Welcome back to Detail Garage! Today we’re gonna show you how to spread wax on a car using a dual action polisher. I’m going to use the TORQ22D dual action polisher to wax this Subaru. The TORQ22D comes with a large 6” backing plate, which is great if I want to polish or spread wax over a large vehicle, or one with lots of flat panels. This Subaru is a smaller car with lots of curves and contours, so I want to use a smaller pad to spread wax evenly over all those areas. I’m going to switch from the included 6” backing plate to the TORQ22D 5” backing plate so I can use a smaller pad to spread the wax evenly. To get started, I’ll lay the machine on its dorsal side where it has this unique stopper. I can lay it down flat, and it won’t fall over! That will make it easier to change pads or the backing plate. The machine comes with some spare parts and instruction manuals, but there’s also an included Allen Key. This is the only tool you need to change out the backing plate. You see in the middle of the backing plate is a small bolt: just take the Allen Key, get it in the head, then break the tension on the screw. Now I can unscrew the single bolt. This is all you have to do to switch backing plates on the TORQ22D. The TORQ22D is the only large-throw dual action polisher that allows you to switch backing plate sizes without extensive modification or voiding the machine’s warranty. Some other machines may use a 15mm or 21mm throw, but you’re not allowed to switch between the 5” or 6” backing plates without voiding the warranty. The TORQ22D is designed to accept either one without any modifications. To spread the wax today, I’m going to use the Black Hex-Logic Pad. This is a soft finishing pad. It has no extra cut, so I’m not polishing or removing any paint: I’m just going to spread the wax in a nice even coat with the soft pad. Now I have the perfect combination of machine, backing plate, and pad to get the job done. Let’s go ahead and move over to the Subaru to get the perfect coat of wax. To get started, I already washed the car and conducted a clay bar service so the paint feels smooth as glass. Now we just need to add the perfect layer of wax for the best protection to keep this World Rally Blue paint looking awesome! Waxing a car with a machine polisher is the fastest way to wax an entire car. You also use the least amount of product because you get the thinnest, most even layer across every surface. I’ll take some Butter Wet Wax and put a few dots across this Black Hex-Logic Pad. These few dots are enough to do the entire front end, and then some. To get started, I’ll flip the cord back over my shoulder, and dab the wax out across the surface… …that way when I turn the machine on, I won’t fling any around the car and where I don’t want it. I’ll flip the machine one, and I’m just going to use speed setting 1 to spread the wax. I’m not working the wax in, I’m not polishing the paint, I’m just spreading the wax across the paint like how you’d spread butter on toast. I don’t need to work it in at all, I just need to spread it across in a nice even coat. Now you’ve seen how fast and easy it was to spread wax using the TORQ22D dual action polisher. Since I used Butter Wet Wax, I don’t have to wait for any dry or cure times. Butter Wet Wax is wax on/wax off. So I’ll take a Workhorse Microfiber Towel and buff off the residue to reveal a nice lustrous protected surface! This looks great on this World Rally Blue: really makes it look extra deep blue and wet. Butter Wet Wax removes very easily from the clear bra as well. It buffs off the headlight easily, no problem. So if you have any questions about the products we used today, like the TORQ22D polisher, or the 5” backing plate for the machine, you can check them out on our website: the link is right below! If you want to learn how to detail part of your vehicle, subscribe to our YouTube channel! We have over 700 videos showing you how to detail just about anything. You’ve got a nice car, let’s keep it clean
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