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    Old wax!

    Is it true that DAWN Dishwasher soap will remove wax from the car?
    Would you recommend several washings prior to a base wax coat?

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    Re: Old wax!

    No, it isn't.

    But clay and machine polishing will remove wax.
    It is no coincidence that man's best friend cannot talk.

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    Re: Old wax!

    I use a “coating prep soap”. Which i feel remove sealants and waxes very well, atleast on my coated car.

    It an Alkaline soap. I snow foam, let dwell, rinse then bucket wash... then wash again. All with the prep soap. Does a good job of removing and or breaking down...


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    Re: Old wax!

    Quote Originally Posted by selkov View Post
    Is it true that DAWN Dishwasher soap
    will remove wax from the car?
    I don’t believe that Proctor & Gamble (P&G)
    manufactures a dishwasher detergent under
    the Dawn product-line umbrella.

    But, if I’m not mistaken, in an emergency situation:
    I believe that a person can use a couple drops of
    Dawn dishwashing detergent—combined with some
    baking soda—in the dishwasher’s “soap dispenser”,
    and have sparkling clean dishes as a result thereof.


    Quote Originally Posted by selkov View Post
    Would you recommend several washings
    prior to a base wax coat?
    •As alluded to above, Dawn is a product of
    Procter & Gamble (P&G).
    -P&G has this to say about using
    it to wash cars:

    ”Your car surface and the dirt that gets on it
    are a lot different from the food soils and dishes
    that dishwashing liquids clean effectively.
    We don't recommend them for cleaning your car.”


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    •Due to the above P&G information:
    -I don’t ever use Dawn, or similar dishwashing
    liquids, to wash my vehicles.
    -Likewise: I will not recommend that you
    use Dawn for car-washing purposes.


    Editorial:
    Q. If it would actually be fine and well to wash
    cars with Dawn, then why wouldn't P&G say
    to go ahead and use it for that purpose?

    IMO:
    -Hugely successful companies, such as P&G,
    don’t become that way by turning away revenue.


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    Re: Old wax!

    Quote Originally Posted by FUNX650 View Post
    I don’t believe that Proctor & Gamble (P&G)
    manufactures a dishwasher detergent under
    the Dawn product-line umbrella.

    But, if I’m not mistaken, in an emergency situation:
    I believe that a person can use a couple drops of
    Dawn dishwashing detergent—combined with some
    baking soda—in the dishwasher’s “soap dispenser”,
    and have sparkling clean dishes as a result thereof.



    •As alluded to above, Dawn is a product of
    Procter & Gamble (P&G).
    -P&G has this to say about using
    it to wash cars:

    ”Your car surface and the dirt that gets on it
    are a lot different from the food soils and dishes
    that dishwashing liquids clean effectively.
    We don't recommend them for cleaning your car.”


    ****************************************

    •Due to the above P&G information:
    -I don’t ever use Dawn, or similar dishwashing
    liquids, to wash my vehicles.
    -Likewise: I will not recommend that you
    use Dawn for car-washing purposes.


    Editorial:
    Q. If it would actually be fine and well to wash
    cars with Dawn, then why wouldn't P&G say
    to go ahead and use it for that purpose?

    IMO:
    -Hugely successful companies, such as P&G,
    don’t become that way by turning away revenue.


    Bob
    Ahhhh....... But is Dawn known to have any effect on "Dog Dish" hubcaps??
    It is no coincidence that man's best friend cannot talk.

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    Re: Old wax!

    With so many CAR washing/shampoo products out there, why would one even consider something like Dawn?
    Treat it like it's the only one in the world.

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    Re: Old wax!

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulMys View Post
    Ahhhh....... But is Dawn known to have any effect on "Dog Dish" hubcaps??
    And it softens your hands while you do the dishes!


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    Re: Old wax!

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulMys View Post
    Ahhhh.......
    But is Dawn known to have any
    effect on "Dog Dish" hubcaps??
    ^^^ : i dunno: ‘bout that. ^^^^


    •But I do know that for cleaning any
    “Flying Saucer wheel covers...
    -I use Alien Kleen”.

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    -Because, (as Klasse Act would concur):
    “it truely cleans out of this world!”

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    Re: Old wax!

    If you want to chemically strip with no abraisives you'll need the following steps.

    Acid ( like a water spot remover)
    Alkaline( like an APC)
    Solvent( like any panel prep)

    On that order

    100% sure way is still polish though

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    Re: Old wax!

    Here’s an alkaline soap for cheap.
    DP Coating Prep Wash

    Which wax are you trying to remove? How long since it was applied?

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