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    How To Break-in a New Can of M16

    How To Break-in a New Can of M16

    Often times the wax in a brand new can of M16 will have an irregular surface. Because you're not supposed to scoop this wax out of the can but instead spin your wax applicator against the surface of the wax in the can you need a flat surface. So the first thing you do when you open a brand new can of M16 is to "Break-in the can of wax".

    To do this, take your clean wax applicator pad and basically push/smoosh any high points down and then use the applicator pad to smooth out the top surface of the wax by agitating/spinning your applicator against it until it's flat.




    Note the uplifted and irregular surface of the wax which is normal.




    Smash down any high points and then smooth out the surface till it's as flat as you can get it.



    Now your can of wax is ready to use!



    When you go to remove wax from the can, spin your applicator on the top surface focusing on the outer edges while at the same time spinning or rotating the can with your other hand.

    Spinning your applicator against the hard wax will liquefy it enough to allow some wax to seep into your applicator pad.

    Spinning or rotating the can at the same time with your other hand will enable you to take the wax down evenly across the surface instead of removing more wax out of the center producing a cone-shape in the center. The better you can keep the surface flat the easier it will be to remove the wax out of the can over time until you get towards the bottom of the can.





    (Sorry about the grease stained hands, been doing some car guy projects on my days off and it's hard to clean all the blackened grunge completely off the surface and out of the pores)
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    Re: How To Break-in a New Can of M16

    Well seeing as that can has been exposed to grease, might as well just send it my way. You know the address...

    Nice write-up!

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    Re: How To Break-in a New Can of M16

    With so many threads about M16, why doesn't Meguiar's start making the product again?

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    Re: How To Break-in a New Can of M16

    Quote Originally Posted by ColonelCash View Post
    With so many threads about M16, why doesn't Meguiar's start making the product again?
    It wasn't their choice to stop making it, new rules came about and M16 didn't meet those requirements.

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    Re: How To Break-in a New Can of M16

    cool tip! this applies to all other paste waxes right?

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    Re: How To Break-in a New Can of M16

    Quote Originally Posted by mujjuman View Post
    cool tip! this applies to all other paste waxes right?
    Anything new made by Meguiar's, can't speak for other waxes but it should work if the paste wax is hard in the can.

    If it's soft like cooking shortening/Crisco or soft butter then you pretty much have to scoop it out of the can and spread it out.

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    Re: How To Break-in a New Can of M16

    I usually use my finger to smooth the wax out, body heat seems to make the wax melt, then whatever is stuck to my finger, I wipe on the pad.

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    Re: How To Break-in a New Can of M16

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Phillips View Post
    If it's soft like cooking shortening/Crisco or soft butter then you pretty much have to scoop it out of the can and spread it out.

    My can looks like this.
    r. b.

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    Re: How To Break-in a New Can of M16

    Where in God's green earth do I get this M16 everyone is talking so highly about? I have looked high and low and could not track down a P# or any place that is selling it. Did Meguiar's discontinue this product and if so, what is the replacement?

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    Re: How To Break-in a New Can of M16

    M16 is still produced, but is unable to be sold in the USA, due to VOC regulations. There are some Canadian sellers on eBay who offer it, or you can put a "wanted" post here in the forum. That's how I get mine.

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