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Discussion in 'Detailing' started by tanuie, Oct 16, 2018.
If you use washing up liquid will it get rid of all previous wax used on the car.
In theory yes but this said so would a strong solution of some Car shampoos anyway.
When you clay or polish a car it will remove any pre-applied waxes or sealants anyway though.
What was the reason you asked mate? Just for context
Washing up liquid also contains salt, harmful to car paint..
I read somewhere that if you used washing up liquid it would get rid of the old wax. I intend to clay the car anyway then polish it, many thanks for the reply.
But it lasts twice as long.
If you are going to clay it anyway that will take everything off the surface rest for polish
Hi, washing up liquid contains A LOT OF SALT, don't use it. It sneaks through seams, behind trim and chances are you won't get rid of it all.
By the be, it a good anti fungal if you have toadstools in your lawn, but apart from that keep it confined to the kitchen sink
My brother used it a few times back in the day (before we knew better) on a car and within weeks, lovely brown patches developed / were enhanced
The Salt content is substantial (just think how much you add to dishwashers these days to get a similar finish....)
Don't use in screenwash either. Keep it in the kitchen!
Dishwasher tabs any better?
Fairies have lacy wings, and now we all know why, lol. Used washing up liquid once, when I was desperate, and know no better, but as others have said, avoid at all costs on your pride and joy. If you clay bar as you intend, then job done
Salt is a good moss killer if you have a brick paved drive prone to moss in the joints. I had a half a bag of rock salt left over last winter so I spread it all over my north facing drive. It's done an excellent job of keeping the drive moss free.
Clay bar the paintwork, then Panel Wipe, should be good to go then.
What's in panel wipe ?
IPA (usually) impregnated cloth/tissue
What is panel wipe - DetailingWiki, the free wiki for detailers
80 Grit wet and dry is good for removing old wax etc
Driving home last Friday storm Callum was blowing sand off the beach at 60mph right into the side of my car for about a mile.
Should I do a special wash?
If you intend to subsequently clay, polish, seal, wax then not really an issue.
If solely to wash and dry - then avoid, unless going for the "rat look"
That's amazing , a bit like WD40 , Indian Pale Ale has many uses .
Can vouch personally for nail polish remover
( acetone ) .
Any time mate.
Sounds like you just need to wash as normal and the clay/polish will remove any current protection ready for a new coat.
You are right though Fairy Liquid would strip wax but I think that’s more an advisory for not using it as a car shampoo than anything. The process you have lined up will do nicely.
Make sure you post up the results.