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Old 07-08-2008, 10:31 AM   #1
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Default What options do I have to remove wax

I want to re wax my car in a couple days so how do I get the old wax off.
I know i have the options to clay bar or to use some dish soap. Is there any spray they make that can remove wax with out compromising the paint ? Thanks.
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Old 07-08-2008, 11:04 AM   #2
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You can find wax remover/degreaser at your local automotive paint store.
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Old 07-08-2008, 11:23 AM   #3
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Old 07-08-2008, 12:24 PM   #4
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Old 07-08-2008, 05:33 PM   #5
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dish soap / claybar is what i would use, does a good job at it.
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Old 07-08-2008, 05:35 PM   #6
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You can layer wax without a problem. In fact, I have in the past used a synthetic sealant for the protection then I've topped it with a pure carnuba wax for that extra depth and slickness.

That being said, a car wash using Dawn instead of your regular car shampoo will strip all your old wax off the car. easiest solution IMHO
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Old 07-08-2008, 06:29 PM   #7
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dawn doesnt work so well with Collinite
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Old 07-10-2008, 02:23 AM   #8
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dish soap / claybar is what i would use, does a good job at it.
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nothing like cleaning the dishes while cleaning your car. hahah
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Old 07-10-2008, 02:58 AM   #9
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strong soap is good enough

dawn
P21S total auto wash
Chemical guys citrus wash and gloss
meguiar's NXT wash

Or you could wash your car regularly, then spray it down with a 50/50 isopropyl/water mixture. That strips the wax/sealant pretty well
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Old 07-10-2008, 11:18 AM   #10
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dish soap / claybar is what i would use, does a good job at it.
I just did this to my car came out really awsome the dishsoap should strip anything that it on the car
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Old 07-10-2008, 12:23 PM   #11
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Butting in, would you guys recommend the same to a 1962 Corvette? The age of the paint has me worried to death of what to do to get rid of the previous owners layers of unecessary waxes (even the Colored wax of the 1980s! Yuck!).

So to go along the lines of the Original post, would these processes be considered delicate, or not so?
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Old 07-10-2008, 12:43 PM   #12
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Dawn is fine... it wont hurt the paint. There isn't old wax on there over the years, that stuff has been baked and washed off by car washes and the rain.
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Doesn't a pre-wax cleaner remove the wax AND all the chemical contaminants in the paint? (I just looked and it does) http://www.mothers.com/products/
I've used the Mothers pre-wax cleaner and it took things out of the paint, that the clay-barring I did just prior, didn't...
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Old 02-21-2024, 06:37 AM   #14
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To remove old wax from your car before re-waxing, you can consider using a clay bar or dish soap. Additionally, there are spray products available specifically designed to remove wax without damaging the paint. You can give a try to carnauba wax.
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Old 03-08-2024, 01:21 PM   #15
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You can used Adams strip I used it to remove my ceramic coating works like a charm
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Old 03-28-2024, 06:38 PM   #16
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Lightbulb dish soap

Believe it or not, dawn dish soap in a foam cannon and let it sit for about 2 minutes will work wonders! I use it in my detailing business for when we have to add protection to the paint. It's like a reset button.
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