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    hey guys

    have my car waxed up with collinite but want to remove all wax etc on the car to get her clayed and then correct with the DA polisher. what would you guys usually use to remove wax/lsp? wash with fairy liquid in warm water would be my usual thinking, but all advice appreciated

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    Clay will remove it mate or a chemical paint cleaner like Megs Stage 1. As part of my routine back in the day I used to foam with a strong mix of APC but the Clay stage will do it for you.

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    Claying does the removal!

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    Fairy will do the job but so will claying it, take your pick!

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    If you use fairy - it will still need claying before any correction work

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    Wash it with washing up liquid then clay it after. Either way you need to wash and clay before you put a machine on the paint. Washing up liquid should remove the lot. But as SHB (steve) will tell you colli is a PITA to get off your car once on it.
    How long has it been on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris B View Post
    If you use fairy - it will still need claying before any correction work
    Was writing my post as you posted this. As Chris said.

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    i am aware that you need to clay before correction work. my usual practice would be, wash with fairy and warm water, then clay, then start correction work! but i never really knew how well the fairy was removing the wax. i thought it would be best to get as much as possible off before starting to clay, as then the clay would be able to get at anything under the wax layer better.

    it hasnt been on that long i waxed it a week ago... i was planning to leave it for a few months before starting correction work you see, so threw one coat of wax on for the mean time but now im just like fck it im starting now lol

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    Personally I wouldnt use a detergent as harsh as washing up liquid on my car, you may even find the residue it leaves simply replaces the wax which has to be clayed off...........

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    does fairy leave residue? i dont think it would, its designed to easily rinse off your dishes with water, why wouldnt it on the car is my logic there lol i dont think it does any harm. i have always done it at the start of work on a car that is already waxed.

    would you guys just start claying the waxed car then?

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