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    Ok, I mailed Meg's the other day, asking the best way to remove existing wax, to be able to fully detail. There answer was to clay the car.

    Now I dont really want to clay the car every other week cos I want to try a new product, how does everyone else do it? I do not really want to wax on top of another product as I dont get to see how good it works. I have read about the washing up liquid mix.

    How does everyone else do it?

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    Washing up liquid will remove the wax, but be careful. I know someone who washed their car with it and within a week you could see the paint fading. You will have to protect it as if it was new paint. (this was a red car!)

    However why not do different panels with different products??

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    Quote Originally Posted by mucklestone View Post
    However why not do different panels with different products??
    Either way mate, it means I have to clay again, it has been done this year already.

    Would it really need protecting like new paint? Even if it was to get a full detail?

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    A bit expensive ginge but if you can get hold of any Iso propyl alcohol and mix it with distilled water that will take your wax of and will not take the oils out of your paint like washing up liquid does
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    Ok, sounds interesting, what sort of mix would work? Either way it has to be cheaper than claying.

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    A full detail would usually include protecting it at the end, but it depends what you mean by full detailing.
    The short answer is, if you strip the wax off, the paint will need protection on it again when you finish. I'm toying with the idea of getting sample pots of the waxes I want to try and doing different panels to check out the effect myself.

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    50/50 in a spray bottle Just spray on then wipe of excess with mf then wash car as normal
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    A full clean to me mate has to finish with a wax, even If I do not polish the car, it will get a wax after a wash. I am all up for toying with products, I would try upto 4 on my bonnet, but I don't want to clay again till after easter really, then that will be my last one before the winter, unless something major needs to be done. But I will still want to try products and as we know some of these waxes last an awful long time lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobssignum View Post
    50/50 in a spray bottle Just spray on then wipe of excess with mf then wash car as normal
    Thats good to know. I stole some from work the other day (Dont tell the police please) To do my engine bay before spraying it, So I might have to get some more if this works, Before I do. Whats the worst that can happen? Could it eat the paint?

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    No iPa is safe you could use it neat but it is usually just watered down to eack it out ,you will find it flashes of anyway and just leaves the distilled water behind , just do it a panel at a time and wash the panel after you have wiped down with the ipa mix and the should nt be any probs
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