Using Meguiar's Even Coat Applicator to apply NXT Spray Wax
With the introduction of the new high quality tools in Meguiar's new Accessory line, the question recently came up,
"How well will the new Even Coat Applicator work to apply Meguiar's Spray Waxes?"
Since I have a couple of prototype applicator pads in my possession, as well as some samples of Meguiar's new Supreme Shine Microfiber polishing cloths, I thought I would wash the Pilot and test out the new applicators for applying a spray wax and the new microfibers for removing the dried spray wax.
First, I washed the Pilot using NXT Car Wash and a Lambs Wool Wash Mitt. To document how long it took me from start to finish, I turned on the Time Stamp feature on my Sony Mavica FD97 Digital Camera.
Even Coat Applicator
NXT Generation Spray Wax
Supreme Shine Microfiber
It was getting late and another question that recently was asked was,
"Does temperature affect application and removal?"
So I plan on paying close attention to the ease or difficulty of application and removal as well as document the temperature and humidity.
Here's a screen shot of the temperature and humidity available online as supplied by www.weather.com for Apple Valley, CA at the time I started.
Even Coat Applicator Pads - Prototypes
These new applicator pads use a high quality microfiber sewn over a soft foam pad inside. The size of this pad makes it easy to hold in your hand while applying a variety of liquid products.
Even Coat Applicator Pad and NXT Spray Wax
Applying NXT Spray Wax directly to one side of the Even Coat Applicator Pad
After dampening one side of the Even Coat Applicator pad with NXT Spray Wax, I began to apply a thin, even coat to the Pilot's finish.
I found the new Even Coat Microfiber Applicator Pad to apply and spread a nice, even coating of the NXT Spray Wax. It's important when applying any wax whether it's a paste wax, a liquid wax, or a spray wax to apply a thin, even coating. Excess wax on the surface merely wastes product and makes removal more difficult.
Just to note, I did apply wax to the roof also.
After I applied wax to all of the exterior paint, I stopped and took this photo for the time stamp. It took me less than 20 minutes to apply a thin even coating of NXT Spray Wax to the entire finish including chrome and plastic headlight covers and taillights.
I let the wax dry for approximately 10-12 minutes before removing it. This is how long it took before it began to haze. This is much longer than it usually takes in warmer weather. So temperature does affect drying time. I did not notice any increased difficulty in removing this wax at this temperature.
To remove the dried wax, I used Meguiar's brand new Supreme Shine Microfiber polishing cloth. These new microfiber polishing cloths are incredibly soft and plush to the touch. They are larger than Meguiar's Ultimate Wipe,
And thicker than the Ultimate Wipe. Meguiar's Ultimate Wipe premium quality microfibers are still excellent microfiber polishing cloths, but now you have another option for your personal preference.
Unique Quality Features
Â· Incredibly plush microfiber produces amazing mirror-like shine on all finishes.
Â· Thick, deep, dual-sided microfiber pile absorbs three times more than traditional terry towels for amazing results.
Â· Safety edging eliminates the possibility of scratching.
Â· Pre-washed for maximum absorbency.
Â· Clear coat safe
Part Number: X2010
Suggested Retail Price $3.99
Here's shot of the Pilot right after I finished making my last wipe to remove the wax. I used one Supreme Shine Microfiber polishing cloth for the entire finish and it took me approximately 15 minutes to remove the wax. I did notice it was a little harder to remove then it is in warmer temperatures.
It was getting pretty dark and the 2.1 Mega-pixel Sony doesn't do well in low light. Here's some after shots with the Sony.
I lightened the best one to give a better view.
Now I've switched over to the Cannon Digital Rebel and pulled the Pilot out to an area where what's left of the sun is still shining. It's approximately 8 minutes after 6:00pm
My opinion: the new Even Coat Applicators work great for applying a spray wax.