Anyway, I've been dabbing a bit of the old wax onto a pair the last few days. Weather has been reasonably hot, nothing too severe though. The thing is, I never felt that the wax was taking, hardening, solidifying, grafting on top of the previous layer... whatever you call it. Whenever I applied the next coat, it felt as if the previous one was being disturbed.
This morning the weather turned; a definite chill in the air. Leapt out of bed to attack the toecaps once more. Lo and behold, the wax behaves as it should. The candy coating rises up from the depths of previous layers. Nothing worse than disobedient wax.
Heat/warmth is GREAT for applying creams, conditioners and the initial standard coat of wax. However, when it comes to the way of the mirror, perhaps colder is better.
My advice: if you're really serious about shining, move to a colder climate. I can recommend Sweden, Denmark and Finland.