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Old 05-14-2002, 08:43 PM   #1
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Default Proper waxing technique?

Ok, before I wax my car for the first time, I need some pointers from the experts:

1. I see conflicting instructions for waxing motion: circular or with the flow of air over the car (e.g., front to back only)

2. What wax to use? I'm not paying $300 for dealer clearcoat, so I want to be gentle on the paint

3. How often? I was thinking once/month

4. How to make damn sure all that wax is not hiding in nooks and crannys after I "think" I'm done

5. Best types of applicators and what to use to remove the wax once it hardens?
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Old 05-14-2002, 11:27 PM   #2
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1. With the Air
2. Best of Show (Griot's), Klasse, Zymol, Zanzio, Meguiars, Mother's, turtle, etc
3. Four times a year, more the better.
4. Come back in an hour or two with a flannel polishing cloth.
5. Foam pad to apply, terry towel or polishing cloth (microfiber, flannel, more $$$) to remove.

Remember wax is simply the last, protective step in paint care.
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Old 05-14-2002, 11:33 PM   #3
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Wax on... Wax off... Wax on... Wax off...



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Old 05-15-2002, 01:38 AM   #4
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Wax on... Wax off... Wax on... Wax off...



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you beat me to that one
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Old 05-15-2002, 01:44 AM   #5
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I personally use Zaino products, and so do most people at the BMW forums. I think they are awesome!! Their swirl/fine scratch mark remover worked well on the CLK. I was amazed! I didn't think it will work that well.
Not sure about the front to back or circular one though. I use circular......

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Old 05-15-2002, 03:43 PM   #7
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haha, I was thinking the exact same line when I saw the subject
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Old 05-15-2002, 10:03 PM   #8
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Ok, before I wax my car for the first time, I need some pointers from the experts:

1. I see conflicting instructions for waxing motion: circular or with the flow of air over the car (e.g., front to back only)

It is generally accepted that you wax with the flow of air over the car when it comes to any type of abraisive or polish. Waxing in circles will never be good because if you havnt cleaned the car well enough you can drag minute particles of dirt arount making swirl marks. You can also just wax in a straight line, ie: I do my door panels up and down with zaino.


2. What wax to use? I'm not paying $300 for dealer clearcoat, so I want to be gentle on the paint

First, that $300 "clearcoat" is just dealer ripoff crap, if you just bought a new car, it DOES and i repeat DOEShave a clearcoat. Sinc eyou bought a subaru, you do have thin paint that is associated with Subaru paint jobs. Bieng "gentle" on the paint is really broad, you should not need to use many if any abraisives at all, if the dealer had your car for any period of time you WILL have swirlmarks from those wash boys brushes. Those can be taken out sometimes easily sometimes not so much. If you want to research that go to www.autopia-carport.com . As for waxes, many people still use carnauba waxes whereas others prefer polymer sealents. There are long going arguments about both and you can read up on those but sealents tend to last alot longer and can withstand more extremes. Klasse and Zaino are 2 prominent sealents.


3. How often? I was thinking once/month
Depending on what you use anywhere from every 2 weeks to every 6 months


4. How to make damn sure all that wax is not hiding in nooks and crannys after I "think" I'm done
With Sealents you wont have that much of a problem because they dont tend to get into cracks bit with carnauba waxes you can have that problem. Toothbrushes and other tools can be used to get into the cracks.


5. Best types of applicators and what to use to remove the wax once it hardens?
there are mainly 3 types of applicators 1. foam 2. cotton 3. microfiber

as for removing the wax, you can use 100% cotton made in usa towels, or microfiber towels.

everything is dependant on your preferences.



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