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I just used Americana for the first time today and have a couple of questions.Is it supposed to be hard as a rock in the container?The wax would move around in the tub as I put my applicator in there.Is this normal?Any other advice?

 

 

Yep Jason, thats how a GOOD paste was is supposed to be... like a brick.

 

The wax moving around is a result of how its made, its mixed/poured hot. As it cools it contracts and takes up less room in the pot. As the others suggested simply pinch the tub to keep it from moving. As time goes on little fragments of wax will fill that gap between the container than the block and hold it in place.

 

Lets see some pics!!

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Yep Jason, thats how a GOOD paste was is supposed to be... like a brick.

 

The wax moving around is a result of how its made, its mixed/poured hot. As it cools it contracts and takes up less room in the pot. As the others suggested simply pinch the tub to keep it from moving. As time goes on little fragments of wax will fill that gap between the container than the block and hold it in place.

 

Lets see some pics!!

 

This man knows all. :cheers:

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Another related question.

I too tried it for the first time the other night. Did both my Ranger and my wife's Charger in about 90 minutes!!!

 

Do I need to wait before putting a coat of BSG over it?

 

I did notice that the reflections in the hood seemed to be sharper/crisper on the way to work after the Americana treatment:thumbsup:

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Another related question.

I too tried it for the first time the other night. Did both my Ranger and my wife's Charger in about 90 minutes!!!

 

Do I need to wait before putting a coat of BSG over it?

 

I did notice that the reflections in the hood seemed to be sharper/crisper on the way to work after the Americana treatment:thumbsup:

 

Nope its not like the MSW, it doesn't need to "cure" - simply wax on, wax off, BSG away.

 

I do like to let mine sit in the sun for awhile after a coat of americana, I guess it just makes me feel better.

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Americana is typically ready for another layer of Americana within 10-15 minutes of the first application... if you're going to layer with BSG the same time frame or a tad more would be ideal. You just want to make sure the base coat of Americana has fully bonded with the paint.

 

:bow:

 

Dylan knows better than I.

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I did mr Ranger again today between rain storms. It get to sit in the garage next week because of spring break!! Anyways I used 2 coats of Americana followed by BSG. I followed Dylan's advice and waited about 15 minutes between coats because it was cool here lower 40 degree temps. I posted pictures in the truck section.

 

Now my question,

After the first coat I used my Ultra soft blue towels to wipe it off. After the second coat I used the older white soft towels to wipe it off. Is the all right? Did the blue towels replaced the white towels?

Thanks,

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I'm up to 7 coats of APW! It goes on so nice and comes off soooo easy.

 

I can't :help:myself!!!!

 

I know it's overkill, but it's great therapy... :willy:

 

lol.. i'm around the same, since I quit smoking all i do is wash and wax the camaro. I think it's getting 2-4 washes per week, and at least 1 coat of APW..

:willy:

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I'm up to 7 coats of APW! It goes on so nice and comes off soooo easy.

 

I can't :help:myself!!!!

 

I know it's overkill, but it's great therapy... :willy:

 

 

That is actually good testing, keep us posted on how often you add another coat and if you start to see any clouding or other adverse affects :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

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Number 8 last night. I haven't noticed any clouding or hazing at all. The sun is out and roads are drying and salt free! Car is coming out of the garage tomorrow!

Leprechauns beware!! :burnout:

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I am with you Peter, my G8 came out today. I had a smile on my face all the way to work, and that usually never happens. It was nice having power and a nice handling car again. I am just hoping the snow stays away now. It is time to give the G8 some TLC but the bathroom project HAS to get done first.

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