom,

Perhaps the temperature was a little cool or the humidity was a little higher? There could be many variables at play.

I have found that the added boost is really worth it. Though, I have not tried the NXT Spray since it has turned cold outside. Also, I do not leave it on that long however. I tend to apply and remove at a much faster interval.

Happy Holidays!! :)

Tim

Mike Phillips
Dec 18th, 2004, 02:32 PM
Originally posted by tguil
I hope that the "boost" that the Spray Booster is supposed to give is worth it. Mike, how much "boost" does this product have?

The boost that the Spray Wax offers isn't so much to go above and beyond the results that Tech Wax creates, it's to restore the look that Tech Wax, (or any wax), created immediately after you applied it the last time.

NXT Spray Wax and Meguiar's Quik Wax restores that "Just waxed look". That's how it boosts, it restores the just waxed look your previously had after waxing. It's a product that you use in-between regular applications of a normal coat of wax.

We coined the term Booster Wax and wrote the label copy in a way to try to educate people that this product isn't a wax you apply to a car that doesn't already have a good coat of wax on it. This comes from the experience a person described on another forum over a year ago. They tried the Meguiar's' Quik Wax on a car with a neglected finish and then complained that the product didn't work.

Well our spray waxes are not intended to restore neglected finishes, they are intended to be used on finishes in excellent condition that already have a good base coat of wax on them. This means, new cars that have been waxed, or older cars that have been clayed, cleaned, polished and waxed.

The term booster wax was a term chosen to try to avoid having people think this wax can be applied to a Ford Taurus that has sat outside for 3-5 years and never been waxed. It's not that kind of product.

As far as the wipe off goes, you wipe it off immediately after it hazes. For most people this is only a few minutes. I personally apply to the entire car and then follow my path of application, (POA, a new acronym for the Alcyone list!), and remove it.

Also, I have noticed when the temperature drops, it does seem to be more difficult to remove.

Hope this helps...

Mike

tguil
Dec 18th, 2004, 04:22 PM
Thanks, Mike and Tim.

I thought that the temperature might have something to do with it. Also the humidity was pretty high. I washed my truck outside and dried it inside, the floor was pretty damp.

Next time, I'll not wait so long to remove Spray Booster.

The truck itself has an ample of amount of Tech Wax on it. Really more than ample. :D

Tom :cool:

Mike Phillips
Dec 18th, 2004, 04:26 PM
Originally posted by tguil
Thanks, Mike and Tim.

I thought that the temperature might have something to do with it. Also the humidity was pretty high. I washed my truck outside and dried it inside, the floor was pretty damp.

The truck itself has an ample of amount of Tech Wax on it. Really more than ample. :D

Tom :cool:

If I have time tomorrow, I'm going to wash and wax the Pilot tomorrow. I'm going to try the new Even Coat Applicator (http://meguiars.com/newproducts05/accessoryproduct_page.cfm?SKU=X-3080) to apply the NXT Spray Wax to see how well it performs for applying spray waxes.

http://www.showcarshine.com/accessories_files/X3080.jpg

I'll check the temperature when I apply it and pay attention to the removal process.

Mike

Mike Phillips
Dec 21st, 2004, 05:36 PM
Originally posted by Mike Phillips
If I have time tomorrow, I'm going to wash and wax the Pilot tomorrow. I'm going to try the new Even Coat Applicator (http://meguiars.com/newproducts05/accessoryproduct_page.cfm?SKU=X-3080) to apply the NXT Spray Wax to see how well it performs for applying spray waxes.

http://www.showcarshine.com/accessories_files/X3080.jpg

I'll check the temperature when I apply it and pay attention to the removal process.

Mike

Done.

Read about it here...

Using the new Even Coat Microfiber Applicator to apply NXT Spray Wax (http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=4167)

Mike

SprintKing
Jan 1st, 2005, 07:24 PM
Mike .... are there and paint protective properties in the nxt spray or is it purely a visual shine thing? I know its a broad kind of question with many variables but would an application of the nxt spray benefit even if only applied every 3 to 4 weeks after a wash?

Mike Phillips
Jan 1st, 2005, 07:32 PM
Originally posted by SprintKing
Mike .... are there any paint protective properties in the NXT spray or is it purely a visual shine thing? I know its a broad kind of question with many variables but would an application of the NXT spray benefit even if only applied every 3 to 4 weeks after a wash?

Yes, there are paint protection ingredients in all Meguiar's spray waxes.

Mike

ooikl
Jul 4th, 2005, 08:15 PM
Hi Mike,

1 stupid question... :wall: :wall:

For the usage of Meguiar's Hi-Tech Applicator Pad, which side should face up during applying wax?
The side with Meguiar's facing up and next side with the wax for applying?
Or both side also can be use?

