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dpolen
03-24-2008, 04:55 PM
How warm does it have to be to wax my car?

Only 34 degrees right now, but I want to detail a car for my parents this week. I can leave it in the garage, would probably get up to upper 40s later this week.

Thoughts? I don't want to do any harm to the finish, but I should would like to do them a favor.

trickskier
03-24-2008, 07:35 PM
OMG, I thought this was going SOUTH......................;) :D

dpolen
03-24-2008, 08:30 PM
That's a good one...I never thought about that being referrenced in that capacity when I wrote this.

Answer is above 55 degrees to my request, I found it on the Turtle Wax website.

TMCNo1
03-24-2008, 08:36 PM
I'm glad this thread ended like it did! Had me worried!

Lennyp04
03-24-2008, 09:09 PM
I waxed my vehical today. It got up to around 50. I used meguires....boy it sure shines!!

Slinkyredfoot
03-24-2008, 09:30 PM
If you ever wax below 50F, you will need to buy the wax off product to get the real shine to come out....

Lennyp04
03-24-2008, 09:49 PM
Ill take pics tomorrow...its pretty shiny!!!!

TMCNo1
03-24-2008, 11:48 PM
I waxed my vehical today. It got up to around 50. I used meguires....boy it sure shines!! Ill take pics tomorrow...its pretty shiny!!!!


Careful there Jr., you may be proud of yur vehical, but no pornograffy here on TT!:confused: :rolleyes:

TRBenj
03-25-2008, 10:12 AM
How warm does it have to be to wax my car?

Only 34 degrees right now, but I want to detail a car for my parents this week. I can leave it in the garage, would probably get up to upper 40s later this week.

Thoughts? I don't want to do any harm to the finish, but I should would like to do them a favor.
Im far from an expert, but I suggest you read the directions on the bottle. I believe conventional carnuba waxes should be applied when its warmer (above 50), but synthetics arent as dependant on temps.

Roonie's
03-25-2008, 12:07 PM
Where is a good place to get an electric waxer/polisher and what brand would you recommend?

flipper
03-25-2008, 12:48 PM
I got one from sears that works good and is quite a bit cheaper than some of the rest. I had another made by Turtle Wax that was a POS. Get the pads with Velcro on the back. Well worth it.

flipper
03-25-2008, 12:53 PM
Here it is

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00911506000P?vName=Tools&cName=Portable+Power+Tools&sName=Buffers+%26+Polishers

dpolen
03-25-2008, 02:00 PM
I wish I had one of these last night.
Here it is

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00911506000P?vName=Tools&cName=Portable+Power+Tools&sName=Buffers+%26+Polishers

Lennyp04
03-25-2008, 04:46 PM
heres the promised pics of the car!

32818

32819

Lennyp04
03-25-2008, 04:48 PM
its a 1998 Buick Century

Lennyp04
03-25-2008, 04:49 PM
another...............

Lennyp04
03-25-2008, 04:50 PM
Not bad for a 10 year old car............

88 PS190
03-25-2008, 06:49 PM
You sure polished that turd.

In the end one of those rotary buffers won't get the same finish, you'll always have to clean it up by hand, and you can burn through paint real quick if you let your mind wander.

TMCNo1
03-25-2008, 08:16 PM
Who in the world would airbrush a picture of a kid on the side of their car? Did you get it done next to the henna tattoo and the crack pipe stand down at the beach by "Joe the T-shirt Artist"?:cool: :D

Lennyp04
03-25-2008, 08:29 PM
haha Harold. Atleast its a good looking kid!

As far as polishing goes. My way of thinking is if I'm driving it, it has to look good.

Willski
03-25-2008, 11:21 PM
Lookin good.

Lennyp04
03-25-2008, 11:37 PM
Lookin good.

I hope your talking about the car.....

Willski
03-25-2008, 11:39 PM
Oh yeah. The car....as good as a ten year old century can!!

Lennyp04
03-25-2008, 11:43 PM
Oh yeah. The car....as good as a ten year old century can!!

Yeah for a ten year old car it runs like new. It doesnt quite look like new but for a kid and his first car....and the best part not paying for gas. Now when I get my 94 BMW the gas aspect will be a totally different story!

88 PS190
03-25-2008, 11:59 PM
Now when I get my 94 BMW the gas aspect will be a totally different story! that 94 bmw should probably be capable of quite a bit better fuel economy than your previous vehicle.

Lennyp04
03-26-2008, 06:50 AM
that 94 bmw should probably be capable of quite a bit better fuel economy than your previous vehicle.

Its hard to tell if your being sarcastic. I think it might get a little better then the Buick since the BMW isn't such a big car.

TMCNo1
03-26-2008, 09:20 AM
haha Harold. Atleast its a good looking kid!

As far as polishing goes. My way of thinking is if I'm driving it, it has to look good.

Let's talk 10 year old ghetto cruisers, 22 city, 34 hwy, w/81,000 miles,
32853
32854

Lennyp04
03-26-2008, 04:22 PM
Harold,

You have a buick on rims?

TMCNo1
03-26-2008, 05:03 PM
Yes sir and hand painted factory type custom stripe by the master,
32873

And properly labeled,
32874

Lennyp04
03-26-2008, 05:04 PM
Harold when I get my BMW...I'm gonna have you pinstripe it!