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      05-11-2009, 03:25 PM   #1
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How often...

How often should one wax with a machine like a PC or flex?
if it bad to do it say, once a week?
will the clear coat start thinning?
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With improper technique you can burn the paint if you do it only once a year. I think once a week is a little excessive. Once a month is perfectly fine.

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I don't know
thing is, during last summer, when I still had my 335i, I used to do it sometimes 3-4 times a WEEK
I used to put the PC in speed 1 and just slowly wax it
I had no problems, thing looked nice

felt nice, to me
but what do I know, I'm a supernoob lol
I plan on getting a new car real soon and I want to do it right
and yeah...
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it's hard to burn with a PC or flex

just wax as often as you see your wax is gone by putting water on it to see if it beads
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it's hard to burn with a PC or flex

just wax as often as you see your wax is gone by putting water on it to see if it beads
yeah that's what I did
my wax never lasted long

so (I'm not going to) but it's safe to wax everyday?
if I'm correct only polish "cuts" off the clearcoat?
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yeah only polish will take out clear coat out

i think you should invest in a better wax if yours doesn't last that long then lol

my wax lasts at least 2-3 months each application
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If you get the right sealant, that can last months and look nearly as good as wax. Any wax should be lasting you 3-6+ weeks though.

I've never heard of waxing using the PC/Flex? Always just done it by hand, it goes quickly enough.
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yeah only polish will take out clear coat out

i think you should invest in a better wax if yours doesn't last that long then lol

my wax lasts at least 2-3 months each application
wth
mine lasted like 2-3 days
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If you get the right sealant, that can last months and look nearly as good as wax. Any wax should be lasting you 3-6+ weeks though.

I've never heard of waxing using the PC/Flex? Always just done it by hand, it goes quickly enough.
when I do it by hand during the summer, my garage gets up to...I swear about 150 and it almost dries instantly
so the only way I can spread it fast enough is by machine

when I do it by hand it almost instantly dries
what am I doing wrong
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i apply wax with a machine then just buff it off with a mf towel, although you should try zaino z2 or something it last a good 4-6 months, I personally don't use it, but when i do detailing jobs most people request it just because it last so long..
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i apply wax with a machine then just buff it off with a mf towel, although you should try zaino z2 or something it last a good 4-6 months, I personally don't use it, but when i do detailing jobs most people request it just because it last so long..
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I've been thinking about going zaino
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With a blue pad and a wax, it would take a very very very long time to burn through your clearcoat. That said, I couldn't imagine having to wax my car multiple times per week. My Tropicare sealant lasts 3-6 months and that is without any wax on top of the sealant.
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With a blue pad and a wax, it would take a very very very long time to burn through your clearcoat. That said, I couldn't imagine having to wax my car multiple times per week. My Tropicare sealant lasts 3-6 months and that is without any wax on top of the sealant.
but I like waxing cars....
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