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Old 06-15-2017, 12:00 AM
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Default Car wax on wrapped finishes?

Hello,

I usually do the Novus #2 or Plastix and Novus # 1 route on wrapped finishes and they always look great.

On lacquer finishes, after the initial cleaning to get all of the surface dirt off, I typically use furniture polish, then I go over it with Turtle Wax Carnuba Car Wax. It looks great on lacquer finishes and really makes them shine.

My question is:

Has anyone ever tried car wax on wrapped finishes? Is the wax safe to use on wrap? Does it leave a residue? Does it make the wrap extra glossy and shiny? Does it make fingerprints more noticeable? What are the advantages and disadvantages to using car wax on wrap? Any special prep other than normal?

I have two projects that I'll be polishing up soon, one is a black diamond pearl, the other is a blue glitter. I'm wanting to get some opinions on using car wax, or if I should stick to the tried and true Novus #2 & #1 method.

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Old 06-15-2017, 12:24 AM
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Default Re: Car wax on wrapped finishes?

I've used Novus and car wax. Both gave great results. No residue problems as long as you wipe them down good to get all the wax off of the shell.
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Old 06-15-2017, 09:29 AM
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Default Re: Car wax on wrapped finishes?

All the time any surface that's sealed you can use it
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Old 06-15-2017, 10:56 AM
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Default Re: Car wax on wrapped finishes?

I always use a caranuba car wax on the shell wraps after Novus. Makes them shine and helps to keep the dust at bay a little more. Have also read that it helps with a slight UV sun protection, not too sure about that though. I use a Minwax finishing wax on my laquer shells

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Old 06-15-2017, 11:19 AM
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Default Re: Car wax on wrapped finishes?

Carnauba here too. One grand blitz wax. Avoid any silicone at all costs.

Get a foam pad covered in microfiber for application. 99% of the world applies WAY too much wax. Buff it off with terrycloth turning frequently. Soft toothbrush cleans around the badges etc.
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Old 06-15-2017, 02:48 PM
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Yep, at least once a year, my shells get a good cleaning followed by Carnauba wax! Well worth the effort.
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Old 06-18-2017, 10:33 PM
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I use Mothers California Gold Paste/Carnuba wax.
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Old 02-11-2018, 08:04 PM
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I've found Meguiar's Color X to do an amazing job. Unfortunately, I've got to order it from Poland these days since I can't find a source here in the U.S. that supplies it.
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Old 02-12-2018, 09:25 AM
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Default Re: Car wax on wrapped finishes?

Yes, Liquid Turtle wax on my drum wrap and trim. It keeps fade at bay and rust from forming or returning in some cases.

Like J!m says, you can use too much, I put it on the cloth and wipe it on the drum.
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