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    I do not know if many of you have this issue, but for those who do I am going to throw this out there as a thought piece. Now I know the general answer would be not to be as heavy handed when applying wax to a car. I would agree that would be what everyone should aim for but in the end this way works really good as well.

    Most of you may have aquired one of these 30$ cheapo buffers from Autozone or where ever. The ones that use the bonnet and have no variable speed and not enough.

    Well I got one of those last year and really the only purpous was to spread wax product. I use it even for Show Car Glaze.

    Recently I washed 2 cars, both clayed, and prepped for wax. I took some NXT 2.0 (Liquid). primed the bonnet and then put a nickle to quarter sized amount of wax in a cirvular motion and got to work.

    With in 3-4 Minutes the vehicle was covered, uniformly, and evenly. The best part was it was THIN and after waiting 10-15 minutes (colder temps). I wiped off with ease (5 mins)and both cars allowed time to have the NXT cure!

    Like said, if you have a DA or Rotary, you can do this as well. I like that I can just plug in another tool set up just to spread NXT 2.0 on as it is a staple in my products. FYI I have a rotary with a 7" backing plate which covers tons of surface area but I like not having to swap pads out and I do not have to worry about being careless. Also the thing weighs a ton compared to the cheap spreader.

    For me it saved time, my arm, and helped not put swirls in trying to removed the stuff.


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    Re: Good Wax Applying Technique, for those with Heavy Hands

    These can be great wax spreaders, easily allowing you to get that nice thin, even application. Generally speaking they don't have enough power to do any real defect correction (other than in some rare cases) but for those who constantly struggle to lay that wax down nice and even, they can be an inexpensive way to fix that.
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    Re: Good Wax Applying Technique, for those with Heavy Hands

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Stoops View Post
    These can be great wax spreaders, easily allowing you to get that nice thin, even application. Generally speaking they don't have enough power to do any real defect correction (other than in some rare cases) but for those who constantly struggle to lay that wax down nice and even, they can be an inexpensive way to fix that.
    Exactly what I am driving at. I know they get the term "buffer" but I think it should be called a DA Wax Spreader. I got a nice, uniform coat that is close to what you have in the stickies and the removal of NXT was insanely easy.

    So tell a friend that you know that has this problem.

    USE A SPREADER!

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    Very good post. I can see were it would be a benefit. If they could not apply a thin coat of wax. Good point.
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    Re: Good Wax Applying Technique, for those with Heavy Hands

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackScreaminMachine View Post
    Exactly what I am driving at. I know they get the term "buffer" but I think it should be called a DA Wax Spreader. I got a nice, uniform coat that is close to what you have in the stickies and the removal of NXT was insanely easy.

    So tell a friend that you know that has this problem.

    USE A SPREADER!
    Not to be nit-picky, but for the sake of accuracy, the machine you used is known as an orbital, while machines such as the PX7424, G100 and G110 are dual-action, or DA.

    DA machines are very capable of correction work, while the orbital is very limited in those regards.
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    Re: Good Wax Applying Technique, for those with Heavy Hands

    Thank You for your contribution. Whilst most people on here have mastered the art of laying down a thin layer, there are probally many who struggle with this. It was very kind of you to take the time to explain your findings

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    Re: Good Wax Applying Technique, for those with Heavy Hands

    Quote Originally Posted by Flash Gordon View Post
    Thank You for your contribution. Whilst most people on here have mastered the art of laying down a thin layer, there are probally many who struggle with this. It was very kind of you to take the time to explain your findings
    Thank you for the kind words.

    I know a little bit, about a little bit, and if I can provide a insight then I do. Sometimes I am wrong or there is a better technique but definitly if anyone has a question, it is always good to ask.

    A fully cured NXT layer looked really good this morning with the rain and this week I should have the chance to re wash, and boost and be fine though Christmas with just washing every 1-2 weeks.



    I'll be in Pidgon Forge next week so I get to see what Tenn is really like, see yea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackScreaminMachine View Post
    Thank you for the kind words.

    I know a little bit, about a little bit, and if I can provide a insight then I do. Sometimes I am wrong or there is a better technique but definitly if anyone has a question, it is always good to ask.

    A fully cured NXT layer looked really good this morning with the rain and this week I should have the chance to re wash, and boost and be fine though Christmas with just washing every 1-2 weeks.



    I'll be in Pidgon Forge next week so I get to see what Tenn is really like, see yea!
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