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How long do you let the wax sit?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by CyberTron, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. Aug 14, 2009 at 8:47 PM
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    CyberTron

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    After a wash and clay bar, I usually wax my car. How long do you guys leave it on for? I use the cheap turtle wax for my civic and its real tough to wipe off the excessive wax.
     
  2. Aug 14, 2009 at 9:18 PM
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    humanoid

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    Take it off when it dries. Turtle Was is the devil, have never used it and never will.
     
  3. Aug 14, 2009 at 9:41 PM
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    I've been using Meguiar's NXT liquid wax and I can take it off after just a minute or two. I've been very impressed with it!

    I agree with the previous post regarding Turtle Wax. I used it when I was 16 and it sucked! Never used it again.
     
  4. Aug 14, 2009 at 11:24 PM
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    Once it cures to the point that it does not smear to the touch. :thumbsup:
     
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    Get some of the synthetic wax. It goes on clear & you can do it on hot surface or in the sun. It works great! And if you get it on the plastic, it doesn't matter.
     
  6. Aug 15, 2009 at 8:01 AM
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    Have you guys ever tried the spray wax? It only takes 15 mins to apply!! How does it compare to other waxes?
     
  7. Aug 15, 2009 at 8:01 AM
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    Get an easy on, easy off wax and you won't have to wait. Some of the best ones are:

    • Meguiar's Ultimate Quik Wax
    • SYSTEM ONE Spray Wax
    • Duragloss Aquawax
    • Eagle One Nanowax
    Meguiar's NXT 2.0 liquid wax is nice except that it stains plastic trim. :(
     
  8. Aug 15, 2009 at 8:04 AM
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    chris4x4

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    I have to say, The Duragloss Aquawax is on the poor side of the spray waxes. 1 rain, and it was virtually all washed off. When are you gonna carry the CSI stuff?? :D
     
  9. Aug 15, 2009 at 8:13 AM
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    Thanks! The less elbow grease I have to use the better!
     
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    I think you mean Eagle One Nanowax. I'm pretty sure you said you liked Duragloss.
     
  11. Aug 15, 2009 at 11:56 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Whichever one was Product #4. That was the one that washed off after 1 rain.
     
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    I was always told that the wax was ready to be removed when you can run your finger over it and it comes off without resistance. If its still smudgy, wet, etc. it still needs to dry. It should come off on your finger almost to the point of being like a thick dust. YMMV. Time will be different based on ambient conditions (temp, sunlight, vehicle temp. etc.)
     
  13. Aug 15, 2009 at 2:40 PM
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    You're right; my mistake. :rolleyes:
     
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    That is good to know. I'm always careful around plastic trim so I've been lucky so far.
     
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    Meguiars NXT 2.0 stains bad. Love the wax but hate to use it.
     
  16. Aug 15, 2009 at 10:41 PM
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    I guess I should have mentioned that everyone should tape off thier black trim with painters tape to make life alot easier. Takes 10mins if that and saves some real aggrevation if you get that crud on your trim.
     
  17. Aug 16, 2009 at 10:29 AM
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    Good Tip... I hate it when I wax my car and the wax somehow find it self between hard to reach crevices. I usually tape off the the outer parts of the headlights and taillight as well.
     
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    I found that peanut butter will take it right off like nothing the oil or something will allow you to wipe it away.
     
  19. Aug 16, 2009 at 11:13 AM
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    Why tape when you can use wax that doesn't stain? There are several out there that work great and don't stain or leave crust/residue.
     
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    X2.
     
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