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Im detailing my little IS300 today.

Its finally supposed to be nice weather today, I just went out and bought Meguiars NXT 2.0 wax,NXT tire shine,and a Meguiars clay bar kit. I already have griots garage polish in case I run into any marks that dont come out. But with the car being repainted about a year ago, I think just a wash with dawn,a clay bar,and a coat of wax will do the job just fine. Do you guys think I should put 2 coats of the NXT 2.0 wax on? Or will I be just fine with one coat of wax? I cant wait to see how good my little IS300 will look when im done. Im planning on working on it all day to make sure I do everything perfect. Oh yeah I have a griots garage power buffer or whatever its called too. So I was thinking put the first coat of wax on with the buffer and then put the second coat of wax on by hand? Is that a good idea? Thanks again guys, if you want I will post before and after pictures!
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I recall you don't use a buffer for wax. Hand application will probably give you better coverage. I'd save a power buffer only for correction, or if you have a wax that doesn't come off easily. You should probably do a search to see if NXT 2.0 can be layered or not as not all waxy may be layered. If it can't be layered, then additional coating may only give you better coverage and not thicker coats.

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You can apply waxes with "buffer" i use my porter cable all the time to do this, its nothing new just pick the lowest speed, main thing is the wax has to be able to accept the "heat" from it. Some waxes need heat to break them down whereas others will just haze and turn to dust.

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You can use a buffer, but you shouldn't. You get better coverage with manual application.

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You can use a buffer, but you shouldn't. You get better coverage with manual application.
Agreed. A buffer can do way more damage than good and should only be used if seriously needed. Burned edges and glistening swirl marks look awful in sunlight...

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How often do you guys wax your cars?
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My car is black onyx which is a one-stage paint. The clear-coat and all is mixed in together. I've found Meguiar's Ultimate Paste Wax to be the best solution for this specific paint out of many waxes I've tried. This of course is only if the paint is free of contaminants because this is in no way a cleaning wax, more of a sealing wax. I usually wax it every 3 months and go over the car with Meg's quick detailer after each wash and dry to remove dried water on the paint. Occasionally I'll follow that up with Meg's spray wax just for a quick protection that keeps bugs and contaminants from sticking as easily, especially on the front end.

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I have some of that quick detailer too. Whats its purpose? So you wash your car and then put that on over the whole car? Im assuming thats for in between waxes.
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I use quick detailer but its no where close to putting on a fresh coat of wax. A nice thing to do when drying is to get the majority of the water off of the car and finish the small remanance with a clean towel with some quick detailer on it.

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