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Hi all

Can anyone explain why you have to remove wax prior to

fitting door protectors etc,also what is the best thing to get the wax off

cheers for any help......

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Hi all

Can anyone explain why you have to remove wax prior to

fitting door protectors etc,also what is the best thing to get the wax off

cheers for any help......

Removal of wax/polish is to allow the adhesive tape to bond directly with the painted surface. If the wax is left it forms a barrier and the trims will peel off as the wax breaks down.

I believe body shops use Isopropyl alchohol [Auto factors sell it I think]

Personally I use white spirit on a clean soft cloth.

DO NOT use cellulose thinners as it will dissolve the paint surface :eek:

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I use lighter fuel.. you can also use a little petrol, but be carefull.

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Would T Cut do it ?

'T' cut is quite abrasive - it will remove the surface layer.

Not recommended and the residue would still need to be removed by the isopropyl alchohol or white spirit etc.

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Hi all

Can anyone explain why you have to remove wax prior to

fitting door protectors etc,also what is the best thing to get the wax off

cheers for any help......

My favourite tipple for this kind of job is Panel Cleaner. I get it in 1 litre cans from my local car bodyshop supplies outlet. It removes wax AND silicone ( far more difficult ).

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Hi all

Can anyone explain why you have to remove wax prior to

fitting door protectors etc,also what is the best thing to get the wax off

cheers for any help......

My favourite tipple for this kind of job is Panel Cleaner. I get it in 1 litre cans from my local car bodyshop supplies outlet. It removes wax AND silicone ( far more difficult ).

Pretty sure Panel cleaner is 50% IPA [not the Greene King kind :rolleyes: ] Printers use it by the bucket load :thumbsup:

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Hi all

Can anyone explain why you have to remove wax prior to

fitting door protectors etc,also what is the best thing to get the wax off

cheers for any help......

My favourite tipple for this kind of job is Panel Cleaner. I get it in 1 litre cans from my local car bodyshop supplies outlet. It removes wax AND silicone ( far more difficult ).

Pretty sure Panel cleaner is 50% IPA [not the Greene King kind :rolleyes: ] Printers use it by the bucket load :thumbsup:

My Chemist pal said he thought it was a weak acid in a solvent which ties in with your own thoughts about IPA. Another bit of random information to clog up the hard disk between my ears :blink:

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Hi all

Can anyone explain why you have to remove wax prior to

fitting door protectors etc,also what is the best thing to get the wax off

cheers for any help......

My favourite tipple for this kind of job is Panel Cleaner. I get it in 1 litre cans from my local car bodyshop supplies outlet. It removes wax AND silicone ( far more difficult ).

Pretty sure Panel cleaner is 50% IPA [not the Greene King kind :rolleyes: ] Printers use it by the bucket load :thumbsup:

My Chemist pal said he thought it was a weak acid in a solvent which ties in with your own thoughts about IPA. Another bit of random information to clog up the hard disk between my ears :blink:

Yup, we're on the same wavelength on this one I think Chris.

One thing to consider is that it's really good at taking off grease and residues but it evapourates quickly and thus leaves you a greasy cloth pretty quickly so you need to keep turning a new cloth face to the surface being cleaned or you end up smearing the contaminents back on again.

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Hi all

Can anyone explain why you have to remove wax prior to

fitting door protectors etc,also what is the best thing to get the wax off

cheers for any help......

My favourite tipple for this kind of job is Panel Cleaner. I get it in 1 litre cans from my local car bodyshop supplies outlet. It removes wax AND silicone ( far more difficult ).

I knew a guy who favoured panel cleaner - he's dead now. Burnt his stomach up. :crybaby:

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IPA also evaporates completely leaving no residue ( as does Panel Wipe ) - always handy not to have to clean the gunk up afterwards

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thanks for all your help guys,was going to get some meths but my wife thinks its for me to drink ha ha...

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If you're struggling to buy IPA solution send me your address by PM and I will stick a small bottle in the post to you :thumbsup:

Add APC or small drop of fairy liquid into your wash bucket. clay could also be used or a mixture of both

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