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Old 08-11-2008, 08:17 PM
MashupMark MashupMark is offline
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Originally Posted by zentenn View Post
2) Can you use any dish washing detergent to remove the old wax, or does it have to be Dawn? I've been told using the clay removes the wax, so why do you need Dawn?
Just a note to this point... From personal experience you should NEVER use washing detergent (the same you wash dishes with, I presume this is what you mean!) on your car.

I used to do it all the time on my old cars, till I had a bad reaction with washing liquid and wax!

The strong alkalis used in washing detergent kills most wax, but in my case, it react under the wax in what appeared as large white smears and swirls.

Its a mistake I'll never make again and hopefully can serve as a warning for anyone else out there
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