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Old 09-04-2005, 06:35 PM   #1
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Default How do I get my Bonnie'* bod preped for Liquid Glass?

I have two Bonnies..a black 98SE and a black 97SSEi. I want to give Liquid Glass a shot. So how do I take the wax off of these two beautys before I apply Liquid Glass? Anything else I should do to the body before applying Liquid Glass? BTW...what car wash detergent do you recommend to wash with?
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use Dish Soap to strip all the old wax off, let the car dry and apply the wax in a cool place

i like the Meguiars Car wash personally
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My luck with Liquid glass wasn't so good. Made water-like stains that only came off with NXT wax. Couldn't even scratch them off with my fingernail.
I also found the NXT had a better gloss and left the paint feeling smoother.

I know Will and others have had outstanding luck.
I will say though, that I went to a do it yourself bay for the pre-wax wash. I didn't use dish soap or anything to remove the old wax. Maybe that was why.

I wish you luck ...if your luck with it is as good as Will'* you will have two gorgeous Bonnevilles (not that you don't already).
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Use Dawn dish soap and a clay bar to properly prep the paint for any new types of coatings.

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What is a 'clay bar'?
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What is a 'clay bar'?
piece of clay that you rub on the paint with lubricant to take off any impurities such as tar and stuff stuck in the paint...

i would use mothers or meguiars, but this is the best pic i could find

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harofreak00, thanks for the info. What type of soap/detergent do you use to wash your SSEi on a weekly basis? Is dish soap too harsh to use weekly?
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Yes, dish soap takes the polish and wax off.
Polish and waxing after every weekly wax would get old fast.
If you enjoy washing at home I suggest going to your local parts store (Advance, Autozone, Auto Value, NAPA, Checker, Wal-Mart, etc....) and get something like Mequiars or Mothers Auto wash.
Cheap and it works wonders on a fresh wax.
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Personally I don't use soap to wash at all. Just high pressure water hose and a soft spong. For the glass I use a damp microfiber cloth and flanel cloth to dry the windows.
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Default Re: How do I get my Bonnie'* bod preped for Liquid Glass?

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I have two Bonnies..a black 98SE and a black 97SSEi. I want to give Liquid Glass a shot. So how do I take the wax off of these two beautys before I apply Liquid Glass? Anything else I should do to the body before applying Liquid Glass? BTW...what car wash detergent do you recommend to wash with?
you know what I use, I use Nufinish - the best stuff on the market even the consumers buyers guide recommends it among all waxes. I use that and Meguires #5 Show car glaze. You need sunglasses to look at my car on a sunny day because of the bright white paint job its blinding.
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