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Old 05-28-2004, 04:42 PM   #1
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So I used some Gold Class this weekend with the applicator, and I used too much wax on the applicator, does anyone know of a good way to clean it? Dawn gets the stuff off your hands well but I dont want to contaminate the applicator.
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i put mine through the clothes washer!
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im not sure if I wanna do it, its LOADED with wax. Im used to using a part of an old tshirt that doesnt absorb anything, the applicator just kept absorbing it and I kept putting it on. When I was done I had to squeeze some of the leftover wax back into the bottle and I still had a ton left over.
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I sometimes have the same problem, but don't generally squeeze it back into the bottle. I just leave it wet, and put the applicator into a ziploc baggie. Ready to go the next time your doing a wax job.
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I sometimes have the same problem, but don't generally squeeze it back into the bottle. I just leave it wet, and put the applicator into a ziploc baggie. Ready to go the next time your doing a wax job.
This thing probably had a good part of the bottle still in it. I probably could have waxed another car or two.
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were you using the foam applicator that comes with GC?
i wouldn't think you could get that thing soaked with wax, but thats just me.
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yes, and yes its possible. It didnt even look like there was any wax on it, but when I squeezed it between my fingers it came pouring out.
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Wash with dawn? It strips wax.....
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I sometimes have the same problem, but don't generally squeeze it back into the bottle. I just leave it wet, and put the applicator into a ziploc baggie. Ready to go the next time your doing a wax job.
This thing probably had a good part of the bottle still in it. I probably could have waxed another car or two.
If you needed that much wax in the applicator to wax the last time, you'll probably have that much the next time too. It won't dry out in the ziploc, so it will be pre-wetted for the next time. Washing it out is just going to send perfectly fine wax down the drain.
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That'* whay I prefer paste wax!!
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