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    White Wax marred my paint

    So I went to do my dads car with white wax today and it marred the paint considerably.

    I applied it with a G110v2 on a W8207 polishing pad on speed 5. My dads car is a black Honda Pilot.
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    Forgot my question....anyone else experience this?
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    Re: White Wax marred my paint

    Black Honda Pilot has soft paint. I have experienced marring with this paint and you do need to refine the paint after a compound or polish. I would switch to a finishing pad and knock down the speed to 3.5 or 4. Question why not use black wax on the black Honda instead of white wax?

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    Re: White Wax marred my paint

    I haven't experienced it personally, but I am planning to use the black wax on my car soon. I've recently learned that the white wax has a greater concentration of paint cleaner in it, while the black wax has more greater polish load. In the case of your super soft black Honda paint, the white wax might have been a little bit too much for it. If the marring resulted from the mild paint cleaner in the white wax, it shouldn't be hard to correct.

    Clay to remove the white wax and if you have some M80 or M205, try running that over your paint with a finishing pad. Once you've lifted the marring, apply the black wax to deepen the color and restore the gloss.

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    Thanks for the comments.

    I can get white wax locally and I had to order black wax from AutoGeek. It will be here on Monday.

    Plus this car really needed some cleaning so I wanted the extra cleaning power of white wax.

    I used 205 on the spots where it was marred and then just sealed the paint with ULW from there.

    I've used UC on this paint before without too much problem so I don't see why white wax hazed so badly.
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    Re: White Wax marred my paint

    I wouldn't say it was the WW per say. I'm leaning more toward technique, arm speed, finishing speed, etc.
    Can you post some pics so we can see exactly what your talking about?

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    Re: White Wax marred my paint

    Maybe speed of 5 was too much for the soft paint?? I used the WW on speed 4 on a white Cadillac just today and it worked great. Unless I'm actually compounding I'll use 4-1/2-5 with moderate to heavy pressure at times, but that's with an actual compound like UC or M105, etc.. Now the caddy paint surely wasn't a soft paint though. I didn't get too aggressive on the DA though, maybe moderate pressure then lighten it up the last few passes, but also this caddy paint was in good shape. I didn't see one swirl mark in it.

    This is one reason I got a hood to practice my techniques on. I'd like to grab various manufacturer hoods to test on. Anywho, not trying to take away from your WW issue.

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    Re: White Wax marred my paint

    I tried it on 4 as well and it reduced the marring a little but it was still marring.

    I'm just wondering how aggressive this stuff really is because a cleaner/wax very rarely mars paint.
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    Re: White Wax marred my paint

    Slow speed with more pressure cuts deeper and faster speed with less pressure creates shine.
    So maybe faster and lighter pressure will fix it?

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