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    costly car detailing

    interesting video from Britian, detailing an Maserati MC 12, applies wax by hand, literality.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkmZv...page=1&t=t&f=b

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    Interesting... he was washing in the direct sunlight!?!?
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    he can do whatever he wants - it's 6k pounds for the wax and people are paying for it! I'll have him come over to hand massage my rusted miata
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    Hi all,

    You probably know but just incase the £5000 for wax includes a supply for life i.e. when 1 tub is empty you just send it back and they refill it.........errrrmmm........I was going to say free of charge ..........well it doesn't cost anymore put it that way

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    PS I don't have any so if anyone has a FREE sample then I'm your man eh

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    I had heard about the wax before, but didn't know you apply it by hand. That's pretty cool.

    I'd like to see two of the same cars side by side, one detailed by the products he was using, and one by Meguiars. That would be interesting

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    Was from a program called 5th gear, the guy washes the cars using 61 steps or something silly, the cars come out looking lovely though.

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    Well, if any of you locals want to give it whirl it's made here in the colonies and it's cheaper on this side of the pond (six thousand dollars instead of pounds ).

    Rubbing it in by hand is real cute but I've seen paint that I could swirl with my fingertips. A 2-for-a-buck-ninety-nine High Tech Applicator Pad is more gentle.

    Heck, if you're spending $6k on wax you might as well splurge and use a 2-for-two-ninety-nine Even-Coat Applicator pad.


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    Some one should tell him about the gritguard and the 2 bucket technic
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    This is an example worthy of Myths & Confusion

    For the record and for what it's worth, I've used my bare hand to apply a wax to a car I machine cleaned and polished using the rotary buffer first, so the finish was absolutely clean, smooth and free of any defects. This was back in 1991 in Bellevue, Washington at a shop called, "Urban Logic".

    I did it to see what it was like as compared to what others have said and what I've read because some people/companies have recommended this method to apply their products.

    While I didn't see any real harm in the process, a soft foam applicator works better because the physics of the foam allow it to hold product inside of itself, that you can then release as you press gently against the paint as your moving the pad over the finish.

    You skin on the other hand only holds a small amount of product on the surface, [of your hand and fingers], creating a disadvantage when compared to the foam applicator pad for applying wax effectively and in a timely manner. Just my humble opinion, but given the option of applying wax by bare hand nor with a foam applicator pad, I would choose the applicator pad hands down... no pun intended...

    If you pay attention, you can feel if any abrasive particles enter into the process because of your sense of touch, so that's a real benefit but if you're working clean and using good technique then this shouldn't be a factor anyways.

    I will say that to advertise, or market your services to your customers and to tout that you apply your wax using your bare hand holds some mystique or air of elite professionalism/craftsmanship to it, (but only to the uneducated in the art of polishing paint).

    My honest opinion... no benefit at all to apply any type of wax or paint sealant using only your bare hand.

    I would take a simple, clean, soft foam wax applicator pad every time no questions asked, no doubts about the end-results.

    Of course, reading about it is second-hand knowledge, the best test is to try it yourself and get first hand knowledge on the topic and decide for yourself if there is any true benefit to applying a wax with your bare hand or if this is just a form of marketing.


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    Originally posted by BerraST
    Was from a program called 5th gear, the guy washes the cars using 61 steps or something silly, the cars come out looking lovely though.
    it sounds like its from top gear, but it is from 5th gear

    but wow i want to go and try to apply wax with my hands even though almost all meguairs waxes say that they may cause skin irratation...its worth it!
    Last edited by sneek; Apr 21st, 2006 at 12:27 PM.

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