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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old May 10th, 20, 6:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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Dried other peoples wax

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I’m looking for some tips on how to remove dried wax from small cracks and areas such as cowl vents, previous owner got a little carried away with product. Thanks in advance for any help
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When I get overzealous with the wax, this is what I do. Assuming you don't have big fingers, you will have to get in there with a clean rag and your fingernail. Fold the rag into a small point or at least a size that works for the place in question. You could also try a small brush with a foam tip. Another thing that really helps is a spot detailer spray, like something Meguiars sells. I find it is pretty good for getting those leftover wax-filled seams when done with a rag as described, it really improves the results or reduces the time. No matter what though, some elbow grease will be required. Not a lot of strength, but just manual labor.

After going through all that I am willing to bet that you will be very mindful of the work it takes when wax does into crevices. You have my sympathy.

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Just some ideas. Paint brush-- Cut the bristles short, Soft tooth brush, Q-Tips, Paint sticks broken to the correct width,, wrap with a soft cloth, soft sponge, Etc,Etc.
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Business cards get into the areas as well, if they are of the heavier sort.
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Soft toothbush and spray quick detailer is in my detail bag.

Nice and easy strokes, side to side.

DON'T do it dry.
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Thanks for the advice so far, I was really hoping that someone could clue me in to some kind of product that will remove the stubborn dried on white residue, especially in between the grille bars in the cowl area
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Thanks for the advice so far, I was really hoping that someone could clue me in to some kind of product that will remove the stubborn dried on white residue, especially in between the grille bars in the cowl area
Ummm, I think they did.
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Tighten it till it strips and back it off a quarter turn.
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Thanks Al I’ll read over again
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The Chemical Guys Wax and Oil Remover is a good product also.
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get a set of detailing brushes too, really helps the small hard to get areas..

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These work great for most kinds of detail cleaning:


. Stiff enough to scrub out stubborn gunk, soft enough not to scratch paint.

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Griot's Garage "Bug & Smudge Remover" spray will cut through anything and not harm the paint. I use it all the time...great stuff!
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