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What to use to remove wax?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Markb, Jun 15, 2004.

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    [Jun 15, 2004]
    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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    [Jun 16, 2004]
    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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    [Jun 16, 2004]
    [ QUOTE ]
    paul_brad said:
    Can you not just use meths? (me=amateur)

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    I would have thought not.
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    [Jun 16, 2004]
    Someone must know as body shops use it when they come to prep or spray body panels.
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    [Jun 16, 2004]
    wet and sand
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    [Jun 18, 2004]
    go to halford/motorist center .etc and get some tar removing spray...that'll shift it.

    Rich
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    [Jun 18, 2004]
    Or Meguiars Bug & Tar Remover?
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    [Jun 24, 2004]
    try dishwashing soap... that removes the wax at least but not sure about the polish
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    [Jun 24, 2004]
    Turtle Wax Bug & Tar Remover
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    [Jun 24, 2004]
    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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    [Jun 24, 2004]
    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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    [Jun 25, 2004]




    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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