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Old 29-03-2017, 12:01 AM   #1
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What is the best Pre-Wax Cleanser?

I know it's down to personal preference and all that!

But I am asking the big boys out there, what is the best?

Dodo Juice Lime Prime (Normal, Lite & Plus)
ODK Paint Cleanser
CarPro Essence
M&K Pure (Never in stock) Why is M&K lottery winning kind of money?


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Old 29-03-2017, 12:29 AM   #2
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Carlack Complete - as part of the Carlack system
Serious Performance Ultra Gloss Paint Cleaner - simple apply, leave two minutes, buff off. Nothing fancy but very good value
Bilt Hamber Cleanser Polish is a fantastic paint cleaner if you also want to fill in light paint defects.
Or Bilt Hamber Cleanser Fluid to strip absolutely everything off and out of the paint.

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depends what you want from a pre wax
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I've always liked Auto Finesse Rejuvenate
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Car pro Essence isn't a pre wax cleanser.

BH cleaner polish
R222 cleanser
Serious performance polish
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Old 29-03-2017, 08:22 AM   #6
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Swissvax Cleaner Fluid Regular is my pre-wax cleaner of choice.

As with all Swissvax products, I think it is too expensive but it does a great job and a little goes a long way.
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Originally Posted by cheekymonkey View Post
depends what you want from a pre wax
I want mine to do the washing up. What do you recommend.?
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what do yo u want? is it the cleanest, glossiest, best filling, ease of use, value....?

P21s/R222 probably best gloss and best filling, might be easiest use as well?
DG501 is a AIO but it has insane cleaning power as its designed to be used on fibreglass boats (probably enough protection to see you through most of winter as well)
Serious Performance is easily best value as it performs really well and is cheap as chips
Lusso is probably the best finish before a wax - incredible gloss
Poli Seal leaves a really great wet gloss fnish (its an AIO) and cleans like a demon as well
BH Cleanser Fluid is really quick and easy to use but you use a ot more product - leaves a lovely prepared finish though

There's loads of different options....
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I was flicking thru 'best paint cleanser' threads yesterday and ended up ordering 500ml of BH Cleanser fluid, for £15 delivered, last night.

My mind was made up based on the condition of my paint, new car, so no filling/polishes req'd before the wax, so I went for the BH based on other people'suggestions.

I already have AF Rejuvenate, which I like and used as the original paint cleanser before applying a wax a couple of weeks ago when we bought the car.

There's been a couple of M&K Pure's for sale recently and I was very tempted but then thought, 'if it's that good' why are these guy's selling it on?
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Old 29-03-2017, 09:42 AM   #10
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Of those that I used over the years I would recommend Zymol HD Cleanse, Blackfire GEP, Lusso Revitalizing Creme, FK215 and one of the current favourites, BH Cleanser Fluid.

All great products in my opinion and horses for courses but I like to use the same make of pre-wax cleanser as the product it will sit under as I believe 'keeping it in the family' can maximise the durability and finish.

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