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KelownaA4
05-04-2007, 05:32 PM
Hey there everyone I'm just curious what everyone suggests for a wax that is applied by hand, I dont have a buffing machine, and would really like to wax it soon, but dont have the money to pay someone to do it. thanks for the help!

a4fann
05-04-2007, 05:40 PM
I guess you could wax it with your feet but that be some pretty tuff shit. But seriosly Mothers number 26 would be fine unless you have not waxed it in a while, if so they have a 3 stage kit.

IKE20VA4
05-04-2007, 06:30 PM
the 3 step kits are great if you haven't done it in awhile. i have used meguires a few times and just about cream my pants when the process is done!

on the usual though, i use meguires NTX spray wax.

EuroA4
05-04-2007, 07:44 PM
http://www.adamspolishes.com/

blackaudia4tk
05-04-2007, 08:37 PM
you can get good results by waxing by hand but you could also buy a orbital from wallmart for like 10$ if thats what ya want you dont want a buffer to put wax on

Tiluleshpingen
05-04-2007, 10:42 PM
you can get good results by waxing by hand but you could also buy a orbital from wallmart for like 10$ if thats what ya want you dont want a buffer to put wax on

wuts wrong with a buffer puting wax on?

DGAFxxx
05-05-2007, 07:32 AM
I've tried tons of different waxes... The best I have found is Meguiars Show Car Glaze... It goes on and comes off easier than most waxes, and it leaves the car with a mirror like finish...

http://www.meguiars.com/?pro-pure-polishes/Show-Car-Glaze

seank
05-05-2007, 09:37 AM
best stuff i have ever used, we use it on all the porsches and ferraris in the shop so i think it is acceptable.

http://www.zainostore.com/

Lazer Viking
05-05-2007, 10:38 AM
or you can use some of the shit used in this video

http://youtube.com/watch?v=PkmZveqyU5E

you would literally be waxing by hand then

KelownaA4
05-05-2007, 03:14 PM
ok right on thanks guys, I think I'll go pick up one of those 3 stage kits, i just got the car back from the body shop, I crashed it pretty good(10,700$ damage), insurance covered it and it got a full paint job, so I wanna get it waxed up now.

seank
05-05-2007, 10:20 PM
$10700 in damage and they didn't total it?[confused]

IKE20VA4
05-06-2007, 03:08 AM
my bro had 15k in damage and no total on his 02 wrx sti spec

Akoby9
05-06-2007, 10:01 AM
if you use a buffer to put wax on be REALLY careful that its clean otherwise you will get chips in your paint. I use the turttle wax stuff that comes with a pad, works pretty well but lots of elbow time

KelownaA4
05-06-2007, 11:28 AM
Haha yah thats what I sayed I cant belive they didnt, but oh well the car looks great with the fresh paint now! It was all body damage no mechanical or drivetrain was damaged except tranny pan was torn open.

A4Rob
05-06-2007, 12:05 PM
ok right on thanks guys, I think I'll go pick up one of those 3 stage kits, i just got the car back from the body shop, I crashed it pretty good(10,700$ damage), insurance covered it and it got a full paint job, so I wanna get it waxed up now.

Careful, you should NOT wax fresh paint for 90 days. If you do, use a rubbing compound like TR-3 NOT WAX

KelownaA4
05-06-2007, 12:59 PM
Oh really? Ok Thanks alot Rob!, 90 days, is that because the paint takes that long to cure, or harden? or w/e paint does

A4Rob
05-06-2007, 01:02 PM
Yea, if you wax fresh paint, it will look cloudy. Use a rubbing compound rather than wax

blackaudia4tk
05-06-2007, 02:16 PM
final glaze not rubbing compound, don't wax for 90 days. you could get solvent pops because you trap the solvents from evaporating and then it blisters from under. and you don't put wax on with a buffer it will look like a zebra car if you don't wanna use ur hand then use an orbital polisher