Originally Posted by Eandras
Hey back in the early 80's. Yes I'm old we use to use cornstrach as a final polish to make the car really shine. So putting ice water between carnauba wax seem logical to cure it.
All the supplies we used came about from using different stuff to make the shine better
Haven't heard of cornstarch in a long, long time. Back in the 70's, I was helping an older painter with some spot repairs on a Corvette. After sanding and compounding, he sprinkled some cornstarch on a clean wool pad and proceeded to do his final polishing. I went out to my car and returned with some Meguiar's #7, which I applied by hand. My #7 fender shined up quite a bit better than his cornstarch fender. I said technology marches on, time to get with it. Little did I know, #7 had been around longer than either him or I.
Back then we had 10-12 lb. single speed rotaries, choice of 2 different compounds that were like buckets of sand slurry and two different knits of wool pads. I buffed a lot of cars in the "good old days", but I'll take today's products and processes for the win anytime.