Removing wax

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Removing wax

Post by Root Beer Stand » Mon Jun 15th, 2009 3:29

Messed up last weekend. Our daughter needed a few bucks so I let her wash and wax "Lucille"
Never really looked at her well till yesterday and it looks she waxed over a lot water spots from our hard water, dried soap or dirt.
Affraid to rub them out as the original paint looks great for 60 years old but is getting pretty thin.
What could I use to remove all the wax without hurting the old paint or chrome?
Think she used Nu Finish if that makes any difference

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Re: Removing wax

Post by roughn3ck » Wed Jun 17th, 2009 1:39

would a buffer work i wonder and some rubbing compound? maybe if used lightly so not to buff to much out

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Re: Removing wax

Post by Root Beer Stand » Fri Jun 19th, 2009 4:52

Thanks rough but not sure I want to buff "lucillle" again. Her 60 year old paint is getting real thin....

Thinking Windex may cut the wax and not hurt the paint?

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Re: Removing wax

Post by Specialdeluxe » Fri Jun 19th, 2009 11:10

A degreaser, tar & bug remover product should remove the wax without doing any damage.
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Re: Removing wax

Post by Root Beer Stand » Sun Jun 21st, 2009 8:30

Will try that Paul. Our daughter is coming over in a while with the kids....
Think maybe her job? :D

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Re: Removing wax

Post by roughn3ck » Sun Jun 21st, 2009 9:37

yea stick it to her dad

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Re: Removing wax

Post by dsweidman » Wed Jun 24th, 2009 4:30

If you re-wash the car using dishwashing soap, such as "DAWN", it will remove the wax. Just rinse thoroughly and dry it well. Then re-wax as normal.

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