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Sorry if this question has been asked a few hundred times. What would I use to remove wax from a small area to apply touch up paint, etc.? clayiung would not do this, would it?

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Sorry if this question has been asked a few hundred times. What would I use to remove wax from a small area to apply touch up paint, etc.? clayiung would not do this, would it?

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Isopropyl and Water. 1:1 ratio mix. Mist over area and whip off. It'll make sure you don't have any residue from old waxes or polishes.

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Wouldn't alcohol dry or damage the paint while removing the wax? How about a mild polish?
 

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Prepsol. Available at autozone. about $6 a can
 

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Y'all gonna kill me...

Ummm-try AJAX Dishwashing Soap :eek:
"Dedicated to BENZ RIDER"

Goop Removes Wax
ANY Degreaser Removes Wax
Isopropyl Alcohol
Polishing Compound


Sorry if this question has been asked a few hundred times. What would I use to remove wax from a small area to apply touch up paint, etc.? clayiung would not do this, would it?

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I've had great luck with a dawn dish soap/amonia solution. Prepsol works good too!

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Prepsol, good stuff. Will remove all wax with no harm to the paint. I have used it on my wife's cheap plastic computer case to remove residue and it did not etch or stain the plastic. Seems to have more bite that a typical mix of alcohol and water which also works, but Prepsol works better.
 

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I have used Prepsol before and it does the trick, however, for the money, you can't beat Dawn.
 

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Why go buy a gallon of Prep-sol, when 2 drops of ANY dish det. or DRY GAS (alcohol) will do the very same thing? EVERYBODY has dish soap!!!!!
 

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I would think if polish removes clear coat and paint, it should remove unwanted wax, which is the top layer over clear coast and paint.
 

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the issue with using polish to remove wax is the wax builds up on the pads and clogs it. then you have a mix of polish and wax which isnt what you want. the dawn cuts the wax and removes it
 
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