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Old 28-08-2017, 05:37 PM   #1
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Question Help! Waxing help Needed

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Quick Q : If I use a quick wax eg Megs Spray wax as a drying aid do I still need to come back and wax again after the car is dry

I know a total Noob question so my apologies

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Old 28-08-2017, 08:59 PM   #2
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You don't strictly need to, but spray waxes don't have a particularly high durability so you will end up needing to reapply often if that is your only protection.

Better is to give the paint a decontamination then apply a "proper" wax, then your spray wax will act as a top up to that.

There are spray sealants like Sonax BSD, Auto Glanz Smooth Velvet, and others, which can be applied in a spray and wipe fashion like a spray wax, but will last a reasonable amount of time on the car. BSD in particular is known for remarkable durability when used in this way.
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Old 29-08-2017, 10:31 AM   #3
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In my experience, spray wax used as a drying aid will bead and shine for a couple of weeks before it wears off. So if that works for you then great.

You dont need to re-apply it once the car is dry.

As said above, if you want longer lasting protection a paste wax from a tub will give months of shine and protection or maybe consider a longer lasting spray sealant instead of a spray wax.

I have used Autoglym Aquawax for a long time, but have recently moved over to using Sonax Brilliant Shine Detailer as a drying aid, because it will bead and shine for a couple of months.




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I have used Autoglym Aquawax for a long time, but have recently moved over to using Sonax Brilliant Shine Detailer as a drying aid, because it will bead and shine for a couple of months.

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I've used the Aqua wax / Express wax for a long while as well and been very pleased how it tops up the HD wax I was using, just started to use the Aqua wax and BSD mixed together over past 2 weeks and initial results very promising
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I've used the Aqua wax / Express wax for a long while as well and been very pleased how it tops up the HD wax I was using, just started to use the Aqua wax and BSD mixed together over past 2 weeks and initial results very promising
Yes they mix very well together and seems to last quite well.

Its a slightly warmer, slightly less sparkly look than BSD alone and i really like it.
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Yes they mix very well together and seems to last quite well.

Its a slightly warmer, slightly less sparkly look than BSD alone and i really like it.
and I think (from a very quick test) easier to apply / buff off, doesn't seem to grab like BSD on it's own...
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Yes its very smooth, both in application and the finish it leaves.

Recently i have been using AquaWax:BSD mix as a drying aid over the top of FK1000p on my Reflex Silver Golf and it really does look stand-out magnificent, which it never really has before being silver.

Definitely looks classier than using just BSD alone.
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Just want to say a massive thank you to all your replies sorry I haven't replied sooner as with having a new born lad I completely forgot I asked the question its hectic here ha thanks again really do appreciate it .
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If I was to use Sonax BSD as a drying aid would it lubricate the surface enough if for whatever reason there was still gunk on the car. As Sonax themselves say it is thicker than most QDs or with it being thicker would that mean more lubricity just want to minimise the potential for damage
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If I was to use Sonax BSD as a drying aid would it lubricate the surface enough if for whatever reason there was still gunk on the car. As Sonax themselves say it is thicker than most QDs or with it being thicker would that mean more lubricity just want to minimise the potential for damage
Just not worth the risk, I would always make sure the surface is as clean as possible before using a product like BSD.

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