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Old 10-21-2012, 04:01 PM   #1
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Removing wax

I have a lot of wax caked up under my spoiler and other areas on the car. I want to know what to use without damaging the paint.
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Old 10-21-2012, 04:06 PM   #2
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I have taken the back tab off a memo pad and slid the edge in the areas where wax gets trapped and had good results. The memo pad back tabs are soft cardboard paper. A soft bristle toothbrush works too.
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Old 10-21-2012, 04:06 PM   #3
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I have a lot of wax caked up under my spoiler and other areas on the car. I want to know what to use without damaging the paint.
Try a cotton swab soaked in an all purpose cleaner.

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Old 10-21-2012, 04:30 PM   #4
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Will the ap cleaner discolor or weaken the clearcoat? I'll give the cardboard a try. Thanks
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Old 10-21-2012, 05:09 PM   #5
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Will the ap cleaner discolor or weaken the clearcoat? I'll give the cardboard a try. Thanks
No. It's much safer than scraping at it with cardboard or a toothbrush imo

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Old 10-21-2012, 05:35 PM   #6
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Thanks for your input, I'll get after it next weekend before she's locked up for storage.
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try wraping a credit card or an old hotel room key with a soft microfiber towel. it's great for getting into cracks and hard to reach places. dampen with detail spray or all purpose cleaner if needed
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:28 AM   #8
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try wraping a credit card or an old hotel room key with a soft microfiber towel. it's great for getting into cracks and hard to reach places. dampen with detail spray or all purpose cleaner if needed
I do this as well sometimes. If it's still too small, then sometimes I just use the credit card on its own.
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