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      12-08-2005, 07:22 PM   #1
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How many times can you wax your car

Im just applied a layer of carnuba wax on my e90 and was wondering if its ok for me to keep waxing it? Is it bad for the paint or wax.. i feel like i have heard people say its bad to wax too many times together.. is this true?
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      12-08-2005, 08:25 PM   #2
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By what do you mean all the time ? Once a week? every day ? Anyway it shouldn't matter really..it won't harm the paint. Wax all u like!!!

What are you using to wax the car with?
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      12-09-2005, 12:23 AM   #3
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doesnt matter, its possible to layer to much on with certain products or mixing products.Can make it look hazy from to much stuff. But have fun, when its warm I wax once a week with no problems. I like to throw some klasse AIO inevery few weeks to clean things up. Chris
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I do five coats of polish.
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      12-09-2005, 02:15 AM   #5
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just once.....too lazy!
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wax will not harm a finsh. even a cleaner wax wont harm since the cleaners it they sue are chemical and are not abrasive. polishing it often will do harm in the long run i presume.

my only concern about waxing is that if not taken the proper steps or procedures u could be inflicting swirls and after a few more month will give u some swirls to worry about in full sun.
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      12-12-2005, 12:22 PM   #8
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Depending on the colour of your car, too many layers of carnuba wax will tint the finish a yellowish colour. This was noticeable on my silver car.

And I believe some cleaner waxes do contain abrasives, so be careful at the frequency you wax if using one of those.
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honestly i wax once before winter and once in the spring...then just wash and use some glaze stuff any other time for that wet look.

the way i understand it wax is for protection purposes, while glazes and detailer sprays are for that wet look
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I picked up my new 3 this week and waxed the whole car twice and then played with about 5-6 different wax, sealants etc on the hood. No harm at all just stay away from abrasive cleaners as they will add up

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