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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-24-2006, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
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Caked-on wax removal

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I just received an otherwise gorgeous and pristine S4 Spider, but the assorted gaps, cracks, crevices and raised letters of the assorted elements of the assorted lenses are CAKED with ancient wax. I'd rather not have to take a brush to the paint if I absolutely didn't have to.

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Try warming it up with a hairdryer and removing it with a soft cloth and/or Q-tips.

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Try warming it up with a hairdryer and removing it with a soft cloth and/or Q-tips.
I have had success with a soft bristle tooth brush and Q-tips after warming with the hair dryer. Sometimes a tooth pick for the really tiny inbetweens.

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You could also put a MF cloth around a credit card or similar to remove wax from between panels
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Thanks!

I'm gonna be at this a LOOOOOOOONG time. Seriously, this car is so caked with wax you'd think it was used for 4-wheelin' through puddles of carnauba.

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Joe:

Griot's Garage makes a dried on wax remover that works fairly well. It comes in one of those bottles with the foam tip like shoe polish. It won't work miracles but it might make the job easier.

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I agree. Use a wax remover, like 3M make one and apply on all wax dryed spots. Then carefuly rewax the entire car or where you removed the wax. Masking tape the parts, so it ll prevent you from the same situation with dried up wax

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