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Old 05-26-2007, 09:21 AM   #1
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What are people'* thoughts on wax with a cleaner in it? I have a bottle of Mothers I was going to use. My paint isn't the best and there'* some clouding I'd like to get rid of. I was thinking of using a cleaner wax then following it up with a coat of Liquid Glass.
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I dont think its a wax that cleans as you describe but it is a cleaner that cleans wax.
Your paint is cloudy? Could this be swirls and spider cracks?
If that were my black car I would do a complete detail including clay bar, swirl remover, polish then wax.
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is the cloudiness oxidation? Maybe you could post a few pics.


I agreee with doing a whole surface treatment inlcuding claying it ( and use a real bar not the "liquid claybar"). After claying it try a good rubbing comound like the one made by 3M, you can find it at Walmart by the touch up paints in the automotive section, works awesome.
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Personally I love cleaner waxes.
example:


While they don't last all that long they do work nicely when used for the right stuff. Mr. toasty can speak on the scratches I removed with that stuff....so can my dad.

From your desciription I would suggest a good wash, then a clay bar for the whole car, follow that with a polish. Then wax it.

If that doesn't get it out then either you will be looking at a lot of hand buffing or should consider having the car professionally buffed (assuming you dont have a power buffer)
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be careful, i used that chit on my fireturd and i got some on the taillights. clouded the plastic on them some.
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Thanks all. You're probably right. The car is crying out for a waxing of any kind. I've got a fair number of "usage" scratches here and there, no spider cracks yet. I'll play with it this week and see what happens. I saw 95SLE and 1993SLE doing a clay bar treatment at NEBF last week. I'll have to give it a try.
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I saw 95SLE and 1993SLE doing a clay bar treatment at NEBF last week. I'll have to give it a try.
Once you do you'll be hooked. It'* pretty easy too, my wife and I claying together can get the Grand Cherokee done in 10 minutes
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I saw 95SLE and 1993SLE doing a clay bar treatment at NEBF last week. I'll have to give it a try.
Once you do you'll be hooked. It'* pretty easy too, my wife and I claying together can get the Grand Cherokee done in 10 minutes
If I can teach my sister how to clay....anyone can learn how to clay bar a car
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I saw 95SLE and 1993SLE doing a clay bar treatment at NEBF last week. I'll have to give it a try.
Once you do you'll be hooked. It'* pretty easy too, my wife and I claying together can get the Grand Cherokee done in 10 minutes
If I can teach my sister how to clay....anyone can learn how to clay bar a car
Do you use water or a solution with the clay?
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Karl:
Just use water with about 10 drops of dish washing soap in a spray bottle. It will work just fine. It is better to have too much water than not enough.
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