Wax question - Mustang Evolution

Go Back   Mustang Evolution > Ford Mustang | Wrenching, Care and General Topics > Mustang Paint, Appearance & Detailing



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them here!
Old 09-28-2011, 07:43 AM   #1
Registered Member
Regular
 
Artaz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Region: Massachusetts
Posts: 88
Wax question

Has anyone tried layering 2 different types of wax. Example I have meguires caranuba wax and eagle one nano wax I was going to layer the nanowax on top of meguires would it make a difference or just wast of time, Thanks
Artaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-28-2011, 08:19 AM   #2
Blogger
Blogger
 
rickf73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Region: Louisiana
Posts: 479
Send a message via MSN to rickf73 Send a message via Skype™ to rickf73
Re: Wax question

I have not tried those, but I apply 3 waxes to my car when I clay bar it. I use a polish wax to get the surface clean and ready. A glazing wax to bring out the color, then a caranuba wax for protection.
rickf73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2011, 08:56 AM   #3
Moderator Emeritus
Legacy
Regular
 
SpectorV's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Region: Alabama
Posts: 26,049
Send a message via AIM to SpectorV
Re: Wax question

I would put more effort into the foundation rather than the wax (final coat)

consider washing with dawn, clay bar, wash with dawn, rubbing compound where needed (to remove scratches) then dawn again and full 100% dry then put your wax/sealant on it
__________________
2003 Cobra Vert (Redfire) #3938 of 5082 @ 05/27/2003
472rwhp/493rwtq -Modification List - Dyno Sheet
2012 Mustang 3.7L M6 (Kona Blue)
2011 Ford Edge Sport (Red Metallic)
SpectorV is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-28-2011, 09:14 AM   #4
Registered Member
Regular
 
Artaz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Region: Massachusetts
Posts: 88
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpectorV
I would put more effort into the foundation rather than the wax (final coat)

consider washing with dawn, clay bar, wash with dawn, rubbing compound where needed (to remove scratches) then dawn again and full 100% dry then put your wax/sealant on it
How often should I clay bar, I heard that it can ruin your paint if you over do it, I had my car for 2 years (2010 gt) and it's well kept with only 9k on it besides a few sun swirls that you can barley see should I clay bar it or wait a bit more?
Artaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2011, 09:31 AM   #5
Registered Member
Regular
 
Avelar_5.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Region: Texas
Posts: 49
Swirls are from the grime/dirt that you can't get rid of by just washing and then waxing it. About using dawn, idk but I've heard it's bad not to dog on it but it's for dishes and that's why there's car wash soap. Look at the meguiars videos on YouTube, they are very informative and how to use the products. All I use is meguiars products. Also look up the two bucket wash system, helps preventing future swirls on your car. Btw I've never tried layering two types of waxes, good luck.

---------- Post added at 09:31 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:26 AM ----------

Also I would clay bar it, you should clay bar it even if it was brand new from the dealer. Debris/grime/dirt and everything else collects on it as it just sits there. Better safe then sorry. I would definitely clay bar it after 2 yrs, you should be able to feel it after you wash your car. Place your hand in a zip lock bag and rub your car lightly and if it doesn't feel like glass, clay bar for sure.
Avelar_5.0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2011, 03:53 PM   #6
Registered Member
Regular
 
sinister07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Region: California
Posts: 379
Re: Wax question

The Dawn detergent is used to remove the old wax and grime. My routine is: Dawn wash
Clay bar
Machine polish with Griot's Garage Polish 3
Paint sealant (Griot's)
Wax with Griot's Best of Show Carnauba- 2 coats.

I also clay bar the windshield.
sinister07 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2011, 05:10 PM   #7
Road Trip!
Supporter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Region: Missouri
Posts: 8,779
Re: Wax question

I would guess that layering wax does work to provide extra protection and slipperiness.
I read in an auto magazine years ago that Indy car bodies are waxed with 30 coats of wax to improve the air flow over the cars bodies.

Now you won't be running at fast enough speeds to worry about that, but it should help in the extra protection arena.
Trojan Horse is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mustang Evolution > Ford Mustang | Wrenching, Care and General Topics > Mustang Paint, Appearance & Detailing

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dumb wax question RVAStang05 Mustang Paint, Appearance & Detailing 5 09-28-2011 04:12 PM
Head gasket question ? WhiteCobra94 1979-1995 Mustang GT 17 08-30-2011 10:33 AM
wax!!! secomejia General Mustang Discussion 15 08-28-2011 10:16 PM
First Wax skyline247 Mustang Paint, Appearance & Detailing 9 08-22-2011 12:13 PM
Cam install question mrc 1996-2004 Mustang GT 2 07-21-2011 12:24 PM

» Like Us On Facebook



01:20 PM


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

MustangEvolution.com is in no way associated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.