Thanks.

zey
Jul 5th, 2005, 12:23 AM
ooikl, you may use both sides of the foam pad.

Mike Phillips
Jul 5th, 2005, 03:49 AM
Originally posted by ooikl
Hi Mike,

1 stupid question... :wall: :wall:

For the usage of Meguiar's Hi-Tech Applicator Pad, which side should face up during applying wax?
The side with Meguiar's facing up and next side with the wax for applying?
Or both side also can be use?

Thanks.

You can use either side of the pad as both sides are soft, open cell foam. A Best Practice, is to alway use one only side of any applicator throughout the application process especially when applying any paint cleaners, cleaner/polishes or cleaner/waxes. For this reason the side with the Meguiar's imprint serves as an indicator as to which side is you non-use side thus indicating to you the side that is the side you're using.

Throughout any application process always turn the pad over and inspect the working surface for contaminants and if discovered either remove them, wash the pad or substitute a fresh, clean applicator pad.

Love My Ride
Jul 5th, 2005, 11:19 AM
Will the NXT spray give me better results after wash (Deep Crystal), ColorX, 2 coats of GC liquid wax? I did this to my car and my girlfriends G35 (both black). If the spray will help, i'll pick it up and apply it this weekend.

Looking forward to trying it.

Mike Phillips
Jul 5th, 2005, 12:33 PM
Originally posted by Love My Ride
Will the NXT spray give me better results after wash (Deep Crystal), ColorX, 2 coats of GC liquid wax? I did this to my car and my girlfriends G35 (both black). If the spray will help, I'll pick it up and apply it this weekend.

Looking forward to trying it.

A spray wax is a maintenance product that you use in-between normal applications of wax, not a substitute for a normal coat of wax.

You would use a spray wax after you did the things you listed to start with i.e.


(Deep Crystal),
ColorX
2 coats of GC liquid wax?

That is, once you done the above, there's no reason to now add a spray wax as it more than likely will not improve upon the the results of t coats of Gold Class wax.

However, the next time you wash either of the cars, instead of going through the above process of applying another coat of Gold Class Wax, you could instead apply a quick, thin coat of a spray wax and it will restore the finish to look like you just applied the Gold Class again. Or at least that's how it's supposed to work.

I have really good luck with both Meguiar's' spray-on waxes on our black Pilot and even on my old 73 Blazer with a Maaco paint job.

zey
Jul 5th, 2005, 08:41 PM
Mike, if I'm a user of #16, can I apply NXT Spray Wax weekly on it?

Mike Phillips
Jul 5th, 2005, 09:20 PM
Originally posted by zey
Mike, if I'm a user of #16, can I apply NXT Spray Wax weekly on it?

I don't know, although I've never tried that combination I don't see why you couldn't. Give it a try.

msmarcus
Jul 6th, 2005, 02:49 AM
I agree with Mike about the two camps on these products. I was in the "Don't Like" camp originally. Mainly because I saw them as Spray Wax. When I sprayed them, they got everywhere and were a lot of trouble to get off. I just about pitched the stuff, but I knew that Meguiars stuff always does what it says it will do, so I used the spray on a microfiber method. All I could say then was ...WOW.... I think that they (NXT Spray Wax) actually gives a higher gloss than several coats of NXT. Very nice for that just waxed look without the couple hours to wax my truck. I can spray wax them in about 20 minutes and the look is great.

Definately in the "LOVE" camp now!

TKDDAD
Jul 6th, 2005, 03:27 AM
Booster Wax sounds great !...I have a sort of related question...when you use a microfiber towel for something like this, do you wash it with your other towels or keep them seperate...I'm always confused about how to wash the towels I use for windows, wax removal etc etc...can you throw them all in the same load ?...weird question perhaps but it's something I'm just not sure of...

janicekoh
Aug 22nd, 2005, 07:21 PM
if u keep adding the spray wax (booster) on top of your normal tech wax lets say twice a week after every wash, then for how long i have to wait until i do the whole re-wax again? (clay, clean, polish, wax)? or can i just add a tech wax above it?

will the wax layer gets thicker n thicker from the addition of spray wax?

Mark2
Aug 22nd, 2005, 07:42 PM
I tried the spraywax yesterday and I really like how it works. I applied two coats of NXT about two weeks ago and the spraywax really gave the just waxed look back.
It's so easy to use, I applied it with an Evencoat Applicator MF pad and it fits right in my hand. :xyxthumbs

janicekoh
Aug 22nd, 2005, 08:02 PM
Originally posted by Mark2
I tried the spraywax yesterday and I really like how it works. I applied two coats of NXT about two weeks ago and the spraywax really gave the just waxed look back.
It's so easy to use, I applied it with an Evencoat Applicator MF pad and it fits right in my hand. :xyxthumbs

can u actually apply spray wax after two weeks of proper wax? wouldnt there be contaminants bond to your paint?

roushstage2
Aug 22nd, 2005, 08:25 PM
Originally posted by janicekoh
can u actually apply spray wax after two weeks of proper wax? wouldnt there be contaminants bond to your paint?

