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    Applying paste wax via G110v2 or other D/A

    We all know that we're supposed to apply wax in a very thin layer, and many of us prefer using a G110v2 or other D/A for this purpose. Of course a liquid wax makes it a bit easier to get product from container to pad, but what about those who like paste waxes? Butter knife, spatula or even fingertips can be used to transfer product from container to pad, but there is a better way.

    Our new W9204 Soft Buff 4" finish pad is about to hit the market (along with the W8204 polishing and W7204 cutting pads, of course) and these are perfect for applying paste wax via G110v2.

    Here we have a brand spanking new can of NXT Generation Tech Wax 2.0 Paste:


    See, not a mark in it!


    A W9204 Soft Buff 4" pad mounted to a G110v2 looks ready to just drop right into the can.


    And in fact, it's a perfect fit. You don't even need to switch the tool on; just put a bit of pressure on the pad and swirl it around inside the can (yes, in this case "swirl" is a good thing!) Turning the tool on, even at a low speed, can tend to pick up too much product and can even be a bit tricky.


    Here is the wax transferred to the face of the pad. Honestly, this is almost excessive, and what you see here was more than enough to cover the entire hood of a PT Cruiser.


    Application is straightforward and identical to using a larger pad. The tool is still set to speed 3 and light to moderate pressure is applied. It really doesn't take any longer to apply with the small pad compared to the larger pad, and getting into tight areas or along A-pillars is a snap.


    After covering the whole hood, the pad still looked like this. It felt damp to the touch and probably had enough product on the face to cover a fender or most of a door. Don't automatically keep adding more product to the pad just because - if you can transfer a film of product to the paint, then continue to do so. A little really does go a long way.


    A thin and uniform layer applied and allowed to dry. Piece of cake!!


    This is how the can looked after use - you can barely tell that anything was removed from the can!! Coverage was uniform but thin, and wipe off was extremely easy once the wax was fully dry. And it dried very quickly, too!


    These pads will be available very soon (some of you may have 4" pads from a competitor already), so don't let the fact that you apply wax with a D/A prevent you from using a paste wax if you so desire.


    Oh, and one final note: a big Thank You to my wife, Lynda, for pulling camera duty on Valentine's Day!!
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    Re: Applying paste wax via G110v2 or other D/A

    Nice info, thanks! I've been watching ADS, patiently awaiting "available" status on the 4" pads.
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    Re: Applying paste wax via G110v2 or other D/A

    Great post Mike! This goes the same for M16.
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    Re: Applying paste wax via G110v2 or other D/A

    Great advice! Thanks Mike.
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    Re: Applying paste wax via G110v2 or other D/A

    Thanks for sharing Mike. I've been using the 4" cyclo pads (w/ the PC) to apply pastes for the longest time (it also wears down the wax evenly inside the tin, which I like), but now that you guys have come out with the 4" pads, the cyclo pads will be history. Can't wait to get some when they are available shorty here soon.

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    Re: Applying paste wax via G110v2 or other D/A

    I see a match made in heaven for these new pads plastX and headlight lenses or any plastics.

    My wifes car headlights is going to be a perfect test for me, lots of pics!

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    Re: Applying paste wax via G110v2 or other D/A

    Mike what backing plate is used ?
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    Re: Applying paste wax via G110v2 or other D/A

    Quote Originally Posted by speed3blackmica View Post
    Mike what backing plate is used ?

    Hey speed......

    It looks like a Buff & Shine 3.5" Backing Plate..... Shown here http://www.autodetailingsolutions.ne...ing-plate.html

    I have a 3" Shown here http://www.autodetailingsolutions.net/358.html Using this adapter http://www.autodetailingsolutions.net/da5816.html
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    Here’s a picture with them on my G100.



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    Re: Applying paste wax via G110v2 or other D/A

    Mike, how much product did you end up using to wax the rest of your PT Cruiser?

    Also, have you tried this out with M16 yet?
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    Re: Applying paste wax via G110v2 or other D/A

    You can still use the big pads too. I use the purple applicator and get a good amount on it then smear a streak across the paint and then pick it up with the DA.

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