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Oasisbob

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Posted: 02/27/12 03:03pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My kids and I traditionally wax our HTT once a year in the spring. This year, however, I am out of work for a time so decided to take a new aproach. Every year we try a new brand of wax. I have noticed the past few years the shine is not comming back. So this year I did the following.
1. Complete detailed wash.
2. Used Heavy Duty Rubbing compound to remove old wax & oxidation.
3. Two coats Meguir's paste wax/cleaner on the sides.Followed by Black Magic Car Polish.
4. Front and back got 3 coats wax & 2 coats polish.
Why so much? Well each coat looked better than the last and went on and came off easier. Not sure how long that trend would have continued but this project is gettin boring. Best lesson I learned was already on the can. Change out cloth and buffing pads often for best results. This really made the difference in level of shine and ease of wax removal. Since I am in a cool damp climate I let the wax stay on the surface about 24 hours before removing. I think this helped make a harder finish. It was a lot of work and even the neighbor kids started avoiding me. Probley never do it again but sure looks good. Hope this helps someone.


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Hey Bob, I thought the economy was getting better?
Just wish the weather would dry out a bit and get maybe 10 degrees warmer. Then it will be time for me to tackle my fiver too.
BTW I have been out of work since the end of September.


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Of all the waxes we have used over the years my favorite is by far "Mothers California Gold Carnuba" Best most long lasting shine in my opinion. Be warned, however, it is also the most work to get off and put on. One tip is to warm the can of wax slightly prior to use.

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Polish before the wax you say? Oh poop. Did I do it wrong? figures.. LOL

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Just a quick thought. I was of the impression that "polish" was a prewax cleaner to be followed by the actual wax product. Guess different products might vary the terminology though.


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You know unless you are taking that rig up to Pebble Beach for the auction I don't know that it much matters. Kind of like voting. Wax early and often.

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Posted: 02/28/12 07:17am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

To those who use Red Max Pro #3 may I ask how long you have used it and does it yellow with time? I have heard this is a floor care product and has no UV inhibitors? I am all for less work next time around.

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To much work for me, I use REJEX and only have to do it every 18 months.


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Posted: 02/27/12 09:57pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You haven't seen a shine until you try the RedMaxPro #3.

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Posted: 02/27/12 10:10pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

OnaQuest wrote:

You haven't seen a shine until you try the RedMaxPro #3.


Yep - broke my shoulder and wasn't looking forward to the wax on - wax off routine -- tried RMP and wouldn't consider going back to wax.


Kevin

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