basics on applying paste wax over finish
I have been varnishing a series of interior clear pine doors with an alkyd varnish. I understand that paste wax can be applied over the last coat of varnish to develop a higher sheen or lustre. I've read that a high gloss can be obtained by sanding with 600-grit CAMI paper, rubbing it with car polish and finishing with a coat of paste wax. A few questions:
I am assuming that the reference to car polish is liquid car wax. I spoke with my paint supplier, and he indicated that Meguiars makes a liquid polymer wax that is essentially carnauba. (I've read that carnauba is the hardest wax recommended for furniture.) If this is the case, when applying wax over a finish, why are liquid polymer car waxes NOT preferred over paste waxes? I would imagine that they might be easier to apply and buff out.
I've also read that one should avoid polishes with silicone as it will make it difficult, if not impossible to refinish the wood down-the-road. Are there any chemicals in liquid car polishes that are harmful for the finish/wood, or would make it difficult to refinish down-the-road?
I've had difficulty in the past buffing paste waxes, i.e. removing streaks in dried paste wax. Some articles I've read recommend buffing (even applying) paste wax with 0000 steel wool, as this helps in removing the streaks. Do readers have any experience applying/buffing paste wax with 0000 steel wool?
Lastly, are there any paste waxes or car polishes that readers recommend for furniture?...or any good literature recommendations on applying paste wax over a finish?
Thanks...I appreciate any thoughts on this topic.