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    How do you buff/wipe Wax off?

    I was curious, after applying wax, how do you remove it?
    I mean, do you simply use elbow grease and do it by hand?
    That's how I've been doing it so far, but since I own a PC, I was thinking if there's an attachment I could use to make waxing the car even more pleasurable

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    What kind of wax are you using? If you are using a good carnauba wax you can easily apply it and remove it by hand.

    I have several orbital buffers and a PC. The only time that I ever use them is for cleaning and polishing. By the time I get to the wax stage I do everything by hand.
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    You could definitely do some liquid waxes by pc if you'd like. Just depends what you'd like to use. Some that will work well by machine: EX Sealer Wax EXP collinite 845 insulator wax clearkote carnauba moose wax

    Just use a blk or blue pad to apply
    Buffers, Pads & Accessories

    Now, you could also do paste wax by machine, but I prefer to leave the wax in the jar and apply those by hand personally.

    Removal is always by hand w/ a quality mf towel

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    Quote Originally Posted by iqwertyi View Post
    I was curious, after applying wax, how do you remove it?
    I mean, do you simply use elbow grease and do it by hand?
    That's how I've been doing it so far, but since I own a PC, I was thinking if there's an attachment I could use to make waxing the car even more pleasurable

    Thanks
    I just put on 2 coats of the new P21S. I had read how different it was from other waxes but part of me really thought it was a bunch of hype. I decided to give it a try anyway with this new car and to my surprise it really did behave totally differently than any wax I had used before. Easy to apply, very easy to buff off with a microfiber towel, Minimal to no dust, and some how when I was done there were no little lines in all the creases of every panel. I think that it is just so easy to remove the towel gets it out of the little cracks without having to dig in there or use any pressure. Now the buffing is the easiest part of the job where before it was the part I dreaded.

    Try it, you'll like it. I got mine from Chris(NJ).

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    I'm using the Poorboy's Blue Paste Wax.
    It's not too bad to take off. There is a little bit of dust that I see.
    I am using micro fibre towels to remove the wax currently.

    Unfortunately I just bought the poorboys, so I'd hate to dump it.
    Maybe if I get to use it half way, I won't feel too bad. Or just give it to my brother.
    My next wax will definitely be the P21S.

    To those using the P21S, are you using the 100% carnuba? or their other wax?
    I have to say, this is the first time in my life where I'm spending so much on detailing products. But, I guess there's always a first for everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iqwertyi View Post
    To those using the P21S, are you using the 100% carnuba? or their other wax?
    I have to say, this is the first time in my life where I'm spending so much on detailing products. But, I guess there's always a first for everything.
    I just applied the P21S-100 last weekend. At first I was a little perplexed as it was very dry and difficult to apply. Turns out that it needed to be warmed up (temp was in the low 60s). Just holding the container in my hand for awhile was enough to soften it up to the point where it became easer to use. It buffed off very easily. Next time I will wait for a little warmer day. The results were great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iqwertyi View Post
    I'm using the Poorboy's Blue Paste Wax.
    It's not too bad to take off. There is a little bit of dust that I see.
    I am using micro fibre towels to remove the wax currently.

    Unfortunately I just bought the poorboys, so I'd hate to dump it.
    Maybe if I get to use it half way, I won't feel too bad. Or just give it to my brother.
    My next wax will definitely be the P21S.

    To those using the P21S, are you using the 100% carnuba? or their other wax?
    I have to say, this is the first time in my life where I'm spending so much on detailing products. But, I guess there's always a first for everything.
    The nattys blue is definitely an easy wax to use, and does look great, so I wouldnt give it away just yet

    I know a lot of guys have picked up the 100% since it came out, so I think most will be referring to that, but cant say that for sure. HEres the link for reference.
    p21s 100% carnauba wax

    And dont worry,.. the detailing bug only gets worse

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    I have used the P21S wax for the last 10 years. Use it pretty regularly with elbow grease to get it on, and use a MF towel to the first layer off, and them finish it with cheesecloth. The more used the cheesecloth, the better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iqwertyi View Post

    To those using the P21S, are you using the 100% carnuba?
    Yes, 100% the grey topped plastic jar one.

