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Old 10-07-2012, 09:49 AM   #1
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first time not waxing by hand!help!

Any tips for using an orbital buffer? I usually use the lil yellow pads but I am going to use an orbital buffer I bought. Is there anything I should not do?
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:56 AM   #2
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You using a wax or a sealant?

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Old 10-07-2012, 12:43 PM   #3
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I use maguars gold clas carnuba plus...I assue its wax?!
Whats the diff?
BTW I like your car color
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I use maguars gold clas carnuba plus...I assue its wax?!
Whats the diff?
BTW I like your car color
That's a wax. Waxes are natural, sealants are synthetic. I really don't recommend applying paste waxes with a machine. It just works better by hand. Some detailers like to do it though, so whatever works.


Anyway, if you do, just apply a nice thin layer at a low speed. Nothing special really. You may want to tape off any rubber or plastic trim because it'll be harder to avoid it with a machine.

Oh and thanks. Love the color too

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Taping up trim is really important. If wax gets on black plastic, it will turn white and is a b*tch to get off.
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Old 10-07-2012, 01:42 PM   #6
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Taping up trim is really important. If wax gets on black plastic, it will turn white and is a b*tch to get off.
How do you fix that? I have a spot which turned whitish and don't know how to treat that...
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How do you fix that? I have a spot which turned whitish and don't know how to treat that...
Couple methods. Best one is to get an all purpose cleaner and a toothbrush. How much you get out depends on how long it's been sitting there and how porous the trim is.

Other folk remedies include things like white pencil erasers and peanut butter. Idk, I use car products on my car.

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Couple methods. Best one is to get an all purpose cleaner and a toothbrush. How much you get out depends on how long it's been sitting there and how porous the trim is.

Other folk remedies include things like white pencil erasers and peanut butter. Idk, I use car products on my car.

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Car products and of course dawn
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Haha. Touche. Fine, I'll revise my statement to non-food products.

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Old 10-07-2012, 02:51 PM   #10
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Haha. Touche. Fine, I'll revise my statement to non-food products.

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I don't know man, the xmt 360 I just got smells good enough that I want to eat it. I presume that would lead to a bad outcome though lmao
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:16 PM   #11
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I don't know man, the xmt 360 I just got smells good enough that I want to eat it. I presume that would lead to a bad outcome though lmao
One way to find out..

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