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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-24-2007, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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Nick, question on waxing,

Since the Mustang doesn't have a clearcoat, and looks so good now...I'm going to wax it this weekend or next to prevent fade and oxidation. You told me the Meguiars NXT, correct? Anything you can recommend for procedure. Now granted, I'm going to have to do this every few weeks, so the simpler, easier, the better. It's been years since I waxed a car myself. Any tricks you'd recommend that won't be on the directions? I assume begin with a good handwash and then make sure it's completely dry with as little water spots as possible. I also assume I'll be much better off waxing it in the garage than out in the direct sunlight. Thanks man!
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you're right about the stay out of sunlight. you don't want it to be ready before you're done with the whole car.

also, i remember nick talking about watching out for the humidity as well, as the wax will dry faster in lower humidity etc.

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invest in a random orbit waxer for $30 at walmart and get some quality pads for it. you should put 2 or 3 coats of wax (at one time) on your car a few times a year if it is a daily driver but dont wax it more than once a month. amature tips asside, Nick should be here soon...

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From what he told me it really doesnt matter weather your in the direct sunlight or not, its all about ambient temp of the paint.
if the car has been in the shade all day and is cool or cooler to the touch then you should be ok, but you dont ever wanna wax HOT paint.
at least thats my understanding, but im a dipshit latelyi so i could be wrong.
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From what he told me it really doesnt matter weather your in the direct sunlight or not, its all about ambient temp of the paint.
if the car has been in the shade all day and is cool or cooler to the touch then you should be ok, but you dont ever wanna wax HOT paint.
at least thats my understanding, but im a dipshit latelyi so i could be wrong.
that's sounds a lot like what he told me. i assume you're working with him now?

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that's sounds a lot like what he told me. i assume you're working with him now?

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Jody,

Direct sunlight doesn't matter, it's the temp of the paint that matters. In the winter time, I have to pull a car out into the sun just to get the wax to dry in a timely manner( I think I had to do this on your Z06).
If your car is hot or warm to the touch, then it needs to be in the shade, and cool before you apply the wax.

NeedleSharp is correct, a $30 random orbital polisher will make your life easier. Not only does it take the workload off of your arm, but it also helps to ensure even coverage throughout the entire car. If you get the type that requires a bonnet, then buy 2 bonnets. 1 to apply the wax, and the other to remove it.

If you want, I can come out to your place and give you a hand the first time around.


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Also Jody,

NXT is a great wax. Some people don't like it, others love it.

Another alternative is Meguiar's #26 High Tech Yellow wax. This gives the same gloss and protection as the NXT. But it's a carnauba wax and it dries clear. Drying clear is a good thing because it won't leave those white streaks on your black trim and rubber


Just FYI...
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I like the NXT but I do sections at a time using the NXT.. oh and I use the paste. The longer you leave it the harder it is to remove. If you use an orbital buffer and only have 1 bonnet, you can also try dropping the buffer on top of a microfiber towell. It takes a little practice, but it works.
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I like the NXT but I do sections at a time using the NXT.. oh and I use the paste. The longer you leave it the harder it is to remove. If you use an orbital buffer and only have 1 bonnet, you can also try dropping the buffer on top of a microfiber towell. It takes a little practice, but it works.


I've tried the NXT paste wax, and I found the same thing you did-harder to remove.
If you want to continue to use the paste wax, try doing a lighter coat. It's much easier to remove. Just spread it thin.....very thin. And do 2 coats(apply, remove. Then apply a second coat, then remove). You should let it fully dry before you remove it. and applying a thinner coat will make it easier to remove so you can leave it on the car for the propper amount of time.

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So, which NXT should I get, the tech wax...that's the one that's not the paste?
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So, which NXT should I get, the tech wax...that's the one that's not the paste?

Personally, I like the liquids better. Easier to apply, and if you get it on there too think it's not a problem to remove.
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Personally, I like the liquids better. Easier to apply, and if you get it on there too think it's not a problem to remove.
Yeah, which one...this one...

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...%3Den%26sa%3DN

Also, does it come with an applicator. I think I still have 2 unused applicators from my old Zaino kit. Apply with the applicator, remove with a 100% cotton towel?
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Yep thats it. It should come in a box with an applicator pad. Use 100% cotton towel(Made in the USA), or a microfiber towel.
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So, which NXT should I get, the tech wax...that's the one that's not the paste?
im under the impression that they do the exact same thing, it just makes a difference in the way you apply it. if you plan on using a orbital buffer, your going to want the liquid form. if your planning on doing it all by hand, the paste is easier to use IMO. make sure your using cotton terry pads to apply the wax and microfiber or similar cloths to buff/remove the wax and not an old pair of underwear or a sock!

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Haha. Nick, that was just awkward.

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its not awkward, your just jealous! hehe
im not his girlfriend anyway


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