So my this question results form a conversation in chat of some different question. Where an experienced user shared some of his views which makes sense to me. So I want to go in more details.
Simply, I have a liquid wax. And I'm new to motorcycles and waxing.
So I waxed my bike only once, 1 month ago. When I applied it, it got dried with a white layer and then I buffed it and it became glossy/shiny.
I read at some sources that if wax is done properly it makes water beads/drops on the paint. Which I guess is one of the ways to find out if bike is waxed or not.
Also, the user shared few more important/useful things like:
You have a liquid wax:
- If it leaves no wax film at all, then it might be a bad product
- It doesn't contain 100% carnauba (so okay but not very good wax)
- If it leaves a long-lasting high-gloss film, then it is assumed a good product
So considering all things above, my confusion is I don't even know how to check if the wax I have applied is done properly or not?
I'm even more confused because my bike is new and it already has a glossy paint. So I can't figure out if the wax applied has a layer on it or not.
One more good reason to understand this is you'll know better when to wax your vehicle next time.
Given all that, what are some ways to find out the wax you have done on your motorcycle/car is done properly and the product definitely did left some layer/film over the motorcycle (e.g. wax layer in case of this wax product)?