Wondering about waxing
I don’t particularly care for waxing. I view it as a necessary evil, and am jealous of those who enjoy the task.
So I spent today doing the deed, and as I did I found myself wondering, “Gee, if leaving a microscopically thin coat of wax on gel coat or paint is good, then wouldn’t a thick coat be even better? And if so, is there really any need to rub it off, besides aesthetics?”
I pondered this, and the only downside I could conjecture, besides aesthetics, is that maybe, perhaps, the rougher surface might hold onto dirt more than a smooth, polished wax surface. But is that just another aesthetic issue, if underneath that the wax is keeping things from oxidizing or getting UV damage? Maybe the dirt itself has UV absorptive properties!