Appearance & Detailing - Wax On Wax Off
12-03-2006, 03:15 PM
I've applied wax without ever thinking, would I ever need to take it off, or just reapply?
How do you get it off, or do you just let it wear off?
I know it might not be the brightest question...but there may be others in the same boat.
12-03-2006, 03:26 PM
depends on what you are planning on doing next time you wax.. if you are going the the process of applying the same type of protection again, then there is really no need to worry about it ..
if you are doing a multi step process, then the cleaner wax or polish you are using will remove the wold wax.
if you are applying a specific multi step product, then follow their instructions for preparing your paint for application.
lots of people will tell you to wash it with Dawn. I am not a big fan of that, but there may be certain instances where it is beneficial.
if you are using a carnuba, or NXT, or MOther's or something like that, then simply wash with a good car shampoo, clay, polish as needed, then apply the wax of your choice.
12-03-2006, 03:36 PM
you could also clay bar the whole car. i think that removes the old wax
12-03-2006, 08:18 PM
Like stated above, if you are going to be doing the same wax application again then it doesn't matter if the car has wax on it. If you are planning on using a clay bar or polish you may want to strip the old wax off the car. Washing with dawn soap does the trick.
12-03-2006, 09:51 PM
flanel also takes off wax pretty good
12-03-2006, 11:01 PM
12-05-2006, 10:33 PM
I think I'd like to strip it with the clay bar and upgrade from the Turtle Wax crap I'm currently using over and over again. Then there's the EagleOne spray wax while you dry. My nextdoor neighbour with a Black Honda Minivan used it this summer and it looked glossy and wet.
Where do you buy a clay bar. Still want to do it the right way at least once to see the diff. Is it a lot of work?
12-05-2006, 10:41 PM
You can buy a claybar kit at any Auto Zone, Advance Auto, etc.
The Eagle One Wax-As-You-Dry is not going to give you any durability. If you're looking for a quality OTC product, pick up Mother's Reflections.
12-06-2006, 06:33 AM
Thanks a bunch.
I picked up a Mothers Powerball 2 weeks ago and was looking for some time to shine up my wheels, but either haven't had time or weather hasn't cooperated. Mind you I've got the black Zri's so hopefully they come out gleaming. Should all come together on a good day, and just in time for me to put her away for the winter.
12-06-2006, 07:58 AM
mothers power ball is for polishing non clear coated aluminum wheels. Wont help your coated black zr1s. And always take your wax off after you put it on. Use a micrfiber towel will come off nicely.