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Old 10-27-2016, 03:46 PM
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Educate me on Waxing my car

First of all: I know nothing about wax.

Secondly: 2 weeks ago I waxed my car using this thing Costco guy was advertising called ibiz wax, (the whole kit was like $60)
I put the wax on the made the car so shiny and good looking. he said the wax is good for 6 months and also he said it will prevent the water spots and water will just slide on it.


After 2 weeks, I think the car is not as shiny, and the water does stick to the car (wont slide as advertised) what is the right thing to do for me ? Wax it again ? or wash my car with high pressure water and no need to wax again ? if I wash my car with soap and use microfiber towles, will the wax be cleaned out ?

how does wax work, and how often do you put wax on ? and what different types of it ?
can someone educate me ? what tools do I need to do a good tool, I saw an electric buffer on ebay I ordered that. what else do I need ?

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Old 10-27-2016, 03:58 PM
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Shevin -

You're better off spending ALOT of time reading old threads here or here

autopia.org
autogeekonline.net

Personally, I have not been on the detailing forums in a couple years now. Content and discussions are not what it used to . BUT, there is plenty of good content there as a starting point.

BTW, what buffer did you buy ?
IMO, the entry point for anybody would be the Griots backed by a lifetime warranty....

Then there are other big boy toys that scale up.
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Shevin -

You're better off spending ALOT of time reading old threads here or here

autopia.org
autogeekonline.net

Personally, I have not been on the detailing forums in a couple years now. Content and discussions are not what it used to . BUT, there is plenty of good content there as a starting point.

BTW, what buffer did you buy ?
IMO, the entry point for anybody would be the Griots backed by a lifetime warranty....

Then there are other big boy toys that scale up.
I agree the GG6 is a great machine with a lifetime warranty -

OP, the way technology is working now, you have spray sealants on the market that offer 6 months of protection from one application and need to cure time to buff like old school liquid waxes, etc.

I don't know what the hell is sold at Costco but I stopped buying products there many years ago (Walmart, VatoZone, etc as well) - only thing for my cars I need there is their cheap microfibers that I wipe down grimy engine bays and door jambs with (and end up tossing after one use)
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you have spray sealants on the market that offer 6 months of protection from one application
I heared those sprays have silicon in it and it damages body paint.

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I don't know what the hell is sold at Costco
I bought Ibiz Wax https://waxdirect.com/
it is expensive and I am not really impressed with them to be honest.


One big question I have from everyone.
What is the point of waxing ? is it for shine ? or is it for water sliding on the car when it rains ?
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what buffer did you buy ?
I bought one on ebay that connects to my cigarette lighter. it doesnt have a famous brand. I don't expect it to last for years either. I just wanna experiment waxing.
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Since your location shows Minneapolis, you may have to wait until next spring
as most products want 60+ temps.

I use Klasse products with multiple layers as some of the newer products while having a cleaner/shinier result don't hide swirls as well

also don't forget clay or nanoskin as one of the 1st steps when preparing the
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I bought one on ebay that connects to my cigarette lighter. it doesnt have a famous brand. I don't expect it to last for years either. I just wanna experiment waxing.

I've never seen a cig. powered buffer but for sure, 100%, it's not going to do the job.

Something cheaper, pick up a unit from Harbor Freight.
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The Griots is a smigen more but again, BACKED by a lifetime warranty...
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I heared those sprays have silicon in it and it damages body paint.



I bought Ibiz Wax https://waxdirect.com/
it is expensive and I am not really impressed with them to be honest.


One big question I have from everyone.
What is the po
int of waxing ? is it for shine ? or is it for water sliding on the car when it rains ?
It for the protection of the clearcoat or if your car doesn't have a clearcoat it's for the protection of the paint. Think of it as sunblock and moisturizer for the clearcoat/paint. People who neglect taking care of their car will see the clear coat peeling like dead skin after a bad sunburn or the paint fading.
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I've never seen a cig. powered buffer but for sure, 100%, it's not going to do the job.

Something cheaper, pick up a unit from Harbor Freight.
6 in. 5.7 Amp Heavy Duty Dual Action Variable Speed Polisher


The Griots is a smigen more but again, BACKED by a lifetime warranty...
yeah I dont have power outlet in my parking. Currently I buffered using hand, so it will be probably an improvement from hand to electric.
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Since your location shows Minneapolis, you may have to wait until next spring
as most products want 60+ temps.

I use Klasse products with multiple layers as some of the newer products while having a cleaner/shinier result don't hide swirls as well

also don't forget clay or nanoskin as one of the 1st steps when preparing the
surface

Rich
Thanks I have indoor parking, the temp is usually 76 in the parking.
what do you mean clay for 1st step ?

do I need to clay first ?
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