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    correct way to wax

    Could someone tell me the correct way to apply and remove wax.
    I have allways used a cicrcular pattern and have recently read
    that this is wrong. Please help!
    Kendall

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    Re: correct way to wax

    Originally posted by KENDALL
    Could someone tell me the correct way to apply and remove wax.
    I have allways used a cicrcular pattern and have recently read
    that this is wrong. Please help!
    WELCOME TO MOL!!!! You're going to find tons of information here.

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    I UNDERSTAND the 5 step process. My questions is what is the proper procedure for applying and removing WAX?
    Kendall

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    KENDALL- It really is about as simple as you might've suspected

    Ensure that your application and removal media is nonabrasive.

    Apply the wax nice and thin; most people use a *lot* more wax than is necessary, which is both wasteful and likely to cause trouble when removing. Apply it so thinly that you can barely see it on the panels.

    Don't worry about the direction when you apply. As long as you're not marring the finish (that's why you oughta test your application media) you won't cause any scratches/etc. so the direction won't matter.

    (If you cause scratches, straight ones are a bit less noticeable. That's where the "use straight lines" stuff comes from. Better, IMO, to just not scratch it in the first place, then it won't matter).

    Note that the PC/G-100 moves in numerous different directions ("random orbital") and it's great for applying wax. Similarly, your hand can move in different directions too.

    Just move it however you find it comfortable.

    Let the wax dry to a haze.

    Buff it off with the removal media.
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    oh sorry i thought you were starting from scratch.

    and remember when you BUFF OFF THE WAX, do it in SLOW ARM MOVEMENTS not fast movements like you're trying to 'put out a fire'

    better results come from slow arm movements.

    and use a Micro Fiber to buff off the wax if you are doing it by hand and another MF for the final buff.

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    Thanks!
    I have been serious about my cars looking good for a long time.
    I only have my experieance to go by. It's great to learn what works for other people. Thanks again.
    Kendall

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