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Old 06-27-2005, 10:29 PM
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NTX wax + hot weather + humidity = bad?

i dont know if the hot illinois weather has somthing to do with it, but i applied some ntx paste wax on to a small portion of my 300 E tonight, and boy was it a pain to remove, i let it sit for a good 45 min before buffing it out, and it was still really oily.... anyone with the same problem?
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Old 06-28-2005, 12:29 AM
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yea, when i waxed my e320 about a month ago i had a lot of trouble getting it off. It wasn't that hot (maybe high 70s low 80s) but pretty humid and cloudy. I dunno what the deal is.
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Old 06-28-2005, 03:33 AM
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You're probably putting it on too thick. A very thin layer is all you need, because you'll wipe all the excess off anyways.
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Old 06-28-2005, 05:37 PM
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Personally, I have never found ease of buffing to be one of NXT's strong points. I found this to be quite a bit of work in my semi-heated garage in the middle of winter! If this is a problem for anybody (and it sort of is for me), similar products are Eagle One Nano Wax, Blackfire, and Turtle Wax Ultra Gloss. With these alternatives, buffing is considerably easier, regardless of the weather.

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Old 06-29-2005, 12:02 PM
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I have found NXT to be one of the easyist to apply and remove I can usually do my whole car in around an hour. You must be applying it wrong.
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Old 06-29-2005, 01:03 PM
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yes, at first i was applying it too thickly, but after my first bad experience, i applied the thinnest coat ever, and that too didnt dry after an hour.
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Old 07-15-2005, 04:16 PM
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I put the wax on really thin, let it dry to a nice haze, and it was quite a pain to buff it all off. There were small areas over the whole car which needed to be rebuffed several times.
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Old 07-15-2005, 04:52 PM
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i thought this wax was really crappy, but i was applying it in 75-85 degree weather with high humidity. id wait till it cools down to around 70 to use ntx, but when you get it to dry right, it will bead off water like no other wax
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Old 07-15-2005, 05:22 PM
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NXT is a synthetic polymer, and one thing polymers have in common is that they are extremely easy to remove, but only when dry.

If NXT, or any other polymer sealant, is difficult to remove, it almost always means that it hasn't set-up yet. It the humidity is high, or if the temperature is low, it takes longer to set up. It might even take an hour.

Use the swipe test. If you swipe it with your finger, and the product comes up, i.e. is powdery and is instantly removed, then it is ready. If the product smears around, then it is not dry.

Also, I was taught at a Meguiar's clinic that people generally use way too much product.

It takes a very small amount to cover your paint. Remember that your intention should be to wax your paint, not to wax your wax.

If the product is dry and it is difficult to remove, then you have used too much.

Last, it is important to apply product in the shade and when the paint is cool to the touch.

If you apply in direct sun and when the paint is still hot, the product will also be difficult to remove.
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Old 07-15-2005, 05:41 PM
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Thanks for the info suginami. One, I probably didn't wait long enough for the wax to dry properly, and I know that I have a penchant for applying too much wax. I'll follow your advice and see how it works out. My wife's Jeep could use a good wax job.
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Old 07-21-2005, 09:34 PM
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I guess I didn't wait either

Well, my first post was going to bash the NTX also, but after reading "suginami's" post I have to withdraw my initial thoughts . I guess I didn't wait long enough either. It really did surprise me that a well respected company like Meguiars would sell inferior products. Now, with all due respect, I might even read the container and see what the chemist are suggesting for their application. If that fails I'll leave the product on longer and try it again. My first attempt left a ghost haze in the white paint of my car. I had to use some turtle wax to remove the haze. I hope the results will be worth the investment for the NXT, we'll see.
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