Beginner Buffer for Wax Removal?

Discussion in 'Car Detailing Product Discussion' started by JiveMasterT, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. JiveMasterT

    JiveMasterT Virgin Detailer

    I've been waxing and buffing my cars by hand for years and I'm thinking about getting a machine to make the process less grueling. Is there an inexpensive machine I can get that will aid in wax removal after I've applied it by hand? I'm not looking to do paint correction or anything like that - I just want to not dread the wax removal process.

    Any articles or threads I should look at would be most appreciated.
  2. D&D Auto Detailing

    D&D Auto Detailing DB Forum Supporter

    Apply less or get a new wax.
  3. JiveMasterT

    JiveMasterT Virgin Detailer

    Err, right. I can do that, except that it doesn't really help when I'm trying to do 2 cars in a day.
  4. Pureshine

    Pureshine DB Pro Supporter

    If your just waxing you should be able to do two cars in a day. I wax all my customers cars by hand and I do 2-3 washes/waxes a day. If I don't have any paint corrections to do. The wax shouldn't be that hard to get off. Are you doing one panel at a time?
  5. daveinsweethome

    daveinsweethome DB Forum Supporter

    someone once told me to use a fingernails worth of wax for an entire car. havent reached that yet but i cut way way down on amount applied.. wowo type waxes make it easier and look great to boot.
  6. JoeyV

    JoeyV Welcome to Detailing

    You shouldn't be REMOVING wax with a buffer. You should be applying a liquid wax with a random orbital and buffing off by hand. If it's as much of a pain as you're making it out to be, I think you're using too much wax or just a bad one. Either way, a Random orbital polisher with a blue or red pad to apply it + a new wax will be great for you.
  7. Bmer89

    Bmer89 DB Forum Supporter

    What they said. Using a buffer will only create dust, which defeats the point of going faster. What wax are you using? Wax/sealant should be applied in very thin layers, and should be pretty effortless to remove. Using a dual action polisher on a low speed setting makes for swift, thin, and even application of sealants, but you still remove it by and using a quality microfiber towel.
  8. Erik Mejia

    Erik Mejia Obsessive Detailer

    Optimum Car Wax might just be your new best friend. Good durability and super easy application method.

    What wax are you using now? Can you describe your application method?

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