The mad poll maker
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Join Date: Mar 2003
Re: How long to leave products on car ?
The thing is... the wax needs to dry...
Some products dry for 10 minutes, before being completely dried out and ready to buff, some products take hours before they are completely dry!
Most consumer products are designed to be easy to use, thus they can be buffed after 5-15 minutes. The really hardcore professional stuff have speciality products that don't use fast drying solvents so they take much longer!
I do have some products for sale that need atleast 24 hour drying time, before all the extra stuff (the ingredients that make waxes more liquid) dry off. and you have to wait another 24 hours after buffing for the buffed wax to really harden.
So it's mostly up to the wax (and the climate) how long it should be on before buffing.
And about waxing in direct sunlight... the sunlight it self isn't harmfull... what is, is that the sunlight heats up the cars paintwork, which in turn "burns" the wax that is applied on it making it harder to apply and polish.
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