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Old 23-08-2018, 11:07 AM   #1
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Topping-up wax

Hi all,
What's the general approach for keeping your wax layer topped up? I plan on getting the paint corrected, and then keeping it well, but trying to figure out if I should be planning on stripping back wax and re-applying, or just re-applying every month or 2nd month on top of what's there?

I've currently got plenty of Megiuars Gold Class Liquid Wax and Megs Ultimate Liquid Wax, so plan to use these up before trying anything different.

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Old 23-08-2018, 11:12 AM   #2
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Topping-up wax

Once you’ve got / had the car to the end stage for waxing, providing there is no need to polish etc again, I tend to wax again on top if I’m using same wax...but this could be once a month or sometimes more
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Just wax on top, remember ultimate wax is actually a sealant not a wax
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I generally do fallout/tar/clay on spots as I notice them on weekly washes then apply protection on the panels effected if I have time.

Seems to work well then before the winter I will use something to strip all protection off so I can seal/coat etc back for the harsher months.
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Old 23-08-2018, 12:21 PM   #5
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With hard waxes like Collinite and Fusso I have found even within a couple of months of weekly washing with or without top ups using a drying aid like Sonax brilliant shine detailer, the wax gets embedded with bonded contaminants that ideally need clay to remove first.
Otherwise when you apply the next layer of wax, the surface will feel course, the wax grabby and hard to apply, resulting in a thicker layer being layed down and a more difficult buff.
For me, if I don't want to go through extra time with clay or fallout remover etc and just want to lay an extra layer of protection, I'll go for either a drying aid style LSP like Sonax BSD or Gtechniq C2V3, or a wipe on and walk away product like Optimum Optiseal, or something like Carpro HydrO2.
Ie. Anything other than a hard wax so you may be fine with your Megs liquid wax meaning my post is meaningless
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If I'm using the same wax then I'll simple add another layer on top of the existing without stripping back

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Try coating the bonnet then just apply on the rest of the car over wax, you will then have a test sample to see which option works best for you.

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If it's a month or two later, a hand applied paint cleaner and fine polish, like Blackmax or BH Cleanser Polish can give you a nice slick surface to re-apply your LSP.
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