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Old 09-18-2009, 06:10 PM   #1
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stripping wax?

whats the best product to use to strip wax and sealant?
I have 303 Vinyl/leather cleaner and one of my friends says to dilute it 30 to 1 and it will strip wax and sealant perfectly and wont harm paint. what do you guys think? also what would you recommend? would you use this for wheels as well or something different to clean the wheels?

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Old 09-18-2009, 07:04 PM   #2
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paint right?

dawn dish soap. if not CG CWG will do the trick. A couple of ounces in a bucket will strip any previous sealant/paint safely. For regular maintenance washes, just put half an ounce or just a couple squirts in a bucket (=
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Yea, +1 on the CG cwg, that stuff is great at stripping wax if you dilute it right.

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Old 09-18-2009, 10:29 PM   #4
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A 50/50 dilution of IPA(91%)/Distilled Water and quality MF's will do the trick. It'll cost you all of $2 + the spray bottle. If I am not claying, this is what I use to remove any sealant/glaze/wax. I also use this between polishing stages to ensure a clean surface.
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I recommend Chemcial Guys Citrus Wash and Clear. Dawn can dry out rubber seals over time, but would be ok used sparingly.
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I use this, it works pretty well.

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Old 09-19-2009, 07:13 PM   #7
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Dawn Dishliquid will strip your wax and leave paint squeeeekky clean , just like right after when you brush your teeth... I hope everyone do brush their teeth at some point
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I would not use the 303 product for that task. The Chemical Guys Citrus Wash & Gloss - 16 oz is what I use while washing. A 50/50 mix of IPA will also work.

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Dawn works fine, I wouldn't buy a separate wash just to strip wax. If it had some laying Citrus Wash & Clear laying around I'd use that in a stronger dilution.
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