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Old 11-08-2002, 15:48   #1 (permalink)
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How long does your wax last?

HI,

Just wondering how long your find your wax lasting. I use Mother's wax and find that it last between one and two months.

I am sorta seeing that it needs waxing by the fact that the water doesn't seem to bead as much...
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Old 11-08-2002, 16:15   #2 (permalink)
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Just depends how fussy you want to be i did mine every 3 months and once a year washed it with dawn dishwashing liquid because it has a high alkaline and takes all the wax build up off.

My car was always garaged and mainly used on weekends. You should know when it needs doing by running your fingers lightly across the paint if it is smooth its ok if it feels a little rough it needs doing.
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I also found that meguiars Hi-Tech yellow wax lasted a lot longer as it is a carnauba based wax and is a lot thicker.

Its also alot more work.
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My wax?

Well about every 2 or 3 surfs I find the wax rubs off ....

Ohhhh ... you mean car wax
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Like what Winged mentioned, I go by the feel of the paint, if it feels smooth then it's all good but if it's rough then it needs doing.

Also if anyone uses the Meguires Quickwax, when you apply the stuff it should bead and if it doesn't spread quickly and shine up then it's time for a re-wax.
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Atleast 6months.

Well I hadnt polished the car for 3months and the water still beaded off it like it was just freshly done....
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Old 11-08-2002, 18:18   #7 (permalink)
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Meguiars Hi Tech carnuba wax - my ute is parked outside all day every day, and is given a full detail and waxed every three months. My falcon, which lives generally in cotton wool, is detailed and waxed around every 6 months, generally just before summer and just before winter.

Cars parked indoors o/night shouldn't really be waxed with quality wax any more than twice a year .....

Winged, you will find this wax easy as pie to use, as long as it is done in the shade and on a cool (not cold) surface. Try using it with any warmth around and it'll smear everywhere, and is a bastard to get off. And instead of dishwashing liquid, try Meguiars Paint Cleaner - much safer for your paintwork!
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why was this moved to FPV forum?

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Re: why was this moved to FPV forum?

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Because it has nothing to do with Ford Performance Vehicles™... Hence why you now see it in the Pub

In regards to waxing... I usually do it once a year, I used to do it every 6 months but found that with regular washing the water beads closer to a year. Don't wash it and the beading goes quicker. That's my experience anyway.

A DIFFERENT STORY when you have a red car always in the sun... Then DEFINATELY every 6 months and sometimes more.... Damn fading red paint!!
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Old 11-08-2002, 21:16   #10 (permalink)
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Big fan of Plum Crazy - sold in automotive paint shops - about $40 for 1.25 litres.

Incredible shine and longevity. Also use Auto Glym (came with the Mercedes)

Most panel beaters don't recommend Meguiars or Mothers. Don't know why, I've found them OK.
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