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Old 06-25-2008, 08:15 AM   #1
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waxing...

ok so maybe I am an idiot but I figured I would try waxing my car... I used mcguires liquid wax stuff... got it all over the car and then rubbed it off with terry cloths... but you can still see the wax on there... no idea why I pushed and scrubbed at it with the toweled to try it get it off... :( any suggestions?


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Old 06-25-2008, 03:29 PM   #2
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Maguires usually comes off pretty easy. I put the paste on pretty thick in spots yesterday and it all wiped right off.
Was the surface hot to the touch when the wax was applied?
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nah it wasn't... it was the cheap terry cloths I bought at advance auto... got better ones and it came off fine and looks amazing now... although now I can see all the scratches easier lol damn wax :( lol
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Einzette Glanz wax is the absolute easiest wax to get off (from what I've found). Also, apply thin coats of wax, you don't need to apply it really thick.
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yea never go too thick, i use meguiars and have no problem getting it off...the gold glass comes with a little microfiber pad to use.
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yeah never go too thick. Also I hope i didnt misread what you said but you should always put the wax on the pad first never just put it on the paint. That will help when taking it off with a micro fiber cloth. Anyways, everyone misses spots though. I hate it when a couple days later the sun is shining on it a different way and I see a couple spots lol. Hope that helps!
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The only time i have problems when i use meguiar's is when i put it on too thick or when it was too humid outside and didn't give it enough time to cure. Meguiar's is a good choice of wax by the way.
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If you are using cleaner wax, you have to make sure that the paint surface is totally clean before using it. Using a clay bar will get all the sufrace contaminates off which makes using the liquid cleaner wax MUCH easier. I usually go Clay, Cleaner, Scratch X, Polish, Carnuba, then wipe it down with a microfiber. Makes it as smooth as glass and crystal clear!
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I prefer the Wax as you dry stuff... works Great, smooth feel, and looks like you spent all day on a normal wax job...
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