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Old 07-05-2001, 10:18 PM   #1
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Default Odd Discoloration

I have not used a paste wax in a number of years nor have I ever used a paste wax on a new, clear coated car so forgive me if this is a stupid question..
Can anyone tell me what happened. Here ?

I was using Turtle Wax Extreme for the first time on a new
Black WRX. (I think clear coated). After I applied the paste wax I let it dry and then removed it with a cotton cloth. What I saw made me very nervous.
It almost looked like a tarnish effect (difficult to describe) , kind of dull, multiple patches of discoloration that were difficult to rub out. Is this normal ? From the description on the can this wax is made of natural waxes, silicone polymers and acrylic resins.. Well anyway perhaps this is perfectly normal for a wax but I have never seen it before.. Can anyone assure me this is normal and there is nothing to worry about?
It seemed to eventually buff out ok but I do not want to use this anymore until I know it is ok.
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Old 07-06-2001, 12:13 AM   #2
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Turtle wax is crappy, use Meguirs, Mothers or something else decent.
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Old 07-08-2001, 12:25 PM   #3
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I wanted to follow up on my last post. I tried a different type of wax that were suggested by others. They worked very well and no discoloration was seen. This leads me to believe that something in the formulation of this wax does not work well with the paint on the Subaru WRX. No harm was done by the turtle wax as this discolorlation rubbed out with some vigorous rubbing.
I felt it was worth while to post this to show that all waxes are not created equal and some care in selecting a wax is important.

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