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Old April 7th, 2013, 05:13 PM
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Actually, its not the wax, but Mcguires[sic] #7 fine cut. Last fall I was buffing paint with this to clean paint and get rid of some imperfections. It helped some but it was the first time in almost 20 yrs I have been disappointed in their products. Getting to the passenger door, it seemed the stuff just wouldn't come off. I used a glaze and it seemed to have cleaned fairly well but not completely. Was waxing truck yesterday and today and got to pass dr. Had a new business wash truck Friday and I guess they missed door. Didn't notice until I had waxed half the white. Then I got to looking down the door and noticed the film is still there. Tried #7 again with a buffer and it just want come off. It is like the #7 dried. I'm thinking about using gas to wash that area down and quickly wash with soap and water. Any suggestions? I've used gas before on small areas lower down on the vehicle mainly to remove tar with no problems. It seems I need to strip whatever is on paint and then rewax.

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Try some rubbing alcohol?
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do not use alcohol, it will harm the clear

Kerosene may be the ticket, when in the service we would mix kerosene with water to remove bugs & dirt and it also leaves a wax type shine that repels water, it will make an old finish look like new

you may try lighter fluid in a small area


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Well I don't have clear. I think the original paint is acrylic enamel but I'm not for sure. I had a 62 Galaxie back in the 80's. You could wax and buff that thing and still pull paint off. (it was black) My uncle told me back then to wash it down in kerosene and it would shine like a new one but I never did. I forget those old ways. I'll try rubbing alcohol on a spot and if that don't work I'll go with the kerosene. Thanks guys.

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You may want to try a clay bar.

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Hadn't thought of that. I know I just didn't want to put another product on top of whats there.

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Quick update. I went out and tried some r/a on the door and it seems to be working. I could see the residue on the rag and looking down the dr, it seem to look better, It is just gonna take some rubbing.

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I don't see how the lowest percentage of Rubbing Alcohol will take clear coat off when Kerosene, Diesel, and Gasoline are harsher solvents.
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Pro detailers do use isopropyl cut 50% with water to prep surfaces for buffing, so that shouldn't be a problem. I'd start with 91% - a lot of the 70% sold as rubbing alcohol has lanolin in it which will leave its own residue.

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Well the rubbing alcohol seemed to work. I put a thin coat of wax on it until I decide to treat it with something else. Thanks for all the input.

1993 F150 XLT, 5.8 with E40D, Tow and Handling Package. Fully loaded from factory as truck was special order. Mods: Extang Snap on bed cover. 2" drop in rear, Six Liter Tuneup, NOS 66-72 Ford Air Foil Antenna, Planet Auto Red Ford Oval (grille). Diamond Clear Headlight Package, Bumper Guards, F350 Brake Conversion, Slotted/Drilled Front Rotors, 3 row alum radiator with Mk VIII elec fan. and much more to come!


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