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Old 15-09-2017, 12:53 AM   #21
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Thanks for that.

At the risk of sounding mean, could I use some of my 5L of Tardis (which I will never get through) for stripping off wax/sealant or would it not work as well as a dedicated panel wipe ?
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Old 15-09-2017, 09:31 AM   #22
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Thanks for that.

At the risk of sounding mean, could I use some of my 5L of Tardis (which I will never get through) for stripping off wax/sealant or would it not work as well as a dedicated panel wipe ?
I think chemically it would work, however Tardis being a heavier fraction it won't flash off like panel wipe. You'd have to either rinse it off, or wipe it off. If you wipe it off, I don't know if there would be any residue left behind. If you rinse it off, you then need to dry the panel without LSP or drying aid. So all in all seems a lot easier to use panel wipe!
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Best pre-sealant polish/cleanser

Tardis works well but as above will need a wash afterwards.

Just dry with a blower/towel.


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So after panel wipe has been wiped away, you can go straight to waxing?

Sounds good. I do have a bottle of Autoglym HD Cleaner, which is a good product, but requires a bit if work because it is a cream, similar in constitution to SRP.

I do appreciate the advantages of a proper pre-wax product like the BH cleanser, but it would be handy to be able to quickly clean off a surface then rewax.




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So after panel wipe has been wiped away, you can go straight to waxing?
Exactly so yes

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I may have to buy some of this, or the BH cleanser polish.

I have just bought 5L of ipa, and have mixed a spray bottle at 20% for various cleaning tasks, but i read many conflicting reports as to whether ipa will actually break down waxs and sealants. Some people reckon it will and some say otherwise.

I have also got plenty of G3 Body Prep Shampoo, which i think is a good strong cleaner of paint and *appears* to kill off LSP's at a strong mix, but again opinions seem divided as to whether it actually will remove wax or sealants.

I do know that SRP will remove LSP's, but it would be handy to be able to quickly and reliably remove an LSP, so you can try something putting down something else onto clean, bare paint.
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I may have to buy some of this, or the BH cleanser polish.

I have just bought 5L of ipa, and have mixed a spray bottle at 20% for various cleaning tasks, but i read many conflicting reports as to whether ipa will actually break down waxs and sealants. Some people reckon it will and some say otherwise.

I have also got plenty of G3 Body Prep Shampoo, which i think is a good strong cleaner of paint and *appears* to kill off LSP's at a strong mix, but again opinions seem divided as to whether it actually will remove wax or sealants.

I do know that SRP will remove LSP's, but it would be handy to be able to quickly and reliably remove an LSP, so you can try something putting down something else onto clean, bare paint.
The BH cleanser polish does leave something behind, so if you need bare paint you will need the cleanser fluid

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IPA is a degreaser - it's good for taking things like fingerprints off lenses, and polishing oils off paint (although I've found it to struggle with some polish residues, particularly Scholl S20 black). It absolutely won't dissolve wax.

Panel wipe will dissolve wax, at least partially I think because of the extremely thin layer we're talking about on a buffed panel. I'm not sure whether it would have much effect on something like Fusso or other sealants, though.
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