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Old 04-06-2018, 08:51 AM   #21
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For me this sounds like the AG tar remover. I tried it once on soft black paint and it left it exactly the same way you’re describing. I would give the car a thorough wash again and get tardis from now on.


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Old 04-06-2018, 07:37 PM   #22
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Surely a proper wash, clay and pre wax cleanser won’t do any damage. Then re apply your LSP. Try a pre wax cleaner like BH Cleanser Fluid or DJ Lime Prime Lite.
Eventually this is what I will be doing. I just don't want to induce damage via a clay bar.

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For me this sounds like the AG tar remover. I tried it once on soft black paint and it left it exactly the same way you’re describing. I would give the car a thorough wash again and get tardis from now on.


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It could just be the AG Tar hopefully.

I must say some have reported hazing with DSW. Sadly I have this issue. I applied a thin layer with damp applicator. Perhaps using an MF Waxing applicator would be better?
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Old 05-06-2018, 06:41 PM   #23
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Update: The car has been washed using G3 Body Prep. I used a soft clay bar to remove contaminants during the washing stage. Roof and bonnet had slight contamination. The rest of the car seemed relevantly clean and smooth. I then washed the car again using G3 Body Prep. After towel drying, the cloudy film started to slowly return meaning Wax was still present on the car. I proceeded to remove the slight marring caused by the clay bar with my DA Polisher (Hex White, Scholl S30). Polishing has also removed the Wax, hence no cloudy films have returned!

Currently the paint feels as smooth as glass without any grabby feeling. I just have a few more panels to polish tomorrow. Based on this new information, I await further advice.

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Old 05-06-2018, 07:04 PM   #24
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What clay are you using??


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Maybe try Bilt Hamber soft clay?
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The clay bar process is complete and I've polished the paint to rectify marring. I was using Megs soft clay kit. I've been told to leave the paint at least a week by BH. However the paint seems "normal" so with this new info, I'm looking to see if the same advice applies.

In short, the paint is clean, polished, smooth and glass and awaiting LSP but BH advised me to leave the paint a week just in case I need the clear coat to harden up and for the solvents (IPA and AG Tar) to gas out. They aren't saying this is the case, but just as a precaution they are advising as such.

My only worry is DSW clouding up again after buffing off. It looks ugly! QD fixes it for a few hours and a full wash does nothing really. It just goes cloudy again. Any tips?

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If you think DSW may be the issue here, although the tar remover could have been the problem. I would do a test area with DSW, maybe half a wing or lower door panel to see if the problem reoccurs before I applied DSW to the whole car.
Have you a different wax to try alongside DSW on your test area to see if that is affected as well?
If the car has been clayed and polished again it should be problem free (apart from mentioned possible clear coat softening or damage)

Edit: Has anything contaminated your wax applicator? Just a thought.

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Maybe if you polished it last week, you gave a really good surface to contamination to grab onto (if you didn’t wax directly after polishing). I’ve found that Iron X is good for removing iron but it doesn’t shift the sap that pours off my trees... Only clay or a hot-water wash shifts it
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If you think DSW may be the issue here, although the tar remover could have been the problem. I would do a test area with DSW, maybe half a wing or lower door panel to see if the problem reoccurs before I applied DSW to the whole car.
Have you a different wax to try alongside DSW on your test area to see if that is affected as well?
If the car has been clayed and polished again it should be problem free (apart from mentioned possible clear coat softening or damage)

Edit: Has anything contaminated your wax applicator? Just a thought.
I will test a small area and let you know.

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Maybe if you polished it last week, you gave a really good surface to contamination to grab onto (if you didn’t wax directly after polishing). I’ve found that Iron X is good for removing iron but it doesn’t shift the sap that pours off my trees... Only clay or a hot-water wash shifts it
I applied HydrO2 with Turtle Wax on top, at the time.
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