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      04-10-2013, 07:50 PM   #1
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product to use to clean residue/oils off between polish and final seal/wax

I read some folks are using IPA (not sure what that stands for to be honest!) to remove excess polish residues before they put their final carnuba wax or sealants on. What are some good brands/options? I've always just did an old-skool wash before putting the final seal down. But, maybe there is a better way?

Anyone try this Mezerna Top Inspection -500 stuff?
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ipa is an acronym for isopropyl alcohol. It's also commonly known as rubbing alcohol. Most people who use it use the 99% or 70% versions appropriately cut with water (so that is is 50% alcohol/50% distilled water). As you mentioned, a re-wash is normally ok depending on the soap you use (use a soap without a wax in a concentrated dilution). If you don't want to re-wash common products are ipa/water, carpro eraser, prepsol, or even some window cleaners (ammonia window cleaners kill polishing oils).

The guy I use washed the car with a product called hi temp prep wash (which is a soap made for removing oils), then wiped down with carpro eraser.
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I read some folks are using IPA (not sure what that stands for to be honest!) to remove excess polish residues before they put their final carnuba wax or sealants on. What are some good brands/options? I've always just did an old-skool wash before putting the final seal down. But, maybe there is a better way?

Anyone try this Mezerna Top Inspection -500 stuff?
I did a 42oz. spray bottle of 80% 91% IPA and topped the rest with water. Removed left over polish that I may have missed. Prior to using it, I have sealed the waxed and noticed under some light I could see a spot here or there where I missed the polish on wipe down.
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I personally use a 50/50 diluted IPA solution to wipe down any polishing oils before using any LSP.

I also see a lot of people using chemical guys citrus wash before their LSP to strip any left over oils instead of using IPA
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Thanks Guys...good info.
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Lots of times I don't use IPA and follow straight with a sealant or wax. I'll clean polishing oils off a test spot, but if it checks out, I won't do it on every panel/section.
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I read some folks are using IPA (not sure what that stands for to be honest!) to remove excess polish residues before they put their final carnuba wax or sealants on. What are some good brands/options? I've always just did an old-skool wash before putting the final seal down. But, maybe there is a better way?

Anyone try this Mezerna Top Inspection -500 stuff?
I've used the Menzerna SIP followed by SF4000, then the Einszett sealant, then caranuba wax. I switched out the Einszett sealent with the Menzerna Power lock/sealent...super impressed. Another product for you to check out. I don't know who you deal with, per detailing products, but contacting Phil at Detailer's Domain has always been very helpful for me. He's super responsive and super knowledgable.
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^Glanz wax? That was one of the first things I bought years ago. Thought the stuff was great, super easy on/off, but think the newer sealants have surpassed it.
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^Glanz wax? That was one of the first things I bought years ago. Thought the stuff was great, super easy on/off, but think the newer sealants have surpassed it.
Sealants have far surpassed waxes but the price point and ease of application and so on for waxes make it a favorite for some. I rather take long protection than minimal protection/high gloss personally
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It's a bit of a misnomer, but always thought of glanz wax as a sealant. There may be some carnauba in there, but pretty much a sealant I thought.
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It's a bit of a misnomer, but always thought of glanz wax as a sealant. There may be some carnauba in there, but pretty much a sealant I thought.
it's in the name lol anyways here is an article for some i found awhile back that i thought was pretty interesting.

http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/...n-results.html
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