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Old 07-08-2010, 10:00 PM   #21
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Get a rotary buffer. You'll love it.



A rotary buffer is NOT for novice users.

And only people who have real experience with it, would know this.
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Old 07-08-2010, 10:27 PM   #22
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It's not as bad as people make it out to be. But I do agree that you should spend a lot of time with something that is not as powerful (Porter Cable) and gradually
move on to a rotary. An orbital will have a hard time removing defects.
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Old 07-09-2010, 02:35 PM   #23
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A rotary buffer is NOT for novice users.

And only people who have real experience with it, would know this.
Obviously you want to get a little practice on a beater, start out on a low setting and take your time with it, but a rotary buffer really isn't that hard to use... unless you're retarded.
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Old 07-09-2010, 03:40 PM   #24
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DO NOT use brake fluid or a razor blade. You also shouldn't need a rotary polisher. What works for me if this happens is applying more of the same wax. Do it in the shade, and make sure the car is cool to the touch. Then apply new wax, and buff it off after a few seconds. The solvents in the fresh wax should make the old wax soft again and thus easier to remove.
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Old 07-09-2010, 07:51 PM   #25
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DO NOT use brake fluid or a razor blade. You also shouldn't need a rotary polisher. What works for me if this happens is applying more of the same wax. Do it in the shade, and make sure the car is cool to the touch. Then apply new wax, and buff it off after a few seconds. The solvents in the fresh wax should make the old wax soft again and thus easier to remove.

Thank you!

I thought of this and it totally made sense that it would loosen up the old wax, but obviously wasn't sure.

I will make it a point to wax again ASAP and report back fo sho
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Old 07-09-2010, 11:42 PM   #26
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Thank you!

I thought of this and it totally made sense that it would loosen up the old wax, but obviously wasn't sure.

I will make it a point to wax again ASAP and report back fo sho
If you've driven the car in between make sure you give it a quick rewash so you don't cause any marring. Good luck and report back how it works out!
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Old 07-11-2010, 02:10 PM   #27
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removing hardened wax

you might try Klasse All-In-One cleaner/sealant. Although I have not been in your situation I have found AIO a very powerful cleaner for paint.
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Old 07-11-2010, 03:25 PM   #28
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Old 07-30-2010, 12:21 PM   #29
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I thought that if wax dried, sprinkle some water and rub off. it should come off.
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Old 08-08-2010, 03:08 PM   #30
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I used mineral spirits directly on paint to get off some tar, and it didn't hurt the paint.

I can't imagine that warm water and Dawn won't take it right off...if not, then its some bit&chin wax
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Old 08-10-2010, 10:49 AM   #31
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Have you tried putting another wax coat on it and buff off ?
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Old 08-11-2010, 08:26 AM   #32
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Have you tried putting another wax coat on it and buff off ?
seems like the most logical solution, but i just haven't had time to wax the car again since...

will update with a solution if/when i find one!
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Old 05-15-2013, 05:09 PM   #33
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how to remove over dried wax from car

I used a little lighter fluid, rubbed it in and let it dry then wiped it up with a magic eraser sponge which i purchased in the household cleaning section of walmart. Worked like a charm with minimal effort and left the car with a nice glossy shine....i was so grateful too because even an electric buffer wasn't touching it and i felt totally screwed...this sponge was also excellent for smoothing out light scratches which i applied a thin coat of wax over afterwards to make sure it was protected as the sponges are (even if they don't feel like it) lightly abrasive..
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:59 PM   #34
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I used a little lighter fluid, rubbed it in and let it dry then wiped it up with a magic eraser sponge which i purchased in the household cleaning section of walmart. Worked like a charm with minimal effort and left the car with a nice glossy shine...
This is surprising. A Mr. Clean magic eraser is the LAST thing I would let near my paint.
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:24 PM   #35
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Magic Eraser is melamine (very hard plastic) formed into tiny sharp branches. Imagine breaking a cafeteria plate and dragging the broken edge along your car's paint.
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Old 05-17-2013, 04:49 AM   #36
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Try another IPA wipedown, if that don't work use some all purpose cleaner like Optimum Powerclean.

If you haven't used a rotary and have some extra money, pickup a Flex polisher, it's both forced rotation and orbital, safe and works faster than a plain orbital.
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:06 AM   #37
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Re: Wax dried in the sun ... how to remove?

Have you tried nail dissolvant ? It works for glue wax from trees !

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Old 10-15-2014, 05:13 PM   #38
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How to get baked in wax off

I just purchased this car, and the good is all cloudy, I'm not positive that this cloudy affect is from wax being left to bake on, but can't imagine what else it could be..the clear coat isn't peeling so I don't think it's faded..at any rate any suggestions on how I might be able to get this back to good again is much appreciated
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Old 11-12-2014, 02:20 PM   #39
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That paint is beyond repair. Take it to a body shop and have it repainted.
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