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    hi

    my paintwork is pretty good just want to know if i can just buff the wax off with a machine polisher ???

    which pads would i use and what wax would you use on silver???


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    cant buff it off with a machine

    But you can apply wax by a machine, its alot quicker and you get a better coat

    A pad like: http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/polish.../prod_688.html

    a fine finishing pad, you can use it for applying a glaze too

    Make sure you set your machine to the slowest and only do one pass, your not trying to polish just apply wax
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by sam1832 View Post

    Make sure you set your machine to the slowest and only do one pass, your not trying to polish just apply wax
    thanks sam

    so once the wax is on the car what pad to take it back off once dried ????
     
     

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    use a finishing pad too take the wax off..also a good idea too mask off your trims and rubbers etc incase the machine and wax accidently gets on your trims..use a microfibre cloth,turning frequently for a final wipe.old wax can be removed using paint cleaner or wax stripper..just depends how lmuch time you got and how good the finish you want
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by brighton121 View Post
    thanks sam

    so once the wax is on the car what pad to take it back off once dried ????
    I just buff it off with a mf,

    I didnt think that you could take it off with a machine cos the pad gets heavy with the wax, but gap rekons you can

    Also i dont bother masking up, unless it is already masked for polishing, i just jus the machine to get as close as possible, then wax with my hand all the parts near trim, door shuts and in side wheel arches
     
     

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    I find you get better results by hand. No matter what you use, hand power beats anything else. Real enthisiasts use hands, lazy ones use machines Do do Juice, you apply that with your fingers!
     
     

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    Cant wait to get my car waxed!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthewe36 View Post
    I find you get better results by hand. No matter what you use, hand power beats anything else. Real enthisiasts use hands, lazy ones use machines Do do Juice, you apply that with your fingers!
    Really?

    i find the machine applies a much thinner even coat than i can with a sponge pad and my hand, Much more even imo

    With waxing, less is more

    So you dont use a machine for removing swirls then? must have arms of steel
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommyp View Post
    Cant wait to get my car waxed!
    me too but which wax on silver paint for good results ??
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by sam1832 View Post
    I just buff it off with a mf,

    I didnt think that you could take it off with a machine cos the pad gets heavy with the wax, but gap rekons you can
    dont mind taking most of the wax off firstwith a cloth but thought the machine would give it that final showroom shine ???
     
     

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