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Old 03-25-2002   #1
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I just want to make sure: first polish, then wax?


the other thing is, after reading the full detail it did not mention how long I am supposed to leave the polish on or leave the wax on before I remove it. i have a black 4dr and have been using the turtle wax (by hand w/ applicator pad) but after i try and remove the wax it leaves those nasty marks (vertical, not swirl, due to my wiping direction). any input would be appreciated [IMG]i/expressions/face-icon-small-cool.gif[/IMG]
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just a suggestion I always use only a polish. There is this kick a** polish that is easy and gives you the wettest look out there! Kicka** Polish! it is a two step polish system and then you can buy the carwash soap from them and not have to reapply the polish for 6months to a Year but the more coats of polish the better or dare I say wetter it gets!


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You don't want to leave the wax or polish on too long otherwise it can affect you paint. I suggest after you have finished one section of your car, do another, then remove the wax/polish off of your first section. You will see a hazing occur, then remove the wax/polish residue. You don't need to use a lot of wax or polish. Two thin coats are better than one large clumpy layer. As far as removing the wax, use a thick cotton cloth or one of those micro-fiber cloths. Make sure to shake it out and keep switching sides of the cloths. This way the wax residue will come off much easier, making a big difference in look. I also have a black car, the best direction I have found it the natural direction. This means use pretty much strait lines not big circles when removing the wax/polish. This way you shouldn't get those swirl marks.
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wipe hood, bumper, roof, and trunk in horizontal motion, wipe doors and other vertical surfaces in vertical motion, the reflection will show for itself.
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Get yourslef some zymol put it on let it dry for 10mins. After take it off with a buffer they are $20.00 at walmart. It will give you a kick a** shine
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