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Buffing off wax
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:21 pm 
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Applying by hand using a yellow sponge pad but will be buffing off by machine.

It looks like the options for pads are: terrycloth or lambswool. Which one do I need?

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:35 pm 
Why buff with a machine, or lambswool or a terry cloth?

IMO, the easier way, with far better results would be to use a Microfibre cloth.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:06 pm 
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I posted a similar query a while ago and was advised to stick with microfiber towel to buff the wax off, the only other option could be a microfiber bonnet which fits over the da machine but to use with care, cyc currently don't show these items in stock.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 5:35 pm 
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Answer same as Willington! :cool:

I don't know of anyone who uses either of the ones you suggest for buffing off wax. Even if you were to use a microfiber bonnet you may well need about ten of them to do a car. The finish will be no better if you buff off wax with a machine. In fact you are more likely to get wax holograms :twisted:

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 1:31 pm 
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Ash wrote:
Answer same as Willington! :cool:

I don't know of anyone who uses either of the ones you suggest for buffing off wax.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:20 pm 
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mulder wrote:
Ash wrote:
Answer same as Willington! :cool:

I don't know of anyone who uses either of the ones you suggest for buffing off wax.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:45 pm 
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Thanks. Sounds like it's best to look for microfibre

I had been using microfibre cloths (and it does take a few of them) but the wax is quite hard so buffing by hand is hard work


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:28 pm 
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I had been using microfibre cloths (and it does take a few of them) but the wax is quite hard so buffing by hand is hard work


I fully understand what you mean. However even removing hard wax is fairly straight forward if you use the right microfibre colth.....short pile (had a bit of bite ) for removing the wax and deep pile for buffing it up to a high gloss alwways works for me.

It could also be the case that you left the wax on for too long or applied too much wax. Only the slightest smear of wax is required (anything else is a waste) and you will know when you should emove it...when it hazes and you can swipe your finger in the wax and it leaves a clean line.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:34 pm 
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Have a look at the video below, as a guide for application and removal.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:02 pm 
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Can I ask what might sound like a stupid question? What does using a Quick detailing spray on the microfiber add to buffing the wax off? To me a novice, it seems you're now adding something onto the wax. Obviously the video shows a smashing finish, so it must help in some way.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:19 pm 
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You're adding a 'lubricant' to the towel, so removal should (a) be easier and (b) you can marr / scratch your paintwork if you need to apply pressure when removing a wax.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 5:27 pm 
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If I have any problems buffing a wax off I use a very light spray of distilled water. That way you are not effecting the look or properties of that wax, which could well happen using a QD

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