Wax Incorporation

Smears, Wax Impregnation, Wax Incorporation, Wax Retention, Wax Under Film, Wet Spots

Wax Incorporation

DESCRIPTION
Smears or dull areas in the paint film. The affected areas may feel greasy.

CAUSE
Absorption of wax into the paint film due to:
a) Application of wax polish before the paint has fully hardened.
b) Excessive or incorrect use of polish or compound.
c) Poor polishing technique.
d) Storage of wax protected vehicles under hot conditions.

PREVENTION
a) Allow the surface to harden fully before polishing.
b) Use only recommended products, use as instructed.
c) Use correct polishing techniques, ensure that the gloss level is even over the entire surface.
d) Protect stored vehicles from excessive heat.

RECTIFICATION
Apply a solvent cleaner, followed by polishing with a non-wax polish. Repeat until all wax has been bled from the surface, then repolish.

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