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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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Wow... I just searched for "washing and waxing" and holy crap. I thought it was a simple hose it off, grab the wax and wipe on and wipe off eazy peazy done.

After reading the guide I'm not sure where to start and what is needed and what isn't. I just want to keep it simple.

So I shouldn't have any issues if once a year I use the merino wool wash mitt and Sonax Shampoo to wash it down, then clay bar it, apply CQuartz, and then touch up with Aquawax. or should I hand wax it after the CQuartz?

I want the truck to look nice and take care of her but she isn't going to SEMA any time soon.

Oh, I do have a clear bra on the front, I'm assuming just stay away from that with all the chemicals?
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