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Do You Wax the Vanagon ??
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:48 pm    Post subject: Do You Wax ?? Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Do You Wax ?? Reply with quote

Washing, polishing, waxing, waterless wash between hose washes - it is all part of my exterior regime.

If you don't because it seems like a lot of work then perhaps you might explore some of the modern 'wax' products that are much easier & quicker yet quite effective.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Do You Wax ?? Reply with quote

My current van is a long ways off from seeing any benefit of wax (bad paint, seam rust, bonds, etc.). Regardless, I’m a very infrequent waxer.

Like Awahnee’s my original paint ‘85 looked good with wax before I sold it...
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Do You Wax ?? Reply with quote

I waited a year before I waxed mine. Got tons of black, road git, and bugs form the van mostly under the Bra shinned like new after and I could tell she was happy.

Not OG paint but helped very much.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Do You Wax ?? Reply with quote

Never been a waxer, but now that the clearcoat is peeling on the nose of the camper I should probably polish and wax to help it look a little better.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Do You Wax ?? Reply with quote

Yes.

Please Specify: Lyrical, poetic, or nostalgic? Wink

Tried about everything, phased through Mother's Carnauba (crap) and Nu Finish Carnauba (decent), back to Nu-Finish liquid as for most of last twenty years. Classic Carnauba paste was a longtime fave, but think it's NLA.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Do You Wax ?? Reply with quote

Funny thing when you drive old vehicles that you do body repairs on or MIGHT repaint......... why wax it and ratchet up the chances of paint failure due to surface contamination? It is far easier to NOT wax and live with it as is than it is to use wax/silicone removers and hope you did a good job getting it into every nook and cranny.

Newer cars? If I can I will but honestly it is a task best postponed while you do more enjoyable or more pressing tasks.

I haven't waxed a car in 15-20 years I reckon.......... (even new ones off the lot)

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Do You Wax ?? Reply with quote

Was doesn't cause paint failure.

Lack of wax indeed does.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Do You Wax ?? Reply with quote

For me, waxing a car by hand is something that I find very gratifying. I will dedicate hours for it. I really enjoy polishing old factory paint.

Meguiar's "mirror glaze" products range from a heavy cut to a show polish.

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https://www.meguiars.com/professional/products/meg...0716-16-oz
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Do You Wax ?? Reply with quote

I painted NTROPY ten years ago. Never waxed it. Didn’t even bother buffing out the clear coat after painting. Color me lazy.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Do You Wax ?? Reply with quote

I waxoyl.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Do You Wax ?? Reply with quote

outcaststudios wrote:
I waxoyl.


Nice!

Me too. Heavily every couple years.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Do You Wax ?? Reply with quote

I wax at least once a year, even though my van lives in the garage most of the time. It has a lot to do with pride of ownership. BTW, I wax all of my vehicles, just to keep them looking good.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Do You Wax ?? Reply with quote

dobryan wrote:
outcaststudios wrote:
I waxoyl.


Nice!

Me too. Heavily every couple years.


Dave sold me on Fluid Film when he showed it to me in person. Thanks man!

I waxed my van once. I try to wax my vehicles every two years. It's a lot of work. Sometimes I even use clay bar before to get more dirt.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Do You Wax ?? Reply with quote

I do not wax the engine...

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...but I do enjoy it being clean.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Do You Wax ?? Reply with quote

Just like chess pieces

The king gets a raincoat
The Queen a wax
The Bishop a polish
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Do You Wax ?? Reply with quote

Ahwahnee wrote:
I do not wax the engine...

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...but I do enjoy it being clean.

I have to ask. Maybe this doesn't belong here, but your alternator bolt goes through the back...is that correct?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Do You Wax ?? Reply with quote

the paint protects the metal

and the wax protects the paint



unfortunately, no wax can protect paint from rock strikes or the uric acid from bird droppings

dunno re insect strikes
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Do You Wax ?? Reply with quote

Ahwahnee wrote:
Washing, polishing, waxing, waterless wash between hose washes - it is all part of my exterior regime.

If you don't because it seems like a lot of work then perhaps you might explore some of the modern 'wax' products that are much easier & quicker yet quite effective.

Original paint...

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What color is that’s?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Do You Wax ?? Reply with quote

shagginwagon83 wrote:
Ahwahnee wrote:
I do not wax the engine...

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...but I do enjoy it being clean.

I have to ask. Maybe this doesn't belong here, but your alternator bolt goes through the back...is that correct?
. Mine does too, is your 83 1/2 different?
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