Yes. If you couldn't, that would kind of defeat the purpose of it.

Mark2
Aug 23rd, 2005, 12:21 AM
janicekoh: You of course have to wash the car before applying it. I have washed the car four times in two weeks and it still looked really good. But the spray wax gave it back that "just waxed look".:coolgleam

janicekoh
Aug 23rd, 2005, 05:39 PM
Originally posted by Mark2
janicekoh: You of course have to wash the car before applying it. I have washed the car four times in two weeks and it still looked really good. But the spray wax gave it back that "just waxed look".:coolgleam

i wash my car 4 times in 2 weeks too..but the main concern is, after the wash, is it clean enough to do the wax? i think i read somewhere which says that before u wax u need to clean the paint or polish it..just afraid that i might rub some particles when i use the spray wax and create swirl marks..

zey
Aug 23rd, 2005, 06:01 PM
janicekoh, first of all, do you feel your paint is smooth? If it's smooth, and the paint has very little amount of swirls/scratches, then you may proceed to apply the Spray Wax. If it's not, you can try to use either of the following paint cleaners:

1) Medallion Premium Paint Cleaner

2) Deep Crystal Step 1: Paint Cleaner

3) Clearcoat Body Scrub

janicekoh
Aug 23rd, 2005, 10:28 PM
Originally posted by zey
janicekoh, first of all, do you feel your paint is smooth? If it's smooth, and the paint has very little amount of swirls/scratches, then you may proceed to apply the Spray Wax. If it's not, you can try to use either of the following paint cleaners:

1) Medallion Premium Paint Cleaner

2) Deep Crystal Step 1: Paint Cleaner

3) Clearcoat Body Scrub

well..i felt that is is really smooth..like glass..but at certain areas like the hood, it felt smooth but with a bit of dust feeling (even though directly after wash)...so if i proceed with deep crystal step 1 paint cleaner,
do i have to polish it after that?
or apply the spray wax straight?
or apply 2 layer of tech wax? then later followed by spray wax?

thanks....

zey
Aug 23rd, 2005, 10:33 PM
If you feel the paint is abit rough, then please proceed with claying. After that, apply the Deep Crystal Step 1 Paint Cleaner. It depends on what colour is your car, if it's black or red, maybe you want to add in a layer of Deep Crystal Step 2 Polish to add the depth of colour. Lastly, seal it up with 2 layers of NXT Tech Wax, each layer applied 12 hours apart. Maintain the paintwork weekly by applying Spray Wax after the car wash.

janicekoh
Aug 24th, 2005, 03:03 PM
Originally posted by janicekoh
if u keep adding the spray wax (booster) on top of your normal tech wax lets say twice a week after every wash, then for how long i have to wait until i do the whole re-wax again? (clay, clean, polish, wax)? or can i just add a tech wax above it?

will the wax layer gets thicker n thicker from the addition of spray wax?

can someone pls help me on the above questions??:bow

Blr123
Aug 25th, 2005, 12:03 AM
Morning all, hello Janice,

I'm also newish to detailing but I have seen a number of threads all saying the same thing, basically it depends on the conditions in and around the area where you live.

I will be applying a spray wax booster once a week and I expect to do a full detail including clay every 4months or so.

Best way is to inspect you paintwork rubbing your hand lightly over the paint particularly behind the wheel arches, if it feels gritty then it's time to clay.

Also using wax twice a week may well build up the wax coating but wax wears off it's a sacraficial coating but as I say depending on the conditions in your area doing it twice a week may well build that coating up.

I think this is about rite.

Bryan

zey
Aug 25th, 2005, 04:52 AM
Blr123, the environment which Janice and I live are...

Temperature: 22C (Night) - 34C (Day)
Weather: Tropical (Rain/Sun)
Average Rain Water pH: <4.4

Basically wax wears off quickly after several rain fall, followed by strong sun light. It'll be good to wax the car at least once every month, and apply spray wax once every week.

Blr123
Aug 25th, 2005, 05:18 AM
Hello Zey & Janice,

I think you may well correct, I might be temted to use the Spray Wax twice a week myself if I were FORTUNATE enough :xyxthumbs to live in this type of climate, for all the time it takes.

I'm sure some of the more experienced detailers will along shortly with cofirmation or additional information.

Bryan

zey
Aug 25th, 2005, 05:31 AM
Blr123, the daytime temperature here is very unforgiving. Especially when we leave our car outdoor under the sun, any contaminants such as bird poo, industrial fallout or tree sap will etch into the clearcoat quickly. Ideally, we should wash our car daily to preserve the smoothness of the clearcoat. But in reality, it's very tiring to perform daily wash. We have more oxidation problems here compared to UK.

