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    UQW Technique

    Hey guys, the last couple times I've used UQW after a wash I've later noticed some "over spray" I didn't notice when wiping.

    How do you guys use UQW to cut down on this? Especially if it's windy, the stuff seems to just fly everywhere (I don't have a garage ).

    Do you guys just spray down the whole car and then wipe it all? Or do one panel at a time, but then go back over the car closely afterwards?

    I thought I was going over it closely afterwards but I still always find a spot or two with some misting of UQW left behind. If I do leave some behind, should I just go over with some UQD and wipe it down, or can I just use some more UQW?


    Thanks in advance for any small pointers. I know it's something minor, just curious.

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    Re: UQW Technique

    Spray your cloth.

    Once the cloth gets damp with the product, you wont need to add too much either.
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    Re: UQW Technique

    As Murr said spray your microfiber towel with UQW. If your towel is dry it just tries to absorb the product instead of spreading it therefore it's so hard to get even coverage.

    Use second dry microfiber cloth for final wipe. I usually go panel by panel as it's easier to evenly cover the entire vehicle that way.

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    Re: UQW Technique

    Ahhh, okay thanks guys. I'll try that out next time. Preciate it.

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    Re: UQW Technique

    You definitely do not want to spray the whole car and then come back and wipe off. Either get your towel damp and then wipe section by section, or just spray and wipe as you go, much like you would with a quick detailer spray. Either method is fine, so use the one that works best for you.
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    Re: UQW Technique

    Now I'm confused. Mike Phillips said to apply to the whole car, http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=28577
    For the past couple of months using UQW I've been following Mike Phillips method as posted on the above link.

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    Re: UQW Technique

    Hey wait a second here, there was a sticky about the proper application of UQW and it states to apply to the whole car and wipe off the panels in the order in which you applied the product so you let the product flash dry.

    Here is the sticky by the way... http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=28577
    Last edited by OhioCarBuff; Nov 22nd, 2010 at 04:03 PM. Reason: to add link to the sticky I referenced

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    Re: UQW Technique

    Quote Originally Posted by blkmiata View Post
    Now I'm confused. Mike Phillips said to apply it to the whole car.
    http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums...ad.php?t=28577
    Quote Originally Posted by OhioCarBuff View Post
    Hey wait a second here, there was a sticky about the proper application of UQW and it states to apply to the whole car and wipe off the panels in the order in which you applied the product so you let the product flash dry.

    Here is the sticky by the way... http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=28577

    Yes, you can apply it to the whole car and then come back and wipe off after if your application method is via a towel dampened with the product.

    But mattya802 was asking this....

    Quote Originally Posted by mattya802 View Post
    Do you guys just spray down the whole car and then wipe it all?
    ...and that is not recommended.

    In reality, the product dries so fast that whether you wipe down the whole car with a dampened towel or you use it much as you would a quick detailer (except for the fact that you want the car free of dust when using UQW) the end result is going to be the same.

    As it is, you'll find just about every Meguiar's employee who uses UQW (and plenty of us do on a very regular basis) uses it section by section rather than wiping down the whole car and then wiping it all off. Check out the Quik Tips Video showing use of the product - Meguiar's Quik Tips Video Series - Waxing Your Car in 15 Minutes or Less
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    Re: UQW Technique

    Awesome, thanks for the further clarification.

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    Re: UQW Technique

    Everytime I use UQW, it leaves some light streaks on the paint.
    Normally I spray, spread with a dampened cloth and then final wipe with some microfiber supreme shine. I do each panel at time. Ex, only one door, trunk. If it's a larger area like roof or hood, I divide in two sections.
    What I am doing wrong?

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