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Yes, of course I had to buff that too, dangit. So I'll go ahead and wax it. On the other side I will tape it off and not buff it so I will only wax down to the stripe.

If wax lasts you 8 months in Maine I will probably get 6 months here. Can I wash and wax if the shine is good or do you always need to polish before waxing?
If the shine is good just rinse to remove any particulate or dust then wax it.

Blue tape works very well for taping over boot stripes and the buffer won't generally peel it..
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I really appreciate the help. I will post some pics when I am done.
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Smile Re: Foam vs. wool for buffing, waxing, etc.

Just a few answers that are hard to find, Can someone exactly explain the dry buffing technique used by the pros, and the edging technique. If you mainly want to buff wet, should you load up your wool or foam pad first ( usually when you start with a new wool then add product and buff, it will typically remove all the compound leaving a dry/mostly dry trail behind the buffer) now should you redo that same area untill it leaves a wet trail and wipe off residue, or is that first part ok if you get the desired results. When starting with a new pad should you add more product at first. At what point is the pad loaded to much, in the article "tips for a great buff wax" a picture shows a wool pad heavily used/loaded with new product being added on top to be buffed. I always thought that at this point to pad is to loaded and should be changed, that it's the fibers that do most of the cutting, not an over loaded pad

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