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Old 05-07-2013, 03:37 PM   #1
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Need advise on strip washing

I have been neglecting my car a bit and need to do a full detail. When I purchased it I did not use iron x prior to clay and I want to do this this time around. So how would you go about removing all the wax/glaze and sealant that you put down on the car?

Just apc in your wash media and foam gun with a traditional two bucket wash or do you have other suggestions.

After I strip the car and use iron x on the paint I want to clay and wax it. But I would like to do this extremely well so any thoughts and processes that work for you pros would be helpful.
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Old 05-07-2013, 03:58 PM   #2
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APC in the water will do the trick. If you want to do a panel at a time, you can use Isopropyl Alcohol - diluted in a spray bottle.
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APC in your car wash solution. I usually do about 3oz to the 5 gallon mixture + whatever dilution your car wash soap usually is. Between this and clay most everything is stripped.

Or as trm2 mentioned you can strip 1 panel at a time with isopropyl alcohol and a microfiber towel. Either method is acceptable.
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:32 PM   #5
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APC in your car wash solution. I usually do about 3oz to the 5 gallon mixture + whatever dilution your car wash soap usually is. Between this and clay most everything is stripped.

Or as trm2 mentioned you can strip 1 panel at a time with isopropyl alcohol and a microfiber towel. Either method is acceptable.
Dylan with the isopropyl alcohol do you dilute it with water and if so what is the ratio?
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Personally I'd use no more than a 10-15% solution. This ration will depend on the IPA you pick up. You can find usually anywhere from 30%-100%. If its 100 then use a 1-2oz of IPA for every 10 oz of liquid ratio.

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ec thanks for the good information
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thanks to all that responded. I did a dawn dish soap and apc foam bath. Then a dawn and apc two bucket wash followed by some Iron-cut and another foam blast and wash.

I think i lowered the level of lake michigan today with all the rinsing but from what ive read you dont want to leave any iron cut anywhere.....

im on to claying i will post pics soon
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