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Old 10-28-2012, 03:18 PM
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Wax on. Wax off.

So I was clay buff and waxing my truck today. And when it came to do the waxing I got ta thinkin. Hmm I wonder how long I should leave the wax on for. Because I generally just put the wax on in this order: LF fender, hood, RF fender. Then wipe it off. Etc etc for the rest of the truck. So I don't leave it on for very long. So today I actually used a buffer to apply the wax. And actually let the wax sit for 20-30 minutes before I wiped it off and I think it came out a lot nicer. So I was wanting to know. How does everyone else wax their truck?
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I wax the entire truck by hand and then go back and use the buffer to take it off. So, by the time I get back to the start point to remove the wax it has probably been on there for about 15-20 mins.
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:08 AM
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I do paint corrections so I dont know how to just wax a vehicle. I mean I can but I dont usually. Anyway usually my routine is

wash
clay
compund
wash
wax
wash

done
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:45 PM
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This is the new clay bar and I think it works better.
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:48 PM
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I've heard about nanoskin. Why is it so much better then regular clay bar?
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I'll wash, use the autoscrub, put the wax on by hand, then a foam pad on a buffer. Wax will stay on 20 minutes or so. Its fine if its longer as long as the paint is not hot.
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I've heard about nanoskin. Why is it so much better then regular clay bar?
You use this on a random orbital DA. So saves so much time and wear or your arms. I think it does a better job, personally. If you drop a clay bar on the ground, you have to cut that part off or throw it away. If you drop this, you just rinse it off with water. It will also outlast a bar of clay. For the price of 2 clay bars in my area, you can buy 1 of these.
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Where can you buy it at?
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