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    Re: going to try coating my car

    Thanks for everyone's reply's...what do you recommend for a polish....LOl I am 79 years old LOL I might be 80 before I finish

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    Re: going to try coating my car

    Let's suppose he only wants to add the coating, not caring if there are some marring/swirls underneath. Then I'm thinking Prep-all used by body shops would probably remove the sealant completely and leave the surface ready for the coating. Of course claying would still be a must and iron-x probably also a good idea. The clay process might add marring to the paint, in addition to whatever may be there already, but if you don't have a polisher and don't want to deal with that, the wax and grease remover might just be enough to remove the sealant. The solutions we normally use aren't strong enough for that but maybe a body shop level product could do it.

    Just a thought, maybe others want to chime in on this idea in case this is your preferred route.

    Are you opposed to having someone professionally do it? We know it's much more money but if you end up going the direction most of us here do, you'd end up buying a lot of stuff and to do it on just this car it might not be worth the investment.
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    Re: going to try coating my car

    That is a good point. Well Loach aka WaxMode has success using this from Poorboys on his videos to either remove or degrade waxes and sealants. Perhaps this would be a good option.

    Poorboy?s World Strip Down Wax Stripper

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    Re: going to try coating my car

    ...I have purchased most items already....hopefully I can send pictures when I am finished...Thanks again everyone

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    Re: going to try coating my car

    Loach turned me onto Prep-All and I think it’s a great idea. Maybe 2-3 panel wipes with that. Great idea from Bsoares.

    Way easier than polishing for weekendwarrior.

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    Re: going to try coating my car

    Quote Originally Posted by The Guz View Post
    That is a good point. Well Loach aka WaxMode has success using this from Poorboys on his videos to either remove or degrade waxes and sealants. Perhaps this would be a good option.

    Poorboy?s World Strip Down Wax Stripper
    I believe it was right before I prepped car for the SPS, gave this a try after seeing Loach video. Car had 2 yrs, 42k miles on the coating that I was removing.

    It did *something* to the surface; passenger side untouched, driver side after StripDown: Poorboys StripDown - YouTube

    I think driver side felt squeaky clean afterwards; did it remove anything or is it the 'Dawn effect'...dunno.

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    Re: going to try coating my car

    who makes prep all

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    Re: going to try coating my car

    Quote Originally Posted by The Guz View Post
    That is a good point. Well Loach aka WaxMode has success using this from Poorboys on his videos to either remove or degrade waxes and sealants. Perhaps this would be a good option.

    Poorboy?s World Strip Down Wax Stripper
    This an prep-all took care of TLC2 . It was on about a 6 months. Waiting for delivery today of Adams New spray coating.

    Watching Wax mode go this route.

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    Re: going to try coating my car

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    who makes prep all
    Kleen Strip Prep-All. I bought the gallon of the liquid (non-Spray) for like $23.

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    Re: going to try coating my car

    Quote Originally Posted by weekendwarrior View Post

    this is my plan....

    wash with Wolfgang SIO2 wash
    Mothers clay bar
    Blackfire paint prep
    Blackfire black ceramic coating

    my car is a 2019..

    I been using wolfgang sealant....so the paint looks good ...

    Quote Originally Posted by weekendwarrior View Post
    Thanks for everyone's reply's...what do you recommend for a polish....LOl

    I am 79 years old LOL I might be 80 before I finish

    Just to chime in...

    Like others have stated - because you've been using a synthetic paint sealant on the car - the only way to ensure 100% all of it is removed so "it" (the sealant), doesn't prevent the coating from bonding to the paint is to mechanically abrade the paint - with a polish - and this will remove 100% of the previously applied synthetic paint sealant.

    Then you can use the BLACKFIRE Paint Prep and wipe the car down followed by installing or applying the coating.


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    Since starting this thread - have you purchased a polish?


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