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Old 04-01-2015
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Default Cold weather wax/wax techniques

I have to wax the boat tomorrow and high is only supposed to be 49. Boat is clean after using no rinse 3m sharpshooter. What is best technique in colder weather to wax? Last year i hand applied mothers brazilian gold cleaner wax on the both sides of hull then wiped off with using the 3 rag technigue. did a small sampl area yesterday using same technique (waited about 15 mons to haze) and area came out pretty poorly.
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Default Re: Cold weather wax/wax techniques

If possible, air movement will help the wax haze up - even a fan blowing air will help. It doesn't need to blow directly on the paint, but even parallel to the paint surface is an improvement.

Any chance of an off-angle sun to somewhat warm the surface? Too much may make the wax removal difficult, but a little heat can help.
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It is a boat and it is outside. Would applying by hand and machine buffing it out work better in sub 50 degree weather? Also Does it take longer to haze up once aplied and if so, in 49 degree weather, how long to wait to buff/wipe off?
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Default Re: Cold weather wax/wax techniques

Generally speaking, buffers are used to apply the wax, and then it's removed by hand. Let the machine do the work of aplying a thin, even coat. Then wipe with a couple of microfiber towels and you'll be fine. Using the buffer for applying, particularly with a cleaner wax, will let the machine and product do the work of removing any oxidation on the surface.

The haze time is dependent on temperature and air movement. We generally suggest applying waxes in 50º+ temperatures, so 49º should be fine. I can't give you a timeframe for it hazing - just wipe your finger across the surface, and if it breaks away cleanly, you'll know it's time to remove.
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I have not seen any issues waxing at 50 F or so and it did not take significantly longer to haze. The key to easy removal is just not over apply with a thin even coat.
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