Detailing Tips On Removing Excess Wax Etc

Discussion in 'Detailing & Cleaning' started by TheDarkKnight, Sunday 3rd Aug, 2014.

  1. TheDarkKnight Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Its a perennial bug bear of mine, partly my own fault for going OTT on the wax and other cleaning products.

    Beyond shoving a soft cloth in various crevices which is slow and laborious, does anyone have any tips they can share as to what they do to remove excess detailing products etc?
     
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  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Ear buds dipped in IPA the alcohol based ones will pick the wax easily.
     
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  3. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    A soft, long bristle paintbrush gets in between body panels, round door handles etc.
    A soft, short bristle brush works well on other bits of trim.
     
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  4. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Oh, @TheDarkKnight, forgot to say, the tip about shoe polish worked well. The liquid and solid wax last about the same time. The former being easier/quicker to apply.
     
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  6. TheDarkKnight Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Thanks for the advice chaps. I know I need to prep better then I wouldn't have such overkill on clean up to do. My own fault!

    Ran out of HD Wax, bought some more this morning. My arms will tell you how awesome the car looks! Sorry, no pics (yet) though.

    Nels - glad the shoe polish trick worked for you. Its a cheap and easy way to restore black colouring to a deep shine once buffed out.
     
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  7. Phil P Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Just posted in another thread on this

    Autoglym Bumper and Trim Gel. Awesome

    Phil
     
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  8. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    I used to use boot poilish on motorcycle tyres in the 90's there werent any tyre dressing products then..LOL
     
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