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Old 04-13-2006, 11:47 AM   #1
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Hi,

tomorrow I am planning on a full detail for my new M3. I have some Zaino products (clay, and polish, wash, etc).

My concern is removing any wax that the dealer may have put on before I picked it up.

I have read many bad things about using Dawn (which Zaino recommends), so I am wondering what i can use to get the wax off.

Will clay work by itself?

From searching I know that Klasse AIO, etc, will work but I need something I can buy local as I don't have time to order.

Any ideas?

Thanks much!
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Old 04-13-2006, 12:05 PM   #2
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Dawn works great. I wouldn't use it every day, but to remove wax, it is not going to hurt anything if you use it a couple times a year.
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Old 04-13-2006, 12:33 PM   #3
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Using dawn once in a while to strip off wax is ok, but generally speaking, avoid using it on a regular basis. Any chemical or abrasive polish will strip off any old wax left behind. There are plenty of options at the local store, I personally would probably go with 3M or certain Meguires polishes if you are looking to pick up locally.

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