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Is wiping sufficient?

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    August, 2012
Is wiping sufficient?
Posted by JMorgan on Friday, August 25, 2017 3:04 PM

After you polish a car, should you wash it instead of wiping since the polish is basically a solvent removing paint as you polish?

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Friday, August 25, 2017 3:27 PM

In the collision repair world, after buffing and polishing, we will wipe the cars down with a spray wax....

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    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, August 27, 2017 10:50 AM

In true polish, it is not the solvent that does the work, it is fine abrasive in an emulsion.  I just wipe it down, I find no need for water.


Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by JMorgan on Sunday, August 27, 2017 11:45 AM

Thanks for clearing that up, Don.


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