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Old 30-10-2017, 01:42 PM   #1
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stripping wax without clay or polish

is it possible to remove old wax without having to go through clay and polish before putting on a fresh coat of wax? In my experience clay bar always leaves some micro marring no matter how mild or how much lube i use, and i really see this on my black BMW. Normally my rutine always are clay and a light polish before adding protection, but i simply dont have the time right now and need to put on some protection before the winter kicks in and wanted to be sure that i get rid of all old wax/sealants before so i have the best starting point.
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Old 30-10-2017, 01:48 PM   #2
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I have looked at BH cleanser fluid but was not sure if it was effective enough to remove old wax/sealant, because I have found that panel wipe doesn’t really get the job done when it comes to removing wax/sealants


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Old 30-10-2017, 02:01 PM   #4
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could try obsession wax new pre wax cleanser and look out for the group buy offer
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Old 30-10-2017, 02:14 PM   #5
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I've found panel wipe (the slow variety) is very effective in removing old or new wax, but not necessarily with sealants.

Paint cleaners like this one seem to be a good way of achieving this.
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Old 30-10-2017, 02:44 PM   #7
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[QUOTE=steelghost;5397277]I've found panel wipe (the slow variety) is very effective in removing old or new wax, but not necessarily with sealants.

Paint cleaners like this one seem to be a good way of achieving this.[/QUOTE


The Serious Performance paint cleaner is excellent too
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Old 30-10-2017, 06:15 PM   #9
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Farcela G3 Body Prep shampoo is supposed to strip wax, available from Halfrauds. Personally I use a big splash of Grimeout in the wash bucket, hot water helps too. You can even get away with using Fairy Liquid at a push as this is exactly the reason it is not recommended for washing cars.

Having said that, the only reason I would clay a car would be if I was going to polish it anyway, unless you are swapping to a completely different type of lsp before the current one has started to fail there’s really no need to do anything more then a good strip wash with a decent apc.
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Old 30-10-2017, 06:55 PM   #10
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I've never found any harsh pressure wash, tfr, apc, clay, deco or panel wipe style product on its own to completely remove a half decent wax or sealant that wasn't already failing.

A decdicate pre wax/sealant cleanser is not as heavy going and easier to use than a finishing polish. They are generally great at chemically cleansing and cleaning the paint
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