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What to use to remove wax?

Discussion in 'Detailing - Sponsored by Slim's Detailing' started by Markb, Jun 15, 2004.

  1. Markb

    Markb Active Member

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    As subject I've given my car the full 3 stage Meguiars treatment, but I've managed to lock some tar spots under the polish and it's starting to bug me /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif

    How do I go about removing the polish that I've put on?

    As I think I am going to use the deep body scrub on it to remove it completly. Then re-apply the 3 stage kit.


    Cheers in advance /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
     
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    Hmm not sure if it will or not.

    I've heard people talk about a de-waxer/greaser solution. Anyone know of the proper product?
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    paul_brad said:
    Can you not just use meths? (me=amateur)

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I would have thought not.
     
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    Markb Active Member

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    Someone must know as body shops use it when they come to prep or spray body panels.
     
  6. jojo

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    wet and sand
     
  7. RichA3Turbo

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    go to halford/motorist center .etc and get some tar removing spray...that'll shift it.

    Rich
     
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    Or Meguiars Bug & Tar Remover?
     
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    try dishwashing soap... that removes the wax at least but not sure about the polish
     
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    Turtle Wax Bug & Tar Remover
     
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    Hi ImolaS4,

    Is there a technique to prevent the claybar smearing? I use Meguair's Quik Detailer to lubricate, but it always tends to smear. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    Not sure what you mean exactly by "smear". But....

    First make sure you're not putting down any pressure - just the weight of the bar. And keep rotating the bar by re-molding it and folding the dirt into the inside of the bar. Only a small section requires me to remold. It's time consuming, but I don't want to leave any hairline scratches just because I was impatient.

    I use an equivalent detailer spray for lube so I don't think it's the Meg. Q-D. I've used distilled water as an alternative. I know... they say not to use water, but distilled water worked for me, too.
     
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    I must be using an inferior claybar. The one I purchased from Maguiar's was very small (approx 2"x3") and hardly worth it. I get the impression you are using something a bit bigger ...

    fyi

    English Dictionary interpretation of the word 'Smear'

    1. to spread (something sticky or oily) thickly over (a surface).

    2. to make or become blurred; to smudge.

    The one word says it all! .. and that's the beauty of the English language ... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
     

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