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Getting the most from carnuba wax

I thought I would post a technique . The procedure is tedious, requires the touch of a surgeon, is time consuming, and expensive but the finish you get will be incredible (show car folks - print this out and hang it up in your garage).

Ingredients:
Fine mist spray bottle
1 gallon of ice cold distilled water
Many, many microfiber polishing towels
Quality carnuba wax
Many, many foam applicators

A lot of car care enthusiasts and pro detailers know multiple coats of wax can really make a finish look great. While that's true, very few people have the knowledge or take the time to actually apply the coats correctly. The end result of "two coats" of wax in that case is simply rubbing and smearing the first coat while applying the second coat - so your two coats are really just a blithering mess of wax that's nowhere near as beautiful as it should be.

At this point, your washing, claying, polishing, and alcohol wipe down should be complete and the car's finish must not be hot or exposed to sunlight or excessive dust in any way during this procedure:

Begin by very lightly misting 1/2 of a panel with ice cold distilled water and then, using very little pressure, apply a very thin layer of the wax over the misted area using an applicator dampened with your cold water spray. Gently work this wax/water mixture until it all but disappears. While working the mixture, the surface should be periodically misted. When the mixture is near invisible, again very lightly mist the panel with ice cold water and leave it (yes, leave the panel misted). Move on to the next panel and the next - using a new applicator for every 1 whole panel.

At the end of every third panel, go back and exactly repeat the above steps on the first panel you worked. Then, do area four, then back to two, then move on to five, then back to three, then six, and so on and so on. (it may take a minute to digest that, but I swear it will make sense after you read it a few times).

Once you've made your way around the car, we're now ready to buff off our first layer. Very lightly mist your cold water over 1/2 panel and very lightly and gently buff dry with a microfiber towel. Once the microfiber towel begins to get damp, toss it and start using a new one. Continue this process around the entire car until your spots are gone.

Repeat this process every 24 hours for the next 3 to 4 days. You read that correctly: It will take you almost an entire working week to fully complete this procedure.

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Re: Getting the most from carnuba wax

this write up came from a master detailer and i thought i would post becaues this little trick really works and it might take some time but its all worth it in the end

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Re: Getting the most from carnuba wax

Great write up man.
Have you ever used mustard before wax?

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Great write up man.
Have you ever used mustard before wax?
no what is it and what does it do?

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Re: Getting the most from carnuba wax

Its an oil base paste that you rub on and off just like wax it clean up any impurities and when you apply the wax it holds the polish and shine alot longer.
To be honest its like rubbing on crayon lol but it does wonders you wouldnt believe the shine it holds but i wouldnt try it unless you have time cause it requires alot of rubbing. ill get you some more info tomorrow on it.

This is a pic two days after with it sitting out side note the paint job is less than a year old but the truck has never been buffed or anything so it has a little haze to it. And the pics are poor quality.

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