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Old 08-30-2013, 11:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Whiplash View Post
what are your waxing thought primo, on horizontal surfaces front to back and vertical surfaces top to bottom?? i'm sure you've tried a 1000 or so application methods, and if you've tried it have you noticed better light refraction?
There is no difference in direction, but there could be a difference in overlapping, pressure, and products used.

Permanent coatings obviously take more time and thought, but even semi permanent coatings and sealants can create high spots. Directions generally include straight line passes in one direction, followed by perpendicular passes to create a hatched effect which ensures even coverage. Some waxes and sealants suggest a second coat to provide even coverage, whereas others discourage it because the solvents used in waxes/sealants can strip the previous coat, or conversely, create high spots.

Straight line does allow for better paint correction in the event that you do have debris caught under your applicator and induce marring.
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