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How long before waxing

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by tune10, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. pb2themax

    pb2themax Mod Master

    Dec 17, 2006
    TRD Sport 4x4
    The body shop got careless with the buffer. I see this on people's cars all the time.

    A fine polish will fix it. It won't go away by itself.
  2. TSUNAMI*22

    TSUNAMI*22 Obama can suck-it

    Oct 22, 2007
    Stockton, CA
    '07 Standard Cab / White / 2.7 I4
    ScanGuage 2 equipped. Toyota DIY aftermarket Cruise Control mod

    Take it out at night and look at the paint under flourescent lighting. You'll really see the swirls!

    All those swirls are teenie tiny fine scratches in your paint.

    Basically the only thing that'll get 'em out is a little elbow grease with a high quality polish. A buffer, in the wrong hands, can be detrimental in more ways than one.

    Car washes (mechanical) net the same result. I don't care if they're "touchless" or not. The quickest way to destroy the factory shine on your paint is to take it to a car wash. Period. End of story.

    Do it by hand.
  3. danusa

    danusa Well-Known Member

    Sep 8, 2007
    Every time the snow melts it looks just fine.
    Berore I got the roo guard with police push bars I found out that the fenders are plastic. Don`t nudge a gate with them.
    The dealer fixed the sratch, No problem.
    It won`t happen again.
    The push bars have about paid for themselves.
    I helped a lot of people.
    Good will is beyond price.
  4. ERdept

    ERdept Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2007

    In my opinion, water beading up on an unprotected car and drying is bad. Because when it dries, I see a crust of mnerals and it's hard to get rid of. Paint looks and feels damaged and visable roughness.

    But, water beading up on a protected car is a good sign that the was is still working. When it dries, it's easy to remove with no apparent damage. Feels smooth and looks the same.

    On a protected vehicle, beading leads to sheeting.

    I'm sure you can debate the virtues of beading vs sheeting, but in either case, I feel it's just the particular qualities of the wax exhibiting themselves, but in either or both cases, it's a good thing that indicated the stuff's working.
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