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    How to wax by machine with Dodo Juice Carnauba Waxes!

    How to wax by machine with Dodo Juice Carnauba Waxes!



    Anytime I can do a paint related procedure by machine I do it. The machine will do it faster with better results every time. The only exception is when I restore antique single stage paint and for the FIRST steps I work by hand and then switch to machine.

    I know a lot of guys complain about the Griot's Garage 3" Mini Polisher being to weak to remove swirls and I agree, it is on the anemic side when most of us have other tool options available.


    That said I LOVE the Griot's Garage 3" Mini Polisher as a MINI WAXER and a 3" Machine Sander. Below I show how to use it as a machine waxer on this Monster 4x4 Chevy Bel Air.

    In order seal the paint and maximize the gloss and protection I chose 2 products from Dodo Juice Carnauba Waxes. Dodo Juice Light Fantastic Soft Wax and Dodo Juice Rainforest Rub Soft Wax.

    I love the Griot's 3" Mini Polisher as a machine wax spreader with a 3" foam pad I can place the pad directly into the jar of wax and then simply blip the on/off button on the polisher to get some wax on the pad.

    Then it's just a matter of spreading it over the panels about as fast as I can walk around the truck/car thingamajiggy.


    Dodo Juice Carnauba Waxes and the Griot's 3" Mini Polisher






















    And WOW - did she come out looking sweet!







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    Re: How to wax by machine with Dodo Juice Carnauba Waxes!

    thanks for posting this again mike.

    I enjoy my gg3 and have gotten many friends looking for one now to spread wax/sealant.

    I typically use griots 4" pads when they can fit inside jars (collinite 915) or using liquid LSP. they are stiff but soft and cover more area.

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    Re: How to wax by machine with Dodo Juice Carnauba Waxes!

    Very cool. I was thinking the 3" was a rotary like my Flex Kompact until I read further. Might have to pick one up

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    Re: How to wax by machine with Dodo Juice Carnauba Waxes!

    Great info Mike.

    I totally agree with Mike, machine applied LSP's are the only way to go. Perfect uniform application and it's fast. You get a perfect thin coat and it saves tons of product. I use my Rupes Mini with either 3" or 4" pads.
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    Re: How to wax by machine with Dodo Juice Carnauba Waxes!

    Glad someone found a use for the GG 3 inch. You can get them used really cheap. The Ibrid will be good to use for this especially since they will be battery operated, but at a much higher cost.

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    Re: How to wax by machine with Dodo Juice Carnauba Waxes!

    Quote Originally Posted by rlmccarty2000 View Post
    Glad someone found a use for the GG 3 inch. You can get them used really cheap. The Ibrid will be good to use for this especially since they will be battery operated, but at a much higher cost.
    I think the biggest pad that comes with ibrid is 2". I think that would take forever to wax with lol.

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    Re: How to wax by machine with Dodo Juice Carnauba Waxes!

    Quote Originally Posted by custmsprty View Post

    Great info Mike.

    I totally agree with Mike, machine applied LSP's are the only way to go. Perfect uniform application and it's fast. You get a perfect thin coat and it saves tons of product.
    Fully agree.

    Once you move from waxing by hand to waxing by machine you'll wonder why you never made the switch sooner.


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    I use my Rupes Mini with either 3" or 4" pads.
    I tried that with the Mini but the lowest RPM is 4000 and I find that to be just a tick to quick for machine applying a wax. It can be done for sure just focus on the task at hand. This is also why the RUPES Mini doesn't work well with 4" Nanoskin pads. The RPM is too fast and it's too hard to control the pad against the paint at 4000 RPM.


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