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    Default What am I doing wrong?

    Help! I've been picking up a lot of stone chips on my new siggy over the past month or so and even though the car was beautifully cleaned by andy.l before I picked it up and water beads well on the bodywork, I thought it wouldn't do any harm if I put a layer of good wax on it.

    Tin of Collonite 915 arrived on Friday. Parked the car round the back of the house out of the sun today, washed it, dried it down and applied the wax to half the bonnet with the supplied applicator. Left it to dry as per instructions and set about removing it with microfibre cloth. really hard to remove and in spite of my best efforts there are streaks visible. Not the wornderful result I'm used to seeing posted on here by other guys.

    Any ideas?

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    Sounds like you are putting too much on.

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    Then we can advise what you've done wrong..........

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    Was it a damp cloth you used as per the instructions on the side of the tin...?

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    Did you leave it too long before you removed the wax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenboy View Post
    Then we can advise what you've done wrong..........
    Haven't yet mastered getting my pics down to 100kb!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penfold101 View Post
    Was it a damp cloth you used as per the instructions on the side of the tin...?
    No, used the foam applicator which came with the tin from i4detailing. Maybe should've tried it damp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed taylor View Post
    Did you leave it too long before you removed the wax.
    I think it was a combination of putting it on too thick and then having to wait too long before it dried to a haze. Got everything looking OK again with the trusty old megs cleaner wax. I'll try the collinite again next decent weekend. Thanks for your suggestions folks.

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    Yes wet the foam pad and try and park in the shade.

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