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Old 02-28-2015, 04:08 PM   #1
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What product to use to buff and wax

I have a guy coming over to buff and wax my Pace Arrow. What is the best product to use? He is gong to use a power buffer.

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Old 02-28-2015, 04:14 PM   #2
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I'm sure you'll get lots of responses and everyone will has his own favorites, but I've been exceptionally pleased with the quality of shine I get with this: http://www.amazon.com/Meguiars-M5032.../dp/B0000AY50X The shine lasts far longer than I'm used to getting from other products.

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Old 02-28-2015, 04:43 PM   #3
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Hi benedicttw,
All the professionals who come to the resort where I own a lot have their own secret formula. The coaches they do (not my coach) look very nice.
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Old 03-01-2015, 04:08 AM   #4
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I'm not sure how this would work on a surface that needs buffing but I use Rejex on everything I own. It's not going to remove any oxidation since it's just a polymer coating but it's the easiest removed "wax" I have found.
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Old 03-01-2015, 06:44 AM   #5
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It really depends on the condition of the surface. If oxidized or faded, it needs a coarser grit rubbing compound and careful buffing. If it is in reasonable good condition and just wants some shine and protection, most any good marine or automotive "wax" (few actually have any wax in them any more) will work fine. And it really shouldn't need much "buffing", since a wipe on, wipe off product like ProtectAll or the Meguiars One-Step will do fine.
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Old 03-01-2015, 07:29 AM   #6
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I use RejeX. No need for a buffer. Wipe on, after 20 minutes wipe off. Hardens in 12 hours. Good for up to one year. That is their claim and I find it so!
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I use whatever my professional detailer chooses as he has been in the business for over 20 years and has worked on my coach for over 10 years.

He makes my 14 year old coach look like a 2 year old coach.

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Old 03-01-2015, 07:40 AM   #8
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Hello - I would offer a cautionary note: whether your coach is painted or has the gel coat finish, a power buffer in the wrong hands can do a lot of damage to the surface. A dual action polisher on the other hand is quite safe and 'cuts' less of the surface.

I would look at this 'guys' work and check references if he is using a buffer (instead of a polisher)

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Old 03-01-2015, 12:20 PM   #9
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I use a Milwaukee Prof. Buffer.
Yes, I agree with other Poster, in the wrong hands you can burn the paint, just bumping into the side by accident.
I use-
Meguiars Mirror Glaze #83 and higher, for Front and Rear cap's.(oxidation)
and I use Rejex on the Front Cap.
& Depending on the Needs
I Sometimes use Meguiars NXT Tech Wax 2.0
PPU The Perfect Wax- Euro-Class, Cream Wax
and in between wax's,
I use,
"Wizards" Mist-n-Shine Prof. Detailer and Micro-Fiber Cloths.

Again, Be Careful if you haven't sued a Prof. Detail-er before so you don't Burn the Materials.
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Well, for waxing,, I have used a variaty of auto waxes,, I still think Simonize is the best but it is also the most work,, I've used several other bands.. ALL of the auto waxes (Well most all) have the same wax. Even the hot wax at the car wash.. Same stuff the grocery waxes apples with by the way.

For buffing, i use both the power buffer and the Armstrong buffer (Elbow Grease,, If your Arm is strong then...,, In short Rags).
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I like using Meguiars Flagship cleaner wax followed by Meguiars Flagship wax. I use a random orbital polisher. If you have vinyl graphics, don't wax them. I only use 303 protectant on the graphics.


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The shine lasts the longest of anything I have used.
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I use a 6" buffer to apply the wax and a 12" buffer to remove it. I use a 50-50 mixture of Meguiar's paste Cleaner/Wax, and Meguiar's Carnauba paste wax.
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I use about any good auto wax, put on by hand then buff off after that go over it by hand with a micro fiber cloth. It's amazing how every body is busy when it's wax time.
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Old 03-01-2015, 07:56 PM   #14
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I have used Nu Finish in the orange bottle. I wipe it on and buff off with a cloth and then buff with an orbital polisher, I just finished doing my coach and it looks new. It was still pretty good from last year and would still bead water, but I decided to do it again.

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