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Old 07-18-2002, 09:21 AM   #1
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Default How to avoid/get wax out of crevices??

After my first waxing job, I realized theres still a white build up in places such as the small crevice between the hood scoop/hood, and in every other small crack on the car!! Of course w/ some work I can get this all clean, but what's the best way to avoid this/clean the small spaces??

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Old 07-18-2002, 09:37 AM   #2
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You can pop the hood, trunk, open the doors, etc. and wipe it off. Or you can try to squeeze the corner of the terry cloth or chamois in the crevice and run it down the length of the opening. Or if you're really particular, you can use a Q-tip.

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Old 07-18-2002, 09:57 AM   #3
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Old 07-18-2002, 10:24 AM   #4
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you can also get a detailing brush, or horse hair brush. They work well and only cost a few $$.
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Old 07-18-2002, 01:11 PM   #5
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when i wax the hood the scoop and vents come off. its just a few bolts and tabs. if you have a steady hand you can use a needle to get it out of the door handles and washer nozzles and other tight spots.
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Old 07-18-2002, 01:31 PM   #6
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Old 07-18-2002, 04:42 PM   #7
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tooth pick works fine. when i get real annoying i use dishwashing detergent
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Old 07-18-2002, 05:07 PM   #8
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As for avoiding getting wax/polish in the crevices, what I find works for me is to start several inches away from any crevices and work your way to them. That way your polishing pad will have distributed the wax/polish on its surface and you won't have a big blob of it to get pushed into the crevice.
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Old 07-18-2002, 07:00 PM   #9
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dude, my neighbor turned me onto this stuff called p21s.
you can put it on without breaking a sweat. no buffing or rubbing your ass off. doesn't get in cracks or haze up. it's amazing. cake to put on plus it really really does give you back that showroom shine and feel. i was really suprised by this stuff.
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Old 07-18-2002, 08:34 PM   #10
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which p21s product is this? Thanks.

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dude, my neighbor turned me onto this stuff called p21s.
you can put it on without breaking a sweat. no buffing or rubbing your ass off. doesn't get in cracks or haze up. it's amazing. cake to put on plus it really really does give you back that showroom shine and feel. i was really suprised by this stuff.
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Old 07-18-2002, 08:42 PM   #11
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got the car care kit here. cheapest i could find on the net. it includes the wash, paint cleaner, wax and other crap.
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Old 07-19-2002, 12:03 AM   #12
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Why would you use dishwashing detergent? You are aware that most dishwashing detergents strip wax, thus nullifying all your hard work.

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Old 07-19-2002, 10:08 AM   #13
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got the car care kit here. cheapest i could find on the net. it includes the wash, paint cleaner, wax and other crap.
Just a heads-up on the P21S carnuba (which I agree is an excellent wax) . . . it turns out that P21S also manufactures and markets a wax for motorcycles called "S100". People who have used both report that S100 is essentially the same wax as P21S, just a different label. The upside? S100 is about $10 cheaper per can (P21 is around $26, S100 about $16).

Check with any Harley dealerships in your area; you might find some locally.

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P.S. Anyone looking to go the carnuba route, seriously give P21S/S100 a try . . . goes on like butter, and wipes right off when removed before hazing (which is what the instructions recommend). It's not very durable, but great gloss, and it's so easy to use you won't mind waxing more frequently.
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