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Old 14-09-2017, 05:52 PM   #1
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Is a Winter Wax a Necessity

Cleaned both cars today and was really happy how the summer waxes are holding up.
Is it really necessary to strip it all back and apply a winter wax, or can i top up my summer wax with a winter wax.
Seems alot of work if you are happy with the condition of the paintwork.

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Old 14-09-2017, 05:57 PM   #2
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i would strip it back mate if you put a 6 month wax on top of a 2 month wax you wont get 6 months only 2 months as that whats underneath it if you get me
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i would strip it back mate if you put a 6 month wax on top of a 2 month wax you wont get 6 months only 2 months as that whats underneath it if you get me
Never thought of that.
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With winter approaching it's best to strip off the old wax, basically prep your car up for winter, there is nothing wrong with using your summer wax per-say, however it's a bit like going out in cold weather without a coat on, your body won't be properly protected from the elements.
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Whats a good winter wax to use?
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have a look on this thread

http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...d.php?t=398508
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Cleaned both cars today and was really happy how the summer waxes are holding up.
Is it really necessary to strip it all back and apply a winter wax, or can i top up my summer wax with a winter wax.
Seems alot of work if you are happy with the condition of the paintwork.

Alan
I wouldn't say necessity but I think it's just more convenient as sometimes in the deep depths of winter it isn't always possible to get a coat of wax down if you're using something that a summer/show wax that will only have 2/3 months durability, also winter waxes are a bit hardier compared to show waxes in the terms that they stand up better to road salts and wash detergents etc
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^This. I'm sure that your current LSP might last but I'd rather be doing a full detail incl polish & was this time of year in preparation than trying to do it in the middle of winter in single temp figures.

That said, I got a new car back in Sept last year and it managed throughout the winter with no problems with just a top up with Sonax BSD after every wash.
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Old 17-09-2017, 09:40 PM   #9
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Whilst there is lots of sense in the autumn / spring decon and new LSP cycle, it's by no means necessary given how many other options there are to protect your car even if the weather isn't being kind.
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Various things about driving in winter conspire to inflict more damage to your paint over that season. The LSP is a sacrificial layer, which means it gets damaged instead of the paint.

That means any LSP is less durable over winter, compared to summer. So what might have been good for 2 months in summer is only OK for 4 or 5 weeks over winter.

So unless you want to be constantly topping it up, you risk more damage to the paintwork with a low-durability product over winter!
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