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Old 03-05-2007, 11:06 PM   #1
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I have heard different peoples opinions on different waxes, but are there good rags to use to wax. I have tried different ones but still get swirl marks. Any other ideas for a good waxing? Thanks
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Use a good quality applicator pad to put on the wax and a high quality microfiber to take it off.

http://www.meguiars.com/?specialized...Applicator-Pad


The ultimate plush towel really works well. I have about 20 of them.

http://waynestowels.com/page2.html
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Go liquid glass or go home. It spanks Mequiars in longevity:

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...gterm+wax+test
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Get a nice foam or microfiber applicator, and then buff off with a plush terry cloth or microfiber towel. In all honesty, the swirls were probably already there. You need to get some polish to get rid of the swirls to have a good finish.

As far as wax, there are many great products. Many tend to lend themselves to particular colors, but it mainly comes down to personal preference as to what is best. I haven't used a lot of waxes yet, but my favorite so far is Collinite 845. It looks good, and depending on how harsh a climate you live in will last months. I've had it on mine for five months now through our Michigan winter. My wax for looks that I'll be using in the spring is Nattys Blue, it is great for our dark colored cars.

As a whole, sealants actually last longer than waxes except for a couple like the Collinite. But waxes usually look better. Meguiars is OK for an OTC wax. I haven't had the chance to try them, but Duragloss is supposed to be a good OTC wax. A lot of people love their Aqua Wax (spray wax). I haven't tried Liquid Glass, but I've heard it'* an OK product. Otherwise the good ones are found online.
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I took Ohenry'* post to ask for help on applicator and buffing towel help. Grimm is correct in that a good microfiber applicator works well.

I typically use the applicator pad for one coat of wax or sealant. Then it is relegated to putting on tire gloss.

It really depends on what you want your finish to look like when you are done. There are waxes that are suited for dark colors more than light colors. Do you want a rich color with depth or a high sheen shine. There are products to give your car the finish you desire. It does all start with the polishing of the painted surface in preparation of the wax or sealant to be applied.

Some like to wax the car every 6 months and forget about it. Others like to make it a monthly job. To each thier own as long as the car is clean and looks good is all that matters.
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I've been using LG for a while, and I like it because it lasts a long time. However, you will find many waxes give a deeper shine.

When it warms up, I'm gonna try using a nice glaze following by LG. The glaze doesn't offer protection, but it helps create a deep shine.

I thought about trying a different sealant too. It'* not cheap stuff, but there are some great products out there that you can only usually find online.

And to answer your post, microfiber is the way to go. Back and forth motions with microfiber will always look good.
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