Drying times depend not only on the air temperature but the surface temperature as well.
The ideal surface temperature is lukewarm to the touch or as close to room temperature as possible. This will allow for the wax to dry at its normal time which is around 1 minute for a cleaner-wax, 3-5 minutes for a liquid-gel wax, and 1-3 minutes for a paste (on average). Of course these times will vary based on wind, humidity, heat exposure and thickness of application. As soon as the wax has shown a pigment or cloudiness after being applied, this means it is drying or “hazing.”
We recommend waxing at air temperatures between 55 degrees-80 degrees F whenever possible. Waxing a hot surface or waxing in direct sunlight is not recommended.