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    About the 12 - 24 hour cure time

    What variables is in the equation for the "12 to 24 hour" time? is it better to wait fully 24 or is it done after 12?

    Many question marks in that line. But i never found a answer to it. Just want to know if if you can spot a difference in waiting 12 hours instead of 24, and what benefit i'll have in waiting 24 hours.


    I use to apply ULW in the garage, then wait atleast 12 hours for next coat and then atleast (again) 12 hours for the UFF, However i never waited 24 hours cos that would leaving me stranded for days lol

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    Re: About the 12 - 24 hour cure time

    Maybe off topic. I never use UFF so no comment on this product.

    I myself no longer apply 2nd coat when I detail my car. A 2nd coat would only improve coverage but not improve protection nor durability. Since I wax often, coverage is never an issue for me. If I miss one spot this time, I would cover it next time.

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    Re: About the 12 - 24 hour cure time

    As for cure time, I used to apply a 2nd coat so I did some research on this. The general consensus is at least 12 hours. This is only a general guideline due to the few variables: ambient temperature, humidity, paint, wax, etc. In a hot dry day, the cure time would be less.

    There are valid reasons to apply a 2nd coat. With a black car, some people would apply carnuba wax over synthetic to improve deep dark shine.

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    Re: About the 12 - 24 hour cure time

    Quote Originally Posted by mis3 View Post
    some people would apply carnuba wax over synthetic to improve deep dark shine.
    Which Mequiars products are you specifically referring to here ?
    Did Meguiars tech support endorse this combination ?
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    Re: About the 12 - 24 hour cure time

    Quote Originally Posted by syswizard View Post
    Which Mequiars products are you specifically referring to here ?
    Did Meguiars tech support endorse this combination ?
    This is what I read in this forum. A few years ago, some members here with dark cars would lay carnuba (like yellow wax) on top of synth is synthetic (like NXT).

    There is nothing for Meguiars tech support to endorse. This is largely based on personal preference. Looks are objective. I suggest you start by reading some of the posts here. This is how I learned.

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