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Old 06-13-2011, 07:45 PM   #1
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Default waxing vehicle is removing paint...help

I'm afraid my clear coat is gone from my paint. When I wax the paint looks good, however the microfiber cloths end up with the vehicles paint on them. Also the gloss and shine will only last about a month before the paint return to its ugly dull form. Is there a way to wax and then clear coat the paint to keep it from doing this? Oh, this is not on the sti, but a toyota by the way!
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Old 06-13-2011, 07:49 PM   #2
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More information on the vehicle, its color and the products you are using would really be helpful here.

Detail history(as in how/when it was detailed) would be helpful as well.




I will take a very long shot and say the Toyota is a white single stage vehicle.

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Old 06-13-2011, 08:28 PM   #3
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It's a 1993 Toyota pickup in cardinal red. I inhereted the truck when my grandfather passed away several years ago. I've been using it as a beater to keep the miles off my sti. He never really cared for waxing it, just the occasional wash. I'm using mothers 3 stage wax system.
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:39 PM   #4
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It's a 1993 Toyota pickup in cardinal red. I inhereted the truck when my grandfather passed away several years ago. I've been using it as a beater to keep the miles off my sti. He never really cared for waxing it, just the occasional wash. I'm using mothers 3 stage wax system.
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Old 06-14-2011, 02:28 AM   #5
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Most Toyota paints (up to the last few years) were single stage. So, yes, to an extent, you are removing some paint. But, this is because single stage paints need to be "fed." I recommend using Meguiar's M7 Show Car Glaze. It will seep into the pores of the paint, and give your wax something to stick to. In this case, I'd also recommend Meguiar's Ultimate Wax.
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Old 06-14-2011, 01:59 PM   #6
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comon man.
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...."c'mon man", there are plenty of worthless threads in the General forum you can go crap on. Many of us drive cars other than Subarus and with a subject that is relatively general like detailing, his post is entirely appropriate here.

OP, I'll wager you may not be removing the majority of the oxidation through your process. You'll need a good, clean, oxidation-free base to apply your LSP (last step product(s)) to. As for what particular wax/sealant is best in this application, I couldn’t tell you since it has been a few years since I even worked with single stage (last one being an ’86 4Runner). However, glazes/oils and good carnaubas are typically the ticket for SS finishes due to the "feeding” aspect Vanity mentioned. You also need to stay on top of it once you have restored the finish to your satisfaction. In some cases I have seen (usually with older or certain SS finishes) the results simply don’t last and frequent application of an LSP is needed to help keep the paint from oxidizing once again.

…..but I defer to others that may have more experience than I with this application as far a product recommendations.
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