Why won't YJ stay waxed? - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Gottagofast
Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 09-27-2019, 03:22 PM
Thread Starter
  #1
Jeeper
 
ElwoodP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 50
Why won't YJ stay waxed?

Using Meguiar's Gold.
After a wash and wax, the wax is gone after about 10 days.

ElwoodP is offline   Quote
Old 09-27-2019, 10:50 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
SoCalC101CJYJTJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: SoCal, Middle of Everywhere
Posts: 441
Does it still have the original paint on it? If not, is it a single stage or a base coat/clear coat enamel? Is it water base product? Prep, material quality (including primer/sealer), application of the product, and maintenance of the final result all contribute to the longevity of the entire paint job.

Single stage can turn to junk in exactly no time if allowed to age in the UV without protection. Two stage in a slightly longer time span. Once the clear is gone, it isn’t likely to return.

__________________
‘92 YJ, 4.0, AX15, Jeep Air, Mastercrafts, Bed Rug, Tuffy Tub Enclosure/Console/Hood Lock, Momo Prototipo, RE 4.5”, Bilstein’s, AA SYE, J.E. Reel Driveshaft, Griffin Radiator, JBA header, Dana 44/30, 4.56’s, E-Locker, M.O.R.E. Engine Mounts & Steering Box Brace, Metalcloaks, Fuel Anza’s, BFG 35” KO2’s, White Knuckle Rock Sliders, Garvin Bumpers, Bestop Sliders, Warn 9.5ti, Old School KC’s, Hella H4’s, Quadratec LED tails, more....
SoCalC101CJYJTJ is offline   Quote
Old 09-28-2019, 09:47 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
Crazysjeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Pittsburgh pa
Posts: 449
Try mother's
__________________
.
Crazysjeep is offline   Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-28-2019, 05:25 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
Gottagofast's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 7,661
Try buffing w compound to make the old paint slick again
Sonny S likes this.
__________________
I come in peace.... I mean you no harm
Currently in the stable: ... 97 tj 4.0 5 speed stock....04 tj 4.0 auto 4" and 33's... 98 tj roller for future build... 94 yj sahara 4.5" RE and 33's... 92 yj sbc 3/4 ton axles and 38's... Cj5,7,yj,xj,ex mud dragster project

TJ dash speakers that actually rock! Kicker sub and amp in center console
Gottagofast is offline   Quote
Old 10-01-2019, 06:30 PM   #5
Moderator

WF Lifetime Member
WF Supporting Member
::WF Moderator::
 
Luckymac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: SouthEast of Denver
Posts: 8,804
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gottagofast View Post
Try buffing w compound to make the old paint slick again
I'd start with a fine polishing compound and do a small area.
Half or a quarter of a hood should do. Polish it, wipe it clean and wax it. If it stays shiny for a satisfactorily long time do the rest of the Jeep.
If not, try a different area with a coarser compound.

I'd want a polishing buffer to do an entire vehicle. A small area by hand isn't too difficult but an entire vehicle, even one as small as a YJ is a real chore.
Harbor Freight has polishing machines that aren't too expensive and should do the job. You want a slow or variable speed buffer.
Some folks recommend a random orbit polisher. Those are good for applying polish or wax, but for a cleaning polish, I'd rather use a circular buffer.
I make a difference between polish (a temporary top finish) and polishing compound (has a very fine grit in it and requires wax or a finishing polish after).

Naturally do the polishing and waxing on a clean vehicle, out of the sunlight.
I think all the modern waxes are good. I wouldn't go for the cheapest nor the most expensive. Cheap waxes are cheap and with the expensive ones, I think you're paying for their advertising.

Good Luck, L.M.
__________________
"Wrangler....It's not just a vehicle, It's a lifestyle".
.................................................. ........................
1987 YJ-4.2L-Standard Shift- Re-manufactured Carter Carb-2" body Lift-31X10.5X15 BFG KOs-190K Miles No back seat.
HEI distributor with computer and all related relays and wiring removed.
12K Badlands winch with dual batteries.
Warn front bumper. Matching imitation Warn bumper on the rear.
Luckymac is offline   Quote
Old 10-04-2019, 11:23 AM   #6
Jeeper
 
daddyjeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Smethport, PA
Posts: 4,000
Wait... you put wax on a YJ? Just kidding. I know a lot of you like them to be shiny.
__________________
87 YJ, 5.7/TH350/NP241, Custom 4 link/ Radius Arms, ADS Nitrogen Shocks, 35" Cooper STT
DaddyJeep build Thread:https://www.wranglerforum.com/f8/dad...ld-122601.html
daddyjeep is online now   Quote
Old 10-04-2019, 01:31 PM   #7
Moderator

WF Lifetime Member
WF Supporting Member
::WF Moderator::
 
Luckymac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: SouthEast of Denver
Posts: 8,804
Quote:
Originally Posted by daddyjeep View Post
Wait... you put wax on a YJ? Just kidding. I know a lot of you like them to be shiny.
I painted mine about 5 years ago. I wash it with car wash soap and dry it. I've never waxed it and it still looks great.
The trick is to use top quality paint and spend the time to do the proper prep work. Most paint companies have an "economy" line and a "professional" line or similar names for their cheap and their expensive lines of paint. I used the best single stage urethane enamel available in the paint brand that was available to me at the time.
My Jeep lives in my garage when it's not being driven, so that helps to save it from the intense Colorado sunlight.
I have a couple boogers on the hood from bird poop and some minor scuffs from rubbing against brush on the sides so I'll have to go over the painted surfaces with a cleaning polish and a buffer before winter. Then, I'll have to wax it to cover the almost microscopic swirls that the cleaning polish will leave.

Good Luck, L.M.
Luckymac is offline   Quote
Old 10-04-2019, 02:22 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
daddyjeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Smethport, PA
Posts: 4,000
When I painted mine about 12 years ago I used the best rattle can paint available at my local hardware store. I learned a long time ago that cheap spray paint fades much quicker that "good" spray paint. My Jeep is all Krylon this time. The Duplicolor rattle cans really do a nice job though. I used that in college when I was making automotive concept models. By taking my time and doing it right, I could get a beautiful deep shine that is still just as nice today, 25 years later.

__________________
87 YJ, 5.7/TH350/NP241, Custom 4 link/ Radius Arms, ADS Nitrogen Shocks, 35" Cooper STT
DaddyJeep build Thread:https://www.wranglerforum.com/f8/dad...ld-122601.html
daddyjeep is online now   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, Gladiator, Mopar and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to FCA US LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with FCA US LLC.