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Old    vnon            07-16-2005, 1:59 PM Reply   
I really would like to know if there is a wax and a buffing pad for my orbital buffer that wont make the wax cake up when I try to buff it off. Has anyone had luck with the right combinations? Which pad and which wax?
Thanks, Vance
Old     (peter_c)      Join Date: Sep 2001       07-16-2005, 2:55 PM Reply   
Are you using a foam pad?
Old     (salmon_tacos)      Join Date: Jan 2003       07-16-2005, 4:38 PM Reply   
Whenever I use a random orbit polisher to remove wax, I always go over it with a terry towel first. A quick wipe with the towel will remove the majority of the wax, leaving only a slight film. This way I can go through as many towels as I want to remove the bulk of the wax and don't gum up the more expensive and harder-to-swap buffing pads.
Old    vnon            07-16-2005, 4:54 PM Reply   
I apply the wax by hand which is no problem. But when I try to buff it off with the buffer which is fake fur like it cakes up. Salmon tacos...good idea thanks.
Old    swass            07-16-2005, 8:46 PM Reply   
That's a buffing pad. You need a terry bonnet for applying or removing wax.

Go here:

And then select "Buffers, Polishers and Pads"
Old     (salmon_tacos)      Join Date: Jan 2003       07-17-2005, 9:44 AM Reply   
Oops. I guess I meant to say, "terry bonnets," instead of, "buffing pads." Yeah, I don't think lamb's wool or its synthetic equivalent would be very good for removing wax.
Old     (jklein)      Join Date: May 2001       07-18-2005, 12:18 PM Reply   
If you're using lambs wool to remove the wax, run a phillips screw driver over it while the polisher is running to knock off the clumps of wax. Always let your wax dry well before removing from the vehicle.


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