Just one more wax question.

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T he guys at Collinite told me to apply Insulator wax in one direction, either vertical or horizontal. I buffed it off in a circular motion and it looked fine. I went on you tube and a guy says to buff it either in a horizontal or vertical way. Which is the right way? Thank you Stay safe
 
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IDK if this is the correct answer but, I don't think it matters. However, it could be paint color dependent to avoid that swirling effect on darker colors. Many prefer long strokes when applying & removing(vertical or horizontal) and has been one school of thought in order to avoid that swirling effect(into the paint surface) from pressure when applying by hand. I for one, prefer to do long strokes, e.g., *From the windshield toward the front fascia. *Or on the trunk, from tail light to tail light. *On the roof, from front windshield toward the rear. *And long horizontal strokes down the sides of the vehicle. Many folks apply & remove in a circular motion with fine results(color dependent).
 
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Removing the wax in one direction vs using a circular motion helps reduce swirl marks in the finish. Easier said than done!
Originally Posted by rrretiree7
T he guys at Collinite told me to apply Insulator wax in one direction, either vertical or horizontal. I buffed it off in a circular motion and it looked fine. I went on you tube and a guy says to buff it either in a horizontal or vertical way. Which is the right way? Thank you Stay safe
 
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If the clear coat has not been corrected, use long strokes vertical with the car. If the clear coat has been corrected, circular is fine as long as the pad/micro fiber is clean. Dual action polishers work with this method. Swirls are mirco abrasions when dirt/grit is introduced to the clear coat.
 
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