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Old 01-24-2020, 10:35 AM   #1
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Wax removal from XPel

Wondering if anyone has a good method for removing built up wax along the seems of XPel. I've tried using a toothbrush with some detail spray and it really didnt do much. Perhaps there's a wax remover that could be used that wouldnt harm the bond of the Xpel to the car ?
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Old 01-24-2020, 10:37 AM   #2
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There are wax removers but they down't work that well. I would use a soft goats hair brush and car wash shampoo foam.
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Old 01-24-2020, 12:48 PM   #3
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Thanks, i'll give that a try but it may need something with a little more oomph. The wax has been there for a bit and dried up pretty hard
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Old 01-24-2020, 12:58 PM   #4
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Thanks, i'll give that a try but it may need something with a little more oomph. The wax has been there for a bit and dried up pretty hard
Dried wax from previous detailers is something that I deal with frequently. I have several little tools that I useto physically remove it. Slick Stixx, plastic scrapers, brushes, pink erasers, etc.

All you can really do is try to soften it up first with soap or a dried wax remover. Some of those dried wax removers WILL swirl up the paint if you get it on the paint. That's the main reason I don't like them. Griots, Chemical Guys and others make Wax Remover, and Plastic Trim Cleaners for dried wax. I have the best luck just softening it with soap and scrubbing with a microfiber or brush.
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Old 01-24-2020, 01:10 PM   #5
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A very soft painter’s horsehair brush And diluted 50/50 rubbing alcohol/water....
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Old 01-26-2020, 07:36 AM   #6
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I use prep spray and a small soft-bristle detail brush or microfiber. Sometimes rinseless is enough to break it up.
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Old 01-28-2020, 02:54 PM   #7
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Thanks guys, I ordered a couple of brushes and will give it a try.
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