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Old 24-06-2018, 12:46 AM   #1
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Wax applicator recommendation please

I’m using obsession wax phantom which doesn’t come with an applicator

I’ve used a couple of my older items applicators which was new at the time of using but a few years old, so maybe things have moved on

The issue I’m finding it’s leaving chalky bits on the applicator and pad itself becomes crunchy and non soft after a use of waxing the car
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Old 24-06-2018, 02:04 AM   #2
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I've moved onto the Autofiness waxmate XL which fits most of my 200ml jars perfectly and I really like.

Not sure if you're meaning the applicator becomes crunchy and non soft after or during use?

I always wash my applicators after each use othetwise I'd suspect the wax on it would harden on it though it sounds as if you might be overloading the applicator.
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Old 24-06-2018, 02:32 AM   #3
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The UFO applicators from in2detailing are excellent. As said though wash out what you've used after each wax session.
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Old 24-06-2018, 06:59 AM   #4
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The UFO applicators from in2detailing are excellent. As said though wash out what you've used after each wax session.
How do you wash them - by hand or a 40* wash in the machine? Do you use detergent?

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Old 24-06-2018, 07:17 AM   #5
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How do you wash them - by hand or a 40* wash in the machine? Do you use detergent?

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I wash my applicators out with warm water a bit of fairy in the sink, gently work it in, rinse and repeat as required, allow to air dry...
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Thanks Andy - I always struggled to get them clean or ruined them in the washer. I will give the Fairly Liquid method a go
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ufo type solid foam applicators from aliexpress. 53p each delivered from China.


Very soft foam and no sharp edges.
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Cheers - I will take a look. Easier than washing them each time I suppose
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At 53p a go they are pretty much disposable
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At 53p a go they are pretty much disposable
I agree. Makes life much easier than worrying about washing and/or cross contamination. Thanks for the info - much appreciated

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