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    Lost NXT smoothness

    I applied my 5th coat of NXT Paste wax this past weekend.. I have been applying the NXT Paste by hand every weekend for the past 5 weeks.

    My last coat was the best.. The car was soooo smooth. It had the that buttery feeling and was definitely the best coat to date. I was so amazed.

    Well, after 24 hours of applying it.. we got some serious rain.. It must have rained for 8 hours straight and all my hard work was gone!! I still have the nice deep shine but I lost the smooth buttery feeling. Isnt the smoothness suppose to last longer than 1 day ?

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    Thanks for your feedback, I'll forward the link to this thread to the appropriate people...

    Again, thank you for your feedback.
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    Thanks Mike.. I might have to start "topping" the wax with a sealant or something to see if I can keep that smoothness.. it was so unbelievable how smooth it was

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    Did you wash the vehicle after the rain?

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    no I haven't done anything since the rainstorm

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    I have noticed that while the shine and protection seems to remain, the smoothness definately leaves quickly with Nxt Wax. I apply the Spray Wax after most washings to try and keep the smoothness, and shine, etc.

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    I have noticed that after rain, it will not be as slick, but after I wash the car, the smoothness comes back some. It would be a good idea to hit it with some NXt spray wax after you wash it.

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    I will try washing it this weekend and see if any slickness comes back.. ill probably put on another coat of NXT while im at it.. murr - thanks for the reply.. at least im not the only one.. i wanted to rule out that it was anything to do with my prep work or application..

    i was just surprised that i lost that much smoothness so quickly.. it was like night and day

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    Yeah, I have never gotten the squeak test to work, so I assume the potection has at least mostly remained for a long time after washing. Even the beading/sheeting that Nxt does seems ok, just that slickness goes.

    I have a daily driver, so I use Wash, Clay as needed, ColorX, and Nxt as my routine.

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    In addition to using the Spray Booster Wax, you should also use some NXT Speed Detailer between car washes if you can. If using a QD makes you nervous about scratching (it doesn't unless the paint is really dirty), use it right after you wash your car.

    The Speed Detailer adds quite a bit of gloss and slickness IMHO.


    For those of you that had trouble with the Spray Wax streaking in extremely high heat and humidity, it is not an issue this time of year for me in the Midwest. It's great for a quick touch up, and I don't have to be quite as careful about applying extremely thin coats.

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