Originally posted by evoandy
I'm still not knowing why you would want to remove all of the wax. The wax isn't what you are trying to get rid of when you clay bar, its all the little crap that imbeds itself in your paint when you drive around. Just claybar until the paint is smooth and you wont ever have to use dishwashing soap. The claybar will remove whatever is mucking up your paint, I don't know why you would want to remove anything else. If You end up removing wax, great, if not, great. I've just had really bad experiences using dishwashing soap ( yes, I have actually tried what you are suggesting), and I have achieved MUCH better results on my car using just a clay bar w/o dishwashing soap. The dishwashing soap stripped the wax, but also left my car all streaky and gross looking.
Do you wax your car after you clay bar? If so, why not remove all the old wax before doing so?
My point is that when you clay bar a vehicle you are already removing some of the old wax. By using dish washing soap before and after using the clay bar, the finish of the car will be wax free. That way you can start with a clean slate
when you apply the new wax.
If your car looked streaky and gross
after washing with dish washing soap then you must have used a different type of soap.
Email Zaino if you don't believe me. They'll say the same thing.
BTW, I've been using Zaino for about 4 years and I also professionally detailed cars for 3-1/2 years. I know a little about this stuff.