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Old 11-21-2015, 05:08 PM
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Hello everyone! I ordered a very good Wax and was wondering how to take the old wax off so I can put the good one on. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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I read up on that some because I want to touch up a few small spots and read that strong grease cutting dish soap like Dawn for example work well. Depending on the current condition you might consider a clay bar or what I use instead is a Nano Skin kit..
 
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I use plain old regular Dawn with no flavors. Claybar the car using spray bottle with water and light Dawn mix for lube, give it another dawn wash then go to town on polish/wax.
 
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Use Iron X, a claybar with lubricant and then Dawn.

CarPro Iron X Lemon Scent, auto iron remover

What kind of wax did you order?
 

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I would recommend using a pre wax cleaner such as Pinnacle Paintwork Cleansing Lotion.

Pinnacle Paintwork Cleansing Lotion

Paintwork Cleansing Lotion uses a combination of gloss-enhancing oils, gentle chemical cleaners, and micro-fine fillers to polish your car without abrasives. It removes the layers of old wax and exfoliates the paint surface to restore, renew, and rejuvenate. Oils replenish the paintís texture while the fillers hide any minor imperfections. You vehicle will look new, only better.

Dawn is highly alkaline and can work against the rubber surrounds and weatherstripping over time with extended use and long sit times.
 
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Ace Hardware, odorless PAINT THINNER..Use multiple Micro-fiber towels/rags and throw them away when they have dried out.
 
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Get a good scratch remover.
Removes the wax with all kinds of marks.
I do it every year.
 
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Just use Dish soap over here.
 
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Originally Posted by PinnacleWax View Post
I would recommend using a pre wax cleaner such as Pinnacle Paintwork Cleansing Lotion.

Pinnacle Paintwork Cleansing Lotion

Paintwork Cleansing Lotion uses a combination of gloss-enhancing oils, gentle chemical cleaners, and micro-fine fillers to polish your car without abrasives. It removes the layers of old wax and exfoliates the paint surface to restore, renew, and rejuvenate. Oils replenish the paintís texture while the fillers hide any minor imperfections. You vehicle will look new, only better.

Dawn is highly alkaline and can work against the rubber surrounds and weatherstripping over time with extended use and long sit times.
I have read this on other forums regarding Dawn being problematic with weatherstripping.
 
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+1 for Dawn

I have also used Simple Green Slightly diluted works well.
 
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I use a 50/50 mix of Isopropyl with water.

I have a black car with probably water-based acrylic polyurethane enamel paint with clear coat and I find the above is very effective.

I am guessing at the enamel paint however one of the "issues" with enamel is "orange peel".

If I look at a body panel at a very slight angle with daylight coming into my garage with me looking out I can see very very faint orange peel which I cannot see
under a bright light or outdoors.
 
 
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