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    the exception might be some cleaner waxes, and even then, the abrasiveness is SO mild, you could wax everyday and it wouldnt mess up your paint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redline927
    the exception might be some cleaner waxes, and even then, the abrasiveness is SO mild, you could wax everyday and it wouldnt mess up your paint.
    Alrighty then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redline927
    the exception might be some cleaner waxes, and even then, the abrasiveness is SO mild, you could wax everyday and it wouldnt mess up your paint.
    Not true. I actually know a guy who eventually waxed through the paint on his volvo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trainrex
    Not true. I actually know a guy who eventually waxed through the paint on his volvo.
    By hand or buffer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redline927
    the exception might be some cleaner waxes, and even then, the abrasiveness is SO mild, you could wax everyday and it wouldnt mess up your paint.
    what about meguiars NXT wax. I thought that had a mild abrasive in it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 04.SPT.WRX
    By hand or buffer?
    By hand. He bought a 1993 850 Volvo brand new, and waxed it just about every weekend. After about 4-5 years, he eventually broke through the paint on the hood.

    Our cars have two or three stage paint depending on the color. Basecoat - clearcoat, or basecoat - midcoat - clearcoat. You won't notice it right away, but everytime you wax, you are taking a tiny layer of clear off. If you waxed a single stage car (one coat of color that dries glossy), you will see the color on the applicator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trainrex
    By hand. He bought a 1993 850 Volvo brand new, and waxed it just about every weekend. After about 4-5 years, he eventually broke through the paint on the hood.

    Our cars have two or three stage paint depending on the color. Basecoat - clearcoat, or basecoat - midcoat - clearcoat. You won't notice it right away, but everytime you wax, you are taking a tiny layer of clear off. If you waxed a single stage car (one coat of color that dries glossy), you will see the color on the applicator.
    I had a car years ago like that. Now that I remember, it was disturbing to see paint on the applicator.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 04.SPT.WRX
    I had a car years ago like that. Now that I remember, it was disturbing to see paint on the applicator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trainrex
    By hand. He bought a 1993 850 Volvo brand new, and waxed it just about every weekend. After about 4-5 years, he eventually broke through the paint on the hood.

    Our cars have two or three stage paint depending on the color. Basecoat - clearcoat, or basecoat - midcoat - clearcoat. You won't notice it right away, but everytime you wax, you are taking a tiny layer of clear off. If you waxed a single stage car (one coat of color that dries glossy), you will see the color on the applicator.
    maybe you can tell us what kind of wax he used? seems a little, i dont know, sketchy? If he was into detailing as much as to wax every weekend, (i dont know the guy, so i could be wrong) then i would assume he used polishes quite frequently? THEN i could see that happening. But to lay down a coat of wax over clearcoat, and just attempt to build up that coat (it wouldnt do anything after a while), i dont know how it could happen. You know why you cant remove swirls and micromarring by waxing alone? Because wax isnt even abrasive enough to smooth out the edges of fine marring in clearcoat.

    Perhaps your friend had some case of clearcoat failure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redline927
    maybe you can tell us what kind of wax he used? seems a little, i dont know, sketchy? If he was into detailing as much as to wax every weekend, (i dont know the guy, so i could be wrong) then i would assume he used polishes quite frequently? THEN i could see that happening. But to lay down a coat of wax over clearcoat, and just attempt to build up that coat (it wouldnt do anything after a while), i dont know how it could happen. You know why you cant remove swirls and micromarring by waxing alone? Because wax isnt even abrasive enough to smooth out the edges of fine marring in clearcoat.

    Perhaps your friend had some case of clearcoat failure.
    Maybe i will consult some professionals on Autopia.


    damn the websites not working.
    Have you ever waxed a single stage paintjob? If not, try it.

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    I wax my a** more than my car.(once every 3 months)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trainrex
    Have you ever waxed a single stage paintjob? If not, try it.
    no im not very familiar with old paint jobs. Was it clearcoated?

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