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    Preparing for LSP?

    So when you guys get the itch to try a new product, but your surface is already perfect and covered with your favorite LSP, what do you use to clean or strip it down, with no paint correction needed, to play with the new LSP? If it matters, want to try out Wolfgang Fuzion.

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    Re: Preparing for LSP?

    IPA, Isopropyl alcohol diluted to approximately 12% to 20%.

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    Re: Preparing for LSP?

    Before totally stripping the entire
    vehicle of the existing LSP...

    I'd first:
    -pick out 1/2 section of a
    panel (hood/trunk lid); and,
    -use a very light polish (to
    remove the existing LSP from
    its surface); and, then:
    -apply the different LSP (Fusion)
    to see if I like it better than the
    other LSP.

    •If yes:
    -use the same polish to remove the
    rest of the existing LSP.
    -finish applying Fusion to the other
    panels' surfaces.

    •If no:
    -use the same polish to remove
    the Fusion from the 1/2 test panel
    -reapply the LSP that was previously
    on the test panel


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    Re: Preparing for LSP?

    Hey Bob, what's your opinion on paint cleansers to handle this task vs. a light polish? Something like McKee's Coating Prep Polish. Do you think it would be good in this situation?

    Maybe even better considering it doesn't contain abrasives like a polish and therefore no unnecessary rubbing away clearcoat. What do you think?


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    Re: Preparing for LSP?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eldorado2k View Post
    Hey Bob, what's your opinion on paint cleansers to handle this task vs. a light polish? Something like McKee's Coating Prep Polish. Do you think it would be good in this situation?

    Maybe even better considering it doesn't contain abrasives like a polish and therefore no unnecessary rubbing away clearcoat. What do you think?


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    I was wondering the same thing. If using a "paint cleanser" with a light polishing pad ( eg Lake Country green pad) would be sufficient to remove wax and/or sealant.

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    Re: Preparing for LSP?

    It depends on the paint cleanser. The micro abrasives ones clean up a lot better although pinnacle black label paint cleanser will do the job if you pair it with a pad with mild cut like green.

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    Re: Preparing for LSP?

    Quote Originally Posted by Back40Detailer View Post
    I was wondering the same thing.
    If using a "paint cleanser" with a
    light polishing pad ( eg Lake Country
    green pad) would be sufficient to
    remove wax and/or sealant.
    From my above posting in this thread:
    Quote Originally Posted by FUNX650 View Post
    I'd first:
    -...
    -use a very light polish (to
    remove the existing LSP from
    its surface);

    -...
    I've found out that the
    guaranteed way to "strip"
    all/any LSPs is via polishing.


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    Re: Preparing for LSP?

    Someone should do the community a favor and perform a few tests and post the results [with pics] to confirm the abilities of paint cleansers.


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    Re: Preparing for LSP?

    Guess I'll stick with what works then...205 on a white or black pad. Most likely a black pad if all I'm doing is cleaning up for a LSP. Maybe follow this with a 10% IPA wipe down...yea/no?

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    Re: Preparing for LSP?

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    I saw a man pursuing the horizon;
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    I was disturbed by this;
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    'It is futile', I said,
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