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Polish cleaner - Acetone?

Discussion in 'Autocare, Detailing, Valet, Product reviews' started by Capra, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. Capra

    Capra Senior Member

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    I've not used this before waxing, is it a good idea to use?
     
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    Only if you want to strip your paint...
     
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    ok thanks, don't really want to do that.
     
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    It will get the polish off though ... for sure ;)

    I had a corporate lawyer back in Nassau - he wasn't a nice person, so the association was rather brief, anyway the chap would bed anything that moved (and probably some that didn't), so his wife decided one day to empty a sizeable bottle of pure acetone (she had a nail saloon) onto his brand new Caddy ... the look on his face, when we got out of his office - priceless!
     
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    I think you are thinking of IPA (ISO Propyl alcohol not beer!) as a wipedown Remove contaminants before applying more wax and probably after clay - lots of detailers do this, mine does certainly
     
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    Yes, that's it. Acetone, jeeeeeez. Thanks John.

    The wife would give up if she caught me throwing Ale of the car!!
     
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    MB’s are far too refined to have ale too...gin & tonic or Pimms :rolleyes:
     
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    Speak for yourself! ;)
    This wonderful brewery is just around the corner, and does fabulous IPA ... so I'm thinking about it, yes :p

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    Defintel no no!

    Some use IPA, and some use Panel Cleaner .

    But I would just Clay it. ( cleans off contaminates, gets it smoother and makes it 50% easier to Polish and Wax ... and as its smoother looks more glossy! )
    Then polish it , then wax it.

    Dont see the point of getting all the good stuff out of the paint.

    Some of the specialist machine polishers, apparrently want every trace of previous polish/ wax removed so their new polish or compounds work exactly as they expect i.e. uneffected by other waxes etc.
    I can see that logic but its way beyond my car cleaning remit.
     
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