I'm going to use this topic to tell you about waxing my car for the first time.
Well first of, I didn't take any pictures.
I started with a thorough washing, then and with the car still wet clayed it with born slippy and bilt hamber clay bar. This part was tough, I mean it's not difficult, but it takes time and when I finished I was pretty beaten up!
Next step was to rinse the car with plenty of water to clean of all the excess of lubricant. Dried the car with waffle weave towel and started to apply lime prime lite. I found it easy to apply and didn't have any problems with it I enjoyed it very much and the result was awesome the car looked great after.
I didn't apply the wax immediately after lpl. It was late when I finish so I decided to wax the next day. This is when the problems started. Waxing was terrible for me. The car has a bluish silver colour so it made it hard for me to see the layer of wax being applied and when it started to haze. I read that hazing should occur between five to 15 min after applying the wax, but I found it to occur under five minutes. I read that temperature and humidity influence the curing process.
I applied two coats of wax, the first in the morning and the second about six hours after the first. The only difference between coats was that the first was applied inside the garage and the second I decided to apply outside in the shade (It was easy to see the wax).
Waxing for me was the worst part of the process because I had some issues with it and didn't have the feel that it was a job well-done even though I tried to be very thorough.
This was all done in the last weekend. Yesterday started to rain and was the first time that I saw that beautiful water beading effect that everyone talks about and shows in "after" photos. Awesome
That's when I knew I did a pretty decent job. I'm pretty sure I made some mistakes, but for my first time I was pretty proud.