Mike Phillips
Aug 25th, 2005, 07:05 AM
Originally posted by janicekoh
if u keep adding the spray wax (booster) on top of your normal tech wax lets say twice a week after every wash, then for how long i have to wait until i do the whole re-wax again? (clay, clean, polish, wax)? or can i just add a tech wax above it?

You can just add Tech Wax to whatever is already there.


will the wax layer gets thicker n thicker from the addition of spray wax?

Until it reaches the point of diminishing returns. Remember wax is a sacrificial barrier, it wears off, the least of anyones' worries should be "Do I have too much wax protection", it's usually the opposite.

Read this...

Meguiar's 5-Step Paint Care Cycle (http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=2409)

Achilles
Jan 11th, 2006, 05:55 AM
Hi,

I would like to know if there's difference between this two product.

I've collected by car couple of weeks back. Since I'm in hot tropical country, the weather here is humid.Lately, this car is subject to daily torrents of rain...almost everyday.

Should I use NXT Tech Wax or Spray Wax?

Also, I would like to restore my windscreen smoothness. I notice there's noise produced when the windscreen swiping action. Is it because the windscreen is too high friction or resistance or my wiper is not install properly.


Appreciate your kind and prompt reply.

Thank you so much. I've already believe into Meguiars before making my 1st purchase of your product.

Cheers!

zey
Jan 11th, 2006, 06:02 AM
Hi Archilles, :welcome to MOL! Since we experience the same weather, I would say that you should lay 2 layers of NXT Tech Wax first as a foundation. After that, maintain it weekly with NXT Spray Wax. You may want to try to clay your windscreen to see if the smoothness is improved.

Achilles
Jan 11th, 2006, 06:20 AM
Hi zey!

Thanks for your prompt reply. Appreciate that!

Any tips or technique on how I could do the claything on my windscreen?

There's no scratch or dent on my windscreen....just find it's not smooth when the wipers are in action. Can hear the "squaking" sound.

My sales technician told me new vehicle is like that or common to have such scenario.

My car is less than 3 weeks old. I'm just surprise after a few days of using the windscreen wipers, the windscreen as a clear define sweep area marking formed.

Is it normal to have such marking.....which I would think so. Possible to restore back to original or I should take care later?

Feel free to give me your suggestion and tips. Thanks a lot.

Cheers!

cherrycougar
Nov 18th, 2006, 01:18 PM
Thanks to everyone for the comments on this product.

I've used NXT Spray wax a couple of times and this will sum it up. I have a 1/3 of a bottle of NXT liquid and I will not be using it since I'm afraid it will dull the finish on my car. That might sound crazy but that's how much better I find the spray than the liquid. It doesn't restore the freshly waxed look it takes it to another level that wasn't even possible or imaginable. I'm not sure why other folks aren't finding this and maybe it's because I had a mother lode of wax protection before I used the spray. All I can say is NXT spray is da bomb for me at least and I wouldn't ever think of letting anything else from Meguiars or anybody else touch my car again :D

I spray the sucker liberally directly on the car and immediately smear it in which works great. I let it dry to a haze with the time depending on the temperature as others have said. It comes off like a dream and is easier to use than any paste or liquid. A quick buff later and you're ready to admire the ultimate in deep gloss.

I was a huge fan of NXT liquid but this stuff is for me on a whole other level.

ment
Oct 18th, 2008, 04:53 PM
sadly i am one of those that really didnt appreciate nxt tech spray wax. On a just-washed-and-dried car, when i do your method 1 or 2. It always is more difficult to cleanly and easily remove wax residues and streaks. I dunno why. I have an easier time working with liquid wax even by hand applications.

The only time i appreciated using tech spray wax is when i finished washing the car and spraying it over the wet panel and spreading it using my mf drying towel. Its easier to remove the wax cleanly this way. And It cuts my wash and wax time by 30mins. and i burn lesser calories hahaha. I love my calories

So. . . . Im donating my tech spray wax, and my nxt paste wax (the most easiest to remove paste wax i have ever used. And it last long) to my brother. As i am so inlove with my meguiars gold class liquid wax, and my latest baby nxt 2.0 liquid wax :)

Truly, its not the product. Its the guy using the product

Black Bart
Oct 19th, 2008, 05:57 AM
Well I'm in Mikes #2 camp I bought 2 bottles of the spray wax and they have been sitting on the self for two years.
If I do as some say they do spray it on the car, I made that mistake the first time that I used it and it took a Long time to get the white residue out of all the cracks and crevices..:wall2

I can put on a coat of NXT 2.0 nearly as fast and have more protection.
The carnuba spray wax will not give the lasting protection that a sealant will so you will need to use more often so how much time does it save.