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    The secret to applying Ultimate Quik Wax

    The secret to applying Ultimate Quik Wax


    Apply to clean vehicle
    First you need to start with a clean car, you can either wash and dry the car or wipe the car clean using a mist and wipe product like Quik Detailer or Ultimate Quik Detailer.


    Use a dampened microfiber polishing cloth or wax applicator pad
    Next you mist Ultimate Quik Wax onto the surface and spread the product around using a clean, plush microfiber polishing cloth folded 4-ways, or a clean wax applicator pad and here's the secret, before starting first dampen your microfiber polishing cloth or wax applicator pad with Ultimate Quik Wax.


    Apply to entire vehicle
    Start at one section of the vehicle and continue applying Ultimate Quik Wax using your dampened applicator pad or dampened microfiber polishing cloth until the entire car is covered with a thin coating of wax.


    Allow the thin coating of Ultimate Quik Wax to flash dry.
    In normal temperatures and humidity, Ultimate Quik Wax will dry in just a few moments and will be ready to wipe off.


    Follow your path of travel
    Wipe off the dried wax by starting where you first applied the product and then follow your path of travel gently and carefully wiping the dried residue off the paint. Use a separate, clean dry microfiber polishing cloth folded 4 ways to remove the dried film of wax. Using a microfiber polishing cloth folded 4-ways provides a thick plush wiping cloth that helps to spread the pressure of your hand out over the surface of the cloth and gives you 8 sides to wipe with.


    The secret explained
    The reason a dampened cloth or applicator pad works best is because it's easier to spread out a thin liquid film if your applicator cloth is already wet or damp with the product you're trying to spread out.

    If you use a dry cloth to try to spread out a thin, liquid film then at the same time you're trying to spread the product onto the surface the dry cloth is trying to remove or absorb the product off the paint.

    Because a dry cloth absorbs liquids, trying to use a dry cloth to spread a liquid will in essence result in you fighting yourself in the process of trying to spread and leave a liquid on the paint.

    That's the secret or the correct technique for making it easy to apply a thin coating of a spray-on wax.


    Make sense?


    We hope this clarifies how to properly use Ultimate Quik Wax.


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    Re: The secret to applying Ultimate Quik Wax

    Priming the pad eh?

    Makes perfect sense, can't wait to try it, never used a spray wax before.
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    Re: The secret to applying Ultimate Quik Wax

    Nice tip!

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    Re: The secret to applying Ultimate Quik Wax

    Thanks for the heads up.
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    Re: The secret to applying Ultimate Quik Wax

    huh... you learn something new every day. I have never cared for a spray wax but I will have to give it a try with this method, maybe thats part of the problem for me? --- well that is if this tip applies to all spray waxes?
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    Re: The secret to applying Ultimate Quik Wax

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Phillips View Post
    The secret to applying Ultimate Quik Wax


    Apply to clean vehicle
    First you need to start with a clean car, you can either wash and dry the car or wipe the car clean using a mist and wipe product like Quik Detailer or Ultimate Quik Detailer.
    So can you use this while drying?
    Last edited by Jeepster04; Dec 12th, 2008 at 09:12 AM.
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    Re: The secret to applying Ultimate Quik Wax

    Quote Originally Posted by gb387 View Post
    well that is if this tip applies to all spray waxes?
    Yes as explained here,

    http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums...&threadid=3317

    Right under this picture...
    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's another way of saying the above,

    The reason trying to apply and spread-out a spray-on wax with a dry cloth doesn't work is because at the same time you're trying to spread-out the product, the dry cloth is trying to absorb the product off the paint, in essence you're fighting yourself.

    By using a cloth or applicator pad of some type of material that is pre-dampened with the same product, then because the applicator is already pre-dampened or wet with the product, it won't be trying to absorb the product you're trying to spread-out off the surface as you're trying to spread it out.

    Make sense?


    Quote Originally Posted by Jeepster04 View Post
    So can you use this while drying?
    Another way of stating that question so that everyone understands would be to say,
    Can you use this on a wet car?

    As in,

    Can you spray this on a wet car and then wipe both it and the water off at the same time?

    I have not seen the application directions for this product yet but in most cases applying a wax to a wet car is not the optimum way to use this type of product or to get best results. Best results will be achieved if you apply this product to a clean, dry finish.

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    Re: The secret to applying Ultimate Quik Wax

    where can i buy one of these ultimate quik wax? I went to walmart and all they had was quik detail

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    Re: The secret to applying Ultimate Quik Wax

    UQW isn't available at stores or online yet. It is a new 2009 product. Check out this link for more information.

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    Re: The secret to applying Ultimate Quik Wax

    I understand the process described on this thread for applying the Ultimate Quik Wax using a damp cloth.

    My question is, do you do the Mr. Miyagi circular wipes when spreading the wax or do I wipe and spread the wax in one direction? Does it matter?

    The picture above (the lady with the black car) is spreading the liquid using the "circular" motion. I was thinking of spreading the liquid by starting from the front and then to the back (in small sections of course).

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