    Quote Originally Posted by 4thtimeacharm View Post
    use a MF towel to the first layer off, and them finish it with cheesecloth. The more used the cheesecloth, the better.
    That sounds like a good idea I had a friend a long time ago that swore by cheese cloth. What is cheese cloth made of? What do you think of this Chris(NJ)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheerIO View Post
    What is cheese cloth made of?
    Cheesecloth should be 100% cotton gauze. I have never used it for taking wax off a car but it is often used in furniture refinishing (especially French polishing). It should work because it is a gauze type fabric and will not load up with wax. Just make sure that the cheesecloth is 100% cotton as polyester will scratch a finish. (I'm pretty sure that cheesecloth is 100% cotton. I just can't prove it.)

    On the other hand, a good microfiber cloth will work for removing wax and it will not scratch the finish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gfspencer View Post
    Cheesecloth should be 100% cotton gauze. I have never used it for taking wax off a car but it is often used in furniture refinishing (especially French polishing).

    On the other hand, a good microfiber cloth will work for removing wax and it will not scratch the finish.
    Cheesecloth is a bit old fashioned. It used to be popular 30 years ago for buffing off carnauba residue. Today, you may have trouble finding it at any automotive store. MF has taken over and is reusable.

    Further, with many modern waxes, they leave virtually no residue and "buffing" per se no longer exists. There is an amazing difference between "the old days" and today. I was using some carnauba liquid wax that was terrible to "buff off". Then go try some Mezerna FMJ and the difference is night and day. Bottom line, the days of hard "buffing" of the residue is long gone.

    For the OP, if you have a PC, you can buy some MF covers that go over a pad for the PC for "buffing" but I found it not worth the effort. It's just too simple to run some MF over the residue and it comes off easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iqwertyi View Post
    I'm using the Poorboy's Blue Paste Wax.
    It's not too bad to take off. There is a little bit of dust that I see.
    I am using micro fibre towels to remove the wax currently.

    Unfortunately I just bought the poorboys, so I'd hate to dump it.
    Maybe if I get to use it half way, I won't feel too bad. Or just give it to my brother.
    My next wax will definitely be the P21S.

    To those using the P21S, are you using the 100% carnuba? or their other wax?
    I have to say, this is the first time in my life where I'm spending so much on detailing products. But, I guess there's always a first for everything.
    Before I found this site I blew about 100 bucks at Autozone on fake Zymol and crummy microfiber towels that were useless after 2 washings. The concors look- (not 100%) P21S is perfectly good and I am very happy with the results. The paintwork cleaner is also excellent. I plan to buy the 100% stuff and use the concors look non 100% stuff on my other vehicle.Use the poorboys on your other car if you have one. From what I understand it's not that bad. This habit only gets worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gfspencer View Post
    What kind of wax are you using? If you are using a good carnauba wax you can easily apply it and remove it by hand.

    I have several orbital buffers and a PC. The only time that I ever use them is for cleaning and polishing. By the time I get to the wax stage I do everything by hand.
    ***** I've used carnuaba for years. Use one rag to take off the haze, another rag to buff it up, & when you're all finished, wipe the whole car down with a damp towel. It's also a good idea to have a soft detail brush for cleaning excess wax from hard to get places. Don't forget to open the doors,hood, & hatch to wax around the edges of them. Same goes for the edges of the wheel well openings. It's a labor of love. Hug your Porsche today.

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    Exclamation Correct Wax Application & Buffing

    Quote Originally Posted by iqwertyi View Post
    I was curious, after applying wax, how do you remove it?
    I mean, do you simply use elbow grease and do it by hand?
    That's how I've been doing it so far, but since I own a PC, I was thinking if there's an attachment I could use to make waxing the car even more pleasurable

    Thanks
    Please put the PC down. NOW!

    It's not really that hard. In fact, you've already have most of your work done! Use a good quality microwipe, which forces the wax to bond to the paintwork. Then a good quality towel to buff when you finish. Voala! A masterpiece!

    Stay away from the cheapo big-box store towels and microwipes as they can often scratch and usually contain sizing. Wash your detailing towels and microwipes separately, and DON'T use dryer sheets. They contain sizing, which causes streaks.

    Check our FREE online detailing guide at Detailbest.com detailing your car. And Happy Mothers' Day to all the Cayman Club moms!

    Best regards,

    Roger the Waxmeister
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    Maguires Gold class, truly is awesome, okay it is mainstream but makes the paintwork look like glass, Sometimes i use Autoglym as it make the red stand out i feel.

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    I use the Zaino bro's products and they wipe off really easy with just a cotton towel. Minimal effort to remove.

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    I used a PC and Menzerna FMJ today and there was really no buffing at all to do. There was virtually not residue at all. It's a far cry from "the old days"

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