Originally Posted by CakeDaddy
Meguiar's #26 Hi-Tech Yellow comes in both paste and the liquid. I’m currently using the liquid on a black car, so what is the advantage of paste vs. the liquid or vice-versa?
Liquid pours out of a bottle, nothing ever goes back into the bottle no chance of contaminating the product.
Paste is removed by you placing an applicator pad into the can of wax over and over again, once in a while look at the wax in the can make sure there are no dirt particles and if discovered pick them out.
Liquid is easier to use by machine.
Paste brings with it a aesthetic feature that invokes ideas of old world craftsmanship as you lovingly caress your car's finish as you hand-apply the wax.
For some people it's an escape from the face-paced, rat-race society we live in.
In the end, it boils down to personal preference.
Also, always turn your applicator over and inspect for dirt or abrasive particles and if discovered either pick them or or switch to a new, clean applicator pad.
This happened while applying SwirlX but you get the idea, always inspect the face of your applicator pads while you're working, it's too easy for a dirt particle to somehow enter into the process without you knowing unless you're actively LOOKING!
Real world photos taken yesterday in the AG garage during our Lincoln Project.