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    First ever wax on new paint

    I had my z painted last summer and the body shop guy said wax it in the fall......well I never got around to it and it got cold on me so it still hasn't been waxed......I used that excuse to ride my streetbike to wallyworld last night to pick up some things and I was wondering If I needed anything else and what process should I use. It doesn't have much swirls, but its got some water spots that don't want to come off.

    Heres the stuff I got

    2 nice new microfiber wash mitts
    Turtle car wash liquid soap
    Large microfiber drying towl
    4 wax applicator pads
    Mothers Clay Bar Kit
    Meguiar's Gold Class Liquid Wax

    Time to show my car some

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    Looks right to me. If you really want it to shine get some meguiars show car glaze and apply it before the wax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drummer52910 View Post
    Looks right to me. If you really want it to shine get some meguiars show car glaze and apply it before the wax.
    Why before the wax? just curious............
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    Quote Originally Posted by clg82 View Post
    Why before the wax? just curious............
    Because most glazes are designed to enhance the finish and offer little in terms of protection, so you always want to top it with wax...


    2MuchFun: post some pics of your work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z06-Goose View Post
    Because most glazes are designed to enhance the finish and offer little in terms of protection, so you always want to top it with wax...


    2MuchFun: post some pics of your work!
    Awesome thanks, i know a friend of mine uses that stuff religiously on his S500...makes it look showroom nice but he said it doesn't protect very well i will have to tell him about your suggestion!

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    Quote Originally Posted by clg82 View Post
    Why before the wax? just curious............
    polish comes before the wax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2MuchFun View Post
    I had my z painted last summer and the body shop guy said wax it in the fall......well I never got around to it and it got cold on me so it still hasn't been waxed......I used that excuse to ride my streetbike to wallyworld last night to pick up some things and I was wondering If I needed anything else and what process should I use. It doesn't have much swirls, but its got some water spots that don't want to come off.

    Heres the stuff I got

    2 nice new microfiber wash mitts
    Turtle car wash liquid soap
    Large microfiber drying towl
    4 wax applicator pads
    Mothers Clay Bar Kit
    Meguiar's Gold Class Liquid Wax

    Time to show my car some
    I am sure Meg's makes a light cut/ fine abrasive polish you can use by hand via foam applicator if you do not own a buffer. This will get the water spots off and revive your cars paint in preparation for wax. If you dont remove the water spots before waxing you will just seal them on to your cars finish. Good luck!

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    My buddy just got a 6" orbital buffer from advance that I can borrow......I'll get some of that fine abrasive polish to use on any water spots that the clay bar process don't clean up.

    The meguiars glaze-Whats the procedure to applying it?

    And is it safe to use that orbital buffer (pretty slow one) on the wax after the glaze job or do you have to do the wax by hand after glazing?

    I'll try to get some more details on that buffer. I know using the wrong type can mess stuff up.


    Hopefully I'll have her done by this weekend

    thanks guys

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    I use my porter cable on low speed to apply glaze. It goes on just like a wax basically but the only difference is that you dont want it to dry, wipe it off as soon as you have finished a section. And yes as soon as your done you can apply wax with an orbital buffer.

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    If you really want it to shine use Zaino Brothers wax! I used to use Meguires but canned it after I used Zaino! Hands down, the best stuff out there....and since you have a new paint job you'll be surprised at the results....I promise you it'll look like a show car finish once you're done....the stuff is easy on and off.....can even put it on in the sun!! do a google search and check out their site.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2MuchFun View Post
    I had my z painted last summer and the body shop guy said wax it in the fall......well I never got around to it and it got cold on me so it still hasn't been waxed......I used that excuse to ride my streetbike to wallyworld last night to pick up some things and I was wondering If I needed anything else and what process should I use. It doesn't have much swirls, but its got some water spots that don't want to come off.

    Heres the stuff I got

    2 nice new microfiber wash mitts
    Turtle car wash liquid soap
    Large microfiber drying towl
    4 wax applicator pads
    Mothers Clay Bar Kit
    Meguiar's Gold Class Liquid Wax

    Time to show my car some
    why the claybar? it just got painted, there can't be any crap in there yet.

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    got painted last summer, its been almost a year. Of course it wasn't driven in the winter but might as well do it, it wont hurt anything.

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    u dont want zaino?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02cetransam View Post
    u dont want zaino?

    send me some and I'll use it


    I already had Maguires and its decent stuff IMO. Better than turtle

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