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kellyinkc
Sep 24th, 2005, 09:35 AM
Is there any threads showing pics of the proper thickness of wax?
I always wondered how thin is thin.

Kelly

Accumulator
Sep 24th, 2005, 11:16 AM
No pic, but IMO most people can't imagine how thin an application will still provide complete coverage. Somebody once explained it to me as "bonding at the molecular level".

FWIW, while I'm a bit of a fanatic about thin applications, I also seem to get pretty incredible durability out of my LSPs. I didn't get *better* durability when I applied them thicker and IMO I was just buffing off the extra LSP anyhow.

Note that to get complete coverage with thin applications, it pays to "work" the LSP a little so it gets into the microscopic (hope they're that small!) fissures/pits/etc. in the top layer of paint.

zey
Sep 24th, 2005, 10:29 PM
If you can't determine how 'thin' is thin, then just use a DA with W-9006 to apply the LSP. It's always thin enough to make buffing easy and avoiding patchy problem.

rusty bumper
Sep 25th, 2005, 08:35 AM
I like to apply my waxes just thick enough so that you can see what to wipe off after it dries.

This is easier done with a PC than by hand.